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Alumni Spotlight: Melina Flabiano (MPP'13)

Melina Flabiano (Schoppa) is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences (BA '12) and Batten (MPP '13). She is currently finishing her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She is the founder of Keaton, a women’s workwear brand offering a thoughtfully-designed work pant created with input from 300 professional women. She is a Charlottesville native, lifelong fashion lover, dog mom, and mixology enthusiast.

Alum Spotlight: Griffin Horter (BA '15)

Griffin Horter is an associate at Inverness Graham Investments, a private equity fund focused on growing innovative manufacturing, technology and services companies. He graduated from Batten with a B.A. in Public Policy & Leadership in 2015. In addition to his role as a private equity investor, Horter serves as a cavalry scout in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. As a cavalry scout, Horter is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle by engaging the enemy in the field and tracking and reporting enemy movements.

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