Alumnae


June 6, 2024

Passing of Liz Levitt Hirsch, Philanthropist and Scripps Alum

With sorrow, Scripps College announces that Elizabeth “Liz” Levitt Hirsch ’74, advocate for the arts and head of the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, passed away in her Los Angeles home on May 26, 2024, at the age of 72.

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May 20, 2024

Spotlight on Alums: Kimi Kaneshina ’20 on Work-Life Balance

According to Kimi Kaneshina ’20, “Entering the job market during the pandemic was a difficult feat.” However, she took active steps to prevent the pressure of job searching during lockdowns from taking over her life.

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May 9, 2024

Spotlight on Alums: Disability Rights Advocate, Economist, and Author Allison Thompkins ’04

Economist, author, and disability rights advocate Allison Thompkins ’04 says Scripps College was “absolutely pivotal” in shaping her postgraduate work.

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April 30, 2024

2023–2024 Academic Awards Earned by Scripps Students and Alums

As of spring 2024, six Scripps students and one alum have been named Fulbright awardees. An additional eight students and alums received prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and awards to pursue teaching […]

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April 17, 2024

In the Media: EIN Presswire on Lynne Thompson ’72’s New Poetry Collection

EIN Presswire announced the publication of Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson ’72’s newest collection of poetry, Blue on a Blue Palette.

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April 16, 2024

In the Media: Carolyn Wu Kurtzig ’97 Appointed to East-West Center’s Board of Governors

Carolyn Wu Kurtzig ’97, who has served on Scripps’ Board of Trustees since 2017, has been appointed to serve on the East-West Center’s (EWC) Board of Governors.

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April 3, 2024

Spotlight on Alums: Sarah Izant ’15, CalEPA Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy 

According to Sarah Izant ’15, the deputy secretary for climate policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency, her Scripps education and The Claremont Colleges’ network of resources and connections were both invaluable factors in shaping her career after graduation.

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March 19, 2024

In the Media: Alison Saar ’78 to Create Sculpture for Olympics

Alison Saar ’78, a Scripps alum and critically acclaimed sculptor, has been chosen to produce a sculpture for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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March 4, 2024

Lynne Thompson ’72 to Publish New Poetry Collection

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson ’72 will release her newest collection of poetry, Blue on a Blue Palette, on April 16, 2024.

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February 19, 2024

Kate DeMarsh ’21 Combines Policy and Science to Affect Change

For Kate DeMarsh ’21, scientific study and community engagement are inextricably linked. As a PhD student in environmental systems at the University of California Merced, her research focuses on community-based air monitoring.

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