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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
The sky's the limit

Kathryn Hansen, A&S '05 (MA), describes herself as a "space nut." "My dream job is to be an astronaut," says Hansen, who majored in physics and astronomy at the University of Washington before coming to the Writing Seminars at Hopkins. She didn't get the chance to indulge in space travel during her semester-long tenure as Johns Hopkins Magazine's Corbin Gwaltney Fellow, but she did get to engage in her passion for writing. The Seattle native wrote about such varied topics as cancer research funding, music classes for preschoolers, and what people at Hopkins were doing to aid tsunami victims in South Asia. Her favorite assignment of all, she says, was profiling a half dozen female scientists from across Hopkins for this issue's "Wired for Science" feature. "It was fun to go out and meet scientists," she says. "It reminded me of why I want to be a science writer — because I get to learn a little about a lot of different things."

After graduation, Hansen has plans for a summer internship at Geotimes in Alexandria, Virginia.

Textual pleasures

With washes of citrine and aqua and dreamy images of books and old-fashioned electric fans, artist and illustrator Hadley Hooper sought to evoke the warmth of a lazy summer afternoon for this issue's "Ultimate Summer Reading List." A Colorado native who lives in Denver, Hooper plans to spend her summer painting and illustrating, with occasional forays into the garden outside her studio, where she recently discovered a nest of four cottontail rabbits. An avid reader, she often uses passages from her favorite books for inspiration. "One of my favorite authors is Julio Cortázar — his short stories and his book Hopscotch," she says. "Up until a couple years ago, every summer I would re-read [Gabriel Garcia Marquez'] One Hundred Years of Solitude. It's interesting to revisit characters and situations and recognize different things in them as I mature."

Hooper's work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Harper's and The New Yorker.
— Maria Blackburn

Photographer Kellie Jo Brown ("The Long Strange Trip of David Hoffman") is based in Eureka, California. Reach her at 707.445.5724 or
Illustrator William L. Brown (Wholly Hopkins: "Now Virtually Everywhere") can be reached through his Web site,
Photographer Mike Ciesielski ("Wired for Science") is based in Baltimore. Call him at 410-253-8274.
Illustrator Stephanie Dalton Cowen ("Ruminations") resides in Atlanta, Georgia. See more of her work at or reach her at 770-509-1099.
Writer Amy Cowles (Wholly Hopkins: "Spring brings a bevy of Guggenheims") is a media relations representative in the Office of News and Information. Contact her at
Writer Ann Davenport, A&S '05, MA, ("Ruminations") is a consultant for JHPIEGO, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. She can be reached at
Photographer John Davis ("The Big Question") is based in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-241-2767.
Photographer John Dean (Wholly Hopkins: "Lucky break leads to fake") is based in Baltimore. You can reach him through his Web site,, or at 410-243-8357.
Janet Dreyer (Wholly Hopkins: "A precision attack on cancer) is based in Pasadena, California. Reach her 626-793-4578 or through her Web site,
Freelance writer Jim Duffy ("Crazy Success") lives in Cambridge, Maryland. He can be reached at 443-799-8627.
Illustrator John S. Dykes (Wholly Hopkins: "Rethinking technology transfer") lives and works in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Reach him at 978-443-7772 or visit his Web site,
Will Kirk '99 (Wholly Hopkins: "Michael Klag named dean of Bloomberg School" and "Vignette") is a photographer for Homewood Photographic Services. E-mail him at
Christopher Myers (Wholly Hopkins: "Making wildest dreams come true in South Africa") is a Baltimore-based photographer. To see more of his fine art images, go to
Illustrator Michael Morgenstern ("Essay") is based in New Jersey. His Web site is Call him at 609-823-2420 or e-mail him at
Scott Roberts (Wholly Hopkins: "Classroom clickers and other education innovations") is a Baltimore illustrator who can be reached by calling 410-879-3362.
Angela Paik Schaeffer (Wholly Hopkins: "Lucky break leads to fake") is writer/editor of the Krieger School's Arts and Sciences Magazine. She can be reached at or 410-516-7702.
Photographer Stephen Spartana ("Locally Grown") is based in Sparks, Maryland. E-mail him at
Photographer Jefferson Steele ("Your Other Life") lives and works in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-664-8137.
Photographer Jay VanRensselaer (Wholly Hopkins: "Undefeated Jays head to NCAA") directs the Homewood Photos Labs. Call him at 410-516-5332.

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