Though it’s been a little over a decade since I’ve worn the honors of Honor and graduated from Mr. Jefferson’s University, I still get to work and interact with some of the most passionate Wahoos around. Since my time on grounds, I have served on the Boards of the Richmond Hoos, as well as my hometown DCHoos, by developing unique networking opportunities and planning marquis events like the Jefferson Ball and Bicentennial Celebration. After serving as President for the past 4 years, it is now my distinct honor to continue my relationship with The University of Virginia Club of Washington, DC as President Emeritus. We have accomplished a great deal over the years and I’m excited for the surprises we have in store for you. I look forward to meeting you and cheering on Dear Old UVA together – WAHOOWA!
CLAS 2012, Economics
I am honored and thrilled to serve as Secretary of the University of Virginia Club of DC and support this vibrant community! I have had the joy of connecting with fellow wahoos all over the world and am excited to give back to a community and a university that has given me so much. During my time in Charlottesville, I met many of my closest friends and together we leaned into everything UVA had to offer – student clubs, classes in all the schools, study abroad, and, of course, the list of things to do before you graduate. I have such fond memories of my time at The University and I look forward to reminiscing about our time there with other fellow wahoos in DC!
I’ll always look back fondly on my years at UVA. The academics are top-notch, of course, but what I cherish the most from my days spent on Grounds are the memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. As a student, I was very active with the University Singers, serving then as a student officer and presently as the group’s Alumni Chair. I also lived in the Spanish House (La Casa Bolívar), where I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a language-immersion community, not to mention living a mere 5 minute walk from the Lawn! Through volunteering with the UVA Club of DC, I’m excited to foster Hooville pride and camaraderie here in our nation’s capital. It’s a privilege to give back to the UVA community that gave so much to me. Wahoowa!
Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
My time at UVA will forever hold some of the best memories in my life. Not only did I get to live in Charlottesville, near a lot of my closest friends, but I was also part of the Tennis Club and had many wonderful professors. I also spent 2 years volunteering at Madison House, and through that, I was able to connect with other UVA students while helping out the Charlottesville community. I am now very excited to re-engage with UVA alums in DC. I look forward to helping and advocating for DC Hoos and making a positive impact.
When I am not cheering on the Hoos, I am attending Zumba class, working on my food blog, or reading a thriller book.
I first set foot on UVa grounds in April 2011 for “Spring Fling” – a special admittance day weekend for incoming Black students. Since then, I’ve been back on grounds every year and have worked to improve the experience for students of color that came after me. I served as the President of the Black Student Alliance for two years, and most correctly I served two terms on the Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council. Within DC Hoos, I co-chair the Scholarship Committee, where we aim to provide scholarships to deserving and diverse matriculating first years from the DC-metro area.
I am Virginia through and through. I was born and raised in Tidewater Virginia and am the only son of two Hokie parents, making my enrollment at the University a sole act of rebellion and it has been an amazing life choice, despite those post-Thanksgiving football games. I was involved in many organizations and student government while at UVA, including two years as co-chair of Student Council’s Legislative Affairs committee, bringing students to the Virginia General Assembly and connecting them and lawmakers on legislation impacting UVA. I also had the privilege of being in the inaugural session of Sabato’s J-Term Virginia Government & Politics course. I then got to intern for then Governor Timothy Kaine after graduation. After earning my MBA from another Virginia institution, I moved up to Arlington County in 2015, and settled outside Vienna in 2019. I am now eager to give back in a sustained way and supporting UVA and its alumni, students and friends in the DC area is one of the ways I am doing so. I hope to work on building ongoing events and initiatives that tie into the University’s 2030 Plan. There are tons of great ideas out there and if we only implement a few of them, we’ll make a big difference.
Employer: Fannie Mae
I graduated from UVA more than 25 years ago but it wasn’t until my daughter started as a first year this year that I got re-engaged with the alumni association resuscitated my love for all things Orange and Blue.
I transferred to UVA as a third year and immediately got involved with the University Union, with the Student Activities Committee and Travel Committee and the On Target Leadership Committee. What I miss most from school is the intellectual and social bustle and vibrancy and I’ve been inspired to try to recreate that “mini-university” experience wherever I’ve been.
I’m excited to be co-chairing the Speakers Committee and am looking forward to helping our amazing alumni share their knowledge and experience with each other as speakers, interviewers and interviewees, and panel discussion participants as well as to connect with great thought leaders in our communities (who didn’t have the pleasure of graduating from Mr. Jefferson’s University)
Employer: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
SEAS 2020, Systems Engineering
I loved my time at UVA and am so appreciative to be apart of such a vibrant alumni network! While at UVA, I enjoyed planning events for the University Guide Service and my sorority. I’m so excited to continue to do that as social co-chair! I hope to bring together DC alumni, friends, and family to form connections that strengthen our network and have some fun while doing so.
Employer: Accenture Federal Services
I couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn and grow during college than UVA, where I was able to explore my interests throughout the community with Camp Kesem, the Women’s Center, McIntire, and the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs. After graduating in 2019 (and thoroughly celebrating all of that year’s national championship wins!), I moved to DC where I enjoy exploring the city with fellow Hoos. I’m excited to join the UVA Club of Washington board as a networking co-chair and I look forward to meeting more alums at upcoming events!
Employer: McKinsey & Company
During my four incredible years in Charlottesville, I had many opportunities to see the strength of the Hoos alumni network which consistently proved to be heavily invested in the personal, educational and professional development of myself and many of my friends. I am grateful for the lifelong friendships I developed in IV, VAMT, and the Echols council, and I look forward to remaining a part of the broader UVA community as a member of the Club of Washington Board. DC has an awesome alumni presence, and I’m excited to get to know more of them in the coming year.
I am thrilled to co-Chair Hoos 2.0 to help bring local UVA alums, family and friends together. The UVA community has played an integral role in my life since 1984 when I arrived on grounds to embark upon an incredible four year journey. My UVA friends – from first year dorms, my sorority, and classes – have shaped both my professional and personal life and many of us remain connected through an active group text that buzzes almost daily. After graduating in 1988, I embarked upon an exciting career in International Business at Tiffany & Co, in NY while simultaneously earning my MBA in Marketing and Management at the Stern School of Business. After relocating to Washington, DC to be closer to family, I tested my MBA skills with a start -up technology company and after learning I was expecting twins, shifted gears to the non- profit world where I have spent the last 15+ years developing and executing fundraising and communications strategies. My passion is to help provide access to opportunities to those who otherwise would be without. I delight spending time with my 3 young adult children and in my spare time I enjoy gardening, hiking and walking with my dogs. I am truly looking forward to reconnecting with local UVA alums and meeting many members of our community through the UVA Club of Washington, DC.
Employer: Year Up
I am delighted to re-engage with the UVA Club of Washington after serving on its Board in 1989-1990 and its Schools Committee from 1987-1997. My experiences at UVA had a lifelong effect and provided me with an incredible foundation, both professionally and in my everyday life. I am excited to co-chair Hoos 2.0 with Mary Ellen as we aim to get a wide spectrum of alums (30 years & older) in the DMV engaged in the UVA Club of Washington’s array of events targeted to multiple generations. I graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Finance & worked at Arthur Andersen LLP in their real estate advisory & infrastructure privatization group before stopping to raise our 3 children. At UVA, I was active in University Union, now the UPC, Commerce Council and the Sailing Club. I am an avid UVA sports fan, particularly lacrosse, soccer, basketball and football and enjoy attending these games as often as we can, sometimes with our son (SEAS Class of 2022). I look forward to meeting a diverse group of alums of all ages at our upcoming Hoos 2.0 events!
Although I came to UVA having never set foot in the state of Virginia before, it’s safe to say that becoming a Hoo changed my life. UVA challenged me to become the best version of myself academically, professionally, and socially, and I am proud to have worn the Honors of Honor. Whether it was as an Executive Board member of the College Republicans, Alumnae Relations Chair of my sorority, or simply having dinner with friends at Trinity Irish Pub, I am thankful for everything the University gave me. I am honored to continue supporting our shared values as members of the UVA community as a co-Chair of the Service Committee, and look forward to meeting many past, present, and future Hoos at our events.
Employer: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Each day I find myself increasingly thankful that I am a part of the vibrant, caring, and rock solid UVA Family. A proud 2019 graduate of the University, I served as a co-chair to the Days on the Lawn admitted students program, a Men’s Leadership Project Big Brother, and a board member on the Economics Career Office Student Advisory Board, among other activities. If you ask my alumni friends and family, they’ll tell you it’s no secret that I bleed orange and blue straight to my soul. On fall Saturdays, you’re likely to find me either at Scott Stadium or three feet from a TV cheering on the Hoos. I wholeheartedly believe in the University’s mission and President Ryan’s vision that we must be “great and good” and “elite but not elitist.” Even though my undergraduate days are but a series of wonderful memories, I am incredibly honored to serve on the board of the UVA Club of DC to help maintain, build, and strengthen the UVA Family that we all hold so dear. Wahoowa!
Employer: Northrop Grumman Corporation
CLAS 2000, English
I became a passionate Wahoo fan growing up in the Shenandoah Valley close enough to the University of Virginia to attend football and basketball games regularly with my family. My love for UVA only strengthened during my time as a student in Charlottesville, and I am thankful for the education and friendships UVA provided me. After college, I went on to graduate from the George Washington University Law School and I continue to practice law. I look forward to planning arts and culture events in the DMV area to bring UVA alumni, students, family and friends together in our shared love of the University. In addition to UVA and supporting the arts, I’m passionate about animals, the environment, traveling, staying active, and trying new wines. I look forward to connecting with you at an event soon!
COMM 1989, Accounting
I am very excited to serve on the board as I have such fond memories of my time at UVA. Being from the Philadelphia Main Line, I was the only one from my high school class to go to UVA. I was apprehensive at first but am so glad I decided to come. Chairing the Bookclub makes a lot of sense as I have been an active member for over a decade and it is a great group of Wahoos. I currently serve on two other nonprofit boards and this one will be a nice complement to those. Wahoowa!
My husband, fellow commerce alum Ned Scharpf, and I recently sold our 23 year old company Corporate Apartment Specialists. We remain partners in 18 Woodspring Suites hotels in the Southeast and Midwest and own some multi-family and single family rental properties in the DC area and beyond.
From the first time I toured the university, I immediately fell in love with grounds and the community. My experience at UVA has been unmatched due to the incredible education, professors, and friends I cultivated during my time there. As an avid reader, I reminisce about spending many hours in the university’s beautiful libraries. Upon graduating, I wanted to remain engaged as a member of the UVA community, and I am super excited to be serving as co-chair of the Book Club.
The second I walked onto Grounds, I knew UVA was where I belonged. I loved everything about my time there, from the friends I made to all of the sporting events I attended. Nothing gets me as fired up as sitting amongst fellow Hoos cheering on our sports teams. I love talking about all things UVA, so I am thrilled to be co-leading the Book Club and interacting with Hoos of all ages in spirited book discussions.
Employer: Tax Analysts