Five Alumnae/i Put Their Educations to Work

June 22, 2015

Our graduates have the tools they need to make themselves leaders

Simmons alumnae/i are everywhere. There are more than 50,000 sharks across the country and around the world who are putting their Simmons education to work. Our graduates have the tools they need to make themselves leaders. Here are a few of the many Simmons alumnae/i making a difference in their careers and communities. 

Katherine "Kat" Machnich ’13 works as an exchange-traded fund analyst within the relationship management department at Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston. She has found the transition from student to young professional to be very smooth. “I was ready to get out and start my career.” 

Avitree Tobarran ’13 works as a report writer for Partners HealthCare, and was the first health informatics major at Simmons. She loves that each day at her job is different. She credits her early success to Simmons, which helped her prepare through rigorous academic courses, internships, and faculty mentoring. 

Jennifer Buller ’05, ’06GS, ’13GS works as vice principal of the Edward Devotion School in Brookline, MA. On any given day she is bouncing between meetings with teachers, parents, and interest group, making classroom visits, and solving problems as they arise. She says Simmons helped her find her voice. “With each experience and degree I've pursued, my voice has grown stronger and stronger until it felt powerful enough to lead and support change in our public schools.” 

Charles C. Daniels, Jr ’12SW is a clinical social worker in the Men’s Health and Recovery Program at the Boston Public Health Commission. In this role, he provides men with psychosocial support while continuing the initiative that he founded as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life called Fathers’ Uplift. He sees his work as a matter of social justice. “I’m obligated to pay it forward.”

Sarah Bugai ’14 is a clinical nurse on a geriatric medical unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. As a night nurse on a medical geriatric unit, Sarah sees everything from pneumonia to delirium – and no two days are the same. “Simmons gave me the best education I could have ever asked for. Great courses and lectures combined with the perfect clinical experiences made for the best nursing program I could've picked. It was challenging, but it really made me rise to the occasion.”

These alumnae/i found their passion at Simmons. Your support for the Making Education Work Campaign ensures that our students will be able to seize moments of enormous opportunity in their careers and lives, and put their educations to work.