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Homee Is Where The Heart Is

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

Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

Every year, the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) honors a group of young professionals who make a difference throughout the city of Houston, TX for their leadership in non-profit organizations. This year, GW alumnus Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08, was among those recognized. Paz, Jr. was one of eight young professionals to receive the 2014

Field Notes from Rwanda: One Alum’s Journey

For Luis Blandon, CCAS BA ’85, ESIA MA ’92, storytelling is more than a passion—it’s a calling. Blandon, a freelance content developer with expertise in writing and visual storytelling, has worked on a variety of projects, television shows to documentaries. “I love talking about what’s really happening—not numbers and facts, but the nuances of places

Giving Back and Gaining Perspective: A Volunteer’s Story

Have you seen the latest issue of GW Magazine? Don’t miss our story about Rudy Rodas, GWSB BBA ’08, who shared his journey as a reunion volunteer for Alumni Weekend 2013. “I met so many new people and learned about these other alumni communities,” Rodas explains. “Not only did I come back to revisit GW,

A New Take on Peter Pan, and More, from CCAS Alumna

A typical day in the office is anything but typical for Eva Price, CCAS BA ’00; on any given afternoon, you might find her stopping by a dress rehearsal for one of her shows, meeting with her creative team to troubleshoot set design, or discussing story development for a new project. And she wouldn’t have