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Keynote Speaker


Each year we host a prominent Boston College alumnus/a to give the keynote address on the second day of Endeavor. Our 2018 speaker was Lev Golinkin, '03, Biology. 

Lev Golinkin is the author of A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, Amazon’s Debut of the Month, a Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program selection, and winner of the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa.  Mr. Golinkin, a graduate of Boston College, came to the US as a child refugee from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov (now called Kharkiv) in 1990.  His writing on the Ukraine crisis, Russia, the far right, and immigrant and refugee identity have appeared in The New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesCNNThe Boston GlobePolitico Europe, and, among others; he has been interviewed by NPR, ABC Radio, WSJ Live and HuffPost Live.


2018 Alumni Speakers & Career Coaches

We also invite Boston College alumni back to campus for Endeavor to connect with students and offer stories and advice based on their career experiences. See the list of alumni who participated in 2018 below.

Tim Anderson

E. Peter Alvarez '06

Choate, Hall & Stewart
Job Title: Associate

Undergraduate Major: English


Joe Baratta '00

Employer: Abell Auction Co. 
Job Title: VP of Business Development & Valuations 

Undergraduate Major: Art History


Wynndell Bishop '00

Employer: Emerson College 
Job Title: Director of Strategic Sourcing 

Undergraduate Major: Communication


Markell Blount '98

Employer: Onyx Group
Job Title: Principal

Undergraduate Major: Sociology


Bill Bradley '03

 Constellation Pharmaceuticals
Job Title: 
Associate Director of Translational Sciences

Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry


Austin Bryant '09

Job Title: 
Producer, Brand Design

Undergraduate Major:


Patrick Campbell '08

Employer: Eaton Vance 
Job Title: VP, Portfolio Manager

Undergraduate Major: History

Sheila Corkhill

Pete Clarner '12

Employer: Biogen
Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist, Bioanalytical and Gene Therapy Development

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Sheila Corkhill

Catherine Cloutier '09

Employer: Google
Job Title: Managing Editor, Google Play Newsstand

Undergraduate Major: English


Brendan Coffey '94

Employer: Bloomberg News
Job Title: Senior Reporter 


Undergraduate Major: English

Sheila Corkhill

Sheila Corkhill '88, MSW '89

Employer: Ascentria Care Alliance Immigration Legal Assistance Program
Job Title: Pro Bono Attorney

Undergrad Major: Psychology 


Sheila Corkhill

Liz Costerisan '03

Employer: Continental Resources, Inc
Job Title: Sales Enablement Manager

Undergraduate Major: Communication



Meghan Daly '14

Employer: Microsoft
Job Title: Software Engineer 


Undergraduate Major: Computer Science, History 

Liz Delaney

Liz Delaney '00

Employer: Environmental Defense Fund
Job Title: Program Director

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Liz Delaney

Michael Delsesto '08

Employer: The Mount Vernon Company
Job Title: Acquisitions Manager

Undergraduate Major: History


John DiBenedetto '83

Employer: Self-Employed
Job Title: Director, Independent Consultant

Undergraduate Major: Math


Amy Driscoll '95


Employer: Fidelity Investments
Job Title: Director, Sponsorship Marketing

Undergraduate Major: English

Liz Delaney

Patrick Falahee '08

Employer: Magenta Therapeutics
Job Title: Scientist, Stem Cell Biology

Undergraduate Major: Biology


Lori Farnan '86

Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Job Title: MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Undergraduate Major: Biology, Psychology


Nora Frias '07, M.A. '12

Employer: Nativity Preparatory School of Boston
Job Title: Director of Graduate Support

Undergraduate Major: Psychology


Stephen Grieco '99


Employer: In transition
Job Title: Marketing, Planning & Strategy

Undergraduate Major: English


Rev'd James Hairston '04

Employer: United States Army & Boston College
Job Title: Battalion Chaplain & Campus Minister

Undergraduate Major: Political Science

John Harrington

John Harrington '90

Employer: PNC Capital Advisors
Job Title: Director, Consultant Relations

Undergraduate Major: English


Angelique Hrycko '08

Employer: Boston Children's Hospital
Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Undergraduate Major: Biology 

Katie Joyce

Kari Hulley '10

Employer: InkHouse
Job Title: Vice President

Undergraduate Major: 
Communication, Sociology


Allison Hynes '07

Employer: Norfolk District Attorney's Office
Job Title: Assistant District Attorney

Undergraduate Major: 
Communication, History

Katie Joyce

Katie Joyce '02

Employer: Shire
Job Title: Head of US Corporate Affairs and Media Relations


Undergraduate Major: 
Communication, Political Science


Katie Kelley '09, M.A. '10


Employer: Saint Joseph Preparatory High School
Job Title: College and Guidance Counselor

Undergraduate Major: Psychology, Human Development


Brian Kelly '95

Employer: Independent Advisor
Job Title: Retired CEO 

Undergraduate Major:


Pat Knight '08

Employer: Synapse Energy Economics 
Job Title: Senior Associate 

Undergraduate Major: Geophysics 


Beth Lawlor '89, P'20, P'21

Employer: UBS Financial Services 
Job Title: Managing Director- Head of National Sales, Banking and Lending

Undergraduate Major: Applied Psych & Human Development, Communication

Davy Levy

Michelle Lederhos '03, M.A. '04

 Forte Foundation
Job Title: Associate Director, College Career Outreach

Undergraduate Major:
Education, Human Development


Patricia Lowe '91

Employer: Boston College
Job Title: Executive Director, Office for Institutional Diversity

Undergraduate Major: Political Science


Nampeera Lugira '96, M.S. '10

Employer: Codman Academy Charter School
Job Title: Dean of Enrichment

Undergraduate Major: Political Science


Joseph Manning

Joseph Manning '14

Employer: Ceres    
Job Title: Senior Associate, Company Network


Undergraduate Major: Political Science



Tim Manning '08

Employer: Manning Personnel Group 
Job Title: Vice President


Undergraduate Major: History 


Gabrielle McKenzie '12

 Washington National Cathedral
Job Title: Stewardship Coordinator

Undergraduate Major: Economics, English


Megan McLaughlin Hawkins '14

FTI Consulting
Job Title: Senior Associate, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Undergraduate Major: Communication

Tamy-Fee Meneide

Tamy-Fee Meneide '05

Employer: Solomon Admissions
Job Title: Senior Associate Director of College Counseling

Undergraduate Major: 
Communication, Sociology

Patrick Moran

Patrick Moran '91

Employer: AES Corporation
Job Title: President/COO


Undergraduate Major: History, Political Science

Patrick Moran

Karen Mulder '08

Employer: Tufts University
Job Title: Director of Business Development

Undergraduate Major: German Studies, History

Patrick Moran

Michael Murphy '87, P'17, P'20

Employer: CenterPoint
Job Title: Chief Development Officer

Undergraduate Major: Economics


Danielle Naugler '06

Employer: Ennis Inc
Job Title: Artist Representative

Undergraduate Major: Applied Psych & Human Development, Theatre

Patrick Moran

Nicole Oliverio '03

Employer: 7News, WHDH-TV
Job Title: Morning Anchor

Undergraduate Major: Communication, Political Science


Kevin Pellerin '94

Employer: firstPRO
Job Title: Director of Business Development

Undergraduate Major: Sociology


Alex Prounis '09

Employer: Procter & Gamble - Gillette
Job Title: Assistant Brand Manager

Undergraduate Major: International Studies


Alison Quandt Westgate '06, M.B.A. '11

Employer: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Job Title: Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Student Services

Undergraduate Major: Economics








Erika Reis '00

Employer: City of Boston
Job Title: Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel

Undergraduate Major: International Studies

Edward Reynolds

Rachele Reis '12

Employer: Legal Services Alabama
Job Title: Staff Attorney


Undergraduate Major: Theology


Paul Reiss '07

Employer: Proportion Design
Job Title: Founder & Creative Director

Undergraduate Major: Math, Studio Art


Edward Reynolds '07

Employer: State Street Corporation
Job Title: Global Markets Client Onboarding Consultant

Undergraduate Major: English


Richard Reynolds '07

Employer: State Street Corporation
Job Title: Business Architecture - Project Management and Strategy Analyst

Undergraduate Major: English


Meaghan Riley '09

Job Title: Strategic Advisor

Undergraduate Major:
 Theology, Hispanic Studies

Tim Shanahan

Katie Ruigh '03

Employer: American Well
Job Title: SVP, Product Management

Undergraduate Major: Computer Science


James Schorr '92

Employer: Epsilon 
Job Title: SVP, Analytic Consulting Group 

Undergraduate Major: Economics, Political Science

Tim Shanahan

Tim Shanahan '09

Employer: MLB Network 
Job Title: Marketing Manager 


Undergraduate Major: Communication

Adam Shipley

Adam Shipley '06

Employer: Dun & Bradstreet
Job Title: Data Operation Manager


Undergraduate Major: Psychology


Mary Taber '08

Employer: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Job Title: Web Editor

Undergraduate Major: Communication, Sociology


Claire Telleen '08

Employer: Callan LLC
Job Title: Senior Vice President

Undergraduate Major: Math


Natacha Thomas '01


Employer: Boston Retirement Board
Job Title: Associate General Counsel

Undergraduate Major: Sociology

Adam Shipley

Taylor Tinmouth '06

Employer: Boston Consulting Group
Job Title: Global Social Impact Marketing Manager

Undergraduate Major: History, Women's Studies

Adam Shipley

Mike Van Kradenburgh '99

Employer: MITRE
Job Title: Air Force Technical Advisor


Undergraduate Major: Sociology


Brian Walters '92 


Employer: Matthews International Corporation
Job Title: Vice President and General Counsel 

Undergraduate Major: English, Political Science 


Kathleen Woodward '83, J.D. '88

Employer: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Job Title: Senior Enforcement Counsel

Undergraduate Major: Political Science


Mark Wolfington '92

Job Title: Sr VP, Business Development

Undergraduate Major: History 


Timothy Woycik '88

National Grid 
Job Title: Director, Process Safety


Undergraduate Major: Chemistry