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2019-2020 ALUMNI BOARD

Josh CaplanJosh Caplan

MPP '13

Josh is now working as the Legislative Director for Rep. Roybal-Allard (D-CA). He is in his first term as Vice-Chairman of the Alumni Board, where he is always looking for new ways to engage McCourt alums. In his free time, he greatly enjoys brewing and sharing his own beers and hard ciders.

Mary Beth DonahueMary Beth Donahue

MPP '92

Mary Beth Donahue graduated with an MPP from McCourt (GPPI) in 1992. 
She is currently President of Donahue Consulting, LLC.

Her desire to serve on the Board is to contribute to the school’s growth, presence and impact in the National Public Policy arena and with those audiences. She wanted to use her experiences and network to give back even more to current students and alumni. Fun fact: She began with the McCourt School of Public Policy when it was a one person office in the ICC In 1990.

Mariam GhavalyanMariam Ghavalyan

MPP '17

Mariam graduated from the McCourt School with an MPP degree in 2017. As an Alumni Board member, Mariam hopes to help advance the professional growth of current students and alumni, both domestic and international. She looks forward to working with her fellow Board members in strengthening the McCourt community and realizing the Board’s common goals.

Mariam currently works for the Congressional Research Service as a Research Assistant, focusing primarily on immigration policy.  Prior to attending the McCourt School, Mariam lived in sunny Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. 

Mark HinesRacehl Rush-Marlowe

MPP '11

Mark works as a policy analyst at the Social Security Administration and teaches classes in public policy as an adjunct faculty member at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Lutheran College Washington Semester.

He was motivated to join the Alumni Board by his interests in ensuring affordable educational opportunities for students at the school and increasing alumni engagement. Prior to graduate school, he worked in higher education student services and is happy to be able to continue his involvement in the life of McCourt. Mark earned his A.B. at Washington University in St. Louis, his MPP at McCourt, and his Ph.D. in Government, also at Georgetown University.

Sarah Kathleen HluchanSarah K. Hluchan

MPP '09

Sarah Kathleen Hluchan is a 2009 graduate of the McCourt Public Policy School (then Georgetown Public Policy Institute).  Originally from New Jersey, Sarah holds a B.A. in political science from Drew University (Madison, NJ).  She relocated to the DMV in 2007. 

Sarah works for KPMG’s Federal Advisory Practice in the Federal Financial Management Network, specializing in policy and regulation around Federal grant-making.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  Her goal for the McCourt Alumni Board is to increase alumni participation and engagement while strengthening McCourt’s relationship with the University as a whole.  In her free time she enjoys photography, circus arts, and traveling.

Lauren InouyeLauren Inouye

MPP '14

Lauren Inouye is Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). In this role, she leads the council’s federal policy and advocacy portfolio on a wide range of issues impacting the graduate education community and serves as representation in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Prior to joining CGS, Lauren served as the Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She served with the association from 2011-2018. Before coming to AACN, Lauren practiced as a registered nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Lauren is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University teaching health policy to master’s nursing students.  

Arjun MalhotraArjun Malhotra

MPP '17

Arjun is the Senior Manager of Government Relations at CoreLogic, a big-data and financial technology company based in California. He previously served as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. While on Capitol Hill, Arjun was a Foreign Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Congressional Security Scholar at the Truman National Security Project.

He joined the Board to help elevate the McCourt School's brand and expand networking opportunities for alumni. Arjun has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and an M.P.P from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. 

Rachel Rush-MarloweRacehl Rush-Marlowe

MPP '16

Rachel is an Education Program Analyst for a small, woman-owned education consulting firm (called Quality Information Partners) on a contract for the U.S Department of Education. 

She is a first term board member and serves as the Fundraising Chair. Rachel joined the board to help strengthen the relationships between McCourt students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

Mike SanfordMike Sanford

MPM '17

Carlos ‘Mike’ Sanford hails from Zachary, Louisiana and has an undergraduate degree in History from Methodist University and a Masters of Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).  Mike is a career Army Officer, and has held multifaceted jobs on the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of the military. 

Mike  decided to run for the alumni board to help with alumni outreach and build sustainable relationships external to McCourt.  Additionally, as an alumni, the appreciation for the experiences that Georgetown afforded him are still fresh, and inspire an investment in maintaining his connection with campus. 

Fun fact: Mike enjoys reading and learning about emerging technologies. 

Howard SingerHoward Singer

MPM '17

Howard is a Sergeant with the New York City Police Department and was recently chosen among a small group of personnel to establish the Office of Professional Development, which was created to assist our members with professional and personal development opportunities. In his new role he is responsible for the NYPD’s scholarship program and creating new educational opportunities for the Department’s 55,000 member workforce.  He forged a partnership with the McCourt admissions team which resulted in the establishment of the McCourt NYPD scholarship.  In 2016, Howard was the Police Commissioner’s Graduate Scholarship award winner which afforded him the opportunity to attend McCourt for the 2016/2017 school year and attain an MPM.  

Howard decided to run for the Board to increase McCourt’s awareness as the premier policy institution in the Country and to create professional opportunities for students and alumni by increasing public and private sector involvement.

Danette SongDanett Song

MPP '18

Danett is an Education Data Analyst at Quality Information Partners.

I decided to run for the Alumni Board to strengthen the network of McCourt alumni, not only those who remain in DC after graduation, but also those whose careers take them all around the world. As McCourt continues to grow, so do the opportunities and resources available to past and current students, and I want to help make those opportunities more broadly accessible. 
Fun fact: I maintain a food Instagram that features food that I make, from the area, and from my travels! (@wildfoodchase)