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Alumni Profile

Rob Roensch '99, English alum and winner of the International Scott Prize for Short Stories talks about why he loves writing, his new collection of short stories titled The Wildflowers of Baltimore and his plans for the future. More...

 

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Alumni Profiles

Rob Roensch '99, English alum and winner of the International Scott Prize for Short Stories, talks about why he loves writing, his new collection of short stories titled The Wildflowers of Baltimore, and his plans for the future. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Levinson Millan ‘04/’07G, Theater alum as well as Literary Manager and Dramaturg at the Geffen Playhouse discusses working with Bill Pullman '80G for The Jacksonian and learning Yiddish to complete her dramaturgy project at UMass. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Krajeski ’75, Russian language and literature alum and the new Ambassador of Bahrain, describes a typical day in the life of an Ambassador as well as what it was like to set up “Free University City” at UMass back in 1968. More...

 

 

 


 

Rochelle Rice '83, department of Dance alum and president of In Fitness & In Health, tells us about how dance led to fitness and the joys of being a speaker. More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nashira Baril, class of 2001, discusses how her interdisciplinary studies shaped her career path and led her to her current job as the co-director of the Center for Health Equity and Social Justice in Boston. More...

 

 

 

 

Vivian Berghahn '98, a German and Social Thought and Political Economy alum, discusses the ups and downs of running an independent publishing company. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Fortescue '89, an English and Linguistics alum who is currently the Managing Director with J. Robert Scott Executive Search in Boston, MA, shares his thoughts on the differences between Harvard and UMass and gives some advice on how to build a career. More...

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas Parker ‘72, the successful artistic manager who brought together Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu as a duo, recounts his experiences of flunking out of the music education department at UMass, working at one of the country’s best stations, and shares his thoughts on the state of classical music today. More...

 

 

 

 

Valerie Martin, renowned author and poet, shares her writing influences, her history, and her memories of the UMass MFA program (and the infamous 1970s student streaking!) More....