"I believe adaptation, the need to embrace change, and enjoy that feeling of discomfort helped me tremendously throughout my career."
SYA alumni bring an increased understanding of the world to the top colleges they attend - and the lives they go on to lead. Their incredible achievements are a testament to SYA’s tradition of excellence. From political leaders to restaurateurs, from educators to fashion designers, from authors to CEOs, these global thinkers are an inspiration to the SYA community and the world at large.
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This month's featured alum, Kaitlin Solimine, notes that there has been no experience in her life as life changing and impactful as SYA China.
An Alumni Profile on David McKean, current U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and a member of the SYA France Class of 1974.
SYA China '01 alumni, Ira Renfrew, is currently a product leader at iRobot.
Annie Myers IT'03
New York University Gallatin School of Individual Study
Devan Shea CN'06
Hereford High School
Cheo Hodari Coker ES'89
The Hotchkiss School
Greg Pan CN'99
Washington College of Law at American University
Robin Hauser Reynolds FR'82
Lick-Wilmerding High School
University of California, Berkeley
University of Colorado, Boulder
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Amanda Pastyrnak ES'05
St. Mark's School
Parsons School of Design
Justine Harman ES'01
Sidwell Friends School
University of Pennsylvania
Crystal Bourbeau FR'00
Loomis Chaffee School
New York University
Rick Smolan ES'67
Northfield Mount Hermon School