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"Honoring Our Changing Stories" In her address at Alumni Weekend, environmental lawyer and award-winning author Rishi Reddi '88 spoke about "honoring change in our lives," including examples from the College's history in which students "challenged this school to live up to the ideals of its Quaker founders." Rishi Reddi was born in Hyderabad, India, and grew up in England and the United States. Her book Karma and Other Stories, published by ecco/ HarperCollins in April 2007, received the 2008 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Awar and one of those stories, "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy," appeared in Best American Short Stories 2005. Writing is only one of Rishi's professional paths. She earned her law degree from Northeastern University in 1992 and, having been interested in nature and the environment for years, became an environmental attorney for Massachusetts. Rishi continues her dual pursuit of law and literature, working part-time for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and writing a historical novel based on the first South Asians who moved to Southern California in the 1910s. Rishi also serves on the board of South Asian Americans Leading Together, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an environment in which all South Asians in America can participate fully in civic and political life, and have influence over policies that affect them.