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Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS

SLIS alumni named Movers & Shakers by Library Journal

Simmons School of Library and Information Science alumni Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS have been selected by Library Journal for the 2024 Movers & Shakers.


Kiani Jacobs

Finding Community at Simmons as a Transfer Commuter Student

While at Simmons, Exercise Science major and Health Care Management minor Kiani Jacobs ’23 received the 2023 Senior Scholar Award and interned at the Harvard Medical Ginty Lab on Neurological Research. Starting a PhD in Exercise Science this fall, she...


Professor Christine Evans, Alia Al-Suwaidi '24MSEd, and CEO of MRC-NECC Dr. Pamela Olsen, courtesy of MRC-NECC.

Lead Therapist of Special Education Teaches with her Heart

Alia Al-Suwaidi ’24MSEd is determined to ensure that all children — regardless of their disability — can learn and thrive effectively. She is a member of the first international cohort of Simmons students at the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education, operated by the New England Center for Children, and the winner of the inaugural Dr. D. Daniel Gould Award for Global Excellence in Special Education Teaching.


Stephanie Wladkowski ’14PhD

Breaking Ground with Qualitative Research in Hospice Care

Stephanie Wladkowski ’14PhD was a clinical social worker in hospice care when policy changes impacted her clinical practice. In a search for answers, Wladkowski began her PhD in Social Work at Simmons. Her dissertation, “Dementia Caregivers and Live Discharge from Hospice: What Happens When Hospice Leaves?,” has inspired further research in the field.


Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD

Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD on Protecting College Students

Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD is Director of the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) at Boston University (BU). After receiving his Master’s in Social Work from Simmons, he returned to the University to pursue his PhD in Social Work alongside his clinical practice. We spoke to Brewer about his experience in the program, and his current work at Boston University.


Hannah Ibañez ’13

Advocating for Fallen Angels in the City of Angels

Hannah Ibañez ’13 is a Level 2 Public Defender in Los Angeles who was appointed to the United States Access Board by President Joe Biden. She spoke with us about her passion for social justice, her love of philosophy, and her fondest memories of Simmons.


Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD

Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD Explores Connections between Nutrition and Mental Health

Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics Certificate at Simmons, and now offers nutrition counseling through her private practice, Kerri Axelrod Wellness, where she focuses particularly on the connection between gut health and mental health.


Chimene Agogo ’23MSW

Empowering Homelessness Solutions: The Journey of Chimene Agogo ’23MSW at St. Francis House

Chimene Agogo is Program Manager of the Rapid Rehousing Program at St. Francis House, the largest day-shelter in Massachusetts for individuals experiencing homelessness. In this rewarding supervisory role, Agogo leads a team of case managers to secure housing for clients...


Upcoming Alumnae/i Events

Alumnae/i, Family and Friends Weekend

  • Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 6, 2024
  • Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115