Meet the Board

krisKristina N. Lawrence
CLAS 2007, Psychology
I loved my time at UVA, especially time in the classroom with the amazing professors in Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. The love for UVA and science took me to graduate school and ultimately an organization devoted lifelong learning and science policy. On the board, my goal is to ensure alumni continue to have engaging relationships with each other and the University through networking, community service, and having a great time at social events!
Go Hoos!
Employer: Bloomberg BNA

erinErin Garratt
CLAS 2011, Sociology
Though I grew up far from Grounds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, my decision to go to UVA was the single best choice I made in the first eighteen years of my life. Having so enjoyed my time as a student, I am involved with the UVA Club of DC (and before that, the UVA Club of Delaware) because I want to give back to a place that meant – and continues to mean – so much to me. My favorite part of serving on the board is seeing people of all ages and backgrounds united by their love for the University, whether it is through cheering for our Hoos at watch parties, volunteering in the DC community at philanthropic events, or engaging with the newest members of the UVA family at student send-offs.When I am not volunteering with the Club, I enjoy exercising, traveling, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.

kathrynKathryn Reichel
VP of Finance | uvatreasurer@dchoos.org
COMM 2014, Commerce, Finance and Accounting
I have been managing finances since I was a first year at UVA including my personal finances, assisting my mother with her business and my role as Financial Vice President for Gamma Phi Beta. Additionally, I have recently become a CPA and continue to practice finance and accounting in my day-to-day career at KPMG. I hope to be able to share my passion for the University and assist with continuing to grow the strong alumni community that exists in the area.
Employer: KPMG

michaelMichael J. Mayassi IV
VP of Membership | uvasecretary@dchoos.org
CLAS 2010, Economics
I’ve wanted to formally be a part of DCHoos since moving back to the DC area. I was on the board of the Richmond Hoos and enjoyed my time serving Cavaliers in Richmond as the Young Alumni Co-chair. Since moving back here, I’ve worked with Tamira Roberson in my capacity as co-chair of recruiting for the Deloitte-UVA Alumni group; we’ve worked on a professor series, recruiting events, and kick-offs together. I now have the right type of network here to be able to contribute more significantly in a formal role with the DCHoos.
Employer: Deloitte

ericaErica Armstrong
Networking Chair | uvanetworking@dchoos.org
CLAS 2010, Government
One of my best memories from college is walking to class along the beautiful lawn at UVA. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn about about our political system from the best minds in the field alongside some of the most intelligent people I have ever met. My time at UVA set the foundation for me to pursue my desire to attend law school and business school. The UVa club of DC has provided the perfect avenue for me to connect with fellow hoos from all type of industries and backgrounds. Come to one of our networking events and you will not be disappointed! Go HOOS!
Employer: Intelligent Decisions

alex1Alex Roosenburg
Schools Committee Co-Chair | uvaschools@dchoos.org
CLAS 2004, French
Curry 2004 MAT, Elementary Ed.
As a Virginia native and Northern Virginia local, UVA was an amazing University to have in my backyard when making my college decisions. Though I was not convinced it was the school for me, my older sister was, and with her arm twisting, I made the best decision of my young adult life! My time at UVA led me to realize that my enjoyment and talents of working with young children could become a lifelong career, and my leadership tendencies could build a solid foundation of knowledge for future leadership roles. Having lived overseas for 5 years after University, coming home to DC led me to the UVA Club, and a connection to my friends, sorority sisters, and experience that helped form me into the person I am today. I love working with people, and having a common background of UVA, in one generation or another, really helps solidify a connection from the start. I look forward to helping instill an excitement and love of the University with newly admitted students, as well as providing an outlet for UVA Alumni to continue appreciating their alma mater! When not working with the club, I enjoy running, spinning, traveling, crafting, and singing in my competitive karaoke league.
Employer: Self: Education Entrepreneur

EllenEllen Falci
Schools Committee Co-Chair | uvaschools@dchoos.org
CLAS 2012, Cognitive Science & Spanish Linguistics
I fell in love with UVA early in my college search process and haven’t looked back since! The grounds, community, academics, athletics and proximity to Northern Virginia made UVA a no-brainer for me. While at UVA, I was involved with the Club Ultimate Frisbee team, Relay For Life, Monroe Society and other groups. I find great passion in showing others all that UVA has to offer and I could often be found dragging my friends to sporting events, lectures, films, philanthropy events, etc. during college. Being away from Charlottesville makes this hobby a bit more difficult but working with the Schools Committee gives me the opportunity to fill this void. I thoroughly enjoy being able to more formally engage with incoming, current and former students and help them fall in love with Hoo-ville as much as I did. When I’m not cheering on the Hoos, I spend my time running, playing Ultimate, traveling, cooking, volunteering and playing viola. Wahoowa!
Employer: Clarabridge

joannaJoanna Calabrese
Service Committee Co-Chair | uvaservice@dchoos.org
COMM 2004
I couldn’t be more proud to be a Cavalier and love that I am able to continue to engage UVA alumni in the Washington, DC area through volunteering activities. I feel that giving back to your local community is what being a Wahoo is all about!
Employer: Booz Allen Hamilton

lauraLaura Plattner
Service Committee Co-Chair | uvaservice@dchoos.org
CLAS 2004, English
I loved my time at UVA thanks in large part to the spirit, camaraderie, and sense of community I found there. I’m thrilled to help support continued Wahoo connections while also helping our local Washington, DC community through meaningful and fun service activities.
Employer: American Cancer Society

jasmineJasmine Le
Social Committee Chair | uvasocial@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Biology & Studio Art
With my first steps onto Grounds, the amazing community of Hoos made a lasting impact on me. After moving to the DC area, I have enjoyed expanding my network of Hoos. I am also very excited to be a part of the DC Hoos board in order to continually express my love for UVA. In my role, I want to continue to foster great experiences that allow Hoos in the area to connect and engage with each other.
Employer: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

frankFrank Luxing Huang
Sports Committee Co-Chair | uvasports@dchoos.org
CLAS 2010, Biology & Economics
Everything from the beautiful grounds to the welcoming people made me want to volunteer and reinforce the positive sense of community created by UVA.
Employer: ICF International
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luke2Luke Holman
Sports Committee Co-Chair | uvasports@dchoos.org
COMM 2006, Marketing & Management
Dear Old UVA offered the perfect balance of challenging academics, enriching clubs, and entertaining sporting events. As a student, I was a member of the inaugural Hoo Crew, and I enjoyed watching UVA play top ACC teams in football and basketball. I decided to serve on the UVA Club of Washington board to organize fun outings to sporting events, providing our alumni in the Washington DC area with opportunities to see UVA teams when we play locally and see former UVA players who are currently playing in the professional ranks when they visit DC. The goal of these events is to provide UVA alumni with unique experiences, such as meet-and-greets with players & coaches and opportunities to go down onto the field or court.In my free time, I compete nationally in Pentathlon competitions (fencing, swimming, horseback riding, shooting, and running), and I am actively involved in McLean Bible Church. I also serve as a representative on UVA Young Alumni Council, and I am the Rules & Recruiting Chair for McIntire Young Alumni Council. I enjoy volunteering, outdoor activities, and attending Major League Baseball games (Go Nats & O’s!) and NCAA sporting events (nothing cheers my heart and warms my blood quite like seeing the Hoos beat the Hokies!).
Employer: Alarm.com

SimaySimay Okyay
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Biochemistry & Women, Gender and Sexuality
There is so much to love about UVA but my favorite moments were my favorite moments because of the people. I served in several executive boards at UVA. I had the best experiences when I served as social chair for my sorority and HooCrew. I am now serving on our board because I love meeting and engaging with alumni who share my love for the ‘Hoos. I hope to be involved in fostering relationships amongst alumni through our events. Wahoowa!
Employer: Walk in Medical Care

Jessica Roberts
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Biochemistry
While at UVA, I loved the sense of community and camaraderie found on Grounds. I spent much of my time with the first year community as a Resident Advisor and Senior Resident, and enjoyed watching them join and grow in the UVA community. As an alumna, I hope to continue to foster a sense of camaraderie for the alumni in the DC area through the Book Club.
Employer: American Chemical Society

Kate McCormick
Marketing & Tech Chair | uvamarketingandtech@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Art History
Whether it was game day on the Corner, late night studying at Alderman, laying out in the sun on Mad Bowl – I was always surrounded by my fellow Hoos! I’ve continued to be enveloped in a similar community of ambitious and passionate alumni through the UVA Club; and even in DC, Blue & Orange will always mean dear old UVA.
Employer: Cambridge Associates

Molly Ann Jacob
Hoos on the Hill Chair | uvahoosonthehill@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Government, Minor in History
UVA was such a special place for me. Following Final Exercises, I knew I’d want to give back to the place that had given me so much- and that’s what has brought me here! My goal on the board is to bring together Wahoos on Capitol Hill, whether they are already working on the Hill or may have hopes to work on the Hill. Spending the last two years living and working in Congress has been amazing and eye-opening, and I am excited to share similar stories and experiences with fellow Wahoos! Go Hoos!
Employer: U.S. House of Representatives

dannyDan Housier
Senior Associate Director for UVA Clubs and Global Engagement | dannyhoo@virginia.edu