Carnegie Mellon is well known for a lot of things, especially the passion of its community. Anita Lang (TPR ’89) is a perfect example of that passion, and the former swimmer is using that energy to make positive change in the United States’ ongoing battle with nutrition.
Paul Hamerly always knew that he was meant to be an entrepreneur. Having grown up in a house that fully embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, Hamerly longed for the opportunity to start a business of his own. After nearly two decades of a successful management career in the corporate world, Hamerly took his shot in 1996 when he developed Kitchen Basics.
Jennifer King believes that robots will play a major role in the 21st century, but she doesn’t see them competing on the volleyball court anytime soon. A four-year member of the Carnegie Mellon University women’s volleyball program, King recently returned to the university to pursue her PhD in robotics.
One of the greatest players to ever put on a Carnegie Mellon basketball uniform, Ryan Einwag is still lacing up his sneakers and hitting the hardwood. Einwag and four other former Tartans have joined an adult basketball league in Chicago – and they are tearing up the courts of the Windy City.
Following a standout four-year football career at Carnegie Mellon, Brian Freeman knew he wanted to remain involved in organized athletics for as long as possible. When he was accepted to a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, he never imagined it could help him get to the Rose Bowl – twice.
While millions of hockey fans wait on the sidelines for their favorite sport to return, Mary Wall (CIT ’98, DC ’99) is skating around Buffalo with a camera in her hand. The former women’s soccer captain has been spending her days and nights directing, producing and writing a documentary about something near and dear to her heart – Buffalo Sabres fans.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Jason Lawrence (CIT ’01) decided that he never wanted to leave the confines of a college campus. Following his time in Pittsburgh, the former golf standout headed to Princeton University, where he received his PhD in computer science in 2006. That same year, he accepted a position on the faculty at the University of Virginia and has remained in Charlottesville since then as an associate professor in the department of computer science.
When Sarah Lam arrived at Carnegie Mellon as a first-year student, she was apprehensive about leaving home and beginning a new adventure in Pittsburgh. Those fears quickly flew by the wayside, as Lam was greeted at Donner House by members of the swimming and diving program. Her new teammates were there to help get her acclimated to college life.
Maks Khurgin wants to defend the United States. It is part of his essence, his fiber, his being. There are a number of citizens who devote themselves to protecting what America stands for, but not too many of them were born in the Soviet Union and went on to become standout soccer players for Carnegie Mellon University.
Amy Buxbaum (H&SS ’92) has returned home. One of the most decorated women’s basketball players in Carnegie Mellon University history, Buxbaum was recently selected as the Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. Buxbaum grew up in Johnstown and her family still lives in the area.