Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 2010 and 2019. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for more updates received this year.
Sarah Kyle '12- B.A. English and Psychology- I am in my last year of graduate school! In May 2015, I will graduate with a Master of Arts in Counseling and will begin pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am also getting married in June 2015. (09/2014)
Catherine Casalino '13- B.A. English- I am currently an Art Director at Grand Central Publishing in New York City, where I oversee the Twelve imprint. Even though this seems a bit of a departure from doing a poetry honors project with Prof Hart, being an English major/History minor and photo editor of The Flat Hat ended up being a perfect mix of experience for working as a graphic designer within publishing. The skills I honed at W&M thoughtful reading, researching, creativity, and visual thinking are things I use every day as an Art Director. I have been honored to work on covers for so many wonderful writers over the years, from Christopher Hitchens to Chuck Palahniuk to Billy Collins.
I will be getting married in July 2014 to Christopher Sergio, who is an Art Director at Penguin and a RISD alumni. (12/2013)
Allyson Zacharoff '13- B.A. English and European Studies- After graduation, I found out I had received a fully-funded Russell Berrie Fellowship to study interreligious studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy for 2013-2014. I maintain a blog on interfaith topics, www.christmasandkreplach.blogspot.com, and look forward to continuing my work in this field in the future. (12/2013)
Katherine Hughes '12- B.A. English- After graduation, I worked at an independent bookstore (Read Local!) and then at the Holocaust Museum & Tolerance Center on Long Island. Now, I am working towards my M.A. in American Fine & Decorative Art at Sotheby's Institute in New York, where the writing and research skills I learned as an English major are serving me well. In my free time, I'm happy to serve on the W&M NYC chapter alumni board - it's fantastic to meet so many W&M alums both in the decorative arts field and in NYC! (12/2013)
Emily Wilson '10 - Emily tells us she recently found a job as the new Events Editor at What's Up? Annapolis, and What's Up? Eastern Shore magazines. (2010)
Chris Robinson - '10 B.A.English and Philosophy After graduating in the spring of 2010, I spent the summer working for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Los Angeles, and then made the move to New York City to participate in Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program dedicated to engaging volunteers with local non-profits. Through the program, I'm working with the Academic department of Year Up, a non-profit dedicated to developing underprivileged young adults for the workforce; along with assisting the teaching faculty and recruiting tutors, I'm launching a Writing Resource Center (sound familiar?) for the program, using volunteers to provide both revision services and a creative writing workshop to our students. Coming from Williamsburg to New York, I thought I would constantly have to be qualifying my college education to an unknowing audience, but I have been repeatedly met with "oohs" and "aahs" and "what a great school" from people all over the city when I tell them I graduated from William & Mary. I am currently applying to Ph.D programs in Comparative Literature, hoping that renown will boost my application through. (2010)
Andy Josselyn – ’10 BA English Hello! I've started at short story magazine with a good friend called The Canary Press, based in Melbourne, Australia. The mag will be coming out in mid-April in print as a quarterly edition initially, with the hope of making it monthly in the future. When did reading short stories become such hard work? We hope to make reading short stories a pastime again, the perfect form for the hustle and bustle of our modern world. We've got top and emerging writers and illustrators lined up for the first issue from Australia, the US, and the world beyond, all super stoked to bring you and excellent publication. So excited to be using all the skills I learned in my degree at William and Mary, even if the job isn't quite paying for them yet! Folks can pre-order an issue and subscribe at our website thecanarypress.com or, before April 13th, they can check out our crowd funding website at www.pozible.com/thecanarypress and see some other great ways to support and independent publication. (10/2010)
Katrina Hudy '10 B.A. in English. Currently working for Cave Ridge Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley and managing a wine bar in Harrisonburg, Wine on Water. I am also working part time at the local Small Business Development Center and will be applying to MBA programs in the Fall. (10/2013)
Margaret McMillan '10 B.A. in English. I will be heading to Notre Dame next year to enroll in their English Department as a Ph.D. student. (10/2013)
Elizabeth Henry '10 B.A. in English (10/2013)
Megan Behm – '11 BA English and Theatre Megan will be working as an assistant to the director at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC this fall. She will also be directing a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in March. (10/2011)
Justine di Giovanni '11- B.A. in English. I am attending Columbia Law School in New York City, and am interning for the ACLU's Program for Freedom of Religion and Belief in Washington, D.C. this summer. After law school, I plan to join a firm in New York. (10/2013)
Lauren Hill – ’12 BA English A little over a year after graduation and I'm now working in New York as Events Coordinator and Associate Publicist for Oxford University Press - which I would like to think is a direct result of my majoring in English at W&M! (10/2013)