Friedman School Featured Alumni

Schedule a Conversation with an Alumni Volunteer Today!

Featured Alumni engage in career conversations with current Friedman School students, i.e., short conversations that provide knowledge or skill development. All meetings are 30 minutes and take place via Zoom (with a call-in option).

The Featured Alumni listed below are organized by our 7 Career Directions. When you click into an alumni profile, you’ll see a link to schedule a meeting with the individual via Calendly. After scheduling, you’ll receive a meeting confirmation with Zoom details.

*Don’t see a time that works for you? We encourage you to browse different alumni profiles to connect with another individual.

Note: To allow for the maximum number of Friedman School participants, students may schedule only one conversation with a given alumni volunteer. In addition, if you are not a Tufts Friedman School student, please do not book a conversation time, as the slots are intended for current Friedman School students only.

Looking for ways to connect with even more Tufts alumni & professionals?
Review our Networking Strategies and Resources for plenty of tips and networking resources.


Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Food & Nutrition Policy

Nutrition Interventions & Communication

International Development, Food Security & Humanitarian Response

  • Sarah Jayawardene — Consultant, World Hunger Education Services, and Writer, WellTheory
  • Kate Olender — Senior Manager, Global Impact Partnerships at Cargill
  • Emily Steliotes — Agriculture and Food Systems Researcher, HowGood

Biological & Clinical Research/Epidemiology & Data Sciences

  • Jenna Bernard — Scientist, InsideTracker
  • Eric Ciappio — Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science at Balchem Corporation
  • Sarah Jayawardene — Consultant, World Hunger Education Services, and Writer, WellTheory
  • Emily Steliotes — Agriculture and Food Systems Researcher, HowGood

Business Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We’re excited for you to have some great conversations with our alumni volunteers! View our Student Guidelines for more information and answers to FAQs.