Alumni

David Barnes

David Barnes, C'05, is an associate in the national appellate practice at King & Spalding in Washington, DC. He has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, as well as state and federal trial courts throughout the country. Prior to joining King & Spalding, David served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Kami Bruner

Kami Bruner, C'01, recently completed a Masters degree in International Development at Tulane University with an emphasis in sustainable community-based development and social justice. She received her Permaculture Design Certification and participated in Undoing Racism and Community Organizing, Design Thinking, and Street Medic trainings. These challenging skill-building opportunities have provided her with creative approaches to engage with the problems facing our world at both local and global levels -- helping her progress on her journey to find out how to be of greater service to the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ann Bush

After graduating Sewanee, Ann Bush, C'04, earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She did an internship in Haiti for a summer and successfully wrote a grant proposal for a health clinic in the community where she lived. She has worked in early child therapy and wilderness therapy, and has been working as an Investigator of Child Abuse and Neglect for Buncombe Department of Social Services in Asheville, NC for the past three years.

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Callie Flowers Casteel

Callie Flowers Casteel, C'08, is the Southeast Farmer and Market Outreach Coordinator for Animal Welfare Approved, a national nonprofit organization that identifies, audits, certifies, and promotes family farmers who are raising animals to the highest animal welfare, social and environmental standards, on pasture or range. As regional coordinator, Callie is responsible for farmer recruitment and support along with consumer and market outreach across the region.

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Jourdan Cooney

Jourdan Cooney, C'12, is a medical student at the University of South Florida who expects to earn her MD in 2018. After graduating from Sewanee in 2012, she completed a Master of Science in Medical Sciences and worked as a live-in nanny before starting medical school.

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Talley Cross

Talley Cross, C'03, is an Intelligence Analyst at the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC).

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Mary Gray

Mary Gray, C'12, is associate editor and events manager of Florence, Italy's primary English language news magazine, The Florentine. A bleeding-heart Italophile who's passionate about showing others the 'best of the Boot,' she also provides client services and consulting for international tour operator Context Travel and oversees Florence content for travel app Like a Local.

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Kristin Hanson

Kristin Hanson, C'12, serves as Director of Youth Ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, AL. She is an adult advisor to the Diocese of Alabama Youth Department, develops and leads programming for Sawyerville Day Camp and Camp McDowell, and coordinated the diocese’s first Acolyte Festival.

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Jason Jones

Jason Jones, C'05, is finishing a PhD in higher education at the University of Virginia where he is writing a dissertation on liberal education at liberal arts colleges (Sewanee included). He is drawn to this topic because both have been criticized as being useless or antiquated and lauded for producing positive outcomes in learning, personal wellness, and long-term professional success that no other educational paradigm or institution type can match.

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Will Stanley

Will Stanley, C'12, is finishing up his third year of the Master of Divinity program at Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where his academic and practical work is preparing him for a vocation of parish ministry as an Episcopal priest.

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Katharine Wilkinson

True to her Sewanee roots, Katharine Wilkinson, C'05, has pursued the path of an “interdisciplinarian,” believing that the intersection of people and purpose brings meaning to our lives and impact to our world. As Director of Strategy and Activation at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse, she works to harness business as a force for social good. Katharine published the book Between God & Green, based on her PhD at Oxford, and is passionately involved in advancing engagement and sustainability in her hometown, Atlanta.

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