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1629 K. St. NW
Washington D.C. 20006
Girls Prep, Inc.
P.O. Box 1600
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Columbia, MD 21044
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2017-2018 Board Members
Raegen McGaughey is a financial industry professional with eleven years of progressive consumer banking experience, ranging from leadership, training and development, product sales and marketing. She is originally from Chicago IL where she attended Morgan Park High School on the south side. She attended Howard University where she graduated with a BS in Finance in 2003. She earned her MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business with the University of Maryland College Park in 2013. She currently works at Capital One Auto Finance as a Relationship Manager and has served as a member of the Environmental Sustainability Council and the Philanthropy Committee. Her passion for giving to others is what keeps her awake at night and she is looking to become an emerging social entrepreneur in the DC Metropolitan area. In growing up in Chicago, a city with challenges in both crime and poverty, Raegen was able to personally relate to issues impacting teenage girls in urban communities. Her mother was a public school teacher in one of the worst communities in Chicago (The Robert Taylor Housing Projects); Raegen was able to see challenges impacting urban communities at an early age. In the school where her mother taught, there were girls who were pregnant at the age of 13, involved in gang related activities and even arrested for drug trafficking. Raegen attended a public high school where teenage girls were involved in gangs, pregnant, and mentally or physically abused. Raegen wants to help improve the lives of teenage girls today, who are faced with even more challenges and bridge the gap between the education and economic disparities in America’s urban areas. Raegen maintains an active and healthy life style. She loves sports and is best at swimming and playing tennis, she played tennis competitively growing up. Additionally, she loves to travel and is a foodie.
Dr. Karmen Rouland appointed to the Commission for Women in July 2013, serves as Data Specialist in the Division of Specialized Education at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan and her M.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rouland is Owner and CEO of Sage Advise, LLC, an educational consulting firm. She is the recipient of many honors and awards including the University of Michigan Department of Psychology Dissertation and Thesis Grant; the University of Michigan Judith and Howard Sims Medal for Outstanding Research Paper; and was recognized in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Rouland was initiated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2004 at Howard University. She is a member of the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves as Chair of the Political Awareness and Involvement Committee. She resides in Silver Spring, MD.
Alexandria McGaughey is a fashion publicist whose previous work experience includes working at Red Light Public Relations, a boutique fashion PR firm based in New York and Los Angeles. She has worked in the fashion industry for a combined effort of six years, working for the likes of Club Monaco, Arden B, and BeBe corporations. Ms. McGaughey is a graduate of Howard University holding a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. During her time at Howard she held office in the NAACP Howard Chapter, the John H. Johnson School of Communications Student Council, and the Howard University Student Union. While at Howard, she participated in Alternative Spring Break twice to help rebuild in New Orleans, LA after Hurricane Katrina along with traveling to Jena, Louisiana to walk in the Jena 6 rally. In addition to this, Ms. McGaughey enjoyed volunteering at DC's Maya Angelou Charter School as an after school tutor. Ms. McGaughey originates from Chicago, Illinois, but now resides in Los Angeles, California where she is an aspiring actress, fashion blogger and she co-heads an e-commerce website for the fashion forward women of the world. She concentrates on living the healthiest possible lifestyle while educating others to do the same. In her spare time she loves discovering vintage stores, reading up on the latest fashion news, and spending time with friends and family.
Katrelle Jones-Bouie is a graduate from Howard University and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. She has worked for numerous corporations in the government/defense contracting, power and consulting industries and well as for non-profit organizations. Katrelle utilized her technical expertise in San Antonio, Texas, where she worked on a solar farm. She also worked at the Booz Allen Hamilton firm in the President’s Office. One memorable experience Katrelle had in her career is meeting and dining with Mr. Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary General from Ghana. Originally from Chicago, Katrelle is the third oldest of seven siblings – three of which are girls. She knew she wanted to be an Engineer very early in her childhood when she designed and constructed a fan using the motor of a race car, a 5-volt battery, and a lottery ticket for a 4th grade science project. Katrelle decided to join the Girl’s Prep Board of Directors because she has enjoyed volunteering and mentoring both inside and outside of the classroom since she was in the 6th grade. She has specifically helped young people excel in the areas of math, science, and reading and would like to continue her service to young women within the organization. In her spare time, Katrelle enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering, and staying connected with her family and friends.
Candice N. Canteen is a Senior Software Test Engineer with over 12
years of experience as a defense contractor; she has consistently
stood out as a thought leader and a subject matter expert on her
various programs. She is from Prince Georges County, growing up in
Oxon Hill and Clinton, MD. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in
Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University, Master of
Science in Information Technology from George Washington University
and a Juris Doctor from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.
With a passion for philanthropy, she is a charter member of the
National Museum of African American History and Culture, a press
member of the Newseum and a supporter of the American Civil Liberties
Union. Candice believes strongly in empowering young women to become leaders, inspired by her own experiences in law and engineering. She enjoys, traveling, reading, exploring DC’s restaurant scene, listening to podcasts and online shopping."
Raul Arenas has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Technologico de Monterrey in
Monterrey Mexico and a MBA from the Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Raul has focused his career in the energy industry and has deployed a number of full scale ERP systems
at utility and power plant locations around the globe: El Salvador, Colombia, US, Vietnam, Philippines and Ireland. Raul is very active and enjoys outdoor sports and recreational activities, such as
sky diving and squash. Growing up in El Salvador, Raul values the importance of transformational power, in knowing a quality education can have a positive impact in the lives of minorities. He
strives to bring his passion for education to life by empowering young women and men alike.
Evangeline Allen is a retired school teacher, of the Chicago Public Schools system, where she taught middle school students for thirty-two years. She has been actively involved with several community organizations, businesses, and companies that collaborated with the schools, in mentoring young adults in inner city Chicago for many years throughout her teaching career. Her volunteer services have also included working with the Chicago Bulls; fed families during the holidays, delivered gifts to children during the Christmas season, assisted the players in collecting and sending clothing and supplies to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and other fundraising events throughout the city. She was very instrumental in working diligently with the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Over the past seven years she has volunteered at the Museum of Science and Industry in several capacities; school and science connection, teacher workshops, family activities and many cultural events.
She enjoys biking, traveling, arts and crafts, and walking, where she has walked in several charitable events in the city. She has two daughters and lives in Chicago, IL.