Undergraduate Notes

Find out what fellow classmates are doing, and share your own news. Notes received online will be posted in the appropriate class years. Photos of alumnae/i are also welcome; please be sure to include the names of all alumnae/i in the photo along with class years.

Undergraduate Years


Professional News

Edith Valeri

Submitted December 12, 2016: Edith Valeri is the Sr. Director of Grants Finance at United Way Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley. Edith earned an BA in Economics from Simmons and went on to receive an MBA at SNHU and then an MSA at SNHU.

Sarah Lucas

Submitted September 13, 2016: After receiving her MBA from Sacred Heart University in June 2015, Sarah Lucas started working at Trinity College as the Assistant Director of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership. Sarah is now entering her second year in this position and is excited to continue her work with the student leaders of Trinity.



Diana Papalilo

Submitted April 18, 2017: Diana got Married 4/30/16 at the Chatham Bars Inn to Nicholas Papalilo. Many of her Simmons alumni from undergrad and graduate school at Simmons were in attendance.


Professional News

Tranquilo Mat Gersinssmaller
Melissa Gersin
While working as a maternity nurse in a Boston hospital, Melissa Gersin came up with an idea for a portable mat to soothe crying babies. After several years of hard work, she has finally launched her idea - the Tranquilo Mat - to the world. Check out her website to learn more about this unique product that mimics the sounds and motions of the womb:www.tranquilomat.com

Rotana Tarabzouni
I am living in LA as a singer and songwriter and the BBC just featured me as one of their 100 Women of 2015! I'm currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the recording and production of my first EP. Visit here to check it out: http://igg.me/at/rotana


Professional News

Brandi Brucks

Submitted November 4, 2016: I recently had the wonderful opportunity to work with Callisto Media and write my first book... a potty training book! I had always had grandeur dreams of writing a book one day, and although I didn't except it to be about poop and pee, I am thrilled nonetheless. If you are thinking of potty training your child soon, you will definitely want to read my book first! Find it here: http://amzn.to/2eE0uI5


Professional News

Beth A. Gilbert

May 21, 2016: Beth A. Gilbert recently received her M.F.A. in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Christina LC Maynard, LCSW
Christina has been named the recipient of the 2016 Simmons College Recent Alumna Award.

Sweta Shukla

April 13, 2016: Sweta Shukla has accepted a new position as the Customer Marketing Manager at Lindt & Sprungli


Professional News

Rebecca Stockwell
I completed my MSN at Rivier University in May 2017