In Action

Clarence Kong (MS '14)

Caught on Camera: NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer, Clarence Kong, MS ’14, was on assignment at the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown. Find him on NYPD’s Twitter page!


James Stevens (MS '98)

Music to Our Ears: James Stevens, MS ’98, was recognized in 2017 with a Yes! Vocalist Award and again in 2018 with a Yes! Music award presented for “continued dedication and excellence in vocal performance.”


Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

A Better World for All: Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS '89, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Viacom Media Networks! Fordham Law celebrated Khadijah’s achievement and her commitment to public service in a featured article, honoring 100 years of women at Fordham Law.


Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Food for Thought: Harleen Marwah, MS ’11reflects on her time at the UN Conference in Rome investigating the relationship between diet and disease.


Mariko Rooks (MS '17)

Representation Matters: Mariko Rooks, MS ‘17, was one of the winners of the inaugural Tsai City Arts and Media Innovation Award! Her project will examine the experience of mixed Asian students and debut in March 2019. Mark your calendars!


Nuria Santamaría (MS '01)

Celebrating Culture: Nuria Santamaría Wolfe, MS ’01, was interviewed by the Associated Press for her amazing work with Canticos, a bilingual library of books, apps, and videos that was recently adapted by NickelodeonJr.  Her interview is featured in The Washington Times!


Milla Anderson (MS '15)

Reaching Across the Aisle: Milla Anderson, MS ’15, was selected by College to Congress to spend this past summer as a Capitol Hill Intern engaged in bipartisanship. Read about her eye-opening experience and get involved with College to Congress!


Nicholas Mosca (MS '02)

Play Attention: Nick Mosca, MS '02, is using creative mindful personalization to help organizations and school districts nationwide to reduce stress and boost resilience, and he’s offering a 20% Milken Scholar discount for company modules or one-on-one coaching.  Committed to being a lifelong leader, this Alumni Scholar has also been guiding students to gain admission to their dream schools for the past 15 years—and there’s a 20% Milken Scholar discount for referrals to Tutor Me Nick!


Joelle Simpson (MS '95)

Get On Board!: Joelle Simpson, MS ‘95, is a member of the National Biodefense Science Board, a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused on preventing, preparing for, and responding to public health emergencies. 


Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

All-Star Alum: Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS '89 is changing things up in the Entertainment Industry. Leveraging her role as VP, Associate General Counsel for Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks, Khadijah is working to reduce misogyny, promote diversity, and highlight people of color to inspire the next generation. Her accomplishments were highlighted in Columbia's College Today Alumni Newsletter