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Ezra Gale
Musician, Journalist
Class of
1985
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Ezra Gale

Musician, Journalist
Class of
1985
With a love of afrobeat rhythms and a strong sense of social justice, Ezra Gale formed the bands Aphrodesia and Super Hi-Fi in New York City. His bands have headlined several benefits for causes ranging from AIDS prevention to tsunami relief. When he’s not performing on bass, Ezra is a freelance writer for the Village Voice, Salon, SF Weekly and other publications.
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Carlos Garcia
Realtor, Principal of Eng Garcia Properties
Class of
1980
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Carlos Garcia

Realtor, Principal of Eng Garcia Properties
Class of
1980
Carlos is an attorney, real estate investor, licensed real estate salesperson, small business owner and collaborator with local social entrepreneurs. He and his wife, Lucinda, head Eng Garcia Properties, a real estate sales team serving clients with residential and commercial properties in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. An active member of local community-based organizations, Carlos is dedicated to the fields of education and social justice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of DKT International.
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Katharine Garrison
Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Editor
Class of
1981
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Katharine Garrison

Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Editor
Class of
1981
With an M.F.A. from Columbia University, Katharine Garrison is a filmmaker, director, producer and editor of promotional films, documentaries and narrative films. She is an award-winning storyteller with 16-plus years of experience in field, story and post-production. Her clients include AMC Networks (“Inside Breaking Bad” and 75 percent of video content on the AMC website), the NBA, American Movie Classics, Oxygen, PBS and ACLU, among others.
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Lee Gelernt
Deputy Director, ACLU
Class of
1975
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Lee Gelernt

Deputy Director, ACLU
Class of
1975
Lee Gelernt is deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project and director of the project’s Program on Access to the Courts. He has argued numerous groundbreaking civil rights cases throughout the country and has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate. He also teaches at Yale Law School and Columbia Law School.
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Michelle Gelernt
Attorney
Class of
1981
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Michelle Gelernt

Attorney
Class of
1981
As a public defender, Michelle Gelernt has dedicated her life’s work to defending individuals who live in the margins of society. For almost two decades, Michelle has provided free legal representation for people charged with crimes who cannot afford to retain council in both state and federal court.
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Erika Gibson
Veterinary Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Class of
1986
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Erika Gibson

Veterinary Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Class of
1986
Erika Gibson is a veterinary neurosurgeon at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, where she treats brain, spinal and balance issues in animals. Gibson is the first African-American board-certified veterinary neurosurgeon. She knew at an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian and credits her trips to the Manhattan Country School Farm with nurturing her love for both large and small animals. Erika is a member of the MCS Board of Trustees.
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Alicia Glen
New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Class of
1980
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Alicia Glen

New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Class of
1980
As Deputy Mayor, Alicia leads the administration’s efforts to grow and diversify the city’s economy, build a new generation of affordable housing and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs to support their families. Previously, she served as the head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG) at Goldman Sachs, which provides capital to underserved urban communities. Under her leadership, UIG spurred more than $5 billion of development across dozens of residential, mixed-use and commercial projects in New York and other cities.
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Julie Gluck Laifer
Physician
Class of
1975
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Julie Gluck Laifer

Physician
Class of
1975
Julie Gluck Laifer is a physician and OB/GYN at Women’s Health Care of Trumbull, CT. She volunteered in Peru and Sri Lanka and provided relief to tsunami victims in the Tamil region of India. Julie believes that “MCS shapes you deep inside.” She says her time at MCS was her most profound and influential life experience.
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Nicholas Goldberg
Journalist, Editor
Class of
1972
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Nicholas Goldberg

Journalist, Editor
Class of
1972
Nicholas Goldberg has been a journalist for 20-plus years and serves as editor of the editorial pages at the Los Angeles Times. His writing has been widely published in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Vanity Fair, among other publications.

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