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October 18, 2019

It Takes All Types: Assistant Visiting Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 Weaves Art and Typography in the Digital Age

“It’s a great day to create!” exclaims Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 as her intermediate digital art class files into the studio.

June 19, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Eunji Chung ’06 Receives NIH New Innovator Award for Kidney Research

This past October, Eunji Chung ’06 was the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $2.4 million grant “provides funding to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.”

February 22, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Helen Yenser ’17 Is Headed to the 2019 Academy Awards

Scripps College alumna Helen Yenser ’17 is headed to the 2019 Academy Awards. Yenser is an executive producer of an Oscar-nominated documentary short, Period. End of Sentence., that chronicles an effort to fight the stigmas attached to menstruation in the village of Kathikhera, India.

February 14, 2019

Spotlight on Staff: Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95, Director of Ella Strong Denison Library

This spring, alumna Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95 was appointed Denison Librarian of the Ella Strong Denison Library. An English major and French minor at Scripps, she earned her MLS degree with a concentration in archival management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

December 7, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Vivianne Mbaku ’09 Strives to End Homelessness (with a Little Help from Her Friends)

For Vivianne Mbaku ’09, one of the best parts of graduating from Scripps is the tightknit alumnae community she became part of after commencement. That includes working alongside two other Scripps graduates, Jin Lee ’06 and Melanie Biles ’18, at Inner City Law Center (ICLC), a nonprofit law firm where she is an attorney.

November 1, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Recent Grads Create a Handheld Lab to Study Aging

Since 1900, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over has more than tripled (from 4.1% in 1900 to 15.2% in 2016), with a total population projected to reach 98 million in 2060. As the population ages, the incidence of age-related health conditions also increases, and the need to identify and treat aging-related health conditions and biomarkers is ever more critical.

October 23, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Summer Thyme ’06 Fishes for Genetic Clues to Schizophrenia

Zebrafish are fast growing: They hatch three days after fertilization and reach maturity in two to three months. They’re also vertebrates, like mammals, and have similar genes and cell types as well as highly complex social and learning behaviors.

June 19, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Rachel Odessey ’17, Awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Rachel Odessey ’17, a first-year PhD student in the electrical and computer engineering group in the School of Engineering at Brown University, has won a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship. Odessey earned her bachelor of arts in physics at Scripps.

February 20, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Carin Weinrich ’88: Immigration Attorney Helps Scripps Students and Families Know Their Rights

When A. Carin Weinrich ’88 reminisces about her time at Scripps College, her favorite spot on campus comes to mind: Browning Hall’s third-floor balcony. From that vantage point, she could take in the scenic views and enjoy a brief respite from busy campus life.

December 19, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Maril Davis ’94: An Award-Winning Producer Talks about Her Career in Television

After majoring in theatre at Scripps College, Maril Davis ’94 briefly attended acting school before deciding to pursue her love of television by working behind the scenes. Now, she’s an executive producer of Starz’s award-winning historical drama Outlander, a series she pushed to create.