2010-2020

We Belong Here

A portrait photograph of Kevin and Alejandra sitting down on a couch, holding a purple 'We the Purple' flag, with a frame of a landscape photo of a lake in the background. Kevin is on the left wearing a black baseball cap with a logo of the bicentennial cow 200th and is wearing a white shirt that has Williams in pride colors. Alejandra is sitting to the right wearing a purple baseball cap backwards and is wearing a blue shirt that reads with yellow text as Williams Firsts.

Alejandra Moran '17 and Kevin Hernandez '17 have recently relocated to Albuquerque, NM, where Alejandra has started medical school while Kevin works in the education space. We chat about finding a sense of belonging at Williams, the importance of seeking help and mentors, and building community for others like you. Continue reading »

Salmon Stories from Bristol Bay, Alaska

Salmon fishing

Catch up with Emma Laukitis '13, Josh Pierson '99, Robbi Behr '97 & Matthew Swanson '97 as they prepare for their summer salmon seasons up in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here are three stories of Alaska, fishing, Williams and the unlikely bonds between them. Continue reading »

“Wooden Surfboard Shaper”

Man holding surfboard outside shop

Chase Davenport '12 weaves a tale of the twists and turns from Williamstown to San Francisco, from sleeping in vans by the beach to managing challenging health hurdles to spending an undercover semester at Harvard that led him to his current occupation as a professional wooden surfboard shaper. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Jallicia Jolly ’14

a person wearing a yellow top with long braided hair and a background with abstract circular green and aqua blue patterns

Learn how Jallicia Jolly '14 experienced her Williams intellectual journey as an opportunity to 'set her soul on fire' with a foundation that has led her to research and teach on Black women's social movements, reproductive justice and health inequities, and intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean. Continue reading »