True grit

True grit

Amelia Boone, AB ’06, is something of a superhero. By day, the 32-year-old works as a corporate lawyer for Apple in San Jose, California. But in her free time, she is an obstacle-course racing icon.
Designing for the tropics

Designing for the tropics

Thanks to a Wheelwright prize from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design award-winning architect Erik L’Heureux is traveling to some of the world’s fastest growing cities along the equator to study how urbanization and tropical climates impact design.
From campus news to the halls of power

From campus news to the halls of power

Laura Meckler fell in love with journalism while an undergraduate and wrote for Student Life at Washington University. Now a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Meckler has covered some of the country’s most controversial stories, including the current presidential election.
Creating a network

Creating a network

When he’s not helping design critically lauded commercial buildings, Xopher Pollard, BFA ’05, is overseeing another, equally important construction project: building bridges between Washington University and its LGBTQIA alumni.
Education for all

Education for all

Eric Duffy, AB ’10, created the learning platform Pathgather to help people around the world take advantage of online education and gain the skills that employees are looking for. Now the young startup counts some of the nation’s biggest companies as its customers.
A taste of Italy from the Hamptons

A taste of Italy from the Hamptons

After studying abroad in Italy, Deborah Gorman, BFA ’02, decided to become a chef and created the tasty, all-natural vegan sorbet, which is inspired by Italian gelato.
Briefing the nation

Briefing the nation

After running for student government at Washington University, Eric Schultz, AB ’02, entered a life of politics. He helped on the Hilary Clinton campaign and eventually became principal deputy White House Press Secretary under President Barack Obama.
Building a legal pipeline

Building a legal pipeline

Washington University School of Law graduate Tiffany Harper, in-house counsel at Grant Thornton in Chicago, is one of the founders of Pilot Pipeline Program, which mentors black, female law students to help them succeed in law school and beyond.