Madeline Albert ’20: Editorial and Marketing Assistant

I have been working at a digital media company since graduating from Colby in 2020. After interning at 70 Faces Media, which is a Jewish media company with brands spanning from Jewish parenting to global news, I began as a part-time assistant, eventually earning a promotion to editorial assistant for Kveller, a Jewish parenting publication....

Leah Cole Durst ’17: Associate Attorney

After I graduated from Colby in 2017, I moved to Boston and started law school at Northeastern University School of Law that fall! I graduated in May of 2020, took the bar, and started initially practicing in Boston with Greater Boston Legal Services doing COVID Eviction Defense for low-income tenants. At the end of my...

Ryanne Desjardins ’18: Education Resource Specialist

After graduating from Colby, I moved to Los Angeles in June 2018 to begin my two year commitment with Teach For America. For six weeks that summer, I took intensive courses in classroom management, socio-emotional learning and data driven instruction. Following that summer, I taught for special education for two years at a public and...

Noah Tocci ’17: Clinician

After graduating from Colby in 2017, I decided to work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) doing research within the domain of healthcare delivery science. The Center for Healthcare Delivery Science at BIDMC examines innovative ways to improve existing systems within a healthcare network to improve both patient experience, provider experience, and the efficacy...

Katie Monteleone ’18: Production Assistant at NPR

I work at NPR as a production assistant for the TED Radio Hour. My responsibilities range from editing, scoring, and mixing audio segments for the podcast, writing scripts for the host, pitching episode ideas, and conducting research on guests to prepare for interviews. An interesting facet of my work is that I get to learn...

Alison Zak ’18: Brand/UX Writer at Nift

I’m a Brand/UX writer at the startup Nift, where I work on anything from emails, press releases, website and app copy, to user experience research and testing, to personalized care for our partner businesses. Writing in my career is a lot more about doing research and testing to learn what to write, rather than just...

Allyson Downey ’01: Entrepreneur and Author

“My English major from Colby helped train me to think analytically, to go deeper than what’s on the surface, and question assumptions. I also honed my writing skills there, specifically around making a persuasive, cogent, and concise argument.” -Allyson Downey Allyson is an entrepreneur, MBA, writer, and parent who has built a career on the...

Dakota Rabbitt ’14: Senior Account Executive at Genuine

I’m a Senior Account Executive at Genuine Interactive, a Boston-based advertising agency. I’m also a freelance writer. Previously, I was an Account Executive at BBDO Worldwide in New York City. I work in a very creative environment, surrounded by copywriters and visual designers. While I work on the client services/business development side, the skills I...

Cara Kilgallen ’02: Associate Professor of English at Sacred Heart University

I am an associate professor of English at Sacred Heart University, co-director of the University’s Writing Across the Curriculum/Professions program, and incoming chair of the Department of Language and Literature. After graduating Colby in 2001, with a double major in English and Spanish, I pursued a PHD in American literature at Fordham University.  Completing my...