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Ceili Cascarano (B. A. English and History, 2005) has spent over ten years in marketing and innovation, and uses her English major every day to analyze information, communicate to consumers, and simplify business cases for executives. She worked for a marketing agency after graduation, and then received her MBA from Goizueta Business School in 2010. Ceili has been with Johnson & Johnson for eight years, managing brands like LISTERINE®, TYLENOL® and ROGAINE®, where she won the prestigious James E. Burke Marketing Award. For the last two years, she has worked with entrepreneurs in the consumer healthcare and health tech spaces, with which Johnson & Johnson partners and invests. Ceili is inspired by entrepreneurs, and their ability to see a consumer need and create a product to address that need. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids, and while still an avid Dawgs fan, is on the verge of converting to a full-blown Eagles fan.

Marie Gordon (B.A., 2003) is press secretary in the office of fellow UGA alumnus U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. She has served in Isakson's Senate office and on his campaign staff in numerous communications roles, as well as in the positions of scheduler and field representative, since 2003. She also serves as communications director for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr's campaign. (Carr is a "Double Dawg!") Marie has written for Georgia Trend magazine, as well as other Georgia regional publications. She volunteers her time on the alumni board and as the liaison to her classmates for her high school, Darlington School, and she is an active member of the stewardship committee at her church.

Taylor Mallory Holland (B.A., 2005) is a freelance content marketer (a.k.a., brand storyteller), specializing in technology and healthcare. After graduating from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in English and film studies, Taylor worked as a business writer for several years, primarily at PINKmagazine, a national publication for professional women. The timing of her entre into journalism was unfortunate, given it was the beginning of the (sort of) end of print media. After working as a book editor for several years, she discovered the emerging frontier of brand journalism. Now she writes stories for some of the top brands in the world, including Samsung, IBM, Vonage, and several large health systems. She has also written extensively for Google, BlueCross BlueShield, and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff (B.A., 2004) was admitted into the Teach for America program after graduation and went on to teach middle school English Language Arts in Brooklyn, NY. She went on to earn a Master’s in Teaching at Pace University and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State University. She is now an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Her research applies theory from organizational psychology and behavioral economics to questions regarding the implementation and consequences of educational policy. Her current projects examine implications for racial equity in school choice policy implementation; the relationship between educational policy and student attendance; and district-led school turnaround.

Aubrey Smith (B.A., 2008) After graduating from Duke Law School in 2011, Aubrey clerked for a federal judge in Louisiana, and then moved to D.C. to work in employment litigation. He spent two years representing workers in employment cases, focusing on gender discrimination suits. He now works as an associate in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP, an international law firm with more than 800 attorneys. He represents corporations, professional services firms and financial companies in a wide range of employment disputes, including restrictive covenant litigation and discrimination cases. He also has an active pro bono practice involving prisoners’ rights. 

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