Bowdoin Magazine

Benjamin-Émile Le Hay ’08: Joie de Vivre

Benjamin-Émile Le Hay ’08

After working in high-end public relations and covering style for The New York Observer, Benjamin-Émile Le Hay ’08 recently relocated from New York City to Maine as he launches his own PR consultancy firm. My favorite job of all time is a no brainer: I was thrilled to serve the country of France as PR manager […]

Nick Wolff ’89: Inspiring Urgent Action

Nick Wolff '89

After six years in Australia, climate change scientist Nick Wolff ’89 is back in Brunswick working with Global Science and his long-time friend Kate Dempsey ’88 at The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Kate Dempsey ’88: Connecting the Dots

Kate Dempsey '88

Kate Dempsey ’88 is the state director in Maine for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and works closely with Bowdoin friend Nick Wolff ’89 headquartered in the Ft. Andross Mill in Brunswick. The Penobscot River Restoration Project opened thousands of miles of the river to migratory fish and recreation and helped to further the treaty reserved […]

Coretta King ’12: Striking a Chord

Coretta King '12

Nashville singer-songwriter Coretta King ’12 recently released her first original music, powerful tracks that deliver the goods—and promise more.

Geoffrey Brown ’74: Editing the ‘First Rough Draft of History’

Over his thirty-five-year career at The Chicago Tribune (1980 to 2015) that spanned roles as copy editor to editor of operations and development, Geoffrey Brown kept one thing in mind, he was there to serve the public. What do you think is the most important job of journalists and the press in general? The journalist’s […]

Malia Wedge ’98: Aloha, World!

No longer sword fighting or falling off buildings for a living, former stuntwoman Malia Wedge uses her creative energy to call the action herself as photo art director for women’s active wear company Athleta. She’s scouts locations as part of her job but, growing up in Hawaii, Malia enrolled in Bowdoin sight unseen after learning […]

Elizabeth Lee ’10: The Power of People

Elizabeth Lee '10

My career path looks very different from what I imagined it would be as a college student. At Bowdoin, I blindly wanted to pursue a career in advertising and marketing because I wanted to work with creative people. I was too inexperienced and naive to realize that I could work with creative people no matter […]

Helen Midney ’12: Leading by Example

Helen Midney is working in her hometown of Immokalee, Florida, at the Guadalupe Center. She runs a tutoring program for high school students who aspire to go to college. For the vast majority of them, they will be the first in their family to obtain a college degree. I work with 100 high school students […]

Vir Kashyap ’02: Creating Opportunities in India

Ten years ago, Vir Kashhyap cofounded Babajob, a venture that revolutionized the jobs market in India, helping bluecollar workers find better jobs and better earning opportunities by connecting them with potential employers using mobile technology. Over eight million job-seekers and hundreds of thousands of employers have used Babajob since. India’s leading classified ads platform, Quikr, […]

Kerry McDonald ’99: Learned Inspiration

With a long-standing passion for education and an accomplished professional training background, Kerry McDonald has become an outspoken advocate for schooling alternatives. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and four children. During my time at Bowdoin, I spent summers working in Boston at Arthur Andersen. I began to lead employee-training programs, mostly focused […]