Tenley Archer '03
Outsmarting Brain Cancer
“I have found that my experience at Marlboro scales to other projects,” says Tenley, who is doing postdoctoral research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her work focuses on unraveling how mutated genes contribute to the leading malignant brain cancer in children.
Brandon Willits ’12
Sharing the human experience of war
The year after he graduated from Marlboro with a Plan in literature and writing, Brandon founded Words After War, a literary organization with a mission to bring veterans and civilians together to examine war and conflict.
Jamie Polzin MA-TESOL ’15
Teaching English to refugees
Working with Community Refugee and Immigrant Services in Columbus, Ohio, Jaime teaches English to refugees from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bhutan. She also teaches Italian classes and tutors Somali women in academic writing.
Randy George ’93
What working families knead
The co-owner of Red Hen Baking Company since 1999, Randy gained national attention for his employment practices when he joined other “Champions of Change” at a White House press conference about making strides for working families.
Christine Hazzard MSM-MDO ’13
Helping seniors live at home
Working with the Brattleboro Housing Authority, Christine supports elders at home by connecting them to resources in their community. “I am amazed at how many aspects of my graduate school experience I have been able to apply to my work,” she says.
Don Simms MBA ’11
Empowering Malawian girls through education
A building contractor in western Massachusetts, Don (pictured right) is one of the founding board members of Daughters of Toleza, supporting expanded life choices for girls in Malawi. The project grew out of a class trip he took while in the MBA program.