You are part of a special tradition—a tradition of excellence in education, service as professionals, and support of the future alumni.
The university partners with the UNLV Alumni Association, a separate nonprofit organization, to offer a variety of programs and services in support of alumni and their families. We encourage you, our alumni, to maintain ties with the university and support our values of higher learning through advocacy, involvement, and giving.
James Kaikis, '10 BS Physical Education, recently was recruited to an up-and-coming sales enablement company called Showpad. He has been promoted to manager of sales engineering and is building out a team. He says it is a great company for UNLV individuals trying to make it into the San Francisco tech scene. The San Francisco resident is the father of a daughter, Rylie, who turned 4 in September.
Ashkan Mahdavi, '16 DMD and MBA, is pursuing further studies in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO). He is one of 18 licensed dentists selected from a diverse group of applicants to enroll in the new residency program at GSO. The program will educate dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics while providing affordable care to the underserved population. GSO was granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in August and has begun efforts to provide the underserved population in Georgia with access to affordable orthodontic care by serving patients for approximately half the cost of private practice orthodontic care. His hobbies include watching the L.A. Clippers and other shows as well as hanging out with friends and family. He lives in Atlanta.
Melissa Polsenberg Chytry
Melissa Polsenberg Chytry, '14 JD, is an associate attorney at Hurtik Law & Associates. She and her husband, Stephan Chytry, '02 BA Communication Studies, welcomed a baby girl in July 2017. The family lives in Henderson.
Marlen Ibarra, '17 BA Psychology, is a research assistant at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Cleveland Clinic. She plans to apply to graduate school in a few years.