Young Professionals Board

WGEP’s Young Professionals Board (YPB) was formed in March 2015 by a dedicated group of WGEP volunteers.

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Upcoming Dates:

Speaker Series

Join us on May 9th for our first Speaker Series, Shining a Light on Girls’ Education with special guest speaker Andrea Sreshta, co-founder of LuminAID.

Tuesday, May 9th @ 6:30 pm

541 N Fairbanks

Wine, beer and light appetizers will be provided!

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About the Board

The WGEP Young Professionals board is a diverse group interested in global development and gender equality. We are dedicated to supporting education for girls and young women to fight poverty in the most impoverished communities, particularly rural, sub-Saharan Africa.

Young professionals can learn about the impact of empowering young people through education, and the benefits to communities and families, from WGEP partners on the ground. They can also join in unique fundraising and social networking events. This is a singular opportunity to connect to development issues in Africa and have an immediate impact.

Events, like Drinks for Girls Education, On the Table, and Eats for Education, provide young professionals the opportunity to have fun, meet new people, and support critical work.

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Meet the Board


Audrey Huzenis, Co-Chair

Audrey worked in finance for more than eight years in business development strategy and management. She graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Bachelor’s program (’06) and then moved to New York to work for Credit Suisse through early 2014, predominantly in their Alternative Investments Distribution Strategy and COO team.  She grew up in Chicago, attending Chicago City Day School and St. Ignatius College Prep. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and traveled extensively, including Tanzania. She currently splits time between New York and Chicago.


Nina Bassole


Hannah Bonecutter


Amelia Garza


Alex Konarski

Alex is a management consultant at Slalom Consulting with nearly 10 years of professional experience working in Financial Services Technology and Operations, and Healthcare.  Key leadership and roles have focused on Project Management, Change Management, Business Analysis, and Strategic Communications across New York and Chicago. Alex recently lead an Innovation Challenge with Lumity and Amundsen High School, which focused on delivering real world experience on STEM with high schoolers.  She also regularly volunteers with The Main Idea.  Outside of the office, Alex loves to cook and entertain, hang out lakeside with her pitbull, or explore and eat through Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Michelle Maiuri


Alexa McCarthy


Cassandra Stark


April 25th, 2016