Tobias T. Gibson

Tobias T. Gibson, GR01, GR06, co-edited Red Reckoning: The Cold War and the Transformation of American Life (LSU Press, November 2023) with Mark Boulton. The book explores an array of topics, including the Cold War’s impact on national security, race relations, gun culture and masculinity, law, college football, advertising, music, film, free speech, religion and even board […]

Jayson Johnson

Jayson Johnson, LA01, was appointed to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission by Mayor London Breed. The commission advocates for human and civil rights and works in service of the city’s anti-discrimination laws to further racial solidarity, equity and healing. Johnson was also featured as a 2023 LGBTQ+ Biopharma Leader in Endpoints News.

Melissa Bloom

Melissa Bloom, LA01, is in the planning stages of a journey from Maryland to California aboard her sailboat. She will be joined by first mate Matthew Pickar, LA01; her husband, Tom Spalding; and her loyal and enthusiastic pup, Ollie. The planned journey includes an initial sail to Delaware to pick up Ivey (Raymond) Helmick, LA01, […]

Douglas Harrison

Douglas Harrison, GR01, GR05, a clinical professor, was appointed associate dean for the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies in the School of Professional Studies at New York University.

Tobias T. Gibson

Tobias T. Gibson, GR01, GR06, is the co-editor, with Kurt W. Jefferson, of Contextualizing Security: A Reader (University of Georgia Press, August 2022). A collection of original essays, primary source lectures and previously published material in the overlapping fields of security studies, political science, sociology, journalism and philosophy, the textbook offers graduate and undergraduate students […]

Christopher Stetler

Christopher Stetler, LA01, returned to Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as a partner in its litigation department. He previously served for one year as a law clerk to the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve, who was then a U.S. district court judge, and for 11 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of […]

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel, LA01, GR04, is vice president of marketing for ICBiome (Innovative Computing for Biomedical Sciences), a provider of cloud-based genomics software that assists hospitals in combatting pathogens. Patel has built and launched more than 50 FDA-cleared medical products to market and led marketing teams in building brand awareness, generating demand and empowering sales to […]

Jayson Johnson

Jayson Johnson, LA01, was elected to the San Francisco Ballet’s board of trustees. 

Jill Downen

Jill Downen, GF01, shares that her work, “Speak Truth,” was exhibited from Nov. 19, 2021–March 5, 2022, at the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis. Downen’s artworks in the exhibit reveal patterns of meaning in value systems such as identity, family and the importance of voice. Website:

Kate Van Steenhuyse

Kate Van Steenhuyse, FA01, was appointed chief programs officer of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the official state arts agency of Kansas. In this role, she manages grantmaking, program development, and arts and cultural community and economic development strategy. Van Steenhuyse still serves as the executive director of Harvester Arts, the artist-run space she co-founded […]
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