Alumni and Students in the News - 2020-21


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- Very excited to see one of our talented GEL Engineering Leaders Alyssa Wells-Lewis​ '21 being spotlighted by MIT Mechanical Engineering​.

- In recognition of Black History Month, Edwards AFB acknowledges GEL 2 alum Capt. Richard (Coco) Agbeyibor '11, Senior Executive Assistant to the Air Force Test Center Commander. Capt. Agbeyibor is involved in the planning of the B-21 Raider's first flight, Orange Flag exercise and pioneering Next Generation Test in preparation for Joint All-Domain Operations.

- Check out our GEL alums who made the Forbes 30 Under 30! A massive congratulations to Katie Shade '18 (Facebook) who was honored under the Social Media category and Katia Paramonova '13 (Centrly) who was recognized under the Energy category

- Congratulations to GEL alum Marla Odell '21 for being selected as a Marshall Scholar! Marla will continue to develop her leadership skills at Oxford University and eventually undertake a career advocating for policies that encourage the development of more inclusive and transparent technologies

- MIT News features GEL alum Jasmine Florentine '11 for combining engineering and art to illustrate educational posters related to COVID

- GEL alum Andres Alvarez '17 and Creative Renewable Solutions Team featured in Forbes for helping companies achieve their clean energy goals

- GEL alums Drew Dennison '13, Issac Evans '13, and Luke O'Malley '14 attract new investors with their startup r2c, which aims to produce more code checking tools for developer masses

- Watch GEL student Danielle Geathers '22 on The Kelly Clarkson Show talk about being a role model for young black women in STEM and her leadership initiatives as President for the MIT Undergradaute Association 

- MIT News features GEL student Evan Gwozdz '22 for his experiential summer learning experience in the MIT Zack Smith Lab during COVID

- Check out GEL 1 alum Darya Guettler '22 for exercising her leadership skills and advocating for climate action and broader deployment of zero-carbon energy sources

- Congrats to GEL alum and Co-Founder Kristen Kagetsu '12 and her team at Saathi for being selected as the healthcare category winner for Top 7 World Changing Startups at the 2020 Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)

GradEL Alum in the News:

- GradEL and SDM alum Funmilola Asa publishes first book "Living Boldly" and acknowledges impact GradEL course 6.902 Leading Creative Teams had on leadership development 

- Happy to share our active GradEL alum Lucio Maria Milanese was selected as a recipient of the 2022 Schwarzman Scholarship!