Alumni Profile- Joanna Richards ’01

 

Joanna Richards 2

Describe your path after leaving St. Francis. 

After St. Francis rescued me from a life of destructive delinquency, I went to Oberlin. Like St. F, it was a perfect place for a natural troublemaker to channel her rebellious energy in productive directions. The one I eventually stuck with was journalism (my first internship, at LEO, hooked me). Writing, learning, talking to people, and sticking it to authority on occasion are my enduring loves, and reporting gives me license to do those things.

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Brice Rosenbloom curating BRIC Jazz Fest

 

Brice Rosenbloom

Brice Rosenbloom

Brice Rosenbloom, G’89, ’93 the founder and co-producer of Winter Jazzfest, is one of several curators of the BRIC JazzFest, which opened this month in Brooklyn.

Wyvern wins an Emmy!

Devin Emke G'84, '88 wins an EmmyCongratulations to alumnus Devin Emke G’84 ’88 on winning an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series’ for the “SNL” 40th Anniversary Special!

 

Hazel Levine ’09

Describe your path after leaving St. Francis.         Hazel Levine

After graduating in May of 2009, I moved to Evanston, Illinois where I studied Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. I especially enjoyed my research grant work at the Chicago Botanic Garden, racing for the Club Cycling team, and making incredible friends. I graduated in March of 2013 and moved home to work and sort out some health issues before law school. The “health issues” turned out to be Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was diagnosed in August of 2013. I lost all of my hair, most of my high school field hockey leg muscles, and for the first time, I questioned everything. I am so lucky to be contributing–cancer free–to this Wyvern Report just one year after my diagnosis! In my chemotherapy downtime I applied to law schools, and I will be attending Washington University in St. Louis in the fall of 2015. Until then I am living in Aspen, Colorado: working, hiking, cycling, cooking, adventuring, star gazing, and breathing a lot of mountain air! Hope to see a few Wyverns on the slopes this winter!
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Archie Douglass G’71

Briefly describe your career after leaving St. Francis

I attended preschool and kindergarten at St. Francis before it added grades. Having been part of the inaugural 3rd grade in the fall of 1965, I left SFS in the spring of 1971, after 8th grade. I went on to four years of boarding school at St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH), then to Yale University, from which I graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in History. After brief stints in wilderness conservation and banking in California, I returned to New England and began work back at St. Paul’s in 1985, staying for 11 years as history teacher, coach, dorm master and director of college counseling. I earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1991. Then…
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Norm Jones

Norm Jones G'88, '92

Norm Jones G’88, 92

Norm holds a Ph.D. in workforce education and development and an M.A in public administration from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in English and linguistics from Morehouse College in Atlanta.  He is currently the Associate Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Director at Harvard.
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Michael Trager-Kusman

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Michael Trager-Kusman ’02

Michael left his job at the Department of Treasury in Washington D.C. to move to New York and pursue his passion. From starting as an unpaid pizza delivery boy, he climbed his way up to become a line cook at one of New York’s most premier gastropubs, The Breslin, where he met Tyler Morris, now executive chef of MTK Productions.  Michael had gotten the crash course needed to pursue his dream of starting a restaurant in his hometown of Louisville.  RYE on Market opened in the NULU district in early 2012, followed by Atlantic No. 5 in the summer of 2013.
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