Alumnae Lives

A head and shoulders portrait of Selena Malla
Winter 2020
In 1998, Selena Malla ’02 left Nepal for Wellesley. Now, she manages one of the busiest advising centers in South and Central Asia for students who want to attend college in the United States.More
A head and shoulders photo of Cecilia Conrad ’76
Winter 2020
As managing director at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Cecilia Conrad ’76 heads up the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program, which distributes so-called “genius grants.”More
A photo portrait shows Betsy Palmer Eldridge  with her chin propped on a pile of antique books.
Winter 2020
Elisabeth “Betsy” Palmer Eldridge ’59 found her passion when she walked into the Book Arts Lab in Clapp Library.More
Celebrating Extraordinary Volunteers
Winter 2020
The WCAA celebrated significant service to the alumnae community with its annual Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards in October. The 2019 recipients are Erin Corcoran ’13, Lauren Young Durbin ’99, and Julia Griffith ’71.More
Alumnae bag heads of romaine lettuce at a community market
Winter 2020
In October, members of Wellesley-in-Westchester participated in a day of service at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Mamaroneck, N.Y., in collaboration with Feeding Westchester and the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force.More
Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, president, Wellesley College Alumnae Association, sits on a bench outside Green Hall
Winter 2020
As I listened to the 2019 Alumnae Achievement Award recipients in Alumnae Hall last October, I was struck by how many generations of students had come before, and how timeless the advice was.More
The cover of Apple/Tree : Writers on their Parents consists of black and white type against a red background.
Winter 2020
In “The Feeding Gene,” an essay by Karen Grigsby Bates ’73 in the collection Apple, Tree describes her memories of her family’s powerful need to feed others, including strangers.More
The cover of Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman '92 consists of type superimposed over a map of Tokyo
Winter 2020
A quick visit to Tokyo leaves an impression of speed, density, and efficiency. But years of wandering down its endless streets complicate this vision, offering a more heterogeneous version of place.More
Lynn Sherr interviewing a participant holding a sign reading "UNITE" with a female symbol and a fist during a women's rights march in 1970
Winter 2020
Lynn Sherr ’63, Cokie Roberts ’64, Linda Wertheimer ’65, Diane Sawyer ’67. Today, they are news legends who have blazed a path for generations of women, but when they started out, they encountered fierce discrimination.More
A black-and-white photograph of parts of an unspooled cassette tape and recording devices sitting on top of an image of pigeons, with dramatic shadows cast by the devices
Winter 2020
Acclaimed photographer Olivia Hood Parker ’63 draws inspiration from plunging into unknown territory. Her photographs speak of strange and wonderful juxtapositions, invented worlds, and moments of transition.More