Young Alumni
Young Alumni

» Young Alumni Society Executive Board

The mission of the Young Alumni Board is to advise the Chapman Alumni Association and the University on ideas for engaging Chapman University recently graduated alumni, 10 years out and under, through professional networking, social, and cultural events. The Young Alumni Board operates as an advisory council connecting this generation of alumni to each other and the university.
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Alex Garrett

Alex Garrett came to Chapman University in 2011 to enroll in Chapman's Vocal Performance Department in the College of Performing Arts. After a year of singing in Chapman's Opera Chapman he switched majors to pursue his passion in marketing at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He currently uses his degree in the field of business to business sales as a National Account Manager at Premier Packaging. Looking back at the opportunities he was given through Chapman, Alex carries a deep admiration for the University's faculty, leadership and alumni. With the Young Alumni Society Executive Board he hopes to promote and foster the engagement between Chapman Young Alumni and their alma mater.
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Lauren Birch

Chair, Operations
Lauren graduated from Chapman in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Sciences and a Psychology minor. As a Chapman student, she held multiple leadership positions including President of Delta Gamma, Peer Advisor for the Health Sciences Department, Tour Guide, and Orientation Leader. Today Lauren is an Admission Representative in Chapman's Office of Admission and enjoys working to bring in the next class of Chapman Panthers.
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Haley Londen

Chair, Engagement
Working in various countries across the world, Haley has an extensive and award winning domestic and international documentary background. Haley has made films in Poland, Germany, Ghana, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Washington DC, and my favorite – California. She also has experience with production management for large-scale projects from when she worked at a subsidiary of NBC Sports. Overall, she is a talented and knowledgeable video producer, striving to make your projects creative and meet your goals. Working with her clients closely on projects, allows her to thrive in the Video Production process.
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Courtney James

Chair, Marketing
Courtney James is a Director of Partner Development at Currency - the fastest growing Fintech company on the west coast. She works with executives, strategic partners, technical and operational teams to create, develop, and grow enterprise relationships. With innovative solutions that bring transaction revenue to heavy equipment industries, including food and beverage, utility trailers and healthcare, Courtney understands the value of trust. She believes that success in a developing trust between partners, and across teams is the key to successful execution. Courtney has led the execution of innovative and strategic solutions with Global 500, and Fortune 500 public companies, as well as, private companies consolidating as a result of M&A agreements in the private equity space. She holds her MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. In her free time, Courtney enjoys practicing yoga, playing tennis and discovering new coffee shops.
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Tara Bokosky

She graduated with her Undergraduate degree in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies. She continued her education and received her MBA in 2017, as well as with her Master’s in Special Education. Tara is also involved in the Chapman University Alumni Board and MBA Alumni Board. Tara is a Financial Advisor at Tax & Financial Group. She works with business owners and professionals and guide businesses, families, and individuals with the accumulation and preservation of wealth through comprehensive financial strategies. Before entering the financial services industry, Tara worked in the Brea Unified School district and remains involved within the special needs community.
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Andrea Kerndt

Originally from the Midwest, Andrea Kerndt traded snow for the beach cities of the west coast, graduating from Chapman University in 2018 with a B.F.A. in Television and Broadcast Journalism and a B.A. in Political Science. She presently works in the entertainment industry and resides in the Los Angeles area. A westside, non-vegan or gluten-free Angeleno, Andrea is a career-orientated early riser and a tennis rookie weekend warrior. Though she has a passion for discovering LA's best cheeseburgers, she has an even greater enthusiasm for her old Orange County stomping grounds. She likes long walks in the Orange Circle, catching Angels games with friends, and fending off those “Sunday Scaries” with Newport Beach sunshine. Most of all, she loves Chapman, and the incredible community that comes along with it.
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Elizabeth Sproule

Elizabeth graduated from Chapman in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. While a student at Chapman, Elizabeth volunteered with different organizations that built support systems for students and families in low-income communities. After graduating, Elizabeth joined Teach for America and moved to North Carolina, where she taught middle school science. Since moving back to California, Elizabeth has continued to work with low income communities in various roles and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Elizabeth joined the Young Alumni Society to help engage alumni and continue to grow the Chapman alumni network.
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Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith is a Senior Manager of Global Procurement and Supply Chain for the NGO International Rescue Committee. She’s a “new” New Yorker after moving to The Big Apple from California in 2016. At Chapman, she double majored in Film Studies at Dodge College and Communication Studies at the School of Communication and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in 2013. She’s a proud scholar, Phi Sigma Sigma alumnae, and former Chapman Democrats VP. Hilary is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but sees Orange County as her second home and continues to subscribe to the LA Times and listens to KPCC. She loves film, hiking, and of course Southern California.
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Randy Rosales

Dr. Randy Rosales was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Chapman University, followed by his dental education at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rosales excelled clinically during his training and is excited to be back home to take care of his hometown community. In his spare time, Dr. Rosales enjoys providing dental care to those with limited access to care. In the past, he has served those in Panama, Jamaica, and Mexico. He also enjoys playing basketball, training and racing triathlons, traveling, and exploring local restaurants.

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