Our Team

Alyssa Trometter
Deputy Director of External Affairs

Alyssa leads academic partnerships, enrollment, marketing, communications, and the design and implementation of CGI U’s curated year-round program. Previously, she worked as a program officer for Schwarzman Scholars and at the U.S. Department of State, as regional director of education USA in Australia. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor’s from the College of the Holy Cross. Alyssa is the vice president of the University of Melbourne Alumni Association and volunteers for the Tanzanian Children’s Fund, Cristo Rey High School, and the Holy Cross Alumni Rowing Association.

Bill Wetzel
Chief Executive Officer

Bill oversees the Clinton Foundation's efforts to engage university students and the higher education community in addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges. In this capacity, Bill focuses on engagement with CGI U’s host campuses, partner organizations, and other external supporters and advisors. Bill has worked at the Foundation since the launch of CGI U in 2007. Before joining CGI, Bill co-founded the Talk to Me Project, a civic engagement initiative that was featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and This American Life. He studied sustainable development at Columbia University's Earth Institute.


Casey Gillcrist
Programs Associate

Casey manages the CGI U Foundation Pipeline, develops CGI U’s annual portfolio of speakers, and facilitates year-round programming efforts. She joined the Foundation in 2016 as a member of the event operations department, where she oversaw the Foundation’s hotel and travel program. Casey earned a dual bachelor’s  in art history and studio practice from the University of California, San Diego and her M.Sc. in business management and entrepreneurship from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Casey is a major foodie and lover of all things novel, custom, and impactful.


Cassie Epstein
Outreach Associate

Cassie is originally from South Florida and attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated in 2017 with a degree in political communications and went on to serve as outreach coordinator and as program logistics coordinator for CGI U before landing in her current role. Prior to graduating, Cassie interned for Hillary For America from 2015-2016. Cassie strongly believes in helping students and CGI U alums create a positive social impact on our world to make it a more fair and sustainable home for future generations.


Megan Strawther
Senior Community Engagement Manager

Megan is a California native and is responsible for CGI U’s communications and marketing, enrollment strategies, alumni engagement, and the Alumni Ambassadors program. Megan joined in 2016 after graduating with a M.Sc. in social entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. Prior to graduate school, she worked in communications and development for an arts education organization in Los Angeles and earned a bachelor’s in communication from Virginia Tech, where she also played on the women’s soccer team. Megan is a diehard Hokie, loves to travel, and can often be found enjoying the many restaurants of New York City.


Myeashea Alexander
Commitments Manager

Myeashea manages the CGI U commitment portfolio and Commitment Mentor program, and is also responsible for selecting, featuring, and supporting commitments year-round. Myeashea officially joined the team in September 2018 from Etsy, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s in culture and media from The New School, and a master’s in anthropology specializing in forensic anthropology from CUNY Hunter. Myeashea is a proud Gryffindor and is part of the CGI U 2010 class.


Nicole Reichenbach
Deputy Director of Programs

Nicole leads the development of CGI U’s annual meeting program and works to create and design CGI U’s year-round strategy and curriculum. Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation, she worked at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors where she helped to advise donors on giving strategies to reach their philanthropic goals in areas including education, youth development, and poverty alleviation. Previously at the United Nations, Nicole managed policy, evaluation, and training team field visits to peacekeeping operations in Africa and the Middle East. Nicole holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in international studies from Trinity College.