On the Rise

Forest Abbott-Lum
Forest Abbott-Lum '15

Awarded Princeton-in-Asia fellowship to work on legal reform and energy issues in the fight against climate change with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing. She now works for the NYC Compost Project 

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Rohail Altaf '17

Staff software engineer at Raptive, where he is utilizing AI to build tools to help online creators grow their businesses to the next level. While a student at Bennington College, he won two Vermont Hackathons, developing apps to take on issues of student engagement and food access.

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Emma Dorothy Conley '10

Artist, designer, and cultural producer working with The Center for Genomic Gastronomy. Emma creates large-scale experimental eating installations, art-science interventions, and exhibitions, events, and publications related to human food systems.

Kate Davis
Kate Davis '14

Founder of jewelry brand Knockout, a collection of rings designed with self-defense in mind. A portion of every sale is donated to SAVI (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention) at Mount Sinai.

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Ousseynou Diome '14

Called a “creative disruptor” in the field of agricultural finance by Forbes and currently pursuing an MBA at Stanford University.

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Anais Duplan '14

Poet, author of Take This Stallion, director of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for new media artists of color, and MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

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Kathryn Furby '08

Scientist turned filmmaker and founder of Tiny Beaker Media, which harnesses the power of storytelling to show how anyone can become a scientist. PhD from the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Devin Gaffney '10

Developer at Boston-based market intelligence platform Crayon and scholar whose work focuses on behavior adoption— modeling the emergence of opinions with groups of people.

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Daniel Goldberg '11

Filmmaker, colorist, and founder of Horned Melon Productions. His directorial work explores the self-help obsessions of privileged Brooklynites and the grey areas between love and friendship and has been called “sharp-witted and literary” by NoBudge. His color grading can be seen on the film Outlaw Posse, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Edward James Olmos, and Cedric the Entertainer.

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Marie Lynn Haas '10

Interdisciplinary improvisation artist and curator for Atland Residency and Artist Retreat in Western MA, where she collaborates with Tori Lawrence to develop digital and analog dance films that explore partnership with the natural world and the spaces that we create, inhabit, and neglect across the terrain. Co-founding director of Embrace Autism Singapore and an International Projects Coordinator for the Autism Treatment Center of America®. 

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Nicholas Haas '10

Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Coast Guard. Six years of active duty service highlights include serving as a Japanese interpreter on-board the CGC MELLON and CGC OLIVER HENRY to counter Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) fishing on the high seas and partner nation Exclusive Economic Zones. Previous employment includes Goldman Sachs Singapore and opening Singapore's only American dive-bar-meets-karaoke joint.

Currently stationed in Philadelphia and pursuing a masters in Joint Professional Military Education through the Naval War College while serving as an associate board member on the William Penn Foundation.

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Lea Hershkowitz '11

Seattle-based interior architecture business owner focused on designing spaces that embody properties of healing, healthfulness, and wellbeing. 

Lily Houghton
Lily Houghton '17

Playwright and member of award-winning Youngblood writers group. Resident writer at the Flea Theater. Recipient of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s emerging playwright commission.

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Lindsay Howard '08

Curator exploring how the internet is shaping art and culture, and organizer of Philips Auction House’s first digital art auctions, which Wired called an “art breakthrough”.

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Tambu Kudze '10

Yale Medical School graduate and Resident Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School. As of July 2022, she will be completing a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital.

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Jeva Lange '15

Founding writer of Heatmap News, a new climate-focused publication, and the former executive editor and culture critic of TheWeek.com. Appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and additionally published in Vice, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15

National Book Award-winning translator of The Words That Remain by Stênio Gardel and author of the novel Blue Light Hours. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Grinnell College. Published in The New YorkerThe Kenyon ReviewGuernica, and A Public Space, among others.

Asad J. Malik
Asad J. Malik '19

Founder and CEO of JADU, a leading Augmented Reality game studio.


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Amelia Meath '10

The performing powerhouse behind Sylvan Esso and the folk trio Mountain Man

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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes '15

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes, PhD is a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on addressing the contribution of repetitive DNA elements—the genomic dark matter—to cancer biology and therapeutic responses. He obtained his PhD from City of Hope. 

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Brian Morrice '10

Title Office and Legal Assistant at Rudolph Management, a development and property management firm. Masters from Tulane University in Sustainable Real Estate Development. Former White House intern during the Obama administration.

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Max Nanis '12

Computational biologist, artist, and programmer dubbed a “digital rock star” by The New Yorker. CEO and Founder of General Health Inc.

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Jonah Gabriel '16

Jonah Gabriel is the Founder and Creative Director of Real Good, an award-winning creative studio that creates digital and social content for brands such as Amazon, Cash App, Paramount, and BMW.

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Michael Nordine '10

Senior Writer and Editor at Optimism and previous Weekend Editor at IndieWire, whose work has also appeared in the LA TimesSalonVice, The Washington Post, and many other publications.

Sean-Patrick O'Brien
Sean-Patrick O'Brien '14

Theatre instructor at Providence College in Providence, RI. As a playwright, has workshopped at Horizon Theatre Company and The Playwrights' Center. His play ZAMBONI received an Honorable Mention in the American Playwright Foundation’s 2017 Relentless Awards.

Genelle Rankin
Genelle Rankin '15

Postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University studying the neural dynamics underlying attention and memory. In 2023, received PhD in neurobiology from Harvard University.

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Molly Erin Sarlé '12

One-third of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.

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Alexandra Sauser-Monnig '09

Member of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.

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Will Stratton '09

Songwriter, guitarist, and composer whose albums have received international attention from outlets like The Guardian and Pitchfork for their vivid storytelling and compelling instrumentation.

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Molly Tarlov '08

Actor best known for her role in the MTV series Awkward.

Ben Underwood
Ben Underwood '13

Co-Founder and President of Resonant Energy, which brings solar energy to underserved communities. Fulbright scholar who studied biogas in China and recipient of Davis Projects for Peace Grant, with which he developed five urban biogas projects in Kathmandu.

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Maia Vik Villa '15

Actor, writer, drag king, & nonprofit professional passionate about rock’n’roll, cultural grievances, & comedy. By day, they manage institutional funding to provide arts & athletics mentorship to kids impacted by chronic illness; by evening & weekend brunch, they are drag king Vik Floyd, East Los’ prince of sorrow & madness.