Marymount Manhattan


EWL Alums have gone on to succeed in graduate school and an array of careers.  Here’s a sample of our outstanding alums…


Ruth Calhoun, ‘05image

Ruth began working for Trulia, an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, in 2008. Trulia started publicly trading on the NYSE in 2012. She is currently the Senior Director of Sales Development.


imageDanielle Elizabeth Chin, ‘13

Danielle, a 2013 graduate, is now working towards her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. She is also one of the prose editors of LIT, the journal of The New School Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.



Katie Coyle, ‘08image

Katie received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Her writing has been published in The Southeast Review, Cobalt, and Critical Quarterly, among others. Her debut YA novel Vivian Versus the Apocalypse was published in 2013.


Alex Dill, ‘09image

Alex recently completed her M.A. at New York University.  As a graduate student at the Gallatin School, she designed her own program in which she combined her interests in gender studies and creative writing.


Amanda DiLodovico, ‘11image

Amanda was a dual major in English & World Literatures and Dance.  She recently completed her M.A. in performance studies at New York University. She is now pursuing her PhD in Dance Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. 


Thomas Fabricio, ‘05image

Tom graduated from MMC in May 2005 with a B.A. with a double major in English and Political Science. Directly after college, he enrolled in law school at the Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. During law school, he was a law clerk with Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. He graduated from NSU law in May of 2008 with the degree of Juris Doctor. Tom is an associate attorney with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP’s Fort Lauderdale office. 


Cameron Kelsall, ‘10image

Cameron was an English & World Literatures major and a Creative Writing minor.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing: Poetry at The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. He earned an M.A. in the same subject from Ohio University in Athens, OH. His poetry and criticism has appeared in Drunken Boat, Foothill: A Journal of Poetry, Octave Magazine, and On the Issues Magazine.


Ginger Kimler, ‘06image

Ginger earned her law degree at the University of Oregon.  Before beginning law school, she taught English as a second language in South Korea. She lives on Cape Cod and works as a freelance editor and mediator.


Ryan Lawlor, ‘05image

Ryan was a double major in English & World Literatures and Political Science.  He went to law school at St. John’s University and is currently an attorney at the Law Offices of Eric H. Green and Associates.


Jay Lemire, ‘07image

After graduating from MMC, Jay worked at the Frick Art Reference Library of the Frick Collection while completing Bard Graduate Center’s MA program in design history and material culture. While completing research for his qualifying paper, Jay was awarded a research fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. He is currently Manager for Historic Content in the corporate archive at Ralph Lauren.


Louise MatTarelliano, ‘08image

While completing her English & World Literatures major at Marymount Manhattan, Louise was accepted to our joint BA/MS program with Pace University, which allowed her to begin pursuing her Masters degree in Publishing.  She earned this degree from Pace University in 2007 and is currently a production supervisor at W.W. Norton & Company.


Perry Mateson, ‘07image

Perry Mateson started her film career working in the art department of big budget films such as The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Dark Knight Rises. She recently production designed the feature film Wifed Out and several shorts: Elliot King is 3rd directed by Rose Troche for the Future States series, Native Boy and music videos for up and coming pop star Ashley Allen. She assistant set decorated Affluenza, directed by Kevin Asch (Holy Rollers) for summer 2013 release.


Farah Minwalla, ‘11image

As an English & World Literatures major, Farah had the opportunity to pursue several internships, including with SPIN Magazine, Senator Charles Schumer’s office, Common Cause, the Department of Homeland Security, and Customs and Boarder Protection.  During the 2008 Presidential race, Farah worked as a field organizer for the Obama campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Currently, Farah is a Brand Protection Specialist and Internet Paralegal at the law firm of Gibney, Anthony, and Flaherty.


imageMariely Moronta, ‘10

Mariely currently works on youth crime prevention initiatives with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. An avid youth advocate, Mariely works towards connecting young people to educational resources. Mariely is currently applying to MPA programs with a concentration in Public Policy. Mariely attributes much of her academic/professional success to MMC’s English Department and Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).


Brittany Murphy, ‘08image

As an English & World Literatures major, Brittany participated in our joint program with Pace University, which allowed her to begin pursuing her Masters degree in Publishing while still completing her undergraduate degree at Marymount Manhattan.  Brittany is currently a development editor at W.H. Freeman & Co.


Julia Paglieri, ‘09image

Julia earned her M.A. in English from the City University of New York, Hunter College and is currently applying to Ph.D. programs.


Alexandra Palmer, ‘12image

Alexandra is a recent graduate of MMC with a major in English and World Literatures and a minor in Hispanic Studies. She was accepted into the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU to pursue her Masters degree. She also receieved two departmental fellowships to attend the Reporting New York program where she will learn how to create her own broadcasts on stories specific to the NY area and the nation.


Tammie Peterson, ‘05image

Tammie earned her M.A. in English from the City University of New York, Hunter College and is currently teaching at Marymount Manhattan.


Ali Price, ‘06image

Ali is a Sales Development Manager at Trulia, an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals.


Meghan Quinlan, ‘11image

Meghan was a double major in English & World Literatures and Dance.  She is pursuing her Ph.D. in critical dance studies at the University of California, Riverside.


Ashley Quinn, ‘07image

Ashley Quinn has been working at Media Information Services, a media advertising and intelligence firm in Manhattan, for the last five years. She is also slowly working on her  masters in Elementary Education at Hunter College.


imageAnnabelle Royer, ‘13

After graduating MMC in 2013, Annabelle moved to Kinmen, Taiwan to teach English with the Fulbright Foundation for scholarly exchange. Alongside her own classes, she is enrolled in a Chinese language course and is also learning yoga infused with the philosophies of Chinese medicine.


Jennifer Saavedra, ‘06image

Jennifer Saavedra is an international multimedia journalist who has lived and worked in diverse environments such as India, Ecuador, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. She is currently in New York City working as a licensed real estate agent while collaborating on a journalism project about a community in the Ecuadorean rainforest.


Brianna Stimpson, ‘12 image

After graduating in 2012, Brianna traveled to Asia for seventeen months to teach English in South Korea, work in news radio in Cambodia, and explore new cultures. She worked on the launch team for a state-of-the-art multiplatform performance venue The Greene Space in SoHo New York City, and is now working with NPR’s Branded Events Department to produce local and national multiplatform content from NPR’s new headquarters in Washington DC.


Nikki (bordages) Winter, ‘13

imageNikki Winter graduated in May 2013 with a major in English. Nikki has since gone on to work at Young & Rubicom within the Latin American division of the Colgate-Palmolive account. Although thrilled at reaching her goal of working in advertising after graduation, Nikki has yet to get the pony she has always wanted.