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Spotlight on Alumnae Series

March 2, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Alexandra “Sasha” Leibholz ’16 Looks Within Genomes for Secrets of Evolution

As a young Scripps College student interested in philosophy, Alexandra “Sasha” Leibholz '16 had no idea her academic quest would ultimately lead her to explore life’s mysteries through a completely different academic lens—that of epigenetics. Her interest in science was piqued in an introductory chemistry class as a first-year student, but it was her junior-year genetics class taught by Patrick Ferree, assistant professor of biology, that ignited her passion for molecular biology.

February 8, 2017

Tori Sepand ’15 Featured in SF Gate Article About Amazon Alexa’s Celebration of Black History Month

Early adopters who have installed Amazon's "Alexa" in their homes to work with their voice-enabled electronic devices can ask the virtual personal assistant to play music, get news and local information, control smart home products--and in the month of February, get ready answers about Black History Month. The Amazon Echo product is now equipped with the ability to educate users on the accomplishments of Black men and women in America, a new "skill" according to Scripps College alumna Tori Sepand '15.

February 1, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Sarah Han ’15: Fighting For a Healthier World, Starting with Humboldt County

When she discovered that the worst death rates in California were in her own home county in northern California, Sarah Han ’15 wasted no time pitching the Davis Projects for Peace scholar program on her “Rx for veggies and wellness” idea. The Scripps alumna—then in her senior year studying human biology—not only landed the grant but implemented a wellness program with a local nonprofit using community gardening as a primary strategy. A year later, the program continues via Open Door Community Health Centers, employing Humboldt State University students as interns/volunteers, and Han continues her pursuit of making the world a healthier place—one person, one farm-to-fork plate at a time.

January 26, 2017

Loralyn Cropper ’84 Appointed Northeast Regional Director of Coast Guard Foundation

Scripps College alumna Loralyn Cropper '84 has been appointed as Northeast regional director of philanthropy of the Coast Guard Foundation, as announced in Boating Industry magazine. In her role, Cropper will work closely with Coast Guard units in the area to identify and fulfill education, morale and family support needs for U.S. Coast Guard members.

January 24, 2017

Victoria Nguyen ’15 Publishes Scholarly Paper on New Microscope Design

Scripps College alumna Victoria Nguyen ’15 is first author on a scientific paper, “The Design of a Cost Effective, Multifunctional Fluorescence Microscope,” recently published about a new type of research microscope labs can assemble themselves, saving thousands of dollars. According to Assistant Professor of Chemistry Babak Sanii, who oversaw Nguyen’s undergraduate research in his lab […]

January 19, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Lydia Ringwald ’70: Scripps Gave Her a Lifelong Interest in Art, and Now She’s Giving Back

After graduating from Scripps with a degree in comparative literature, Lydia Ringwald ’70 began to develop her talent as an artist, exhibiting her works in galleries and museums in Southern California and Europe.

January 18, 2017

Kathy Schwab ’76 Interviewed About Research on Ancient Greece

Scripps College alum Kathy Schwab ’76 was recently interviewed by one of Greece’s leading newspaper websites about her research on ancient Greece’s most famous coiffure, the intricate braided hairstyles of the Caryatids, the massive maiden sculptures that stand in place of columns in the south porch of the Acropolis in Athens. In the Greece-is.com article, […]

January 10, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Karen Tse ’86 Is Building International Bridges to Justice

Karen Tse ’86 has put her Scripps degree in international relations to good use. As founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, she has dedicated herself to protecting the human rights of citizens in developing countries for the last three decades.

January 9, 2017

Jenna Leahy ’10 Named Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Scripps College alumna Jenna Leahy '10 was named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list for 2017, recognized as a young leader helping transform the future of education in and out of the classroom.

January 9, 2017

Pin Design by Katy Lind ’06 Commemorates Women’s March

Scripps College alum Katy Lind ’06 and business partner Nate Stevens have created a decorative pin available for sale online to support women's rights causes and in anticipation of the Women's March scheduled for January 21, 2017, in the nation's capital and in communities across the U.S. and worldwide.