Board Nominations - Slate of Candidates
Washington Wellesley Club members will vote on the slate at the Club's June 8, 2017 Annual Meeting.
The Washington Wellesley Club's Nominating Committee submits the following slate of candidates to serve on the board from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. The Washington Wellesley Club members will vote on the slate at the Club's June 8, 2017 Annual Meeting.
Please review the candidates' biographical statements below. For information on each of the positions, please see the Club by-laws. The Nominating Committee is also happy to answer any questions you might have about the positions or the nominating process. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasurer – Christina Satkowski, Class of 2007
Christina is nominated for her second term as WWC Treasurer. During her current term, Christina has advanced the WWC’s financial processes to support the WWC's increased level of activity. 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 participated in 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.
Vice President of Membership – Logan Schmidt, Class of 2005
A committed science educator, Logan currently works at Planet3, a company that develops digital and print science curricula, including video games, data sets, case studies, and lesson plans. She has also worked for Pearson, the New England Aquarium, the Charlotte Nature Museum, and Discovery Place Science Museum. Logan volunteers at a variety of D.C. organizations, including: Charlie’s Place (a homeless breakfast and advocacy center), the USO centers at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and National Airport, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and Children’s National Medical Center. Logan has been a Wellesley admissions interview volunteer in Washington, Boston, and Charlotte, is a member of the Literary Circle, has presented Wellesley Book Awards to DC-area high school students, and enjoys helping Wellesley alumnae network and form new friendships and connections.
Vice President of Fundraising – Meredith Nakayama, Class of 2015
Meredith Nakayama grew up in Northern Virginia and moved back to the area 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 while managing staff, media, and the Delegate’s scheduling. Meredith also served as a field organizer on a Congressional campaign during the 2016 cycle. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and new recipes. Meredith is a member of the WWC’s Literary Circle. She anticipates using her fundraising and organizing experience to coordinate events and fundraisers that strengthen the DC Wellesley network.
Co-Vice President of Shared Interest Groups – Rochelle Rollins, Class of 1983
Rochelle is nominated for her second term as WWC Co-Vice President of Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). During her current term, Rochelle has organized events to build connections between SIG members and the WWC. Rochelle 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 where she oversaw efforts to improve health disparities research coordination, performance measurement, and data collection. She 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.
Co-Vice President of Shared Interest Groups – Tabitha Kibuka, Class of 1999
Tabitha is currently a WWC Special Projects Officer. She 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. 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 her work has centered around Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. She provides 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 Admissions – Jessica Urban, Class of 2006
Jessica 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. She was a political science and Spanish double major at Wellesley and received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, Latin
dancing, and trying new cuisine. As a Wellesley student, Jessica was a Student Admissions Representative. As an alumna, she has been a member of the WWC’s admissions committee and has interviewed prospective students, represented Wellesley at college fairs, and assisted with the Book Award program. She is also a mentor for the Wellesley First Generation Network Alumnae Mentoring program.
Co-Vice President of Admissions – Chloe Woodward-Magrane, Class of 2008
Chloe is nominated for her second term as WWC’s Co-Vice President of Admissions. During her current tem, Chloe has doubled the size of the admissions committee, attended and coordinated volunteers for college fairs, and helped manage alumnae interviews for prospective students. She is currently the Deputy Director of College and Career Readiness at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Washington, DC’s state education agency. In this role, she works on policy and grant programs that build the capacity of DC public schools to prepare students for high school, college, and career pathways. She began her professional career as a college admissions officer at fellow Sister Barnard College in New York City, where she focused on admissions efforts that brought low-income and first-generation students to Barnard. At Wellesley, she majored in Women’s Studies and also holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Politics and Education.