A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation.

The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop via Haverford’s liberal arts curriculum has applications in so many different fields and careers all over the planet. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.

  • Photo by Holden Blanco '17

    As one of the lawyers featured in both seasons of Making a Murderer, Steven Drizin ’83 plays an important supporting role in the Netflix hit. While the series’ popularity has brought Drizin celebrity, it’s also brought him something more important: a much larger platform to advocate for change in the legal system’s treatment of juveniles.

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    civil-rights
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    political-science
  • Aubrey Penney stands in front of a white brick wall while leaning on a wooden ladder adorned with various colored flowers

    Introduced to art curation while a first-year student at Haverford, Penney now uses art as a vehicle for transformation.

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    sports
  • Indya Kincannon surrounded by her two daughters and husband on election night

    Since December 2019, Indya Kincannon ’93 has been running Tennessee's third-largest city. 

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    civil-rights
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    history
    spanish
  • Ann Marie Baldonado

    As a producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross for 20 years and now as talent producer for Comedy Central’s The Opposition With Jordan Klepper, Baldonado has focused on researching and recruiting newsmakers—actors, writers, politicians, and academics—for radio and TV appearances.

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    arts
  • Photo of Bill Bragin, dressed in a black shirt and black pants, sitting on stairs

    From bringing artists to Haverford to co-founding globalFEST, Bill Bragin '89 reflects on his experience creating connections and providing oppotunities for musicians. 

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  • This ambitious Haverford alumna talks about her goals and the challenges that come with being an aerospace industry CEO.

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    technology
  • Rachael Garnick ’17

    The early education teacher was one of four Fords to be accepted into the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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    law
  • Courtney Klein 05 is the founder of Storq, an maternity and postpartum apparel line. Photo by Angela Decenzo.

    Klein is the founder of Storq, a maternity and postpartum apparel line.

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    business
  • Emma Chubb ’06 in front of the Smith College Museum of Art, where she is curator of contemporary art.

    Chubb brings art from Africa and across the world to the Smith College Museum of Art as its first Curator of Contemporary Art.

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    sports
  • Dr. Yngvild Olden seated in her white lab coat

    Olsen is a physician specializing in addiction medicine, has recently published a book meant to “clarify and demystify” the national health emergency.

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    medicine
  • As chair of the HIV clinic at the Mayo Clinic, director of its HIV transplant services, associate dean of the Mayo School of Health Sciences, and associate professor of medicine, Dr. Stacey Rizza is on the front lines of treating and understanding HIV and hepatitis C.

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    medicine
  • Bob Croslin using a cane and a camera phone

    Perez, who discovered he was legally blind at 30, is passionate about helping the education-technology community understand the crucial role it can play in giving all learners access to education and job opportunities.

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    technology
  • The CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics spoke to Haverford magazine about his company's experimental drug, GBT440,  and its promise in treating people with sickle cell disease.

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    medicine
    business
  • Breaking the rules is the secret to this sommelier’s success.

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    food
    business
  • Melanie Travis '08 stands in front of a dark background with actress Demi Moore and her three daughters, who are wearing Andie produced swimwear.

    Travis is changing the swimwear industry by providing more personalized options through her company, Andie.

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    business
  • Amancay Kugler

    Kugler's circus arts company has performed to critical acclaim in Chicago and Philadelphia.

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    sports
  • Jeremy Zoll

    Right after his junior year he landed a summer internship in the front office of a major league baseball team, and it’s been a meteoric rise ever since. Today he’s director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins.

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  • After nearly five years as the chief financial officer to Philadelphia’s City Council, for which he helped analyze and plan multibillion-dollar budgets, Matthew Stitt was not finished with his hometown. Now he counsels public sector clients on how to change budgets and institutions in equal service of all residents.

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    technology
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    anthropology
  • Michelle Albert poses for a portrait wearing a bright pink top.

    The Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology and associate dean of admissions at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine has achieved widespread recognition for her work addressing health disparities.

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    medicine
  • A headshot of Dorrit Lowsen '97

    The Change Finance President and COO has created the first carbon-neutral exchange traded fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange.

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    technology
  • Carl Shuman 78 is making the stories of the Torah more accessible to children through his "Torah Time Travel" series.

    Shuman creates fun, new ways for children to learn the stories of the Torah through his series, Torah Time Travel.

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    sports
  • A headshot of Lawrence Wang wearing a tie and his white doctor's coat

    The recent Oxford graduate, who discovered a monoclonal antibody that potentially prevents malaria, will use the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to help support his final two years of medical school at the University of California, San Diego. 

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    medicine
  • Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, and all-around funny guy who got his start as a humor writer at Haverford.

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    arts
  • Andrew Burke '14 stands in front of a sparkling background.

    As a composer, Burke's musical compositions span pop to classical styles.

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    sports
  • Ron Shapiro headshot

    The former sports agent, author, and founder of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute shares some of his "trade secrets."

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    business
  • George Stavis holds a banjo and sits on a piano bench in front of a light brown piano.

    Stavis, a pioneering musician, brought the banjo into the psychedelic rock era. He's opened for acts like the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and Richie Havens. 

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    sports
  • Kabat-Zinn, the scientist/thinker who in 1979 melded mindfulness with medicine and launched a still-growing modern movement, visited campus via the Whitehead Mindfulness Initiative.

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    medicine
  • Eric Krotkov with a robotic arm

    From self-driving cars to in-home electromechanical helpers, Eric Krotkov ’82 is turning science fiction into reality.

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    technology
  • Pioneering "New Urban Mechanic" Chris Osgood '99 is changing the way Boston delivers services and solves problems.

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    technology
    government
    law
  • Oscar Wang in the hallway of the Community College of Philadelphia

    Wang is the CEO of College Together, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Philadelphia’s underserved students through the college admissions process, at the Community College of Philadelphia.

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    civil-rights
  • Smiling man holding a basketball

    In Philadelphia, the 76ers can order yakisoba noodles for breakfast and drink bone broth during film sessions. It's all part of the team's food program under executive chef JaeHee Cho.

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    food
    sports
  • Waldean dancing with the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

    The former growth and structure of cities major thought he would be an architect, but is now living out different dreams as a professional dancer in Sweden. 

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    arts
  • Tracy Keyser '02

    Keyser works as a contractor in Network Management for a large healthcare organization, building and maintaining provider networks and provider data management.

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    after-graduation
    african-studies
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    medicine
  • Mimi Fuchs '13

    Fuchs works for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Submillimeter Array, a telescope located atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

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    after-graduation
    astrophysics
    career-profile
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    science
  • Man faces camera and smiles

    Daniel Dae Kim '90 Talks Diversity in Hollywood and Producing "The Good Doctor" With Hometown Newspaper.

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    arts
  • Kaur is a co-founder of The Sikh Coalition, an organization dedicated to legal advocacy for a religious minority that often finds itself the target of discrimination.

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    civil-rights
  • In Côte d'Ivoire, political science alumna Rebecca Levy ’04 works to fight poverty as an employee of USAID.

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    political-science
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    civil-rights
  • Richard Peet in his boardroom

    Peet is bringing to market the health benefits of high-fiber, gluten-free chicory flour and the therapeutic potential of biosynthetically produced cannabinoids.

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    medicine
  • Dana Nichols, wearing a "Straight Outta Philadanco" tshirt, stands in a dance studio with dancers and a mirror behind her.

    NIchols shares her journey from childhood ballet student to Haverford College student to professional dancer and writer of a recent piece in "Dance Magazine" about blackface in ballet. 

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    sports
  • Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley in Burning Man's San Francisco headquarters

    Beyond the famous Burning Man Festival, Debucquoy-Dodley works year-round to organize artistic and cultural programs for the San Francisco-based nonprofit Burning Man Project.

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    sports
  • Michelle Hughes '15 sits on a bench in front of greenery, smiling. Photo by Patrick Montero.

    Hughes is working to make farming an accessible career for those new to the field through the National Young Farmers Coalition and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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    law
  • Marcy Dermansky 91 is the author of the recently published Hurricane Girl.

    Along with wonderfully transgressive heroines, Dermansky is also known for getting consistently rave reviews for her blackly comic novels.

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    sports