Category: Where Are They Now?

QUEST Student and Alumna Team up after Capstone 0

QUEST Student and Alumna Team up after Capstone

Creating a successful startup is no easy task, yet there are several QUEST alumni who have been able to solve problems they are passionate about by creating their own company. A couple examples include...

The Dynamic of a Duo: Alums Grace Cha & Jason Ho 0

The Dynamic of a Duo: Alums Grace Cha & Jason Ho

By: Jacob Wilkowsky (Cohort 19 alumnus) For this edition of Alumni Spotlight, we highlight Grace Cha (Q24) and Jason Ho (Q24). Grace is a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte, and Jason is a Technology...

Rasa: Alumnus Sahil Rahman’s Venture Into Indian Cuisine 0

Rasa: Alumnus Sahil Rahman’s Venture Into Indian Cuisine

By: Jacob Wilkowsky (Cohort 17) Thanking Khawaja as I exited his Toyota Corolla, my first steps in the Navy Yard (DC) provided a much-needed opportunity to stretch. The trip from New York was uneventful,...

Soon-to-be Alumni Feature: Julia Lomakina and Rohan Bajaj 0

Soon-to-be Alumni Feature: Julia Lomakina and Rohan Bajaj

As the semester approaches the stage when students are completing projects and beginning to start studying for finals, for many, it’s a time when they are thinking about the soon-approaching winter break. While some people...

Alumnus Catch-Up: Bryan Towns 0

Alumnus Catch-Up: Bryan Towns

Being in college, the idea of one day being an alum of the University of Maryland seems far into the distance. While it’s something we talk about often, it isn’t something we are ever...

Kylie King: A Happy Farewell 0

Kylie King: A Happy Farewell

By: Chineme Obiefune (Q25) Kylie King, QUEST’s Program Director, recently announced that she will be leaving QUEST after seven years and taking on a faculty position at Champlain College in Vermont. As Kylie embarks...

Ishaan Parikh: KPCB Fellows Spotlight 0

Ishaan Parikh: KPCB Fellows Spotlight

By: Chineme Obiefune (Q25) QUEST student Ishaan Parikh (Q28) was one of only two UMD students accepted into the KPCB Design and Engineering Fellows this summer. This program has just a 5% acceptance rate...

One Year Later: Expectations vs. Reality of Working Full-Time 0

One Year Later: Expectations vs. Reality of Working Full-Time

By Sam Weaver (Q26) It’s easy to forget in your first two years of college that you (most likely) have to graduate after four years. As a current junior, it’s a reality that’s becoming...

Alumni Spotlight: Phil Anderson 0

Alumni Spotlight: Phil Anderson

By Chineme Obiefune (Q25) As college students, it can be hard to imagine starting a new job right after graduation. Beginning a new chapter in our lives with new responsibilities is no small feat....

Q17 Alumna Brings Barre to College Park 0

Q17 Alumna Brings Barre to College Park

When QUEST Alumna, Lauren Filocco (Q17), wanted to open a barre studio she “knew it had to be in College Park.” Less than a year later, OpenBarre had its grand opening in February, just...