We kicked-off the new year by welcoming back seven alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel today.
The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2009-2017, shared about their experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers.
They answered questions asked by our students about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently if they were to go through the college process again.
The alumni panelist who spoke today:
Marissa Ke, Class of 2009
- BA in Journalism from Northwestern University, with a Magazine concentration
- Marissa is currently a Customer Success Manager at wochit in New York, NY. Wochit is a video creation platform that empowers newsrooms, media companies and brands to expand audience engagement through the power of social video. Worldwide media brands such as Time Inc., Daily News, USA Today, AOL, and more use Wochit to produce short-form videos around trending topics at the scale and speed required in the video-first, mobile era.
Julia Perkins, Class of 2011
- BA in Sociology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
- Julia has been with GS&F since 2015. GS&F is a fully integrated agency, focusing on marketing, communications, digital insights and engagement, as well as public relations, and also boasts a creative, user experience, and interactive development team. Julia was fundamentally involved in the development of a Project Management department. She took on an adapted role as a Project Coordinator, then promoted to a Project Manager. Following her passion into a new discipline, Julia is now a Junior Media Planner and Buyer, working on national accounts like Amazon Prime Now, Lochinvar, Bridgestone, and LP Building Products.
Grigg Schneider, Class of 2013
- BA in Anthropology, Global Health and Health Care Management from Washington University
- Grigg is currently taking a gap year and making the most of this opportunity before heading off to law school.
- He works in a local coffee shop, and in January will be starting a new part-time fellowship/internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. In March, Grigg will be moving to Chile as part of the English Opens Doors Program through the United Nations and the Chilean Ministry of Education. He will be teaching English to middle and upper school students for 5 months.
- Grigg has held internships in the Shelby County Public Defender's Office and at WWOOF-USa in Dorchester, United Kingdom, where he assisted in agricultural, livestock and crop quality assessment.
Natalie Russell, Class of 2015
- Junior at University of Missouri with a major in Journalism and a focus in Strategic Communications.
- Natalie recently interned at All About Bikes and in the Lausanne Communications office this past summer. This summer she will be interning at an ad agency in New York City.
Tony Chen, Class of 2016
- Sophomore at Princeton University, majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and pursuing minors in Statistics and Computer Science.
- Tony has interned at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in their department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, as well as this past summer with the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.
Cameron Kinley, Class of 2017
- Freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy.
- As many of you may know, Cameron is proud team member of the Navy football program.
- Cameron chose the Naval Academy because besides being one of the best schools in the country academically, the Academy is known to be one of the most prestigious leadership institutions in the world. Most importantly for Cameron, he is getting the opportunity to serve his country which has truly been a special experience so far.
Maliah Mayweather, Class of 2017
- Freshman at Xavier University in New Orleans.
- Maliah has been offered two pharmaceutical research opportunities this summer. One in New York and one in California.
Rishab Jain, Class of 2017
- Freshman at Georgia Tech University.
- Will be studying abroad at Mansfield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom this summer.
Young Alumni week continues on Thursday during the Young Alumni Reception at 5:30 p.m., the varsity basketball games beginning at 6 p.m. and we will honor the 2008 girls varsity basketball state champions during a special ceremony at 6:55 p.m.
We look forward to seeing many more alumni this week and throughout the year. It's always a pleasure to have our former Lynx visit and we encourage you to keep in touch! Please email the Alumni Office or call 901-474-1045.