Principal practice: Joelle Formato, EdM ’15, greets students each morning as they arrive at Buffalo’s Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School, which she founded in 2018. Formato believes a personal welcome helps young scholars know they are cared for and respected.
When I was 24 years old, I quit my job as a TV news producer to be a freelance reporter in Lebanon. I was confident I could succeed as an overseas reporter—largely because of my experience at the University at Buffalo.
Aman Singh (BS ‘12) and his brother Ajay Singh are bringing the spices and flavors of the streets of India to Buffalo in their new restaurant, Naan-Tastic. The brothers’ second venture opened on Niagara Falls Boulevard in early 2019.
John Koltai (BA '04) was a shy kid from Amherst when he started at UB. Now, he's a full-time freelance designer, animator and director who has worked on films such as Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and Thor: Ragnarok.
A UB epidemiologist and two graduates of UB’s epidemiology PhD program contributed to a significant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published in the New England Journal of Medicine that links vitamin E acetate as an e-cigarette additive to the outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product-use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases.
Senior engineering student Jonathan Bessette, who has learned how things work, and processes to scientifically design and improve, also pursues art to enhance his ability in creative design, problem solving, and human factors.