• Mark Canlis ’97 and Brian Canlis ’01 are the third generation to run their family’s eponymous Seattle restaurant

  • ILR’s Alex Hammond ’18 is the elected supervisor of his Upstate hometown

  • Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo ’08, MA ’15, balances PhD studies with growing hip-hop fame

  • Computer scientist Steve Marschner, PhD ’98, helps Hollywood create virtual characters like Gollum, King Kong, and more

  • Daniel Schwartz ’01 is CEO of Burger King—plus Tim Hortons and Popeyes

  • Joe Strandberg ’10, BS ’09, aims to resurrect a late, lamented IBM keyboard

  • Producer Dan Cohen ’05 is one of the creative minds behind hot genre fare like “Stranger Things” and Arrival

  • Nick Bayer ’00 aims for his coffee shop chain to do well by doing good

  • Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83 — a.k.a. ‘The Regginator’ — heads Nintendo America

  • Leo Ikenaga ’12 tours the world as a member of Japan’s premier taiko drumming group

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