FSU Alumni Association

Young Alumni Council

The Florida State University Young Alumni Council (YAC) plans and implements programs and activities which will engage recent graduates of Florida State University, provides leadership and guidance to the staff of the alumni association on matters of concern to young alumni and works to build a culture of leadership among Florida State’s young alumni.

Applications for the Young Alumni Council are currently closed.


Young Alumni Council Members

Nydia Counts (B.S. '08)
Chief of Staff - Regional Operations, Teach For America
Hayward, Calif.

Herneshia Dukes (B.S. ’08)
Principal, KIPP Leadership Academy
Kenner, La.

Dr. James Enos (B.S. ’07)
Nicklaus Children's Heart Program
Delray Beach, Fla.

Chris Evans (B.S. '08)
Youth Sports Development Manager, Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation
Miami, Fla.

Robert Jakubik (B.S. ’10)
Tenant Construction Manager, Edens
Ashburn, Va.

Gregory LaManna (B.S. '05)
Business Development Leader, Anthem
Sylvania, Ohio

Candace Lerman (B.A. '09, M.S. '10)
Health Policy Consultant
Coral Springs, Fla.

Nathan Molina (B.S. ’17)
Political Consultant, EDGE Communications
Miami, Fla.

Kim Nash (B.A. ’06) 
Community Health Advocate, QuitDoc Foundation
Stuart, Fla.

Tenisha Patterson-Brown (B.S. '07, M.S. '08)
Sports Attorney and Business Manager, Definitive Sports Representation
Charlotte, N.C.

Sara Saxner (B.S. '14, M.S. '15)
Manager of Regional Partnerships, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

Derrick Scott (B.S. ’16)
Finance Analyst
Baytown, Texas

Alexander Yarbrough (B.S. ’12)
Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
New York City, N.Y.

Previous Council Members

Stefano Cavallaro (B.S. ’15)
Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Venice, Fla.

Ryan Powers (B.S. '09)
Political Research Consultant, America Rising
Washington, District of Columbia

Megan Thompson (B.A. ’12)
Event Manager, Washington Speakers Bureau
Washington, District of Columbia