Commonwealth alumni/ae are a powerful force. Many dedicate their lives to serving others and improving the world. While many, even most, are successful in their lives, some alumni/ae have entered fields where they have become more visible to the public.
David Altshuler '82, Executive Vice President for Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; founding Co-director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Jonatha Brooke '81, singer-songwriter
Katy Butler '66, author (My Father's Broken Heart)
Chris Cerf '73, Superintendent of the Newark, NJ, Public Schools; former Commissioner of Education for New Jersey
Gene Flood '73, Managing partner, ACapella Partners, Inc.
Stefan Forbes '86, film director (Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story)
Peter Galbraith '69, the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia
Melissa Glenn Haber '87, author (Dear Anjali)
Robert Goldston '68, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Michael Jacobson '71, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, eBay
Jon Keller '73, political commentator, WBZ-TV
Anthony Kuhn '81, foreign correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR)
Kasi Lemmons '77, actor and film director (Eve's Bayou, Talk to Me)
Hamish Linklater '94, actor (The Crazy Ones, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Seminar) and playwright (The Vandal)
Alexandre Mas '95, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Ottessa Moshfegh '98, author (Eileen, McGlue)
Nina Pillard '78, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, formerly a law professor at Georgetown University and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Assistant to the Solicitor General
Jonathan Rotenberg '80, founder of the Boston Computer Society (BCS), executive coach, and soon-to-be author of My Teacher Steve Jobs, his memoir due out in 2016.
Ben Sargent '96, chef and foodie
Polly Trottenberg '82, Transportation Commissioner for New York City and former Undersecretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation
Johanna Wright '93, Vice President of Product Management, YouTube