I’ve written feature stories, profiles, books reviews and essays for university and corporate alumni publications, both print and online. Recent stories have included a feature on Houston’s evolving Rice Village shopping district and an interview with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott.
A Bold Step
Last fall, President David Leebron announced that Rice would dramatically expand its financial aid policy, making college more affordable for students from middle- and lower-income families.
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Pitching it forward
42 startup teams hit it out of the park at the 19th annual Rice Business Plan Competition.
Voices of Stanford GSB
Ian Cinnamon MBA ‘19, founder of Synapse, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help security screening systems at courthouses, schools, office buildings, and airports automatically detect weapons.
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Embrace, Engage, Empower
Wellesley College Dean of Students Sheilah Shaw Horton is on a path to infuse more fun into students’ lives, enhance health, wellness and inclusion.
Sabriya Fisher is working to create the first ever sociolinguistics lab at Wellesley.
Make Every Vote Count
Barbara Bluestein Simons was called a Luddite, a crazy activist. But the former IBM researcher is steadfast in her message: Paperless voting machines have no place in U.S. elections.
Reuben sandwiches. Green beer. Vinyl. Dresses and suits. For generations of Rice students and faculty, a walk to the nearby Village offered access to all the necessities — and more — of college life.
Jeff Abbott '85 is the New York Times-bestselling author of “Blame," which was recently published by Grand Central Publishing.
Weathering the storm
Ophera Davis, lecturer in Africana Studies, hopes her study on how college-educated, professional black women from Mississippi fared during Katrina will help women during future disasters.
"We’re in an era of toxic leadership," says Claremont business professor and author Jean Lipman-Blumen.
Defending immigrants, Susan Lineberger Roses '00
"Working with detained clients is very high stress," says the Boston-based immigration attorney who represents refugees and asylum seekers. "The stakes are so high."
Wellesley Professor of Political Science Katharine Moon has no delusions that sanctions with North Korea will actually work. "We’re stuck," she says.
Water, Women, and the Economy
As a Ph.D. student at Yale, Pinar Keskin, associate professor of economics, was studying gender dynamics in households. What really caught her attention were the hours upon hours rural women spent collecting water.
The Battles That Make a Difference
When Dr. Vivian Pinn, then 19 and a Wellesley premed sophomore, buried her 46-year-old mother, she pledged she would help women’s voices be heard in medicine. It’s a mission she’s delivered on, and more.
On The Bookshelf: Fall 2017
Katie Hall ’84 spent decades working for some of the country’s top research labs, and holds 98 patents, with more pending.