JoJo Rizzo

JoJo Rizzo, '18 BA Business Administration, is a transportation manager in the trucking industry. Rizzo was born and raised in Las Vegas and enjoys spending her days either roller skating, bowling, spending time with her mom and/or fur babies. After graduating college in 2018, she moved into her first apartment in 2019 with her two loving, elderly chihuahuas: Tink and Pixie. Three months later, she bought the youngest of the bunch, which would be her Australian Shepherd Bailey Blue. After six months, she bought her first home in April of 2020. In the last couple of years, she decided to start traveling to popular roller skating events to meet other people who love the sport as much as she does. Once Rizzo became familiar with roller skating events, she began to start her own traditional roller skating event for Halloween in 2021 in Las Vegas. Fast forward to 2022, she met her boyfriend who she now enjoys spending time with along with family. The two of them both enjoy spending time at the gym, cooking, shoe shopping, or just being in each others' presence. After all of the life-work balance, she is able to make time to roller skate and bowl in her spare time. She's been a transportation manager for a year and couldn’t be happier. She became a roller skate instructor two years ago and teaches others. Also, she became a travel skater and has skated in 15 states. Where should I go next?

Natalie Mae Reeves

Natalie Mae Reeves, '18 BS Education, is an English teacher in Spain.

Rhiannon Gladney

Rhiannon Gladney, '16 BA Economics, is the founder of the startups @RazDevelop and @Feather_flights. Gladney is currently looking for UNLV students to help grow her startups. You can email her at Gladney enjoys reading, hiking, watching airplanes, learning to program, and helping to improve the environment. 

Karen Hawkes, Esq.

Karen Hawkes, Esq., '96 BA Political Science, is the founder and managing attorney at Hawkes Law, APLC. Featured in Modern Luxury Magazine as a "Dynamic Woman," Hawkes focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, and corporate law. She has been protecting brands and content for two decades and has litigated dozens of trademark and copyright cases in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. Hawkes and her team represent entrepreneurs nationwide, including in the entertainment industry. She also serves as director and professor of law of the California Western School of Law Pro Bono Trademark Clinic. Her husband David Hawkes, Esq. is a partner in a La Jolla firm. They love to travel and are involved in philanthropy in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe.

Brooke Snelling

Brooke Snelling, '10 BA Journalism and Media Studies, works for MassMedia Marketing, Advertising and PR — a digital-first media and public relations agency in Las Vegas — and was recently promoted to vice president of Client Engagement & Success. In her new role, Snelling leads the Client Success and Engagement team and serves as the head of accounts at MassMedia, where she and her team are charged with driving creative, advertising and marketing strategies agency wide. Snelling will lead strategic planning, oversee campaign implementation, and, along with her team, drive performance and deliver results for her clients. She is also responsible for cultivating talent and driving professional development and growth across the team.

Sandy Shannon

Sandy Shannon, '12 BS Business Administration, went on to graduate law school and has been a corporate lawyer for publicly traded companies. In 2023, she was promoted to managing counsel of Diamondback Energy. In May 2012, she was a commencement speaker at UNLV's graduation ceremony. While she now calls Texas home, Las Vegas and, particularly UNLV, will always have a place in her heart and mind! 

Iris Hattersley

Iris Hattersley, '12 BA English and '17 MA English, is the author of the memoir, Lucky Thirteen, published through Amazon in 2022. The work includes her career in the U.S. Marshals Service. Lucky Thirteen refers to recruitment as one of the first 13 women hired to carry the badge of a Deputy U.S. Marshal. The memoir is being sold in the gift shop of the new U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Hattersley is a member of Sun City Anthem Authors and enjoys writing and reading. She is currently writing a fictional mystery work titled, My Name is Jimmy.

Avinash Natarajan

Avinash Natarajan, '15 BS Business Administration, is a senior accountant for Tang Industries, Inc.

Brandon Duke

Brandon Duke, '19 BA Political Science, is retired/disabled. For hobbies, he enjoys reading, motorcycles, and gaming.

Peter Meier

Peter Meier, '11 MS Kinesiology, completed his medical residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Meier will be practicing at Ottawa County Health Center in Minneapolis, Kansas.

John C. Courtney

John C. Courtney, '05 Economics and 2008 J.D., is a founding partner of LBC Law Group and chairperson of Nevada Legal Services' board of directors. Courtney is an Airborne Infantry combat veteran. He is the first person in his family to obtain a higher-education degree. Courtney graduated in the top 1% of his program with minors in philosophy and business law. He's also a frontman and lead singer of a popular local band.

Gabriela Everett

Gabriela Everett, '22 MPA, has been the director of advocacy and research at Three Square since April 2023. Everett enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.