Delta Zeta Announces 35 Under 35 Honorees for 2018

(Oxford, Ohio) Launched in 2018, Delta Zeta’s 35 Under 35 recognition program highlights outstanding young professionals who have achieved success by making a significant impact in their industry before the age of 35. Candidates of this national recognition are members who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication to their careers, are motivated by challenges, serve as volunteers in their communities and are role models for their peers.


The following members have been selected as the first recipients of this recognition:



  • Ashlee Ammons, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Baldwin Wallace University
    Founder, Mixtroz
  • Stacey Baisden, Xi Psi Chapter, Grand Valley State University
    Graduate Coordinator, Purdue University
  • Lauren Bellflower, Zeta Kappa Chapter, Ohio Northern University
    Director of Marketing & Branding, Capital Financial Group
  • Megan Berg, Gamma Beta Chapter, University of Connecticut
    Compliance Lawyer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Patty Ann Green Bogue, Alpha Gamma Chapter, University of Alabama
    Faculty – College of Business, Mississippi State University
  • Nicole Braddock, Gamma Psi Chapter, Central Michigan University
    Store Director, Tappers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
  • Mariah Carna, Kappa Chi Chapter, Youngstown State University
    Export Compliance Specialist
  • Maya Clifford, Alpha Upsilon Chapter, University of Maine
    Chemist/Lab Technician, Maine Water Company
  • Kim Concillado, Theta Chapter, The Ohio State University
    Controls Engineer, Wynright Robotics
  • Jenna Franke, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Northwestern University
    Doctorate Student, UC Berkeley
  • Abbie Gilbert, Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Louisville
    Public Affairs & Operations Consultant, Humana
  • Meredith Gorman, Xi Upsilon Chapter, Northeastern University
    Sports Reporter, New England Patriots/NESN/Fox Sports
  • Jada Hamilton, Alpha Rho Chapter, Ohio Wesleyan University
    Assistant Attending Psychologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Lauren Hanna, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Baldwin Wallace University
    Sales Manager, Blue Technology
  • Hannah Husmann, Beta Tau Chapter, Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Engagement Manager/Border Monitoring Analyst, Love Justice International
  • Lauren Imola, Xi Omega Chapter, Purdue University
    eCommerce Category Manager, Kellogg Company
  • Tanya Johnson, Lambda Theta Chapter, Michigan Technological University
    Ph.D. Student, University of Texas Austin
  • Caitlyn Nestleroth Johnson, Alpha Rho Chapter, Ohio Wesleyan University
    Attorney, Office of the Ohio Attorney General
  • Samantha Stiles Kanatzar, Epsilon Nu Chapter, Missouri State University
    Budget Analyst, US Army
  • Katie Kiihnl Leonard, Beta Lambda Chapter, University of Tennessee/Knoxville
    Attorney, Boyd, Collar, Nolen & Tuggle
  • Aymsley Brien Mahoney, Pi Beta Chapter, University of Hartford
    Executive Director, Alliance Health at Braintree
  • Virginia Witherspoon Merritt, Iota Chapter, University of Iowa
    Executive Director, Channel One Regional Food Bank
  • Shay Kirwan Moore, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Northwestern University
    Physician/Air Force Officer, US Air Force
  • Chelsey Donegan Pendock, Epsilon Theta Chapter, Clarion University
    Managing Partner, Innovision Advertising
  • Tina Penman, Xi Upsilon Chapter, Northeastern University
    Audiologist, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Megan Reeves, Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Louisville
    Manager/Customer Success, Stratasan
  • Ani Rodriguez-Newbern, Alpha Sigma Chapter, Florida State University
    Lawyer, Tangel-Rodriguez & Associates
  • Summer Hernandez Salazar, Omicron Alpha Chapter, St. Mary’s University
    Assistant Director, Texas State University Career Services
  • Rachael Renken Simmons, Beta Delta Chapter, University of South Carolina
    International Communications Manager, FedEx
  • Emily Minor Speight, Zeta Lambda Chapter, East Carolina University
    Country Music Recording Artist
  • Alexis Taylor, Theta Eta Chapter, Creighton University
    Director, 3 Day Startup
  • Megan Trout, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Northwestern University
    Associate, McKinsey & Company
  • Alissa Urbano, Delta Alpha Chapter, California State University/Long Beach
    On Premise Manager & Special Projects, Moet Hennessy
  • April Vaughn, Delta Phi Chapter, Northeastern State University
    Realtor/Broker-Associate, Century 21 First Choice Realty
  • Amanda Zullo, Kappa Phi Chapter, University of North Carolina/Charlotte
    Founder and Executive Director, Pop Up Produce



For more information on each of our honorees, please visit Watch for full coverage of these truly amazing members in the Winter issue of The LAMP magazine and on social media throughout the fall.


Delta Zeta Sorority is a premier global network of inspired women who share a vision to truly change the world through leadership, service and philanthropy. Founded on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902, the Sorority has more than 266,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy and education. Learn more about our mission at For more information about the Delta Zeta Foundation, visit


For further information, please contact Cindy Menges, Executive Director at