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June 30, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Julia Cost ’09 Transforms Her “Happy Place” Into an Art Career

Cost sews her own sample garments with self-designed fabrics and dances in them to show her Instagram sewing clients how the fabrics move.

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April 7, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Susanna Barrett ’19 Seeks to Build More Inclusive STEM Environments

“Aaron’s lab was critical to my development as a scientist,” says Susanna Barrett ’19, who majored in biochemistry. “Not only was he a great mentor, I also had smart, thoughtful Scripps students going to grad school as my role models.”

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March 23, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Charla Wilson ’11 Preserves African American History

“I loved my Scripps experience,” Wilson says. “In the work I do today, I constantly refer back to those foundational skills that I got from Scripps.”

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March 3, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Kim Chan ’98 on the Road to Civil Engineering

Since 2017, Chan has been working to build Section 2 of the Purple (D) Line subway extension from Koreatown to the University of California, Los Angeles.

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February 16, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Keila Fisher ’21

Keila Fisher ’21 still finds immense joy in helping craft the future of Scripps, especially as an alumna.

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February 4, 2022

New Mentorship Program Deepens Alum-to-Alum Connections

Marked by its close-knit community of ambitious and empathetic individuals, Scripps College forges fast friendships that often stretch far past graduation. Piloted in 2021, the new La Semeuse Mentorship program taps into this bond, linking alums across class years to extend the value of their College connection. “Introducing an alum-to-alum mentorship program has been on […]

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February 3, 2022

Charla Wilson ’11 Receives Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity

Charla Wilson ’11 received Northwestern University’s Daniel I. Linzer Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity.

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February 1, 2022

Louise Tench Willard ’97 to Be Inducted into the CMS Hall of Fame

On March 26, Willard, who earned the position of captain of the cross-country team, will be inducted into the Ted Ducey CMS Hall of Fame Class of 2022 for track and field and cross-country.

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November 18, 2021

Scripps’ Literary Atmosphere Inspires Alum Authors

After years surrounded by such a wealth of literary influences, it’s no surprise that many Scripps alums have become authors in their own right—one look at the College’s ManuScripps list highlights the publishing power of the Scripps community.

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October 8, 2021

Scripps Alums Combine Business with Art to Craft Their Dream Careers

From the time Marielle Epstein ’18 first set foot on the Scripps campus, she knew what she wanted to study: fashion history. But figuring out how to craft a career out of a seemingly niche interest was a tougher question.

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