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Mentors

The following English alums have graciously volunteered to speak with interested majors about their careers and experiences in the work world. If you'd like to contact one of them, please speak with Celeste or Janis in the Undergrad Office to receive the mentor's email address.

Not sure what you'd say to a mentor? Consider asking if you can do an informational interview, which is a chance to sit down and ask someone about their career. You can read more about the process here.

Non-profit/Social Change

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Peter Breslow

1977

Washington DC

NPR - Weekend Edition

Senior Producer

Public Radio

Robert Brock

1984

Missouri

Missouri History Museum

Asst Director of Visitior Services

Public Museums

Sarah Cavicchi

2010

Washington DC

ASCD

Asst Editor

Professional Development for Educators

Alix Kennedy 1998 Western Mass. Eri Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Executive Director - Museums Public Museums
Amanda Mattingly 2014 Framingham Voices Against Violence Shelter Manager Advocacy

Vinh Nguyen

2012

New York City

MDRC

Statistical Programmer and Researcher

Public Policy

Dana Pungello

2005

New York City

NAF

Director of Communications

Education - College Prep

Kiersten Rooke

2010

Washington DC

Chemonics International

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

International humanitarian aid and ventures

Josh Stearns 2004 Western Mass Democracy Fund Assoc. Director of the Public Square Program Philanthropy and Media/Journalism
Michelle Wade   Pittsburgh 412 Youth Zone at Auberle Education Coordinator Human Resources

Lisa Watts

1982

Raleigh / Durham, NC

Prevention Parnters

Strategic Communications Mgr

Public Health

Adam Zinkievich

2008

Hartford, CT

Salvation Army

Communications Manager

Thrift store


Writing/Editorial/Media

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Hannah Auerbach

2010

Boston

Antiques Roadshow

Account Executive

Promotions

Diana Band 2009 Denver Self-employed writer Contract Writer Various
Shami Barooshian 2014 Boston Original9 Media Editor Marketing

Bob Bobala

1990

San Diego

Self-employed

Writing, Marketing, Content Consultant

Various

Peter Breslow

1977

Washington DC

NRP Weekend Edition

Senior Producer

Public Radio

Sarah Cavicchi

2010

​Washington DC

US News and World Report Travel Editor

Media-News Online Content

Cheryl Crosby

1998

Boston/
International

Boston Parents Paper / Global Hair Fashion Group

Senior Editor & Social Media Consultant

Media-Digital, News & Events

Caroline Fenton

2007

Boston

Pearson Education

Digital Project Manager

Education/Publishing

John Glynn 1990 Kansas City Universal Uclink/Go Comics Publishing / Digital Content  Media: News & Events

Erin Hayes

2003

Boston

MediaBoss Televsion

Producer, Writer, Partner

Entertainment

Susan Karcz

1981

Boston

Harvard Medical School

Asst Editor, Harvard Medicine Magazine; Senior Editorial Prduction Coordinator

Higher Education

Erik Kraft

1993

Boston

Self-employed

Children's writer, Teacher

Writing, Teaching, Tech Support

Chris Lindahl 2014 Hyannis Cape Cod Time Reporter Journalism
Laura Lovett 2013 Boston Gatehouse Media Journalist / Reporter Journalism

Stephanie Myers

2005

New York City

Inc. Magazine

Assoc. Director of Strategy and Social Media

Publishing/Media

Maria Pedone

2012

New York City

American Express

Marketing Manager

Media: Digital
Elizabeth Roman 2006 Western Mass. The Republican; Masslive.com; Ell Pueblo Latino Reporter Media: News & Events

Kate Russillo

1999

Boston

Kate Russillo

Senior Development Editor & Product Manager

Marketing & Product Development

Craig Sandler

1995

Florida

State House News

General Manager, CMO

Media: News & Events

David Singer (also see Higher Ed)

1985

Schenectady, NY

Daily Gazette

Freelance music reviewer

Media: News & Events

Rebecca Tarr Thomas 2010 Western Mass. Adams Media Acquisitions Editor Media: nonfiction publisher

Christopher Vallancourt

1994

Boston

Freelance; WBUR

Voiceover Artist, Audio Production

Media

Katie Weagle

2011

Worcester, MA

RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Technical Writer

Computer Software, Technology

Shoki Yashiro 2013 Boston Proverb Agency Copywriter Advertising

Publishing

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Speciality

Cheryl Crosby

1998

Boston & International

Boston Parents Paper/Global Hair & Fashion Group

Senior Editor & Social Media Consultant

Print magazines & websites

Kevin Horwitz (see also Marketing/PR/
Business)

1999

Waltham, MA

New England Journal of Medicine

Busines and Sales Operations Manager

Publishing

Kathryn Hueber 2012 Arlington Pearson Editorial Asst. Career and Student Success

Sandra Mangurian

1964

Chicago

Self-employed

Publishing Executive

Print and online curriculum & content development

Monica Sweeeny 2010 Greater Boston Hollan Publishing, Inc. Managing Editor Publishing
Rebecca Tarr Thomas 2010 South Shore, MA Adams Media/Simon and Schuster Acquisition Editor Media: Nonfiction Publisher

Legal Profession

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Jill Grucan 2001 Florida Grucan Immigration Law Immigration Attorney  

Christopher McHallam

1991

Massachusetts

Christopher W. McHallam, Esq.

Attorney

Mediator

Samantha Ryan 2012 Boston Ropes & Gray LLP Corporate Associate Corporate law

Travel/Outdoor Recreation

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Megan Wynne

2014

Portland, OR

Trackers Earth

Kayak Instructor

Outdoor recreation


Healthcare

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Gordon Bedford

2001

Boston

Genzyme, a Sanofi company

Senior Document Specialist -Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Document Control

Clinical Research

Jan FitzGerald

1974

Hawaii

Private Practice

Clinical Psychologist

Indivdual Therapy and Autism Consultant

Joseph Needleman (see also grad school)

2012

Central Pennsylvania

Penn State College Medicine

Medical Student

Medicine


Technology/Software

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Anastasia Armstrong

2017

New York City

Bloomberg LP

Technical Writer

Global Information Technology

Bob Bobala

1990

San Diego

Self-employed

Conte Consultant, Technical Writer

 

Ellen Forbes (see also Marketing/PR)

1990

Atlanta, GA

Sage

Manager, Web

Software, Digital Marketing

Patrick Hellen

2001

Boston

7Summits Inc

Community Solutions Engineer

Software, Technology

Jack Massa

1978

SW Florida

Guidance Communicatins, Inc.

Consultant and Owner

Software, E-Learning, Technology Training

John Pinson 1987 San Francisco ForgeRock Marketing Manager Media/Digital

Marketing/Public Relations/Business

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Bob Bobala

1990

San Diego

Self-employed

Marketing and Content Consultant

Varied

Shami Barooshian 2014 Boston Original9 Media Editor Public Relations

Dustin Burke

1981

Greater Boston

American Commercial Real Estate LLC

President

Commercial Real Estate

Sarah Cavicchi

2010

Washington DC

Skyword

Editorial Manager

Tech Startup - Content Marketing

Anne Ferreira

1975

Fall River, MA

St. Anne's Hospital

Coordinator, PR & Marketing

Healthcare

Ellen Forbes (see also software/tech)

1990

Atlanta, GA

Sage

Manager, web

Software/digital marketing

Joanna Frank

2010

New York City

Signature B&B Companies

Asst. Account Executive

Insurance

John Glynn

1990

Kansas Ciety

Universal Uclick
GoComics

President

Publishing and 
Digital Content

Kevin Horwitz (see also Publishing)

1999

Waltham, MA

New England Journal of Medicine

Business and Sales Operations Manager

Publishing

Alan D. Hurvitz

1972

New York

IBM

Global Program Executive

Technology

Tom Lanen

1975

Hopkington,
Boston

Thomas Marketing Services

President, Brand Strategist, Exec. Creative Director

Ad/Digital Agency

Jonathan Myerov

1994

Greater Boston

Irobot

Special Proposal Manager

Robotics

Bill O'Leary

1999

Washington DC

Russell Reynolds Associates

Executive Search and Assessment Consultant

Executive Employment Agency

Maria Pedone

2012

New York City

American Express

Marketing Manager

Credit Card

Lauren Proctor

2008

New York City

Lauren Proctor Internet Marketing

Digital Marketing and Product Development Consultant

Digital Trends and Marketing

Scott Sambade

1990

New York City

Appian Real Estate LLC

Real Estate Developer

Real Estate

Nicholas Smith

2002

Boston

ZinCo USA

National Sales Manager

Commercial Construction Products

Allie Struzik

2006

San Jose

PayPal

Project Manager

Marketing

James Wagstaff

2007

San Francisco, CA

PowerAdvocate

Director

Consulting &Technology for Energy Industry

Higher Education - Administration

Alumni    

Year

Region

Institution

Title

Andrea Dine

1990 Greater Boston Brandeis University Director of Hiatt Career Center

Scott Greenberg

1997

Middlesex County

Framingham State University

Assoc. VP of Academic Affaris and Dean of Graduate Continuing Education

Tara Hancock

2000

Central Mass.

Worcester State University

Reunion Coordinator

Jen Nailos 2007 Austin Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board  

Becky Prior

1994

Greater Boston

Berkelee College of Music

Data Manager, Analyst in Institutional Assessment and Graduate Studies

Ann-Marie Reddy

 

Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University

Director - Annual Fund

David Singer (see also Media, Journalism, 
Editorial)

1985

Schenectady, NY

Albany Law School

Director of Communications


Higher Education - Teaching

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Specialty

A.C. Kemp 1987 Greater Boston MIT Lecturer in English Language Studies  

Kerry O'Grady

2006

New York City

New York University

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business

Marcy Tanter

1996

Texas

Tarleton State University

Professor of English

English literature

Pauline Uchmanowicz

1981

New York

SUNY, New Paltz

Director of Creative Writing

English literature


Secondary Education - Administration and Teaching

Alumni    

Year

Region

Institution

Title

Specialty

Michele Bernhard 1992;
2003
Northampton Northampton High School Teacher English and Language Arts

John Bonanni

2007 Massachusetts Nauset Regional Middle School Teacher Special Education

Margaret Clayton

2012

Tyngsboro, MA

Academy of Notre Dame

Middle School Teacher

English and French

Richard Freccero

1973

Hampden County

American International College
East Longmeadow High School

Professor

 

School Committee Member

 

Kathryn Ives 1986 Virginia Loudon County High School Teacher English

Ken Lundberg

1984

Greater Boston

Needham Public Schools

Middle School Teacher

English

Hillary Lynch 2014 Fall River Atlantis Charter School Teacher English 
Rose Mendonca 1993 Middlesex County Lowell High School School Counselor Guidance Counseling

Sharon Milch

1970

New Jersey

River Dell High School

AP Teacher

English

Michelle B. Wynn

1993

California St. Ignatius College Prep AP Teacher Chemistry

Grad School/Post Grad Programs

Alumni    

Year

Region

Institution

Grad Level

Specialty

Kelsey Anderson 2011 Boston Boston University MSW Clinical Social Work

Jenny Krichevsky

2008 Hampshire Country UMass Amherst PhD Composition & Rhetoric

Kathryn Manz

2006

Boston

Simmons College

MFA

Children's Literature

Joseph Needleman (see also healthcare)

2012

Central Pennslyvania

Penn State College

M.D.

Medicine

Museums

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Robert Block 1984 Missouri Missouri History Museum Director of Visitor Experience Public Museums

Alix Kennedy (see also Non-profits)

1988

Western Mass

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Executive Director-Museums

Public Museums

Kristen Mouris

2015

Cape Cod

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Membership and Database Assistant

Museum Development

Philantrophy and Media

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Specialty

Josh Stearns 2004 Western Mass Democracy Fun Assoc. Director of hte Public Square Program Philanthrophy and Media/Journalism

 


Government

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Specialty

Patrick Prendergast 2013 Boston Massachusetts State House Legislative Aid to Rep. Paul Brodeur Government

Tessa Simonds

2008 Washington DC National Democratic Committee Digital Director Politics

Book Authorship

Alumni    

Year

Region

Book Published

Publisher

Genre

Erik Kraft 1993 Boston

Too Many Chickens

The Lenny and Mel Series

Self-published 
 

Simon and Schushter

Humor and YA
Jack Massa 1978 Florida

Cloak of the Two Winds

Ghosts of Bliss Bayou

Triskelion Books

self-published

Fantasy

YA Fantasy

Margaret Powell 2000 Pittsburgh Only The Best: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Lowe (expected late 2018) Chronicle Books Children's literature/Biography