Alumni in Action

UHS Mock Trial to Harvard Law School: Heather and Kevin Share Their Experiences

UHS Mock Trial to Harvard Law School: Heather and Kevin Share Their Experiences

July 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

How does one get into Harvard Law School? Well, if you are or were in Mock Trial at UHS, you are probably on the right track. Both Heather Romero and Kevin Keller graduated from UHS in 2008 and participated in Mock Trial all four years of high school. Heather attendedRead More

Alumni in Action: Sierra Yamanaka at the Heart of a Congressional Campaign

Alumni in Action: Sierra Yamanaka at the Heart of a Congressional Campaign

November 3, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Sierra Yamanaka graduated from UHS in 2012. A political science major at the University of Arizona, Sierra is currently working as a field organizer for the Democratic campaign in Arizona’s Congressional District 1. Elections, elections, elections. Anticipation builds as November 4th approaches, bringing with it a final verdict on hundredsRead More

Alumni In Action: Jennifer Bao

Alumni In Action: Jennifer Bao

October 28, 2014 at 8:19 am 0 comments

After graduating from UHS in 2009, Jennifer Bao went on to major in biochemistry at the University of Arizona. Finishing her undergrad in 2013, Jennifer spent a year working as an ER scribe at Northwest Medical Center. She is now a first-year medical student at the U of A, andRead More

Alumni In Action: Michael Compitello Wins Composition Grant

Alumni In Action: Michael Compitello Wins Composition Grant

October 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

Cello/percussion duo New Morse Code (percussionist Michael Compitello, UHS class of 2002, and cellist Hannah Collins) and composer Christopher Stark have been awarded a 2014 Classical Commissioning Grant from Chamber Music America, to support the creation of a new piece for cello, percussion, and electronics to be premiered in theRead More

Stop the Spots

Stop the Spots

May 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

  More than 450 people die each year due to infections from Measles and Rubella. These diseases have been mostly eradicated in the U.S., but there are some countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East that still have not introduced the vaccines for these diseases. What is the reason?Read More

Alumni in Action: Sabine Harrington’s Plant-based Power

Alumni in Action: Sabine Harrington’s Plant-based Power

April 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

A University High School alumna, Sabine Harrington graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a major in Paleobiology and a minor in Anthropology. Her fascination with the human body and passion for nutrition and a healthy lifestyle led her to write and self-publish a cookbook entitled:“Plant-based and Powerful:Read More

Alumni in Action: Karina Lopez and TempSnap

Alumni in Action: Karina Lopez and TempSnap

December 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

This issue highlights Karina Lopez, who graduated UHS in 2008, and then went on to the University of Arizona to pursue engineering. One of her most recent projects, designed with a team including Joshua K. and Chris D., is an app called TempSnap. I had a chance to interview KarinaRead More

Alumni in Action: Bryan Tom’s Campus Kiva

Alumni in Action: Bryan Tom’s Campus Kiva

April 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

This issue’s Alumni-in-Action story is about 2008 graduate Bryan Tom, the founder and president of Campus Kiva at ASU. Campus Kiva is a program that seeks to alleviate global poverty by sending micro-loans to individuals in developing countries. With a plethora of experiences around the world and a great education,Read More

Alumni in Action: Kevin Keller’s Science Detectives

Alumni in Action: Kevin Keller’s Science Detectives

March 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

This issue’s story is about Kevin Keller, a 2008 UHS graduate and the founder of Science Detectives. Science Detectives seeks to address struggling education programs in Arizona, particularly in the sciences. With a team of ASU students, including UHS graduates Eric Lehnhardt, Eric Van Buren, Scott Van Buren, Addie Hill,Read More

Alumni in Action: Natalia Hoyos’ Non-Profit Work in Ghana

Alumni in Action: Natalia Hoyos’ Non-Profit Work in Ghana

March 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

This issue’s story is the third in a series of incredible pursuits of UHS alumni who are making a difference in the world and putting their dreams into action. Natalia Hoyos is a 2009 graduate working with Bright Futures, an orphanage in Ghana. She has founded Building Bright Future (BBF),Read More