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Occupation: Education

An assistant teacher at the Walker School in Needham, Mass., Julia Bruss works with young students in a classroom for children with autism. Read more »

John Campbell
Occupation: Volunteer

John Campbell never imagined he would be essentially self-employed as the executive director of a nonprofit that brings students from Afghanistan to the United States for High School. Yet, only a year and a half out of college, Campbell is the executive director of Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI). Read more »

Ellen London
Occupation: Writing

London knew she was passionate about journalism when she found herself picking through a Manhattan Dumpster researching a story as a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. Read more »

Patricia Marshall
Occupation: Education
Majors: Spanish, English

Upward Bound and a federal program for children of migrant workers were the ticket out of rural poverty and into the world of Colby and, later, a Ph.D. program at Brown University for this longtime professor of Spanish. Read more »

Eric DeCosta
Occupation: Athletics
Majors: Classics, English

Colby football isn't always perceived as a springboard to the NFL, but several former Mules fill NFL jobs, including the Baltimore Ravens' director of player personnel. Read more »

Amanda Hallowell
Major: English

Coming home to the island of North Haven, Maine, this chef has capitalized on the burgeoning local and organic food movements by working almost solely with locally grown and harvested foods. Read more »

Cecily Von Ziegesar
Occupation: Writing
Major: English

Gossip Girl? The TV show is based on books by this Colby alumna, who was writing a new book about a small liberal arts college in Maine. Hmmm. Read more »

Tim Christensen
Occupation: Arts
Major: English

After working a traditional job in publishing, this Maine native—an English major turned potter—now has his sgraffito pottery in galleries all over New England. Read more »

Melissa Early Ruwitch
Occupation: Medical + Health
Major: English

To help students navigate their first year of college, this chief of health promotion services at Washington University in St. Louis relies on prevention and risk reduction programs. Read more »

Jim Sullivan
Major: English

Following the success of his book Over the Moat, this writer now runs Mandarin Media, a public relations firm that publicizes travel to Southeast Asia. Read more »

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