Alumni to Watch

By kvitare1@johnshopkins.edu

Laura Gordon ’09 (Writing Seminars), a television literary agent at ICM Partners, was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the Hollywood and Entertainment category. She has represented writers and directors from such shows as “Transparent,” “Master of None,” and “Veep.”


Brenton Pennicooke ’08 (BA, biology, MS, molecular/cellular biology), a neurosurgery resident at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, won the award for Best Oral Presentation at the World Forum for Spine Research in Dubai, UAE. His paper describes the use of injectable collagen gels that can be photo-crosslinked in situ to repair intervertebral disc herniations.