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Alumni & Friends

Alumni of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs truly understand the meaning of our motto, "making a difference." Graduates from all college disciplines go on to make great contributions to the community, but never forget their Rebel spirit.

Get Connected

Stay connected by joining the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs chapter. For more information, please contact Holly Woodward, Chapter President: urbanaffairsalumni@unlv.edu.

Joining the UNLV Alumni Association is a wonderful way to be part of the college tradition, stay connected with peers, and give back to UNLV. We have two chapters dedicated to our alumni:

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumni Chapter

Board of Directors

  • President, Holly Woodward, ’06 BA Environmental Studies
  • Vice President, Ashley Miller,’02 BA Communication Studies
  • Secretary, Ivet Santiago, ’09 Master of Social Work
  • Treasurer, Sarah Schiffman, ’05 BA Communication Studies; ’08 MA in Communication Studies

Board Members

  • Andrew VanNess, ’02 BA Criminal Justice

Urban Affairs Alumni Stories

Class Notes

Sara Mallett Leoni

Sara Mallett Leoni, ’96 BA Communication Studies, is CEO of Rafter, a college course materials management company that focuses on making education more affordable, accessible, and effective for college students. She says the company has saved 2.7 million students more than half a billion dollars on textbooks. Previously, she held leadership roles at several companies, including Sharpcast, Cafepress, Yahoo!, and E*Trade. While at UNLV she played center field for the softball team and was named a Second Team All American. 

Sara Costanza

Sara Costanza, ’06 BA Journalism and Media Studies, is a physician liaison at 21st Century Oncology. She is engaged to JC Sibley, ’07 BS Kinesiology, director of wellness at Tim Soder Physical Therapy and Wellness. He played baseball at UNLV. She was a cheerleader. The couple plans to marry in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in September 2016.

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Support the College

Everyone benefits from a strong and vibrant university, and your gift is a way to make a difference in the future of our students and society. Friends of the college are excellent champions of our mission, and there are many ways to give.

UNLV Urban Affairs Alum Jon Castagnino, The Rebel Report