The future is bright for Washington University in St. Louis’ Class of 2015. The following stories offer a sampling of where our graduates are headed now that their WUSTL adventure has drawn to a close.
Future occupational therapist has two very different goals with two very similar intents
While a high school student in Bloomington, Indiana, Hayley Chrzastowski set her sights on two long-term goals: She wanted to work in Africa, and she wanted to become an occupational therapist.
From genetics to solar energy, WashU student watches for new research paths to unfold
Greg Orf was an undergraduate studying biochemistry when a random assignment about solar energy altered his course.
Addoley Dzegede: Art of the gesture
An artwork can be an object. But for Addoley Dzegede, who will receive her Master of Fine Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts May 15, it is more like a conceptual approach, one that informs sculpture, audience interactions and environmental interventions alike.
Alexandra Mei: Design, equality and planning for the future
I’m really interested in the combination of landscape and urbanism — in looking at integrated systems and environments and how they affect people on a larger scale. There's so much potential for landscape architecture today to impact issues both within and beyond the site in front of you.
Pierce cofounds Westminster Press, highlights art from marginalized communities
As an artist, senior Tucker Pierce explores the intentional construction of identity and what happens when it encounters the surrounding world. As cofounder of Westminster Press, Pierce is hoping to create both metaphoric and literal space for artists from marginalized communities.
Senior applies leadership lessons toward improving the community
Campus leader Seiko Shastri changed Washington University in St. Louis during her time here. Now, she’s poised to change St. Louis.
Learning about the world, aiming to change it
With roots in another continent and a longtime interest in health and cultural issues, medical student Rahel Ghenbot felt a career in global health was a possibility.
Slam poet Sam Lai brings strength, vulnerability to his work
WU-SLAM veteran and Washington University in St. Louis senior Sam Lai offers that advice to all slam poetry novices. Slam poetry, he says, should be intense, dynamic, maybe even embarrassing.
In Great Company
Not many young scientists get a chance to hobnob with Nobel laureates. So Jordan McCall was elated last year to learn that he had been chosen to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting — an annual gathering of Nobel laureates and young students and researchers.
Where others see crisis, student journalist Cantieri sees hope
Chicago to Seattle. Seattle to Hawaii. Hawaii to Christmas Island. Christmas Island to Fiji. Fiji to South Tarawa.
Student protest leader Reuben Riggs is marching for a better St. Louis
Ervin and Civic scholar says the fight for the social justice is the foundation of a liberal arts education.