Alumnae Lives

A photo of an empty bird's nest
Winter 2019
What’s here that we’re not seeing? That’s a question I ask myself a lot, on all kinds of levels, literal and metaphorical. What have I missed? Are there realities here that are hidden by outward…More
Photograph of a tortoise.
Winter 2019
Understanding what it means to persist even when you’re wildly behind the pack isn’t my favorite lesson, but it seems like a good one.More
A photo portrait of Alissa Carlat Ruxin '97shows her standing in front of her restaurant, Heaven.
Fall 2018
Alissa Carlat Ruxin ’97 never thought she’d be a restaurateur and hotelier—much less one living in Rwanda. But in 2007, she launched Heaven, a “modern African” restaurant that has become a popular destination in Kigali, the capital.More
A photo shows Cheryl Finley ’86 signing books at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Fall 2018
A simple abolitionist illustration of human beings packed like cargo into the suffocating lower decks of a slave ship retains all its heart-stopping power. In Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon , art historian Cheryl Finley ’86 details the history behind the image.More
 A photo of the iconic Wellesley lamppost
Fall 2018
Tributes to recently departed alumnae written by family members and Wellesley friends.More
The cover of SAVING CENTRAL PARK depicts author Elizabeth Barlow Rogers leaning against a large rock outcropping in the park, with the silhouettes of skyscapers visible in the background.
Fall 2018
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ’57, New York City’s first Central Park administrator and recipient of the 1989 Alumnae Achievement Award, has written a memoir/history of her remarkable leadership in restoring, conserving, and managing the city’s green heart.More
The cover of INVESTED depicts three glass jars with coins in them, one almost empty, one half-full, and one overflowing.
Fall 2018
Danielle Town ’03, corporate lawyer and daughter of an investment guru, realized that her successful career was not bringing her the financial freedom and happiness she desired. Invested details her 12-month journey from finance novice to making investments on her own.More
A photo shows the hands of several African people reaching for water dripping from a metal tap.
Fall 2018
Lest We Forget chronicles the time Kwan Kew Lai ’74 spent working as a doctor during the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone, offering an important perspective for understanding that crisis.More
An illustration depicts an open envelope with several hearts rising from its interior.
Fall 2018
The editor of Wellesley offers some tips for giving your hardworking class secretary a hand with her quarterly column.More
Announcing a New Jewish SIG
Fall 2018
This fall, a new shared identity group, the WJA—Wellesley Jewish Alumnae—made its debut, It seeks to provide connections among Jewish alumnae of any denomination. “To be a member of WJA, an alumna need only self-identify as Jewish,” says Leah Kaplan ’02, the new SIG’s interim president.More