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Leila Adams '12 | Taking Action, Getting Results

Seeing Epiphany School through the eyes of returning alumni is always uplifting and refreshing. And it was no different with Leila Adams, '12, who was clearly thrilled to walk the campus, reconnect with former teachers, and ponder the role Epiphany played in turning her into an active, involved Garfield High School 10th grader.

This is a young woman who is passionate about taking action to make social change. And that's why fifteen-year-old Leila is on the Seattle Youth Commission, is a member of of Garfield's Black Student Union, does community outreach through her church and school, went on a seven-week service trip to Ethiopia with the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia over the summer, and has added YouthCare's youth programs to her long list of volunteer activities.

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Ellie Kitchell, '04

Ellie Kitchell ’04 who had time to spare between her undergraduate studies at Carroll College in Montana and applying to medical school, spent a month this fall helping out in an Epiphany School Kindergarten class. Ellie, who says she loves anatomy and helping people, has always wanted to be a doctor and hopes to be a pediatrician. She was a wonderful addition to the classroom.

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Erica Perkins Jasper, '91

Erica Perkins Jasper, ’91 was inducted into Washington State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in September for tennis. She was WSU’s Pac-10 Conference Medal recipient. Erica is the Chief Operating Officer of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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Emily Coyle, ’00

Emily Coyle, ’00 is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Beloit College. Her research focuses on how social group membership (e.g., gender), family, and society-level influences shape children’s developing interests, aspirations, and achievements.

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Stephanie Clifford, '90

Stephanie Clifford, ’90 is an award-winning reporter at the New York Times, where she has covered business, media, and New York City. Stephanie’s first novel, Everybody Rise, is now a New York Times bestseller.

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Emma Gilshannon '10 | Making Music and Making a Difference

When Emma Gilshannon '10 moved with her family from Seattle to the East Coast, she had no idea that a choir started in the basement of a New Haven, Connecticut, home and an orphaned toddler in Haiti would capture her heart and commit her to "making a difference in the lives of impoverished children" through her love of music.

Moving to New England was a big adjustment for Emma, who was in 8th grade at the time. To help with that change, it was natural for her to seek out and join a choir. "I'd been a member of The Seattle Girls' Choir for what seemed like my whole life," says Emma, a seven-year SGC veteran. "Joining SOUND Affect helped me fall in love with music again."

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Grace Stonecipher, ’06, a Junior in Morse College at Yale University, is majoring in Environmental Studies. She is a Farm Manager for the Yale Sustainable Food Program, which educates students about the links between food, agriculture, and the environment.

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Hector Rhodes, ’03 recently signed copies of his new book, glassybaby one of a kindness at glassybaby Madrona Studio and Hot Shop.

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Erin “Pear” Currin, ’87 is an Oncology Fellow at the University of Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Pear is married to Matt Wemple and has an 18-month-old baby girl, Rose Beatrix. She’s still in touch with many Epiphany School classmates.

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Elias Alvord, ’87 won the 2014 GeekWire Awards’ Bootstrapper of the Year! Elias co-founded Geocaching, the location-based activity of discovering hidden treasures in unusual spots. Headquartered in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, the 14-year-old company draws fans from all over the world.

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Elizabeth O'Shea
Director of Development
Epiphany School
(206) 720-7667

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