Meet Our Alumni

Meet our alumni

They hail from countries around the world and bring with them long lists of impressive credentials: UWC-USA’s faculty are commi!ed to their profession, their students, and to the school’s mission.

UWC-USA faculty are not only experts in their respected fields, but they also share a commitment to the UWC mission and a belief in the students who will carry it forward.

“Balance is mediocre. Commit or don't bother. You can't please everyone with a little of this or that. Go fully for what you want and get cleanly to the point.”

—Colin Lanham, Visual arts teacher, squash coach

Noor Cornelissen

'10 (The Netherlands)

Noor Cornelissen ’10 (The Netherlands) simply thinks about others. Whether working with victims of sexual violence in Kenya, with refugees in Uganda, or on a search and rescue ship in the Mediterranean under the auspices of Médecins Sans Frontières, Noor unfailingly seeks to help others do better and be better. Addressing the UWC-USA community during a commencement speech in 2018, Noor reminded the graduates about the challenges we face in the world today, while encouraging everyone in attendance to work together and hope together. “The world is damaged,” she said, “but not beyond repair. You are needed.”




B.A. International Politics & History, Jacobs University

M.A. International Development, Geneva Graduate Institute

Current Employment:

Research Intern UNAIDS


Bushan Tuladhar

’87 (Nepal)

Bushan Tuladhar ’87 (Nepal)

“Green is not just a color; it is an attitude. It is a way you see life, it is a way you live life.” Bushan Tuladhar returned to Nepal after attending UWC-USA and Cornell to help his home country develop the attitude and the vision that can make a greener planet. His work has focused on improving public transportation, educating his Nepali countrymates about the value of living a greener life, and advocating for policies that reduce pollution. He speaks eloquently on Youtube and in his own radio program about the simple fact that in every country, Nepal included, the means of living greener already exists. What we need, he argues, is the will and the vision to make it happen.




B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University

M.E. Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Current Employment:

Chief technical advisor for South Asia for UN-Habitat’s Urban Basic Services Branch