Alumni Profiles

Wendy Beatty

Helping Self-Driving Cars Avoid Obstacles

Wendy Beatty ’05

Waldorf School graduate Wendy Beatty is an Optomechanical Engineer for X (the “Moonshot Factory” under the Google/Alphabet umbrella). She’s on the laser team for their self-driving car program, manufacturing LiDAR systems that help the cars detect obstacles.


Bio Engineering Start-Up

Michael Maylahn ’09 Michael Maylahn

After completing his Bio-Medical Engineering degree from USC Michael and a classmate founded Stasis Labs – which provides health monitoring technologies to ensure the safety of loved ones in medical facilities and allows doctors to monitor patients in under-developed nations with the same, real-time scans that are available in developed nations.

Award-Winning Photojournalist

Adriane Ohanesian ’04

Received her B.A. in Anthropology and a minor degree in Nonviolent Conflict Resolution from Colorado College in 2008. She graduated from The International Center of Photography’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program in the summer of 2010. Adrianne is currently based in Kenya and recently won the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award for her work documenting the conflict in Darfur.

LeifNYU Professor

Leif Weatherby ’02

Fulbright Scholar Leif Weatherby is now an Assistant Professor in the German Department at NYU.  Areas of research include German Enlightenment and Romanticism; Idealism; history of science and aesthetics; Marx and Marxism.


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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Katie Cooper Lewis ’03

Katie Lewis  defended  her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The Relationship between Personality Organization, Object Relations, Impulsivity and Suicidal Behavior” for her work in Clinical Psychology.    She also recently won the Stuart Hauser Memorial Award, awarded by the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Research Society, for the poster presentation entitled “Impact of Object Relations and Impulsivity on Persistent Suicidal Behavior”.


A Life in the Arts

Laura Hajek ’07

Laura made her New York City film debut as a lead character in a 1970’s inspired Horror film “Lake Nowhere” which premiered to a sold out crowd this October at Cinema Village, one of New York’s Oldest continually operating art cinemas.

In addition to this,she worked as a producer of the Red Dot Art Fair, a contemporary art fair in the Wynwood District of Miami which stood from December 2 – 7 during Art Basel

She can be seen performing with her band Edith Pop as well –

Science Teacher

Jack Murphy ’04

“What could be?”  Teacher Jack Murphy asks this vibrant question of his students. Jack graduated with honors from Bates College with a degree in Physics. He is teaching high school chemistry and AP Physics in Philadelphia. Jack coaches the outdoor and rock climbing clubs, and oversees the boarding program.