Read about Alumni Trailblazers who have been featured in the Alumni Display Case in the south hall at 86 4th Avenue. You can also read the in-depth profiles of alums featured in the Grace magazine here.
A writer, editor, teacher, performer, scholar, and activist who has lectured, read and performed her own work all over the world, and has collaborated with musicians, composers, visual artists, filmmakers and dancers.
At a GCS assembly Maggie said, "I feel like I am giving back to the animals." This idea is one she stresses in much of her work. If you walk into GCS accompanied by a real live wolf on a leash, you are a trailblazer. Period.
Tyler Maroney’s path from journalist to private investigator was unexpected. And as the story of that journey unfolds, you begin to see that through twists and turns, a series of contrarians quietly led him through it, shedding light and nudging his direction along the way.
The Chaloner family has long ties to GCS. Gillian’s mother, Gwen Chaloner, was a beloved fourth grade teacher and eventually head of the Lower School at GCS from 1950-1968. Her niece, Kim, has taught here since 2000, and now two great-nieces are students.
Max Kenneris the founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative, which provides the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences.
Liz Walker balanced her dual interests: a life in the arts and serious academic pursuits. Landing a job with the newly forming Los Angeles Ballet, she deferred her acceptance to Harvard to dance in the company’s inaugural season.
Trained as a chemist, Paul Yager has been a professor for nearly 30 years at the University of Washington, Seattle, teaching chemistry, chemical engineering and bioengineering—a department he chaired from 2008-2013.
"We are all explorers. We explore our lives and the universe in which we live."Ian Mangiardi’s resume is not that of a typical New York City native. He has made a career balancing Urban Excursions and Outdoor Adventures.