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The college's award-winning career mentoring and networking event, Access2Alumni connects undergraduate ARHU students with successful ARHU alumni to explore the variety of exciting and vital professional paths available to arts and humanities majors. Get career-ready at Access2Alumni.

Presented by the ARHU Chapter of the Alumni Association, the Access2Alumni event features insights and advice from a prominent keynote speaker followed by alumni-led breakout sessions where students can discuss their career goals and questions. Open to all ARHU students, regardless of major or year, Access2Alumni helps students chart a path forward with support and assistance from former ARHU students. 

Students - For career advising, contact Kate Juhl at
Alumni - For information and involvement, contact Greg Schofer at

2022 Alumni Participants

Night 1: Tuesday, April 12 • IN-PERSON

Carlos Acosta '85 English, '91 MA English | Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Associate Judge

Cynthia Alfaro '16 Communication | Apartment and Office Building Association, Manager of Communication

John Bertinatti '94 English | Verizon Wireless, Associate Director

Manique Buckmon '12 Art History | Art Works Now, Senior Director of Programs

Marguerita Cheng '91 East Asian Languages, '93 Business | Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Colburn '18 MFA Theatre | Flying V Theater, Artistic Lead

Marina Cooper '03 Communication | Johns Hopkins University, Assistant VP, Integrated Marketing and Brand Management

Ellen Coren '76 Speech | Chesapeake Public Strategies, President & CEO

Patty Cousins '87 English | Marriott International, Global Officer, HR Business Operations

Dan Cronin '90 Business, '92 MBA, '07 PhD Communication | Howard Hughes Medical Center VP, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, and Treasurer

Kevin Davis '02 English, '07 MA English | Caplin & Drysdale, Associate Attorney

Marie Diomi '18 History | JPMorgan Chase, Senior Communications Associate

Anne Fink '79 Design | Morgan Stanley, First Vice President–Wealth Management

Kenneth Goldsmith '90 English | American Bar Association, Senior Director for State Legislation

Artis Hicks '03 Communication | Culmen International, Grants Manager

Latoya Jenkins, '03 Communication | University of Maryland Eastern Shore, VP for Enrollment Management and Student Experience

Veda Johnson '11 Communication | U.S. Department of Commerce, Social Media Specialist

Eileen Kessler '75 English | Omnistudio, Inc., President

Jamie Lee, '13 English | Capital One Director, Tech Talent

David Leinwand '88 History | U.S. Department of State, Staff Attorney

Jessica Markham '02 English | Markham Law Firm, Attorney

Sherae McNeal '88 English | O'Guinn McNeal, Attorneys at Law, Partner

Lexi Neaman '13 Communication | Twitter Client Partner

Patrick Nelson '91 English | Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Vice President, Employee Experience

Noah Niederhoffer '14 Jewish Studies, Journalism | SiriusXM, Producer

Kerry O'Brien '09 Spanish and Government & Politics | The Glover Park Group, Vice President

Jeffrey Oguamanam '11 Communication | Under Armour, Lead Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Michael Olmert '62 English, '80 Ph.D. English | University of Maryland, Professor, Playwrite & Screenwriter

David Lloyd Olson '11 Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies, Theater J, Managing Director

Veronica Segovia '04 Communication | AARP, Senior Audience Manager, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Kate Slaugh '93 History | National Archives, Congressional Relations Specialist

Ryan Swann '06 Communication | Vanguard, Chief Data Analytics Officer

Matt Wasniewski '04 PhD History | U.S. House of Representatives, Historian

Jonathan Wilan, '94 History | Baker & McKenzie, Partner

Joseph D. Wilson, '84 Radio/TV/Film | Merrill Lynch, Vice President

Night 2: Wednesday, April 13 • VIRTUAL

Jordan Aaronson '16 American Studies | Penguin Random House, Marketing Manager

Kathryn Alper '11 Communication | Ketchum, Account Executive

Sara Archer '14 Linguistics | ChartMogul, Head of Sales

Stephen Barkanic '77 English | Business-Higher Education Forum, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Kaitlyn Belicose '08 Communication | Evoke KYNE, Senior Vice President

Deborah Buck '88 Design, Advertising | BankersWorksite, Director, Worksite Marketing & Operations

Stuart Carpey '83 English | Carpey Law, Attorney

Kathy Cowie '86 Design, Advertising | C-Squared Design, Creative Director & Partner

Tara Faulkner '92 Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies | Jones Lang LaSalle, Director, Growth Marketing

Elvin Fortuna '07 Philosophy | United States Army, Major

Carol Goldberg '62 Art | Carol Brown Goldberg Studio, Artist

Sabriyah Hassan '02 Spanish | The Banneker-Douglass Museum, Program Director

Joel Hinzman '93 English, '93 Radio Television and Film | Oracle, Senior Director, Government Affairs

Erin Hromada '04 MA History, Information Science | U.S. House of Representatives, Director, Office of the Historian

Matthew King '79 Music | Price Waterhouse, Consultant

Mika Malone '01 English | Meketa Investment Group, Managing Partner

Bruce Matez '86 English | BorgerMatez, Attorney

Amanda Marcus '11 Communication | Allison & Partners, Brand Innovation Group

Michael Marcus '11 Communication, Business | Colgate Palmolive Company, Associate Brand Manager

Elise Marengo '14 Spanish, '15 MA Education | Userpilot, Head of Customer Success

Christina Martin '04 Spanish, Business | SourceUP, Founder & CEO

Frank Mason '85 History | Jasco Inc., President & CEO

Katharine O'Toole '14 Communication | Tandem Sports & Entertainment, Manager, Communications

Alyssa Toro '91 Art, Graphic Design | Connelly Partners, Senior Partner/Executive Creative Director

Charlotte Triefus '88 Communication | Pure Earth, Co-Chair and Board Member

Chris Van Bravel '98 English | Marriot, VP Talent Acquisition Strategies & Solutions

2021 Access2Alumni Keynote Speakers




Past Keynote Speakers

2019: Jason Reynolds, author & poet
2018: Brett Wein, sales executive, SnapFish
2017: Michelle Singletary, columnist, The Washington Post
2016: Adam Shapiro, actor
2015: Cary Hatch, marketing executive, MDB Communications
2014: John Kelly, columnist, The Washington Post
2013: Domonique Foxworth, former NFL player and analyst, ESPN
2011: Norman Steinberg, producer, writer, director
2010: Harlan Weisman, healthcare executive, And-One Consulting 
2009: Gail Berman Masters, producer and entertainment executive, The Jackal Group
2008: David Baggett, CEO and software creator, INKY
2007: George Pelecanos, author

2019 Access2Alumni Photo Gallery

2019 Access2Alumni