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Topic: alumni profile

Both Johnson’s classes and her activism at Brown, urging the University to divest their money from South Africa due to apartheid, informed her documentary filmmaking career by opening her eyes to the larger world.

Arts & Culture

Documentarian Kirsten Johnson ’87 reflects on Brown’s influence on her career

November 18, 2020 0 comments

When an 18-year-old Kirsten Johnson ’87 arrived at Brown in the fall of 1983, she had never even picked up a film camera, let alone imagined a future where she would travel the world for her career as a filmmaker.

Ainissa Ramirez ’90 pens ‘The Alchemy of Us’

News, Science & Research

Ainissa Ramirez ’90 pens ‘The Alchemy of Us’

October 27, 2020 0 comments

As a student at Brown, Ainissa Ramirez ’90 would spend countless hours studying at her usual spot on the fifth floor of the Sciences Library. Perched five stories above Thayer Street, she would review her engineering or chemistry material until her friends reliably found her and walked her to the Sharpe Refectory. 

Designer Jonathan Adler '88 opened his first store in 1998, ten years after graduating from Brown.

Arts & Culture

Jonathan Adler ’88 finds success in impracticality

March 31, 2020 0 comments

Designer and author Jonathan Adler ’88 — founder of the namesake furniture design company with retail locations worldwide — was once a young, soon-to-be Brown graduate “intimidated by the whole prospect of leaving studentia.”