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Undergraduate

Mentors

The following English alums have graciously volunteered to speak with interested majors about their careers and experiences in the work world.

To contact one of our mentors, 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 for an informational interview; you can learn more about the process here.

Non-profit/Social Change

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Elizabeth Adewale 2015 Lynn, MA Children's Friends and Family Services Outpatient Therapist Marriage anf Family Therapy
Kelsey Anderson 2011 Boston Mass General Hospital Clinical Social Worker Clinical Social Work

Peter Breslow

1977

Washington DC

NPR - Weekend Edition

Senior Producer

Public Radio

Alix Kennedy 1998 Western Mass. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Executive Director - Museums Public Museums
Amanda Mattingly 2014 Framingham YWCA ICAPP Facilitator/Team Leader Advocacy

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 2013 Pittsburgh 412 Youth Zone at Auberle Education Coordinator Human Resources

Adam Zinkievich

2008

Hartford, CT

Salvation Army

Director of Annual Giving and Industry to Spiritual & Social Services

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 (for Kirkus Media Penguin Random House and more) Contracted Writer Various
Shami Barooshian 2014 Boston Original9 Media Editor Marketing

Peter Breslow (also see Non-Profit)

1977

Washington DC

NRP Weekend Edition

Senior Producer

Public Radio

Cheryl Crosby

1998

Boston/
International

Boston Parents Paper / Global Hair Fashion Group

Senior Editor & Social Media Consultant

Media-Digital, News & Events

Chanel Dubofsky 2001 New York City Self-Employed Freelance Writer Topics: Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Pop Culture

Caroline Fenton

2007

Boston

Pearson Education

Digital Project Manager

Education/Publishing

Nathan Frontiero 2017 Amherst Job hunting, but practiced freelancer Freelance Writer Arts/Culture/Literacy
Tess Halpern 2019 New York City Vivial Content Editor Writing/Marketing

Erin Hayes

2003

Greater Boston

MediaBoss Televsion

Producer, Writer, Partner

Entertainment

Erik Kraft

1993

Boston

Self-employed

Children's writer, Teacher

Writing, Teaching, Tech Support

Chris Lindahl 2014 Greater Los Angeles IndieWire Reporter Journalism/Online Media

Stephanie Myers

2005

New York City

Inc. Magazine

Group Director, Digital Growth at Inc. and Fast Co.

Publishing/Media

Maria Pedone

2012

New York City

Townhouse Digital

Director, Editorial and Social Strategy Media: Digital
Caroline Phinney 2020 New  York City The Daily Beast Newsletter Product Manager Media
Emma Piscia 2016 New York City ABC News Assoc. Producer Broadcasting
Elizabeth Roman 2006 Western Mass. The Republican; Masslive.com; Ell Pueblo Latino Reporter Media: News & Events

Kate Russillo

1999

Greater Boston

Kate Russillo

Senior Development Editor & Product Manager

Marketing & Product Development

Craig Sandler

1995

Florida

State House News Service

General Manager, CMO

Media: News & Events

Rebecca Tarr Thomas 2010 South Shore, MA Adams Media/Simon & Schuster Acquisitions Editor Media: nonfiction publisher
Shoki Yashiro 2013 Boston Proverb Agency Lead Copywriter Creative Branding/Advertising

Publishing

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Speciality

Beth Codey 2014 New York City Penguin Random House Manager, Business Intelligence and Marketing Marketing, Market Trends

Cheryl Crosby (also see Writing/Editorial/Media)

1998

Boston & International

Boston Parents Paper/Global Hair & Fashion Group

Senior Editor & Social Media Consultant

Print magazines & websites

Kate Hale 2009 Washington DC National Geographic Kids Books Executive Editor Chlidren's Books

Kevin Horwitz (also see Marketing/PR/
Business)

1999

Waltham, MA

New England Journal of Medicine

Business and Sales Operations Manager

Publishing

Kathryn Hueber Qui8nones 2012 Arlington Pearson Assoc. Project Manager, Career Success Career and Student Success
Sarah Jaffe 2010 New York City Penguin Audio Producer  

Sandra Mangurian

1964

Chicago

Self-employed: Big Deal Media
Former: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,Scott Foresman         

Publishing Executive

Print and online curriculum/ content development

Amanda Pritzker (see also Marketing) 2004 New York City Grand Central Publishing Director of Marketing and Campaign Strategy Marketing
Monica Sweeney 2010 Greater Boston Hollan Publishing, Inc. Managing Editor Publishing
Rebecca Tarr Thomas (also see Writing/Editorial/Media) 2010 South Shore, MA Adams Media/Simon and Schuster Acquisition Editor Media: Nonfiction Publisher
Eden Univer 2010 New York City Hearst Magazines Digital Media Senior Branded Content Editor Editorial

Legal Profession

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

David Bradley 1997 Boston Suffolk County DA's Office: Homicide Unit Asst. District Attorney Criminal justice
Timothy Conklin (see also Government) 2016 Boston Boston College Law School J.D. Legal higher ed.
Elizabeth Egan 2019 Boston Northeastern School of Law J.D. Legal higher ed.
Jill Grucan 2001 Florida Grucan Immigration Law Immigration Attorney  
Erik Kinball 1987 Florida The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of Florida U.S. Bankruptcy Judge  

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

Michael Romero

2015

Amherst

UMass Amherst International Programs Office

Academic Initiatives Coordinator

Higher ed/international education


Healthcare

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Kelsey Anderson 2011 Boston Mass General Hospital Clinical Social Worker Clinical Social Work

Gordon Bedford

2001

Boston

Genzyme, a Sanofi company

Senior Document Specialist -Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Document Control

Clinical Research

Joseph Needleman (also see Grad School)

2012

Central Pennsylvania

Penn State College Medicine

Medical Student

Medicine

Angela Sweeney (see also "Higher Ed-Teaching) 2010 Western Mass Baystate Health Curriculum Design Specialist Healthcare education

Technology/Software

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Anastasia Armstrong

2017

New York City

Bloomberg LP

Technical Writer

Global Information Technology

Curtis Bordage 2018 Marlborough, MA TJX IT Security Analyst

IT Security/Identity and Access Management

Jesse Buday 2005 Auburndale, MA Pegasystems Senior Documentation Specialist Software

Ellen Forbes (also see Marketing/PR)

1990

Atlanta, GA

Sage

Manager, Web

Software, Digital Marketing

Patrick Hellen

2001

Boston

7Summits Inc

Community Solutions Engineer

Software, Technology

John Pinson 1987 San Francisco ForgeRock Marketing Manager Media/Digital
Christopher Pitt 2016 Burlington Fast Enterprises Implementation Consultant Software Development
Nicholas Trieber 2017 Greater Boston Akamai Technologies Technical Writer II Technical Writing
Katie Weagle 2011 Worcester/Central Mass. RSA, the Security Division of EMC Technical Writer Computer Software/Technology

Marketing/Public Relations/Business

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Shami Barooshian (Also see Writing/Editorial/Media) 2014 Boston Original9 Media Editor Public Relations
Beth Codey 2014 New York City Penguin Random House Manager, Business Intelligence and Marketing Publishing (Marketing)

Joanna Frank

2010

Greater New York Area

Signature B&B Companies

Asst. Account Executive

Insurance

Kevin Horwitz (also see Publishing)

1999

Waltham, MA

New England Journal of Medicine

Business and Sales Operations Manager

Publishing

Kerry McDonough 2013 Boston Everbridge Manager, Customer Success Enablement Critical Communications
Kristen Mouris 2015 Eastern MA Falmouth Marine and Yachting Bookkeeper Business Bookkeeping - Outdoor recreation

Jonathan Myerov

1994

Greater Boston

Irobot

Senior Proposal Manager

Robotics

Bill O'Leary

1999

Washington DC

Russell Reynolds Associates

Executive Search and Assessment Consultant

External Affairs, Corporate Relations, Marketing and Communications Specialist

Amanda Pritzker (see also Publishing) 2004 New York City Grand Central Publishing Director of Marketing and Campaign Strategy Marketing

Lauren Proctor

2008

New York City

Lauren Proctor Internet Marketing

Digital Marketing and Product Development Consultant

Digital Trends and Marketing

Nicholas Smith

2002

Greater 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 - Advising and Administration

Alumni    

Year

Region

Institution

Title

Tara Hancock

2000

Central Mass.

Worcester State University

Reunion Coordinator

Jen Nailos 2007 Austin University of Texas at Austin Director of Assessment and Professional Development

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

Michael Sirois

2015

Boston Northeastern University Academic Advisor

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

NYU School of Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business

Angela Sweeney (see also "Healthcare") 2010 Western, MA Holyoke Community College Adjunct Professor of English  

Marcy Tanter

1996

Texas

Tarleton State University

Professor of English

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

Melanie Clinton 2016 Haverhill, MA Haverhill Public Schools High School Teacher English
Seth Czarnecki 2009 Eastern MA Algonquin Regional High School Teacher English
Nicholas Ellis 2015 Keene, NH Hillsboro-Deering Middle School Middle School Teacher Writing
Nicole Gordon 2012 New Hampshire Chesterfield School Middle School ELA Teacher English
Hillary Lynch 2014 Lawrence, MA Lawrence High School High School Teacher English 
Rose Mendonca 1993 Middlesex County Lowell High School School Counselor Guidance Counseling
Luke Useted 2015 Northampton JFK Middle School Middl School Teacher English

Michelle B. Wynn

1993

California St. Ignatius College Prep AP Teacher Chemistry


Museums/Historial Societies

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Industry

Alix Kennedy (also see non-profits)

1988

Western Mass

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Executive Director-Museums

Public Museums


Philantrophy and Media

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Specialty

Josh Stearns (also see non-profit) 2004 Western Mass Democracy Fund Assoc. Director of hte Public Square Program Philanthrophy and Media/Journalism

Government

Alumni    

Year

Region

Company

Title

Specialty

Timothy Conklin (see also Legal Profession) 2016 Greater Boston United States Attorneys' Offices Legal Intern Law/Government
Rebecca Felcon 2014 Boston Department of Homeland Security Immigration Services Assistant Federal Government
Patrick Prendergast 2013 Boston Massachusetts State House Chief of Staff at Office of State Representative Paul Brodeur Government

Tessa Simonds

2008 Washington DC Warren for President Director of Grassroots Mobilization 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 (also see Technology/Software) 1978 Florida

Cloak of the Two Winds

Ghosts of Bliss Bayou

Triskelion Books

self-published

Fantasy

YA Fantasy