In a note written earlier this year, Kunal Dharia, IBS MBA’11, reported that daughter Avika was looking forward to welcoming her younger sibling into the world in May. Qian Brone, IBS MSF’12, reports that daughter Jasmine earned a BS in psychology from Penn State University in 2020. William Twayigize, Heller MA’12, is married with four kids, and works in higher education as a professor and a curriculum internationalization coordinator. He writes, “The support from the Heller School family and other generous hearts across the globe enabled me to succeed. It has been an incredible journey for me — from near-death experiences in Rwanda in 1997; to being in a refugee camp in Turkana, Kenya; to sharing knowledge with others in U.S. classrooms. This is why I try to pay it forward.” Charles Michael Musaba, Heller MA’13, does community development work in Bududa, Uganda, a mountainous region where heavy rains often cause landslides that lead to loss of lives, and the destruction of crops, infrastructure and homes. After working for seven years at the nonprofit Mercy Corps, Tara Craft Campbell, Heller MA’15, has gone into independent consulting, in part to have more time with daughters Alma (5) and Chloe (3). Davis Graham, Rabb MS’16, is customer implementation coordinator at Qure4u, which develops digital-health solutions that strengthen the connection between health-care providers and patients. Davis, who has dyslexia, thanks the Brandeis team who helped him thrive during his graduate studies. Lesly Joseph, Heller MS’16, writes, “A new Judge was born! Izza is the name of my first baby, born in Tampa, Florida, on Nov. 3.” Devan Quinn, Heller MPP’17, is director of policy at the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, overseeing research, policy and advocacy programs. Charlotte Nalumansi, Heller MA’18, writes that she got married in 2021: “Cultures united when Uganda met Nigeria. A Conflict Resolution and Coexistence practicum took me to Liberia, then opened the door to the U.N. and a move to NYC, which led me to him.” This summer, Jill Baren, Heller MBA’19, becomes the 14th president — and first female president — of Lake Forest College, in Illinois. Previously, she served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia.


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FLIPPING THE EQUATION: Jessica Sanon, Heller MBA’18, founded the Boston-based organization sySTEMic flow to break down long-standing barriers encountered by BIPOC women who study or work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By connecting these women with academic-prep, mentorship and career opportunities, the group helps ensure they’re better equipped to pursue STEM degrees and bring new, needed perspectives to STEM fields.

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