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Meet our & College and Career Counseling Teams

Our and College & Career Counseling teams ensure that all DC alumni have the tools, support, and confidence needed to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond. We are proud of the work they do to support the success of our alumni and champion all paths toward success that our alumni take to create the future they want for themselves and their community

We wanted to introduce (or for some re-introduce) them to you as they do amazing work to help our students and alumni grow and thrive as they obtain degrees, open businesses, earn trade certifications, and most importantly, have the ability to lead fulfilling lives.

Julia Hellmich

Julia Hellmich,

Role

Managing Director of

Alma Mater

Cornell University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Dream big! And ask for help…life is better when you go through it with others.

Hannah Copperman

Role

Director of College & Career Counseling

Alma Mater

Brown University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Apply to any and all opportunities! You never know what will want or what will work out. Keep your options open!

Imani Josie

Imani Jose, College & Career Counselor

Role

College and Career Counselor

Alma Mater

Western Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College

Advice to current students or Alumni

Take advantage of your seminar courses, talk to your advisors/counselors and ask questions! Seize all opportunities, especially those away from your hometowns and neighborhoods, now is the time to explore, do it!

Anthony Guyton

Anthony Guyton, College & Career Counselor

Role

College & Career Counselor

Alma Mater

Princeton University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Be yourself. It is the best way to find out what you love and what you want to do and will bring you a community of people who support and appreciate you for you.

Courtney Riley

Courtney Riley, College & Career Counselor

Role

College and Career Counselor

Alma Mater

University of Wisconsin-Madison (college); University of Maryland College Park (grad school)

Advice to current students or Alumni

Wherever you go try to build and maintain a strong support system of relatives, friends, teachers, mentors, coaches, etc. It’s always good to have a group of people you can turn to when you need help or advice.

Jasmin Orellana

Jasmin Orellana, College & Career Fellow

Role

College and Career Fellow

Alma Mater

Shepherd University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Visit different options before going to college and make mental health a priority.

Shakiya Booker

Shakiya Booker, Junior & Senior Seminar Teacher

Role

Junior & Senior Seminar Teacher

Alma Mater

SUNY Oneonta

Advice to current students or Alumni

Get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities available to you when you graduate high school. You never know what you will learn about yourself, who you’ll meet, or what doors may open!

Sydne S. Kersey

Sydne Kersey,

Role

High School Support Manager

Alma Mater

Bowie State University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Trust Yourself! You know who & what you want to be. The first step is believing in yourself, believing that it can be done. Next, is lining up all the pieces so that you can see that it is possible!

LaMika Carroll

Lamika Carroll,

Role

Senior Manager of Career Development

Alma Mater

Lafayette College

Advice to current students or Alumni

Set your vision, determine and engage your resources, and commit yourself to the task of being your best YOU and success will naturally follow.

Cortney Johnson

Courtney Johnson,

Role

Career and College Fellow

Alma Mater

Kenyon College

Advice to current students or Alumni

It is okay to not have the answers or to admit a struggle. I think as hard as it can be, transparency with advisors, professors, and others around you can help to get you on a better path.

Enku Castellanos

Enku Castellanos,

Role

College and Career Fellow

Alma Mater

Willamette University

Advice to current students or Alumni

Be open minded, try new things, meet new people, and stick it out!!! It will all be worth it and you will learn so much about yourself and what you want out of your college experience and life!

Delaney Hinnant

Delaney Hinnant,

Role

College and Career Counselor

Alma Mater

Elon University

Advice to current students or Alumni

TAKE UP SPACE! Your voice and presence is needed in every room that you’re in

Posted on October 22, 2021 in Through College & Career

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