In Action

Amanda Gorman (MS '16)

Amanda Gorman, MS '16, was featured on The Today Show for Black History Month as the first African American Youth Poet Laureate.  Amanda is a sophomore at Harvard studying literature and politics.


Clarence Kong (MS '14)

Clarence Kong, MS '14, was re-elected as Vice Commander of the Division 12 Flotilla 8 of the First Southern District Region of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Clarence is a first year medical student at CUNY School of Medicine, Deputy Chief for the City College Emergency Medical Services and is a certified First Aid and CPR Instructor by the American Heart Association. 


David Tang-Quan (MS '11)

David Tang-Quan, MS '11, is the new Chief of Staff at EarthEnable, a social enterprise in Rwanda which focuses on providing affordable flooring that can be washed, cleaned, and used to create a healthy home environment for the over 1 billion people who currently have dirt floors in their homes. David received his degree in economics from Harvard College. 


Chase Lin (MS '15)

Following his internship in San Francisco this summer, Chase Lin, MS '15, was featured in Wells Fargo Stories speaking on the 2018 Beyond College Webinar Series.  Chase is a junior at NYU studying business. 


Amanda Gorman (MS '16)

A poet among us! Congratulations to Amanda Gorman, MS '16, who has been named the first National youth poet laureate! This award honors a teen poet who demonstrates not only extraordinary literary talent but also a proven record of community engagement and youth leadership. Amanda is a rising sophomore at Harvard studying literature and politics.


Clarence Kong (MS '14)

Great Honors! Sophie Davis Biomedical School of Education medical student, Clarence Kong, MS '14, is one of two recipients of the NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik Scholarship, a 4-year C.U.N.Y. scholarship given every year to NYPD Auxiliary Officers in honor of the memory of Eugene Marshalik, an Auxiliary Officer who was killed going above and beyond the line of duty in 2007.


David Lam (MS '11)

An Exciting Fellow! Congratulations are in order for David Lam, MS '11, who was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. David is currently attending Northwestern University where he is working toward his Ph.D. in material sciences.


Kaley Zeitouni (MS '04)

Carpe Diem: Kaley Zeitouni, MS '04, was featured in NeFesh B’Nefesh, an Israeli online magazine, about her recent move to Israel, her work as C.O.O. of a nonprofit startup, and her inspiring story of overcoming the odds to help others. Congratulations!


Isiah Iniguez (MS '13)

Washington bound. Congratulations to Isiah Iniguez, MS '13, who is one of 22 finalists chosen to be part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2016 Spring Congressional Internship Program (CIP). Isiah will be spending the Spring semester working at the congressional office, participating in group community service projects, and attending leadership sessions.


Caroline Chiu (MS '13)

Hot off the presses: This week Caroline Chiu, MS '13 was named the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator, becoming the first Asian-American woman to hold the post. The Daily Spectator is the second oldest college daily newspaper and has a staff of over 200 Columbia and Barnard undergraduate students. Congratulations!