For two Afghan champions of women’s rights, the transition to life at Chapman is nothing compared with the challenge of transforming a culture.
Talia Hancock ’10 is living the dream of many creative entrepreneurs, even though she’s not entirely sure how she got here. “It just kind of worked out,” she says of her success as the creator of a clothing line of premium basics that bears her name.
Sean Vreeburg ’09 (M.S. ’10) led this team from the USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program (DHOP) to the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. As co-manager of the trip, Vreeburg helped put 51 dental professionals and support staff on the ground. It took 10 months to organize and is believed to be the largest such dental outreach in Kenya’s history.
Matt Jekowsky ’12 applies the skills he developed at Dodge College to his job as production assistant for NBC’s “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.”
Philip A. Quigley ’13 is preparing for a career in government, helping to shape American policies on threat management and emergency preparedness.
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From her upset victory in 1996 to her current senior status, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez ’82 pursues her passions for security on home soil, equality for women in the military and a healthy start for children in need.
Roger Craig Smith ’04 lands dream role as voice actor in Disney’s Planes, combining passions for aviation and all things Disney.
Karen Haren ’71 says it was her comprehensive education in economics that prepared her for a career running award-winning Harvesters Community Food Network, one of the largest food banks in the Midwest.
Michael Hudson-Medina ’00 co-founded the Boyle Heights Youth Orchestra to share his knowledge and passion for music with children who might never have had the opportunity to pick up an instrument.
My favorite part of the job is the unpredictability,” says Samantha Cortese ’11, TV news reporter in Palm Springs for KESQ (ABC) and CBS Local 2 from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays. “I get to watch news happen right in front of me and connect with people. I like it for the reaction. It’s very raw.”