Alumni

Koffi Kengbo in a black suit with trees in the background
Koffi Kengbo (GSPIA ’21) wants to return to Togo to help give people the freedom to speak up.
Eve Bowers in a black shirt
Today, Eve Bowers graduates from the School of Medicine 70 years after her grandfather, LeRoy Bowers, did. Pitt Med covered the family when Eve’s brother, Levi Bowers, enrolled at the med school in 2018.
Jess Boddy, in a Pitt t-shirt, holds two turtles. A pond is in the background.
Wombat poop is cube shaped. An octopus has nine brains. Weird but true facts like these are all in a day’s work for Jess Boddy (A&S ’16), an editor and podcast producer at Popular Science who got her start at Pitt.
Alissa Carpenter in a red shirt on a white background
Alissa Carpenter (EDUC ’06G) helps people to cope with life’s ups and downs in her business. Her mantra: “Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK.”
two people i masks carrying supplies standing under a graffitied area
Pitt alumni and students are doing their part on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad. Hear their stories.
Justin Carter in a black suit and blue tie with blurred photos in the background
When Justin Carter (A&S ’12) started his journey to become a TV journalist, he promised his parents his first Emmy. It now sits on their mantle.
A person in full medical gear looking at a test-tube behind a clear screen.
Underneath Meghan Hodgson’s multiple face masks and face shield, tears threatened to overtake her. It was March 2020, and the registered nurse was working a regular night shift in the emergency room at her suburban New Jersey community hospital. But for Hodgson (NURS ’03), nothing about this night was normal.
Ryan Rydzewski in a purple shirt with Pittsburgh in the background
A new book co-authored by Ryan Rydzewski (A&S ’09) captures the lingering lessons from Pittsburgh’s favorite teacher and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
A compilation of the headshots of Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai from left to right
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai (ENGR ’13G) are working toward equality in health care and STEM fields.
Vjosa Osmani speaking at a podium in a dark top
Vjosa Osmani (LAW ’05, ’15), a respected voice in Kosovo’s political circles and around the globe, is the new president of her native land. She’s the second woman to hold the position.