Alumni Profiles

Marketing Through Social Media at Estée Lauder

Elisa Thomas '95 (journalism/political science), the first global director of digital education at Estée Lauder Companies, teaches some of Estée Lauder’s more than 40,000 employees worldwide how to market through social media. She was on campus recently for the SBS alumni/student networking event.

Cole Research Scholarship Awarded

Kyle Little receives the Cole Undergraduate Research Award at the sixth annual Cole Lecture Series event.

Perry-Jenkins Named Director of Center for Research on Families

Prof. Maureen Perry-Jenkins '81 (psychology) takes over the helm of the Center for Research on Families after a decade of leadership by Prof. Sally Powers (psychology).

New Group for Alumni in Entertainment Is Formed

LA alumni in the entertainment industry understand the value of networking with each other and creating opportunities for student internships. So to seek each other out, they formed an alumni group.

Kickin' It with Eliza

From Amherst, to Chestnut Hill, to Newton, to Cape Town, South Africa, Eliza Shirazi '13 (communication) is spreading her love of movement and music through cardio kickboxing and a Pilates dance based class.

Young Journalism Alum Finds Dream Coming True

Less than a year after leaving UMass, Anna Meiler ’12 (journalism) found herself covering one of the biggest news stories to ever hit the area: the Boston Marathon bombings.

Energy Department Chief of Staff Knows His Climate Science

Two days after Kevin Knobloch '78 (journalism) joined the DOE in June, climate policy became one of the biggest priorities of the current administration.

Sara Plourde '12 Makes Pitch for Canada

Former Minutewoman softball pitcher Sara Plourde '12 (sociology) is playing for Team Canada.

Alum Native Seed Collector Helps Dune Restoration and More

NPR's "All Things Considered" ran a story that featured Heather Liljengren '04 (environmental design).

Department of Energy Taps Environmentalist Kevin Knobloch '78 as Chief of Staff

Kevin Knobloch '78 (journalism),  president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), has been named chief of staff to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz, a respected physicist and leader on energy technology and policy, starting on June 24. Dr. Kathleen Rest, UCS’s executive director, will oversee the organization as it searches for a new president.

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