Meet the Young Alumni Council

Meet the Young Alumni Council

Alumni Leaders

Kayleigh Rae Stampfler and Emily Hart

Kayleigh Rae Stampfler (left) and Emily Hart

The mission of the Young Alumni Council is to foster and sustain relationships with College graduates of the last decade—more than 15,000 people. Comprising about 50 alumni who work with the Office of Alumni Relations, the council helps develop programs to connect young alumni with the University, faculty, and their classmates through volunteer opportunities and networking and social events.

“The council allows us to go straight to the source to create programs and communications that speak to, and strengthen, our broader young alumni community,” says Lauren Bradley ’11W (MS), associate director of reunion and class programs. “As a relatively young professional and alumnus of the University myself, it excites and energizes me to see such dedication and commitment.”

National Cochairs

Kayleigh Rae Stampfler ’08, Rochester

Major: History

Alumni involvement: University Alumni Board, the Young Alumni Council, the Rochester Network Leadership Cabinet, the Barbara J. Burger iZone Advisory Council

Occupation: Senior philanthropic advisor, Rochester Area Community Foundation

Emily Hart ’12, New York City

Major: Chemistry

Student groups: Louvre Performance Ensemble, Ballet Performance Group, Habitat for Humanity, Meridian, Susan B. Anthony resident advisor

Occupation: High school chemistry teacher

Regional Leaders

The council is organized into eight regions that correspond to the Regional Network Leadership Cabinets. Each region has a chair or cochairs.

Jennifer Roach ’11, Boston

Major: Economics

Occupation: Private equity senior associate, Yellow Wood Partners

Nick Benjamin ’14 (cochair), Buffalo

Majors: Mathematics and economics

Occupation: Financial analyst, M&T Bank

Abby Zabrodsky ’14, ’19S (MBA) (cochair), Buffalo

Major: Chemical engineering

Occupation: Associate marketing manager, Rich Products Corp.; executive MBA student, Simon Business School

Brittany Hopkins ’14, Chicago

Major: Neuroscience

Occupation: PhD candidate, Northwestern University

Farrell Cooke ’14, New York City

Major: Neuroscience

Occupation: Senior clinical researcher in anesthesiology, New York–Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine

Matt Watman ’12, Philadelphia

Major: Brain and cognitive sciences

Occupation: Program analyst, Mental Health Partnerships

Nicole St. James Berman ’12, Rochester

Major: History and English

Occupation: Associate director of development, American Diabetes Association

Lauren Sacks Hopton ’10, San Francisco

Major: Psychology

Occupation: Producer and project manager at the sustainable shoemaker Rothy’s

Jonathan LoTempio Jr. ’14, Washington, D.C.

Major: Biochemistry

Occupation: PhD candidate, George Washington University

Learn more about the Young Alumni Council and the events and activities the members organize at