Find Journalism Alumni
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Rebecca Thatcher Murcia, class of 1986, published Seeking Saúl: an American Mother's Journey to Colombia, a memoir of the year she spent raising her young sons in her late husband's country. She lives in Akron, Penn., and works as a court interpreter and a soccer coach.
Cynthia Therrien, class of 2009, is a Massachusetts licensed independent insurance broker certified in long-term care. She and her husband, a certified financial planner, run INVEST Financial Corporation, their own “mom-and-pop-style" business on Main Street in Amherst.
Elisa Thomas, class of 1995, works as the Director of Digital Education at Estée Lauder in New York City. Her specialties include digital marketing and strategy, social media and brand development, and she recently kicked off a lecture series sponsored in her family's name with a screening and discussion of "The Two Escobars" with filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist. She also created the Thomas Family Scholarship with her family to encourage journalism students to work in new media.
Devin Thompson, class of 2017, is an intern coordinator at Goodwin Group PR and the managing editor of their content platform, The Boston 100. She started out as an account coordinator where she worked with various clients such as paralysis rehabilitation nonprofit organization, Former New England Patriots, upscale restaurants and more.
Michele Thorkelsen, class of 2014, recently started as an SEO Strategist at Resolution Media after 3 years at Today's Buisness, a social media and digital advertising company. At Today's Business, Michele worked her way up through several roles from Content Creator to Senior SEO Strategist. As a student, she heard about a summer internship opportunity with them through the Monday Memo and was offered a full-time job after completing the internship.