On May 5, 2015, TFAS hosted a Cinco de Mayo happy hour to give back to alumni, mentors and intern sponsors that volunteer their time, energy and expertise throughout the year to make sure students have a true TFAS experience while they are in Washington.
Over 70 attended the event, including 33 alumni in the Washington, D.C. area. This was a great opportunity for networking and a great way for staff to connect with alumni, mentors and intern sponsors in person.
Many attendees mentioned that they were excited for the summer to start and excited for TFAS students to arrive in Washington.
“TFAS always throws a great party. It was fun to catch up with friends and chat about how summer is almost here! I’m really looking forward to hosting our organization’s first intern from TFAS this year,” said Erica DeBrock, who is the digital campaign manager at TUSK Digital. DeBrock was also a TFAS mentor last summer.
Alumna and mentor Tiana Bouma (CSF 12) said, “I had such a good experience mentoring last summer that I couldn’t wait to come back and serve as mentor again to new students in the TFAS programs. This was a perfect event to kickstart the summer and reconnect with TFAS staff and other mentors.”
The alumni in attendance included: Kyle Andreasen (IEIA 14), David Baldino (IBGA 12), Tiana Bouma (CSF 12), Betsy Bryant (IBGA 05), Kyle Cormney (ICPES 07), Kerri DiNarda (IPJ 06), Collin Figley (CSF 12), Stephanie Fleisher (LSI 11), Ashton Gelat (IEIA 13), Lauren Goldberg (IBGA 09), Rawaa Harati (IIPES 11), Jory Heckman (IPJ 11), Paulina Kosturos (IPJ 11), Roy Kulatilake (CSF 12), Jameson Lamie (AIPES 08), Michelle Le (IPJ 95, AIPES 96), Jameson McCready (AIPES 10), Joe McKnight (IPJ 08), Sarah Meirose (ICPES 13), Zach Pagovski (AIPES 10), Amber Phillips (IPJ 07), Matt Phister (ICPES 13), Lucero Pina (IPVS 14), Roger Ream (ICPES 76), Dylan Reed (ICPES 12), Courtney Rohrbach (IPVS 05), Danielle Ruckert (IPJ 12), Jesse Schaefer (IPVS 10), Mark Schoeff (IPJ 89), Sarah Seman (IPJ 12), Evan Taylor (IPJ 11), Joel Troutman (IBGA 13) and Shisi Zhang (IPVS 10).