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  • Rising in Style
    Ever dream of quitting your job and traveling the world? For Leo Chan, BS ’11, that fantasy became reality—and helped turn his side hustle into a thriving business.
  • Saving kids, in a heartbeat
    What goes around has come around for pediatric cardiologist Thomas DiSessa (MD ’71), who has gone from a once-struggling student to a world traveler with a cause.
  • Seeing the Potential
    Some see the need; some see the possibility. When Talia Rodriguez ’15 looks at Buffalo’s resilient West Side, she sees amazing potential in people who could be community leaders.
  • Seizing the Moment
    From Malaysia to Afghanistan to Ukraine and beyond, Marcus Yam burrows into stories as a roving foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Serving the Front Lines
    Hired as Catholic Health’s chief integration officer, Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, BS ’81, found herself with a new role amid the uncharted chaos of a global health crisis.