Alumnae Lives

A photo portrait of Beth Matusoff Merfish '05
Spring 2021
Beth Matusoff Merfosh ’05 is an associate professor of art history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Beth’s career has focused on amplifying marginalized voices in art.More
A photo portrait of May Ha Duong '00
Spring 2021
May Hong HaDuong ’00, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the first woman and person of color to direct the world’s largest university-held collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the United States.More
A photo portrait of Julia Yoo '92
Spring 2021
Julia Yoo ’92 is the newly appointed president of the National Police Accountability Project, the largest civil rights attorney organization in the country dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals in their encounters with police and detention facility personnel.More
The cover of Laxmi's Mooch is an illustration of a smiling Indian-American who has hair on her upper lip.
Spring 2021
Shelly Anand ’08 has written a children’s book about a little Indian American girl who becomes aware of her upper-lip hair (her mooch).More
The cover of When Harry Met Minnie is a photo of two bull terriers together on a bench in New York City.
Spring 2021
A chance meeting at the Union Square farmers market in New York City sets in motion a series of new relationships for Martha Teichner ’69 and her bull terrier, Minnie. As we get older, it can be difficult to form new friendships, but dogs somehow make it easier.More
The cover of The Woman Who Raised a the Buddha is an illustration of a woman's face concealed among leaves and vines.
Spring 2021
What was the Buddha’s mother like, and why have the details of her life been largely lost to history? Her legacy is vital for a new generation of Buddhist women, both ordained and laity, who seek her strength and wisdom.More
[a] photo of a statue of Elaine, the Lady of Shalott.
Spring 2021
Reports from around campusMore
An illustration shows an ostrich with its head buried in a book
Spring 2021
The recently launched online Wellesley College Alumnae Book Club—1,812 strong at this writing—kicked off with The Other Americans by Laila Lalami, chosen to align with the College’s common read for the first-year class.More
An illustration depicts education symbols including scales, a mortar board, and a handshake.
Spring 2021
Donors from the classes of 2002 to 2017 are helping put Wellesley on the path to earning $1 million from the Schuler Education Foundation, an Illinois-based nonprofit focused on the future of liberal arts education.More
An image of the Wellesley "W" logo
Spring 2021
The election will take place at the annual meeting of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association.More