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Clothing Designer (and TV Star) I J.J. O’brien I ’05

After starring on the most recent season of “The Bachelorette,” he’s become a household name across teenage America. He has tens of thousands of Instagram followers and can hardly take the train without being stopped for a picture. For more than half a decade, though, J.J. O’brien’s post-Williams life… Continue reading »

Community Developer I Stevon Cook I ’08

Election day 2014 is a big day for Williams College. In Massachusetts, Martha Coakley ’75 is running for governor. In Virginia, a pair of Ephs are battling each other for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives. And in San Francisco, 29-year-old Stevon Cook is making his first bid… Continue reading »

Artist | Robby Cuthbert | ’11

It often takes years to become an overnight success. By October 2013, Robby Cuthbert, a soft-spoken psychology and art double major, knew he didn’t have a lot of time left before he would have to start looking for a “real job.” He’d spent the last two years… Continue reading » | Mariam Naficy | ’91

Mariam Naficy, ’91 CEO San Francisco, CA Mariam Naficy is the founder and CEO of, a website that crowd-sources design for stationery and paper goods. Mariam’s previous venture, the beauty retailer, was acquired by LVMH’s Sephora.     What is Minted? And how… Continue reading »