Caitlin Rankin, GR16, GR20, a geoarchae-ologist, was spotlighted in the November/December 2021 issue of National Geographic for her excavation work at the Cahokia Mounds site in southern Illinois. Her work provided new insight into why the mounds declined and were deserted.
Casey Breese, LW16, joined Lathrop GPM as an associate in the firm’s Denver office in the trusts and estates litigation practice area. Previously, Breese was with Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley.
Gabriela Garcia, LA16, in May 2020 earned a master’s degree in water resource management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. A water data science consultant at KISTERS, Garcia writes that she is a proud Latina in the environmental data analytics field.
Celia Hensey, LA16, began a master of landscape architecture program at the University of Oregon in fall 2020.
Janay (Sanders) Woodruff
Janay (Sanders) Woodruff, UC16, curated, produced and performed in an all-Black showcase at an empty State Theatre in Portland, Maine, to celebrate Juneteenth and raise funds for local organizations that empower the Black community. During the show, she released “Feared,” an uplifting pop/rock song about conquering fears. The performance raised more than $10,000 for Indigo […]
Maxwell Wang, EN16, was a 2020 recipient of a Hertz Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded annually to graduate students in science and technology with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges. A doctoral student in neuroscience and machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University, Wang is conducting research aimed at […]
Jordan Mendoza, LA16, is a senior community engagement associate at NowPow, a health-care technology company in Chicago.
Nicole McAmis, EN16, a fourth-year medical student at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University graduating in May 2021, joined with the university’s women’s basketball team to help raise awareness of Rett syndrome during the Bobcats’ game against Fairfield University. Rett syndrome, which McAmis researched while at WashU, is a rare, noninherited […]
Shyam Kiran Akula
Shyam Kiran Akula, LA16, was selected to receive a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The $90,000 graduate school fellowship is awarded to outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. After graduating from WashU, Akula joined the Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program to train as a physician and scientist. He is currently conducting his PhD […]
Orchideh Abar, LA16, is a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Abington-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pa.