Chapter Information

We are the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.  Our mission is to keep Hokie Nation strong and active in the Pacific Northwest.

Call for Officers & Liaisons:

The Seattle Chapter is currently looking for volunteers. Contact us to learn more:

We are also looking for liaisons to represent the Seattle Hokie community within their company and vice versa.  If you’re interested in joining, please review and submit the application available here:  Liaison Position Description & Application.

Seattle Hokies:


Cara Davis ’14

Hi I’m Cara! After I graduated in Dec. 2013, my boyfriend and I moved to Belltown Seattle for work. I am a kitchen and bath designer working at a showroom in Bellevue. We’re always up for a night out on the town and meeting new people! I’ve been with the VTAA since I moved out here and I hope as president we can continue finding new ways to bring Hokie Nation together out here in the Pacific Northwest!

badura-headshotSienna Badura ’15

I’m Sienna and as a former Roanoke resident I went to Virginia Tech…on the weekends. I moved to Seattle in May 2015 to be on the water in the summer and ski in the winter; funded by working as a Field Marketing Coordinator for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. My goal on this board is to bring all Seattle-area members of Hokie Nation together for fun events, giving people the opportunity to grow friendships, make memories, and keep the Hokie spirit alive.

LaDell Lockwood ’89

Kristen McNeill ’02

Gautam Sawhney ’12
img_2329-v2Ryan Samples ’05

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2005, I spent the next 9 years working in the Northern Virginia/DC area. In 2014 my wife and I relocated to Seattle, Washington through her company (Boeing). We currently live north of Seattle in the Lynnwood neighborhood, but I spend my time working in both Bellevue & Seattle. We are avid sailors, mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts. I am a huge ambassador for local craft brewery and we enjoy the Washington wine trail. Excited to be part of the Seattle Hokies Virginia Tech Alumni Association!

kathleen-smallKathleen Waite ’10

After graduation I spent a couple of years working in DC then moved out to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in September 2011. Since then, I’ve worked at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America managing education and support programs for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I live in south Beacon Hill with my husband Andrew and dog Charlie. We enjoy hanging at Seward Park, trying new bars and restaurants, and playing yard games. I’m not much of a football fan but I’m always down for happy hour and community service. Ut Prosim!