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Washington Performing Arts’ Junior Board engages arts enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s who seek to impact the future of the arts through a commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and advocacy.

Each season, the Junior Board works to build an artistic community of their peers around Washington Performing Arts’ various initiatives and to adopt a philanthropic project with meaningful impact while developing their leadership network and skills through mentoring from our Board of Directors.

Recruitment: Now accepting applications for the 2019/20 Junior Board. Deadline to apply: June 13, 2019.

For information or inquiries, please contact Nathan Alston at

2018/19 Junior Board

Camden Miller, Chair, Wiley Rein
Aaron Menenberg, Vice Chair, Philanthropy, Join Philanthropic Advisory
Alyssa O'Connor, Vice Chair, Audience Engagement
Rebecca Chang, Secretary, Northern Trust


Rebecca Allen, Embassy of Australia
Paul Ashe, Spey Co.
C. Wallace DeWitt, Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP 
Adam Farra, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Anna Forgie, DLA Piper LLP
Ben Fuller, Cornerstone Research
Natalie Groom, University of Maryland
Cassidy Grunninger, Dunner Law PLLC
Jordan Hepner, Great Jones Capital
Maggie Hurwitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Alexis Johnson, EPOCH
Jennifer Kane, Altria
Angela C.Y. King, New Leaders, Inc.
Andrew M. Lee
André O. Lewis, Harvard Kennedy School
Cody Blaise Light, The Advisory Board Company
Yinhsiu Grace Lin, Covington & Burling LLP
Joseph May, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Haley Morrisson, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP
Michelle Nelson, Montgomery County Parks Department
Arjun Shah, Carlyle Group
Rachel Stern, InState Partners
Kerrien Suarez, ProInspire
Kristen Taylor, Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University and BET Sunday Best's Clifton Ross III
Ebony Thomas, Booz Allen Hamilton
Wesley Thomas, U.S. Department of Defense
Manasi Tirodkar, National Committee for Quality Assurance 
Lindsey Woody, Booz Allen Hamilton
Zenon Zabinski, Bates White Economic Consulting


Young Professional Events

Join members of our Junior Board and other young professionals for an event either before or after these performances. Details to be announced as events are confirmed.

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