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.

Stephanie Gouveia

Stephanie Gouveia, '13 M.S. Couple and Family Therapy, began working with Supreme Court of Nevada in November 2022. 

Jennifer Lougee and Adriana Reynaga

Jennifer Lougee, 21 M.Ed English Language Learning, and Adriana Reynaga, 08 BA Elementary Education, have started a new business called Great Minds Education LLC. After a combined 41 years of teaching experience, the last 10-plus years in the Clark County School District, they decided to take their knowledge and principles of education and create educational materials and workbooks for children ages 3 to 10. Check them out on Amazon and coming soon to Etsy!

Precious Rideout

Precious Rideout, '08 Criminal Justice, is a 2023 Grist 50 honoree. She is the director of community engagement at the Institute for Market Transformation in Washington, D.C. Each of the 50 people featured on the Grist 50 list, presented in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, has found a unique way to apply their strengths, creativity, and time to tackling our era’s biggest problem. They’re driving change in policy, fashion, tech, and our food systems. They’re creating climate-informed comedy and music. They’re accelerating the clean energy transition.   

Melissa Lemoine

Melissa Lemoine, '99 Elementary Education, started her teaching career in 1999 at Wengert Elementary, a blue ribbon school. She moved to Ober Elementary and taught third grade for 10 years. Lemoine has taught in the charter at Doral Academy, fourth grade, for five years. She is thrilled to be working at Gunderson Middle School as the eighth grade health teacher and to have received her health endorsement! Besides teaching, Lemoine enjoys swimming, hanging out with friends and family, and watching her high school son play basketball.

Whitney Short

Whitney Short, '09 BA Communication Studies and '15 JD, and Amanda Stevens, '15 JD, have teamed up to start Short & Stevens Law, LLC, a law firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, business law, and real estate law. Both have multiple degrees from UNLV and spend many volunteer hours helping the Las Vegas Valley community. They are excited for their new adventure and cannot wait to see what the future holds.