In Action

Jalondra Davis Brown (MS '02)

Fantastic Fellowship: Congratulations are in order for Jalondra Davis, MS ‘02,who was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to work toward her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside this fall.

Caitlin Zellers (MS '12)

Mental Note: Caitlin Zellers, MS ‘12, is one of three undergraduates to have curated an exhibit in the Dartmouth libraries this term. “Perturbations, Water Nymphes, and the Devil Perceptions of Mental Disease Then and Now,” is housed in the Class of 1965 Galleries in Rauner Special Collections Library and runs from April 2nd through June 21st.

Nicholas Fine (MS '12)

Help is on the Way: Nico Fine, MS ‘12, has joined the M.I.T. Media Lab Biomechatronics research group, where he works in Variable-impedance Prosthetic (VIPr) Socket Design. They will soon launch an initial version of an interactive encyclopedia of bio-mechanical technology.

Angela She (MS '08)

Supporting Science: Congratulations are in order for Angela She, MS ‘08, who was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) to continue her work at Harvard University in their Chemical Biology Ph.D. program.

Nicholas Mosca (MS '02)

Not a tragedy. Congratulations to Nick Mosca, MS ‘02, who won Harvard Divinity School’s 2013 Billings Preaching Prize on April 13th, delivering a sermon about humor in the Gospels. The contest has taken place annually since 1904.

Jason Young (MS '00)

Innovation Explanation: Jason Young, MS ’02, was recognized by American Express and Ashoka as one of forty-five future leaders in social entrepreneurship in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He is the founder of Mindblown Labs, a start-up that makes mobile games that teach young people financial literacy and other 21st Century Skills. Jason will take part in the2013 American Express Emerging Innovators Campaign.

Alixandra Kriegsman (MS '09)

In Successful Fashion: following her graduation from Penn this spring, Alixandra Kriegsman, MS '09, will begin her job as a marketing coordinator for Conde Nast, the publishing house for magazines such as Vogue, New Yorker, GQ, and Vanity Fair.

Angela Oh (MS '11)

Let the Sun Shine In:Angela Oh, MS ‘11, and Christina Vourakis, MS ‘12, have partnered up to establish an official Harvard chapter of Project Sunshine, an organization that partners with local hospitals to help support programs related to arts, crafts, education, and social services for children who face medical challenges. They are looking forward to initiating creative new programs at Tufts Floating Hospital in Boston this semester and beyond.

Veronika Hecko Wu (MS '03)

Word Lovers Unite! Graphic artist Veronika Heckova-Wu, MS ‘03, and her husband, Albert Wu, have recently launched Lexigrams, a new kind of visual dictionary designed to help people learn and retain complex English words using artistic illustrations that touch on universal cues and themes. Thus far, Lexigrams has over 100 illustrated word definitions and it continues to grow.

Shilpa Bhongir (MS '12)

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Congratulations to Shilpa Bhongir, MS ‘12, who was recently elected co-coordinator of Occidental College’s student-run community outreach organization, Oxypreneurship. Among the many projects they will be working on is helping to organize Occidental’s first TEDx event in March.