Meet Our Grads
What do MMC alumni do after graduation? The better question is: What don’t they do?
After majoring in International Studies during his time at Marymount Manhattan, Raghib is now making a name for himself in local politics. Advocating for the people, he is now the youngest member serving in the Connecticut State House, advancing policies that benefit the second district and all of Connecticut.
“Some little girls played with Barbies. I was making dance and films since I can remember. When I was a child, dance and film were playtime for me and they have always been a part of my life.”
International Studies and Studio Art
Ben draws upon deeply personal life experiences to create his colorful and complex contemporary paintings. “I want to visually convey Tibetan philosophical ideas in works that focus on current social, political, and cultural issues,” he says. “The notions of freedom, interdependence, and compassion are important in a time when many are rejecting our connectedness and focusing on differences.”
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, received the Copenhagen Master of Excellence Scholarship Award, enabling him to study at the University of Copenhagen from 2010-12, where he spent two years conducting research and pursuing other academic work.
“My college experience transformed me into the person I am today. Marymount Manhattan gave me a voice and allowed me to find my own way. Being a double major and double minor, I was able to fuel my creative needs with practical business needs.”
Finance and Entrepreneurship with minors in Accounting, Economics, and Dance
“After graduating with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship with minors in Accounting, Economics, and Dance, I now work on Merrill Lynch’s Northeast Division Office Management Team. Career Services opened this door to me in the fall of my senior year by helping me earn an internship with the company.”
- <div class="feature feature--alt"> <div class="feature__media"> <span class="lw_item_thumb"> <a href="/live/news/3502-novelist-kiley-reid-10-publishes-debut-novel-such"> <picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/45/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/314,0,1305,992/23662_Screen_Shot_2020-01-02_at_12.32.23_PM.rev.1577986946.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/45/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/314,0,1305,992/23662_Screen_Shot_2020-01-02_at_12.32.23_PM.rev.1577986946.png 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/45/width/800/height/800/crop/1/src_region/314,0,1305,992/23662_Screen_Shot_2020-01-02_at_12.32.23_PM.rev.1577986946.png" alt="" width="800" height="800" data-max-w="991" data-max-h="992" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a> </span> </div> <div class="feature__text"> <h2 class="h3"> <a href="/live/news/3502-novelist-kiley-reid-10-publishes-debut-novel-such">Novelist Kiley Reid ’10 Publishes Debut Novel, “Such a Fun Age”</a> </h2> <hr class="feature__hr"/> <div class="feature__summary"> The MMC alumna’s novel, officially out December 31, 2019, has drawn significant praise for its discussions of the intersections of race, class, and transactional relationships. </div> <p> <a href="/live/news/3502-novelist-kiley-reid-10-publishes-debut-novel-such" class="cta-link--pink" aria-hidden="true" tabindex="-1">Read story</a> </p> </div> </div>