Shining Stars 2022



2022 Shining Stars

Lorenna Najera
WJA 
Austin
Lorenna was approached to be the Membership VP because she was engaged with the chapter and gave each time we met. Since joining the board she has continued to give and generously jumped into the role. She has quickly become someone we can all count on, a bright light at events and has shown herself to be a committed member of our community.


Viviana Langhoff
WJA 
Chicago
Viviana is a leader for the jewelry industry and a asset to the Chicsho jewelry scene and WJA. She is a champion for black, brown, indigenous and women identifying jewelers. We are love her energy and ethos on our Chicago WJA Chapter.


Aria Agarwal
WJA Colorado

Aria joined the board this year and has been a massive amount of help with everything we do here on the board.


 

Shawn Hall
WJA 
Dallas
Shawn is the most enthusiastic member we have! We value her dedication and support of the chapter. She is often first to sign up, and is always present at events, no matter the time or distance. She always has a smile on her face and is kind and welcoming to every one. She is truly passionate about jewelry and her industry peers, making her the perfect shining star for 2023!!

 

Jen Cullen Williams
WJA Los Angeles


Jenna Ramirez
WJA 
Miami
Jenna works very hard for the Miami chapter and always with a smile. She is a great asset for WJA.


Jenith Gomez
WJA New York 
Metro
Jenith has been an inspiring force, applying her core values of commitment, excellence, and integrity. Thank you Jenith for uplifting our WJA community with your passionate spirit!


Wendy Wagner
WJA Northern 
California
Our chapter chose Wendy as our Shining Star because she has added so much to the chapter in recents years. As the Communications VP, Wendy has generously contributed her time and creativity to many projects that help to connect and elevate others in the NorCal Jewelry community. In addition to her Her great ideas and work behind the scenes, she also volunteered to host zoom meetups for the 2022 cohort of the Jewelry Loupe Project.


Cindy Pierce Roberts
WJA Ohio/
Kentucky
The Ohio/Kentucky Chapter is proud to name Cindy Pierce Roberts as our 2022 Shining Star. She has been an outstanding member since 2018. Cindy’s outgoing personality and passion for our chapter has brought many new members and opportunities to our chapter over the years. Her strong dedication to the Ohio/Kentucky chapter for growth in the chapter shows at all events and even outside of events. We are so lucky to have her now on our board as our membership hype woman!


Lena Nhek
WJA 
Philladelphia

Organized City Winery event, came prepared with conversation cards, name cards, and engaged with every member but prioritized new members. Brought friends from her work and made very professional yet fun introductions. Kept conversations productive and light, stayed engaged with each member rather than focusing on her own friends.  Although she could not attend JNO, delivered incredible food on platters that she prepared at home along with picking up wine, local pizza, and sticking within budget. Offered support after the event. Lena is a member who is truly open to assisting in all levels of the chapter and a pleasure to work with.


Regina Ciarleglio
WJA 
Providence
We are excited to share that Regina Ciarleglio is our chapter's Shining Star for this year! Not only does she bring a fun energy to our group, she is excellent at building relationships and bringing fresh ideas to our events. Congratulations, Regina!


Aurora Mazzei
WJA San 
Diego

Aurora has continuously gone above and beyond to serve our local WJA chapter this year. She always brings creative ideas to the table and readily jumps in to help with new projects and events. She accepted her new role as Co-President Elect of our chapter with both gusto and grace. Aurora is a huge cheerleader for WJA and all that is offers.


Megan Martin
WJA 
Seattle
Megan is a gem! As VP of Membership, Megan has a smile and kind word for everyone. She is eager to build our amazing community and makes everyone feel welcome. Megan is also a ton of fun and brings her bright personality to our board and our chapter. We appreciate you, Megan!


Julie Burkhart-Haid
WJA Twin 
Cities
For years Julie has worked exceptionally hard as this chapter's VP of communications. She always has a smile and a kind word and is ready to pitch in where ever she can.