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GWSPH Alumni Network Helped Madiha Tariq ’11 Find Her Career Path

GWSPH Alumni Network Helped Madiha Tariq ’11 Find Her Career Path

“A leader is someone who stands alongside people and supports them to see the bigger picture,” says alumna Madiha Tariq, MPH ’11. As deputy director for the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services for nonprofit Access Community Health, she manages more than 80 team members. Juggling a large team working on important community issues, Madiha believes it’s better

GW Alumni Recreate WWII-Style Jackets for a Mainstream Audience

  Tucked away in a small building in midtown Manhattan is the retail showroom for Cockpit USA, a fashion brand that specializes in WWII-style jackets, gear, and accessories. Founded by GW alumni Jeff, LAW JD ’70, and Jacky Clyman, CCAS BS ’69, the brand is finding new traction in the digital age. Stepping into the

In Her Own Words: The First African-American Woman to Become a Cabinet Secretary

“In Their Own Words” is a GW Today audio feature showcasing voices of historical figures with ties to George Washington University. Every month, GW Today will bring those characters’ words to life through archival recordings or interpretations by members of the GW community. If you have a suggestion for a featured voice, let us know

Mishti Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA ’16, follows her ambitions around the world

For Sharmishta (Mishti) Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA BA ’16, all roads seemed to lead to a career in international affairs with an important stop at GW’s Elliott School along the way. Her journey began when she was in fourth grade in Muscat, Oman, and first heard the word “diplomacy.” Years later, as a high-school student in Singapore,

Homee Is Where The Heart Is

My first apartment – like those of many millennials starting out after college – was a terrifying mix of Pinterest board ideas, IKEA constructions, and my parents’ old furniture. As a young graduate, undertaking interior design just seemed hard and expensive. It’s a common perception that three GW graduates want to change. Beatrice Fischel-Bock, CCAS BFA

World Champion Rower Reflects on His Path to Rio

  Creating an infrastructure to support the Olympic Games takes a Herculean effort, a feat that astounds the masses every time the opening ceremonies commence. Short timelines, tight budgets, and last-minute snafus are a given, which is why many Olympic committees lean heavily on global sports and mega-events researchers like Trofym Anderson, GW BBA ’14,

Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Remember our Class of ’08 spotlight about double alumnus and entrepreneur Ketan Patel? Patel is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad. Our friends at the Luther Rice Society recently caught up with Patel to learn more about Dr. Interns

‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

Few people find their passion at the age of 10. But for Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12, a life devoted to advocacy was the clear choice. “I’ve always been passionate about civil rights,” says Komo. “I’m lucky to have been raised by a really strong woman and have two great sisters, so I’ve

From GW to Award-Winning Aviation Learning Educator

Trystan Popish, GSEHD MA ’10, was at the dentist for a routine appointment when she received a decidedly non-routine e-mail; she had received the 2014 Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). “I’d prepared myself for the typical rejection letter,” says Popish, who was nominated for the award

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