CHS Alumni

Columbus High School alumni are doing amazing things all over the world.  Our alumni network includes entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, performers, educators, athletes, engineers, and many others. If you can think of a field, there’s a Blue Devil in it somewhere.

The best thing about our alumni is their willingness to connect to current students. Alumni join panels to offer life and education advice for ninth and tenth grade students and act as senior project mentors and expert advisors for AP Capstone students.  

Inspiring the next generation of Blue Devils

Alumni Spotlight

CHS Class of 2011
Jasmine Williams
CHS Builds Leaders

Healthcare Administration

Jasmine Williams got her start at Columbus High School.  After graduation, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  While working at Emory Healthcare, Jasmine discovered her passion for healthcare administration.

In 2019, Jasmine moved to Arlington, VA.  In May 2021, she graduated from Marymount University with a master’s degree in healthcare management.  Jasmine is now a Program Coordinator at a large healthcare system in Washington DC.

Jasmine says, “My foundation started at CHS!”.  She credits her rigorous high school experience for her strong work ethic and disciplined habits.

“I am very proud to be a Blue Devil!”

CHS Builds Character

Law

After graduating from CHS, Tindall Smith attended University of Georgia.  She participated in Army ROTC and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Biology with an emphasis in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.  Tindall worked in a Genetics research lab as an undergraduate studying maize and supporting agricultural research. 

In 2020, she graduated from UGA and commissioned into the US Army Reserves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 809th Adjutant General Corps Company as a Platoon Leader and Company Safety Officer. She began Law School at UGA in August, 2020. 

This summer, Tindall completed the Basic Officer’s Leadership Course in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.  She is currently in her second year of Law School.  Her interests lie in the intersection of Law and Science, Intellectual Property, or Medical Malpractice. However, she is keeping her options open.  

Mary Tindall Smith is proud to be a Blue Devil! 

 

Class of 2016
Mary Tindall Smith
Class of 2017
Raksha Ramdas
CHS Builds Community

Neuroscience

A 2021 graduate of  University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in Neuroscience, minors in Japanese, Biology, and Chemistry, and High Distinguished Honors in Science and Technology as a member of the Honors College, Raksha Ramdas has already launched an impressive career.

In the four years since graduation from Columbus High School, Raksha has discovered a novel virus which has been registered in the Actinobacteriophage Database. She established an organization, Coins for Cancer, in Birmingham to financially support cancer patients and their families.  They partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and several other local hospitals and businesses. Raksha initiated a student chapter of Coins for Cancer at UAB in 2018 with 5 students. Today, there are more than 350 members, those in leadership positions were trained by Raksha directly. 

In the Department of Neurology, Raksha has worked in the lab of Jeremy Herskowitz, Ph.D. since 2017. During that time, she has co-authored papers and articles on PubMed and in Science Signaling and Neuroscience journals,  and presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 

Raksha has combined her passions for medicine, service and cultural learning through travel experiences in Asia. As a medical volunteer in Viet Nam during the summer of 2018, she used her skills to help patients and learn about governmental and policy interactions in different healthcare systems. In 2019, Raksha taught English to elementary school-aged children in rural China.  She developed an education reform program targeting issues that impeded access for disadvantaged populations. 

This year, Raksha is working as a Patient Care Technician at the UAB Hospital and applying to medical school with intent to attend in Fall 2022.