Welcome to the Brown Club of DC!

About Us

About the Brown Club of Washington D.C.

The Brown Club of D.C. organizes a variety of programming throughout the year, including social, cultural, educational, athletic, and service-based events, both virtual and in-person. To offer a diversity of programming, BCDC also partners with other cities’ Brown alumni clubs and nationwide affinity groups, such as the Asian American Alumni Alliance, the Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC), and the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC). We operate fundamentally with the gracious support of our club membership and volunteers like you! The BCDC Board meets every month, and everyone is welcome to attend or offer ideas and feedback offline.

Our Mission

The Brown University Club of Washington D.C. fosters community and furthers intellectual curiosity and exploration among Brown University alumni and their friends in the greater Washington D.C. area.

Our volunteers love putting on events that we think will be great!  We want to hear from you about what kinds of events and programs we should have.  Become a member, send us an idea, or say hello at the next gathering or virtual event.

Meet the 2021-2022 Board

Michael Santos
Class of 2007
Emily Dietsch
Class of 2006
Sean Siperstein, Class of 2005
Senior Advisor & Communications Vice-Chair
Sean Siperstein
Class of 2005
Corey Lipow
Class of 2008
Events Chair
Laura Munoz
Class of 2020
Patricia Grant EMBA 2021
Events Vice Chair
Patricia Grant
EMBA 2021
Victoria Sams, Class of 1990
At-Large Board Member
Victoria Sams
Class of 1990
At-Large Board Member & Senior Advisor, Operations
Kevin O’Brien
Class of 2013
Richard Willis, Class of 1991
At-Large Board Member (pending)
Richard Willis
Class of 1991
At-Large Board Member (pending)
Tony Teat
Class of 1988

About Your Co-Presidents

  • Emily Dietsch ‘06 is an academic consultant who lives and works in DC. After a brief stint in the sciences at Brown, ultimately she chose the arts and graduated with a dual concentration in American Studies and the History of Art & Architecture in 2006. In between Brown and doctoral studies at the George Washington University, she worked for the Rhode Island State Treasurer’s Office, first on a winning campaign and then in the Investments Division amidst the historic economic crisis of 2008. Following graduate school she returned to New England to design collaborative learning events for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported project that aimed to reduce the silo effect among sectors in the American healthcare system. At Brown she was part of the sailing team, slung 80-cent beers at the Underground (may it rest in peace), wrote articles for the Brown Daily Herald and local magazines, and served as a Research Assistant at the Taubman Center for American Politics & Public Policy. She still misses the soft-serve machines at the Ratty, and the endearingly musty smell of stacks in the Rock.
  • Michael Santos ‘07 is a Senior Policy Associate at RESULTS Educational Fund. He works with passionate grassroots advocates who use their voices to influence political decisions on critical federal housing policies that will bring an end to poverty. Prior to joining RESULTS, Michael was an eviction defense attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid. His work focused on advocating for homeless youth access to education through public education, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. Michael Santos has had a long history of working on the rights of low-income and underrepresented communities through the Department of Health and Human Services, the Clinton Foundation, and various non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the board of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and is an American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness & Poverty Liaison. Michael graduated from Brown University with a double concentration in Biomedical Engineering and Ethnic Studies. He received his JD from University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and District of Columbia. Currently living in Navy Yard, he loves to bake and garden and is an avid runner and cyclist.




The Brown University Club of Washington D.C. fosters community and furthers intellectual curiosity and exploration among Brown University alumni and their friends in the greater Washington D.C. area

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The club organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including social events, cultural events, sporting events, alumni spotlight events, and educational events, as well as ongoing programs such as the Brown DC Book club.

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Have ideas about potential events, programs, sponsortships or volunteer opportunities? We would love to hear from you! Send us an email or write us at the address found below and we will get back to you ASAP

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