Health & Wellness

Whitman College alumni are marked by their desire to make the world a better place and to help people live better lives. Whitman alumni contribute to the health and wellness of humanity in many ways, from creating a vaccine to stop the spread of drug-resistant TB, to teaching families how to eat well and eat responsibly. In this issue of Whitman Magazine, we tell the stories of a few of these alumni.

Fighting Global KillersStopping global killers
Former biology major Steve Reed ’73 went from selling Walla Walla fruit in Montana to running a non-profit biotech organization devoted to eliminating some of the world’s deadliest diseases ...

The Bean QueenThe bean queen
A former politics major runs her own food-education business while also chairing Slow Food USA. But what is her favorite food? ...

Global Studies Symposium2013 Global Studies Symposium
Katherine Deumling ’96 was just one of the distinguished guests invited to speak at the 2013 Global Studies Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Food in Global Perspectives.” ...

Adventure in the Galapagos IslandsFighting Cancer
Former Chemistry major Matthew Ames ’70 went from conducting life-saving medical research to raising money for the prestigious Mayo Clinic. He credits Whitman for giving him three life skills that led to success in the lab and beyond ...

Health Care InnovatorAlumnus CEO of top Health Care Innovator
A company founded by Ashifi Gogo ’05 has been named the No. 1 health-care innovator in Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies ...

The Cup is Always FullThe Cup is Always Full
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, David Troxel ’78 is offering hope and much-needed relief to Alzheimer’s patients and those who care for them ...