Christina Hughes is a transplant to DC from Houston, TX, where she graduated magna cum laude from Rice University in 2013. Christina received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rice in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has worked in engineering consulting for the last decade. Before moving to DC in 2023, Christina worked as…

Matthew Thomas

Membership & Outreach Chair/Webmaster, Events Vice Chair of DCPBK

Matthew Thomas is currently the Membership & Outreach Chair/Webmaster, Events Vice Chair of DCPBK. He is an Economist at the Federal Trade Commission with a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University. His research covers a broad range of topics in microeconomic theory including auctions, robust design, discrimination, contests, and financial markets. He was inducted into…

Alaina Ruffin is a Northern Virginia native, born and raised in Herndon, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C. She recently graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University‚Äôs Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric, earning additional honors from her major and for Phi Beta Kappa. Alaina is a driven, passionate advocate…