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Fords in Four Eli Wachs

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and about his life beyond. This month, we interviewed Eli Wachs '16, the CEO and founder of Footprint, which gives enterprises the tools to frictionlessly and securely onboard new users, and serves as the last identity form people fill out online. With this goal of giving consumers trust online, he also started Tech Fights Dobbs (TFD), a group of privacy and women's health companies using technology to help protect women. Wachs attended Stanford University, where he studied economics and history. In his free time, he performs stand-up comedy and makes EDM music.

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FordsinFourDominicOriglio07

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and about his life beyond. This month, we interviewed Dominic Origlio ’07, the vice president and general counsel at Origlio Beverage, a wholesale distributor of domestic and imported beers serving Southeastern Pennsylvania. Origlio holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and a JD from Villanova University School of Law. He lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife Danielle. 

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Andrew Grossman discussing with a student

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and about his life beyond. This month, we interviewed Haverford Middle School science teacher Andrew Grossman ’96. Grossman runs a dynamic classroom for the Middle School boys—they can often be found experimenting, dissecting, and, ultimately, learning. Although he is immersed in athletics as a Middle School soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse coach, he is also an avid supporter of the performing and fine arts.

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Nafis Smith at his Wharton School graduation alongside his wife and two children

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and life after Haverford. This month, we interviewed Nafis Smith ’99, a member of the Haverford School's Board of Trustees and Alumni Executive Council. He is a 2022 graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, earning his MBA in Finance and Strategic Management, and holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University. His career with Vanguard has developed from his work as programmer in 2003 to now serving as Head of Taxable Money Markets and Senior Portfolio Manager. 

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Walter Paiva with Tyler Casertano at the Hephaestus Society awards ceremony

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and life after Haverford. This month, we interviewed Walter Paiva ’16, a 2020 graduate of Harvard University who now works as a software engineer at Datavant, a San Francisco-based health information technology company with a mission to connect health data to improve patient outcomes. Paiva was the keynote speaker at last year's Hephaestus Society awards ceremony, which celebrates intellectual curiosity among Haverford's students.

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Fords in Four: Kharon Randolph ’18

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and life after Haverford. In his fourth and final year playing for Haverford’s varsity basketball team, Kharon Randolph ’18 earned the Markward Club Philadelphia Player of the Year award. That same year, the Fords won the Inter-Ac basketball championship. Randolph recently finished a successful college basketball career, graduating from Holy Family University with a degree in psychology.

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Fords in Four: Eric Fisher ’78

In Fords in Four, we ask a Haverford School alumnus four questions about his time at the School and life after Haverford. In this post, Eric Fisher '78 shares his memories as a student on Lancaster Avenue and how his education impacted him in college and beyond. Fisher, a celebrated architect and founder of Fisher ARCHitecture in Pittsburgh, says his motto is "let old be old and let new be new." His clients and his colleagues note that his work is progressive and thoughtful, showcasing a special skill for weaving his work into the fabric of the Pittsburgh community. Fisher is the 2022 Haverford School Arts Fest Featured Artist

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On Reading: Upper School history teacher LaJuan Foust

In this series, called On Reading, Middle School reading teacher Karen Suter interviews Haverford School community members on their reading habits and book recommendations. In this blog post, history teacher LaJuan Foust describes the books on his shelf and how they got there. He is in his second year of teaching history at Haverford, but he’s been teaching for a little over a decade. In addition to his work in the classroom, he is also an assistant JV soccer coach and works with the speech and debate team. 

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Fords in Four: Austin Krell '15

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Austin Krell ’15 details his path to becoming a beat writer for the Philadelphia 76ers and shares predictions for their season. Krell contributes Sixers content for USA Today Sports Media Group’s NBA websites, daily coverage for The Painted Lines, and hosts the podcast The Feed to Embiid. He is active on twitter, sharing real time insights on everything Sixers.

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Fords in Four: Joshua C. Ridenhour '17

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Joshua C. Ridenhour '17 shares reflections on lessons learned and tips for staying connected. After Josh graduated from The Haverford School, he attended Skidmore College, where he contributed social media content for Skidmore College Sports and Skidmore Men’s Soccer accounts. He served as a writer and editor for a weekly publication and as a radio show co-host. He graduated in 2021 and joined The Haverford School's development team, where he fosters connections with fellow alumni as an alumni & development officer.

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Wilson Hall in snow