Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, Kat Turner Hoffman ’04 led communications for CDC’s journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Often called “the voice of CDC,” MMWRis “CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, and authoritative public health information and recommendations.”
Upon returning to school on January 4 to start a new semester, Wesleyan seniors were offered the opportunity to hear from several Wesleyan alumni who are just beginning, or in the middle of, their college careers. These alumni spoke about things they wish they had known before going to college and gave advice to the senior class about how to take full advantage of the opportunities offered there. See below for a sample of the advice offered.
Peter Hess '18 was recently featured on OneUGA, a project that shares the individual stories and experiences that contribute to the University of Georgia community. Click on Peter's picture on the OneUGA website to read his spotlight.
Ashby Foltz ’07 is the COO and co-founder of a tech start-up named Charityvest which has a “mission to increase generosity by making giving simple for every donor and charity.” Thus far, the company has raised more than $3 million for charity through its platform. Charityvest recently closed a $2.3 million seed-funding round and the company also participated in the Y Combinator accelerator over the summer.
Mother daughter team Maddie Lopez Morden ’07 and Tammy Lopez are the creative forces behind Personify in downtown Duluth. The popular store is the latest iteration of Maddie and Tammy’s ventures in business…and family.
Prior to the cancelation of the 2020 Wesleyan Artist Market due to COVID-19, Janie Harper Anderson ’13 was prepared to share her design expertise with the Wesleyan community this year. Even though she was not able to showcase her talent in Yancey Gymnasium, we are excited to share her accomplishments here. We asked Janie a few questions about her design company and what role Wesleyan played in the development of her career.
Since graduating from Wesleyan in 2007, Rex Atwood attended the Naval Academy, earned an MBA and an MD at Dartmouth College, and currently is completing his residency in surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. We are grateful that Dr. Atwood took some time to share some of his experiences since leaving Wesleyan.
Morgan "Danielle" Summers '15 is a financial advisor with Raymond James, in the firm's Alpharetta and Buckhead branch office. Danielle is deeply committed to helping her clients realize their long-term financial goals. Danielle is a graduate of Rhodes College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business and finance. She is active in the community as a volunteer for organizations such as the Victor Green Foundation, Warrick Dunn Charities, and The Discovery Center in Cumming. She is a member of the Wesleyan Alumni Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Buckhead Club, and Team Bo Bell.
In February 2020, Price Davidson '08 received a position at the Mexican General Consulate in Atlanta. He is working hard to protect the Mexican community and looks forward to the opportunities that will arise from this position.
Lizzie McIntosh ’14 has spent the last few years living in France; learning the language and working as an au pair for a French family. She recently wrote an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reflecting on the quarantine in France and the hope that comes with the arrival of spring. Click here to read more.
Jerrod Leddy '04 was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics to conduct research developing and performing plasma simulations for particle accelerators.
Brenda Morales '07 has completed her dermatology residency at Emory University. Brenda will continue as an adjunct faculty member at Emory and is working as a board-certified dermatologist at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Stockbridge, Georgia.