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  • Dr. Isabel “Izzy” Lowell ’98 Emerging As A Leader in Transgender Medicine

    Posted February 5, 2016
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    When Izzy Lowell ’98 was a junior at CA taking the English elective Thoreau and Kindreds, she decided to swim in Walden Pond once a month over two years, two months, and two days — the time Thoreau spent living there — even though it sometimes meant using an ice axe to open the way into frigid water. She lived her passions then and continues to do so now as an attending physician, assistant professor of medicine, and Gender Clinic director at Emory University in Atlanta, where she specializes in transgender medical care.

  • Casey Barth ’10 Releases New Six-Song EP, ‘Short Films’

    Posted February 5, 2016
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    Los Angeles may not offer the four seasons that Casey Barth ’10 misses from his home in New England, but it’s been a great place for him to make music. He and cowriter Riley Knapp — the duo’s professional moniker is RKCB — recently completed a six-song EP, titled Short Films, that is available for download on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, and other digital music services. You can also enjoy, on YouTube, an earlier instrumental track they produced, called “Friends,” which was made into a video by Casey’s brother, Brian Barth ’06, a musician, videographer, and creative consultant living in Berlin.

  • Caroline Griswold Short ’06 Helps Teen Parents Attend College

    Posted February 5, 2016
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    As program manager for Generation Hope, a D.C.-area nonprofit that shepherds teen parents to and through college, Caroline Griswold Short ’06 is fulfilling a long-held commitment to social justice and community service. Short, who lives with her husband of two years in Arlington, Va., is hoping fellow CA grads living in the greater D.C. area will consider getting involved with Generation Hope by volunteering as mentors or tutors, helping with the childcare needs of student parents, or volunteering to help with a fundraising event, like the March 20 Hope Stroll or the annual June Gala. “Our work is so individual that you can see very clearly the impact you’re having,” said Short. “My husband helps out as a math tutor, and he has really enjoyed watching his students gain confidence and succeed.”

  • Derek Lo ’13 is Devising User-Friendly Mobile Apps

    Posted February 1, 2016
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    Last spring, Derek Lo ’13 discovered that annoyance is the mother of invention. A mobile-app developer since his days at CA, Lo was so irked by the difficulty of using the built-in reminder app on his iPhone that he decided to create a better model. “It was finals period, and I just decided to make this thing,” said Lo, a junior at Yale. “I got a few other people to test it out, and then I put it up for sale on iTunes for $1.99.” That initial foray into the market yielded only 20 to 30 sales, so during the summer Lo enlisted fellow CA grads Charlie Colony ’13 (now at Bates) and Elias Jarzombek ’13 (now at Tufts) to build out new features. “I made it free for a short time so Charlie and Elias could download it at no cost,” said Lo. Suddenly, he began to receive email queries about the app — called Daybreak — which a tech blogger had featured on BGR (Boy Genius Report), and Yahoo had picked up for a front-page web article. Within three to four days, Daybreak had racked up 10,000 downloads.

  • Boston Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey ’89 on Equity as Justice Work

    Posted January 31, 2016

    Boston’s Chief of Education, Rahn Dorsey ‘89, spoke at his assembly on Thursday, January 28, about education as a critical policy space — a crucible where race, class, and culture all come into play in shaping students’ school trajectories, and their lives. He challenged students to recognize that equity is at the core of policy debates, and to cultivate a lifelong habit of contributing to their communities.

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