Class of 2004

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May 18, 2011

Raisa Sheynberg ’04 Helps Protect U.S. Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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By Kevin Gray When asked to reflect on her life after Lafayette, Raisa Sheynberg ’04 describes many exciting opportunities—including her time as teaching assistant for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia on behalf of the U.S. Treasury. Sheynberg is a policy adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan for [...]

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March 31, 2011

Study of Ancient Microbes by Brian Schubert ’04 Is EARTH Magazine Cover Story

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Examining microorganisms that have survived in geologic materials for tens of thousands to millions of years has been the focus of research conducted by Brian Schubert ’04, assistant researcher, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii. The April issue of EARTH magazine features an article about the research, written by Tim Lowenstein, professor of [...]

Elizabeth Ponder '04

March 16, 2011

Elizabeth Ponder ’04 Works to Turn Disease Research into Death-Preventing Reality

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By Barbara Mulligan When Elizabeth Ponder ’04 arrived in Kenya’s North Eastern Province last May, she encountered a world far removed from the often-predictable laboratory setting she had occupied as a student at Lafayette and Stanford University. Ponder, who earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford’s School of Medicine in 2009, is now [...]

John Sullivan '04

November 30, 2010

Pioneering Research Brings Kudos for John Sullivan ‘04

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The innovative research of John Sullivan ’04, who recently received his master’s in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, has been recognized with two awards. Sullivan and his coauthor, Benjamin Bulloch, principal of Credit Tenant Capital of Boston, Mass., received the 2008-09 ING Clairon Most Outstanding Student Article [...]

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June 10, 2010

From MTV’s MADE to Animal Planet’s The Haunted, Jen Gsell ’04 Loves Telling Stories

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She road-tripped with an aspiring surfer cross country for six weeks. She filmed a girl mucking up manure in a horse stall. She conducted 12-hour interviews in a blackened room. And should the life of Jen Gsell ’04 eventually make its way to the silver screen, the scripted comedy would follow this television producer’s treks [...]

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May 18, 2010

Kimberly Sica ’04 Hosts Lafayette Students as She Develops Ad Campaigns at Macy’s Head Office

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by Jess Wason ’11 As a government and law major at Lafayette, Kimberly Sica ’04 never pictured herself working at one of the world’s most notorious magazines: Playboy. She began her career as an intern in the magazine’s fast-paced marketing division before moving on to other opportunities. “Being that young and seeing those famous celebrities [...]

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April 30, 2010

Coming to the Rescue

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How an alumni family is working to preserve the biological diversity of Armenia A magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked northwestern Armenia Dec. 7, 1988, destroying the small mountainous city of Spitak.  In a matter of minutes, 25,000 people were killed, 15,000 injured, and 517,000 left homeless. It was one of the worst earthquakes of the century. [...]

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February 16, 2010

Entrepreneur John Sullivan ’04 Seizes Opportunities in Depressed Real Estate Market

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John Sullivan ’04, principal of AspinWall Partners LLC in Brookline, Mass., could coin a new word — proactivist. It’s what his entrepreneurial real estate development firm is all about. Some might think Sullivan was unfortunate to earn his master’s degree in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) just when the national economy [...]

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November 21, 2009

Press Releases, Pitches, and Planning Trade Shows

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Danielle DeVita ’04 is senior account manager at New York PR firm — by Jess Wason ’11 Danielle DeVita ’04 was well over the age of 21 when she took her corporate clients out to lunch, but, as she says, “I have the face of a 12-year-old.” “I had been working at Novita for just [...]

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June 12, 2009

Designing Woman

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Senior art director Jena Newman ’04 works with companies like Subway, Dannon, and Perdue When Jena Newman ’04 leaves her office for the day, she doesn’t necessarily take work home with her. But sometimes, to her delight, she can’t avoid encountering it. “I am constantly able to see the work my team and I have [...]