Classmates Ken Jennings ’76 and Stewart Landefeld ’76 each found their separate ways to the Pacific Northwest from Payne Whitney, where they had many mutual friends and had both spent a lot of time (Ken on the football team, Stewart for crew). Both are continually active in organizing alumni activities, including for the last several years hosting our 70s Luncheons around town.
They each pursue a breadth of interests beyond their day jobs, Ken as an environmental scientist/geologist, and Stewart as partner at law firm Perkins Coie. Read the full Q&A here.
A member of the UW faculty since 1986, Ana Mari Cauce began her current role as President in 2015. Difficult campus conversations on free speech and safe spaces have been intensified by the recent appearance of neo-Nazi posters, as well as controversy and a shooting following Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s invitation by the College Republicans to speak on campus.
Here, we catch up with Ana on maintaining a strong campus community throughout these difficulties. We also hear about a new initiative in public health, as well as how her initial love of clinical and community psychology led her here. Read the full Q&A here.
It’s been a minute since our last alumni profile. The purpose of these has been to keep the mission-driven spark of curiosity alive from our college days, and to build some community around the good work that you all do. Earlier this month we caught up with Pete Holmes ’78, City Attorney for the City of Seattle.
Here, Pete talks about navigating uncharted waters in the fight back against the War on Drugs, and staying proactive rather than reactive in politically tumultuous times. He also shares some tips for Yalies less accustomed to political involvement. Click here for past profiles and, as always, please send us tips on fellow alumni to profile—especially lesser-known or younger alumni who are asking interesting questions. Read the full Q&A here.
This month we check in with Kimberly Goode ’04. Kimberly leads the Seattle Chapter of the Yale Black Alumni Association (YBAA), serves as co-chaplain (with Nancy Cahill ’79) of the Seattle Storm, and is Assistant Director at The First Tee of Greater Seattle, which aims to teach key life skills to kids of all backgrounds through the game of golf. Here, Kimberly shares her experience with spirituality, being vs. doing, and other aspects of life after Yale. Read the full Q&A here.
Next in our series of alumni profiles exploring how our fellow classmates navigate life after Yale: David Brewster, founder of the Seattle Weekly, Crosscut, Town Hall, and most recently, Folio, an independent library downtown. Read the full Q&A here.
Our first Q&A is with Susie Lee DC ’94, who describes her relationship with the unknown and shares her philosophy on fear and sacrifice. Susie is a visual artist and founder of Siren, a dating app grounded in the concept of spontaneous and natural connections. Read the full Q&A here.