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Career Volunteers

This program connects alumni who are exploring particular industries or careers to established alumni in that industry.

Career Volunteers are Friends Seminary alumni who are willing to be contacted by fellow alumni to share their professional experience, knowledge and advice. Career Volunteers may act as coaches, supporters or resources. The relationship should benefit both the volunteer and the person seeking advice. Both parties must be open-minded and respectful, and should keep the expectations they have set for the conversation.

If you are interested in becoming a Career Volunteer, please contact Michael Mudho, Associate Director of Advancement for Alumni Relations, at mmudho@friendsseminary.org or 646-979-5053.

Rick Casten ’59 Professor of Physics Yale University
Deborah Rand '61 Assistant Commissioner NY Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development
Randall K. Nichols ’62 Professor of Cyber Security Kansas State University
Susan Belardi ’72
Executive Director
Legal Placement Consultants LLC
Norman Feit ’74 Lawyer Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Jean Ball ’75 Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist Self Employed
Julie Fenster ’75 Attorney Office of Julie Fenster
Diane Gordon ’75 Non-Profit Consultant Diane Gordon Consulting
Steven Lowen ’80 Senior Staff Data Scientist Insulet Corp.
Jennifer Udell '81 PhD Curator of University Art, Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of Art History and Music Fordham University
Amanda Miller ’84 Executive Search Principal DHR Global
Willie Perdomo ’85 Teacher and Poet Phillips Exeter Academy
Lee Shapiro '91 Clinical Psychologist Private Practice
Lauren Cardonsky Gretina '93 Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator Bard College
Ian MacGregor ’93 CEO The Lobster Place
Evan Pazner '95 Musician Teacher
Jessie Chaffee ’97 Writer Self Employed
Brian Davis ’97 Coordinating Producer, Original Programming & Features CBS Sports Network
Dana Bliss ’98 Senior Editor Oxford University Press
Rebecca Press '98 Legal Director UnLocal
Fred Isquith ’00 Counsel Nussbaum Law Group
Ivano Pulito ’04 Screenwriter Self Employed
Julie Cantor '05 Associate General Counsel Studs
Leslie Chin ’05 Merchandiser Kipling-VS Corp.
Jonah Mandell ’05 Pediatric residency/chief residency Connecticut Children's Medical center/UCONN Sound Beach Pediatrics, Stamford, CT and Connecticut Children's Medical Center (UCONN) 
Nailah Cummings ’06 Employee Wellness Program Coordinator Memorial Sloan Kettering
Dylan Marron ’06 Digital Creator Self Employed
Naledi Semela ’06 Director of Equitable Practices and Social Impact The Browning School
Matt Flegenheimer ’07 Journalist The New York Times
Sam Cammer '08 Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
John Bohorquez ’09 Ph.D. Candidate Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Eric Brest ’09 NBA Player Representative Catalyst Sports + Media
Lauren Chin ’09 CRM Marketing Manager Zocdoc
Leah Allen ’10 Program Coordinator, The Friends of Education The Museum of Modern Art
Hugo Torres-Fetsco ’11 Team Leader Third Bridge Group
Christian Hoyos ’13 VP - Mid-Large Buyout Team Eurazeo Capital
Julian Berard '15 Investment Professional Partners Group
Eitan Darwish '17 Special Projects Lead The Every Company
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