Siiri Morley, Heller MBA’10, a passionate activist for girls and women, social entrepreneur and change maker, was named executive director at Strong Women, Strong Girls, in Boston. The organization works to close the ambition gap for pre-adolescent girls in low-income communities. Wade Hicks, PhD’11, received an Alumni Recognition Award from North Central College, his undergraduate alma mater. Wade is a researcher at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Sarah Feuer, PhD’14, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, joined the Washington Institute as a Soref Fellow. She served as a visiting researcher at the institute in summer 2011. “Sarah is a brilliant young scholar who will make enormous contributions to policymakers’ understanding of the nexus between politics, religion and reform in North Africa and the broader Middle East,” says executive director Robert Sat­loff. Naiya Khushalani, IBS MA’13, was recognized for her outstanding work in her first year at JP Morgan. While visiting her home in India for the holidays for the first time in two years, she celebrated the wedding of Aamir Malkani, IBS MBA’13, in Mumbai with Brandeisians Anusha Bazaz, IBS MA’12; Sumeet Sumeet, IBS MBA’13; and Prateek Gadia, MBA’12. Vanessa Muñoz, PhD’14, joined the sociology department at Colorado College as a tenure-track faculty member. Before earning her doctorate in sociology at Brandeis, she received her bachelor’s degree at Emory and her master’s at the University of Maryland, College Park. Nicole Tishler, Heller MPP’14, works as the associate director of Title VI planning strategies for the Massachusetts secretary of transportation. She previously worked as a communications and policy consultant to the City of Somerville, and was a federal policy and communications fellow at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States in Washington, D.C.
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