Board Members 2017-2018
President: Jessica Lee ’88 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Lee is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Washington, DC. Jessica began her financial career at Legg Mason, Inc.’s Investment Banking Division in 1997 where she was a principal and had primary execution responsibility on private placements, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. She was also a managing director at Rittenhouse Capital, where she provided corporate finance and due diligence advisory.
Jessica also serves as president of the Washington Wellesley Club and director and executive board vice president of Smyal, where she has served on the board since 2014. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English and received her MBA from Boston University with high honors in 1996.
Treasurer: Christina Satkowski ’07 email@example.com
Christina moved to the DC area three weeks after graduating in 2007 and has been active in the Washington Wellesley Club ever since. She is a researcher focused on issues education and international affairs. Christina majored in International Relations at Wellesley, earned a master’s degree at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and just returned from a research trip to Egypt funded by Wellesley’s Mary Elvira Stevens Fellowship. She lives in the District and works for a research consulting firm in Arlington.
Secretary: Patricia Sulser ‘79 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Sulser graduated from Wellesley with a BA in English. She worked at WGBH radio while at Wellesley and became a producer at WMCA radio in NYC after she graduated. Her coverage of a number of international political issues was the impetus for Patricia to attend law school. She received her JD in 1984 from American University in Washington and joined Shearman & Sterling, where she worked in international financial transactions in NYC, London and Hong Kong. She joined International Finance Corporation here in DC in 1992 where she is the Global Lead Lawyer for IFC InfraVentures, a fund dedicated to early stage infrastructure project development. She established and leads a collaboration among lawyers across the World Bank Group specializing in public private partnerships, a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Patricia is also a certified mediator and arbitrator and dispute board member and is proud to be on the Faculty and Advisory Board of the Albright Institute. She also was part of the Faculty for the Women in Public Service Project launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Seven Sisters Colleges. She lives in the Palisades inWashington with her husband and two teen daughters. She has contributed to the WWC in various ways including hosting chorus members on visits to Washington and participating in the B&B program. She is committed to Wellesley and the WWC and to supporting the Club’s efforts to keep the Wellesley community in the greater Washington area connected and energized.
Vice President of Membership: Logan Schmidt ’05 email@example.com
Logan Schmidt is a proud member of the Green Class of 2005, and majored in Biology and Classical Civilizations while at Wellesley. She moved to DC in November of 2014, and sees herself living in the vibrant capital region for the long haul. Logan works in science education, crafting digital curricula to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers in science. When she's not writing about science, Logan can be found fly fishing down at the Tidal Basin, volunteering at the USO, hanging out with the members of the Wellesley Literary Circle, or whipping up meals at Charlie's Place. She's also a huge fan of 80s movies, needlepointing, volleyball, and is always on a quest for the best mozzarella sticks. As VP of Membership, Logan looks forward to meeting as many Washington Wellesley Club members as possible, and welcoming many more alums to the group!
Co-Vice President of Admissions: Jessica Urban '06 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Urban is a Trial Attorney in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Before serving as a federal prosecutor, Jessica was a litigation associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, DC, where she was active in pro bono work and served on the Hiring Committee. At Wellesley, she double majored in political science and Spanish, served as President of the Mock Trial team and co-captain of Club Soccer, and participated in Glee Club. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and clerking for a federal judge in Philadelphia, she moved to DC, which she is thrilled to now call home. As a passionate advocate for Wellesley since her first year on campus, she has immensely enjoyed being able to share her experience and Wellesley pride with prospective students through the Washington Wellesley Club's Admissions Committee. As Co-Vice President of Admissions, she is looking forward to working with fellow alumnae to reach the next generation of Wellesley students.
Co- Vice President of Admissions: Chloe Woodward-Magrane ’08 email@example.com
Chloe Woodward-Magrane ‘08 is a Program Manager in the Division of Postsecondary & Career Education at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Washington, DC’s State Education Agency. In this role, she develops standards, policy, and programs that support college and career readiness for DC public school students and families. Chloe began her career as an Admissions Officer at Barnard College in New York City, working to expand the reach of women’s colleges to a diverse group of prospective students and families. Since moving to the DC area in early 2013, she’s become more involved with Wellesley admissions efforts in the DC area, including volunteering at events and serving as an alumnae interviewer. Chloe is an avid cook and would love to spend time discussing food with you. In additional to her BA in Women’s Studies from Wellesley, she holds an MA in Education & Politics from Columbia University.
Co-Vice President of Programs: Erin Corcoran '13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin moved to DC after graduation to pursue a career in international security policy. At Wellesley she majored in International Relations-Political Science and served as a First Year Mentor and President of the Tupelos a cappella group and the International Relations Council. When not at work or Wellesley events, Erin volunteers with the National Park Service on the National Mall. She enjoys exploring DC's museums, finding nearby hikes, and keeping tabs on the Boston sports teams.
Co-Vice President, Media & Communications: Meaghan Maher ‘12 email@example.com
Meaghan Maher, a native of upstate New York, has been a member of the WWC Board since 2015. She graduated from Wellesley with a degree in Economics and Political Science and moved to DC to join Ernst & Young's quantitative economics group. After leaving Ernst & Young, she transitioned to Capitol Hill, where she works on tax and trade policy issues. At Wellesley, Meaghan was President of Society Zeta Alpha and an RA in Severance and Tower. Since moving to DC, she's loved having the opportunity to both live and work with Wellesley alums. In her free time, she can be found cheering for the Nats, planning trips out of the city, or exploring DC's new restaurants.
Co-Vice President, Media & Communications: Ellie Smith ’14 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie Smith grew up in southern California. At Wellesley, Ellie majored in political science and Spanish, worked at the Music Library, was a DJ on WZLY, served on the Community Action Committee (formerly Campus Wide Diversity Initiative), and was an active member of the Claflin House Council for two years. Ellie moved to DC after graduating from Wellesey and has greatly enjoyed calling DC home. Currently, Ellie works in public sector consulting and is on the board of the Wellesley Alum Pride Alliance (WAPA). Outside of work, Ellie enjoys hiking and backpacking, painting (mostly watercolor and acrylic), taking care of a collection of succulents, and going to Drag Bingo at Nellie's.
Co-Vice President of Shared Interest Groups: Tabitha Kibuka ’99 email@example.com
Tabitha Kibuka is a seasoned international health specialist, focused on health monitoring and evaluation. She received an M. P. H. in Global Health from Emory University in 2005 and her B. A. in Architecture, with a minor in Africana Studies, from Wellesley College in 1999. Her experience in international development spans 17 years and has focused 12 years towards global health, working in East Africa and U. S., collaborating with international and local NGOs, donors, governments and universities. Much of Ms. Kibuka’s work has centered around health in Africa, having worked in and supported work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. She has utilized her experience to provide technical guidance for monitoring, evaluation and other public health research projects. Tabitha’s work has allowed her to navigate research teams through refugee communities, border towns and health facilities throughout East Africa. She currently resides in the Washington DC area, where she works as an Associate Director for Health, for Khulisa Management Services.
Co-Vice President of Shared Interest Groups: Rochelle Rollins ‘83 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rochelle Rollins is a native Washingtonian who has been worked in the United States Department of Health and Human Services for 17 years. In the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) she leads efforts to train health care providers, school staff, and social workers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking. Prior to joining ACF, Rochelle was a Division Director in the HHS Office of Minority Health (HHS/OMH) where she oversaw efforts to improve health disparities research coordination, performance measurement, and data collection. She also led OMH’s oral health policy work and participated on several federal teams to plan and implement the Healthy People Initiative. Rochelle has led civic organizations, PTA boards, and an investment club. She and her husband have two sons and have been foster parents to twelve children ages 6-18 years old. At Wellesley she played on the tennis team, was a disc jockey on the radio station, and contributed to the Wellesley News. After Wellesley she received her Master of Public Health from Boston University and doctorate from Brandeis University where she was a Pew Health Policy Fellow. Rochelle enjoys exploring new places, planning family reunions, reading, and helping vulnerable populations find peace, security, and purpose.
Vice President of Fundraising: Meredith Nakayama ’15 email@example.com
Meredith Nakayama grew up in Northern Virginia and moved back after graduating from Wellesley with a major in International Relations and a minor in Economics. She currently serves as Chief of Staff to a delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates. In this role, she develops state-level policy, manages staff, media, and the delegate’s schedule. When she isn’t working she enjoys trying new recipes and tackling new books with the Wellesley Literary Circle. Meredith looks forward to putting the “fun” back in fundraising during her time on the WWC board.
Immediate Past President: Erin Flannery Keith '05 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Flannery Keith, a native of Connecticut, moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009 after graduating from Pace University School of Law. She is an attorney in the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. During law school, internships at various environmental NGOs and federal agencies led her to a career in water law and policy in Washington. Erin also met her husband Brent at Pace Law School. At Wellesley, Erin majored in English and participated in Varsity Crew, the Chamber Music Society, Wellesley-in-Washington, and led the Newman Catholic Ministry. Erin has been the WWC’s Co-Vice President for Programming, Young Alumnae Coordinator, founded the Young Alumnae Book Group, and chaired the Class of 2005’s Five-Year Reunion. The Washington Wellesley Club has been instrumental in helping DC feel like home, and Erin hopes to continue to find creative ways to connect DC area alumnae to each other and the College.