Miriam Laugesen

Miriam Laugesen, GR93, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, was awarded a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship (2023–24) for research in Tokyo. She was also named a National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow 2023, which started in September. The fellowship includes an […]

Kate (Epstein) Mankoff

Kate (Epstein) Mankoff, LA93, who writes under the pen name Kate Brookes, recently published Transister (She Writes Press, August 2023), a candid memoir on parenting a transgender daughter. The memoir is “a raw, honest and sometimes hilarious account of Kate’s journey as her young child grapples with gender identity to become her authentic self.”

William Krause

William Krause, GR93, was honored by Scherzo, a leading journal for classical music criticism and information, which selected his biography of Spanish composer and conductor Federico Moreno Torroba as one of the 10 best music books published in Spain in 2021. Co-authored with Walter Clark, Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts was published […]

Ruth Hecht

Ruth Hecht, FA93, teaches art to students in grades 7-12, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and pottery.

Teddi Daniels

Teddi Daniels, LA93, LA93, penned and self-published a children’s book, Saving Suzie Q: A Shelter Pup’s Story of Survival and Adoption. The book shares with children the values of kindness, perseverance, hope and love, and encourages them to help others, especially animals, to have a voice and value in our society.

Lauren H. Kerstein

Lauren H. Kerstein, LA93, SW95, has earned plaudits for her latest picture book, Home for A While (Magination Press, February 2021), which offers a realistic depiction of a child ­entering a foster home. The book, ­illustrated by Natalia Moore, was nominated for the 2022–23 South Carolina Book Awards, a division of the South Carolina Association […]

Chris Kunard

Chris Kunard, EN93, EN93, was promoted to senior director, open innovation customer collaboration, at Illumina. His team works with a strategic set of Illumina’s customers, helping them achieve novel end-to-end solutions in the genomic space using next-generation sequencing instruments and bioinformatics tools. An example of this work was ­recently published in the New England Journal […]

Virginia Wasiuk Lay

Virginia Wasiuk Lay, LW93, in November was appointed judge for Division 16 of the 21st ­Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County by Gov. Mike Parson. Lay previously served as an associate judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit.

Scott Markowitz

Scott Markowitz, MD93, writes that he is honored and humbled to return to WashU as the inaugural vice chair for professional development and diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine.

Jenny (Schulenberg) Hosfeld

Jenny (Schulenberg) Hosfeld, LA93, was promoted to CEO of Think Bank, headquartered in Rochester, Minn. Hosfeld, who joined the bank in 2006, was previously president and chief banking officer.
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