Georgia Dunn

Georgia Dunn ’04

Georgia Dunn ’04 is hanging with the big cats now — online and in print. The author of the comic strip Breaking Cat News has signed a syndication deal that has her intrepid feline correspondents, Elvis, Puck and Lupin, bringing the news of their day to 150 newspapers nationally.

Brittany Diamond

Brittany Diamond ’14

Things Brittany Diamond ’14 could, theoretically, lift: one full oil drum, one empty dumpster, a piano, a motorcycle.

Hannah Woodhouse '17, assistant coordinator of violence prevention and advocacy services at the URI Women's Center

Hannah Woodhouse ’17

Hannah Woodhouse embarked on her violence prevention crusade while still in high school — when working with inner city and underprivileged students.

Beth St. Pierre '85, manager of Fisher House Boston

Elizabeth St. Pierre ’85

Elizabeth St. Pierre ’85 grew up knowing that her grandfather had come back from World War II a changed man. He’d been shot twice and seen things in the field that returned to him, years later, in nightmares and flashbacks.

Hillary Brady

Hillary Brady ’12

To call Camp Runamuck — the homeless community that sprang up under Providence’s Crawford Street Bridge in 2009 — a tent city? That was to give it airs.

Andrew Donkin

Andrew Donkin ’84

Under Armour’s Chief Marketing Officer Andrew “Andy” Donkin ’84 has been called one of the 50 most innovative CMOs in the world.

Kalvin Cho

Kalvin Cho ’19

Growing up in a Taiwanese family, Kalvin Cho ’19 spoke Mandarin Chinese. He watched Chinese cartoons. He grew to have an appreciation for the complexity of the language but never learned how to read or write in Chinese.

Matthew Brum ’10 at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Matthew Brum ’10

A young accountant sits in a bar, nursing a beer, brooding about crunching numbers for the next 50 years. He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, a woman, over their mutual love of country music and she invites him to follow her on Twitter.

Amma Marfo ‘07

Amma Marfo ’07

Comic greats like Steve Martin, Garry Shandling and Nora Ephron will tell you all of life is material. Even the bits that seem anything but. Amma Marfo ’07 understands this.

Isaac Ginis

Isaac Ginis

Knowing if a hurricane is a doozy or a dud can mean the difference between life and death. URI oceanographer Isaac Ginis makes it his business to predict the power of these ferocious storms.

Aria Mia Loberti, Class of 2020

Aria Mia Loberti ’20

Things denied or delayed: They’re fuel for Aria Mia Loberti.

The first legally blind United Nations Youth Delegate, Loberti has been a delegate at the U.N. International Human Rights Summit, representing the U.S. and women with disabilities.

Holly Dunsworth, URI associate professor of anthropology

Holly Dunsworth

Do animals know that sex makes babies?

Think about it.

Nature Channel fans might be inclined to say yes. Who hasn’t seen those shows where young lions or male silverback gorillas enter a group, drive off or kill the leader, and then kill their young?