Stories

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

Richard Biehl mindfulness alum
Richard Biehl ’18
Colleen Shannon stands in a room at the Children's Place.
Colleen Shannon ’04
“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.

Somewhere In Between by Ciara Bruning
Art Therapy major managing Lyme disease says it took "an army" of support to graduate on time. But she did it.
Greg Maraio
Greg's experience in Lesley student productions launched his career as a professional actor.
middle school counselor listens to a student in her office
As a school counselor, Leona empowers Dorchester, Massachusetts middle schoolers to advocate for themselves.
holistic psychology alum carolyn kaufman at machu picchu
From the depths of chronic illness, psychology alum Carolyn embraces a holistic approach to helping others.
Jesse Sparks receives his diploma from President Jeff Weiss
Jesse Sparks '17 worked tirelessly to achieve his dreams, inspiring kids along the way.
portrait of Jeremy Colon training for the Boston Marathon
Business Management alum Jeremy uses personal training and the power of example to help others thrive.
Samantha Nieto Vargas, MFA in Photography and Integrated Media
Samantha Nieto Vargas ’18
José Gonzalez in his science lab
José Gonzalez ’13