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Apr. 5, 2021

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

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Mar. 8, 2021

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

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Feb. 5, 2021

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

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Spotlight on Alumnae Series


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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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 5, 2021

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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December 17, 2020

Students, Young Alums Add Their Books to Scripps’ Strong Literary Tradition

Nikita Chinamanthur ’20 didn’t plan to write a novel. When she set out to tackle her first book-length project last September, she intended to write a nonfiction exploration of Hindi cinema. However, Chinamanthur soon found herself drawn to a very different kind of story.

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November 12, 2020

In the Media: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 Reflects on Her Senate Legacy in the Santa Barbara News-Press

California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 reflected on her eight years representing the state’s 19th District, which encompasses the Santa Barbara region, in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her legislative achievements have focused on equal pay, environmental protection, and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.

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November 10, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Interviews Alison Saar ’78

Alison Saar ’78, whose upcoming exhibitions will take place in Claremont and Pasadena when pandemic guidelines allow, discussed her work, creative process, and recent benefit print for Black Lives Matter with the New York Times.

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October 22, 2020

Visiting Lecturer Jessica Christian ’07 Connects the United States’ Past to Its Present

For Visiting Lecturer of History Jessica Christian ’07, the past is always present. Although she’s teaching an introduction to US history course, the subjects she’s covering—which include disease, colonization, environmentalism, and politics—feel both modern and familiar in a year marked by a global pandemic, protests for racial justice, and an unprecedented presidential election season.

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October 5, 2020

Summer Thyme ’06 Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant for Study of Zebrafish Neurodevelopment

Summer Thyme ’06, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded a prestigious Mallinckrodt Grant to study the neurological development of zebrafish. Because zebrafish share 70 percent of their genes with humans, Thyme hopes that her research will identify the genes that may play a part in human neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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September 9, 2020

Clare Cannon ’08 Explores the Pandemic’s Effect on Psychological Health

Clare Cannon ’08, assistant professor of community and regional development at the University of California, Davis, is studying the pandemic’s effects on psychological health, stress, and resilience. Cannon hopes to use her research, which focuses on the pandemic’s exacerbation of social and environmental inequality, as well as intimate partner violence, to determine how people can receive better support during the coronavirus crisis.

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September 2, 2020

Neneki Lee ’99 to Discuss Labor Organization with the National Black Worker Center

Neneki Lee ’99 will take part in an online discussion about labor organization and progressive policies on Tuesday, September 8, at 4:00 p.m. EST, in partnership with Next100 and the National Black Worker Center.

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