GW Alumni Blog

Stories from Our Community

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


Headshot of Heather Davis in front of a soccer stadium.

Heather Davis, J.D. ’05, Named CEO of National Women’s Soccer League Team in Portland

GW Law graduate leads the charge as CEO of NWSL team in Portland.
Headshot of Roberto Izurieta

GW Faculty Member and Alumnus Becomes Ecuador’s Ambassador to Chile

GSPM’s Roberto Izurieta said Chile has “great personal significance” for him.
Capitol Police Officer Alan Orquiza stands in front of The United States Capitol Building.

Jan. 6, Two Years Later: Capitol Police Officer and GW Alumnus Says ‘We Did Our Job’

Elliott School grad Alan Orquiza and fellow law enforcement officers recently received the Congressional Gold Medal for their efforts that day.
Imani Ross

Alumni in Focus: Imani Ross, BA ‘19

Imani Ross, BA ‘19, draws on her core values of helping others and working hard to guide her path forward.
Sandra Jarva Weiss sits with her husband, Daniel H. Weiss.

Giving Back: For Alumna, Scholarships Spark Opportunities

As a student, Sandra Jarva Weiss, BA ’80, JD ’83, collected a trove of cherished only-at-GW memories. Now she’s helping students write their own stories.



GW Alumni in Focus

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.

Alumni in Focus: Imani Ross, BA ‘19

December 21, 2022

Imani Ross, BA ‘19, draws on her core values of helping others and working hard to guide her path forward.

GW Alumni in Focus: Barbie Hunley, BBA '10

November 18, 2022

Alumna Barbie Hunley, BBA ‘10, has always been a team player. From her time as the head manager of GW Women’s Basketball to now serving on the delivery team at

GW Alumni in Focus: Dr. Monica P. Band

July 20, 2022

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.”