Trailblazer: Congratulations to Jorge Campos Franco, MS '17, for receiving the Dr. John R. Hubbard Recognition Award in recognition of his groundbreaking medical research and deep commitment to ensuring healthcare accessibility in underserved communities. The USC Latino Alumni Association bestows this honor at their annual Scholarship Gala to an outstanding undergraduate Latino student on their overall record of academics, leadership, and community service. Congratulations again, Jorge, and continue leading the way!
Awards Night: Congratulations to Dr. Joelle Simpson, MS '95, who received the Washington Woman of Excellence 2021Award from Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI). The award honors District women who have shown, "dedication, impact and excellence in the areas of health and wellness, civic engagement and women’s empowerment," which describes Dr. Simpson's leadership as Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Children's National during the COVID-19 Pandemic perfectly. Way to go!
Environmental Health: Sarah Hsu, MS ’13, is successfully balancing a busy schedule as a medical student at Brown University with raising awareness about the impact of environmental damage to public health. Last year, Sarah published an article at World War Zero, an international net- zero emissions advocacy group. This year she helped to launch a Podcast, “Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional” which she co-hosts.
National Security Matter: Justin Hogenauer, MS '18, is a recipient of the 2021 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship, administered by the Institute of International Education. The scholarship will allow him to study Thai Language in Bangkok as part of his degree. The Boren scholarships is meant to support language and cultural learning of future public servants, to strengthen the Federal Workforce. Congratulations on this honor Justin!
Style Icon: Congratulations to Amanda Gorman, MS '16, who is featured in this month's issue of Vogue Magazine, The Rise and Rise of Amanda Gorman. The National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States has been on a tour of television shows along with a Super Bowl appearance following her performance of her poem, "The Hill We Climb," for President Biden's inauguration.
Entrepreneurial Word: Alixandra Kriegsman, MS '09, launched her new book, How to Build a Goddamn Empire, a personal "how-to" guidebook that tells the story of her work as co-founder and C.O.O. of Bulletin and features stories from more than 30 other female entrepreneurs. Along with the book launch, Ali was featured in a national segment on the Today Show. Congratulations on all the success!
Recognizing Impact: Congratulations to Harleen Marwah, MS ’11, who was named a 2021 Grist 50 Fixer, an annual list of “emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on fresh, real-world solutions to our world's biggest challenges.” Harleen, a medical student at George Washington University, was recently matched for her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Answering the Call: Clarence Kong, MS ’14, a longtime student leader, joined other City University of New York medical students, to put together CunyMed_Toks, an important social media resource for those who have COVID-related questions about everything from the virus to vaccines. Clarence was recently matched for residency in emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Congratulations Clarence!
Navigating Success: Nicole Schreiber, MS ’18, helped launch the start-up, Collmark, a college preparatory service that connects prospective college students with undergraduate students at the universities they hope to attend. Through the extensive networking of Nicole and others, including other Milken Scholars, Collmark can arrange for one-on-one counseling sessions to offer great advice on a variety of subjects. Great job!