ALI's MSArch graduates, summer research interns, thesis students, and veterans of the legendary Desert Road Trip occupy a special place in the ALI community.  We are proud of the risk each ALI student takes to step outside disciplinary boundaries, and we are proud of the choices many have made to continue exploring drylands design as they launch their own careers, practices, families, and teaching. A small sampling of alumni news, achievements, and off-the-beaten-path career choices appears periodically in the ALI blog.