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In 1984, Fred Krupp became president of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), thanks to an ambitious plan he spelled out for the organization and to his unwillingness to listen when the search firm told him he was too young at age 30.
Flash back to Chuck Dayton, '64, during his high-school years: His dad was a biology teacher who decided that, during his summers off, he and his nature-loving family would open a business guiding canoe trips in the pristine Boundary Waters of Minnesota.
Margaret McLean had a successful career in computer science when she decided she wanted to go into management. "I had good mentors who said I needed to become more global, to think broadly, to think more critically, more strategically, and to write better," she says.
This was not the outcome that Brian O'Neill had hoped for. It was not the outcome for which he had worked 20 years, on behalf of more than 32,000 plaintiffs. No, this wasn't the way things were supposed to go.
Growing up, Alicia Handy, '09, was an outdoorsy girl who played in the dirt and loved summer camp. She saw the movie Twister, and she knew she wanted to be a storm chaser. Meteorology studies as an undergrad followed, but so did this realization:
The law firm Rhine Ernest was hoping to hire Joey Friedmann, '12. He was interested but not completely sold on the idea of living in the southern Indiana city of Evansville. But then they took him 500 feet underground in a coal mine, into pitch darkness.
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