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  • Alumni Changing
  • the World

Innovators and communicators, advocates and thinkers—GDS alumni are leaders in a wide variety of fields and sectors. Though their career paths are varied and their work diverse, one thing they all have in common is their grounding in GDS. Georgetown Day School graduates leave the School with a love of learning, an abhorrence of bigotry and intolerance, a broadly rounded fund of knowledge, the ability to enter the great conversations of life, and the willingness and capacity to bring needed change to a troubled world. 

We’re proud of our GDS alumni. Below, get to know some of these remarkable individuals.

Headshot of David Reich ’92

Professor of Genetics and Principal Investigator, Harvard Medical School’s Reich Lab

  • STEM
Dr. Venus I. Pitts, MD ’88

Physician (Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Obesity Medicine) and Medical Director at mental health agencies

  • Alumni
  • STEM
Elliot Ackerman ’98

Novelist, journalist, and recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart

  • Writers
Jake Blount '13

Meet Jake Blount ’13, award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer, and scholar.

  • Alumni
  • Innovate and Create
  • Music
  • inclusion
Jill Delston '01

Jill Delston ’01 on philosophy, advocacy, and microinequities

  • Alumni
  • Engage Ethically
Jillian Roberts '11

Jillian Roberts ’11 on inspiration, audacity, and the importance of dance.

  • Alumni
  • Dance
Melanie Nix ‘87

Founder, huMAN Expressions & Co-founder, Breast Cancer Comfort Site

  • Entrepreneurs