Alumnae Lives

A photo portrait of Sukin “Dylan” Sim ’15
Summer 2022
In high school, Sukin “Dylan” Sim ’15 found themselves captivated by a science textbook excerpt about computational chemistry, a type of chemistry that uses computer simulation to help solve problems. At Wellesley, they sought out professors working on research in the field, then crafted their own major of chemical physics with a minor in math.More
A photo portrait of Erika Willacy '99
Summer 2022
COVID-19 isn’t the first pandemic for Erika Willacy ’99. She has spent years at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) managing outbreak responses around the world, with a particular focus on those who are systematically disadvantaged and shut out of health care systems—people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, and in particular migrants and refugees.More
A photo of Kathryn Bishop holding her Order of the British Empire medal
Summer 2022
Kathryn Bishop ’79 has held many titles in her life: program director, university fellow, board chair, published author. This spring, she added a new one to the list: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honor that makes her Kathryn Bishop CBE.More
A photo portrait of Linda Esslinger Heusser ’54
Summer 2022
Linda Esslinger Heusser ’54, an adjunct research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, wants women to continue seeing science as a career optionMore
President
Summer 2022
At a moment when Americans are finding it so difficult to connect with each other that U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warns about “an epidemic of loneliness,” we all have a lot to learn from…More
Staff members Catherine O'Neill Grace and Lisa Scanlon Mogolov '99 prepare to distribute letters to the senior class.
Summer 2022
Wellesley seniors were introduced to the alumnae network in a new way this year. A letter-writing campaign yielded 1,600 personal missives from alums in classes from 1952 through 2021More
Photo portraits of  Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 and Briana Marisa Calleros ’12
Summer 2022
Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 and Briana Marisa Calleros ’12 have joined the WCAA Board of Directors,More
A photo portrait of Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21 wearing a Wellesley T-shirt
Summer 2022
Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21 was elected to serve as the Young Alumnae Trustee from 2022–2025. “I am honored to serve in helping to guide Wellesley forward for the next three years and beyond,” she says.More
A photo portrait of Laura Daignault Gates ’72
Summer 2022
Laura Daignault Gates ’72 has a well-known adage, “Wellesley is for life.” The College is very fortunate to have been a big part of her life for the past 50 years.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher '84
Summer 2022
Recently, someone asked me, “Where is Wellesley in your story?” I stopped for a moment before I answered, then replied, “Wellesley is everywhere in my story.”More