About CGI U

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.

Ben Conard
Partnerships Associate

Before joining the team, Ben worked for the World Fair Trade Organization, on European Commission projects, and was a U.S. State Department fellow. Ben is also the founder of Five North Chocolate®, a 2016 CGI U Commitment to Action which he started while a student at SUNY Geneseo where he earned his degree in Business and German. As a CGI U Alumni Ambassador and Economic Empowerment Mentor, joining the Foundation was a natural fit. Ben now oversees CGI U’s Codeathon and strategic partnership with IBM. Ben is ordained, speaks German, and loves juggling on his unicycle! 

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.

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.

Katie DiClemente
Programs Associate

Katie oversees speaker relations and facilitates CGI U’s year-round programming efforts. Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation, Katie interned with the Department of Justice, conducted client outreach at a labor rights law firm in Boston, and worked on grassroots advocacy and state lobbying at O’Neill and Associates. Katie graduated from Boston University with a dual degree in International Relations and Communication. She originally hails from Rochester, New York.

Margaret Anderson
External Affairs Intern

Margaret joins CGI U from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she is a current junior studying International Relations and French. She recently returned from a six-month stay in Strasbourg, France where she studied Political Sciences at Sciences Po, combining her two major interests into one transformative learning experience. Margaret has spent much of her extracurricular time working for the Business Office, planning the annual Women in Business Conference, and organizing the annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture. Previously, she worked for the District Attorney of Worcester, MA and has spent countless hours working the craft brewery in her hometown.  

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
Impact and Design 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.