Stories

Lesley students, alumni, faculty, and staff are making big things happen, from coast to coast and around the world.

Miranda Aisling in her tiny house
Miranda Aisling ’13
Andy Mellen studied Special Education: Severe Disabilities at Lesley University.
Andy Mellen ’17
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt writing outside in a sunny park.
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt ’18
“I love creating a sense of community, joy, and high expectations—and getting kids somewhere they maybe didn’t think they could go.”
Sydney Chaffee ’07, 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Leona Watson ’14

Empowering Middle Schoolers to Become Active Citizens

As a school counselor in Dorchester, Massachusetts, counseling and psychology alum Leona empowers middle schoolers to advocate for themselves.

Judith Yovel Recanati, founder of NATAL
An Expressive Therapies graduate creates a center for healing in a country torn apart by war.
Miranda Aisling in her tiny house
From her tiny house, artist and community organizer Miranda Aisling plans her next big venture.
Anusia Hirsch wears her graduation robe and is stading with advisor Gene Ferraro and her husabnd under umbrellas holding her award and diploma
Anusia Hirsch’s degree was 40 years in the making
Political Science & Environmental Studies alum Marcel Howard at food waste fair
At Lesley, Marcel discovered a passion for working in environmental policy, which continued to blossom during graduate school.
an open box from ArtSnacks sits on a desk next to books and paper
Design alum Sarah Rubenstein '12 started a business that shows up at the doorstep of artists and designers every month.
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt writing outside in a sunny park.
Working as a social worker inspires her stories and lets her "give a voice to others."
Craig Martin, principal of the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston.
Craig Martin ’07
José Gonzalez in his science lab
José Gonzalez ’13