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Learning is a life-long process. As such, the Emerging Leaders program recognizes that its role in leadership development doesn’t end at graduation. We seek to support our alumni over the course of their careers by continuing to provide professional development and networking opportunities. The most successful alumni initiatives are a result of a collaborative process between the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board (ELAB) and a driven alumnus, so all EL alumni are encouraged to reach out to the ELAB with any and all ideas for alumni development.

Resources for EL Alumni

  • Connect with other alums

    Join our alumni group to share resources, network and stay updated on the latest events!

    Connect with other alums

    Join our alumni group to share resources, network and stay updated on the latest events!

    Join the LinkedIn group
    Join the LinkedIn group
  • Contact Us

    New job, new email or a question? Send us an email and keep in touch!

    Contact Us

    New job, new email or a question? Send us an email and keep in touch!

    Email us at emergingleaders@law.harvard.edu.
  • Upcoming Events

    We hold events year-round across the greater Boston area. We hope you can join!

    Upcoming Events

    We hold events year-round across the greater Boston area. We hope you can join!

    View upcoming events
    View upcoming events

Alumni Spotlight

Amanda McMahan (2014-2015)

What made you apply to the Emerging Leaders @ HLS program?

I was told about the program by a fellow HLS colleague and knew it would be a great program to be a part of – I was not disappointed!

What did you enjoy most about the program? 

I enjoyed getting to know my fellow HLS colleagues – the people that you talk to on the phone or over email for years but never actually meet face to face. This program gave me the opportunity to get out of my office and actually meet the individuals that help make HLS great – the staff!

How did Emerging Leaders make a difference in your career?

Emerging Leaders gave me the support network that I didn’t know I needed. My cohort encouraged me through my career transitions and offered me fresh insights into professional development.

Are you still in the current role you were in while participating in Emerging Leaders?  If not, what was your role when you were in the program and what are you doing now?

When I participated in EL, I was working in HLS Faculty Support as an Executive Assistant. Since then, I have taken a promotional opportunity within Harvard and am now working as the Executive Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

What advice do you have for potential applicants?

Go to as many EL sessions as possible (they’re so valuable!), do the work, and get to know your cohort! And get involved in the larger EL network – there are a lot of talented individuals that have been involved in the program over the years. It’s a great professional network to be a part of!

Share your career story with us today!

We hope sharing stories from the program’s alumni will encourage others in the HLS community to participate. Take a minute to fill out this short e-interview, and share your career story!

Emerging Leaders Alumni

First Name Last Name Participation Year
Carrie Ayers 2016-2017
Kristina Barrett 2016-2017
Nathan Cleveland 2016-2017
Ashley Davis 2016-2017
Adam Holland 2016-2017
Lisa Langone 2016-2017
Branden Loizdes 2016-2017
Kelly McLaughlin 2016-2017
Ashley Nahlen 2016-2017
Michelle Pessinis 2016-2017
Ellen Popko 2016-2017
Naomi Schaffer 2016-2017
Anastasia Tolu 2016-2017
Linda Braden 2015-2016
Chloe Bush 2015-2016
Melissa Courage Korta 2015-2016
Lucy Cummings 2015-2016
Ian Davis 2015-2016
Gabriela Follett 2015-2016
Kira Hessekiel 2015-2016
Jacquelyn Kenahan 2015-2016
Justin Leahey 2015-2016
Caitlin Mason 2015-2016
Erin Michaud 2015-2016
Ina Spaho 2015-2016
Phoebe Tamminen 2015-2016
Samantha Timpano 2015-2016
Tracy Blanchard 2014-2015
Lisa Brem 2014-2015
Kevin Chang 2014-2015
Samantha Fitzgerald 2014-2015
Lauren Gold 2014-2015
Rebekah Heacock 2014-2015
Julie Kron 2014-2015
Christine L. Fahey 2014-2015
Amanda McMahan 2014-2015
Lauren Reed 2014-2015
Caroline Rende 2014-2015
Michelle Schultz 2014-2015
Anne Taylor 2014-2015
Marketa Crandle 2013-2014
Steve Foote 2013-2014
Brandon German 2013-2014
Brandon Kimm 2013-2014
Emily Leung 2013-2014
Melissa Minaya 2013-2014
Paige Pascarelli 2013-2014
Yennifer Pedraza 2013-2014
Shawna Plumer 2013-2014
Lynn Prevost 2013-2014
Stephanie Russo 2013-2014
Alec Antell 2012-2013
Laura Ferrigno 2012-2013
Katie Grinna 2012-2013
Kaitlyn Hennigan 2012-2013
Hakim Lakhdar 2012-2013
Jessica MacDonald 2012-2013
Micah Nemiroff 2012-2013
Joei Perry 2012-2013
Anna Pierce 2012-2013
Rory Placa 2012-2013
Amy Soto 2012-2013
Ellen Tang 2012-2013
Patricia Woodward 2012-2013
Solomon Worku 2012-2013