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AU alumna earns spot on “Forbes 30 under 30”

AU Ph.D alumna Davina Durgana has received a spot on this year’s “Forbes 30 Under 30" list in the science category. Forbes “30 Under 30” list is compiled of people younger than 30 years old that are “the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers.” Durgana is mentioned in the list’s science category and is 28 years old. Durgana, who graduated in 2015 from AU created a statistical model, called the Human Vulnerability Diagnostic Tool (HVDT), that tracks human trafficking and its vulnerabilities around the world.

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AU alumna shares her path to success on Capitol Hill

Throughout her time at AU, Stephanie Rivera, currently an executive assistant for the Republican political consulting firm OnMessage Inc., made it a point to always stay open-minded to different kinds of internships, from working on Capitol Hill to traveling the city covering political news with the television network Univision.

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Michelle Obama, Laura Bush headline conference led by SPA at the National Archives

It’s rare to see a sitting and former first lady in one room, but it’s equally uncommon to hear them share their own stories as spouses of the Commander in Chief. That’s exactly what happened at the National Archives on Friday morning, where first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush emphasized their shared support for military service members and their families at the School of Public Affairs sponsored conference America’s First Ladies: In Service to our Nation. The private event was part of an ongoing series on the legacy of the nation’s first ladies spearheaded by Anita McBride, the event’s coordinator and SPA’s executive in residence. “This theme today was the thread that binds all first ladies together because no matter what issue that they choose while they are in the White House, they are all spouse of the commander in chief,” McBride told The Eagle following the event.