Meet the Board

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Clare Baldwin

Clare Baldwin, B.A. '20, M.P.A. '23, is an economics alumna who currently works as a management analyst at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As an undergraduate student, she served as student body president in 2019 and commencement speaker in 2020. Before joining HUD, she worked at UAA while she completed her master's degree in public administration and policy.

Katie Bender

Katie Bender, M.P.A. ’10, is the community and public relations manager at Northrim Bank. She lives in Anchorage and enjoys supporting the College of Business and Public Policy’s Leadership Fellows and Leadership Fellows Junior Academy, as well as Seawolf Athletics.

Jacob Chambers

Jacob Chambers, B.B.A. ’14, M.B.A. ’19, is a business alumnus and lifelong Alaskan who is passionate about people, servant leadership, business growth and serving his community. He is currently the sales director for Alaska’s largest private MSP technology company in Alaska, LMJ Consulting. In addition to the UAAAA board, he also serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, where he previously worked and was a former club kid. He loves to spend his free time exploring Alaska with his family, serving at his local church and doing “all the things” — hockey, snowboarding and skiing, rock climbing, tennis, hiking, weightlifting, coaching, pickleball and the occasional Spartan Race.

Ada Ejike-Maduakor

Ada Ejike-Maduakor, M.S. ’10, is the market development manager at Quintillion Networks in Alaska where she operates as a project manager for the organization’s broadband federal grants program. Beyond her formal commitments, she volunteers at the Community Pregnancy Center, actively supports her church and collaborates with various women’s professional organizations, all while balancing her cherished roles as a wife and mother.

Tuan Graziano

Tuan Graziano, B.B.A. ’23, is an economics alumnus and the donor relations manager for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. As a student, he served in various leadership roles including student body vice president and president, and secretary-general of the Model UN Program of Alaska. He is passionate about advocacy and building meaningful relationships in his community, especially in the field of youth empowerment. He has presented at national and international conferences in locations such as Dublin, Ireland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart, B.S. 10, is a mechanical engineering alumnus and serves as the Alaska and Hawaii service operations manager for Siemens.

Jessica Horwatt

Jessica Horwatt, B.B.A. '97, is an information technology alumna. She has been a residential realtor since 2000 and is currently affiliated with Herrington & Company, LLC. Jessica is active in the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and volunteers for the Alaska American Cancer Society. Jessica loves living in Anchorage and showing new residents all that our city has to offer. She has two young adult children and enjoys spending time outside.

Jessica Jacobsen

Jessica Jacobsen, B.S. ’13, M.S. ’19, is a construction management alumna and project manager professionally. Jessica likes to stay active in her community and holds a seat as vice president and founding member of the board of directors for a small nonprofit, Katie's Handprint, helping families impacted by pediatric cancers. In her free time, she enjoys riding on her motorcycle, cycling or hiking in the mountains and entertaining friends.

Leila Kimbrell

Leila Kimbrell, B.A. ’02, C.T.2. ’02, is a justice alumna and the executive director of Resource Development Council for Alaska, serving as a leading voice for the state's largest industries.

Lessie Kincaid

Lessie Kincaid, B.S. ’13, is the director of sales for the Odom Corporation in Alaska. Before joining Odom and the beverage industry, Lessie worked in tourism for the Hilton as director of sales while completing her natural sciences degree at UAA. After graduating in 2013, she joined Odom in 2014 as the key account manager for Coca-Cola, joining 26 UAA alumni employees, making UAA the highest represented university among Odom employees.

Skye Nevada

Skye Nevada, B.B.A. ‘16, is a management alumna and third-generation Alaskan who has dedicated her time to promoting and increasing involvement within the community. She is the HR business partner for Parker Wellbore Alaska and serves as the chair for the Young Professionals Group through the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. She has been an active board member of many organizations and charity events throughout Alaska. Skye finds encouragement for herself out on the water while kayaking with family and friends.

Pearl-Grace Pantaleone

Pearl-Grace Pantaleone, B.A. ’14, is a journalism and public communications alumna and currently the senior communications strategist for HDR. A storyteller at heart, she quickly emerged as a connector and community engager, participating and eventually leading various community endeavors including: serving at Bean’s Café, assisting volunteer coordination at the Mayor’s Ball, founding the UAA College of Arts and Science Alumni Chapter, assisting in the development of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group Annual Summit and spreading awareness to marketing and business development professionals in the design and building industry through SMPS and CANstruction.

Jason Richards

Jason Richards, B.S. ’11, is a construction management alumnus and currently works as a project manager for Davis Constructors and Engineers. Jason and his wife, Karin, B.S. Nursing ’11, are both born and raised Alaskans who just returned home from a six-year adventure in central Texas, where he worked for SpaceX at their rocket test facility. Jason is an avid hiker, forever an amateur guitar player and a proud member of Anchorage South Rotary.

Lonnie Ridgeway

Lonnie Ridgeway, B.A. ’18, is a sociology alumnus, former player on the Seawolf basketball team and currently works as coalition director for public health and prevention at Volunteers of America Alaska.

Julia Martinez

Julia Martinez is director of alumni and community engagement at UAA and executive director of UAA's Alumni Association.