Milken Scholars Go Back to School
This fall, Milken Scholars have returned to schools across the country, from Southern California and the East Bay to Cambridge and Manhattan. Once the semester starts, our newest Scholars know that their fellow Scholars can be an important resource throughout the school year and beyond.
Meet Tulani Thomas, MS '94
Change can sometimes be a challenge, but 1994 Milken Scholar, Tulani Thomas, is demonstrating that it can also be an opportunity, as she continues to set an example for positive change personally, professionally and in the wider world.
"The Milken Scholars are obviously a very intelligent and accomplished group of people. More importantly, they are, each, thoughtful and inspiring individuals. I came to speak to the group; hoping to inspire them with my story. I left inspired by theirs."
"It has been a pleasant and rewarding experience speaking at the Milken Scholars Summit. I enjoyed sharing my own stories and thoughts with those extraordinarily talented young people this program has brought together. I'm confident that this program is nurturing future leaders of our society who will make the world a better one."
Scholars in Action
Think and Act Globally: Following her graduation from UCLA, Delaram Kamalpour, MS ‘10, has joined the Peace Corps and will begin a two-year deployment to Lesotho in Africa this October.
Presidential Advisory: President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans has a new member as Jason Young, MS ‘00, was recently appointed to help, “create lasting public-private partnerships that will empower young people throughout the country with financial capability skills.” Jason is the CEO and co-founder of MindBlown Labs, a financial literacy software company based in Oakland. Congratulations!
The windy galaxy: Erik Shirokoff, MS ‘98 will take his work in astronomy to Lake Michigan this June, as he joins the faculty of the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!