The latest issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly magazine is available in print and online.
In addition to articles and updates on Smithies living in the United States, the Quarterly also touches on women throughout the world. International alumnae and global-minded Smithies are featured throughout the magazine.
The SAQ’s page 13 features members of the class of 2015, including three of Smith’s newest international students: Dipshikha Mahajan ’15 of Botswana (who appeared in HBO’s production of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Afghan Asma Amin ’15 (who has been featured on the International Advancement blog before), and Hana Ayed Kanee ’15 of Saudi Arabia (who chose to come to Smith for the college’s “empowerment of women”).
Karen Zens ’71 is in the spotlight on page 16, where she reflects on her global career through the U.S. Foreign Service, while Okche Ashwin ’56 (from South Korea, currently living in Australia) talks about coming to Smith and her life after graduation on page 35.
One of the biggest international stories in this issue of the SAQ is Signs of an Arab Spring, written by Karima Khalil ’83 of Cairo. Khalil took hundreds of photos during January’s revolution in Egypt and later worked with other photographers to publish a book of 150 images called Messages from Tahrir: Signs from the Egyptian Revolution. Signs of an Arab Spring features eight of Khalil’s photographs on pages 28 through 33.
Finally, no Quarterly would be complete without pages of alumnae updates. Beginning on page 40. The updates are peppered with international alumnae (like Lois Goldberg Grjebine ’52 of Paris, page 46) and Smithies traveling abroad (like Elisabeth Sexton ’07 who visited Beatriz (Edith) Tapia ’07 in London and Gabriela Molina ’07 in Barcelona, page 77).