October 2017 Accolades

Nisha Desai (2004) applied for the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship after seeing a post that in the Alumni Facebook group by Damon Wilson (1991 Scholar, Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council), and was selected! She got to meet the other fellows at the Concordia Summit in DC, which convenes over 60 heads of state, 600 C-Suite Executives, 300 press, 4,500 participants, 100 represented countries and more to build meaningful partnerships for social impact.

Nisha Desai (2004) applied for the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship after seeing a post in the Alumni Facebook group by Damon Wilson (1991 Scholar, Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council), and was selected! She got to meet the other fellows at the Concordia Summit in DC, which convenes over 60 heads of state, 600 C-Suite Executives, 300 press, 4,500 participants, 100 represented countries and more to build meaningful partnerships for social impact.

Maddie Dill (2014) was named Homecoming Queen at the University of Georgia.

Maddie Dill (2014) was named Homecoming Queen at the University of Georgia.

Heather Bowerman (2002), Founder and CEO of DotLab, was named one of the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017. DotLab developed the first-ever diagnostic test for endometriosis, a chronic disease marked by infertility and pain that affects 1 in 10 women worldwide.

Heather Bowerman (2002), Founder and CEO of DotLab, was named one of the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017. DotLab developed the first-ever diagnostic test for endometriosis, a chronic disease marked by infertility and pain that affects 1 in 10 women worldwide.

Nadya Okamoto (2016) is running for City Council in Cambridge, MA, as a sophomore in college at Harvard.

Nadya Okamoto (2016) is running for City Council in Cambridge, MA, as a sophomore in college at Harvard.

Venture capitalist Sheel Tyle (2008) is raising $100 million for new fund called Amplo.

Venture capitalist Sheel Tyle (2008) is raising $100 million for a new fund called Amplo.

Leila Janah (2000) talked on Cspan Book TV about her book Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time and her work at Samasource.

Leila Janah (2000) spoke on Cspan Book TV about her book, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, and her work at Samasource.

Jonathan Baio (2009) is getting his PhD at Loma Linda School of Medicine, researching cardiac biology in space, and he did an interview with NASA TV last month.

Jonathan Baio (2009) is getting his Ph.D. at Loma Linda School of Medicine, researching cardiac biology in space, and he did an interview with NASA TV last month.

For the 2017-2018 school year, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business welcomes Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren as its new Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing. Dr. Lindsey-Warren will be teaching classes devoted to Advertising and Digital Marketing as well as serve as an Advisor to the business school’s acclaimed Center for Sports, Sponsorships, and Sales.

For the 2017-2018 school year, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business welcomes Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren (1990) as its new Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing. Dr. Lindsey-Warren will be teaching classes devoted to Advertising and Digital Marketing as well as serve as an Advisor to the business school’s acclaimed Center for Sports, Sponsorships, and Sales.

Albert Lawrence (2003), a new correspondent for CBS Innovation Nation, interviewed Kavita Shukla (2002) about her invention Fresh Paper last Saturday on the show! You can watch their segment here. Immediately after it aired, Fresh Paper sold out.

Albert Lawrence (2003), a new correspondent for CBS Innovation Nation, interviewed Kavita Shukla (2002) about her invention Fresh Paper last Saturday on the show! You can watch their segment here. Immediately after it aired, Fresh Paper sold out.

Kathryn MinshewKathryn Minshew (2004) was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine for "Putting the 'Human' Back Into Human Resources."

Kathryn Minshew (2004) was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine for “Putting the ‘Human’ Back Into Human Resources.”

 

Congratulations to Justin Pinn (2009), STEM Academy Director at Breakthrough Miami, has been selected to serve as a 2017-2018 Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance program. He is one of just 15 leaders from across the nation chosen for the honor this year.

 

Nadia Kemal (2012) was recently awarded the Peter Diamandis Strike Force Fellowship for entrepreneurs that was posted by Sophie Wix (2014) in the new Coke Scholars Connect portal exclusively for Coca-Cola Scholars.