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Chelsea McKinney (PhD12) of Chicago is a research manager for the NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute in Evanston.

Renetta McCann (MS12)

Renetta McCann (MS12) of Chicago, former Starcom MediaVest Group CEO, joined Leo Burnett as U.S. chief talent officer.

Sara Bernstein (PhD12) of Bethesda, Md., is a survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.

Colleen Magarity (BS11) was named assistant women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Julie Kornfeld (BS11) of New York City published her senior honors thesis in the University of Oxford’s Forced Migration Review. She is working for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Lori Kinast (MS10) of Chicago was promoted to vice-president of organizational development at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago.

Sarah Hong (BS11) was hired as a chemistry teacher for the Alameda Community Learning Center, a public charter school in Alameda, Calif.

David D’Antonio (MS11) of Chicago was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach, study and work in Naples, Italy.

Corey Winchester (BS10)

Corey Winchester (BS10) of Chicago, a teacher at Evanston Township High School and graduate student at Loyola University Chicago, received the Paul T. and Concetta Mooney Fellowship for urban education.

MaddieOrenstein (BS10)

Maddie Orenstein (BS10) of Chicago received a Fulbright fellowship to study education in Chile.

Meixi Ng (BS10) is working in a Singapore school and with the Amber Initiative, a nonprofit she co-founded to develop young leaders in Southeast Asia and create change in the school system.


Fatima Varner (MA09, PhD11) of New York City is an assistant professor in the psychology department at Fordham University.

Emily Butler (BS03) of Baltimore graduated from Johns Hopkins University in May with a master’s degree in supervision and administration. She was accepted into New Leaders in Baltimore and serves as resident principal at Reginald F. Lewis High School this school year.

Scott Richman(MA09, PhD12)

Scott Richman (MA09, PhD12) of Chicago is a survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.

Molly Metzger (MA09, PhD12) accepted a position as assistant professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washing- ton University in St Louis.

Eric Hoernemann (MS08), a Coast Guard commander, is executive assistant to the Coast Guard’s director of civil rights and human resources in Washington, D.C.

Avni Patel (BS07) of New York City is an assistant district attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.

Jon Marino (BS06) of Washington, D.C., wrote a chapter for a new book called Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action and Social Innovation. He is director of content and strategy for the MapStory Foundation.

Adam Case (BS05)

Adam Case (BS05) of Chicago is chief operating officer of Right at School, which leads school enrichment programs.

Susanna Calkins (MS05) of Highland Park, Ill., debuted her first novel, A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, set in the 17th century.

El Da’Sheon Nix (BS04)

El Da’Sheon Nix (BS04) of Glenview, Ill., is director of programs at the Beyond Sports Foundation, which mentors and tutors underserved student athletes.

Sandy Schwan(MS03)

Sandy Schwan (MS03) was chosen for inclusion in the Crave Company’s list and 2012 book of women entrepreneurs in Chicago. Schwan is president of Evolving Strategies LLC consulting firm.

Erin Hopmann(BS03)

Erin Hopmann (BS03) of Chicago is CEO and co-founder of Dabble (dabble. co), a marketplace for teaching and finding one-time affordable classes.

Christopher Grodoski (MS03) of West Chicago, Ill., an art teacher at Franklin Middle School in Wheaton, received the 2012 Illinois Middle School Art Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Art Education Association.

Michael Vea (BS01) of New York City is co-directing U.S. recruitment for Teach for the Philippines. Vea is a history teacher at KIPP Infinity Charter School, a middle school he co-founded in 2005.

Eve Nagy Samson (BS01)

Eve Nagy Samson (BS01) of Lincolnshire, Ill., joined the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center as associate director of development for public and private grants.

Maria E. Pagano (PhD01) of Cleveland, an associate professor at Case-Western Reserve University, received an award of $1,271,585 from the Templeton Trust Foundation to study the influence of service participation on juvenile offenders.

Dilara Sayeed (MS00),

Dilara Sayeed (MS00), a doctoral student at Harvard University, was awarded an innovation lab residency for her project Global Teacher, which uses technology to partner educators around the world.


Michael Huber (BS98), the former deputy mayor of Indianapolis, was appointed senior director of commercial enterprise at Indianapolis International Airport.

Jimmie L. Sanders (BS97) of Gary, Ind., is the academic manager for humanities, history and social sciences at Columbia College Chicago.

David St. John-Larkin (BS97) of Denver was named a partner at Merchant & Gould law firm.

Rebecca London (PhD96)

Rebecca London (PhD96) of Santa Cruz, Calif., a senior researcher at Stanford University, has co-authored From Data to Action: A Community Approach to Improving Youth Outcomes.

Linnea Berg (PhD91)

Linnea Berg (PhD91) of Royal Oak, Mich., retired as executive director of Friendship House. She will be the project manager and fundraiser for the nonprofit’s new building.


Kelly Arduino (BS89), of Irons, Mich., a business adviser specializing in the health care industry, was named partner at Wipfli LLP, a national CPA and consulting firm.

Troy M. Livingston (BS89) of Durham, N.C., is vice president for innovation and learning at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.


Randy Kuceyeski (BS76, MA/MS77) oof Libertyville, Ill., a retired physical education teacher and football coach, was inducted into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame.

Gayle Claver Rediker (BS74) of Hampden, Mass., is chief administrative officer of Rediker Software Inc., which recently launched two new software products for schools.

William McGaghie (MS71)

William McGaghie (MS71) Evanston was named director of the Leischner Institute for the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, the university’s program for medical professional training.


Roslyn Kaplan Pollack (BS62) of Evanston co-founded the Brit Braja Worldwide Jewish Outreach, a virtual synagogue in Spanish.

Dean Rodkin (BS62) of Burr Ridge, Ill., a retired social studies teacher, co-authored a book on the history of Darien, Illinois.


Sybilla Cook (BS51) of Portland, Ore., released an updated edition of her book Walking Portland.