GW Alumni Blog Stories from Our Community GW alumni are change makers, creators, and leaders in virtually every industry. Through their stories, we see the transformative impact of a GW education. Carbonell Family Foundation Funds Global Food Institute Executive Directorship June 2, 2023 Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Nelson Carbonell Jr. and wife, Michele, have provided endowed funding for the new partnership’s leader. GW Swimmer Featured on ABC News May 24, 2023 Ryan Patterson, B.A. ’22, a graduate student-athlete, was featured for his work as one of the aviation industry's most sought-after photographers. GW Recognized as a Historically Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers May 23, 2023 The university achieved the ranking among colleges and universities of all sizes for the number of Peace Corps volunteers for the past 20 years. Alumni in Focus: John-Carlos Estrada, BA ‘09 May 23, 2023 A first-gen college student and scholarship recipient, John-Carlos Estrada, BA ‘09, credits GW with finding his passion for broadcast journalism. Alumna Signs Deal with Sony Pictures Television May 20, 2023 Yvonne Orji, B.A. ’05, M.P.H ’08, has signed a two-year, first-look deal with the entertainment company. READ MORE >> GW Alumni in Focus Whether it’s volunteering in their communities, running for office, or excelling at professional endeavors, GW alumni are carving their own paths and building a greater world. Alumni in Focus: John-Carlos Estrada, BA ‘09 May 23, 2023 A first-gen college student and scholarship recipient, John-Carlos Estrada, BA ‘09, credits GW with finding his passion for broadcast journalism. Alumni in Focus: Andrew Desiderio, BA ‘17 April 27, 2023 Capitol Hill reporter Andrew Desiderio, BA ‘17, shares how GW played an important role in his career and gives advice for aspiring journalists. Alumni in Focus: Max Hirshfeld, BA ‘73 April 17, 2023 Max Hirshfeld, BA ‘73, recently channeled his artistic vision into telling his parents’ love story before, during, and after the Holocaust.