Life After Key
Key alumni regularly demonstrate a lifelong commitment to learning, a core value the School seeks to ignite in its students. While significant focus is placed on college acceptances and matriculations for Key seniors each year, it is important to note that many Key alumni also go on to pursue a wide variety of advanced degrees.
Each December, alumni return to The Key School to meet with and share professional advice with Upper School students and faculty. This year's panel included:
- Josh Cohen '90
- Elyse Colgan '03
- Channing Martin '06
- Devin Powers '05
- Natalie Tham '12
- Reggie Thomas '00
- Bryant Foo '08
- Regan Foy '09
USDA Rural Utilities Service
Josh serves as an Obama-administration appointee to help lead an agency that finances essential utilities in rural and poor communities throughout America. They finance $5 billion in loans and grants annually for electricity, telephone and broadband, and water and sewer infrastructure projects. Previously, he also served as the Mayor of Annapolis.
Inbound & Content Marketing
Elyse runs the organic marketing team at 2U, Inc., an education technology company that partners with top colleges & universities to bring their degree programs online. Her team is responsible for developing and executing a content marketing strategy in order to bolster Google search ranking results for all 2U-supported program websites.
Management & Budget Analyst
U.S. Department of State
Channing manages the domestic and foreign assistance funding in the prevention, protection and prosecution on behalf of human trafficking victims around the world. As a member of the Resource, Management, and Planning team, she works on leaderships strategies for the office, as well as conducting site visits to review grantees across the globe.
ABS Consulting, Inc.
Devin is a Project Manager within the ABS Consulting Advanced Analytics Division. He manage and supports contracts with multiple federal agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and the Transportation Security Administration where he designs, maintains, and supports models to quantitatively assess the risk of terrorists.
Natalie is responsible for maintaining a fleet of drones, performing maintenance, engineering custom solutions, and determining mission logistics. Measure maintains a fleet of 15 drones used for various applications including agriculture, vertical infrastructure, and newsgathering.
United States Marine Corps
As a Logistics Officer, Reggie plans and executes the movement of people and resources in the area of operations in order to generate or sustain combat power. He has four combat deployments to Asia and the Middle East that include Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. He works at the Pentagon managing logistics training and education.
Equity Derivatives Cash Settlements Associate
Bryant works closely with primarily institutional investors to settle cash flows with clients for their trading activity in derivative products (equity swaps and options.) He also works with clients to agree to cash flows and, when applicable, investigate any breaks (settlements that have not settled on time.)
Regan reviews over 100 controls to provide assurance over the company's financial reporting. Her team has two major roles: audits and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance testing. Her most recent audit was a week long trip to Shanghai, China, where she spent time with teammates in all departments documenting business processes and discussing the risks in the company.
Below is a sampling of post-graduate work recently completed by our alumni.