Come meet and network with UMass alumni who have successful careers in public relations, political consulting, communications and/or public policy.
We will use a small-table networking format to allow students the opportunity to meet with each alumnus for 8-10 minutes.
Leah Assad ’09 (journalism)Acting Communications Director, Energy and Environmental Affairs at Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Melanie Desilva ’94 (STPEC) ’00 MA (communication) Marketing and Recruitment Manager, University Without Walls, UMass Amherst
Steven Ellis ’94 MPA Director of Applied Research and Program Evaluation, Donahue Institute
Steve Hoeschele ’11 (STPEC) political consultant, organizer
James Leydon ’02 (political science) Director of Communications, City of Springfield
Lorraine Martinelle ’97 (journalism, German) Director of Media Relations, Assumption College
Angus McQuilken ’91 (political science) Vice President for Communications & Marketing at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Ryan O’Donnell ’02 (Spanish) Communications Consultant at Free Speech for People and Northampton City Councilor-elect
Elizabeth Quigley ’12 (history, political science minor) Staff Assistant, U.S. Congressman Richard Neal
Elisa Thomas ’95 (journalism & political science) Global Director of Digital Education, Estee Lauder Companies