School of Communication

Alumni Profiles


  • Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook '76

    U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, International Religious Freedom, Former Emerson Trustee

    Stay focused and never lose your dream. Dreams don't have an expiration date.
  • Elspeth Cypher '80

    Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Participate in extracurricular activities, especially debate and forensics. They're instrumental in training you to think and speak, as well as preparing you academically for graduate school.
  • Shannon Kelley Felton '10

    British Consulate General in Boston; Deputy Head of Politics, Press, and Public Affairs

    "It is essential in this job to know who’s who, and many of those people are Emersonians! We could have a coffee table book of impressive alumni."
  • Lisa Gregorian '83, MA '86

    Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group

    There's a lot of us in the business. You can't escape Emersonians.
  • Joel Schwartzberg '90

    Director of Digital Strategy for Moyers & Company

    At Emerson, there are so many opportunities to produce; there's little excuse for sitting in your dorm room thinking, "Someday I'd like to..." Also, consider forensics - the training is invaluable. And eat breakfast regularly.
  • Raj Sharma '83

    Managing Director of Investments/private wealth advisor, Merrill Lynch

    Be a continuous learning machine. The best thing you can do is add to your knowledge in several dimensions.
  • Thomas Shull '08

    Speech-language pathologist, Boston Public Schools

    I never felt like learning at Emerson College was between me and a book. Ideas were alive--something to be debated, dismantled, and shared.
  • Art Silverman '71

    Senior Producer, NPR's All Things Considered

    Play with others: Use the wide range of talent there is across disciplines.
  • Jim Vescera '78

    Executive Vice President, Creative Director, NBC Entertainment Marketing

    The Emerson Mafia is present in every aspect of the entertainment business. I've worked for some, hired others,and collaborated with many more.
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