In the Alumni Spotlight: Aug. 3, 2018

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  • John Drumm, class of 1986, published the children’s book “Smart Cinderella: The Smart Princess Series Book 1.” The story is a retelling of the classic fairytale with a modern message of empowerment, action and intelligence for young princesses.
  • Joanna Gick, who earned a bachelor of arts in 2004, is one of eight contestants on the NBC competitive crafting show “Making It,” hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The show premiered this week and will continue throughout the summer. Gick co-owns the Scottsdale-based interior design company J & J Design Group.
  • The International Association of Women (IAW) recognized Paula Burnstein as a 2018-19 Influencer of the Year. Burnstein received the honor for her leadership in entrepreneurship and commitment to her profession. Burnstein runs her own law firm in the Phoenix area and is personally involved in each case the firm handles. Burnstein earned her master’s in education in counseling from NAU.
  • Katelyn Seabury, 2009 graduate from the School of Communication, won a Knight News Innovation Fellowship from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Seabury’s project research focuses on smart speakers and news consumption.
Cheyenne Jarrette