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
Opportunities in Medicine. Dr. Joelle Simpson, MS ’95, is part of a team at Children’s National Health Systems in Washington D.C., that is establishing an innovative scholarship program to assist minority medical students in interviewing and completing a clinical rotation in pediatrics. The Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) will award eight fourth-year medical students a stipend to live in Washington D.C. while working at the hospital as well as mentorship and other networking opportunities.
Good Company: Congratulations are due to Emanuel Yekutiel, MS ’07, who was featured in the January issue of Forbes as one of 2015’s 30 Under 30: Law and Policy, for his role as Chief of Staff for FWD.us, the immigration reform group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
Successful Launch: Ahmed Reza, MS ’99, was featured in the January 2015 issue of Space Coast Business, a magazine serving the Central Florida business region, for his work in starting-up TrepHub, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs establish themselves. Ahmed is also the founder and CEO of Dental Web Now which specializes in utilizing artificial intelligence in marketing.