We help young alumni remain committed to The Catholic University of America.

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) strengthens the bond between recent graduates and The Catholic University of America. In collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, YAC develops engagement opportunities for young alumni that deepen their commitment to the University and prepare them for active roles in the Catholic University Alumni Association.

By focusing on career networking, service and volunteer outreach, and social gatherings, YAC recruits volunteers and develops future leaders who can help advance The Catholic University of America.

YAC Responsibilities

  • Focus on three major pillars of engagement:
  • Career development
  • Service and volunteer outreach
  • Social programs
  • Participate in career development and networking opportunities sponsored by the Alumni Association to help engage current students with local alumni in different career fields.
  • Volunteer at major Catholic University events such as Odyssey Day and Orientation.
  • Sponsor social gatherings focused on networking and engaging the community.
  • Financially support the annual fund at a level of their choosing.
Meet the YAC members

Washington, D.C.

Career Development Committee

Paul Goebel, B.B.E. 2016
Committee: Career Development
goebel_paul@bah.com
Booz Allen
Data Analyst
Brittany Lightfoot-Benjamin, B.A. 2013
Committee: Career Development
blightfootbenjamin@gmail.com
Cambridge Associates
Office Services Operations and Arlington Office Manager
James O’Donovan
James O’Donovan, B.S. 2015
Committee: Career Development
james.odonovan@bakertilly.com
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Senior Operations Analyst
Michelle Seals, B.S.B.A. 2018
Committee: Career Development
michelleseals95@gmail.com
Deloitte
Technology Consultant
Kristen Trevino, B.A. 2014
Committee: Career Development
kristentrevino@gmail.com
Capstone LLC
Vice President of Development

Service and Volunteer Committee

Austin Dailly, B.M.E. 2019
Committee: Service and Volunteer
adaily1996@gmail.com
Parsons Corporation
Project Engineer
Amanda Finnell
Amanda Finnell, B.S. 2013
Committee: Service and Volunteer
finnell.amanda@gmail.com
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director of Student Affairs
Greta Haussmann, B.A. 2017
Committee: Service and Volunteer
grhaussmann@gmail.com 
The Catholic University of America 
Assistant Director for Campus Events 
Charles Lavallee
Charles Lavallee, B.A. 2015
Committee: Service and Volunteer 
lavalleejc@cua.edu
The Catholic University of America 
Associate Director, Parking and Transportation
Meg Ross
Meg Ross, B.S.Arch. 2016
Committee: Service and Volunteer
meg13ross@gmail.com
Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Assistant Project Manager
Dennis Treanor
Dennis Treanor, B.A. 2016, M.S.B. 2018
Committee: Service and Volunteer
95treanor@cua.edu
Strategic Investment Group
Investment Operations Analyst
Amy Tyburski, B.A. 2013
Committee: Service and Volunteer
amytyburski@gmail.com
Garrison Elementary, DCPS
Fourth and Fifth Grade ELA Teacher

Social Programming Committee

Mike Culhane, B.A. 2016, M.S.B. 2019
Patrick Hughes, B.S.B.A 2018
Committee: Social Programming
patrickhughes215@gmail.com
Appsential
Junior Hyperion Business Analyst
 
Nick Loya, M.S.B. 2018
Committee: Social Programming
loya@cua.edu
BioInformatics
Sales Lead Development Representative
Caitie Beth Shauck, B.A. 2014
Committee: Social Programming
caitlin.e.shauck@gmail.com
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Policy Analyst
Quoc Tran, B.M. 2018, M.S.B. 2019
Committee: Social Programming
quocmtran96@gmail.com
Ford’s Theatre Society
Campaign Associate, Development

Philadelphia, Pa.

Jack Firriolo
Jack Firriolo, B.S.B.A 2015
jfirriolo55@gmail.com
Lincoln Investment
Investor Services Associate

New York City, N.Y.

Lauren Kennedy, B.S.Arch. 2016
laurenkennedy94@gmail.com
Lendlease
Assistant Project Manager
Maggie Hovorka, B.S.Arch. 2016
margarethovorka@gmail.com
Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, P.C.
Project Associate
Nick Falci, B.A. 2015

Calif.

John Calandra
John Calandra, B.A. 2016
johncalandra311@gmail.com
Gatepath
Development Associate
Advisors and Liaisons
Abby Banholzer, B.S.B.A. 2011
Board of Governors Liaison
Boston, Mass.