On the Move: Summer 2023
News & Spotlights | August 15, 2023
Morehead-Cain Alumni landed new jobs, received accolades, earned advanced degrees, and more. Here’s who made a move this summer.
- Bill Craver ’91 published his second fiction novel, The End of the Rainbow.
- Sam Schaffer ’97 was named head of The Roxbury Latin School in Boston. The alumnus will begin the role in summer 2024. Sam has spent two decades as a teacher, coach, and administrator at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.
- Emily Johnson ’05, partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Bloomberg Law.
- Jen Kling ’06 received tenure at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The alumna is now an associate professor of philosophy. Jen is also director of the university’s Center for Legal Studies and the co-author of the book Racist, Not Racist, Antiracist: Language and the Dynamic Disaster of American Racism (published in 2022).
- Will Thomason ’12was accepted into Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs, with concentrations in Latin America and international organization and United Nations studies. His specialization for the program will be in human rights and humanitarian policy. Since July 2022, the alumnus has been in Pasto, Nariño, Columbia, on a Fulbright scholarship. Will taught in the Open Lingua department at Universidad Cooperativa De Colombia and worked in community development, focusing on LGBTQIA+ rights and cultural exchange.
- Ashley Gremel ’14 and her husband completed their two-year, 8,000-mile journey by sailboat from San Francisco to the Chesapeake Bay and now live in Richmond, Virginia.
- Cliff Guyton ’14 completed his residency at Emory Eye Center in Atlanta in June. The alumnus is moving to Mississippi to practice ophthalmology.
- Graham Palmer ’15 took a role as director of systems innovation and policy at the Rural Opportunity Institute in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The alumnus will serve rural Eastern North Carolina communities to improve local and state policies and systems.
- Sagar Shukla ’15, CEO of Foresight, raised $1.2 million for the company’s seed round of funding. The alumnus also moved to Charlotte from Nashville this summer to open a second office. Foresight is a software startup in enterprise sales. Sagar launched the company to solve problems he experienced over five years leading sales and go-to-market teams at SaaS companies.
- Anamay Viswanathan ’19 will join Cornell’s master’s program in applied economics this fall with a concentration in agricultural economics. The alumnus plans to research transition financing for regenerative agriculture.
- Nikhil Arora ’20 joined Relay, a cloud platform for frontline teams, as a field solutions engineer in Raleigh.
- Sean Nguyen ’21 joined Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA) as the operations lead in August. Sean is the first full-time hire for the organization and is responsible for scaling national efforts and building out a political advocacy arm. SwAA is a coalition of Asian American business leaders and activists formed after the 2021 Atlanta Spa Shootings. As a scholar, Sean co-founded the UNC Asian American Center and served on the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Fund Board.
- Shivam Bhargava ’22 was selected for the Global Health Corps U.S. Fellowship for his leadership potential and commitment to advancing health equity in the United States. The thirty-member cohort will have access to executive coaching and resources, participate in workshops and other networking opportunities, and receive funding for learning and development. Shivam is a program manager for the Center for Asian Health Equity in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s in neuroscience with minors in social and economic justice and education. As a Morehead-Cain Scholar, Shivam was director of UNC Holi Moli and director of campus engagement for the UNC Asian American Center.
- Bailey Benson ’23 was accepted into the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications to pursue a master of science and journalism (MSJ), a STEM-designated program. Bailey plans to publish an Afrofuturism cookbook that began as a senior honors thesis at Carolina.
- Kartik Tyagi ’23 joined the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a senior strategist for policy and communications.
- Greear Webb ’23 was accepted into the Emory University School of Law as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. The alumnus will begin studies this fall. Greear also joined ForbesBLK, a global community for Black professionals, leaders, and creators. This past summer, he was a legal intern at the law firm Bayuk Pratt LLC in Atlanta.
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