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John Sullivan, Director of External Relations

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John Sullivan began as director of external relations in December 2019 following six years as director of communications. Prior to his work at Lesley, he was the first editor-in-chief for the New Hampshire-based nonprofit, nonpartisan website The Live Free or Die Alliance.

Before that, he was night editor of The Salem News and spent nearly 20 years in multiplatform journalism as a reporter, photographer, editor or copy editor and page designer for a variety of daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. His career also includes three years as a senior account executive and account manager for a high-tech public relations agency in Watertown, Mass., and several years as a special education teacher assistant and direct care social worker for adolescents in Portland, Maine. He is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Contact John.

Ali Trepanier, Social Media Specialist

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Ali Trepanier was named social media specialist in November 2022. They have been part of the Lesley community since matriculating to the university in 2018. That same year, Ali also joined the Communications team as a work-study student. In May 2022, they graduated from the Lesley College of Art Design with a BFA in Photography.

 

Ali has also worked as a freelance photographer across New England.

Georgia Sparling, Associate Director of Communications

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Georgia Sparling came to Lesley University in 2017 from Southern Massachusetts, where she spent five years as a reporter and, later, the editor of the online and print newspaper Sippican Week.

Before moving to the Northeast, she spent six years in China, where she worked to build and support the country's grassroots nonprofits. She also has experience as the creator, editor and photographer of The Misc. Magazine, a small independent magazine. She is an alumna of Brown University.

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Our Communications team serves as a liaison between the media and the university, engages in active dialogue with neighborhood, local, state and national civic organizations and governments, and is the conduit of university-related information for the Lesley community and the public, including prospective students, parents, alumni and anyone else looking to learn about Lesley. Contact us at media@lesley.edu.

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