Matt Mireles ’08 lives an ambitious life. “I always wanted adventure,” he said. After travelling the country and exploring a number of career paths, Mireles has established himself as a technology startup entrepreneur.
Rene received the Roy and Lila Ash Fellowship in Democracy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he has studied the field of microfinance and the operations of distributed service delivery systems, particularly in developing countries.
As a high school freshman Thomas Westphal found a calling. “When I was 14,” he said, “I played the lead in my school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. I wore a gold lamé suit, and all the girls loved me — those on stage at least. That’s when I fell in love with acting.”
For years James Braly ’86 was a successful speechwriter for pharmaceutical company executives and motivational speakers who lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park—until he moved into his building’s storage unit in order to devote himself to creative writing full-time.
Although former Senator Mike Gravel has suspended his campaign for the Democratic and Libertarian Presidential nominations, he remains committed to the issue that dominated his campaign, and much of his life—restoring power to the American people.
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program alumnus Jeffrey Oestreicher spent his lag year producing Dr. Oz’s “Oprah and Friends” show in addition to writing and researching for Dr. Oz’s appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
GS student and Program for Academic Leadership and Service (PALS) Scholar, Adrienne Herrera spent the past year developing and facilitating outreach events, “SYMPOSIUM” and “EXPLORERS,” which targeted New York City students.
Dynamic internships on the Rachael Ray Show and at Twentieth Century Fox and Bible Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary—it's not the most intuitive pairing, but for Alison Silverman, it makes perfect sense.
When Amy Moskowitz graduated from high school, she reluctantly enrolled in college. After a halfhearted freshman year, Moskowitz dropped-out to cruise around San Francisco on her black Yamaha motorcycle.
When Aries dela Cruz spoke at the New School’s “Spectrum for Activism” panel discussion during their “National Coming Out Week” series, he was the youngest panelist featured. He also had the longest resume.
For many people, obtaining an Ivy League education is a dream; but for Vikky Urena, it was never even a consideration. “When I was young, I used to pass by Columbia’s gates and walk the campus perimeter, instead of cutting through ...