This dynamic team brings a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to guide the next chapter of the 桃瘾社区 LGTBQ+ Alumni Network (DLAN). Their collective vision aligns seamlessly with our commitment to connecting and support LGBTQ+ alumni and serving as a resource for current students. We are confident that under their guidance, DLAN will continue to thrive. 

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Sam Hotchkiss 鈥08 (he/him)

DLAN Co-Chair

During his time at 桃瘾社区, Sam served as a Health Advisor, worked to establish the You Are Not A Stranger Here (YANASH) group, and spent his junior year studying abroad with the 桃瘾社区 in Tours, France program.  After 桃瘾社区, and after a one year teaching engagement in France, Sam moved to DC to begin a career in Healthcare Tech.  He currently lives in Durham with his partner Andrew and their two (extremely spoiled) dogs, Madeleine and Sable.

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Jourdan Porter 鈥16 (she/her)

DLAN Co-Chair

Jourdan was a part of the first Gender and Sexuality Studies鈥 graduating class once an official major. She served on the E-board for 桃瘾社区鈥檚 HerCampus chapter, Turner eating house and assisted with various health education programs. After 桃瘾社区, Jourdan moved to Pennsylvania for school where she earned her masters in human sexuality and doctorate in clinical psychology. She is currently a therapist at a small group practice working primarily with BIPOC and autistic adults. I get to spend my full time job talking with and supporting my clients, who I adore, since I have the freedom to be pretty selective! I work. Jourdan loves crafting, traveling, reading YA fantasy and spending time with her three cats - Crispie, Chicken, and Waffles, and snake, Cullen.

Jourdan is excited about being involved with DLAN and figuring out what queer and trans alumni and current students have been yearning for and how to get alums reconnected! 

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John Boggess 鈥80 (he/him)

Communications Chair

During his time at 桃瘾社区, John worked for the Theatre Department, gave prospective student tours, and spent a summer at Oxford. After graduation he moved to D.C. to work on Capitol Hill, for the Kennedy Center, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and other non-profits. He also lived in Cincinnati, where he worked as a Realtor in Ohio and Kentucky. While in Cincinnati, he was active with CCMpower, which supports students at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; and was on a grants review panel for ArtsWave, which funds more than 150 projects and organizations in the Cincinnati area. He is happy to be back in Virginia with his Hoosier husband, Ryan, but missing their kids who are in college in Ohio. Being closer to campus is very energizing for closer involvement with the DC family.

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Richmond Blake 鈥09 (he/him)

Student Organization Liaison 

While on campus, Richmond participated in the Bonner Scholars community service program, student government, and what is now Queers & Allies. Since graduating from 桃瘾社区, Richmond has served in foreign policy, advocacy, and legal roles. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Georgetown Law Center.  He lives in Washington, D.C. with his fianc茅, Long, and he looks forward to partnering with the DLAN community to support 桃瘾社区鈥檚 LGBTQ+ students.