How'd You Get There?

  • I'll tell you

    Stacks of newspaper

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Adrienne Lu is a staff writer covering education at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Mass Ave

    Kevin Bolduc is a vice president at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before landing at CEP, he spent two years as...

    Mayda Del Valle 1
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mayda Del Valle is a renowned spoken word-artist. In 2001, she became the youngest person and...


    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Los Angeles, CA






    CEO is a relatively new appendix to...


    Bob O’Loughlin was formerly a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In the fall of 2010, he began his first year of...

    Mariam Naficy

    Mariam Naficy, ’91 CEO
    San Francisco, CA

    Mariam Naficy is the founder and CEO of, a website that crowd-sources design for...

    AJ at desk

    Aaron Jenkins is the program director of Operation Understanding DC (OUDC), a Washington D.C.-based youth leadership organization. Before working at OUDC, A.J. worked as a...

    John and Maurice

    COO & CEO
    Blu Dot
    Minneapolis, MN

    Maurice Blanks, ’87 and John Christakos, ’87, along with classmate Charlie Lazor, ’87, founded...

    PropserMurti 2

    CTO & President
    Peanut Labs Media
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosper Nwankpa and Murti Hussain are web entrepreneurs and founders of...

    Akilah Rogers

    Akilah Rogers is an entrepreneur and real estate developer based in Chicago. She created her company, Rogers Empire, in the final semester of her M.B.A....

    Tracy Heilman

    Tracy Heilman is co-founder and vice president of product at ConnectedHealth, a Chicago-based start-up that helps educate consumers about health insurance and match them with...


    Sam Kapala ’09, Harris Paseltiner ’09
    Don Mitchell ’06, Auyon Mukharji ’07
    Dave Senft ’07

    Payson with some green

    Line Cook
    Momofuku Ssäm
    New York, NY


    At the time of this interview, Payson Cushman was a line cook at...

    sorry the picture didn't load, you would have seen Anna Morrison rockin' it in the office!

    Carmichael Lynch Spong
    Minneapolis, MN

    You work as a social media specialist. How is that different from traditional public relations?


    Cosgrove feature

    Dr. Toby Cosgrove is the CEO and president of The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the clinic in 1975 and before becoming CEO,...

  • We all know that our Williams experience provides the foundation for life beyond the Purple Valley. But where do we go from Williamstown? What do we do? How do we get there?

    The Career Center and Alumni Relations sent Hallie Davison ’07 out on the road to ask alumni for career-based insight and direction for all members of the Williams community. This website’s what Hallie brought back from her journey.

    “How’d You Get There?” provides glimpses into the lives of Ephs who’ve found happiness and fulfillment in their careers. In sharing their stories, we hope to share with students and alumni a wide range of available career trajectories that help us all better understand the power of a liberal arts education and the Williams career network.

    We’ll be adding new stories over time, so come back often!

    Brooks Foehl ’88
    Director of Alumni Relations

    John Noble
    Director of the Career Center