Justin M. Fox
Hello Class of 2016! In the past few months our classmates have been busy tying the knot, working on master’s degrees, and taking the next steps in their careers. Ivana Soce has returned to Hood for her MBA and is working as a Graduate Ambassador with the Hood Admissions Office. Amber George got engaged to Victoria Wright and the two will tie the knot next November. Joseph Denicola is finishing fall semester of his second year in the Complex Biosystems PhD program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also adopted a cat named Tripoli. Sarah Hawker-Topper currently works at a learning center teaching toddlers. Since graduation, she has gotten married and had a baby. Ian Jenkins returned to Maryland and accepted a position as a Government Affairs Coordinator with AdvaMed. Jason Dagenhart is teaching at Perry Hall High school in Baltimore County. Dynise Bolden is completing her first year at the Department of Health and Human Services. She joined the Young Adult, Basketball and Trustee Ministry. Colleen McKitrick moved to southern Virginia, and started a new job riding and working for an Olympic equestrian. Destani Jameson started a new role in July as a Financial Operations Specialist. She is also finishing her Master of Public Administration at American University. Leah DiGiovanni started a new job at Lakelands Park Middle School in October. Additionally, she started graduate school at Hood for School Counseling. Erin Murray is working as an AmeriCorps Tutor with Great Oaks Charter School in Bridgeport, CT. She tutors 6th and 7th graders math during the school day to help bridge the achievement gap. Alexis Andrukat-Price accepted a new role as the Marketing Manager for the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD. Hannah Thompson got engaged in June, and is planning her wedding for early May 2018. She started working as Proposal Coordinator for R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. in August. Olivia Lacher got engaged to Joe Wixted and the two will be getting married next November in Virginia. Samantha Slick is finishing up her second year of grad school for Clinical Counseling at Hood. Natalie Jones is working in Montrose, Colorado as an AmeriCorps VISTA for CASA of the 7th Judicial District as a Micro-Home Program Assistant. She is raising funds for a micro-home community serving youth emancipating out of the local foster care system. Richard Huerta is working in communications for a healthcare nonprofit in Washington, DC. Nicole Wilson married George Samen Jr. on September 25, 2017. Curtis Stubbs is working for Northrop Grumman as a Procurement Contracting Official. Amber Bonnette got engaged and has a baby on the way. She is working for the Department of Corrections. Sharia Barksdale recently passed her certification exam and is now a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with the American Institute of Architects.