In Action

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Eliminating Food Waste: Harleen Marwah, MS ’11 connected with Robert Lee, CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, an organization that aims to curb food waste in New York City. Harleen interviewed Mr. Lee for a writing competition on food security and was subsequently selected to attend the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on Food Security Conference in Rome, Italy this October. Read her article here.


Alixandra Kriegsman (MS '09)

Ali Kriegsman, MS '09 was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2018. Her company Bulletin brings female-run brands to creatively curated retail stores around New York City, plus they donate a generous percentage of their profits to support women's health!


Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS '89 was honored to receive the Muslim Bar Association of New York's Corporate Counsel of the Year Award at the New York Hilton Hotel on May 10th. She was joined by a wonderful group of family, friends, and colleagues from Viacom. Congratulations Khadijah!


Tiffany Tsang (MS '98)

Congratulations to Tiffany Tsang, MS '98, who has been nominated for an inaugural "Women in Pensions Award 2018", which aims to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women in a sector where they are currently under-represented (in the UK). Awards are announced on June 26, 2018 in London.


Emma Templeton (MS '09)

Emma Templeton, MS ’09 published a paper that was recently covered in the Vox article What smartphone photography is doing to our memories by Brian Resnick. The article discusses technology’s effects on our memory and ultimately our experience of the world around us. Emma’s research as a graduate student at Dartmouth dives deeper into assessing smartphones’ impact on our cognitive abilities. Plus, she recently received an award for being an outstanding graduate student teacher, nominated by her undergraduate students!


Benjamin Sorkin (MS '16)

Congratulations to Ben Sorkin, MS '16! Ben was selected as one of sixteen Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows from across the country for the 2018 summer. He will be spending six weeks living and learning from accomplished mentors, leaders in government and public service, and the other fellows at the Mount Vernon estate in Washington, DC, aka George Washington’s house.


Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard was featured in Columbia's College Today Alumni Newsletter. Khadijah is the VP, associate general counsel for Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks. 


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.