Since our first graduating class of 1982, The Gregory School alumni have been making their mark on the world, near and far. Here, we highlight a diverse array of alumni who have been featured recently on our alumni Facebook page.
Lisa Ilka Abrams '85
Lisa was appointed to Pima County Superior Court in January, 2021. Lisa served as a Commissioner for the Pima County Superior Court since 2010. She is currently on the Juvenile bench and previously served on the Family Law and Probate benches. Lisa also volunteers as a judge for the Juvenile Court’s Dependency Alternative Program, which diverts eligible dependency cases out of the traditional dependency route.
Anthony is a senior advisor to the Biden administration and has served as an advisor and assistant to the Biden family for more than a decade. He served in the Obama-Biden administration in multiple leadership roles. Anthony began his public service career at the White House under both President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
Omid Farhang '99
Omid recently founded the creative agency Majority in Atlanta with two founding partners and the backing of Shaquille O'Neal. Majority holds diversity at its core and aims to flip the ad agency diversity ratio, with a goal of maintaining a talent pool that is 75% diverse. Prior to founding Majority, Omid was chief creative officer at Momentum Worldwide.
Laila is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, currently serving in Paris. After graduating from The George Washingon University, Laila began her career with the Department of Defense as an Arabic language analyst, focused on Middle East and counter-terrorism issues. She was sworn in as a foreign service officer in 2010.
Autumn Ruhe '01
Autumn launched her successful Tucson toy store in 2007 at the age of 25. The store, Mildred & Dildred, has become a Tucson icon and expanded into a larger location in November, 2020. Autumn and her store have been featured in a variety of Tucson news and business publications.
Matthew is the new executive director of Literacy Connects, a Tucson nonprofit serving over 55,000 children and adults annually through literacy and arts programming. Prior to his return to Tucson, Matthew served as executive director/chief executive officer of The Arc San Francisco, a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities.