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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

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,

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 Congressman Continues to Serve

Many retired congressmen and -women join the United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) so they can continue doing what they love to do—serve the public. Founded in 1970, the association is a nonpartisan, educational, research, and social organization that initiates programs highlighting the importance of public service. On July 1, 2016, former

GWSB Alumna Celebrates 40 Years in Finance

“When I first entered the financial services business,” says Jeanie Knigin, GWSB MBA ’83 and Morgan Stanley financial advisor, “I really stood out – women were extremely rare. Now it’s very common.” This year, Jeanie celebrates 40 years of working in finance, the past 30+ of which have been spent in New York. Jeanie graduated

Lisa Sugar Reveals the Secret to a Happy Life

It all started in a San Francisco living room in 2005, where Lisa Sugar, CCAS ’98, began fueling her passion for celebrity, fashion, and beauty by writing a blog. At first, the blog was a secret, shared only with a handful of online followers. But when her fan base started to grow, both she and her

Alumna Receives Harvard Education Award

  This past May, Jane Lee, ESIA ’08, was awarded the Harvard Graduate School of Education Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award for the Human Development and Psychology Program. The award, which recognizes 13 students (one from each Ed.M. program), honors the recipients’ dedication to scholarship and the ways in which each student enhanced the academic life

Alumna’s Paintings Shown in Numerous Exhibits

Susan Tolbert, CCAS MFA ’86, a painter, recently had her work shown in the University of Mary Washinton’s Midatlantic New Painting Biennial and the D’Art’s Mid-Atlantic. She also had a one-person exhibit with the city of Norfolk’s Cultural Arts Selden Arcade Gallery. Tolbert is the daughter of fellow alumna and artist, Eleanor Powell, CCAS BA

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