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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.

Amanda McGregor, Director of Communications and Content

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Amanda McGregor has worked at Lesley University since 2011 and became director of communications and content in 2019. Prior to that, she was features editor of The Salem News and editor of the lifestyle magazine Marblehead Home and Style.

Prior to those positions, she was a reporter for a number of Massachusetts newspapers, and she has won several professional awards, including First Place for Feature Writing from the New England Press Association and Media of the Year from Northeast Arc. Before launching her career in journalism and communications, she served as a volunteer teacher in the Transylvania region of Romania. She is an alumna of the University of New Hampshire. Contact Amanda.

Emily Earle, Assistant Director for Social Media

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Emily Earle was named assistant director for social media in December 2019 after serving as Lesley's social media specialist since 2017. Prior to that, she served in various positions in non-profit arts organizations including ArtWeek Boston and the Agassiz Baldwin Community in Cambridge.

She was also the assistant director of the Bishop Elementary School's musical theater program in Arlington, Mass., managing productions and communications for more than 200 students and their parents. She is active in local Boston-area theater, acting and directing in her spare time. She has a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master's degree in Community Arts from Lesley.

Georgia Sparling, Assistant Director of External Relations

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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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