The Ticker — May 2021

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Junior James Kanoff has received a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Honors Award for his work as co-founder of The Farmlink Project, which connects communities in need with farmers who have surplus produce during the pandemic.


Senior Emma Rashes published Lily the Llama Helps Her Herd in March to teach children about herd immunity and the importance of vaccination.


Former acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim, ’93, was one of two attorneys named in March to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against New York governor Andrew Cuomo.


Julie Su, ’91, head of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, has been tapped to serve as the Biden administration’s deputy labor secretary (confirmation was pending at press time). And Michael Sulmeyer, ’02, JD ’11, has taken the position of senior director for cyber on the White House’s National Security Council. He was a senior adviser to the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command during the Trump administration.


At the 2017 Emmys, actor, writer and producer Issa Rae, ’07, said, “I’m rooting for everybody Black.” Now she has teamed up with Black Lives Matter to sell shirts sporting the statement.


And in wrong-place-at-the-right-time news, Brandon Haase, MBA ’93, MA ’94, interrupted an attempted sexual assault on a Filipina woman after he got off the train at the wrong stop in San Jose, Calif. Haase and others scared off the alleged attacker, who was yelling anti-Asian epithets and has been charged with a hate crime, and followed him until police arrived.