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She’s Not in Kansas Anymore

She’s Not in Kansas Anymore

When she picked up the phone, her manager asked, “How many seats do you want?” That’s how Sarah Lasko ’10 found out she would be playing Dorothy in the national tour of The Wizard of Oz. It was the perfect role for the longtime Oz fan. “I loved The Wizard of Oz movie and I […]

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Naturalist Aide Quame DeJonge ’17

Naturalist Aide Quame DeJonge ’17

On most Saturdays and Sundays, visitors to the Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton Regional Park will encounter Quame DeJonge (Dee-yong). DeJonge joined the Montgomery County Parks staff as an interpreter and naturalist aide after four years of volunteer service on weekends. He is currently an environmental science and policy major at the Rockville Campus. What […]

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BRAVO! Theatre Professor Receives Top Teaching Award

BRAVO! Theatre Professor Receives Top Teaching Award

“I believe in the fierce urgency of now,” says Theatre Professor KenYatta Rogers. The transaction between me and the person that is in front of me on stage or in the classroom is the most important thing at that time.” Rogers, who calls his work with students “more of a mission than a job,” was named […]

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Attorney Evelyn Rojas ’02

Attorney Evelyn Rojas ’02

After transferring to Cornell University, Rojas attended UConn School of Law in 2009. She works as a prosecutor for the State of Connecticut. After more than a decade, she wrote to thank English Professor, Robert Giron, for introducing her to creative writing. Giron told Insights that her e-mail was “the cherry on my figurative sundae,” adding […]

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Cyber Security Game Changers

Cyber Security Game Changers

Security Experts Defend Against Cyber Crime By Diane Bosser Photography by Gary Landsman They sneak in while average citizens sleep, eat, and go mall shopping, and while contractors develop new weapons systems for the US military. Cyber anarchists, commonly known as hackers, disrupt networks, raid financial accounts, and plunder data. Armed with lightning reflexes, hyperfocus, […]

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Artist Airbrushes College Football Gear, Show Cars, and More …

Artist Airbrushes College Football Gear, Show Cars, and More …

“I was standing on the sideline at a University of Maryland football game, watching the state flag flying over the end zone. I remember turning to a colleague and saying how cool it would be to have a flag waving, in motion, on a Maryland football helmet. A light bulb went off in my head […]

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Human Rights Advocate Davinia James ’08

Human Rights Advocate Davinia James ’08

When not advocating publicly for a global human rights organization, James teaches at the Outdoor Nursery School in Chevy Chase, Md. A strong proponent of education, she was recently featured on NBC Nightly News for collecting more than 600,000 pennies for education for girls. Q+A How do you teach your preschoolers about Jamaica, your native […]

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Amy Gueye ’03 MD, MPH, BS, AA

Amy Gueye ’03 MD, MPH, BS, AA

Dr. Gueye, the first recipient of the “Rising Star” young alumni award, is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hood College, she worked at the National Cancer Institute for a year, concentrating on breast cancer research and mouse genomics. During her years […]

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Entrepreneur David Adi ’06

Entrepreneur David Adi ’06

Adi co-founded a mobile gaming/applications startup company, Gamba Gamez, in Israel in 2013. Adi’s firm successfully launched a movie trivia game, Reely, on the iTunes store and Facebook (Reely), and followed with a digital media suite, produced for a major broadcast that aired in Israel and internationally in spring 2014. The firm’s mission is to […]

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