Friedman School Featured Alumni

Schedule a Conversation with an Alumni Volunteer Today!

Featured Alumni engage in “flash-mentoring” 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). Some Featured Alumni will be with us for a month, and some for several months.

The Featured Alumni 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 one conversation with a given alumni volunteer.


Thanks for participating in the inaugural year of our Featured Alumni program! Please stay tuned for new alumni & conversation options, starting September 2022.

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

 

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Food & Nutrition Policy

  • Joseph Llobrera — Director of Research and Interim Program Area Lead, Food Assistance, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Stephanie McCulloch — Research Assistant II, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Nutrition Interventions & Communication

  • Melanie Adams — Manager, Eagle Hill Consulting
  • Kerri Hawkins — Dietitian & Personal Trainer, Business Owner, Perfect Pear Coaching, Kerri Hawkins Nutrition LLC
  • Rachel Wilkinson — Clinical Dietitian, Tufts Medical Center
  • Rachel Zavala — Nutrition Manager of Virtual Services, Eating Recovery Center

International Development, Food Security & Humanitarian Response

  • Amanda Burton — Post-Doctoral Researcher, Confédération Suisse – Agroscope

Biological & Clinical Research/Epidemiology & Data Sciences

  • Eric Ciappio — Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science, Balchem Corporation
  • Stephanie McCulloch — Research Assistant II, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Business Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Melanie Adams — Manager, Eagle Hill Consulting
  • Eric Ciappio — Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science, Balchem Corporation
  • Kerri Hawkins — Dietitian & Personal Trainer, Business Owner, Perfect Pear Coaching, Kerri Hawkins Nutrition LLC
  • Adriel Hsu-Flanders — Manager, Carbon, Indigo Ag

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.