Life After Scripps (page 2)

April 14, 2021

Spotlight on Seniors: Olivia Truesdale ’21’s Quest to Connect Language and Culture

Stepping off the plane at Incheon International Airport in the summer of 2019, foreign languages major Olivia Truesdale had a sense of unreality. Surrounded by the sights and splendor of Seoul, she was at the precipice of her longest and most intense trip abroad: An internship at the US Embassy followed by a semester abroad at Yonsei University.

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April 6, 2021

Spotlight on Seniors: Rui-Jie Yew ’21 Explores the Human Side of Computer Science

Although Yew is majoring in computer science and mathematics through Harvey Mudd College, she credits her Scripps courses, particularly the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, with introducing her to the types of projects and questions that solidified her academic interests.

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April 5, 2021

Sarah Balderston ’18 Contributes to CRISPR Research Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Balderston ’18 was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Biomedical Engineering for her work as part of a larger research team that is exploring the diagnostic capabilities of CRISPR genetic technology.

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April 2, 2021

Scripps Students and Alumnae Lead Research on DNA Conversion Technology in Biochemistry

This past summer, six Scripps students and alumnae from W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biochemistry Aaron Leconte’s lab were published in the peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry.

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March 8, 2021

Spotlight on Alumnae: Young Alumnae Start “Adulthood Pending” Podcast

Inspired by their struggles to both define and navigate adulthood, three Scripps College alumnae, Okamura, Annalise Ko ’19, and Kimi Kaneshina ’20, launched the Adulthood Pending Podcast for college students, recent graduates, or anyone else who is also figuring out that being an adult is not as simple as it is made out to be.

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February 25, 2021

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times Report

Board of Trustees Chair Lynne Thompson ’72 has been named as the 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, CBS Los Angeles reported. In his announcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described Thompson as an “acclaimed writer, an outspoken force who uses words to tell stories and unite communities and open us up to perspectives.”

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February 18, 2021

In the Media: Scripps Remains Top Producer of Fulbright Students, Chronicle of Higher Education Reports

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Scripps College remains one of the top producers of Fulbright students for 2020–21, with six awards offered.

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February 5, 2021

In the Media: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Curates Playlist of Black Music on NPR

Trustee Dwandalyn Reece ’85, associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, assembled a playlist for NPR’s Tiny Desk Playlist series. “A celebration of African-American music must acknowledge the underpinnings of the quest for freedom and justice that the music represents,” she said.

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The Alum Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Dr. Rachel Presti

Last July, Dr. Rachel Presti ’94 made the news when she became a principal investigator on large-scale phase-3 vaccine trials that enrolled thousands of participants from around the world to determine whether newly developed vaccines could prevent COVID-19.

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January 21, 2021

Madison Blumer ’15 Coauthors Paper on Sex Chromosome Turnover in Geckos for Genes

Madison Blumer ’15 coauthored a paper on sex chromosome turnover in bent-toed geckos in a special issue of Genes, which focused on the evolution of chromosomes in vertebrates. Although squamate lizards, or scaled reptiles, have diverse sex chromosome systems, the turnover rate in bent-toed geckos is even more frequent than in other lizards of the order Squamata.

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