Alumni Profiles

Alex Boyce

Alex Boyce
Alex Boyce graduated from the UI in 2005 with a BBA in Finance and currently works as the vice president of a financial advisory firm in London. He recently helped spearhead the official London IOWA Club, which had its first meeting in March 2016 and is quickly expanding its reach. Read more about Alex Boyce and the London IOWA Club.

 

Cheng-I Chu

Cheng-I Chu
Cheng-I Chu, “Chu,” graduated from the Ph.D. program in health policy and management at the University of Iowa in 2001. He now resides in Hualien, Taiwan, where he is a professor and chair of the Department of Public Health, Tzu Chi University in Taiwan. Read more about Cheng-I Chu.

 

Jeffrey Ding

Jeffrey Ding
Jeffrey Ding (B.B.A. economics, B.S. political science, B.A. Asian languages and literatures) is from Iowa City, Iowa, and spent a year in Beijing, China, through study abroad and internship experiences. Jeffrey is currently pursuing graduate studies in international relations at Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar. Read more about Jeffrey Ding.

 

Nayef Saleh Al Gharaibeh
Originally from Irbid, Jordan, Nayef Saleh Al Gharaibeh graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 with his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics. He returned to his home country where he currently teaches physiology at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), and has also held positions as the chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, director of the JUST Health Center, and the vice dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Read more about Nayef Saleh Al Gharaibeh.

Darren R. Grafius
Dr. Darren R. Grafius is originally from East Lansing, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a degree in geography. Today, he resides in the United Kingdom, where he moved to be with his partner, and now works as a post-doctoral research fellow at Cranfield University. The focus of his work is conducting environmental modeling and ecosystem services assessment as part of a government-funded consortium project studying biodiversity in urban landscapes. Read more about Darren R. Grafius.

 

Howard Kerr
Native Iowan and 1960 graduate of the UI, Howard Kerr is the recipient of the 2016 International Impact Award. A former naval commander and advisor to U.S. presidents, Kerr has contributed to high-level discussions of international politics among individuals who create and implement American policy. Read more about Howard Kerr.

 

Yezi Shen
Yezi Shen graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015, where she studied journalism and mass communication, and cinema. Since then, she’s returned to her home country, China, where she now works in television programming. Read more about Yezi Shen.