Tag Archives: Nisha Ligon

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 7, 2019

December 10, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 7, 2019: Durham, NC Mayor Pro Tem Jillian Johnson (’99) is building affordable housing on her property.  “I’m just happy to be in a position to do it,” she said. UVA Law profiled Christopher Benos (’14), who released his third album of piano music in November.  […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 6, 2019

April 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 6, 2019: Nathan Melenbrink (’05) is part of the team of roboticists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering that developed a robot that can help contain flooding and combat soil erosion. Faith Alejandro (’01) and Eric Howlett (’04) have been named Rising Stars among 2019 Super […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 23, 2019

March 25, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 23, 2019: Ubongo, founded by Nisha Ligon (’04), won the 2019 Next Billion Edtech Prize. Ubongo creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of African families through television and the internet. Caitlin Lane (’12) is appearing on this season of American Idol. UVAToday […]

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Alumni News Round Up: Week of February 2, 2019

February 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 2, 2019: Congratulations to Sam Ulmschneider (’02) and all his We the People students on another state championship! The Mech Tech Dragons (FRC 422) recently created a LinkedIn Page for current members, alumni, parents, and friends of the team to connect!  You can join […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 15, 2018

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 15, 2018: Emmanuel Pratt (’95), founder of the Sweet Water Foundation, won a $50,000 grant at the 2019 Joyce Awards, which he will use to fund a year-long renovation and activation of an abandoned house in Chicago with the goal of creating a place […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 1, 2018

September 4, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week fo September 1, 2018: We love getting updates from our alumni around the world!  Leaf Elhai (’09) shared the following with the alumni Facebook group: “Two months ago I moved to Mussoorie, India to teach at the Woodstock School. Imagine my surprise last night when I met Dolan […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 3, 2018

March 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 3, 2018: Wren Elhai (’04), press-attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, is the fiddle player for the Astana Bluegrass Survivors, a band bringing American music to the heart of Eurasia. Amy Rector Verrelli (’99) just returned from a research trip to Ethiopia where […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 30, 2017

October 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 30, 2017: Reunions Weekend 2017 was a great success!  Many members of the classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2012 joined us for events that included MLWGS Fall Festival, pizza at Bottoms Up, pies & pints at Triple Crossing Brewery, and a beautiful evening […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 23, 2017

September 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 23, 2017: Ubongo, founded and headed by CEO Nisha Ligon (’04) is one of six projects from around the world selected by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges. Dr. Hem Bhardwaj (’97) […]

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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: Nisha Ligon (’04)

June 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

From visiting family in Thailand to studying in London to trekking through the Himalayas, Nisha Ligon (Class of 2004) has always been a traveler. Though she stayed stateside for college, attending Yale University, after graduation she moved to London to pursue a MSc. in Science Media Production from Imperial College. Nisha currently lives in Dar […]

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