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Ayesha Vera Yu ’97: Investing in Kids

Where we end up in life, says Ayesha Vera Yu ’97, is the result of “our background...chance, and choice.” A former investment banker, Vera Yu is now the founder and chief executive of the nonprofit initiative Advancement for Rural Kids or ARK. Ayesha lived in…... » Read more

Jane Hurt ’65: Educating Kids and Their Parents

Jane Hurt ’65 spent the majority of her working life in finance, including stints as an institutional stockbroker, portfolio manager, equity analyst, and mutual funds advisor in London. But impressed by the warm welcome she received and the “can do” attitude the people she met on…... » Read more

Sara Martin

From Homeless to Harvard

Determination, and an alum's backing, helped  a future physician aspire higher In her first essay for eleventh-grade AP American history, Sara Martin '10 wrote that she was looking for a challenge but that she wasn’t college bound. "We'll see about that," her teacher, Sarah McLaughlin…... » Read more

Jail Break

Building a Smarter Criminal-Justice System Pattie Knight FP'98 steps out of her car. It's 8:30 p.m. The sky is dusky and still, but the street, a block of brick apartment buildings in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, is full of disquiet. Earlier in the night, a…... » Read more