Behl is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at University of California, Los Angeles, where her training focused on Race, Ethnicity, Politics and Comparative Politics. Her book, Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India, was recently published with Oxford University Press.
At Webb, Behl was the sophomore class president and a member of the Dorm Council. She was recognized at the VWS commencement ceremony with the Affiliates Endowed Award, which is given to a student who has shown consistent and dedicated leadership.
In her TEDx talk, she presents compelling evidence that women in democracies are not truly free, and that identifying as a feminist is the first step in prioritizing women's rights and safety.
S. David Webb '53, PhD, a member of The Webb Schools' founding family, passed away on September 12, 2019. Webb was a Distinguished Research Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a Distinguished Research Professor of Zoology and Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was also a past President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. In 2010 Webb was the keynote speaker at the Alf Museum's annual Peccary Society Dinner. Please read more about Webb's long and storied life and career in the remembrance offered by the Florida Museum.
One of the best ways to fully appreciate a Webb education is to look at the lives and achievements of our alumni. Each year, we honor a group of alumni for their accomplishments since graduation and pay tribute to their continued commitment to the mission and success of Webb. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who reflect the character and leadership qualities developed at Webb.
Thank you to the 1,500 alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents and friends who enabled Webb to end the 2018-19 Webb Fund year successfully on June 30. Your generosity helped The Webb Fund to raise over $1.9 million, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $7.9 million, including 13 new estate gifts, which has become an ever-increasing and important part of our advancement program. Over 799 alumni, spanning nine decades, participated with gifts received from nearly every class between 1937 and 2018. Thank you for your contributions!
The Affiliates celebrated their annual benefit themed Webb Block Party: We’re better when we’re together! on Friday, October 4 on The Webb Schools campus. Over 270 parents, family and friends from around the world enjoyed an evening of entertainment, good food and amazing auction items.
A tremendous thank you to the parents and family members who attended Parents Weekend on October 4 and 5. The faculty and staff enjoyed having more than 300 parents on campus for classroom visits, athletic and art events, experiencing our beautiful campus and socializing with other Webb parents.