Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College
2017-18 Nominating Committee
Jay Gilman ’09: Gilman currently serves as Vice President on the AAGC Board of Directors and is the facilitator of our 2017-18 AAGC Nominating Committee. As the Associate Director of Minnesota Fringe in Minneapolis, Gilman stewards the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest. While at Goucher, he studied anthropology, arts administration, education and theater as an interdisciplinary major; and was involved in Red Hot Blue, an a capella group devoted to serving and fundraising for the HIV/AIDS cause. Gilman also holds a M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, and enrolled in courses in the Wharton MBA and Fels Institute MPA programs. His sister Laura Gilman, also a Goucher alumna from the Class of 2007, was a sociology/anthropology major, and served as a Hillel president. She now leads care management for older adults at Jewish Family Services in their hometown, Kansas City.
Brianna Bowling ’92: Bowling graduated from Goucher College with an English Literature degree. In 1998, she started Zekiah Technologies which has grown to more than thirty employees supporting clients such as the Navy and Department of Homeland Security in custom software and geospatial solutions. Bowling volunteers with her local 4H club, coaches for La Plata Youth Soccer Association, and is a member of the Southern Maryland Women’s League, a cantor and lector for St. Ignatius Church, a riding coordinator for the local dressage club, and serves on multiple boards such as the Workforce Investment Board and the local hospital. Bowling resides in Charles County, Maryland and is an active partner in her community.
Hilary Davis ’10: Davis graduated from Goucher as a psychology major with a minor in history. She studied abroad twice during her time at Goucher: in Spring 2008, she studied with DIS Copenhagen; and in January 2010, she participated in a Jane Austen course in Southern England. While at Goucher, she was a leading member of admissions ambassadors and participated in the Music department’s musicals. She worked also as an admissions counselor’s assistant for three years. Davis earned a Masters of Arts in General Education from Bank Street College of Education in 2013, and is dual certified in Literacy and General Education. She currently works as a second grade teacher at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester.
David Jadin ’10, M.Ed. ’12 After graduating with a degree in Communications, Jadin continued his education at Goucher obtaining his M.Ed. in 2012 while working as an Assistant Coach for the Men’s Lacrosse team. In his time as an undergrad, Jadin was a Captain of the first Men’s Lacrosse Championship team in 2010. That same year he earned All Landmark Conference 1st team honors, was named an USILA Academic All American, and was awarded the Goucher Athletic Department “Coaches” Award. After completing his master’s degree and winning another championship as a coach in 2012, Jadin went on to Coach at Division 1 Mercer University for three years. He recently moved to Albany with his wife Kristen (Goucher, M.Ed. ’12) where he works as an Assistant Director of Admissions and Strategic Initiatives at Albany Law School.
Jeffrey Judge ’05: As a founder of Chesapeake Wealth Concepts, a financial planning and advisory firm with 3 locations throughout Maryland, Judge’s practice is focused on developing personalized strategies for closely held business owners and their executives. They help business owners understand, grow, and protect the value of their largest and most valuable asset—their business. He serves as a board member on the finance committee and 5.7k committee for the Brigance Brigade Foundation, on the strategic planning and young member committees at the Center Club, is on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council, and is actively involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Baltimore area. A Certified Financial Planner, Judge was celebrated as a VIP under 40 by The Daily Record in 2015 in addition to being named a 5 Star Wealth Manager in Baltimore multiple times. Currently, Judge resides in Bel Air, MD with his wife of 11 years, Courtney, and their 4 year old son, Reed.
Rebecca Schwartz ’08: Before graduating from Goucher in 2008 with a major in Psychology, Schwartz met some of her best friends during her first week of college through SERVE’s (students engaged in responsible volunteer experiences) Early Immersion Program with Habitat for Humanity. During her time at Goucher, she served as the Chair of the Student Action Committee, Academic Honor Board and as Community Assistant. Schwartz also participated in an intensive course abroad in South Africa that studied social policy through the lens of the HIV crisis. She has since earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. Schwartz is currently a Clinical Psychologist working with college students in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jennifer Sparenberg MAHP ’16: Sparenberg is the Hazard Mitigation Officer for the Maryland Historical Trust. She is currently developing and implementing MHT’s new Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Program, aimed at protecting historic places, archaeological sites, and cultural landscapes from the effects of natural hazards and the effects of climate change. Through the program, Sparenberg seeks to raise the awareness of the vulnerability of cultural resources to flooding and other hazards and encourage local governments to include cultural resources in their local hazard mitigation plans and projects. Prior to joining the Maryland Historical Trust, Sparenberg worked in the private sector as an Environmental Planner. Her work focused on hazard mitigation planning and post-disaster recovery planning. Sparenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College.