Ed Deng ’00, Founder of Health2Sync, aims to help the world's 422 million diabetes patients more effectively manage their condition by harnessing the power of cloud-based analytics and mobile technologies. Health2Sync has launched in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States. In summer 2016, China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, decided to invest millions in the company. Deng lives in Taiwan.
Christina Marie Polenta ’09 has been promoted to Managing Director at Chicago-based hedge fund JHL Capital Group.
Bader Alshawa ’10 and Jude G. Majali (Architecture ’13) were married June 28, 2017.
Taylor Bezerra (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) is Principal Consultant at custom software solutions firm Counterpoint Consulting. The amateur Muay Thai fighter with a 5-0 record is also an award-winning competitive baker who won Best in Show for the 2018 Fairfax County Chocolate Challenge.
Taylor Bezerra (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) recently launched a home bakery business, Dulce de Yum (http://dulcedeyum.com/), in Alexandria, Va.
Chip Bond (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) is the Co-Founder, Wine Content and Business Development Lead at myWei, a Chinese online retail that is developing e-commerce solutions to meet the needs of the new Chinese consumer. Says Bond, “myWei will first tackle the rapidly growing wine market, and then branch out into other fast-moving consumer goods segments.” Bond also entered the Darden School of Business in fall 2013 to earn his M.B.A.
Margaret J. Cooper (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) married Richard Kenner Aug. 6, 2016, in Charlottesville, Va. They recently moved from Singapore to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Abigail F. Coster ’10 was married July 25, 2017, to Alejo Richard Stith Cabranes in New York, and celebrated their vows Aug. 5, 2017, in Middleburg, Va. The couple met in 2011, on the first day of law school at Columbia, where each received a law degree. Abigail is a Litigation Associate at New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel. Alejo, a Dartmouth alum, is a Litigation Associate at New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Chelsea Cullerot ’10 (M.S. in Accounting ’11) is a Manager in the audit practice of Baker Newman Noyes, an accounting and consulting firm. She joined the company in 2014 and specializes in internal control compliance, particularly detailed Sarbanes-Oxley testing.
Christian Russell Edeleanu (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) married Lynelle Marie Douma (A&S ’14) Sept. 30, 2017, at Christ Church in Charlottesville.
Robert B. Guest ’10 and Alexandra Vuxton Guest (A&S ’09) welcomed a daughter, Everly Cynthia, born Aug. 22, 2015. Mr. Guest recently graduated from Harvard Law School, and the family is relocating to Virginia.
Kiran A. Jinsi ’10 is an M.B.A. student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, in the Class of 2016.
Samantha Brooke Mignone ’10 (Curry ’13) is a rising Instagram star. She discussed how she became a social media influencer on the July 9, 2017, edition of “TODAY.”
Lauren Summers Nelson ’10 (Darden ’15) and Samuel D. Hutchings (Darden ’15) were married Sept. 3, 2016, in New Kent, Va., in the presence of many Virginia alumni. The couple lives and works in Richmond, Va.
Heather Page (formerly Megaw) ’10 and Adam Page were married Nov. 2, 2013. The couple lives in London, where Mrs. Page is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Page, a 2010 graduate of Clemson University, is a Sales Manager at The Advisory Board Company.
Christopher Porter (M.S. in MIT '10) has served as Fannie Mae CISO since 2016. He talks about how his experience prepared him for running security programs at Fannie Mae in a recent TechTarget article titled “Fannie Mae CISO Calls for More Data on Security Incidents.”
Crutcher Reiss (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) and Sarah Kirkwood Reiss (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’10) are the Founders of myMix Nutrition (https://www.facebook.com/myMixNutrition). myMix is the first-ever online store that allows visitors to custom design their own composite and complete protein powder-based health and fitness products. The company was one of 22 companies nominated for The Big Idea 2015 competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week March 20-27, 2015.
Robert John Shaughnessy III (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) and Noella Overbey (A&S ’11) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Maya Grace, born June 19, 2014. The family resides in Plainsboro, N.J.
Avina Sugiarto ’10 and her husband, Andru, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child and son, Archie Wijaya Jo, born July 26, 2016.
Michael Wisler (M.S. in MIT ’10), Managing Vice President of Information Technology at Capital One, has been named by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. (Link)
Tian Zeng '10, Director and Senior Credit Trader with Deutsche Bank, was recently named as one of 25 rising stars of Wall Street by financial magazine Business Insider.
Stephanie E. Baker ’11, Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in Williamsburg, Va., has been authorized by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to use the CFP® and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification requirements. These marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements; have successfully completed financial planning coursework; and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.
Owen T. Blanton (M.S. in Accounting ’11) recently passed the CPA exam. Mr. Blanton has been an Audit Associate for the CST Group since December 2011 and works closely with the firm’s partners in providing tax and accounting services to business and individual clients.
Marvin Boyd ’11 and Sarah Stoneham (A&S ’06, Darden ’12) and were married March 18, 2017, at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, where Mr. Boyd volunteers as an EMT. The reception was held at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Va.
Jennifer Eaton ’11 is an Associate Attorney in the business department of Vandeventer Black in Norfolk, Va., where she advises clients regarding corporate and transactional matters. Before starting at the firm, she completed a one-year clerkship with the 4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.
Ashley Eidson ’11 is engaged to Will Mauldin (Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, UVA ’10). The two met at the inaugural University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup, held in 2009, where Eidson and her team placed third and Mauldin and his team placed second. The couple plans to marry Aug. 30, 2014, in Crozet, Va. Eidson is a Senior Creative Manager at WorldStrides in Charlottesville, Va. Mauldin is an Assistant Research Professor at UVA and Chief Technology Officer at Charlottesville-based medical ultrasound start-up Rivanna Medical.
Sarah Feldner ’11 and William D. Earthman (Engineering ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) were married May 29, 2016, in Belle Meade Plantation's boxwood garden in Nashville.
Sieglinde “Siggi” Hindrichs ’11 is a second-year student at Stanford Law School at Stanford University. Before attending law school, she taught eighth grade in Boston Public Schools for two years through Teach For America.
Stephen Levin (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’11) is now Director of Analytics at Speek, a D.C.-area start-up co-founded by John Bracken (Engineering ’91) that is making conference calling easier, cheaper, and more productive. In February 2014, Levin helped Speek raise its $5 million Series A. He also married Lindsey Fogle (A&S ’11) in October 2013.
Steven McAlpine (M.S. in Commerce ’11), Head of Data Science at First Street Foundation, co-authored a paper titled “Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida,” which appeared in Population Research and Policy Review in 2018.
Manish Mordani ’11 and Sanchita Singh ’11 were married in June 2017.
Amanda McCaulley O’Brien (M.S. in Accounting ’11) married Stephen O’Brien Jan. 9, 2016, in Dallas. The couple lives in Carrollton, Texas.
Lyndsey Lawrence Padden (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) and Tyler Padden (Engineering ’10) welcomed a daughter, Nora Kathryn, born Oct. 27, 2015. The family lives in Cincinnati.
Garrett Trent (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) is the Director of The Perkins House, a house in Charlottesville’s 10th and Page neighborhood named in honor of civil rights activist John M. Perkins. The Perkins House is home to five UVA third-year students who, throughout the year, are learning about the history of the neighborhood and working to build relationships in big and small ways, whether by opening up their home for dinners or visiting neighbors where they live. Some are also partnering with different nonprofit organizations working in the community and are part of a local church, All Souls Charlottesville. Trent bought a house in the neighborhood in 2015 and helped to plan the new UVA initiative that students hope will deepen the connection between the University community and some of the Charlottesville neighborhoods closest to Grounds.
James Troup (M.S. in MIT ’11), CEO of Pediatric Alliance, is the recipient of a 2018 Executive Leadership Award from the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation (Pennsylvania). The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and advocacy for physicians. Over a sustained time, the recipient shall have displayed administrative guidance and support to physicians to improve their ability to improve the lives and health of the people of the community.
Leigha Field (A&S '11, M.S. in Commerce '12) is the Co-Founder of Okko, a startup that offers affordable, well-made no-show women’s undergarments.
Lauren Greenlief (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) is the Virginia State Golf Association Women’s Amateur champion.
Kelley Halpin (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) recently launched health and wellness company Karrot Health, which creates a platform for employers to directly incentivize their employees to exercise.
Patrick Keating ’12 is the Founder of Globo, a tool that helps users reduce their carbon footprint by allowing them to track their incremental improvements over time and keeping them accountable to their progress.
Samuel Muffly (M.S. in Commerce ’12), Special Gifts Officer for Cohen Children’s Medical Center, is using his calling to philanthropy and his M.S. in Commerce degree to help the hospital in its mission to provide the best healthcare to children.
Alex Murray (M.S. in Accounting ’12) recently joined the faculty at University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management.
Andrew Phillips (M.S. in Commerce ’12) and his wife, Marlow (Nursing '09), welcomed their first child, a little girl named Henley Olivia Phillips, born Oct. 20, 2015. In December, the family is returning from California to the D.C. area, where Andrew will be helping LinkedIn grow out its D.C. presence.
Meg Greenhalgh Pryde ’12 (Darden ’18) is the Founder of shopping app Brandefy, which allows shoppers to compare generics to name brands, was featured on Richmond, VA’s WWBT Channel 12 Oct. 15, 2018, in a news story titled “Generic vs. Name-Brand Items: App Helps You Find the Lowest Cost.”
Kellie J. Walker A&S ’11 (M.S. in Commerce ’12) and Nikolaus J. Lawson (A&S ’12) were married Oct. 8, 2016, in Duck, N.C., during Hurricane Matthew. They met as neighbors on 14th Street in Charlottesville and currently live in Apex, N.C. Mr. Lawson is finishing his Pharm.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and Ms. Walker works at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Rose Zu ’12 is a trade finance professional in New York City. She also writes about her travels on her personal blog, www.adashofrho.com.
Nalini Agrawal ’13 and Nishant Ambasht were married Oct. 8, 2019. Nalini is a Data Science Consultant, Strategy & Analytics, at Deloitte Consulting. Nishant is a Technology Consultant at Accenture.
Daniel Blakely (M.S. in Commerce ’13) and Rachel Dodd were married June 24, 2017, in Durham, N.C., where Daniel is a Marketing Specialist at TransPerfect.
Donna Buckner (M.S. in MIT '13) moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in June 2015 and is Information Technology Executive Vice President for Wounded Warrior Project. Says Buckner, "I am thrilled to be working with this worthwhile organization and find that I am successfully leading a team of 40+ IT professionals largely due to what I learned at UVA."
Manya Cherabuddi ’13 is Co-Founder and Head of Sales & Customer Service at DoctorC (http://doctorc. in/), in Hyderabad, India. DoctorC, an online aggregator for diagnostic tests, helps people find the best options for getting medical tests in Hyderabad, and provides a sizeable discount. DoctorC also partners with health care providers to increase their top line by referring customers to them. Says Cherabuddi, “We recently closed a seed round of funding and are looking to expand to other cities in India very soon.” She’s excited to be working with a team of passionate Co-Founders: Neehar Cherabuddi, Mansi Gandhi, Karan Kurani, and Dr. Dayakar Reddy, who are experts in the technology and health care domains. “We want to use the power of information and technology to make a dent in the Indian health care system,” says Cherabuddi. (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/emerging-businesses/startups/doctorc-raises-rs-2-5-crore-in-seed-round/articleshow/42604052.cms; http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2014/09/16/price-comparison-site-for-health-diagnostic-centres-doctorc-raises-over-400k-from-leviathan-investments-others/)
Matthew Ellis ’13 and Sarah Webster (A&S ’13) and were married June 24, 2017, in Charlottesville, with many fellow Hoos present to help celebrate. The couple currently lives in New York, where Sarah works as an Audiologist and Matt is pursuing his M.B.A.
Tuonan Li ’13 and Ling Yu (A&S ’14) were married in July 2017.
Jenna Lloyd (M.S.N. ’02, D.N.P. ’12, M.S. in MIT ’13) is Centra Health’s first Chief Nursing Information Officer.
Hortensia Lobe (M.S. in Accounting ’13), an Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, recently passed all four sections of the CPA exam in two months.
Christopher Rannefors '13, was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category. Rannefors, along Harrison Broadhurst, founded BatBnB, an ecofriendly pest control product that helps fight mosquito-borne illnesses while also helping the declining bat population.
Taylor Richardson '13 has been helping fellow 'Hoo Mollie Burch (A&S '13) launch CROSBY by Mollie Burch (www.crosbybymollieburch.com), a women's contemporary clothing line distinguished by custom abstract prints, bold colors, and feminine silhouettes. The two have successfully launched the line with a spring/summer 2016 collection and are excited to bring their fall 2016 collection to the market.
Elliot Rosenberg ’13 lives in Brazil, where he founded and runs for-profit social enterprise Favela Experience (Link). The business offers travelers an online marketplace for authentic homestays and apartment rentals in the homes of favela residents. Rosenberg was inspired to return to Brazil after a summer 2012 internship there, where he saw firsthand how sustainable development models are providing livelihoods to residents of Rio de Janeiro’s poorest neighborhoods and changing outsiders’ perceptions. Favela Experience has been featured in Forbes(Link), in The New York Times (Link), and on CNN (Link) and recently crowd-funded $30,000 in pre-sales (Link) for this summer’s FIFA World Cup.
James Schroeder ’13 and his wife, Dr. Nikhila Schroeder, are Co-Owners of Allergenuity Health Associates. The direct-care allergy clinic, which opened in July 2018 in Charlotte, NC, provides comprehensive sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT or allergy drops) for people of any age with any kind of food or environmental allergies. Says James, “We’re one of only two clinics that we know of in the United States to offer this treatment and use the less aggressive methods we currently use, and the only allergy clinic that uses SLIT while also not going through the insurance reimbursement business model.”
Satveer Singh Thakral '13 is CEO of early-stage venture fund Singapore Angel Network, which is now transitioning from a family fund to raising external money. Read how he is pushing his 113-year-old family business into technology in a Dec. 12, 2018, Entrepreneur article titled "What's Behind This Tycoon's Growing Appetite for Tech Startups in Asia?"
Sarah Colburn (M.S. in Commerce '14) is Co-Founder of Backdrop, a direct-to-consumer paint startup that recently launched with its first retail partner, Urban Outfitters.
Austin Collier ’14 is one of 10 private equity professionals featured in Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2019 Rising Stars of Private Equity. Mr. Collier is a Senior Associate at Branford Castle Partners.
Alan Donovan (M.S. in Commerce ’14) left his job in finance in January 2016 to launch Boston’s first oatmeal café, the Oat Shop. The café will soon open in Somerville’s Davis Square.
Ryan Ho '14 is Co-Founder of The Fun Empire, a team-building and events company in Asia that provides unique activities such as bubble soccer, Saber Tag®, SaberFit®, Poolball™, Combat Archery™, Ninja Tag™ and Bullet Ball™. Ho shares his story of how he created and grew his business with The Asian Entrepreneur, in a Jan. 7, 2019, Q&A.
Ryan Ho '14, Co-Founder of team-building event company The Fun Empire, was named to Forbes' 2019 “30 Under 30 Asia” list for its retail and e-commerce category. Along with The Fun Empire Co-Founder Natasha Toh, Ho made the list of honorees noted as standout entrepreneurs and rising stars in their field. Singapore-based Ho was chosen from more than 2,000 entries representing 23 countries and territories from across the region. Ho’s event company has created experiences for clients ranging from Google, Facebook, and Apple, to Disney, Nike, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and the National University of Singapore. Read about Ho in Forbes.
Mark Nabor ’14 and Carisma Shearn (A&S ’14) were married July 3, 2019, in Italy with fellow Hoos in attendance. Mark is a Consultant with Capco; Carisma is the Owner and Lead Videographer of Carisma Films. The couple lives in Chicago.
Haley Alvarez ’15 is the Scouting Coordinator for the Oakland Athletics, helping to oversee the development of some of tomorrow’s baseball stars. She was featured in a March 24-24, 2019, Wall Street Journal Q&A titled “A Baseball Lover’s Dream Job.”
Jonathan Koes (Architecture ’14, M.S. in Commerce ’15) has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as Research Manager, responsible for leading Thalhimer’s research efforts across its platform. He recently returned to Central Virginia after three years in Denver, where he worked with a commercial real estate technology firm.
Joseph Linzon ’15, Co-Owner of Roots Natural Kitchen, recently opened Corner Juice and Yoga restaurant in Charlottesville. “Corner Juice is more than just a restaurant,” he told The Daily Progress in a Sept. 2, 2017, Q&A with the paper. “What we’re doing here is trying to create a wellness brand that caters to the lifestyles of students. Not only are we a restaurant, but we have a yoga studio that we’re building out in the basement, and they go hand-in-hand. That’s kind of the inspiration behind this, and more so, it’s also just making this kind of eating sustainable.”
Bennett Reck '15 earned a spot in the Community Investment Collaborative’s 16-week entrepreneurs workshop in Charlottesville, Va., as part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival Crowdfunded Pitch Night in April 2018. The Connecticut native spent two years researching and working with food scientists and industry experts to understand the science behind ice cream, producing RIPE Gelato, non-dairy vegan ice cream made from avocados.
Collin Waldoch '15 is the Program Manager of Bike Angels in New York City. The Citi Bike program incentivizes bike riders who follow regular commuting patterns to self-balance a system of 700+ stations and a network of 12,000 bikes by awarding points for taking bikes from full stations and parking them at empty ones. Waldoch and Bike Angels were featured in The New Yorker Dec. 4, 2017, along with a rider who far exceeded program expectations, in an article titled "Hacking the Citi Bike Points System."
Juliet Wiebe-King (M.S. in Commerce ’15) is a Marketing Intern for East Bali Cashews, a social enterprise start-up in Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 2012, East Bali Cashews is the first modern, large-scale cashew-processing facility in Indonesia and currently employs 350 villagers—90 percent of whom are women who previously had no employment opportunities. Wiebe-King has been in charge of several initiatives to aid in the company’s international expansion, including social media strategy, website redesign, and building relationships with international retailers.
Jeff Hibbard (M.S. in MIT ’17) is Chief Product Officer for financial services company Fidor Solutions, effective March 1, 2017. Fidor Solutions founded digital banks in Germany (2013) and in the UK (2015) and is now taking its platform to the market for other banks. Fidor's principal offices are located in Munich, New York, and Dubai.
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski ’17 recently launched his professional tennis career. In August 2017, the 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles Champion joined the 128 competitors as a rookie pro in the prestigious Grand Slam tournament of the U.S. Open.
Jack Murray (A&S ’16, M.S. in Commerce ’17) has joined Skyway Capital Markets, a boutique investment bank in Tampa, Fla., as an Investment Associate.
Jimmy Stanger ’17, after playing in the British Amateur Championship and U.S. Amateur Championship this past summer, has become a professional golfer. (Read the UVA Today story.)
Jimmy Stanger ’17 was named a player to watch by PGA TOUR in December 2017. In his final two years at UVA, Stanger was named All-ACC twice, was a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, made the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award, was a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, became the first Cavalier in school history to be named first-team All-American, and helped the U.S. team capture a Palmer Cup championship. He then went on to win the ACC individual championship, becoming only the third person in UVA history to capture the title. He turned professional shortly after graduating from UVA.
Sophia Bredice (M.S. in MIT '18), Assistant Director of Client Services at Wake Forest University, and Eric Rzeszut, Associate Director for Client Services at the McIntire School, co-authored a June 3, 2019, article titled "Life from the Other Side of the Table: Completing a Graduate Degree While Working in Higher Ed" for EDUCAUSE Review’s Professional Development Commons, about their experience in McIntire's M.S. in the Management of Information Technology Program.
Brian Mitchell '18 is Founder and CEO of Bullseye Admissions, which connects high school students with admissions strategists and personalized technology to turbocharge their college applications. His sister Arin Mitchell Peter (McIntire '13) is an Advisor for the startup.
Garrett Prisinzano (M.S. in Commerce ’18) and his wife, Clarissa, welcomed their son, Anthony Mario, born Sept. 6, 2019. Mr. Prisinzano is a Real Estate Analyst at Dollar Tree Stores in the Virginia Beach, VA, area.
Ryan Conrad '19, two-time UVA Men’s Lacrosse captain, was selected as the 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award winner. He is the first Cavalier to win the award in Men’s Lacrosse. Conrad’s classmate Lawson Pisani (McIntire ’19), who served as midfielder for the team, also contributed to this season’s NCAA championship run with appearances in five winning games, scoring three goals.
Hana Kerner '19 joined soccer team Orlando Pride as a National Team Replacement Player. The New Jersey native was a member of the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team and nominated for the 2014-2015 Gatorade New Jersey State Player of the Year. At UVA, she made an appearance in 78 matches, scoring one goal and registering eight assists.