In Action

Melinda Love (MS '07)

Congratulations to Melinda Grant, MS ‘07, who was awarded a spring semster internship with the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. She will depart in March. Safe Travels!


Benjamin Bradbury (MS '08)

Passing it on. Berkeley sophomore and former high school football stand-out, Benjamin Bradbury, MS ‘08, will check in as an assistant coach for the Berkeley High School Freshman football team, where he will serve as an example of a true scholar athlete.


Shirley Rumierk (MS '95)

Lights, Camera, Action! Shirley Rumierk, MS ‘95 has a starring role in the independent film "Ilegales," a drama about the harsh realities of life along the U.S./Mexico border. The film was featured at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival and the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso in August and is currently seeking distributors.


Ashley Thaxton (MS '10)

Ready for the stage. Ashley Thaxton, MS ‘10, is one of only four NYU freshman to be cast in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s production of “Alice: Through the Looking-Glass,” a family freindly interpretation of Lewis Carol’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” There will be multiple performances in late October and early November at the Press Hall Black Box Theater.


Francis Poon (MS '09)

Very photogenic. Francis Poon, MS ’09, is currently a Photo Intern at Esquire Magazine’s New York City offices, in addition to all of his work for NYU’s Washington Square News.


Melinda Love (MS '07)

Learning today, teaching tomorrow. Melinda Grant, MS ’07, began work toward a master’s degree in urban education at the UCLA School of Education this fall.


Hong Ye Mai (MS '08)

Future in focus. Hong Ye Mai, MS ’08, will graduate from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business this winter and spend a semester at University College in London during the spring. He has accepted an offer of a full-time position with Barclays when he returns.


Alvaro Pacheco, Jr. (MS '02)

Stop the presses: Alvaro Pacheco, Jr., MS ‘02, recently started his new position as a Deputy Press Secretary to Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31).


Emanuel Yekutiel (MS '07)

Campaign Season: Emanuel Yekutiel, MS ‘07, has secured a paid position in the Obama campaign as one of its New Hampshire field organizers.


Maro Sciacchitano (MS '99)

Model Citizen: In September, Maro Sciacchitano '99, competed in the International Create Challenge 2012 in Martingy, Switzerland. His team was a awarded an 10 thousand dollar prize for developing a method for producing 3 dimensional physical models of the human brain from medical imaging data. The team hopes this technology will open a new window to understanding brain structure and pave the way towards leveraging 3-D printing technology in neuroscience and other medical disciplines. Congratulations!