Alumni Profiles

By the time Opeyemi Awe ’15 graduated from Grinnell, her list of accomplishments was formidable: senator, vice president for student affairs, and president of the Student Government Association; internships with the U.S.

An alumnus combats the myths surrounding human trafficking.

Alumna is dedicated to the science of sustainable animal populations.

Sarah Mirk ’08 parses pop culture through a feminist lens at Bitch Media nonprofit.

Six alumni were inducted into Grinnell College’s Athletics Hall of Fame in Sept. 2016.

How an alumnus created a video game hit.

For many people in the late stages of their careers, the prospect of picking up their lives and moving to another continent seems strange, maybe even impossible. But for Christopher Marler ’81, it’s been one of the greatest experiences of his career.

Amy Scott ’97 first encountered Oyler School through a story on education and poverty in Cincinnati that she was covering as a reporter for Marketplace, an American Public Media program, in 2012. 

From blogging to e-magazines to the latest social media buzz, jumping in on the ground floor can make all the difference. With this philosophy in mind, Adam Kempenaar ’97 turned his passion for film into a film review podcast called Filmspotting.

Each year several Grinnell alumni are recognized during Reunion for their service, work, and impact on others.