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

  • Zaro Bates ’11 tends an urban farm on Staten Island

  • Raise a glass to Penn researcher Patrick McGovern ’66, the Indiana Jones of ancient alcohol

  • After fifteen years in finance, Jason Brand ’93 is making rum (and lettuce) in paradise

  • Jeff Zalaznick ’05 is one of the creative minds behind an eclectic restaurant empire

  • Eric Poncon ’96 runs a small, sustainability-minded ecolodge in his native Nicaragua.

  • Alie Shaper ’95, BS ORIE ’96, runs a winery devoted to channeling the borough’s ethos.

  • The interdisciplinary Sagan Institute continues the late astronomer’s mission to search for extraterrestrial life.

  • Amanda Williams ’97 made waves by painting derelict houses in her city’s troubled neighborhoods, and the art world took notice.

  • Jonathan Turell ’81 helms home video’s august Criterion Collection.