Alumni News

List of 5 news stories.

  • YP Alum Lia Schaffner on Publishing Her First Book and Raising Awareness

    Class of 2017 alum Lia Schaffner strives to help others to find their voice. She recently published her first book Rainbow Plague, which illustrates how quickly society can change and evolve into a very negative environment for certain parts of the population. “I got the idea from looking at the Trump administration and so many horrible things happened to so many people,” says Lia. “We are not doing enough to promote awareness, be a part of the change, and to be involved with politics.”
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  • In the booth for the York Prep production of Lend Me a Tenor

    From York Prep Drama Club to Cirque Du Soleil

    York Prep class of 2016 alum Rebecca Meckler was in seventh grade when her Jump Start teacher, Ms. Feibusch, encouraged her to join a new club. She chose the Drama Club, and the rest was history. She continued taking on different roles in the Drama Club throughout the rest of middle school and high school, graduated from Carnegie Melon with a BFA in Stage and Production Management, and is currently the on-call Assistant Stage Manager for "Mystere" - a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.
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  • York Prep Alum, PhD Positions at MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley

    The last time we caught up with York Prep alum Alexander “Sasha” Khazatsky, a little over a year ago, he had just returned from a Robotic Learning conference in Japan where he presented his paper “Contextual Imagined Goals for Self-Supervised Robotic Learning” . Since then he has maintained his prolific level of work in Artificial Intelligence research, and is currently in the running for UC Berkeley’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian!
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  • York Prep Alum, Alexander Khazatsky, presents at the Conference on Robotic Learning in Japan

    Class of 2017 graduate, Alexander Khazatsky, presented a research paper he co-wrote with five UC Berkeley graduate students at the 2019 Conference on Robotic Learning in Japan earlier this month. More information about the paper, entitled Contextual Imagined Goals for Self-Supervised Robotic Learning, can be found on the project website page here.

    Mr. Khazatsky is currently a student at UC Berkeley, where he is majoring in Computer Science. We congratulate him for all his hard work and efforts towards this project.
  • Mitchell Schorr on How Childhood Memories are Depicted in his Art

    York Prep alumnus Mitchell Schorr’s colorful street art has been ubiquitous throughout New York City over the past decade. Most recently his drawings of musicians were featured in The Met Fifth Avenue’s Play it Loud exhibit, and his Dripy painting hands permanently in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Schorr, who grew up in New York City, currently works out of his studio in Manhattan’s west side, where he creates art inspired by his childhood memories.
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