Castor Fernández (’66, MBA ’68) was 18 years old when—with the encouragement of his parents—he left Cuba to seek a better life in the U.S. The journey took him from Miami to New York City, where a family claimed him as a refugee through the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee.
For Nana N. Yoshida (’09, MA ’17), education never goes out of style. The talented Tokyo native and accomplished fashion designer recently graduated from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences’ MA in Arts Administration program.
Mauricio Videla (MPA ’09) stood in a San Francisco conference center in early 2018 humbled and inspired. He had just been honored as a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)—a validation of years of hard work—yet all he could think about was how much more he could do. “I was … Continue reading Setting the Bar High: Alumnus Named a Top Lawyer Under 40
Sunnyville Stories is a smallpress comic about a very big world, and it’s all from the imagination of Mark Wiesner (’03), who publishes under the pseudonym Max West.
Evan Kent is no dummy—although he has been known to use one on stage from time to time. Four years ago, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to Jerusalem, where he teaches cantorial studies at Hebrew Union College and performs as an actor and puppeteer in local theater.
Jason Wenig (MBA '94) defines himself as more artist than mechanic, explaining, “Imagine instead that I’m an art historian asked to restore a long-lost Picasso before it hangs in the Louvre. That gives you a better sense of what we do.”
Hiba Sharief ('01) serves as vice president of information technology at Oportun, a Silicon Valley–based financial technology company that provides affordable loans to individuals with little or no credit.
From modeling to social media, television reporting to activism, alumna Tsvetta Kaleynska (EMPA '15) keeps herself busy with a variety of professional and personal pursuits.
Hailed as the world’s first ever “Chief Risk Officer,” James C. Lam (’83) is a man of many talents. He was recently recognized in the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 as one of the most influential directors in the boardroom community.
[dropcap sid="dropcap-1446585320"]I[/dropcap]t’s been a whirlwind career for Carlos Dos Santos, who has represented his native Mozambique in such locations as the United Kingdom, Germany, Zimbabwe, Washington, D.C., and New York City. “All of my postings have been of great importance to my country,” says Mr. Dos Santos, a career diplomat who currently serves as Mozambique’s … Continue reading Everywhere Man