Tag Archives: Class of 2007

Alumni Spotlight: Menaka Nayar (’07)

October 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Attorney Menaka Nayar (’07) loves her job.  “It’s the perfect mix of the concrete (because you have the specific realities of your client to deal with) and the abstract (every question of law involves some broader value judgment about how our society should order itself, what is fair, what is just),” she explains.  “Additionally, my work has a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Chiou (’07)

October 3, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Alex Chiou was a member of the Class of 2007, which is gearing up for its ten-year reunion this October.  Alex remembers her classmates as one of the best things about her high school experience.  “The friends I made and the teachers I had were important,” she says.  “It was really motivating to be surrounded by other individuals […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Farrar (’07)

September 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Like many MLWGS alumni, Molly Farrar ’07 says that the most important part of her high school for her was the people.  “I’m still close to a lot of people that I was friends with in high school,” she says.  “I think the MLWGS experience was much different from the normal high school experience, which […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Davidson (’07)

August 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Elizabeth Davidson lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she’s often on the road, as travel is an integral part of her work as a portfolio manager for Kiva, a non-profit crowd-funding platform for providing 0% interest microloans around the world.  Elizabeth manages relationships with organizations to which Kiva provides funding in Francophone Central Africa, a territory […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Isshin Teshima (’07)

July 24, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

As an eighth grader, Isshin Teshima (’07) had his high school options narrowed down to Midlo IB, Clover Hill Math/Sci, and MLWGS. During his Shadow Day at Maggie Walker, he was paired with Turner Payne (’04). “I’ll never forget how nice everyone was that day from the students all the way to the teachers in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Lydia Hickman (’07)

June 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

After graduating from VCU, Lydia Hickman (Class of 2007) spent two years in Shanghai teaching English. She then worked as a high school English teaching assistant in Paris, after which she enrolled in a master’s program at Paris Descartes University. An internship for that master’s led her to Dakar, Senegal. In Dakar, Lydia helped create Social […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Guzmán (’07) presents the 2017 Linda Howe Award

June 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Alex Guzmán (’07) returned to MLWGS on June 8 to present the Linda Howe Award, which recognizes the graduating senior with the highest number of community service hours.  The Howe Award is presented by a Governor’s School graduate with a record of public service.  Alex serves as the Director of Fair Housing at Housing Opportunities […]

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