Alumni Association & Executive Council

Greetings Fellow Alumni!

Image of Andrew Shao-Alumni Executive Council Member

The Friedman School Alumni Association is entering its 12th year, and I am excited to build on its success. Our mission is to develop and maintain an active community of engaged alumni. The Association is committed to assisting members of the community achieve their professional and personal goals, as well as supporting the Friedman School’s mission and objectives.

Andrew Shao, NG00 - President, Friedman School Alumni Association

About the Association and the Executive Council

Are you a graduate of the Friedman School? Congratulations, you're part of our Alumni Association!

The Friedman Alumni Association is led by a volunteer Executive Council consisting of over 30 members, focusing on the following key initiatives:

  • Organizing networking and social events, including reunion and alumni career panels.
  • Recruiting volunteers to give career advice to students and other graduates through the Tufts Online Community.
  • Fundraising to increase alumni participation in the Annual Fund a crucial source of dollars for the school’s top priorities.
  • Hosting programs that build stronger connections between students and graduates.

If you would like to reach an Executive Council member or assist with Association programs, contact Janine Seidel, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at 617-636-3548 or

Did you know you can nominate your peers for alumni awards? Learn More!

Executive Council Members (2016–2017)

If you are interested in joining the Executive Council or for more information, please contact Nominating Chair and Vice President, Grace Phelan.

Andrew Shao, N00

Vice President & Leadership Chair
Grace Phelan, N05

Caitlin Westfall Howe, N09

Alumni Programs Co-Chairs
Kerri Hawkins, N06
Renee Reynolds, N11

Giving Chair
Corey O’Hara, N08, NG17

Reunion Co-Chairs
Lara Park, N09, NG12
Jacqueline Minichiello, N11

Awards Chair

Mentoring Co-Chairs
Toni Maraglino Pert, N09
Blanche Ip, N12, NG1

Communications Co-Chairs
Bill Reid, N90
Alexandra Simas

At-Large Members

Payal Batra, NG12

Abby Usen Berner, N03

Dara Borto, N02

Nicki Briggs, N08

Amanda Centi, NG15

Silvina Choumenkovitch, NG01

Eric Ciappio, NG11

Sai Krupa Das, N02

Hassan Dashti, N12, NG15

Meghan Dinh, N13, MG13

Amy Elvidge, N14

Jenn Felsted, N11, NG16 

Samantha Kelly, N15
Mary Kate Keyes, N08
Janeen Madan, N15

Claire Mance, N16


Megan Miraglia, N09

Tawanda Muzhingi, N08, NG14

Carole Palmer, G69

Zoe Schweitzer, N14

Christine Sullivan, N15

Shveta Taparia, NG04

Student Representative(s)

Cassandra Florea
Alexandra Simas

Ex Officio Member(s)

Elizabeth Cochary Gross, N82, N88

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