Topic: Alumnae

Rising Star

Rising Star

Jia Tolentino has quickly made a name for herself as an essayist

Jia Tolentino (Col ’09), a writer for newyorker.com, was recently named to Forbes’ 30-under-30 list of up-and-coming media professionals.

Summer 2017

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

The alumnae who helped D.C.’s African-American museum ‘claim space’

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Spring 2017

Questions Before Answers

Questions Before Answers

For inspiration, a novelist starts with what she doesn’t know

When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.

Fall 2016

Discovery and Loss

Discovery and Loss

Alumna documents Monticello’s changing landscapes through Instagram

Eleanor Gould delights in sharing glimpses of Monticello's biodiversity and inspires her Instagram followers to see the flowers and insects, fruits and vegetables, sun-dappled trees and sweeping vistas with fresh eyes.

Winter 2015

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

In the White House and beyond, alumna Alex Arriaga works for human rights

Alex Arriaga (Col '87) has tackled issues of human rights violations around the world — from torture and ethnic genocide to forced child marriage and the systemic rape of women in war zones — for the past 28 years. "Human rights," shes says, "is in my DNA."

Winter 2015

How to Ace an Interview

How to Ace an Interview

Alumni experts emphasize the importance of human connection

Job interviews will always be stressful. The stakes are high, and the margin for error is slim. Here's how Alumni Career Services can help.

Winter 2015

In the Long Run

In the Long Run

These alumni track athletes aren’t slowing down

Alumni track athletes Erika Pierce, Stephanie Garcia and Robby Andrews aren't showing signs of slowing down any time soon.

Winter 2015

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

Local race supports breast cancer patients, research and awareness

When Cali and Blaise Gaston were both diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015, they underwent treatment at UVA and found extraordinary support in the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler race community.

Winter 2015

Presidential Treatment

Presidential Treatment

After studying at Thomas Jefferson’s university, a number of UVA graduates get the preservation bug

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of UVA graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Fall 2015

Imagination Without Limits

Imagination Without Limits

Fri Forjindam works hard at helping others have fun

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015

World Class

World Class

Former Virginia Stars Instrumental in World Cup Triumph

Former UVA women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Fall 2015

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna designed theater for students of all abilities

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Fall 2015

Look Closer

Look Closer

To truly understand the gender wage gap, we need a holistic understanding of the data

Annie Rorem (Batten ’13) conducts research on education and labor force participation with a particular interest in gender.

Fall 2015

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Highlights

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

Media Player

Media Player

Why I happily traded 7 million viewers for 20 undergraduates in a classroom. A report from our correspondent on the frontlines.