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



Leigh Brody
Dr. Leigh Pauline Brody and Dr. Vlad Cezar Seitan are engaged to be married. The couple met while working as research scientists at Imperial College London. Dr. Brody, 32, works as Director of Desktop Genetics, a biotech company focusing on genome editing. She graduated from Simmons College with a BSc and received a doctorate from Imperial College London. She is daughter of Judy and Scott Brody, California. Scott is a previous proprietor of radio stations. She is granddaughter of Jerome Brody of New York, who owned or operated the Four Seasons, Gallagher’s and The Grand Central Oyster Bar. Dr. Seitan, 35, is Principal Investigator of a research lab at King’s College, where he studies genetics. He graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc and received a doctorate from Newcastle University. He is son of Adriana and Gheorghe Seitan, Romania. Mr. Seitan was a journalist for Delta and established the newspaper Cronicarul. He contributes research and is a published author.
Note Submitted: July 22, 2017

Professional News

Rebecca Stockwell
I completed my MSN at Rivier University in May 2017
Note Submitted: June 01, 2017



Langford Downloads
Lauren Langford Fasanella
On November 7, 2015 I married, Todd Fasanella, at the Trump National Golf Club in Briar Cliff Manor, NY. It was truly a beautiful celebration with family and friends. One of the many highlights of the day was Gemma(Ferrick) McGowan traveled from Germany to be my maid of honor with her daughter Maeve (4). Gemma and I met on our first day of orientation at Simmons and have remained close friends. I will always be grateful to Simmons for the amazing friends I made throughout my college experience. --
Note Submitted: May 03, 2016

Professional News

Amanda Greening

June 6, 2016: Amanda's startup - BeHomeWell - celebrates its first birthday with a feature in Boston Magazine! BeHomeWell.com is a one-stop, online shop for the largest selection of nontoxic, sustainable, and cruelty-free products on the web - for home, body, baby and beyond. On social media @BeHomeWell.

Note Submitted: June 06, 2016

Dr. Hannah Fraley, PhD, RN recently received her PhD in Population Health from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Fraley has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Fraley's research program focuses on vulnerable populations, health equity, health promotion and risk reduction among vulnerable youth at-risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the US.
Note Submitted: July 10, 2017


Professional News

Zahida Khan
Dr. Zahida "Za" Khan is an Attending Pediatric Gastroenterologist and research faculty at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She completed the MD/PhD (MSTP) program at Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, residency at Cincinnati Children's Hosp, and fellowship at Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh.
Note Submitted: March 25, 2016


Professional News

Donna Boynton
After an 18-year career in in print journalism, I decided to switch careers and now work for a non-profit community hospital as the Public Relations/Community Education Coordinator. My primary responsibility is to not only write about and the great things happening at this community medical center for internal and external publications, but to help those living in our 20-plus town service areas stay healthy by creating wellness classes, lecture series and educational programming for all ages. There was a time when I couldn't have imagined myself being anything but an ink-stained, notebook-toting scribe, but I am fortunate to have found a new and rewarding career!
Note Submitted: June 22, 2017


Professional News

Joanne Markow

Submitted December 26, 2016: Joanne Markow '94 has cofounded GreenMason, a career builder company (visit greenmason.org) that creates interactive career products and jobfit programs to help people learn how to build fulfilling careers, strengthen their brand & tell their story. With products like StoryMason (named Amazon.com's #1 new release in Dec 2016 for professional teaching resources) anyone can master interviewing with poise & passion. Over the past 22 years, Joanne has enjoyed mixing creativity, education, technology and international business in changing times to develop better positioning, growth, performance and brands for individuals and organizations. Her success in running global operations resulted from finding and motivating top talent. As a certified career coach and Senior Director at Hult International Business School, Joanne recognized the need to introduce new approaches, curriculum, and tools for U.S. and international students who want to work here or abroad.

Note Submitted: December 26, 2016


Professional News

Jill Harmacinski Beaulieu

Submitted February 27, 2017 - Jill Harmacinski Beaulieu, '92, was named 2016 Reporter of the Year for the North of Boston Media Group. Additionally, she was also a team contributor to a 2016 first place New England Newspaper and Press Association Award for continued coverage of the heroin and opioid epidemic. A working mom, she is a staff reporter at the Eagle-Tribune in North Andover and predominantly covers crime and the court system.

Note Submitted: February 27, 2017


Catching Up

Julie Neubauer

May 24, 2016: I am working as a volunteer at Grey2kUSA.org in Arlington, the largest greyhound dog protection organization in the world. I am also a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at OpenTable.org, which offers a weekly community supper and food pantry program in the Concord area.

Note Submitted: May 24, 2016