Seen & Heard

A selection of must reads about Dartmouth alumni making news around the world.
Nigel Jaquiss ’84

Spotlight

Jaquiss, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for reporting on sexual abuse by former Oregon governor Neil Goldschmidt, is the narrator and producer of a new documentary about the Boy Scouts of America—and how victims of sexual abuse in the organization are trying to get justice. Leave No Trace debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now streaming on Hulu. Jaquiss conducted months of research and interviews for the film alongside executive producer Irene Taylor. 

Garrett Waggoner ’12

The Flavor of Money

Waggoner is the CEO and founder of a company called Cirkul, which makes a water bottle with customizable flavor cartridges. The product went viral on Tiktok last year and is reportedly a top seller at Walmart. This June, Cirkul announced a $70 million Series-C round of funding from investors—putting its new valuation at $1 billion. 

Angela McConney Scheepers '90

Legal Leader

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is set to elect McConney Scheepers as its president at its annual meeting on June 7. The 58-year-old nonprofit organization brings lawyers and judges together to make legal services more widely available in Massachusetts, through grants and other charitable activities. 

Sarah Merrill ’02

Never Too Late

Merrill, who got married and gave birth to a daughter during her undergrad years at Dartmouth, always wanted to go to medical school. Having a total of nine kids in 12 years delayed her plans, but this spring she graduated from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. "Waiting so long to do this, I think, made me appreciate it more and made me enjoy it more," Merrill told Good Morning America. "And once I got into my clinical rotations, I noticed that I had a lot of life experience that helped me connect with a lot of patients, especially on my pediatrics and OBGYN rotations."

Darby Raymond-Overstreet ’16

Outside In

Albuquerque’s Gallery Hózhó is running an exhibit dedicated to three young Native American artists, including Raymond-Overstreet, who says she intended to study medicine at Dartmouth but turned to art at the encouragement of her academic advisors.

“With the onset of the pandemic, I was able to spend more time in the outdoors,” she told the Albuquerque Journal.  “These pieces are representative of the beautiful moments I’ve seen in nature.”

Angela Zhang ’12

Community Connector

The New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NH) has selected Zhang as its social worker of the year, reports the Valley News. Zhang works for LISTEN Community Services, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, but is lauded for productively networking with other social workers across the state. “She embodies what we think of as social work. She’s on the frontlines advocating for some of our most underserved populations. She is so passionate and confident in what she does, it is contagious,” said one of the NASW-NH board members.

James Nachtwey ’70

Antiwar Photography

The New Yorker has published a slew of Nachtwey’s photos showing recent scenes of despair and destruction in Ukraine. “Nachtwey calls himself an ‘antiwar photographer’,” notes New Yorker editor David Remnick, who also writes:

Grace Chionuma ’96

Banking While Black

Chionuma, a managing director in Morgan Stanley’s public-finance banking group, leads the bank’s deals for affordable housing and community development. She is one of seven black bankers identified by Bloomberg as “leaders who stand out in an industry that’s working on—and often struggling with—making itself more diverse.”

“In order to be competitive, in order to have the best ideas and teams that win, diversity is essential,” Chionuma said.

Wade Herring ’80

The Challenger

In an interview with The Current, Herring, a lawyer in Savannah (and secretary for the Dartmouth Class of 1980), explains why he is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Buddy Carter in the November election for Georgia's first congressional district. 

“Mr. Carter is a career politician who has used his time in elected office to enrich himself... Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a Democrat running against him in the First District that has held him accountable. I will.”  

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