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December 2023

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Cellular and molecular biologist Jason Buenrostro, PhD ’16, was awarded a 2023 MacArthur Fellowship, aka genius grant, for his work developing new methods and tools to better understand how and when genes are expressed.


Jasmine Kerber, ’20, MA ’21, is also enjoying a moment in the spotlight. The two-time Rhythmic World Championships all-around finalist has been inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


We’re doing flips for familiar Farm voice Troy Clardy, ’97, who became the lead play-by-play radio voice for Stanford football and men’s basketball this fall.


Our American (dryland) idol is disc phenom Hannah Huddleston, ’23, who won gold with Team USA at the 2023 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in England.


But our hero at sea is Walt Spevak, ’76, MBA ’85. The 69-year-old lifelong sailor has qualified for the 2024 U.S. Olympic sailing trials in the ILCA 7 event, which features dinghies crewed by solo sailors. Among his competitors: sophomore Chapman Petersen.

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