GW Magazine





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Plasma Promise

Aerospace engineer Michael Keidar's research on the physics of plasma is yielding big results in everything from satellite propulsion to cancer treatments.




Our alumni are changing the world. Here we showcase ones who are expanding health care access, advocating for the environment and championing unsung heroes.

Jennifer Olsen, M.P.H. ’04

Defending the Front Line

Jennifer Olsen, M.P.H. ’04, is combating a new kind of public health crisis: underserved caregivers.

Nasser Diallo, B.A. '18

Mercy Mission

Nasser Diallo, B.A. '18, founded Clinic+O to improve health care access for millions in his native Guinea and across West Africa.

JG Collomb, B.S. '96

Circle of Life

JG Collomb, B.S. ’96, is an advocate for peaceful coexistence between humans and animals.

Steven Salm, B.B.A. '07

Sowing Seeds of Success

Steven Salm, B.B.A. ’07, is the founder and CEO of PLANTA, a collective of 100 percent plant-based restaurants.



Alumnus Kevin Mahala

Covering the Bases

GW alumnus is the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Mets.

Andrews Nyantakyi demonstrates CPR on a mannequin at a training session

Saving Lives

Alumnus Andrews Nyantakyi is the founder and executive director of a nonprofit aimed at training bystanders to provide emergency care in Ghana.

An 1850 illustration depicts Irish immigrants sailing to the U.S. on an overcrowded ship during the potato famine.

History Detectives

For a decade, professor Tyler Anbinder and students dug through 100 years of long-lost records from Irish immigrants. What they found rewrote a historical tale.

Demetrius Apostolis in Kogan Plaza

Full Speed Ahead

Student leader Demetrius Apostolis is a member, advocate and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community at GW.