Who Runs the World? Girls-from Lafayette
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve listed notable female alumnae and their accomplishments
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 13:02
Vicki Salemi ‘95
The author of the book Big Career in the Big City: Land a Job and Get a Life in New York. She has appeared on ABC to talk about the book. She is a reporter for SheKnows.com and has interacted with celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Ben Affleck and Kanye West. Salemi is also a freelance writer, and regularly appears in AOL Health.
Sharon Smith Donahue ‘86
Donahue is the senior project staff engineer with Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies. She has played a large part in the development of an element of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s new telescope, which will replace the Hubble in 2018.
Ellis Kelleher ‘08
She graduated with a degree in English, and moved to London to manage The Maas Gallery, (a top gallery in the art district). She began as an unpaid intern, and now specializes in 19th- and 20th- century British art.
Jenna Menard ‘03
She became the first Global Colour Artist of Clinique, the popular cosmetic brand. She is responsible for the development of new colour products and application techniques. Menard graduated in psychology, but now is a well-known make-up artist in New York City. She has been featured in many magazines and on fashion runways.
Kate Young ‘96
The stylist of the dress Natalie Portman wore when she won the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role in Black Swan. After she graduated Lafayette with a degree in English and Art, Young started working for Vogue’s famous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in New York City. Now a stylist, Young has worked with Rachel Weisz, Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams, to name a few.
Emily Goldberg ‘05
Goldberg is a producer of NBC’s The Today Show. She is involved in shooting, editing footage, writing scripts and booking guests such as Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.
Amy Cerato ‘99
She was recognized by President Obama as one of the nation’s most outstanding young researchers in 2010. She was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This award honors young scientists in their independent research careers. Cerato graduated in civil engineering.
Sarah Glacel ‘01
She is a senior audience research specialist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Washington, D.C. This organization reports the news in countries where free press is prohibited by the government, or where free press is not easily accessed. Glacel focuses on how those in the former Soviet Union access information provided by the press, and how this access can be improved.