Hawks to Watch: Stephanie Downes

Why Stephanie’s a Hawk to Watch: When you think biology degree, you may picture someone sitting in a lab or collecting specimens outside. For Stephanie, a biology degree led to a different path, where skills in analyzing and experimenting help her engage audiences with digital media. Following graduation from the College of Liberal Arts & […]

Hawks to Watch: Caitlin Hotzel

Why Caitlin’s a Hawk to Watch: Caitlin has never been afraid to take a risk to pursue passions and achieve her dreams. The books Caitlin read during her English degree at KU inspired her to run with bulls in Spain and then move her life to London to start her culinary education at Le Cordon […]

Hawks to Watch: Young alumni making their mark

Hawks to Watch are disrupters. They’re poised for greatness, inspiring their colleagues and excelling in their professions. Basically, they’re killing it. Having recently graduated, they are just starting to leave their mark and we can’t wait to see how their story unfolds. These Jayhawks span all industries including business, non-profits, tech, healthcare, media, law and […]

Hawks to Watch: Rachel Myslivy, Director of Statewide Programs

Rachel Myslivy, Statewide Coordinator, Double Up Food Bucks; Board Member, Climate + Energy Project Age: 38 KU Degree: MA – Religious Studies; Graduate Certificate – Environmental Studies (2013) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Rachel’s experience shows that hard work, education, and collaboration can really change the course of one’s life while benefiting the larger […]

Hawks to Watch: Natalie Pak, Speech-Language Pathologist

Natalie Pak, Speech-Language Pathologist at Widefield School District #3, Colorado Springs, CO Age: 24 KU Degree: BA Spanish, BA Speech-Language-Hearing (2013), MA Speech-Language Pathology (2015) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Natalie works with students district-wide to evaluate and provide tools for speech-language disorders. Starting a new job in a new state was overwhelming at first, […]

Hawks to Watch: Michael Barnicle, Trial Attorney

Michael Barnicle, Trial Attorney, Duane Morris LLP Age: 34 KU Degree: BA, Political Science (2004) Why he’s a Hawk to Watch: Michael tested his limits and accumulated life-changing experiences as a lawyer in the U.S. Army. Now he works for an international law firm, dealing with government contracts. He’s also committed to community service, offering […]

Hawks to Watch: Lauren Henion, Speech-Language Pathologist

Lauren Henion, Speech-Language Pathologist II at TIRR Memorial Hermann Age: 27 KU Degree: B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders (2011); M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (2013) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Lauren is in her dream career, working with patients to teach them skills to navigate speech and language disorders. She gets her greatest reward […]