Alumni Profiles

Holly Helgerson Paul '94

August 7, 2013

Holly Helgerson Paul ’94 Is Nationally Recognized Authority on Human Resources

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By Margie Peterson “Managing people is all about motivating and inspiring them to get the most out of their work to achieve your goals,” says Holly Helgerson Paul ’94, an evangelist for human resources management who is regularly featured in Fortune, Forbes, CNNMoney.com, and The Wall Street Journal. Paul recently became chief human resources officer [...]

Charles "Chip" Bergh '79

July 23, 2013

CEO Charles “Chip” Bergh ’79 Recharges Levi Strauss

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By Andrew Faught When Chip Bergh ’79 became president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. in 2011, the iconic American company’s sales had dropped from a peak in 1996 of $7.1 billion to the $4 billion range through the 2000s. “I tell people I was only going to do the hard thing in my [...]

Don Lancaster '61

July 23, 2013

Don Lancaster ’61 Discovers Ancient Canals in the Arizona Desert

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Donald “Don” Lancaster ’61 is credited as one of the fathers of the personal computer based on his invention of the TV typewriter featured in Radio-Electronics magazine in 1973. He is the author of 45 books on a wide variety of scientific and popular topics, including two million-sellers, and more than 2,000 technical papers. For the past four years, he’s [...]

Lindsay Majno '10

July 19, 2013

Lindsay Majno ’10 Impacts Ghana’s Arts Community

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By Kevin Gray In Accra, Ghana, Lindsay Majno ’10 created cohesion in a fractured arts community. She worked there for 18 months prior to her current position as a consultant in strategy and organization with Booz Allen Hamilton in metropolitan Washington, D.C. After graduating with a double major in art and economics & business, she landed [...]

Chris Vecchio '11

July 19, 2013

Currency Analyst Chris Vecchio ’11 Keeps Watchful Eye on International Markets

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By Kate Helm Rising well before the sun, Chris Vecchio ’11 starts his workday at 3 a.m. A currency analyst for DailyFX in New York City, the research arm of Forex Capital Markets LLC, the world’s largest foreign exchange broker, he monitors the European markets from the first bell. Adjusting to this unusual schedule is [...]

Kevin Mandia '92

July 18, 2013

Fortune Cover Features Kevin Mandia ’92 and His Discovery of Chinese Hackers

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Dubbed “the CEO who caught the Chinese spies red-handed,” Kevin Mandia ’92 is featured on the cover of this week’s Fortune. Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Mandia released a 60-page report in February revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army located in an office just outside Shanghai is responsible for [...]

Meir Silver '77

July 12, 2013

Medical Innovator Meir Silver ’77 Bridges Science and Faith

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By Dan Edelen On the bustling walkways of New York City, Meir “Michael” Silver ’77 encountered street preachers as a high school student. In questioning Silver’s knowledge of Judaism, the itinerant pastors planted seeds that have grown into a lifelong pursuit for Silver as he builds a bridge between his seemingly disparate interests in science [...]

Caitlin Lowery '10

July 5, 2013

Caitlin Lowery ’10 Promotes Women’s Health in Eastern Europe

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By Robert S. Benchley Peace Corps volunteer Caitlin Lowery ’10 has broadened the focus of her assignment—teaching English at a 300-student public school—to embrace what might be called “lessons in life,” with a focus on girls and young women. Lowery has been stationed for the past two years in the remote village of Dimi, Georgia, [...]

Linda Assante Carrasco ’90

June 28, 2013

Linda Assante Carrasco ’90 Begins Term on Board of Trustees

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Linda Assante Carrasco ’90, a partner with Jasper Ridge Partners investment management firm in Menlo Park, Calif., was elected to the Board of Trustees May 24 and will begin a four-year term July 1. Formerly Oak Hill Investment Management, Jasper Ridge Partners provides discretionary investment management services and customized solutions to prominent families, foundations, and [...]

Kartik Chandran '95 reviews data with a colleague. Photo courtesy Albert Einstein College of Medicine

June 24, 2013

Kartik Chandran ’95 Leads Research in Blocking Deadly Ebola Virus

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By Andrew Clark A team of researchers led by Kartik Chandran ’95 managed to break open Ebola’s previously elusive mechanism for entering a cell. “It’s a first step toward a therapeutic,” said Chandran in “Race for a Cure,” Newsweek (Aug. 6, 2012). “We have a bona fide target.” The discovery was described in two articles by [...]