Class Notes

Photo courtesy of Wellesley College Archives

A student at work in a dorm room in 1971.


Polly Keller Vanasse ’73  with Gaining Ground farm manager Anna Kelchlin

Gifts from a Garden

Polly Keller Vanasse ’73 volunteers for Gaining Ground, a Concord, Mass., nonprofit that for more than 25 years has grown organic vegetables and fruit with the help of thousands of community volunteers. Gaining Ground donates 100% of its fresh food to meal programs and food pantries.More
Lisa Barnes ’89

Lisa Barnes ’89

An interest in memory and the brain led Lisa Barnes ’89 to neuropsychology, and when she landed a faculty position at Rush University in Chicago, her hometown, she began working with a study focused on Alzheimer’s disease.More
Amy Yee ’96

Amy Yee ’96

It started with a hug from the Dalai Lama. In 2008, Amy Yee ’96 was working in Delhi as a Financial Times correspondent when she was sent to Dharamshala—the Himalayan town that is home to the Tibetan government in exile—to report on protests in Tibet.More
Mila Cuda ’22

Mila Cuda ’22

Though she had a considerable background in poetry by age 18, Mila Cuda ’22 initially resisted the urge to major in English. A spoken word poet at home in L.A., she thought studying creative writing would be too obvious a path—but she kept finding herself in English classes.More

In Memoriam

Jeanne Olson Darlington M.A. ’72


Jeanne Olson Darlington M.A. ’72, former instructor in science laboratory in the chemistry department, died on July 27 at the age of 99.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore