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It’s Friday morning. Hannah Long-Higgins, ’15, is on her way to work in the nation’s Capital. “I’m back in the office for a couple weeks now,” she pauses, breathing a sigh of relief with a laugh. “Wow, that feels great to finally say.” Having just returned from the West Coast and then Atlanta, the video journalist for the BBC is now settling into her second year in Washington, D.C.
“I can clearly remember my walk from Krieg Hall to the cafeteria. I had such a great time at Heidelberg. Campus has changed so much since then.”
Mandy Garver, ’73, planned to study German and biology when she enrolled at Heidelberg because she wanted to be a research biologist in Germany. She ended up majoring in German, French and English. Then she planned on being a lawyer and attended Case Western Reserve Law School. But in the end, she found herself on an entirely different path.
“I really lucked into a job that plays into my skills,” she said.
On one wall is a large whiteboard filled with chemistry equations and math problems. The office looks out through a large glass window over a bright and open space where a team is quietly going about their work.
This is the setting where Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s new materials application research group is hard at work, and Jeremy Schlarb, ’00, is tasked with leading the team.
Eddie Ortiz’s, '04, entrance into the world of car sales was a mistake. But it’s worked out quite well for this ’04 alum who has been the sales and inventory manager at Reineke Honda in Findlay, Ohio, for the past 12 years. This confident, genuine “people person” is part detective, part teacher and part comedian, but it all works.