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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

In 2004–2005, the students, faculty and staff in the Psychology Department enjoyed a very busy and productive year. Psychology continues to be a popular major nationwide and at Williams. We had approximately 130 students (juniors and seniors) majoring in psychology this year; over 40% of them were double majors. A key task of the Psychology Department this year was an extensive self-study followed by an external review visit by psychologists from Davidson College, Duke University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Minnesota. Their report highlighted the “rigorous curriculum that exposes students to the cores areas of the discipline; provides training in the methods and writing of psychologists; engages students in the development of research ideas, hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis; and provides an opportunity to get senior majors engaged in cross disciplinary discussion and writing.” They found that the depth and breadth of these activities, particularly our 300-level lab courses, “set Williams apart from even the best undergraduate programs in psychology” as well as undergraduate programs at major universities, and “are likely contributors to the success of Williams in producing students who are coveted by the finest Ph.D. programs in the sciences.”
This year our students continued to be very active in curricular and extracurricular activities related to psychology. Eight students completed senior honors theses, on topics ranging from the role of hormones in spatial working memory in rats, to the evolutionary psychology of jealousy in romantic relationships and the effect of children’s social status on conformity with their peers. Their projects are listed in the Student Abstracts section of this report. A number of other students worked collaboratively with professors in work-study positions or independent studies on research across the areas of psychology. The Student Liaison Committee (SLC), a group of juniors and seniors that helps the department by consulting with the chair, assisting with interviews of new professors, and helping to plan social events between students and faculty, was comprised this year of Anna Swisher ’05, Alyssa Fluty ’05, Kyle Skor ’05, Elizabeth Mulligan ’05, Barrington Fulton ’05, Marita Campos-Melady ’06, Justin Lavner ’06, Tamara Springle ’06, and Melanie Hobart ’06.
Social events this year included fall and spring picnics in the Science quad with the traditional pizzas, spirited volleyball, and informal conversation, and a wine and cheese reception on the evening of the honors theses presentations at the home of Professors Noah and Marlene Sandstrom. A special event this year was a “Life after Psychology” lunch and panel on a Saturday in October. With help from the Office of Career Counseling, the department brought back six alums with diverse and interesting careers outside of academia, including epidemiology consulting, sport psychology, psychotherapy practice, teaching in multicultural/multilingual schools, and military psychology. About 40 current students attended and interacted informally with the panelists. To assist students in exploring careers in academia, the Class of 1960 Scholars Program brought six eminent researchers from other colleges and universities to campus to give a colloquium. In advance of the colloquia, the group of 1960’s Scholars read and discussed the speakers’ work and then joined the speaker and faculty for dinner afterward.
Class of 1960 Scholars in Psychology
Reuben Albo
Lydia Romano
Rebecca Allen
John Rudoy
Emily Bloomenthal
Amy Shelton
Tiffany Chao
Kyle Skor
Geshri Gunasekera
Bethany Smith
Linda Gutierrez
Tamara Springle
Elizabeth Mulligan
Lindsay Starner
Emily Perry

There were several transitions in the department this year and there will be a few next year as well. In the fall semester, we welcomed Visiting Assistant Professor Lauren Shapiro back for a second year teaching in the developmental psychology area and Visiting Assistant Professor Tony Scinta, who just received his Ph.D. from UCLA in social psychology and whose expertise is in close relationships, joined us for the first year of a two-year position. We were also pleased to have Visiting Professor Bill von Hippel, from the University of New South Wales, Australia, here for the fall semester, in social psychology. This year, we are very happy to have two new visiting faculty members. Bolin Fellow Janet Chang, from the University of California, Davis, whose expertise is in social-personality and cultural psychology will teach a course in cultural psychology. Visiting Assistant Professor Brian Sundermeier, from the University of Minnesota whose expertise is in cognitive psychology and language, will teach courses in the cognitive area as well as the senior seminar. The courses of these visiting faculty help to fill teaching needs due to sabbaticals, and add interesting new material and perspectives to our curriculum and courses. In January 2006, we will bid a fond farewell to Professor Al Goethals, who will move to a position at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. Professor Goethals has been a longtime faculty member and leader in the department and college, and is the founder of the Williams Leadership Studies Program as well; his many contributions to Williams will certainly be missed.
We received invaluable help in managing all the activities described above from C.J. Gillig, Psychology Technical Assistant, and Beth Stachelek, our Department Administrative Assistant. Their cheerful and wise-assistance is well known to students from introductory psychology through senior honors theses students and they help keep our large department feeling friendly and accessible.
Professor Cramer was on leave for the spring 2005 semester. She spent this time working to complete a new scholarly book, Protecting the Self. This work provides both theory and review of empirical research showing how the use of psychological defense mechanisms protects both normal and disturbed individuals from experiencing self-debilitating distress.
She also completed a research paper on the development of adult women’s identity, with co-author Ravenna Helson from the University of California. In addition, she completed a longitudinal study of children’s development of defense mechanisms, following the same children from late childhood to late adolescence. Both of these studies were begun during her time as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
Throughout the year, she also served as a consultant reviewer for research manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Personality, the Journal of Research in Personality, the European Journal of Personality, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, the Journal of Adolescence, Psychological Assessment, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Journal of Personality Assessment, Emotion, and Psychological Assessment. She continues to serve on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Research in Personality, the Journal of Personality Assessment, and the European Journal of Personality.
Senior Lecturer Susan Engel’s new book, Real Kids: the Creation of Meaning in Everyday Life will be published by Harvard University Press in September. She also contributed a chapter to D. Hogan & S. Greene’s Studies of Children’s Experience. Prim Assarat ’07 assisted Professor Engel in collecting and analyzing data for a new set of studies on the development of curiosity in young children. Finally, Professor Engel designed an experimental middle school program for Hayground School in Bridgehampton, New York, where Chloe Turner ’05 is going to teach.
Under the direction of Engel, the Program in Teaching hosted a lecture by William Ouchi ’65 entitled “Making Schools Work.” Teaching Lunches included presentations by faculty members Ed Burger, Robert Bell, Artist Jon Snow, and Julia Bowen (Director of BART School) as well as a roundtable discussion.
Professor Steven Fein conducted research on stereotypes and prejudice; the influence of media images on women’s and men’s self-esteem, attitudes, and academic interests; the roles of physiological and social psychological factors in women’s and men’s academic identity and achievement; and strategies to enable individuals to perform athletic and cognitive tasks well under pressure.
Professor Fein gave an invited address at Princeton University in September, and co-presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, in January. He gave a Faculty Lecture in March, 2005, entitled, The Social Psychology of Stereotyping & Prejudice: Self-Esteem, Social Influence, & Bruce Springsteen. Fein was the faculty speaker at the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony in June 2005, giving a talk entitled, Some Limits and Uses of Knowledge.
Professor Fein supervised the work of two senior honors theses by Emily M. Bloomenthal and Amy Shelton, and was the second reader for several other theses. He served as a consulting editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and for Psychological Science and served on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Self and Identity. Professor Fein supervised the work of several research assistants, summer science students, and independent study projects.
Professor George R. Goethals was on leave during the fall semester and returned to full time teaching in the spring semester. During the 2004-2005 academic year he published papers on political debates, theories of leadership, nonverbal behavior and leadership, and presidential leadership. He continued his research for the Mellon Foundation on the ways students influence each other's academic engagement. He participated in the community project Williamstown Reads sponsored by the Williamstown Public Library, and discussed Ernest Shackleton's leadership as portrayed in the book Endurance by Alfred Lansing.
Professor Laurie Heatherington continued her three-year term as Chair of the Psychology Department. During the year, she continued her research and writing on change processes in couple and family therapy, and the role of parents’ attributions about the causes of teens’ negative behaviors in family conflict and parenting efficacy. This work was facilitated by collaborations with student research assistants Justin Lavner ’06, Tameika McLean ’07, Beth Mulligan ’05, and Tamara Springle ’06, and ongoing collaboration with colleagues at SUNY-Albany and Simon Fraser University. She began a new line of research on the cognitive and social effects of priming teen stereotypes, with senior thesis student, Rui Nie, as well as Lavner and McLean.

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Summer Research Students Analyzing Data in Heatherington Lab.
In November 2004, she presented a paper at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research conference in Springdale, Utah and in June 2004 co-authored a paper “Evolution of Clients’ Goals for Couple Therapy” presented at the International Society for Psychotherapy Research conference in Rome. In May 2005, she attended the bi-annual Penn State Psychotherapy Process conference on mechanisms of change in psychotherapy, presenting a chapter on “Manifestations and Facilitation of Insight in Couple and Family Therapy.” In 2005, she published an article, “Change Process Research in Couple and Family Therapy,” for a special issue on Methodology in Family Science, in Journal of Family Psychology, and another, “Couple Interaction During Problem Discussions: Toward an Integrative Methodology,” in Journal of Family Communication.
Professor Heatherington continued to serve on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy Research, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, and Applications and did ad-hoc reviewing for several other journals. She served on the Associates Board of the Gould Farm (Monterey, MA), a treatment center/working farm serving people with schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses and directs a four-year, ongoing outcomes study there.
Professor Saul Kassin published two textbooks this year. He also contributed chapters to two scholarly edited books and wrote a book review for the American Psychology Law Society News. He had papers published in the American Psychologist, Law and Human Behavior (with Rebecca Norwick ’00 and others), and coauthored papers in Psychological Science, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and the Scientific American Mind. This past year, Kassin spoke by invitation at several conferences and gave colloquia and lectures at a number of other colleges and universities. Kassin continued to serve as a consulting editor for Law and Human Behavior, reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and consultant and expert witness in actual cases.
Professor Robert D. Kavanaugh was on sabbatical this past year and spent his time in Williamstown directing a longitudinal study of children’s language, play, and imagination. The study has now enrolled over 70 children, beginning at age 30 months, who return annually until age 5. Last summer Kyle Skor ’05 and Adam Zamora ’05, worked on this project, and Kyle Skor continued with the project during the year completing an independent study in the first semester. Professor Kavanaugh made several presentations of this research in talks to summer science students at Williams and in an invited colloquium at Yale University. In April, he was the discussant on a symposium on the role of imaginary companions in the lives of children and adults at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development in Atlanta. In addition, Dr. Kavanaugh served as an ad hoc reviewer for the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and Child Development.
Professor Kris Kirby published two papers in peer-reviewed journals during the past year, including a paper co-authored by Gordon Winston, Professor of Economics, and Mariana Santiesteban ’97. Professor Kirby supervised two student research projects this year. The first was an independent study by Elena Bonifacio ’05, on the relationship between individuals’ future orientation and fairness behavior in the Ultimatum game. The second was a senior honors thesis in behavioral economics by Noam Yuchtman ’05, which showed that individual utility functions of income have convexities that can sometime give rise to risk-seeking behavior (e.g., lottery play). In addition to serving as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Professor Kirby served as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Management Science, Memory and Cognition, and the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Assistant Professor Marlene Sandstrom’s research this past year has continued to focus on children’s peer relationships. Along with her thesis student, Lydia Romano ’05, she has been investigating the impact of peer popularity and likeability on children’s tendency to conform to classmates in elementary school. This spring, Professor Sandstrom attended the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, where she presented her work on the impact of children’s self-perceptions of status on their aggressive behavior toward peers, and the implications of popularity on risky social behaviors among middle- and high-school students. Over the past year, Professor Sandstrom has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Child Development, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Social Development.
Assistant Professor Noah Sandstrom continued his work examining hormonal modulation of cognitive processes including attention and memory. Much of this work was conducted during the summer with Ju Kim ’05, John Rudoy ’05, and Geshri Gunasekera ’06. Ju Kim continued this work as part of his senior thesis and it was ultimately presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference as well as the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience conference in San Diego in the fall. Professor Sandstrom and John Rudoy developed techniques for administering drugs to specific brain regions and John used this procedure in his senior thesis examining the role of the amygdala in the processing of fear memories. This work was presented by John, Geshri, and Erika Williams ’08 at the NEURON conference in New York City in May.
As part of his upper-level seminar, Hormones & Behavior, Professor Sandstrom supervised five empirical projects, one of which examined the long-lasting effects of motherhood on cognitive and emotional processes in rats. The exciting findings from this study will be presented next fall at the Society for Neuroscience conference.
Professor Sandstrom has published his work in Hormones & Behavior and served as a reviewer for several journals including Brain Research, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Hormones & Behavior, and Psychopharmacology. Based in large part on his recent work with students Nick Bamat ’04 and Jessie O’Brien ’03, he has received two grants. One from the National Science Foundation’s “Support of Mentors and their Students in Neuroscience” Program and one from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health for his research on neuroprotective effects of estrogens.
Associate Professor Kenneth Savitsky conducted research on egocentrism in social judgment. One of his previous articles was chosen for inclusion in the book Current Directions in Social Psychology, edited by J. B. Ruscher and E. Y. Hammer. Dr. Savitsky supervised the honors thesis research of one student and, with Professor Steven Fein, co-supervised the honors thesis research of another student.
Ari Solomon supervised an undergraduate team of researchers (Laura Kaufman ’05, Zachary MacArthur ’05, Laura Futransky ’05 and Amanda Niu ’05) in a year-long investigation of sleep disturbance and cognitive vulnerability to depression. The data from two high-risk samples are now being analyzed. Dr. Solomon continues work on his NIMH-funded investigation of whether clinical depression is qualitatively different from the commonplace experience of ‘sad mood.’ He has a co-authored report in press at Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology on the role of divalproex sodium in the treatment of depressive agitation. This year he began serving on the editorial board of the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, and he continues to serve on the board of Journal of Clinical Psychology. This summer he is joined in the laboratory by Drew Raab ’06, who is assisting in the analysis of the sleep and cognitive vulnerability data and other projects.
Assistant Professor Safa Zaki continued her research on computational accounts of categorization and recognition behavior. In the past year, she published three articles and recently had another article accepted for publication. Along with her colleagues, she presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society and delivered an invited colloquium at the University of California at Irvine. She also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review; Neuropsychology; Neuropsychologia; Trends in the Cognitive Sciences, Journal of Memory and Language, and Memory and Cognition.
Professor Betty Zimmerberg taught a new tutorial on behavioral genetics, Nature versus Nurture: Controversies in Developmental Psychobiology in fall 2004. On sabbatical in spring 2005, she continued her research on the neural mechanisms underlying behavioral responses to fearful situations and how experiences of early deprivation, like child neglect, might impair developing coping behavior. During the previous summer, Clare Whipple ’05 and Rui Nie ’05 continued work on this project using a novel animal model of anxiety, rats bred for high and low rates of vocalization after brief maternal separation. In July, thesis student Rosemary Eseh ’04 won an NIH travel award to present her senior thesis research in Aix en Provence, France, at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology annual meeting. This year, juniors John Greeley ’06 and Julie Esteves ’06 worked in the lab.
The website and CD, Synaptic Transmission, that Zimmerberg developed for the Introduction to Neuroscience course was not only well-reviewed in the US, but educators in Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Great Britain, New Zealand, Czech Republic, France, Singapore and Germany have requested the CD for their courses. See <www.williams.edu/imput/synapse> for the site.
As chair of the Neuroscience Program, Zimmerberg directed the Essel Foundation summer program, which had 13 students working enthusiastically in neuroscience faculty labs in the Psychology and Biology Departments. As part of the Program, she took Geshri Gunasekera ’06, Devon O’Rourke ’06, Rui Nie ’05 and Mary Flynn ’04 to attend the annual conference of the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression in New York City last October. Zimmerberg served on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Science Advisory Committee and NSF’s SOMAS Grants Review Board. Other professional activities included serving on the editorial board of Developmental Psychobiology, on the steering committee of N.E.U.R.O.N and as the chair of the membership committee of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. Zimmerberg reviewed manuscripts for Developmental Psychobiology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Physiology and Behavior; and Psychopharmacology.
PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIA
Dr. Frank D. Fincham, University at Buffalo, SUNY
“Understanding Marriage: From Fish Scales to Milliseconds”
Dr. Bill von Hippel, Professor of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
“Aging, Inhibition, and Social Control”
Dr. David Williams, University of Rochester (co-sponsored with Neuroscience Program)
“The Limits of Human Vision”
Dr. Martin E. Franklin, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents: An Empirical Update”
Dr. Dean Tjosvold, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
“Making Conflict Productive: Can Asian Values Contribute?”
Dr. William Ouchi, UCLA (co-sponsored by Program in Teaching)
“Making Schools Work”
Dr. Steven Fein. Williams College
“The Social Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice: Self-Esteem, Social Influence, and Bruce Springsteen”
Williams College Faculty Lecture Series
“Some Limits and Uses of Knowledge”
Williams College Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
OFF-CAMPUS COLLOQUIA
Laurie Heatherington
“Evolution of Clients’ Goals for Couple Therapy”
North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Springdale, UT
“Manifestations and Facilitation of Insight in Couple and Family Therapy”
Penn State Psychotherapy Process Biennial Conference
Saul Kassin
“Innocence: An Enemy of the Innocent?”
Law and Society Association, Las Vegas
“Why Do Innocent People Confess?”
MDAA Massachusetts Prosecutors Conference, Boston, MA
“Confessions Research: The State of the Science and Policy Implications”
American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA
“Why Suspects Waive the Right to a Lineup: A Study in the Risk of Actual Innocence” (with Lindsay Holland ’04)
American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA
Colloquia and lectures:
Flaschner Judicial Institute, Boston, MA
Castleton College, Castleton, VT
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA
Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
Robert D. Kavanaugh
“Searching for a Theory of Mind”
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Marlene J. Sandstrom
“Threatened Egotism or Confirmed Inadequacy? The Impact of Status Accuracy on Aggressive Responding”
(with Rebecca D. Herlan ’04)
Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta.
“Are Perceived Popular Adolescents Really Antisocial? A Look at Risk-taking Behaviors in Well-liked versus Dominant Adolescents” (with L. Mayeux)
Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta
Noah J. Sandstrom
“Castration Impairs Spatial Memory Retention, but not Spatial Learning, in Adult Rats”
(with Ju Kim ’05, John Rudoy ’05, Molly Wasserman, ’04, and Carl Smith)
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA
“A Comparison of Neuroscience Programs at Amherst, Oberlin, Smith, and Williams Colleges”
(with Sarah Turgeon, Stephen George, Jan Thornton, Dennison Smith, Adam Hall, and Mary Harrington)
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA
“Castration Impairs Spatial Working Memory Capacity in Rats”
(with Ju Kim ’05, John Rudoy ’05, and Geshri Gunasekera ’06)
Annual Meeting of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, San Diego, CA
“The Role of the Basolateral Amygdala in Memory Consolidation and Reconsolidation”
(with John Rudoy ’05, Geshri Gunasekera ’06 and Erika Williams ’08)
Annual Meeting of the Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience, New York, NY
Safa R. Zaki
“A Hybrid-Similarity Exemplar Model for Predicting Distinctiveness Effects in Recognition”
(with R. Nosofsky and R. Stanton)
45h Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN
“Do Double-Dissociations Imply Multiple Systems?”
University of California at Irvine
Betty Zimmerberg
“Effects of Gestational and Lactational Iron Deficiency on the Development of Anxiety Behavior”
(with Rosemary Eseh ’04)
International Society for Developmental Psychobiology annual meeting, Aix en Provence, France
POSTGRADUATE PLANS OF PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS
Name
Plans
Papa N. Adams
Unknown
Reuben G. Albo
Moving to the Bay Area in California and getting a job, possibly teaching
Rebecca M. Allen
Community service with Americorps next year, then plans on going to grad school
Justin H. Anderson
Planning to teach and coach at the middle school/high school level
Emily M. Bloomenthal
Working at the Williams Club in New York City
Elena F. Bonifacio
Unknown
James W. Cart
Teaching math at The Field School in Washington, D.C.
Jason M. Cuddihy
Unknown
Lindsay E. Dwyer
Working in Boston at Bank of America as a credit products analyst
Jason E. Edelin
Unknown
Jason B. Epstein
Unknown
Alyssa J. Fluty
Working for the next year in Sunnyview Hospital in Schenectady, NY in
medical billing while deciding what her plans are regarding medical school
Barrington A. Fulton, Jr.
High-School English teacher, dance instructor and dorm parent at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA
Laura J. Futransky
Going to West Africa in the fall to do public health work through the Peace Corps
Natalie B. Geier
Unknown
Samantha E. Goldman
ABA Therapist at Nashoba Learning Group, school for autistic children,Westford, MA
Desiree J. Gonzalez
Working with disabled people
Hugh C. Green
Moving to San Francisco and interviewing with financial analysis and advising groups
Jaime A. Hensel
Working at a boys camp in Northern Wisconsin for the summer, then sailing with the Amistad as a member of the crew
Afton L. Johnson
Going to Bank Street College of Education to get masters degree in childhood educ., and assistant kindergarten teacher at the Cathedral School in New York City
Scott P. Johnson
Unknown
Laura B. Kaufman
Unknown
Matthew B. Kugler
Pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology at Princeton
Jonathan Landsman
Working at the Jenkins Arboretum in Devon, PA as their Educational Fellow
Lauren M. Levien
Participating in the Executive Training Program at Bloomingdale's, at the 59th St. Flagship store in New York City
Gabriel A. Lombardo
Paralegal for a small immigration firm in Boston for 1 or 2 years, and then law school
Scott A. Malish
Unknown
Matthew S. Marino
Unknown
Kathleen S. Marsh
Doing a masters in education (counseling & development, with concentration in school counseling) at St. Lawrence University
Zachary T. McArthur
Heading home to Rochester, NY with plans for a job in the near future
Christopher W. Mishoe
Unknown
Kelly R. Morgen
An apprenticeship with a goldsmith from Montana, named Heyoka Merrifield and to continue with jewelry-making as a career
Robert K. Muhlhausen
Working in sports marketing in the Boston area
Elizabeth A. Mulligan
Graduate school for clinical psychology at Washington University in St. Louis
Yoojin Nam
Unknown
Sarah M. Nemazee
Unknown
Rui Nie
Res. Asst. in a neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, then applying to med school
Amanda P. Niu
Moving to New York and working at Willkie Farr as a legal assistant
Brianna C. O'Brien
Unknown
Katie M. O'Brien
Unknown
Zachary M. O'Brien
Unknown
Jeff A. Ossinger
Two year commitment with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, involving missionary and campus ministry work on a college/university campus in the U.S.
Kristine E. Osterman
Working for Charles River Associates, an economic consulting firm in Boston
Kayla A. Peek
Teaching at New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, CT
Emil J. Peinert
Coaching rowing in Pittsfield this summer, then moving to California to look for work
Emily C. Perry
Moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina to work/volunteer for an NGO (possibly HelpArgentina, which was started by a Williams Alum) and teach English
Johanna R. Rodriguez
Unknown
Lydia J. Romano
Unknown
John D. Rudoy
Going to graduate school in neuroscience at Northwestern University
Rachel M. Seltman
Moving to Boston to seek employment; would like to go back to school for a Masters in Public Health
Amy L. Shapiro
Mount Sinai Medical School in NYC, MD and possibly a masters in public health
Catherine L. Sharp
Unknown
Amy D. Shelton
Moving to Somerville, MA to work at a non-profit and in social psych research; plans on going to grad school in social psychology in a year or two
Kyle J. Skor
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in child development and education
Bethany R. Smith
Unknown
Steven F. Smith
Will be an underwriting trainee with Discover-Re Insurance Group in Farmington, CT
Lindsay B. Starner
Unknown
Isabel Stone
Unknown
Anna M. Swisher
Unknown
Kendra L. Totman
Moving to Berkeley, CA hoping to get a job in education, public health, or social work/nonprofits
Karen P. Vanderbilt
Unknown
Clare H. Whipple
Unknown
Adam S. Zamora
Unknown
Alana A. Zell
Corp communications and marketing for America's Growth Capital, in Boston
Cynthia I. Zwicky
Co-teacher and coach at Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT