Rice Alumni Stories

Rice Owls are known for their inspired ingenuity, passionate pursuit of excellence and endless exploration of new ideas. Here are just a few examples of how members of our Rice community are putting Rice’s values into action long after they leave campus. Submit your Rice Story here.

Mary Balthrop ’07 has been named a member at Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, a Nashville-based law firm that provides legal services to businesses and individual clients.

Since its formation a half century ago, Rice’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) has enriched the experience of all grad students in a variety of ways. Learn what exactly brings this community together with insight from a number of former GSA leaders.

Marthe Druska Golden, who has served as assistant vice president for the Office of Alumni Relations and executive director of the Association of Rice Alumni for five years, announces her departure at the end of the 2019 calendar year.

After serving 13 years on New Hope Housing’s board, Sanford Criner ‘71, a real estate executive, looks forward to leading a bright, enterprising group.

What do you think the world will look like in 2050? Hear expert predictions about human evolution, music, technology and more from renowned Rice faculty.

Siyu (Kalian) Shi ’17, a medical student at Stanford, is pursuing her dream to impact global health. During her time at Rice, Shi was involved in the Rice Global Health Technologies program where she learned to innovate at the juncture of science and engineering.

When Rachael Morris ’12 was accepted into the Teach for America program during her senior year at Rice, it was a turning point in her life. “Originally, I wanted to go to medical school,” she recalls, “but something within me told me my calling was elsewhere.”

Sara LeMesh (Brown '12) is an opera singer turned tech entrepreneur. After graduating from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, she pursued her master’s degree with soprano Dawn Upshaw and went on to sing with the San Francisco Opera Chorus in her hometown. In California, she started working in sales at a consultancy while continuing to sing at prestigious events part-time.