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winter 2012

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

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