Make Way: Our Student Initiative co-chairs: (L to R) Eric Upin, AB ’83, Carrie Johnson, AR ’89, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77, and Merry Mosbacher, MBA ’82

Dear friends,

We are thrilled to serve as co-chairs of Make Way: Our Student Initiative. While we come from different backgrounds, studied different fields, and pursued different careers, we join together in our passion for the life-changing experience we all had as WashU students. We are who we are today, in part, because of WashU.

  • Eric: At WashU, I discovered my passion for economics, which led me to get into investment banking and later endowment management.
  • Carrie: My WashU experience was a game changer, opening up opportunities for me in architecture and design and resulting in lifelong friendships.
  • Larry: I have met fellow students, alumni, and friends from diverse backgrounds and cultures, expanding my perspective and connecting me with an exceptional community that has played a significant role in my life.
  • Merry: As an MBA student, I secured an internship with Edward Jones, where I became a partner and spent my entire career.

For us, WashU is synonymous with excellent communities, opportunities, and possibilities.

What does WashU mean to you? What inspires you to give back to future generations of WashU students? Check out some tips on telling your Make Way story [link to new page].

Through Make Way, we will expand resources for undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships and fellowships, and the student experience. Together, we will ensure that WashU students have the resources they need to thrive on our campuses—and beyond.

Thank you for all that you do as volunteers to advance WashU and Make Way!

Carrie Johnson, AR ’89
Merry Mosbacher, MBA ’82
Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77, Washington University trustee
Eric Upin, AB ’83, Washington University trustee, current WashU parent