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Public Health Alumna Credits Great Professors, Internships

Cara Sumi, BS ’09, came to the Milken Institute School of Public Health as an eager student already knowing she wanted to dedicate her career to global public health. Having the drive and passion for public health, Cara found her global health elective courses reaffirming. She reveled in her program, and found her professors to

Former Hatchet Photog Produces “BrewMasters” Book

Do you enjoy craft beer? If so, you won’t want to miss a new project by Nicholas Gingold, CCAS BA ’09. Gingold, a former photographer for The GW Hatchet, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to support his book, California BrewMasters. The book features interviews with and portraits of more than 45 craft brewers throughout the

2014 Alumni Valentines

It’s that time of year again—as Feb. 14 approaches, we’re excited to share our seventh annual “GW Alumni Valentines” feature! Each of these couples has one thing in common: GW.  Find out how they met, how their lives have changed and why they still love being Colonials!   Amrith (Mago) Aakre,’03 & Johann Aakre, ’03

Valentines: Gillian & Noah Zachary

Before they ever met, Gillian (Brody) Zachary, CCAS BA ’09 and Noah Zachary, CCAS BA ’09, had something in common: they both come from GW Legacy Families. Gillian’s parents both graduated from GW, as did Noah’s mom. But when it came time to choose a college themselves, they both gravitated towards GW for its unique

In Memoriam: Timothy Swain Ruch

Timothy Swain Ruch, GWSB MBA ’09, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on Christmas morning 2013, with his family by his side, after a brief, but courageous battle with leukemia. He was 33. Ruch was born and raised in Midlothian, VA. He graduated from James Madison University where he received a BA in history and in

GSEHD Alumna Pens Self-Improvement Book

Sydney Savion, GSEHD EdD ’09, has published a new book, Bliss: Unleashing Happiness in Your Mind, Body and Spirit (Stillpoint Media). Released in December 2013, Bliss “captures a practical approach for marching towards a magnified emotional state of joy, fulfillment and happiness, in your daily life.” A native of Virginia, Savion currently lives Texas and

5 Questions with a USAID Foreign Service Officer

Changing the world is just part of the job for Jean-Marc Gorelick, ESIA MA ’09.  Gorelick is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Service Officer currently serving in Afghanistan as a Senior Elections Advisor in Kabul. USAID Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) are responsible for developing and managing foreign assistance programs that encompass

Alum Meets Secretary of State During USAID Tour

Jean-Marc Gorelick, ESIA MA ’09, a USAID Foreign Service Officer, is currently serving as a senior elections advisor in Afghanistan, where presidential and provincial elections are slated to occur on Apr. 5, 2014. “Inclusive, credible and transparent elections are critical to securing Afghanistan’s democratic future,” Gorelick said in an email. Gorelick recently met Secretary of