30 under 30

Outstanding Young Alumni Honored

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UCF Alumni announced the recipients of the third annual 30 Under 30 Awards, and many Graduate Knights Alumni made the list. These young alumni are chosen for their commitment to their profession, community and UCF. The winners will be formally recognized in August for their success.

Congratulations to our Graduate Knights that earned this incredible recognition.

Melissa Amoi-Belinda Smith ’11, PhD30 Under 30– User experience researcher, Google
– College of Sciences | The Burnett Honors College

Tava Bingham ’12MA
– Assistant director, LEAD Scholars Academy at UCF
– College of Education and Human Performance

Sasha Dookhoo ’11 ’15MA
– Senior account executive, PAN Communications
– College of Sciences

Heather Lawrence ’15 ’17MS
– Graduate research assistant, UCF
– College of Engineering and Computer Science

Blaire Martin ’11 ’13MBA
– Director, Florida Angel Nexus
– College of Business Administration | The Burnett Honors College

JaVonte’ Mottley ’08 ’09MPA
– Social insurance specialist, Social Security Administration
– College of Health and Public Affairs

Brandon Naids ’14 ’16MS
– CEO/Co-founder, Talon Simulations
– College of Engineering and Computer Science

Rupert Neish ’09 ’12MA
– Coordinator of Academic Services, UCF Department of Legal Studies
– College of Education and Human Performance| College of Sciences

Dane Paul ’09 ’11MS
– Audit manager, Deloitte & Touche
– Rosen College of Hospitality Management | College of Business Administration

Michael Rape ’10 ’13MS
– Financial analyst, University of Texas Medical Branch
– College of Health and Public Affairs

A full list of the winners.

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