Changing Lives, Changing the World Symposium
Lynne Steuerle Schofield '99 is an associate professor of statistics at Swarthmore College. Her general area of research is psychometrics and latent variable analysis. Her courses include statistical methods, data analysis and visualization, and Bayesian statistical computing. She holds a Ph.D. in statistics and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
Christina Paxson '82 is the 19th president of Brown University, where she is also a professor of economics and public policy. Prior to coming to Brown, she served as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs and the Hughes Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. In 2000, she founded the Center for Health and Wellbeing, an interdisciplinary research center in the Woodrow Wilson School. Paxson holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
Eric Adler '86 is co-founder and managing director of the SEED Foundation and the SEED School in Washington, D.C., the city where he grew up. The SEED School is an urban public boarding school for at-risk children. Adler holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has worked as a management consultant to Fortune 500 clients, and serves on the boards of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
Donna Llewellyn '80 is executive director of the new Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives at Boise State University. Prior to this role, she served as the director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Tech, where she was also associate vice provost for learning excellence. She holds an M.S. in operations research from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University.
Danielle Moss ’90 is chief executive officer for the YWCA of the City of New York. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, which became a leading youth leadership organization during her 10-year tenure. Moss, currently president of Black Agency Executives' Board of Directors, holds an M.Ed. in education administration and an Ed.D. in organization and leadership from Columbia University.
Keith Reeves ’88 is an associate professor and chair of political science at Swarthmore College. Prior to joining the faculty in 1999, he was an associate professor of public policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Reeves teaches courses across the arenas of American government, electoral politics, and public opinion; racial politics and voting rights policy; and the urban underclass, poverty, and public policy.
Jenny Hourihan '80 was President and CEO of ORBIS International from 2012 to 2015. ORBIS International is a nonprofit organization that works in 11 developing countries to build capacity to prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, advocacy and partnerships with international and local health care organizations, corporations and governments. Prior to joining ORBIS International, Ms. Hourihan served from 2009 to 2012 as Chief Financial Officer of Pro Mujer International, an international development organization dedicated to improving women's lives through offering microfinance, health services and training to over 300,000 clients in Latin America.
Vincent Jones ’98 is CEO and chief strategist of Reinvent Communications in Los Angeles. Working with The California Endowment, he co-created and led a groundbreaking campaign to improve outcomes for boys and men of color in California. He was executive director of the Center for Health Justice and led a youth civic engagement project for California Common Cause. He also served in senior positions for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s 2004 and 2010 campaigns.
Mark Hanis ’05 most recently helped found the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University. Previously, he co-founded the Organ Alliance (now Organize) and is the co-founder and former president of United to End Genocide. Hanis has also served as a White House Fellow, working in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden as the national security affairs special advisor for South America, Africa, and human rights.
David Kaufman '94 is executive director of clinical oncology at Merck Research Laboratories, where he serves as the transnational research lead for Merck's immuno-oncology programs. Kaufman, who received his M.D. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in immunology/molecular virology from The Rockefeller University, trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.