Alumni

Kyle Rinaudo (SFS ’17) Runs for the Georgia House of Representatives

When Kyle Rinaudo (SFS ’17) threw his cap in the air last May to signify the end of his undergraduate education, he had no idea he would soon be running to represent Georgia’s 35th District in the state House of Representatives. If elected, the 21-year-old Acworth, GA native would become the state’s youngest representative and first Democrat in nearly two decades to represent his community.

Samantha Vinograd (SSP’07) a Newsweek “Woman of the Future” Nominee

Samantha Vinograd (SSP’07) was named a Newsweek “Woman of the Future” for her skilled handling of some of the most complex challenges in national security and diplomacy and her illustrious resume that “reads like it belongs to someone with a lifelong career in foreign and domestic policy.”

Haroon Yasin

Haroon Yasin (SFS-Q’15) Wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Haroon Yasin (SFS-Q’15) is a recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders Award for his work in Pakistan educating underprivileged children. Yasin is co-founder of Orenda, an educational organization with digital platforms that stream educational cartoons and provide digital workbooks for children who are at risk of dropping out of school.

Doug Heifetz (SFS ’96) smiths silver crafts in Silver Spring

Heifetz founded Lost & Forged, which offers lustrous metal creations, handmade from reclaimed vintage materials. “I’ve always loved rescuing old things—old materials, old ideas,” Heifetz says. “I love finding things that could be of value that are undervalued or forgotten.”

John Desrocher (SFS ’86) Named Top Diplomat in Algeria

John Desrocher (SFS ’86), career member of the Senior Foreign Service and American diplomat since 1988, was named U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in September. He is featured in an in-depth Lake Placid News profile.

Mick Mulvaney (SFS’89) Featured In Annual POLITICO 50 List

SFS alum Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, was featured as number six in POLITICO Magazine’s annual POLITICO 50 List. He discusses the best book he read this year, his feelings about Twitter, and a few policy goals.