NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AT UAHS:
National Merit Scholar, Marching Band, Ft. Hayes Music Program, Grammy Camp in Los Angeles (2009) and New York City (2011)
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE GRADUATING UAHS:
Rees is a junior in the prestigious Thorton School of Music at the University of Southern California. His band, dale, released an EP in January. Rees opened for the Beach Boys in October, playing an original song, American Champagne.
CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS:
Rees is passionate about sharing his music. The band will touring soon and hopes to play in Columbus.
HOW DID UPPER ARLINGTON SCHOOLS HELP PREPARE HIM FOR SUCCESS?
Rees credits incredible teachers who appreciated his creativity and encouraged him to explore his talents.
Cristina is a regional account manager for Google at its Bogota, Colombia office, working on the team that manages the relationship between Google and Proctor & Gamble in Latin America.
Cristina earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University. At Brown she was a member of the four-time Division I NCAA Champion Women’s Rowing Team, Captain of the Women’s Crew Team and an Academic All-Ivy Honoree.
To return to the United States and earn a master’s degree in business administration while continuing her work for Google.
HOW DID UPPER ARLINGTON SCHOOLS HELP PREPARE HER FOR SUCCESS:
Cristina says she was had an amazing set of teachers and guidance counselors who pushed her and instilled a sense of curiosity that she took to college and beyond.
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