Jillian Ruddock

Ask Admission: Jillian Ruddock '12

Where are you from? Where did you go to college?

I'm from Boxford, Massachusetts. I graduated from Simmons with a BA in history.

What's your favorite thing about Simmons? 

The relationships between the students and faculty. The Simmons faculty are very hands on and supportive of their student's goals and aspirations. They are truly invested in their success.

What's your favorite part of your job?

I really enjoy meeting with students and their families.

What should students look for when choosing a college?

Students should look for a college that will challenge them academically and expose them to new experiences. It's also important to look for a community where you will feel comfortable being yourself.

If we visited your office, what would we see?

Pictures of my family and friends, artwork and post-it notes littering my desk.

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love walking around the city. There are so many unique shops, restaurants and beautiful parks off the beaten path. I've lived in Boston for 8 years and I'm still discovering new places. I also love visiting Boston's museums and historical sites.

Favorite book?

On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

Favorite movie? 

The Princess Bride.

Favorite artist?

Tracey Emin's neon text and John Singer Sargent.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Emma Watson or Emma Stone. They are both strong, intelligent and quirky. It would be an honor to have one of them play me in a movie. 

What's your favorite local lunch?

There are so many amazing places to eat in the Fenway neighborhood! El Pelón Taquería and Tatte Bakery & Cafe are two of my favorite places.

What's your dream vacation?

Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

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Alumnae/i and Friends


Jun

21

Ask Admission: Jillian Ruddock '12
Jillian works in Admissions at Simmons. She answered a few questions!

Jun

15

Kelsey Heavener '17 Researches Cystic Fibrosis
We caught up with Kelsey about her SURPASs project on the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Protein!

Jun

12

Board of Trustees Extends President Drinan’s Contract
President Drinan’s service will extend through the 2018/19 academic year

Jun

5

Reunion Weekend 2016
Photos and stories from #SimmonsReunion 2016

May

30

Leaders in Laughter: How Women Comedians are Changing the World
We caught up with Professor Suzanne Leonard about how female comedians are inspiring change through humor.

May

23

Tania Green '11SM Pitches on Shark Tank
One of our very own Simmons Sharks pitched her business on the ABC show, Shark Tank!

May

19

Commencement 2016
Congratulations to the class of 2016! Check out the social media interactions from this amazing day.

May

18

Leah Kossak '16 Lands Marketing Job
Leah filled us in on how she got a job before graduation!

May

17

Christina Chau '16 Wins Chemistry Award
We chatted with Christina about graduating on Friday — and winning the American Institute of Chemists Award in Chemistry!

May

12

Andy Porter Voted Professor of the Year
We chatted with Professor Porter about PLAN, internships and being voted Professor of the Year by the senior class!