GW alumni are change makers, creators, and leaders in virtually every industry. Through their stories, we see the transformative impact of a GW education.


Oriana Piña (courtesy photo)

Alumna Seeks to Uplift and Amplify Diverse Voices Globally

Piña was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” in PRNEWS’ 2022 Top Women in PR.

John P. Benison

For Alumnus, Welcoming Campus Brought New Perspectives

John P. Benison, BA ’93, remembers the moment he knew he had found a home at GW.

Roger-Mark De Souza

Alumnus Seeks to Make a Difference in the World Through Sustainable Markets

We recently caught up with Roger-Mark De Souza, MA '95, to learn how GW and the Elliott School influenced his career.

The George Washington University

Six New Members Join GWAA Executive Committee

They will work with 14 other members to help strengthen and promote an invested alumni community.

Christina Hawatmeh

Alumna’s New Book Shines a Light on the Global Pandemic Experience Through Photos

Over 25,000 businesses use Scopio to purchase images and hire global artists to commission illustration, photography and 3D graphics.



Whether it’s volunteering in their communities, running for office, or excelling at professional endeavors, GW alumni are carving their own paths and building a greater world.

Dr. Monica P. Band

GW Alumni in Focus: Dr. Monica P. Band

As a mental health counselor and advocate, Dr. Monica P. Band, MA ’13, is on a mission to destigmatize mental health care and spread the message that “self-care is collective care.”

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More GW Alumni Spotlights

Steven Kelly

GW Alumni in Focus: Steven Kelly

March 04, 2022

Steven Kelly, BA ‘18, is taking his skills and knowledge from SMPA to Vice President Kamala Harris' office.

Olajumoke "Jummy" Obayanju, JD '16

GW Law Alumni Spotlight: Olajumoke "Jummy" Obayanju, JD '16

January 26, 2022

The President of the Association of Black Law Alumni shares her vision of the future of GW Law.

Vishal Aswani

Volunteer Spotlight: Vishal Aswani, BS '15

April 16, 2021

“At the end of the day, giving back to GW in some way and form was important to me.”

Maria Fera

Volunteer Spotlight: Maria Fera, BA '15

December 16, 2020

The class of 2015 alumna shares how she discovered her passion for helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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