Former Exploration students and staff go on to do amazing things in the world. Our alumni profiles highlight some of the various paths that our alumni take after their time at Exploration. Below is an archive of previous alumni profiles.

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Instagram CEO is Explo Alum

Congratulations to five year Explo alumnus Kevin Systrom, whose mobile photo sharing company Instagram was recently bought by Facebook for $1 billion in cash and stock.


the captain takes manhattan

Veteran Intermediate faculty member Tom White is pursuing his dream of acting professionally in New York City.


building a game layer on top of the world

Alumnus and entrepreneur Seth Priebatsch [Junior '98, Intermediate '02-03] is building a game layer on top of the world with SCVNGR, his mobile social gaming application.


a lawyer of the liberal arts

A partner at New York City's Kirkland & Ellis law firm, Jonathan Putnam [Sr Student '81] says that a broad range of interests was his entryway into the profession.


a labor of love

A former karate world champion, Reggie Perry [Int Student '86-'87] has opened a gym where he teaches students the importance of self-discipline and service.


make, teach, recycle art

Once a Supply Room Coordinator at Explo, Jodi Lea Schmidt [Int Faculty '95-'00] now provides art resources to schools and organizations throughout Massachusetts.


custodianship eternal

For the royal family of Padmaja Kumari Mewar [Sr Student '97], hospitality is an heirloom.


theater as experience

Randy Weiner [Sr Faculty '87] brings his unique take on performance to Cambridge's American Repertory Theater.


international editor

Gideon Rose [Sr Student ’79], editor of Foreign Affairs, returns to Exploration to talk politics.


explo's first employee

Brian Hughes [Sr Faculty '77, Board '04-Present] is a start-up man who got his start with Exploration.


on reading in public

Critically acclaimed author Leah Hager Cohen [Sr Faculty '86-'94] reflects on the nuances of public reading.


history behind the store

Rachel Hirsch [Int Student '92-'93, Faculty '98-'02] brings her love of history to vintage clothing.


ambassador for the arts

Ramien Pierre [Sr Faculty '93, Jr Faculty '94-'96] talks about his role facilitating the arts at the Kennedy Center.


a ticket to ride

George Whitesides [Int Student '87-'88] is working to make space travel (and space civilization) a reality.