Alumna Mary Volmer ('01, MFA '05) Publishes "Reliance, Illinois"

Congratulations to alumna Mary Volmer ('01, MFA '05) whose second novel Reliance, Illinois has just been published by Soho Press. Order your copy today!

Help welcome Reliance, Illinois into the world this Saturday, May 14 at Orinda Books at 3:00p.

Legos to the Lab - Heather Day '05

As children, Heather Day and her friends clearly had different interests. They carried around dolls; she had a Lego set. Day had an early attraction to science, math, and engineering. Specifically, it was the problem-solving aspect that drew her in that direction.

“I think it was something that was inherent and ingrained in me growing up and I’ve stuck with it,” Day ’05 said. “I’ve never really wanted to step away from the field of science.

“I really enjoy answering questions with data. That is what makes me happy at the end of the day.”