Jonathan Crow currently lives in Los Angeles with stops in Austria, Boston, and rural Japan in between. He spent much of his misspent youth getting largely useless graduate degrees, including an MFA in Film from CalArts. When not drawing pictures, he is a screenwriter and a writer whose work has appeared in Yahoo! Movies, The Hollywood Reporter, The History Channel, Open Culture, and other publications. Jonathan took first place in the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest in Science Fiction with Worm Head.
Zeba Khan ’99
Zeba Khan is a social media consultant and writer currently working as a mentor editor with the Op-Ed Project. She is also the strategic initiatives director at the Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies. She created the Netroots online community to offer practical assistance to recently resettled refugees. Khan is the founder of Muslim-Americans for Obama, a grassroots movement that mobilized the Muslim-American vote by publicizing voter registration drives and political rallies.
Hear Zeba Khan’s interview on NPR Weekend Edition by clicking here:
Leo Martinez ’00
Leo Martinez’s desire to serve others has spanned from fighting ISIS in the Middle East to teaching computer science in Chicago as a 2007 Teach For America corps member and second-generation educator.
As a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, he conducted command and control for most of the airstrikes and air operations over Syria and Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve in the ongoing war against ISIS.
This wasn’t his first trip in the Middle East. In 2004, Leo was stationed with the 337th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Kirkuk, Iraq. At that time, he was both a Senior Airman Cyber Transport journeyman and a Junior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio—where his road to Teach For America began.
Alumni and friends gather at Buster Brown’s Lounge for a mini Reunion on November 28, 2015. Yadi Aliakbar ’09, Zach Wimberly, Maude Kasperzak ’07, Jennifer Brubaker '08, Elyse Choka, Mari Brandman ’05, Emily Boehm ’05, Ryan Sieberg ’05, Back row: Yousef Aliakbar ’07, Steve Jacobs, Hannah Kasperzak Jacobs ’05, Scott Rainsberger, and Tom Paladino ’05.
Kara Ford ’09
Kara was sworn in to the Ohio State Bar Association in November by the honorable Mark C. Reddin of the Bowling Green Municipal Court. Kara, who is currently working on an internship at the Bowling Green court, received her Juris Doctorate from the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University in May of this year. In addition to her law degree, she simultaneously earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. She was one of only 11 dual degree recipients out of the OSU Law School’s graduating class of 174.