Class Notes 2019

June 08, 2019

Julia Barrett, BA ’18, chose to continue her education at GW where she currently pursues a master's in public policy from The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration while working for the Women's Leadership Program.

William Belmont, BA ’88, established The Belmont Group, combining his criminal justice degree from GW with his law degree. The Belmont Group is a national investigation firm based in New York. The firm celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

Matthew Brown, BA ’04, Angela (Lee) Brown, BA/BS ’04, MD ’12, added another chapter to their GW love story when they welcomed their first child in October 2018.

Loretta Charles, BA ’09, is a newly minted attorney who currently works in the General Counsel division of a company that delivers health and human services to state and local governments.

David Deitz, BA ’98, is marking his 17th year as an assistant prosecutor at the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, N.J., where he is the section chief of the narcotics unit. He lives with his wife, Erin, and three daughters in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Joshua Douglas, BA ’02, published a new book, titled Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. The book presents an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable and effective.

Máel Embser-Herbert, Ph.D., J.D., BA ’78, conducted interviews with transgender individuals serving in the United States military. They will be presenting this work at the 2019 annual meetings of both the Eastern Sociological Society and the Midwest Sociological Society.

Johanna Fishbein, BA ’04, is currently living in Singapore, working as the head of university advising at the United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus. She has enjoyed having many students apply to GW and enjoys hearing about their time at GW.

Jeffrey Gulko, BA ’99, currently is working with Danny Wood, of New Kids On The Block, on the promotion and marketing for the release of his new single with Billboard country artist-to-watch, Jessie Chris.

Benjamin Hess, BS ’18, is working as a consultant at Macedon Technologies in Reston, Va. He stays in touch with the D.C. community through volunteer organizations and singing with the Congressional Chorus.

Sivya Leventhal, BA ’04, is working in college administration in Texas, advising students and helping them make the most of their college experiences. She spends the rest of her time with her husband Keith and their 5-year-old, Elliot, and 1-year-old, Hattie.

Reem Mahmud, BA ’95, is glad to stay in touch. Reem is in the UAE managing a scholarship program and always happy to see international student interest in attending GW.

Greggor Mattson, BA ’97, was quoted in the New York Times about claims that artificial intelligence can identify gay people through facial characteristics. He coauthored a paper on the topic in Sociological Science.

Lucille Sansing, PhD ’83, is a retired university president. She stays busy doing executive searches and consulting for higher education.

Dara Natalie Smith, BA ’08, attended law school in Washington, D.C., and moved to New York City since graduating from GW in 2012. She is presently an associate at Morgan Stanley in the finance division.

Rachel Stein, BA ’07, is an assistant district attorney at the Queens County District Attorney's Office in their economic crimes bureau, where she prosecutes all types of financial crimes in Queens, New York.

Marilyn Stickle, BA ’68, practices psychotherapy in her private practice in Arlington, Va., treating adult individuals and couples. Her book Intuition in Psychotherapy: from Research to Practice will be published by Routledge in 2019.

Ryan Tom, BA ’16, moved to NYC to work as a paralegal for the Federal Defenders of New York after graduation. He is now a MSc candidate in criminal justice policy at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He hopes to pursue a PhD in sociology.

Nonye Ukoh, BA ’14, received her JD and passed the D.C. Bar in 2018 and started as an associate at Cozen O'Connor's Washington, D.C., office where she does transactional law.

Kate (Herman) Zecher, BA ’06, has been working in advertising since graduation. Most recently, she is the VP, senior business director at Velocity, part of Omnicom, managing all digital and social for Aveeno. She recently re-launched Aveeno.com.