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Fall 2022 Alumni News

Alumni Kudos

Gina Apostol ’88 MA was awarded the Rome Prize in literature by the American Academy in Rome.

Daniel Dobrygowski ’02, head of governance and trust at the World Economic Forum, received the National Association of Cor– porate Directors’ Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions award for his work on the governance of technology.

Sabra L. Klein ’98 PhD, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2021 class of fellows for distinguished contributions to the field of sex differences in immune function, virology, and vaccine efficacy, and for her service to related professional societies.

Altoria Bell Ross ’97 received the National Association of Housing Cooperatives’ (NAHC) Author of the Year Award for her contribu­tions to NAHC publications through writing, reviewing, and editing. She is a technical writer for Sparksoft Corporation in Columbia, Maryland, and an adjunct professor of comm– unications at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Alumni to Watch

Elizabeth Bernick ’21 PhD was named a 2022 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow.

Allison Caplan, Austen-Stokes Postdoctoral Fellow 2019–20, was named the 2022 American Council of Learned Societies H. and T. King Fellow in Ancient American Art and Culture.

Sumit Dahal ’20 PhD was selected by Forbes as a “30 Under 30” honoree for his work developing highly sensitive sensors for telescopes.

Jieun Park ’13 BA/MA won the Global Development Venture Award at the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s 2021 Social Venture Competition for her idea, OceanGo: an AI-driven, global ocean platform aimed at enabling developing countries vulnerable to impacts of climate change to better prepare and protect themselves.

Aleyna Rentz ’19 MFA won a Pushcart Prize for a story she worked on while at Johns Hopkins, “The Land of Uz,” which was published by The Cincinnati Review.

Emma Shannon ’20 was a recipient of the PEN/Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.

Karen Sun ’20 received the Anne Lindsey Otenasek Youth Service Award from Catholic Charities of Baltimore for her commitment to women and chil­dren experiencing homelessness and poverty in the city.