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

A former teacher and caseworker, Jana Karp created the Boston Youth Sanctuary for children and families impacted by trauma.
Jana Karp ’06
Jonathan Mande leads a drum workshop with elementary students
Jonathan Mande ’17
“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
Colleen Shannon ’04

Changing the Conversation on Death

Combining art with therapy, Colleen Shannon gives grieving children a healthy way to process death.

large mural on highway underpass
This artist and alum is creating a place for street art within Boston's expanding construction boom.
artist nayda aurora cuevas
This MFA in Visual Art alum's portrait series counteracts negative social constructs by contributing new and positive images of Latina women.
portrait of Leland Cheuk
‘Cancer has been a weird blessing’ for author and MFA in Creative Writing alum Leland Cheuk.
Lana Sommers, Lesley University alum, volunteering with children abroad
From Quito to Kathmandu, Art Therapy alum Lana is dedicated to bettering children’s lives around the globe.
José Gonzalez in his science lab
José, the first student to graduate with Lesley’s Cognitive Neuroscience minor, shares what it’s like working at a brain bank.
Simona Granfone teaching the elderly
Art therapy alum Simona designs programs that encourage seniors to express themselves and connect.
Jenn Turner in the yoga studio
Jenn Turner ’09
Brain Axelrod on the farm
Brian Axelrod ’11