Successful Alumni

Alumni of the St. Edward’s University graduate programs have achieved success in a wide range of careers and industries. They run their own technology firms and retail businesses, act as directors and vice presidents within national corporations and local nonprofits, and follow their passions as public servants and licensed professionals.

Director at PolkaWorks Business Intelligence Consultant, Catapult Systems Founder and Owner, TShirt & Jeans Girl Co-owner of Bona Dea Gluten-Free Goodness Rich media content manager, Dell Executive vice president of Finance and Administration, Austin Community College Online marketing director, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Deputy director of Operations at Upworthy


Marion Sanchez MSOLE ’12
Marion Sanchez MSOLE ’12

Community Engagement Consultant, City of Austin.
Drawing on her experience as a community leader and the research she conducted for her Capstone project, Sanchez utilizes the skills she learned in graduate school to represent underserved groups in Austin.

Daniel Hawthorne '08, MBA '12
Daniel Hawthorne ’08, MBA ’12

Senior Data Protection Specialist: Dell
Attaining his MBA helped Hawthorne better navigate the corporate world. He was promoted quicker than anyone else in his division’s history, and he holds the record in many sales categories. He also serves on the board of GenNext, a Dell young professionals group that focuses on social responsibility and business readiness.

Jcki Daniel MBA ’09, MACT ’12

Internal Control Analyst: City of Dallas
Daniel’s Global Entrepreneurship concentration within the MBA gave her the opportunity to travel to Germany, the Czech Republic and Costa Rica as a student consultant. She learned to appreciate multiple cultures and plans to own a consulting firm that specializes in forensic auditing and fraud investigations.

Bo DePeña DMBA ’11
Bo DePeña DMBA ’11

Digital Media Marketing Coordinator, New WIN Products LLC
DePeña works for an athletics brand based in New York City. His degree provided him with the skills necessary to serve in a critical marketing role that includes social networking, online sales and web development — allowing him to facilitate the redesign of Win Detergent’s product label.

Michael Metzler DMBA ’11
Michael Metzler DMBA ’11

Business Development Director: Softway Solutions Inc.
Metzler credits his Digital Media Management MBA for giving him the tools and experience to provide forward-thinking digital solutions to clients from Fortune 500 companies to new startups. His professors gave him insight into a wide range of digital industries and taught him to identify and embrace new trends.

Sherri Woodworth MAC ’05

Licensed Professional Counselor: Austin Wellness
After 18 years in the airline industry, Woodworth decided to pursue a career as a counselor so she could help others. Post-graduation, she joined a private practice group with several of her MAC classmates and continues to benefit from the networking which began in the classroom at St. Edward’s.