2022-2023 Young Alumni Rising Stars

2023 Young Alumni Rising Stars

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Ali Ijaz ('12, '14)

Stationed at Microsoft’s headquarters near Seattle, Ijaz leads a technical product management team in the United States and India charged with driving business results and launching industry-leading products and offers that improve the cloud experience of Microsoft’s largest customers and brand-impacting global events, including last year’s FIFA World Cup.

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Anna Leah Uzele ('18)

The multi-talented Bobcat currently stars on Broadway in New York, New York. She plays the lead female Francine Evans in the show, which in May was nominated for nine Tony awards, including best new musical. You can also see Uzele in Apple TV Plus’s “Dear Edward” starring Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling and in her recurring role in Showtime’s “City on a Hill” starring Kevin Bacon.

2022 Young Alumni Rising Stars

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Lindsey Coulter Estetter ('10, '12, & '14)

Microbiologist in the molecular pathology team in the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Expertise in nucleic acid extraction, molecular testing, and assay development for formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues obtained from autopsy and biopsy specimens. 

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Dr. Joslyn Johnson ('17)

Over ten years of student and academic affairs experience. Trailblazing leader in higher education. Supported residence life, career education, student success and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.