received her master in nonprofit management from Hamline in December 2012. For her final capstone project, Leah researched urban “food deserts” and explored solutions for increasing access to healthy foods in low-income, urban neighborhoods. This work led her, with her husband, Mike, to develop the Twin Cities Mobile Market
, a former Metro Transit bus converted into a grocery store-on-wheels that sells fresh produce and healthy foods at below-market prices. Now a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, the Mobile Market launched in December 2014 and serves 18 locations on a weekly basis. Leah now serves as the program’s manager at the Wilder Foundation. Read more.
graduated from Hamline with a degree in biology in 2010. He is currently wrapping up his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Center for Limnology (CFL). His research has focused on the spiny water flea, an economically and ecologically invasive species that has plagued Madison’s chain of lakes since 2009. His research has allowed him to dig deeper into the applied questions regarding invasive species, like “modeling the lakes’ vulnerability to invasions; quantifying invasive species’ ecological and economic impacts; and structuring how we think about and manage invasions, particularly here in the Midwest.” Read more.
, a 2003 theatre arts major, is an award-winning commercial and music video producer with Mirada Studios in Los Angeles. In his role as a post and visual effects producer, he’s produced numerous national and international projects for clients including Team Detroit, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, Ogilvy, Publicis, Target, inHouse, and more. Working with Capital Records, he produced the Grammy nominated video “Safe and Sound” for Capitol Cities, which also garnered him an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) win. He also produced the videos for Katy Perry’s “Roar” and “Dark Horse,” the latter being his second consecutive VMA win, when it took home Best Female Video. “Dark Horse” has since gone on to win Best Video at the European Music Awards and has become the most-watched on-line video, world-wide, in 2014. Most recently, he was one of several producers on U2’s video “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” off of their latest album. Read more.