Two alumni present at HW Venture Incubator

Two alumni present at HW Venture Incubator

Two alumni entrepreneurs shared their start-up experiences with students at HW Venture’s Incubator Program Sept. 27. Two alumni discuss their startups  Brooke Levin ’12 spoke first about her startup, (Ate)ifi, a vending machine that allows users to customize their trail mix according to their nutritional needs. Levin, who now works with HW Venture, discussed the […]

Alumna films, directs documentary focused on strengthening friendships

Alumna films, directs documentary focused on strengthening friendships

“[The film] moved me in ways I didn’t expect it to. It really speaks to the power of friendship and what it means to be there for someone while they are healing.” – Jasmine Wang ’21 Alumna Camille Shooshani ’13 filmed and directed her first autobiographical Netflix documentary, which follows the journey she and her […]

Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of leadership of Westlake, [Reynolds] modernized the school’s curriculum, diversified its student body and strengthened its faculty and culture,” Commons wrote in the email. […]

Cancio to lead Vistamar admission team

After two years at the school, Associate Director of Admission and ninth grade advisor Oscar Cancio ’04 will leave Harvard-Westlake to become the new Director of Admissions at Vistamar School on June 30. At Vistamar, Cancio will manage and lead an admissions team of three professionals by providing long-term goals and visions. He will report […]

HW Works holds final roundtable of the year

In partnership with the Student Alumni Association, HW Works held its fourth and final roundtable of the year April 30, where three alumni with careers in law and government shared advice regarding their respective fields. Lauren Linde ’73, Josh Rodine ’92 and Melissa Miller ’06 led the event.  They spoke about their job experiences and […]

Alumni encourage students to pursue social entrepreneurship at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Impact Co-Founders Amaan Irfan ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities. The event allowed applicants for the upcoming Social […]

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

Students learned about career options in medicine and healthcare at the second HW Works Industry Roundtable on March 13. The event was hosted by the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association and featured clinical social worker Rebecca Neubauer ’07 and obstetrician-gynecologist Layne Kumetz ’94, who discussed their experiences and answered questions. Neubauer has worked at Didi Hirsch […]

You are going to Hollywood

You are going to Hollywood

Elizabeth Gaba ’17 advanced through the audition stage of “American Idol” with “All I Ask” by Adele, which premiered on ABC on March 17. “I was mostly surprised at how genuine and kind all of the other contestants were,” Gaba said. “Everybody sat in the audience for everyone’s performances and cheered everyone on. We all […]

Students, alumni convene at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Venture Impact Co-Founders Amaan Furniturewala ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities.  The event allowed applicants for the upcoming […]