Alumna Alexis Sablone (MArch '16) was recently featured in the The New York Times. Sablone is a professional skateboarder, architect, and sculptor who has won seven X-Games medals and is on the first USA Skateboarding National Team.
"Contrary to popular belief, skateboarding and scholastics can go hand in hand. While working on her thesis at M.I.T. (on designs for an international nuclear waste repository), Ms. Sablone took study breaks by skating the subterranean network of tunnels on campus."
Read her thesis here: https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/103486.
Read the New York Times profile here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/style/alexis-sablone-mit-grad-and-future-olympic-skateboarder.html