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!
Positive Research: Monica Trujillo-Jamison, MS ’02 was recently promoted to Senior Vice President at Screen Engine/ASI and is heading its Multicultural Group. In this role, Monica consults with and provides market research solutions to entertainment companies and producers to create compelling and relevant content for diverse audiences. She is looking forward to helping amplify the voices of diverse consumers and advocate for authentic representation in entertainment. Congratulations Monica!
Breaking News: Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS ’89, is joining ABC News as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs. Khadijah brings years of executive experience from BET and Nickelodeon to her new role, where she will negotiate and oversee the planning of talent deals for ABC News’ on-air talent and senior editorial staff as well as a growing number of production, digital and content license agreements. Congratulations Khadijah!
Big Step in Biotech: Congratulations to Angela She, MS ’08, for starting a new position as Chief of Staff at Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. Angela will be working in on life-changing projects for this cutting edge biotechnology company advancing new treatments for patients suffering from serious diseases but underserved by today’s therapies.
Big City Moves: Congratulations are in order for Manny Yekutiel, MS ’07, who has been appointed to the seven-person San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Board of Directors. Manny is one of two new members of the board and is the small business owner of Manny’s. The goal of his restaurant, coffee bar, bookstore, and civic gathering space, is to “create a central and affordable place to become a better informed and more involved citizen.” He will continue this goal as a citizen leader helping to address San Francisco’s public transportation needs.