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Alumni Academy

We are thrilled to announce this major milestone for the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Odyssey program with the introduction of the Alumni Academy – courses exclusively for alumni and taught by esteemed members of our alumni community and faculty. We are excited to pair our program’s mission of continuous learning with the importance of fostering […]

Victoria Asiedu

Victoria Portia Asiedu is a first-year graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, currently working towards an MS in Applied Economics. She previously completed an MSc in International Business at Warwick Business School in Coventry, United Kingdom. Originally from Ghana, Victoria is deeply interested in economic development and has a keen passion for learning languages and […]

Dr. Heather Braun

Prior to joining the Life Design Team at Johns Hopkins, Heather Braun received a Ph.D. in English at Boston College, was awarded tenure at two universities, and taught literature, writing, and experiential learning courses for over a decade. Her interest in human-centered design began at Stanford’s d. school as a research fellow, where she applied […]

Meet Our Instructors

Thank you to our Odyssey instructors for their time, talent and contributions to the Odyssey program. We invite course proposals from Johns Hopkins alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners on a rolling basis. For more information or to submit a course proposal, visit our Instructors page. Phyllis Berger, BFA, MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art is a […]

Success Stories

Thank you to Don and Jenny for your enthusiasm, clear teaching instruction, creative approach in English learning. I love the course so much and I am grateful that I have taken this course. It is worth staying up to midnight, due to the time difference between the US and UK, to attend the course. Daphne Ho, Summer 2023 Great […]

Erin Jakowski

Erin Jakowski creates opportunities for community members to engage with Hopkins expertise and provides strategic oversight for the lifelong learning initiatives. 

Brian Davis

Brian Davis is a proud Baltimorean advocate, mentor, and professional. Brian is very passionate, authentic, and energetic about his work which includes development, diversity initiatives, events planning and civics. He has over 12 years’ experience in Higher Education to include several leadership positions. Brian currently oversees the Odyssey program, the alumni book club and industry […]

Michael Gonzales

The Alumni Life Design Experience is led by Michael Gonzales, Associate Director of Integrated Learning and Life Design. Michael has been part of JHU’s Office of Integrated Learning and Life Design (ILLD) since Fall 2019, supporting students in exploring how their major may align with their industries/fields of interest through curriculum design scaffolding, teaching courses, […]

Casey Miller

Casey Miller is the Executive Director for Hopkins Connect, an office created to establish and grow a culture of mentoring, professional development, and connections at Johns Hopkins University. Under Casey’s leadership, Hopkins Connect develops alumni mentoring and professional development networks, digital resources, and programs for alumni and students, parents and families, employers, and faculty and […]

Janine Tucker

Janine Tucker spent 29 years teaching communication, teamwork and leadership skill sets to her players as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Johns Hopkins University before becoming the Director of Development for Special Projects at Hopkins. In this role, she supports the Hopkins alumni base through meaningful engagement and unique opportunities to enhance the alumni […]