Delta Zeta Announces 35 Under 35 Honorees for 2020

(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 this year’s recipients of this recognition:


Jessica Melissa Barron

Delta Alpha Chapter, California State University/Long Beach

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital


Ally Johnson Bayard

Sigma Chapter, Louisiana State University

Founder, Sparenting LLC

School Counselor, St. James Episcopal Day School


Katie Bivens

Alpha Gamma Chapter, University of Alabama

Strategic Relationships Coordinator, Ramsey Solutions


Morgan M. Bonekovic, Esq.

Zeta Phi Chapter, Slippery Rock University

Associate Attorney, Akman & Associates, LLC


Kaylee Moreno Burke

Zeta Nu Chapter, Ferris State University

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Center for Latin@ Studies at Ferris State University


Sarah Buxbaum

Gamma Omicron Chapter, San Diego State University

Founder & CEO, Celebrate with Sarah & CWS Hospitality


Valerie Lisette Cobos

Omicron Alpha Chapter, St. Mary’s University

Senior Organizational Change Facilitator and Administrative Officer, Frost –Banking, Investments, Insurance


Jessica Marlene Corral, BSN, RN, PHN

Delta Alpha Chapter, California State  University/Long Beach

Registered Nurse, Enloe Medical Center


Karissa L. Cryer, DO

Lambda Xi Chapter, Texas A&M University

Staff OB/GYN Physician, Offutt Air Force Base

Associate Faculty, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Claire Drom

Lambda Theta Chapter, Michigan Technological University

Physician Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin


Christina Dunbar

Gamma Lambda Chapter, San Jose State University

Community Care Coordinator, L’Arche Internationale – Portland, OR


Rebekah S. Gardner Fincher

Epsilon Xi Chapter, University of Central Arkansas

Chief Administrative Officer, Conway Regional Health System


Jeanette Flores

Theta Rho Chapter, California State University/Los Angeles

Vice President, HRY Personnel Services


Danielle Marie Gumina

Pi Theta Chapter, Rollins College

Fashion Buyer / Designer & Entrepreneur, Fashionphile


Lindsey Hawkins

Lambda Sigma Chapter, Winthrop University

English Department Coordinator and English Teacher, Colegio Dominicano


Alexandra Bittel Head

Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Louisville

Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Blanca Herrera, P.E.

Theta Rho Chapter, California State University/Los Angeles

Civil Engineer Associate, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Dr. Allison M. Hunter, MD

Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Louisville

Hand & Upper Extremity Fellow, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center


Allie Johnston

Kappa Tau Chapter, Morehead State University

Family Services Manager, Neighborhood House


Andrea Judd-Shurmur

Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Wayne State University

Director, Learning Services, Council of Michigan Foundations


Jessica Kelly

Lambda Sigma Chapter, Winthrop University

Founder & CEO, THR3EFOLD


Lyndsay Bradley Kerr

Lambda Xi Chapter, Texas A&M University

Analytics Delivery Lead, General Motors


Kristen Martin

Pi Zeta Chapter, Arizona State University

Author and Creative Entrepreneur, Self-Employed/Entrepreneur


Michelle Pence Myers

Epsilon Nu Chapter, Missouri State University

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Cultivation Capital


Janet T. Phan

Kappa Chapter, University of Washington

EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) Technology Program Leader, PwC

Founder and Executive Director, Thriving Elements


Amanda Potasznik, Ph.D.

Iota Psi Chapter, University of Texas/Arlington

Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Boston


Colleen Pulsford

Epsilon Delta Chapter, Concord University

Senior Business Development Associate – GIS Specialist, Emerus


Corinne Saliba

Gamma Alpha Chapter, Baldwin Wallace University

HR Consultant, The Ahola Corporation


Elizabeth “Liz” Petrun Sayers

Alpha Theta Chapter, University of Kentucky

Social Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Health Communication and Education


Caitlin S. Shea

Rho Chapter, University of Denver

Director of Development, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum


Taylor Ridenour Sminchak

Gamma Kappa Chapter, Kent State University

Coordinator of Outreach for ZipAssist, University of Akron


Sarah Beth Thornton

Lambda Kappa Chapter, University of Alabama/Huntsville

Business Developer, Retail Strategies


Kelley Marie Ward

Omicron Gamma Chapter, Ohio University

Owner, A’ La Carte Events


Allison Brown Wilkinson

Lambda Pi Chapter, Georgia College & State University

Director of Payroll Services, Georgia College & State University


Tyler Young Williams

Epsilon Xi Chapter, University of Central Arkansas

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office


Learn more about our 2020 recipients on our 35 Under 35 home page. Additionally, watch for full coverage of these truly amazing members in the Fall issue of The LAMP magazine and on social media throughout the fall.

Delta Zeta Sorority is a global women’s organization whose shared values support a vision to truly inspire action and impact lives through leadership, service and philanthropy. Founded on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902, the Sorority has more than 275,000 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

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