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2017

  • December

    Ariel Fan ’10 and Edman Urias ’10 at their office in WeWork Pasadena.

    Ariel Fan ’10 Builds Energy Company with Webb Alumnus

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Ariel Fan ’10 has worked with Edman Urias ’10 to build her company GreenWealth Energy Solutions, a leading hotel energy management company providing sustainability solutions for real estate owners.
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  • Yassmin Sarmadi ’87 and her husband Tony Esnault. (Photo: emi rose kitawaki)

    Alumna's Restaurants Recognized as 2 of LA's Best

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Spring restaurant, owned by Yassmin Sarmadi ’87 and her husband Tony Esnault, is the sixth best restaurant in Los Angeles, according to renowned Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold.
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  • Kim Austin '17 and Becca Liu Cheng '06 with Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations Laura Wensley.

    Photos: Moments From Webb15 East Coast Events

    We loved seeing young alumni at Webb15 events in New York City, Boston and Washington D.C.
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  • Sameer Dholakia ’91 at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Sameer Dholakia ’91 Hits Milestone With Startup SendGrid

    Sameer Dholakia ’91 rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange last month to mark the initial public offering (IPO) of startup SendGrid.
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  • November

    Former Webb Trustee Dodd Fischer '61 Passes Away

    The Webb community has lost a dear friend and loyal alumnus. Dodd Fischer '61 passed away on November 17, 2017. Dodd served as a class agent, trustee (2005-2009,) reunion chair, member of the “Fulfilling Our Promise” Campaign leadership, and with his wife Nancy, as the host of many Webb events in Portland, Oregon over the years
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  • Alumni Weekend 2017

    More than 300 alumni and friends attended Alumni Weekend 2017!
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  • 25th Annual Peccary Society Dinner

    The celebration for the 25th Annual Peccary Society Dinner was a memorable one!
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  • Steve Guilford ’80 spent five years working on streaming software that allows users to stream media from a database.

    Steve Guilford ’80 is Rethinking Computing Technology

    Jessica Rice ’12
    A Webb alumnus is challenging the way people store files on computers with newly-patented streaming technology. Steve Guilford ’80 spent five years working on streaming software that allows users to stream media from a database.
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  • Yiwa Lau ’12 directed and produced the short film.

    Alumna's Short Film, 'Waterfall,' Nominated at Film Festival

    Jessica Rice ’12
    A short film directed and produced by Yiwa Lau ’12 was nominated at the Glendale International Film Festival last month.
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  • October

    Marina Lesse ’09, Dean of Campus Life Rick Duque, and Director of Parent Relations and Special Events Anne Stewart with items collected for Houston.

    VWS Alumna Collects Soccer Gear at Webb for Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Jessica Rice ’12
    After Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, Marina Lesse ’09 stepped up to help, collecting more than 1,000 pieces of soccer gear for children affected by the storm.
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  • Shampa Mukerji is running for Judge of the 269th Civil District Court in Harris County, Texas.

    Shampa Mukerji ’97 is Running for Judge in Texas

    Jessica Rice ’12
    After more than a decade of practicing law, Shampa Mukerji ’97 is running for a seat on a Civil District Court bench in Harris County, Texas.
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  • John Scalzi ’87 on campus in Jackson Library.

    Meet the Author: Science Fiction Author John Scalzi ’87

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Science fiction author John Scalzi ’87 will return to campus for Alumni Weekend next week for a reading and Q & A focused on writing, publishing and his Webb experience.
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  • September

    Photo courtesy of Glenn Feingerts, UC Irvine Athletics

    Daniel Crisostomo ’15 Recognized for Soccer at UC Irvine

    Jessica Rice '12
    After Daniel Crisostomo ’15 helped the University of California, Irvine men's soccer team post two shutouts last week, the junior midfielder was named Big West Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Monday.
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  • Otis Chandler '96 and his wife Elizabeth Khuri Chandler. (Photo courtesy of Nick Walker)

    Otis Chandler '96 Connects Millions of Readers With Goodreads

    Jessica Rice '12
    Some ten years after a Webb alumnus and his wife founded an online website dedicated to reading, it has become "one of the most influential book and reading communities on the web," Publishers Weekly reported Friday.
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  • Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale with members of the Alumni Council during their Alumni Council Retreat on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.

    Webb Alumni Council Welcomes New President, Members

    Jessica Rice '12
    From Webb alumni who became Webb parents to an alumna who was recognized for her commitment to education and serving others, we are proud to announce the new leadership and members of the 2017-18 Alumni Council.
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  • A passenger makes a purchase with Cargo. (Photo courtesy of Cargo)

    This Webb Alumnus is Bringing Mini Vending Machines to Uber Rides

    Jessica Rice '12
    You might be able to purchase snacks or beauty products during your next Uber ride thanks to a new startup founded by Jeff Cripe ’08.
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  • August

    2017 Alumni Award Recipients

    There is no greater testament to Webb’s values and culture of service and leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees honor select alumni whose service and achievements truly exemplify everything The Webb Schools represent. We are pleased to announce six distinguished recipients for 2017.
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  • Keith Wilson Loring '46 Funds $650,000 Scholarship Endowment

    When Keith Wilson Loring ’46 attended Webb School of California in the early 1940s, he acquired more than an education. He became part of something larger than himself, an extended family. Through a final gift from his estate, Loring fully funded the 5th largest financial aid endowment fund ($650,000) in Webb history.
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  • Chan Woo Sung '86

    Chan Woo Sung '86 Hosts Happy Hour in Seoul

    Chan Woo Sung '86 has joined the Alumni Council as Regional Representative in Seoul, Korea. He returned to campus for his 30th reunion in October. For many years, he has organized alumni gatherings in Seoul, and we are pleased to have him continue his good work in keeping our global alumni network alive and thriving. Our most recent event was a Happy Hour at the Diageo Lobby Bar at the Gangnam Finance Center on August 24th.
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  • Chicago Book Reading with Faculty Member Brian Rogers

    Faculty member Brian Rogers will be reading from his novel, The Whole of the Moon, on Sunday, September 17, at 57th Street Books in Chicago. Webbies in the area are invited to attend.
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  • Raj Ratan '77

    Raj Ratan '77 Visits Webb

    The Alumni Office enjoyed seeing Raj Ratan '77 and his children on campus. Ratan is the Associate Dean and professor of Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
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  • What do Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerburg & Sameer Dholakia '91 have in common?

    Forbes reports that Sameer Dholakia '91, CEO of SendGrid, is one of the most highly rated chief executives in tech. His Glassdoor approval rating is at the same level as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerburg.
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  • L-R: Ben Dey '00, Alexandra Dey '95, Emily Nelson '08, John Dey '69, Georgia Dey '97, Henry Nelson '10, Thomas Wray '10 and Amanda Hedges '11

    All in the Family

    Class agent John Dey '69 shared this family photo from the Wray Dey family's annual summer gathering.
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  • July

    Thank you for a successful 2016-17 Webb Fund campaign!

    Many Thanks for Your Support!

    Thank you to the 1,565 alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and friends who helped us end the 2016-17 Webb Fund campaign successfully on June 30.  Your generosity enabled The Webb Fund to raise over $1.6 million, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $5.2 million! Over 830 alumni participated, spanning nine decades with gifts received from nearly every class between 1937 and 2017. 
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  • Celebrating a Legacy: The Barbara Mott McCarthy Aquatics Center

    This month marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Barbara Mott McCarthy, whose name adorns Webb’s new aquatics center. Made possible by a leadership gift from Avery McCarthy ’52, the Barbara Mott McCarthy Aquatics Center is an elite facility for water polo, swimming, and diving.
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  • Alumni Families Join Summer Junior Scholars Program

    More than a dozen alumni families (well their 7th, 8th, and 9th graders) are taking part in Webb’s Junior Scholars Program this July. From as close as Los Angeles and San Diego, to as far away as Hong Kong and Thailand, children of alumni are enrolled in one or more of four special educational boarding programs on campus: Paleontology, Leadership, Digital Arts or Science and Engineering.
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  • Wann Langston, Mary Rose, Hugh Rose, and Donald Lofgren along the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi Desert in 1995

    Honoring Life Trustee Hugh Rose

    On July 4, 2017 the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology lost one of its most cherished leaders and supporters, Hugh Rose. As we honor the legacy that Hugh Rose left at the Alf Museum, we are filled with gratitude and admiration for his passion, generosity, and dedication.
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  • June

    2017 Alumni Awards: Call for Nominations

    Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards are now being accepted! These awards represent the highest distinction that can be bestowed on an alumnus/a of The Webb Schools. Recipients are alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary achievements in 1) service to The Webb Schools or Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 2) service to the community, or 3) outstanding achievement in their chosen profession or field. Past recipients include: museum trustee Dick Lynas '55, former trustee Dodd Fischer '61, Beachbody CEO Jon Congdon '81 and educator Micol Issa '05 to name a few.
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  • McDermott ’83 Family Creates Endowment in Mandarin Chinese

    The McDermott Family, Michael McDermott ’83 and Amanda Bi, in honor of their daughter Allegra ’18, have made a leadership gift to establish an endowed fund to support teacher and student development in World Languages and Cultures.  Specifically, these funds will be used to support instruction in Mandarin and provide faculty and students with resources they can use to further their immersion into their study of Mandarin and Chinese culture.
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  • Class of 2017: The College List

    Members of the Class of 2017 had an extraordinary year in college admissions. Over 90% of the class will attend a college ranked in the top 10% in America and 100% of the graduating class was admitted to a selective four-year college or university—including such prestigious schools as Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, West Point, Williams, Wellesley, Smith, Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, UCLA, Northwestern, U of Chicago, Middlebury, Tufts, Haverford, and Carleton, along with multiple acceptances to The Claremont Colleges, NYU, and USC. We even have our first student going to the highly selective Yale University NUS program in Singapore! 
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  • May

    Alumni Happy Hour in Hong Kong

    Alumni in Hong Kong gathered at the Zentro at IFC for a happy hour on May 25 to socialize and network.
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  • Head's Reception for Leadership Donors

    Members of the Head's Circle, Leadership Society, Pacesetter's Club and Thompson & Vivian Webb Society, along with members of key volunteer groups attended a reception at Taylor and Anne Stockdale's home.
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  • Six Decades of Alumni Honor Dodd Fischer '61

    Members of the Class of 1961 flew to Portland from throughout the United States to honor their classmate, Dodd Fischer '61. In total, nearly forty people were in attendance representing six decades of alumni.
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  • Alumni Survey Results Are In...

    The Alumni Office wishes to thank the 688 alumni who took part in the 2017 online survey. Alumni who participated in the survey spanned nine decades and included classes of 1937 through 2016. Responses were gathered to assist with research for Webb's accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 
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  • Ray Dahlstrom '16, third from left
Photo credit: Hilary Dahlstrom

    Dahlstrom '16 Helps Cal Freshmen Crew to Pac-12 Championship

    UC Berkeley freshman Ray Dahlstrom '16 helped the Freshmen 8+ crew to a Pac-12 Championship on Sunday.
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  • Annual Alumni & Friends Barstow Peccary Trip

    During the first weekend of May, budding paleontologists ventured into the deserts of San Bernardino County on the Alf Museum’s annual Alumni and Friends Peccary Trip. Webb graduates and friends, young and old all gathered together in the Rainbow Basin with one mission: to find the next big specimen for the Raymond M. Alf Museum.
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  • Webb Travels to Asia

    April was a month of travel for Webb! Following enthusiastic and well-attended events in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale, Mrs. Anne Stockdale, Director of College Guidance Hector Martinez and Director of Institutional Advancement Dutch Barhydt headed to Asia for four major receptions and many individual meetings and appointments. 
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  • Members of the Class of 2017 reminiscing with old photos

    Senior Dinner for Class of 2017

    The Alumni Council hosted the annual Senior Dinner on April 26, in honor of the Class of 2017. Members of the Alumni Council and President Rahmi Mowjood '90 were on hand to enthusiastically welcome the future graduates into the Webb alumni community.
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  • April

    On This Day: April 27, 2017 We Remember Al Hastings '42

    Alfred B. Hastings, Jr. ’ 42 dedicated his life to The Webb Schools for over 50 years, including serving as Chairman of the Board for four years and trustee for 38 years. Al was a leader who not only committed his time and expertise, but was also a generous donor over the course of his lifetime.
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  • March Madness 2017: Thank You Class of 1989

    This year’s March Madness Champions are the Class of 1989, who embody Webb’s strong tradition of alumni giving. 
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  • Service Beyond Self - Eissa Villaseñor '98

    Eissa Villaseñor says of her time at Webb that it gave her “the confidence to try new things, even if they were hard.”
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  • Ray Dahlstrom '16

    Ray Dahlstrom '16 Helps Cal Sweep Stanford Invitational

    Ray Dahlstrom '16 was part of the Freshmen 8 crew that helped Cal sweep the Stanford Invitational on April 14-15.
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  • Shihan Wijeyeratne '11 at Boston Marathon

    A Boston Globe video features Shihan Wijeyeratne '11 as "the first runner to show up for the Boston Marathon."
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  • Join Us for the Annual Alumni & Friends Peccary Trip

    Join us in Barstow, CA the weekend of May 5-7, 2017 for hiking, fossil hunting, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones around the campfire.
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  • Portland Chef Jenn Louis '89 Opens Ray Restaurant

    Jenn Louis '89, one of Portland's most acclaimed chefs, has opened Ray Restaurant. She has also unveiled her second book, "The Book of Greens."
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  • John Scalzi '87

    TV Deal for John Scalzi '87

    Tor Books shared the exciting news that the television rights to John Scalzi '87’s The Collapsing Empire have gone to Working Title Television.
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  • March

    SCIAC Names DiGiamarino '13 Athlete of the Week

    Congratulations to Aaron DiGiamarino '13. The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) named him Athlete of the Week for March 29, 2017 in men's golf.
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  • Service Beyond Self - Dr. Peter Emblad '86

    Originally from San Francisco, Dr. Emblad came to Webb at the age of 16, which he describes as “a wakeup call to turn my life around.” Guided by that experience and the example of his childhood pediatrician, he enrolled in Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, earning his medical degree in 1997.
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  • Webb Returns to Asia in April

    Webb’s Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and Anne Stockdale will visit alumni, parents and friends in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul in April.
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  • Kevin Brown '87 at University of California Natural Reserve System

    Kevin is now the information manager of the UC Natural Reserve System and works with the 40 biological research stations in California. 
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  • 2017 Commencement Speakers: Coleen Martinez '86 and Steve Shenbaum '88

    It is our pleasure to announce Coleen Martinez '86 and Steve Shenbaum '88 as the 2017 Commencement Speakers.
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  • National Award for Sittig '09 & UCLA Luskin Community Scholars Team

    Dylan Sittig '09 is part of a UCLA's Luskin Community Scholars team which received a national award for their study on distribution of goods in the L.A. area.
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  • Mark Shpall '86

    Mark Shpall '86 Announced as new Head of School at de Toledo

    Mark Shpall '86 was announced as the new Head of School of de Toledo High School, effective July 1, 2018.
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  • Sarah Mojarad '04 Joins USC Faculty

    Sarah Mojarad '04 has been recruited to join the faculty at USC to teach a new course on social media and digital communications.
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  • Midterm Treat 2017

    The Alumni Office sent cookies to over 250 college Webbies. In return, they sent us some of the best photos!
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  • Sophomore Career Evening 2017

    On February 12 the Alumni Office, together with the Alumni Council, welcomed back 12 alumni speakers for the 18th Annual Sophomore Career Evening. The featured speakers spoke with the sophomore classes about their professional experience in the career fields of Medicine & Health, Entrepreneurship & Social Media, S.T.E.M., Fashion & Gaming Design, and The Law.
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  • Keely Marquez '16, Emerson College Softball Team

    Go Gauls!

    News on the Class of 2016 College Athletes!
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  • Keely Marquez '16, Emerson College Softball Team

    Go Gauls! News on the Class of 2016 College Athletes!

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  • February

    Dolly Bai '14 second from right. Photo courtesy of Dolly Bai.

    Dolly Bai '14 on an Archaelogical Excavation in Israel

    Dolly Bai ’14 recently spent time on an archaeological excavation in Israel. The dig site was in northern Israel by the Golan in an area called Omrit. She participated as a funded research assistant to one of her Williams College professors.
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  • Hornbuckle Family Establishes $500,000 Financial Aid Endowment Fund

    Wendy and Bill Hornbuckle P'19, with their extraordinary gift commitment, are helping to ensure that The Webb Schools will continue to serve its distinctive mission and provide for generations of students to come.
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  • Outstanding Early College Admissions for Class of 2017

    Hector Martinez
    The Class of 2017 is off to a great start with outstanding college admission acceptances for many of our early candidates!
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  • Punch Hutton '89

    Punch Hutton '89 on Into The Gloss

    Punch Hutton ’89 is featured on Into The Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty that explores the routines of inspiring women. In her interview with the website, Punch discusses her daily beauty routine, how she landed at Vanity Fair, and what’s next for her.

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  • Terence Tien '13 Wins Disney Competition

    Terence Tien '13 and three teammates from UC San Diego won the 2017 Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition.
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  • WEBB Magazine Feature: The Nature of Learning

    Debbie Carini
    From its setting on the front porch of the magnificent San Gabriel Mountains to the occasions, year-round, to engage with nature, Webb provides an incomparable opportunity for students to encounter, explore and develop interests and passions beyond the classroom.
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  • January

    Mallory Thompson 13: Summer Internships

    Mallory Thompson ’13 spent her summer in Boston interning at Shriners Hospital for Children and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 
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