Super Lawyers magazine named Colin Boyle (Phil) one of its 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers for his work at Boston labor and employment law firm Morgan, Brown and Joy. 

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For the second year in a row, Alex Howell (Mktg) was named one of Forbes’ Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors for his work at the La Jolla, California, branch of UBS Global Wealth Management. 

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Ashesh Thaker (BioChem, Engl) and Anuradha Kumar (CompSci’05) gave birth to their second son, Valmik, in October 2019. They recently moved to Denver, and Ashesh is a physician and faculty member at the School of Medicine at CU Anschutz.

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In 2012, Pat Allen (Comm) lost one of his best friends, Ben Weible (Phil’06). It was a life-changing event that led Pat to quit his job and move to Los Angeles, where he initially slept on the couch of another friend, Brent McHenry (Bus, Comm’04). Pat then founded the clothing company UNI/FORM. One of the first products the company began to distribute was called “Ben’s shirt,” a gray T-shirt named for his friend. Fifteen percent of proceeds go to the Harmony Project, a charity that provides music lessons to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford them. 

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In February 2018, just before the birth of her second child, Emily Rondi Daniels (Mktg) was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Targeted therapy has kept the cancer suppressed. Since the diagnosis, she and her husband Brian (Fin) have sponsored Links for Lungs, a charity golf tournament. Emily and Brian have generated more than $300,000 for lung cancer research at UCHealth.

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Gloria Mendoza Schmidt (Soc) is a lawyer you might recognize: Representing the Osundairo brothers, she appeared on CNN, Fox News and several other outlets during the Jussie Smollett case. She also owns the Gloria Law Group based out of Chicago, and is a mother of two.

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For the past 10 years Greg Butler (Acct) and Brian Fisher (Mktg) have successfully run their business, This is a Clue Trivia. They and their employees are found at about 40 bars a week across Colorado and Texas, and are continuing to grow. 

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Sustainability coordinator and head bartender is the unique title Dane Dostert (EnvSt) carries at Maui Tropical Plantation, a restaurant, coffee roaster, retail and agricultural business located on the western side of the Hawaiian island. One day he might be working on the craft cocktail menu, and the next designing a new compost system, but for Dane it’s all another day in paradise.

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Disney director Jeff Gipson’s (Arch) latest project was a virtual reality short film titled Myth: A Frozen Tale, based in the Frozen universe. He was also the director of the award-winning Disney short Cycles

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David Palmer (PolSci) is the founder of both the Joan Rose Foundation and Good Threads Needle Point. In the first semester of his senior year at CU, David studied abroad in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This trip inspired him to create his foundation in 2010, which helps impoverished children receive access to food, schooling and medical care. Good Threads was created to employ the children’s mothers, who had few work opportunities. Their work has been featured on CNN.

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Ali Greer (Film) and Eric Tomassini’s (Psych’13) urban farm, Avenue 33 Farm in downtown Los Angeles, is tucked away in a residential neighborhood on an idyllic hill. The couple met at CU Boulder, and their farm was the focus of an LA Times article last October. 

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University of Delaware professor April Kloxin (PhDChemEngr) was awarded the Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. With the five-year grant, April hopes to develop next-generation materials and tools to research lung fibrosis, an incurable, fatal disease. 

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NASA engineer Nick Bradley (AeroEngr, MS) was awarded the Early Career Public Achievement Medal last year for his work at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. The award is given to individuals who have significant performance during the first 10 years of their career. 

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Last summer, Kaitlyn Bruce (Jour) participated in Miami (Ohio) University’s Earth Expeditions field course, taking a trip to Guyana and learning conservation practices from the local Makushi people. Kaitlyn is a teacher at Kipp Renaissance High School in New Orleans.

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As a project manager of a global procurement fund, Katie Razavi-Shearer (ArtHist) helps expand access to hepatitis treatment and diagnostics around the world. She will receive her master’s degree in public health from CU Anschutz. Katie also founded Azghadi Body Shop, a small-batch beauty product company based in Lafayette, Colorado. 

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It’s no surprise that Savannah Sellers (Jour) considers herself a news junkie. Since graduation she has become host of NBC’s “Stay Tuned,” a twice-daily news show on Snapchat, and is a correspondent for MSNBC. Savannah is based in New York City. 

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Mike Lotto (AeroEngr, MS) was awarded the 2019 Neil Armstrong Graduate Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mike is continuing his studies at CU Boulder. 

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Last year Melissa Lillaney (Mktg) and her partner Nick Hickman (Mgmt’18) launched their app Abuzz. A community platform exclusive to CU students, Abuzz aims to promote campus groups and events, both academic and social. 

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Tyler Huggins (PhDCivEngr) and Justin Whiteley (PhDMechEngr) completed the first round of venture investments for their company Emergy Foods, which uses a proprietary protein to produce meat alternatives. They can grow the equivalent of a chicken breast overnight. The two friends met in graduate school, and plan on having Emergy products in Boulder area restaurants during the early part of 2020.

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Allison Hester (Law) joined Moye White law firm as an associate in the litigation department. She was previously a law clerk to Chief Justice Steven Bernard of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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