Celebrating the Past, Ready for the Future
Class Acts is a series that recognizes our students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.
Final Four caps Lillegraven’s stellar soccer career
A broken ankle may have sidelined Washington University forward Olivia Lillegraven during her junior year. But it didn’t take her out of the game.
Involved and passionate
Everyone at Washington University seems to know Olin Business School student Khalyani Sankar. During her time here, she has remained a prominent student voice, bridging many facets of the campus community through her leadership and involvement.
Making Small Moves, Creating Big Change
John Lentz, master’s degree candidate in public health at the Brown School, believes that once it is understood how a large-scale administrative health care system functions, even a small tweak can generate a major improvement in health outcomes.
Figure-skating engineering student Anne Shellum remains poised for success
Anne Shellum’s path to Washington University in St. Louis wasn’t the most direct route, but as she nears completion of her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, she concedes it was a fascinating journey.
Spirit of ingenuity: WashU student searches for ecological solutions to basic human needs
No one knows how many people live in Kibera, Kenya. Estimates are contested but range from 200,000 to 500,000 to upwards of a million. What is certain is that this century-old informal settlement, squeezed into one square mile on the northern bank of the Nairobi River, is among the most crowded and impoverished places on […]
Demonstrating strength and courage, graduate completes two degrees and looks for answers on Ferguson Commission
Monique Thomas is no ordinary Washington University graduate student. In addition to pursuing both Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, Thomas also took a term off to work for the Ferguson Commission in the months following the non-indictment in the Michael Brown case.
Searching for answers: WashU student traveled to Zambia to research Kinda baboons
As a little girl, Emily Walco would visit the zoo and wonder why animals do what they do. As an anthropology major, she took that fascination to the field, studying a little-known baboon species in Zambia’s Kasanka National Park.