Janet Karim (SHS 1972)

Janet_Z._Karim_(SHS_72)_(Thumbsize).jpgJanet Karim, ’72 –
 Janet Karim currently works as a diplomat for the Permanent Mission of Malawi to the United Nations, responsible for social, cultural and human rights issues and representing the Mission on a number of social-related bodies and UN executive boards including UNICEF. Janet currently serves on the 2013 bureau of UN-Women Executive Board as Vice President and is the Rapporteur of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing. She previously led an illustrious career in journalism for close to 20 years in Malawi as senior journalist for The Malawi Daily Times, by co-founding a number of para-media organizations and carving a niche in championing the rights of women and children. 


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Daniel Schacter (SHS 1970)

Daniel_Schacter_(SHS_70)_(Thumbsize).jpgDaniel Schacter, ’70 – Daniel L. Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter attended Scarsdale High School from 1966-1970, and spent much of his time there working on his golf game. He played on the SHS golf team under coach Warren Gaudet, rising to co-captain in his senior year, when the team won the state sectional tournament. During Schacter’s junior year, he was exposed for the first time to the field of psychology as part of LeRoy Stemmer’s health course. 

He was fascinated by the subject and went on to major in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (but failed to make the golf team). After graduating from UNC in 1974, Schacter became especially interested in the topic of memory while working as a research assistant at Duke University, and went on to receive his PhD in 1981 at the University of Toronto, a major center for memory research. Schacter served as director of the Unit for Memory Disorders at the University of Toronto for the next six years before joining the psychology department at the University of Arizona in 1987. In 1991, he was appointed Professor at Harvard University, and served as Chair of the psychology department from 1995-2005.

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Kimberley Harris (Miller) (SHS 1988)

Harris_Kimberley_(SHS_87)_(Thumbsize).jpgKimberley Harris (Miller) ’88 - Kimberley D. Harris was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NBCUniversal in 2013.  Ms. Harris is based in New York.

Ms. Harris provides legal advice to the NBCUniversal senior management team and supervises the Law Department, which handles legal matters for all of NBCUniversal’s business units, including the company’s film studio, two broadcast networks, 18 cable channels, 50-plus digital sites, and theme park operations.  She also coordinates NBCUniversal’s global regulatory and legislative agenda.

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Howard Gertler (SHS 1992)

Howard_Gertler_(SHS_92)_(Thumbsize).jpgHoward Gertler, ’92 – Howard Gertler is an Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include David France’s How to Survive a Plague, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2012 and was released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects. The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and won the Gotham for Best Documentary, the New York Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best First Feature, the International Documentary Association’s Emerging Filmmaker Award and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. It was also a Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee.

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