Alumni Profiles

Ryan Mango, Class of 2009

After Whitfield, Ryan Mango ‘09 attended Stanford University where he earned a B.S. in Human Biology in 2013. A decorated wrestler, while at Stanford, he was a two-time NCAA Div. 1 All-American, two-time Pac12 Champion, and four-time NCAA Div. 1 Qualifier. Currently, he is a Sergeant in the United States Army World Class Athlete Program. Ryan’s wrestling accomplishments are vast: he was a U.S. World Team Member in 2019, finishing 7th as the World Wrestling Championships, five-time National Team Member, Military World Silver Medalist (2017), two-time U.S. Open National Champion (2018, 2019),  and Pan-American Games Champion (2018). He is also a Board Member of the Black Wrestling Association

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Madison Walsh '17

Madison Walsh began attending Whitfield in 6th grade and graduated in 2017. She is currently a senior at the University of Louisville majoring in Political Science with a track in Law and Public Policy. Madison is also a member of Louisville’s fifth ranked Division 1 Field Hockey team.

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Shaun Vaid, Class of 2008

After graduating from Whitfield in 2008, Shaun Vaid attended The George Washington University where he double-majored in economics and religion and minored in statistics. In the twelve years since graduation, he has held several roles in the medical field, in both St. Louis and Florida.  Additionally, he has flexed his entrepreneurial muscles as an app designer and founder of CommuniCare+, a project that engages patient social circles to enhance chronic disease management. While earning an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis Shaun interned with Google and was offered a full-time finance position, which he accepted. He lives in St. Louis and works remotely.

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Tim Wright ’94

Tim transferred to Whitfield as a sophomore and graduated in 1994. In addition to owning and managing his own construction company, Wright 11 located in Los Angeles, California, he is currently enrolled at Pepperdine University where he is working on a BSM and an MBA. His sister also attended Whitfield before the family moved to Colorado.

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Amanda Nesselbush Class of 2004 and her husband and daughter

After graduating from Whitfield in 2004, Amanda attended St. Louis University and graduated with a bachelor’s of exercise science with a certificate in visual communications in 2008. In 2010, she earned her doctorate of physical therapy.  After graduating from SLU, she joined St. Luke’s Hospital and has been an outpatient physical therapist there for almost ten years. She treats mostly general orthopedic diagnoses but also specialize in treating the oncology population. Eight years ago she helped to implement and develop a physical therapy-based oncology rehab program to help people during cancer treatments. 

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Amrita Nanda ‘07 and Amit Nanda ‘11

Amrita Nanda graduated from Whitfield in 2007.  She went to the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Medicine six-year combined undergraduate and medical school and graduated in 2013.  She then did her residency in Emergency Medicine at Baylor Scott & White and Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine. Today, she is an Emergency Medicine physician in Dallas, Texas.

Amit Nanda graduated from Whitfield in 2011.  He also attended the six-year combined undergraduate and medical school program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Medicine and graduated in 2017.  Currently, he is a third year Internal Medicine resident at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and is in the process of applying for a cardiology fellowships

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Andrew Foglia, Class of 2005

Andrew Foglia graduated from Whitfield in 2005 with his triplet brothers Matt and Stephen.  He majored in political science while at Davidson College (’09) and then attended Duke Law School (’13) on a full academic scholarship. After law school he clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and then for a judge on the Third Circuit.  He currently works in New York City specializing in copyright litigation, defending tech and media companies.

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Ricky Singh, Class of 1998

Jaspal Ricky Singh graduated from Whitfield in 1998. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at The George Washington University. Ricky was recently named Vice Chair and Director of Interventional Spine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

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Danielle Kayembe

After graduating from Whitfield, Danielle attended Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Organizations, Business and Sociology. She is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur who works on projects at the intersection of women, tech and social impact.

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David Pepose '04

David Pepose graduated from Whitfield in 2004, followed by triplet younger siblings, Max, Sam, and Morissa Pepose, who graduated from Whitfield in 2013. After Whitfield, David attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., where he studied American history, creative writing, and theater. 

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Raj Bhuyan '86

Raj Bhuyan '86, our guest speaker at Commencement for the Class of 2018, has been active and engaged in the life of the school since his graduation. He served on Whitfield’s Board of Trustees from 2011-2017 and was the recipient of the Elizabeth Woods Bradbury Outstanding Alumni Award in 2015.

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Katie Harris '14

Katie Harris '14 graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2018 with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development. She accepted a job offer from Google and join the company as a Human Resources Associate.

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Jay Gard '08

Jay Gard ’08 graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Tulane University where he double majored in English and Film Studies. Today, he lives in Los Angeles, CA where he pursues his life-long passion for filmmaking.

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