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As part of our continuing mission to support young Virginians, the Young Professionals Mentoring Network (YPMN) was created to foster relationships between driven college students and young professionals.  Below is a list of potential mentors eager to help students build career readiness prior to graduation. Interested students can request one of the listed mentors by contacting Tim Cywinski at Tim@Virginia21.org.
 

Bethal Abraham

Educator, VA Beach City Public Schools,
Norfolk

Frank Anderson

 Executive Director, Fairfax County Democratic Committee
Burke

Cash Arehart

 Director of Student Programs, UVA- Sorenson Institute
Charlottesville

Sophia Arrighi

 Education Specialist, Peace Corps
Dumfries

Toora Arsala

 Disabilities Caucus Vice Chair, Young Democrats of America
Arlington

Brent Ashley

Former SGA at Virginia Tech President, Virginia21 at Virginia Tech Leader

Alexandria Asuzu

Consultant, Deloitte
McLean

Ebonie Atkins

Research and Policy Technician, USDA Rural Development
Henrico

Chris Atkins

Account Executive, Alliance Group Ltd
Richmond

Imani Barmore

 Server, Texas Roadhouse,
Portsmouth

Ann Laurence Baumer

Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arlington

Jenna Behringer

Canvass Director, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.
Arlington

Joey Bikkers

 Physical Therapist, Sentara Therapy Center – Port Warwick
Newport News

Ashely Blackwell

Fellow, Congressional Hunger Center
Washington D.C.

Travis Blankenship

Government Affairs Specialist, Virginia League of Conservation Voters

Demás Boudreaux

 Legislative Liaison, Virginia Housing Development Authority
Richmond

Jennifer Bowles

Vice Mayor, City of Martinsville
Martinsville

Nathan Britt

Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture
Arlington

Charley Brown

Former Student Leadership Committee Co-Chair, Virginia21

Kim Buck

Public Relations and Marketing Director, Danville Community College
Martinsville

Carlos Clanton

Executive Director, Norfolk Education Foundation
Norfolk

Theophilus Clark

Communication Studies Faculty, Tidewater Community College
Chesapeake

Nico Climaco

Program Assistant, Break Away: The Alternative Spring Break Connection

Nicole Coble

Associate, Gerson Lehrman Group
Austin

Carrie Cousins

Director of Communications, Roanoke Regional Partnership
Roanoke

Mitchell Croom

Assistant to the Director of Legislative Affairs, NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton

Tim Cywinski

Communications Director, Virginia21
Richmond

Paul Davis

Legislative Aide, Fairfax County Government
Reston

Joe Dillard

Government Relations Liaison, Hampton Roads Transit
Norfolk

Ian Dillard

Market Development, Touchstone Trainings LLC
Charlottesville

Troy Ehardt

Program Manager, Winning Connections
Washington D.C.

Rusty Foster

President, Bow Tie Strategies
Leesburg

Leah Ganey

Bookkeeper, Payment as a Service DBA Click and Pledge
Salem

Sara Garresttson

Member Operations and Speaker Coordinator, Executive Mosaic
Fairfax

Lauren Gilbert

Director of Programs, Sorensen Institute
Richmond

Chandler Hawn

Engineering Specialist, STV Incorporated
North Chesterfield

Autumn Hawley

Deputy Director, Accountability & Standards, Fairfax County Government- Office of Elections
Fairfax

Alexis Herring

Management Trainee, Enterprise Rent a car
Suffolk

Brian Hotchkiss

Teacher (Humanities, Civics), Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington D.C.

Sarah Huang

Account Manager, Alliance Group

Richmond

Josh Humphries

Special Assistant for Government Relations, James Madison University
Harrisonburg

Dana Holmstrand

Advisory Associate, Grant Thornton LLP, Advisory Associate
Alexandria

Jen Patja Howell

Deputy Director, Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier
Ruckersville

James Imoehl

Assistant to the President for Special Projects, The Gloucester Institute
Richmond

Macy Irvin

Tax Associate, Keiter
Richmond

Desiree Jenkins

Former President, Virginia21 at Norfolk State University

Judith Johnson

Junior Architect, Peck Peck & Associates
Alexandria

Tom Kramer

Director of External Relations, Christopher Newport University
Richmond

Allison Lawerence Jones

Consultant, McGuireWoods Consulting
Richmond

Jediah Jones

Legislative and Constituent Services Director, VA Senate
Richmond

Taylor King

Administrative Medical Assistant

Jones Wellness and Cardiovascular
Norfolk

Chanhong Luu

E-Commerce Assistant, Current Boutique
Alexandria

Michael Ly

Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
McLean

Josie Mace

Policy Associate, New Virginia Majority
Richmond

Gina Maglionico

Communications Director, Virginia AFL-CIO
Richmond

David Maisel

Quality Assurance Intern, Pragmatics, Inc.
Burke

Drew Marrs

Manager Government Relations, Norfolk Southern
Falls Church

Tierra McLeod

Immigration Service Officer, DHS (USCIS)
Fredericksburg

Claire McNabb

Research Analyst, APCO Worldwide
Washington D.C.

Emily Miles

Consultant, CGI
Fairfax

Schuyler Miller

Project Assistant, National Endowment for Democracy
Alexandria

Curt Mills

Journalist, U.S. News and World Report

Cameron Moody

Auditor (Environmental), Dominion Resources
Richmond

Erik Morlock

Intern,  Office of U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Vienna

Carlos Moore

Recruitment Strategist, Transportation Security Administration
Virginia Beach

Annie Morris

Deputy Director of Government Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond

Jessica Nunly

Nurse Aide, All4ONE
Norfolk

Tucker Obenshain

Research Associate, McGuireWoods Consulting
Richmond

Matthew Ogburn

Program Manager/Business Development Lead, Accenture
Roanoke

Ryan O’Toole

Deputy Director of Scheduling, Office of the Governor
Richmond

Kimberly Parker

Lease Administrator, Divaris Real Estate
Chesapeake

Jamie Pearson

Business Banker, Middleburg Bank
Leesburg

Taiwan Piles

VR Counselor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Newport News

Elizabeth Pendergast

Math Teacher, Richmond Public Schools
Richmond

Katharine Ransom

Economics and Personal Finance Teacher, Danville Public Schools
Danville

Waylin Ross

Director of Advocacy & Legislative Affairs, National Urban League Young Professionals

Elliot Roth

CEO, Spira
Richmond

Cameron Sasnett

Director & General Registrar, Fairfax County Office of Elections
Fairfax

Lauren Schmitt

Director of Government Relations, The Hillbridge Group
Richmond

Meg Schwenzfeier

Analyst, The Analyst Institute

Samantha Sedivy

Law Clerk, Virginia 6th Judicial Circuit
Richmond

Hannah Shoemaker

Musician, Self-Employed
Stafford

Maya Simpkins

Receptionist & Office Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University – Division for Inclusive Excellence
Richmond

L’Allegro Smith

Special Assistant, U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
Hampton

Joseph Soultanis

Software Developer, Epic
Madison

Joe Stanley

Policy Director, The Commonwealth Institute
Richmond

Eric Steigleder

Special Assistant for Communications, Office of the Secretary of Education
Richmond

Taylor Stephens

Legislative Assistant, Senator Richard Stuart

George Stewart

Special Assistant, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Richmond

Haley Talmage

Legal Assistant, Law Office of Shajuan N. Mason
Richmond

Chelsea Taylor

Conservation Education Coordinator, Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District
Emporia

Sam Louis Taylor

Outreach Representative, Senator Mark R. Warner
Richmond

James Toney

Life Coach, SAGAB Student Services and Consultant
Virginia Beach

Celia Tetlow

Development Manager, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Richmond

Karen Tirelis

Former Student Leadership Committee Co-Chair, Virginia21

Rhys Tucker

Conservation-Technician, Conservation Solutions, Inc.
Washington D.C.

James Wallace

Fresh Food Advisor, Virginia Community Capital
Richmond

Valerie Washington

Banker, Bank of America
Charlottesville

Evan Wessel

Deputy Director, Democratic Mayors
Washington D.C.

Blake Wheelock

Associate Director, OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting
Richmond

Emily Williams

Ropes Course Facilitator, Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Park
Mechanicsville

Benming Zhang

City Councilman, City of Williamsburg
Williamsburg

Brandan Zweig

Consultant, Maximus Consulting
Richmond