Author: Milton Magazine

Born To Lead

-Shortly after her appointment to her new post, Physician and chief medical officer  Meika Neblett ’90 was confronted with one of the worst health crises in a century.- “Everything I did was in preparation to be the doctor I wanted to be,” she says from her office at Community Medical Center, in Toms River, New Jersey, where she has served as chief medical officer for the past year. Her determination and certainty about the future kept her life on track and busy after Milton: She earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in three and a half years, spent a...

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All Hands On Deck

-In the midst of a pandemic, noted Transplant Surgeon Curtis Cetrulo Embraces a new Challenge- A number of conditions must be met for a transplant surgery to be successful. Organs and appendages must be perfect matches, for one thing. Surgeons must painstakingly connect vessels and tissue. And patients must be vigilant with their follow-up medication regimen, or the body may recognize the transplant as a threat and react by fighting it as it would an infection. For Curtis Cetrulo ’88, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who performed the country’s first penile transplant in 2016, groundbreaking...

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Money Matters for 
Young Women

-Invest In Girls Wants Young Girls To Be The CFOs Of Their Lives- What is the difference between credit and debit? How are interest rates calculated? And what is an ROI? For many young women, with little exposure to the fundamentals of finance, such concepts have little meaning. Invest in Girls (IIG), an organization with origins at Milton, has been making a significant difference in changing that scenario. Through a three-tiered approach that offers financial literacy workshops, on-site visits to financial services and investment firms, and one-on-one professional mentoring opportunities, IIG is working to cultivate a generation of financially...

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Hail To The Chief

 – Firefighting is in the blood of the Mcdevitts. and now the family can claim the first female district fire chief in the 342-year history of the Boston Fire Department. –  A three-story brick building on Chestnut Hill Avenue, the Engine 29 firehouse primarily covers the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Inside, when District Fire Chief Deanna McDevitt ’99 is on duty and not out on a call, she spends hours at her desk thinking about and preparing for emergencies. “I try to read, study, and learn from other incidents, whether they’re in Boston or across the country,”...

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We Must Do Better

-New York City’s work and training advocate Jose Ortiz ‘99 believes that the pandemic has served to magnify the struggles of society’s most vulnerable and the urgent need for change.- Jose Ortiz Jr. ’99, executive director of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC), wants to lift New York’s marginalized populations out of poverty and into jobs that allow them to live more economically secure lives. As the leader of the country’s largest regional workforce development organization, Ortiz advocates for the 180 city organizations that provide job training and placement services to nearly 600,000 New Yorkers. In...

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