Pierre S.M. Lipton ’20, of Charlotte, N.C.; Feb. 4, unexpectedly after crossing the finish line at the Mesa Marathon in Arizona. It was his personal best for distance in just over 3 hours and 10 minutes. He died of what doctors believe was “some sudden electrolyte imbalance that caused arrhythmia,” his father told the Boston Globe. He was valedictorian at Myers Park High School and volunteered at an orphanage in Panama to teach English and math before attending Brown to study economics and Middle Eastern studies. Always concerned about others, he started VitaLives while still a student—a company aimed at reducing malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. In addition, he became COO of the news company 1440 Media, cofounded by Tim Huelskamp and Andrew Steigerwald, which was created to share fact-focused information with the world. Pierre told EIN News in January 2022: “The news used to be something that brought people together. The whole family would sit around the TV, radio, or newspaper and consume the same information. Now, that couldn’t be further from the truth. At 1440, we believe the news can still be a way for people to connect.” As a result of his hard work and success, he was named Rhode Island INNO under 25 in 2020 and was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2022. “He accomplished more than anyone I know in just 26 years, but he still had so many plans,” his girlfriend, Eleanor Pereboom, wrote in an Instagram post. He spoke Spanish and Arabic and was learning Italian in anticipation of a planned trip in May. He was an adventurer and enjoyed travel, music, art, hiking, reading, geography, trivia, Scrabble, running, soccer, tennis, squash, and water skiing. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and his girlfriend Eleanor.