Dupont Rotarian Emily Vogtmann
Emily Vogtmann joined the Dupont Circle Rotary Club in January 2017. Emily had been involved in Rotary since a young age, where she helped with her father’s Rotary Club’s yearly antique fair. In high school, Emily was a Rotary Exchange Student in Lapua, Finland and after graduating from her undergraduate program, she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Querétaro, Mexico. While attending her former Rotary district’s annual conference in 2015, multiple Rotarians asked her why she hadn’t joined a Rotary Club yet. A couple Rotarians even got out their handy Rotary app and found a local club for her to join, the Dupont Circle Rotary Club. After a failed attempt to attend a Rotary meeting (Emily went to the wrong bar in Bier Baron!), she attended the GENERATION LEAD event for Rotary alumni and met not only the current Dupont Circle Rotary Club president, but many other great club members. So, Emily finally went to the correct bar for a Rotary meeting and knew instantaneously that this was the club for her.
Upon joining the club, Emily became involved in the administrative committee and the Peace Fellowship selection committee. She now also serves as the club Historian and is working on documenting the club’s history. Although she has been a member for only a short time, Rotary has been an extremely important part of her life and she looks forward to helping others gain incredible life experiences through the Rotary programs and to serve the community through Rotary.
Outside of Rotary, Emily is a Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute where she studies the association between the human microbiome and cancer risk. Emily has a Boston Terrier named Lila and periodically signs up for half and full marathons and spends the race trying to avoid the bus of shame.
Dupont Rotarian Constantine Ward
Constantine Ward’s interests include magic tricks, bass guitar, technology & poker. He has also been known to dabble in speaking German, can over engineer cooking a steak and has a vast useless knowledge of the beverage, food and manufacture and industries. His fearless sponsor Quinn had no qualms recruiting in crusade like fashion for a Rotary and of course a good cause. Quinn was also married to the chief of recruiting for Rotary so there may also have been other factors at play.
In Constantine’s professional career he is a supply chain consultant serving the pharmaceutical industry. He holds a BSc. in Pharma Technology and Management and has been McKinsey trained in lean and six-sigma tools. Since 2004, he has worked in commercial pharma logistics, to include holding executive level positions in all sorts of exciting areas such as manufacturing, purchasing, outsourcing, warehouse design and global logistics strategy. Since 2012, he has consulted on the supply concepts for a vast number of clinical trials for 30+ pharmaceutical companies in a variety of therapeutic areas.