Mini Profile

Missy Tannen, BS’99 and Scott Tannen, BS’99:  Ethical Luxury

Missy Tannen, BS’99 and Scott Tannen, BS’99: Ethical Luxury

A simple quest for new sheets a few years ago led to the creation of an international luxury brand—Boll & Branch—a company as well-known for its ethical practices and philanthropy as it is for the quality of its products. Boll & Branch is the brainchild of Missy and Scott Tannen.Read More

Mohamed Abdel-Kader, MEd’03: Global Perspective

Mohamed Abdel-Kader, MEd’03: Global Perspective

Helping young Americans succeed in a global environment is both a vocation and a passion for Mohamed Abdel-Kader. “Students and business people need a global understanding and mindset to exist in the world today,” says Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International and ForeignRead More

Jack Minardi (© JIM HARRISON)

Jack Minardi’s Advanced 3-D Electronics Printer Grabs National Spotlight

Minardi, BE’12, is co-founder and software engineering lead for Voxel8, developer of a custom-electronics-producing 3-D printer that is a darling of tech media.

Adrian Reif (ANDY MANIS)

Adrian Reif, BS’07, Plays with Food

Reif is the founder of Yumbutter, which turns organic peanuts, almonds and sunflowers into products like spicy Thai peanut butter and almond butter with chia, hemp seeds and goji.

Idowu, center, traveled to Africa last summer as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Rachel Idowu, MPH’14, Ebola Up Close

Dr. Rachel Idowu spent five weeks in Africa last summer assisting the Ebola outbreak response in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital and most populous city.