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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 »

Serving My Community

Senator Brouk poses for a photo holding a purple 'We the Purple flag in front of a head sculpture. She is wearing a yellow dress.

Born and raised in the City of Rochester, Senator Brouk returned home to continue her journey in public service and most recently being elected to represent the 55th district in the New York State Senate. In this conversation we chat about the 'sparks' along the way that led to her involvement in the community as well as the things that bring joy in her life. Continue reading »

Embracing the Unexpected

Aaron and his wife, Jasmine, posing for a photo inside Old Home Distillers' tasting room. Jasmine is standing to the left of Aaron and is wearing a black top with a purple Williams bicentennial baseball cap, with her hands crosses. Aaron is standing to Jasmine's right while holding a 'We the Purple' purple flag and wearing a black Old Home Distillers branded shirt and a Williams bicentennial baseball cap.

Aaron Carvell '99 currently serves as one of the heads of Old Home Distillers, a family owned distillery in Lebanon, New York. In our conversation, we chat about taking risks, the joys of family, being a trombonist, and building community wherever you go. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Hannah Noel ’08

a portrait photo of a person wearing a dark top, with long blonde hair

Coming full circle back to her home of the Berkshires, Hannah Noel '08 reflects on the journey into academia and passion for ethnic studies, due in large part through the support of her Latina/o Studies professors at Williams. Continue reading »

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