B.S. business administration ‘09 (MBA ‘12)
Originally from Thousand Oaks, Ryan moved to Orange in 2005 as a freshman international business student. Eventually settling on a business degree with emphases in finance and economics, Ryan graduated in 2009. Immediately following graduation, Ryan began working as a staff member for U.S. Representative Ed Royce. While on staff, he pursued an MBA at Chapman, completing the program in December 2011.
Since obtaining his MBA, Ryan transitioned into the financial sector. Starting with Northwestern Mutual – Irvine at the end of 2011, Ryan began his career as a financial representative before moving into his current role as the operations manager.
Ryan became involved with various alumni programs following graduation, including Chapman University Young Alumni. He currently serves as the chair of the group. His passion and pride for Chapman are strong and he remains a vocal activist for the university’s ambitions and vision.
Ryan's goal in the Young Alumni Society is to provide resources to ALL alumni to build a strong and larger Chapman alumni network.
Contact Ryan to get involved with alumni today!
B.A. economics ‘13
Chappy Hour and Panthers in the Community Chair
Eric has been a part of the Chapman Family since 2011 when he began his studies at the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. Since graduating, he has helped develop, coordinate and recruit attendees for events such as Chappy Hour, the Chapman Networking Roundtable, Chapman Chats and the Summer Bash.
Eric currently works at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he specializes in corporate strategy for the leasing and acquiring of commercial real estate in the Orange County market. Prior to NGKF, he worked at Coldwell Banker Commercial, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.
He is involved with community service organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Susan G. Komen. He currently resides in Newport Beach where he enjoys golfing and the southern California lifestyle.
Eric's goal in the Young Alumni Society is to provide social and community service events to ALL alumni to build a strong and larger Chapman alumni network.
Contact Eric to learn more about or get involved with Chappy Hour and Panthers in the Community.
B.A. art history ‘09
Karlie Harstad graduated from Chapman in the Fall of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. While studying abroad, she decided to move to Europe and worked as a tour guide following graduation.
Karlie is now working in the medical device field here in Orange County and looks forward to engage and support Chapman young alumni in their career orientated goals.
Karlie's goal in the Young Alumni Society is to provide volunteer opportunities to ALL alumni to build a strong and larger Chapman alumni network.
Contact Karlie to learn more about or get involved with alumni volunteer opportunities.
B.A. peace studies ‘13
Special Events Chair
Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Emily moved to Orange in 2011, as a transfer student from ASU, and majored in Peace Studies.
Since graduating, Emily has been working at True Designs as an admin assistant.
She recently became involved with various alumni groups after graduation wanting to continue to be involved in the Chapman community.
Emily's goal in the Young Alumni Society is to provide special events to ALL alumni to build a strong and larger Chapman alumni network.
Contact Emily to learn more about or get involved with special events such as the Annual Summer Bash.