University of Vermont

Washington D.C. Career Networking Night

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:00 - 8:00pm
Venable LLP, 575 7th St. NW, Washington, DC

Connect with UVM alumni representing a variety of career fields throughout Washington D.C.

  • Expand your professional network
  • Make connections in your field of interest
  • Learn how to network and job search effectively in Washington D.C.
  • Get advice from experienced professionals who live and work in the capital!

$10 registration fee. Professional dress. Light refreshments.

Register at Washington D.C. Networking Night Registration Form or call 1-888-458-8691.


6:00-6:15pm - Registration and Refreshments
6:30pm - Program Welcome and Kickoff Speaker - Julia Drost '08, Chief of Staff, International Center for Research on Women
7:00pm - Networking Reception


Alumni networkers from various fields and career paths will be available to share insights and answer your questions one-on-one. Here is a sneak peak at some of the alumni joining us.


Financial Services

Meredith Bessette '08, Project Manager, The Motley Fool
Elizabeth Clough '01, Financial Advisor, Rembert Pendleton Jackson
Maggie Gage '04, Head of Political Strategies, Credit Suisse
Eli Weissman '94, Wealth Management Advisor, Alexandria Capital


Sarah Barlow '14, Environmental Consultant, Noblis
Robert Benner '14, Program Associate, Smart Cities, Transportation for America
Danielle Bilotta '13, Digital Marketing Associate, Urban Land Institute
Ali Peterson '07, Communications Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Jennifer Swain '09, Chain of Custody Senior Staff Auditor, Rainforest Alliance


Maya Aleshnick '10, Insectary Manager (ORISE Fellow), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Michael Banyas '03, Public Health Analyst, National Institutes of Health
Kimberly Donovan '03, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Mark Falcone '76, Self-employed Massage Therapist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (retired)
Khalil Munir '74, Policy Advisor, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
Steve Stebbins '83, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General
Jeff Zinn '67, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


Nikole Burroughs '01, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State
Julia Drost '08, Chief of Staff, International Center for Research on Women
Madeline Murphy Hall '10, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Jessie Kalsmith '03, Director, Fintrac
Alyson Welch '03, Associate, Tetra Tech


Laura Fionda '04, Trademark Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Jesse Gadson '79, Attorney, Law Offices of Jesse A. Gadson
Jessica Hernandez '93, Attorney Development Manager, East Coast and Europe, Morrison Foerster LLP
Kristin Schulman '05, Supervisory Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice

Marketing & Media

Christopher Fleury '89, Executive Vice President, GfK Custom Research
Emily Kayser '06, Director, Digital Programming, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)
Casey Manning '12, Marketing Communications Manager, LearnZillion
Emma Palmer '96, Senior Vice President, Weber Shandwick

Nonprofit, Education & Healthcare

Eileen Barrett '97, Director Capacity Management, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Katy Bidwell '10, Program Manager, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
Bill Bright '91, Director, Government Relations - Executive Branch, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Molly Checksfield '11, Grassroots Program Manager, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Ginelle Edmondson '01, Sr. Health Informatics Analyst, Western Maryland Health System
Alexandra Hollman '10, Social Worker, Children's National Health System
Josh Neirman '09, Property Manager, Housing Unlimited, Inc.


Jennifer Heins '10, Director of Scheduling, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley
Michael Lawliss '14, Staff Assistant, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Michaela Yarnell '14, Legislative Aide, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Technology & Consulting

Jade Christie-Maples '10, Senior Consultant, crankfrog, llc
Tom Dionesotes '11, Digital Associate, NGP VAN
Andrew Linowes '07, Energy Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jeffrey Whitmore '11, Director, Business Development, Resonate

For disability related accommodations, please call (802)656-3450 or email in advance.

This event is co-sponsored by the UVM Career Center & the UVM Alumni Association.

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