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Alex Willis used his lifelong hobby of baking to keep him busy during quarantine last spring. Willis rekindled his passion for food creation after graduation, which led to an appearance on the fifth season of The Great American Baking Show.

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At its heart, an alumni magazine should continue your relationship with the university, while also educating, entertaining and building community. Our team strives to bring you outstanding content in a sophisticated design, addressing key national and global topics across all disciplines. Our goal is to create a magazine anyone would enjoy reading.

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Podcast Pioneer

Winter 2021
Misha Euceph, a podcast host, writer and producer, created Dustlight Productions, a mission-driven podcast studio with diversity at its core. Dustlight will release its first original podcasts in 2021, and Euceph is an executive producer on The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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In his more than 20 years as president of the Chicago Community Loan Fund, Calvin Holmes has guided the nonprofit to lend more than $1 billion, reaching more than 70 low-wealth Chicago-area communities and providing funding for affordable housing, commercial real estate, community spaces and social enterprise.

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Stephen Peck, who served with the Marines in Vietnam, is president and CEO of the Los Angeles–based United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS). The nation’s largest veteran services nonprofit, U.S.VETS runs 20 residential sites and nine service centers across the country, offering counseling, job placement, case management, employment assistance, and drug- and alcohol-free housing.

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MaryAnn Ihejirika Marsh grew up hearing about Northwestern, where her father met the people who helped his wife and children escape war-torn Nigeria and find refuge in America. If it hadn’t been for her father’s experience at Northwestern, she might not be here today.

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Michael Moreci has written two novels, Black Star Renegades and its sequel, We Are Mayhem. He’s also written for Lucasfilm and recently finished work on The Clone Wars: Battle Tales, a five-issue miniseries that ties into The Clone Wars TV show.

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Acclaimed poet and Northwestern alumna Angela Jackson is Illinois' fifth poet laureate. Previous poet laureates include Carl Sandburg and Jackson's idol, Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Igor Karlicic ’12 and Bhargav Maganti ’12 founded the Dallas-based sports tech company from Monarc. Their first creation is the Seeker, a smart quarterback that uses positional tracking technology.

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Conductor, composer and arranger Kevin Vondrak talks about his new arrangement of Northwestern's “Alma Mater,” his love of a cappella, and how his job as a conductor and artistic associate with The Crossing, a grammy winning choir based in Philadelphia, has changed during COVID-19.

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