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Washington, D.C. Rice Alumni

Welcome Washington, D.C. Rice Alumni! We are proud to serve the entire Rice community living in Washington, D.C. We strive to provide opportunities for you to engage with Rice and with and your fellow Owls through a variety of educational, cultural and social events, as well as athletic and service-oriented gatherings. Join us and share your great ideas, as well!

The first step is staying connected, so please be sure that your email and mailing addresses are current in the Owlumni Directory so you can get all our Washington, D.C.-related emails and mailings. We invite you to join us on Facebook and LinkedIn as well.

We hope to see you at our future events!

Volunteer Leadership

Tammy Taura '84

Vice President
Matt Haynie '03

Vice President and Young Alumni Chair
Libby Ulman '13


Catriona Ayer ’91 Alicia Burns-Wright '08 Derek Cole '96
David Freeman '90 Allison Gilmore '99 Sheffy Gordon '98
Justin Hudson '08 Britt Jung '89, '93 Charley Landgraf '75
June Marshall '00 Rob Quartel '72 Maram Salaheldin '10
Carol Starr '67 Ken Taura '83 Tyler Woods '15

Affinity Groups

Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA) supports the recruitment process, public relations goals and selection process at Rice University. RAVA provides an opportunity for prospective students in DC and beyond to have an off-campus interview and conversation with a Rice alumnae/us. RAVA volunteers serve as a contact and resource for students we have interviewed and encourages admitted students from DC to attend Rice. For more information, visit RAVA’s volunteer page or contact our local RAVA captain, Sheffy Gordon ’98.

Service Committee provides opportunities for Rice alumni and friends to gather and support the local community through volunteerism and community service projects. Contact Tyler Woods ’15 for more information.

Spirit/Sports Committee supports and generates enthusiasm for Rice’s athletic teams by organizing watch parties, attendance at Rice events in DC and elsewhere, and coordinating visits by Rice coaches and athletic officials. Contact Sheffy Gordon '98 for more information.

Young Alumni is a community-building group geared for young alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. Our group facilitates social, service, and networking events and acts as a conduit to the university and to other alumni groups in the area. Contact Libby Ulman ’13 at  for more information.

ARUBA lead: Alicia Burns-Wright '08

Communications chair: Maram Salaheldin '10