Alumnae Spotlight

On this page, you’ll learn a little more about our fellow wonderful Alumnae and all the great things they are doing!

Martha Munoz

Martha Muñoz graduated from BU with a BA in Biology in 2007 and earned her Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in 2014. In her studies and career, she has earned a number of prestigious awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and several National Science Foundation grants and fellowships. Her resume is impressive, but what really shines about Martha is her passion for her work and her commitment to mentorship.

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She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN and serves as co-founder and executive director of Eat for Equity, an organization with roots in the HER House. A COM Journalism graduate and recipient of a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, Emily has helped “build a culture of generosity through sustainable community feasts.” Through her work she has expanded Eat for Equity to ten different cities across the United States and engaged citizens to raise over $100,000 for local and international nonprofit causes.

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To start with, meet Ariana Alisjahbana (CAS 2011). As a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute, a Washington, DC-based think tank working at the intersection between economic development and the environment, Ariana is utilizing her Economics and Environmental Policy backgrounds to tackle deforestation and global warming in her native Indonesia.

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Noreen Grice

For our 85th Anniversary Celebration in April 2014, we held an Alumnae Speaker event, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Adventures of our Alumnae.” Noreen Grice (CLA 1985) was one of our incredible participants. Noreen is the founder and owner of You Can Do Astronomy and also currently works as the Planetarium Educator/Manager at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford, CT.  For those who were unable to attend our speaker panel, we wanted to make sure you would still have an opportunity to hear about Noreen’s work making astronomy and space science universally accessible.

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Luwam Ghidei

Luwam Ghidei (SAR 2011), soon to be Dr. Ghidei, is incredibly accomplished, yet quite unassuming. We checked in with Luwam, a fourth year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, to learn about where she’s headed next.

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