Judah Ferst


Originally from Philadelphia, Judah spent his college years at The George Washington University in Washington, DC pursuing a BA in Human Services. He founded Buzzing for Change at GW in the fall of 2003 in honor of his mother, who died from cancer, when he was 15. Upon graduation he returned to Philadelphia where he worked for Hillel of Greater Philadelphia for five years. In 2010 he moved to New York to persue his MBA frm Barcuh College. Just Graduated in May and is currently working for Blue State Digital as an Associate Project Manager.

Carrie Warick

Program Advisor, GWU

Karleen Krenicky Groon

Board Member; Chair of Recruitment Committee

Karleen was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Phoenixville, PA. She attended The George Washington University, majoring in Political Science. While at GW, Karleen played Division 1 lacrosse and enjoyed working at CNN and on political campaigns. After college, Karleen returned to Philly to attend Temple University School of Law.  She is currently a litigation associate at a Center City law firm.

Julie Serfass


Julie was born and raised in the District of Columbia, and graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Human Services. She spends most of her time learning useless skills, organizing the Washington Area Frisbee Club, and helping her community. Julie has been growing her hair out since she buzzed her head with Buzzing for Change in April 2005 and hopes to buzz again soon!

Kelsey Gold

Program Advisor, Drexel

Ashley Mallon

Program Advisor