Exeter is a place where opportunity and interest intersect, in seemingly endless ways. Meet Exonians whose unique life experiences share a common thread: the ability to ask, “What if?” while they are at Exeter, and the resources and support to explore the answers.
Sarah watched the sky avidly from her home in Ithaca, NY, and on vacations.
Family car trips included frequent stops to study natural formations, using the Roadside Guide to Geology.
Internships with the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission at Cornell provided hands-on experience and a front-row seat to a liftoff.
After a B.A. at Caltech and a Ph.D. in planetary geology from Brown, Sarah has been at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab ever since.
At JPL, Sarah has worked on the Mars Phoenix landing craft, Cassini, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and two rovers: Curiosity and the current Mars 2020.
Mars Phoenix, her first big project, landed the same weekend Sarah played trombone with the JPL/Occidental orchestra in New York.
The investigation scientist for high-resolution imaging, Sarah helps Curiosity set new standards for planetary images.
Sarah presents the science requirements to engineers, ensuring they build solutions that meet the research needs.
Sharing this planet with her husband and son, Sarah is still looking skyward, part of a global team making progress toward human life on Mars.
Days spent with an “insane amount of time outdoors” included soccer, bicycle riding and fort building.
Jason had fun watching his inventor/professor dad design and draw things, and play with “cool gadgets” in the lab.
By middle school, Jason was drawing an invention every day. “Some were ridiculous, but it was a good exercise regardless.”
Exeter Social Service Organization “opened our eyes to how powerful service is,” Including a service trip to Costa Rica.
To create more avenues for idea exploration, Jason founded two student clubs: Invention and Biology Research.
While majoring in biomedical engineering, Jason becomes close friends with two freshmen, Katherine and Kevin, who will later join him for the Ebola Challenge.
He co-invents a device for managing postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource areas, and pursues clinical trials in Bangladesh.
Jason and his friends develop Highlight, a powder that mixes with bleach to improve decontamination in the field.
Acclaim leads to news coverage and product validation. The New York Fire Department adds Highlight to decontamination protocols.
As juniors, the trio creates a company to refine and commercialize Highlight.
Kinnos wins the 2015 USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge, from a pool of 1,500 entries. Their $500,000 grant enables testing in Liberia.
Kinnos gets the nod. The college seniors look forward to 2017, with planned sales to NGOs and pilot testing in hospitals.
Growing up in Chicago, Jameel drew everything from realistic drawings, to Japanese manga comics and graffiti.
Internships at Nicole Miller and Narciso Rodriguez provided insider access, and Jameel designed garments that went into production.
For his senior project, Jameel designed and created a fashion collection, capped off by a runway show with Exonian models.
Majors in philosophy, political science and economics, and a minor in business “inform his practice as an artist.”
Barneys New York Fashion Director Tomoko Ogura mentors Jameel, encouraging him to focus on jewelry.
This rope necklace designed for his senior project at Exeter, “started it all.”
He launches his jewelry line, KHIRY (Swahili for “extremes in fortune and health” and also his middle name), from his dorm room.
Crowdfunding campaign raises $25,000 in 48 hours. Paper Magazine and Man Repeller fashion blog herald KHIRY, now poised for its spring line.