Spend time with alumni this semester. The Loeb Center’s series of candid career conversations will help you explore possibilities, build relationships, and get real-world advice.
There are a variety of ways students can participate:
- Workshops: Learn skills or explore topics within the alum’s chosen career field
- Office hours appointments: Sign up in advance to ask questions and get tailored advice in a one-on-one setting
- Informal group conversation about career paths post-Amherst
- And more!
Contact the Loeb Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 542-2265 with any questions or accessibility needs.
Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Lineup
Pam Allyn ’84 is an esteemed author, educator, and founder celebrated for her profound contributions to the world of education. Most recently, Pam created Dewey, a startup devoted to providing exceptional products for family learning. Learn more about Pam.
Phil Edmundson ’80 is a serial entrepreneur who founded Corvus Insurance Holdings in 2017, a company that leverages new data and artificial technology to better manage cyber risk and reduce cybercrime. Learn more about Phil.
Jennifer Estrada ’08 is a career nonprofit leader, educator, and advocate for social justice and human rights. Currently, Jennifer focuses on creating scalable and sustainable programs, training, and resources to support advocacy and activism for global human rights at Amnesty International. Learn more about Jennifer.
Chelsea Agyiri ’18 is an Analyst in the Equity Research group at Putnam Investments (Putnam), specializing in the U.S. consumer staples sector. She is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing valuations, and making buy/sell recommendations for packaged food, health and wellness companies. Learn more about Chelsea.
Register for one of her events:
How to be Wrong and Resilient: The Iterative Process of Pitching a Stock and Yourself | Wednesday, February 14, from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Black/Female/Mother/Investor: Carving My Path: Lunch with Chelsea Agyiri ’18 | Thursday, February 15, from Noon to 1:00pm
Or meet with her one-on-one | Thursday, February 14, from 9am to Noon
Cuthbert “Tuffy” Simpkins
Dr. Cuthbert “Tuffy” Simpkins ’69 is the Sosland-Missouri Endowed Chair in Trauma Services in the Department of Surgery at the UMKC School of Medicine, and the founder, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Vivacelle Bio, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the inventor of the phospholipid nanoparticle technology for treating shock due to sepsis or hemorrhage. Learn more about Cuthbert.
From Segregation to Science | Monday, April 1, from 7 to 8pm
Lunch with Tuffy: Healing the Body and the Soul through the Musical Explorations of John Coltrane | Tuesday, April 2, from Noon to 1pm
Or meet with him one-on-one | Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2, from 9am to Noon
Tess Banta ’16 is a graphic novel editor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her career for the last eight years has centered around visual storytelling—since 2021, she’s worked as an integrated freelancer for First Second, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, helping to develop comic books for kids, teenagers, and adults by providing editorial feedback and art direction. Learn more about Tess.
Meet with her one-on-one | Tuesday, April 23, from 9am to Noon