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Alumna brings instruments to India

On a recent day last month, Marielena Faria, ESIA BA ’13, stopped by the Elliott School to update us on her career and tell us about her latest project, Hearts 4 Harmony (H4H). The project aims to bring instruments donated by children in the United States to children in an underdeveloped corner of northern India. Many

GW Alumna Brightens Lives—and Faces—of Cancer Patients

      Almost everyone has been—or will be—touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Kristin Ann Fahlbusch, CCAS BA ’05, lost both her grandmother and one of her dearest friends to the disease, inspiring her to join the staff at Lipstick Angels. Founded by celebrity make-up artist Renata Helfman, Lipstick Angels supports

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

Running for Peter: Annual 5K Honors GW Alumnus

On April 22, hundreds of walkers and runners will pin on racing bibs and gather at the starting line of the Oral Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run in Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman. But this race means a lot more than just 3.1 miles. The annual event is in its third year, and honors the memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, SEAS BS ’08. Shortly after

Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09 included on ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’

    Some people take a while to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Not Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09. Within a few short years after graduating, she founded The Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), a global nonprofit that trains teachers in conflict zones and areas of extreme poverty. To

Elliott School Alumna Reveals the Narrative of American Muslims

An unexpected turn led Hena Khan (M.A.’97) from her career as international development consultant to successful children’s author. Khan says she recognized the work she enjoyed the most had a strong writing component, but never dreamed of becoming a published author. “I always gravitated towards the communications projects — annual reports, briefings. I liked the

Sacramento establishes an alumni network

Jason Dumont, SMPA BA ’07, Sacramento Chair shares his experience of starting an alumni chapter How long have you been volunteering with GW? Since spring 2016. What made you decide to get involved and build up the Sacramento Alumni Network? After moving from D.C. to Northern California in 2010, I attended several alumni events in

Colonial Love Q & A: Douglas & Eva

Thanks to Douglas Feitosa Tome, GWSB MS ’16, and Eva Jie Zhao for sharing their story! Where did you meet on campus? We met in Philip Amsterdam Hall. What were your first impressions of each other? I thought Eva was very outgoing and friendly. She felt I was kind of nerdy but still interesting—maybe because of

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