James Traub (SHS 1972)
Journalist—writer Sunday New York Times Magazine
Author of ten books including City on a Hill on CCNY and Best Intentions on Kofi Annen. For years Jim has participated in Writing Day at the Middle School. His Bandy quote did not help him get a job at the Times.
“Love is the botulism in the cold Vichyssoise of life.”
Elisabeth Stock (SHS 1986)
Founder of Computers for Youth which gets computers in the hands of students who otherwise would have no access to them. How this for her Bandy quote, “ There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.” Elisabeth was also a White House Fellow.
Yuki Sonoda (SHS 1979)
Business woman, Psychologist.
Introduced Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Japan and played an important role helping its citizens heal following the 2001 earthquake. Today, Yuki is recognized in Japan as an expert in her field. Her status as a successful business woman in Japan is rare. During her years at Scarsdale, not easy ones for sere, she cited one teacher who helped her reach her potential, Len Tallevi.
Eugenie Lang Rosenthal (SHS 1996)
“Let’s Get Ready” founder. Genie has a drive that is masked by her wit and charm. Her Bandy quote is quite tongue in cheek, but it captures her nonetheless. “What? Only ten lines? Are they kidding me?” Now she has many lines, all of them directed toward helping young people from communities far less fortunate than Scarsdale get a shot at college.
Dan O’Brien (SHS 1992)
A decade ago when Dan O’Brien was asked for a word of wisdom by the staff of the Bandersnatch, Dan responded, “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” Imagination he must have in spades winning the Osborn Award presented by the American Theatre Critics, the Mark Twain Comedy Writing Award, and a play “The Dear Boy,” based in large part on a veteran Scarsdale High School teacher.
Ethan Nadelmann (SHS 1975)
Ethan’s Senior quotation in the school yearbook gives little hint about his very serious academic side. “Life is just one big joke. It was never meant to be taken seriously.” He taught at Harvard and Princeton and then left the academic world, becoming the Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Nadelmann is regarded as the most articulate spokesman for drug policy reform in the U.S.
Herbert Krosney (SHS 1955)
Writer and award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He is the author of the new National Geographic book, The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. As a filmmaker with more than 30 years' experience, he has worked for BBC, PBS, The History Channel and CBC (Canada).
Jay Lalezari (SHS 1977)
Devoted his life to discovering the roots of AIDS. Does research as Director of Quest Clinical Research in San Francisco. Runs dozens of clinical trials, 23 now. Including ones on AIDS and hepatitis, Herpes Simplex, and Human papilloma virus.
Max Krohn (SHS 1995)
Founder of OKcupid, Sparknotes, and TheSpark. Max has been an academic superstar earning a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Harvard College and a PhD in Computer Science from M.I.T.. He recently sold Okcupid to Match.com.
Glenn Kramon (SHS 1971)
Journalist, Assistant Managing Editor of the New York Times. Glenn has been overseeing major reporting projects for more than a decade. Reporters working under his editing supervision have won eight Pulitzer Prizes, and have been finalists for the Pulitzer 22 times.