Our Stories

Read about just a few of our many alumni and friends who accomplish amazing things around the world.  

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.
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.
When Jackie Andula (BS '90, MPH '03) first graduated with her nursing degree from UB, she had no idea she’d accidentally stumble upon a passion for public health that would span over three decades.
Joel Lunenfeld, BA ’99, was the vice president of global brand strategy at Twitter. Then, at the age of 40, he left it all to operate a gym for underserved kids in his community. Here’s why.
We sat down with Vinu Krishnaswamy (MS '07), director of solutions architecture at One North, a digital agency in Chicago, to hear about his experience at UB impacted his life and his career.
Greer Hamilton and Danise Wilson believe in strengthening minority representation in human services and public health professions.

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