July 17, 2019

Alumnae/i career moves

Kailah Figueroa

Goucher College alumnae/i have been making notable change and advancements in the world around them, impacting their communities and beyond. Some alumnae/i have been in the news this summer regarding career moves and opportunities; here are just a few to look out for!

Karen Haynes ’68 just retired as California State University San Marcos’ longest sitting president; her 15 ½-year tenure came to an end as of June 30. Haynes’ career was nothing less than noble, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Goucher—the first in her family to receive a degree—later becoming the first female senior president of the California State University system. She grew the university into a well-respected institution, serving as president for more than half of the university’s existence, as well as installing new programs and opportunities to further improve the college.

Sandra Sarrouf, M.A.C.S. ’18, is a dancer and instructor immersing students in Middle Eastern culture through the art of Arabic belly dancing. Sarrouf got her master’s in cultural sustainability from Goucher, allowing her to mix her love for dance into many other cultural-specific dance and art forms while teaching Arabic belly dancing and immersing in and preserving its cultural significance.

Gabriel Froymovich ’04 has been in the wine industry for over a decade and is the founder of Vineyard Financial Associates. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Goucher and was featured as the special guest speaker of the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association’s grape growers conference.

Aimee Jorjani, M.A.H.P. ’12, has a master’s in historic preservation from Goucher and over 20 years of experience in the fields of government and cultural resources. Jorjani was just appointed as the chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), a federal agency. She will be working closely with Congress, the presidential administration, Native American tribes, preservation partners, and with state and local governments in the preservation of historic pieces.