Club Leadership

Emily ChenEmily Chen AB '12, President

Emily has been a Boston UChicago Alumni Club board member since 2016. She previously served on the San Francisco and Seattle club boards, where she launched the San Francisco Chapter of the Chicago Economics Society. She has been mentor for the graduate women athletics association (GWAA) and has conducted prospective student interviews for more than five years. At UChicago, she was a member of the Trott Business Program (formerly CCIB) and the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team. You can reach her at

Alan LangsnerAlan Langsner MBA '99, Vice President

A new member of the Boston UChicago Alumni club., Alan has recruited UChicago MBAs and participated as a guest speaker for the investment club since graduating in 1999. He was inspired to join the alumni club after reading Dean of Students Jay Ellison's letter to the class of 2020 highlighting the University's commitment to the free exchange of ideas. Alan has been an investment professional since graduation and is currently co-chief investment officer for Sirois Capital Management, a Boston-based hedge fund. Alan can be reached at


Jason BernJason Bern, Programming

Jason has been a member of the Boston UChicago club since 2017.


Sarah YuSarah Yu AB ’12, Programming

Sarah graduated from the College in 2012 with a degree in economics. At the College, she helped start the Emerging Minds Project, an intergroup dialogue program for students to engage in conversations about diversity and social justice. After graduating, Sarah stayed involved with the UChicago community as a college admissions interviewer and externship program reader through the Alumni School Committee. She is now pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School, after working in finance and private equity. In her spare time, she enjoys balancing her various interests in culinary experiences with nutrition and fitness. Sarah may be reached at  


Katherine Katzer Katherine Katzer, Communications Chair
Katherine joined the Boston Alumni Club in early 2018 after moving to Boston the year previous. She graduated from the College in 2013 with a BA in English Literature and Art History. WIth an interest in museums and education, Katherine now works in Curriculum Devleopment at the Museum of Science, Boston. She can be reached at

Carolina Herrera AB '97, Communications and Social MediaCarolina Herrera

Carolina graduated from the College in 1997 with a degree in political science and received in MA international and development economics from the University of San Francisco in 2007. Most recently, she has been a director at the Health Care Cost Institute and at the Center for Health Information and Analysis. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Health Services Research at the Boston University School of Public Health. She joined the club in 2015, and previously served on boards in San Francisco and Washington. You can reach her at

Young Alumni 

Alicia CaillierAlicia Caillier, Young Alumni Chair

Alicia joined the Board in 2017 as a Young Alumni co-chair. Since graduating the College, she has lived six cities and two counties. She joined the board because she has found that strong alumni connections have been helpful to her as a new graduate and wants to invest in our community. Her goal as young alumni chair is to facilitate fun social events for young alums in Boston who are looking to stay connected to UChicago. 


Eric DunbarEric Dunbar AB '15, Young Alumni Chair

Eric graduated from the College in 2015 with a double major in Biology and Public Policy. He was very involved with the admissions office throughout undergrad and has continued that involvement as a leader of the Boston Young Alumni Club. Eric is currently a 3L at Boston University School of Law, pursuing intellectual property law, specifically patent litigation. Following graduation, he will be working at a firm in New York City. He plans on running the 2018 Boston Marathon for Brigham & Women’s Stepping Strong charity team

Colin Fowler Colin Fowler, Young Alumni and Support



David IjazDavid Ijaz AB’97, MBA’03, Booth Club President & Liaison

David has been a Board member for the Boston UChicago Alumni club since 2015. He is also President of the Boston Booth Alumni Club. He graduated from the College in 1997 in Economics and from the Booth School of Business in 2003, with emphasis upon Finance. David and his family have over 100 years of connection with the University of Chicago. A strategic executive, David is CEO of Effective Therapeutics, LLC and his personal interests are eclectic encompassing Fine Arts, Culinary Arts, Non-Western music, as well as, professional interests in IP Commercialization, Venture Development, and Biotech. David may be reached at

Elizabeth PrestonElizabeth Preston AB'11, Member at large

Elizabeth joined the board of the UChicago Alumni Club of Boston as a Member at Large in June 2017. After graduating from the College in 2011, Elizabeth stayed in Hyde Park and at one point worked for the University. The Boston alumni club has helped her continue to feel connected to the school despite the distance, and she hopes to help continue growing the alumni network as a way to keep others engaged and to provide resources and support for the UChicago community. Elizabeth is the Continuous Improvement Project Manager at Cognex Corporation, and in her free time she cooks, explores the city, and hangs out with her cat.

 Tanya L. Hickson, University Liason

Tanya is the Associate Director, Global Engagement for the University of Chicago Alumni Association. She joined UChicago in 2017. 

Interested in joining the board? We are actively seeking board members based throughout New England