Alumnae Lives

Charlotte Newman ’04
Spring 2020
A forward-thinking collector, Charlotte Newman ’04 is keenly attuned to supporting the development of young, emerging artists and takes her role in the art world seriously.More
Connie Chang '99
Spring 2020
Connie Chang ’99’s lab is trying to create fast and simple point-of-care devices for health-care providers to measure both the novel coronavirus itself and the antibodies that patients’ bodies may make after they recover from the infection.More
Lisa Stith Jones ’78 (left) and Fran Philips Decker ’80 meeting for the first time.
Spring 2020
“We are born with two kidneys, and we only need one to live. Perhaps God gave us two so that we could help someone else who may need one.”More
Elyse Cherry ’75
Spring 2020
Elyse Cherry ’75, of Brookline, Mass., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2020 to 2026, succeeding Lawry Jones Meister ’83.More
Jahanara “Jana” Freedman ’20 and  Samantha Hand Fratus ’89 stand at a construction site for a 1,000-room hotel project in the Boston seaport district.
Spring 2020
In January, Wellesley Career Education matched 145 students with 96 alumnae and parent volunteers in 18 states and four countries to shadow professionals on the job. They explored industries ranging from architecture and design to medicine, media, and state government.More
The cover of "The Day I Saw Willie Mays and Other Poems"  contains three images: a childhood photo of Ellen Jaffe '66, a box of Cracker Jack, and a girl's open diary with a pen resting on it.
Spring 2020
Refelcting on her career, poet Ellen Jaffe ’66 says part of a writer’s job is to “experience uncertainties and difficulties (personal and in the wider world) and then find words and images to write about them with empathy and precision.”More
The cover image of Hell and Other Destinations is a close-in, black-and-white head shot of Secretary Albright
Spring 2020
Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, who has lived a life of global scope at warp speed. Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir covers her life after the U.S. State Department, where she served as secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.More
The cover of The Escape Artist displays an out-of-focus photo of a young girl leaping through a grassy field.
Spring 2020
Writing memoir is a messy business, and no one knows this better than Helen Fremont ’78. Fremont’s book The Escape Artist serves as a sequel of sorts to her memoir After Long Silence , published in 1999.More
Flames engulf Notre-Dame
Spring 2020
For me, the best of what these “ancients” left us keeps building on a shared sense of wonder, meaning, and identity. They elicit a sense of reverence, enriching us generation after generation.More
An illustration depicts birds falling from electrical wires against an orange sky.
Spring 2020
Last year, Science magazine published a study revealing that the North American continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds over the last 50 years. This means there are 29 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada today than in 1970. Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and students are among those responding to the crisis with reseach and action.More