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Barrett Regional Representatives are alumni who have volunteered to be a primary point of contact for the honors college in areas around the country (and some around the world)!  These alumni volunteers help prospective families learn more about the college, connect honors graduates with one another, work in collaboration with the ASU Alumni Association Chapter Leaders, and connect the entire Barrett family in their region!

Alumni Regional Representatives

Gilberto Sosa

Regional Area: Austin
Contact: BarrettAlumniAustin at
Gilberto Sosa

Gilberto graduate from Barrett, the Honors College summa cum laude in 2017 with degrees in Supply Chain Management and Management. He was named the co-outstanding graduating senior of the W.P. Carrey School of Business, received the All Arizona/ All USA Academic Award and was named one of the 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 in Arizona among other recognitions. Gilberto has worked with over 10 distinct companies, which include, Abbott Labs, Microsoft, and Dell Technologies. He also co-founded a non-profit to help students afford their educational dreams. 

Benjamin Sanchez

Regional Area: Boston
Contact: benmcsanchez at

Ben Sanchez graduated from Barrett, the Honors College summa cum laude in 2013 with degrees in Economics and Geography, as well as a certificate in International Business.  Ben was a Flinn Scholar, a National Hispanic Scholar, and the recipient of a Coca-Cola Scholarship.  Before moving to Boston, Ben previously served as a Barrett Alumni Representative in the Dallas area.  He currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant and is pursuing a Master of Science in Transportation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jay Joshi

Regional Area: Charlotte
Contact: jayjoshi07 at gmail dot com
Jay Joshi

Jay graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University and Barrett, The Honors College in 2012 with concurrent degrees in Economics and Finance, as well as certificates in International Business and Honors Business Consulting. He then earned his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in May 2017. He has now transitioned into the telecommunications sector, working as a Product Line Specialist at Corning Incorporated in Charlotte, NC. 

Marissa Ivie

Regional Area: Chicago
Contact: BarrettAlumniChicago at

Marissa graduated from Barrett in 2014 with dual degrees in History and Biochemistry. She moved to Chicago in 2015 and quickly fell in love with this wonderful city. She has worked at several museums in the city and is now the Member and Community Engagement Manager at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. She is involved with many nonprofit professional groups in the city and loves going to ASU Football watch parties with her fellow Sun Devil fans. 

Peg Perl

Regional Area: Denver
Contact: mgperl at

Peg Perl graduated from Barrett Honors College, magna cum laude in 1997 with degrees in History and Russian.  During her time at ASU, she was one of the first Honors College students to be named a National Security Education Program Boren Scholar in 1995.  Peg graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in, magna cum laude in 2000. After practicing in Washington DC for a decade, including legal positions in the federal government and U.S. Congress, Peg moved to Colorado in 2010. She now serves as Senior Counsel at Colorado Ethics Watch, a nonpartisan nonprofit watchdog organization that holds public officials and organizations legally accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of government.

Kimberly Schwaeble

Regional Area: Houston
Contact: kschwaeb at

Higher Education became my passion thanks to the opportunities provided to me by Arizona State University and Barrett, the Honors College during my undergraduate career.  Serving as a work-study student in the financial aid and scholarships office all four years opened a world to me that I am so excited to still be a part of.  I currently serve as the Loan Coordinator and Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Aid at Rice University, and I have loved every second of it.  I am also pursuing my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration with the University of Houston to help further my career and accomplish my dream of directing a financial aid office one day. 

Laura Kennedy

Regional Area: Indianapolis
Contact: Laura at
Laura Kennedy

Laura Kennedy (Barrett, Class of 2009) is the owner and founder of Tilt Up Media, a video marketing company based in Indianapolis, IN. She is also the founding executive director of a new coworking space called Greenhouse in Greenwood, Indiana. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in Human Communication from the Hugh Downs School and a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Cronkite School, as well graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a 4.0 from Barrett, the Honors College. Recently, Laura earned an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business.

Erin Schulte

Regional Area: London
Contact: eeschul1 at
London Regional Rep Erin Schulte

Erin Schulte graduated from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU in 2017 with a major in global studies. She currently lives in London, UK and is a graduate student at King's College London. Her interests include international development and counterterrorism, and in her free time she likes to vacation in warmer places.