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Alumnae In Action Speaker Series

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SEM Leadership - Past, Present & Future - June 5, 2024

Incoming Head of School, Blair Parker discusses the joys and challenges of leading the school with current Head, Helen Marlette and past Heads, Marge Barney and Jody Douglass.

Film & Production - March 10, 2024

SEM Alums who work in Film & Production across the country discuss their careers.

  • Moderator: Bethany Grabiec '94, Employment Attorney @ Paramount 
  • Panelists:
    • Erika Douglas '12, Development Executive @ Sony
    • Emily Bulan '17, Production Assistant @ Lucasfilm Animation  
    • Gwendolyn Yates Whittle '79, Producer & Supervising Sound Editor 
    • Jennifer O'Neill '00, Co-Owner of Buffalo Filmworks 
    • Amy Holden Jones '71, Writer & Producer 

Art & Community - December 12, 2023

SEM Alums who are all working artists share their love of art and discuss the importance of creating community through art.

Moderator: Alice Jacobs P'12 President of Board of Directors of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Panelists: Jane Beebe '64, Rine Boyer '00, Lucia Martino '09, Isabella Kowalski '15, and Andrea Alave '23

A Walk Through SEM Memories - May 11, 2023

A virtual walk through the long wide hallways of SEM reflecting on the history and memories of our favorite places. Panelists: Helen L. Marlette, Lisa Game Pritchard '99, Molly O'Connor Greene '98. Special guest: Harry Schooley.

Women's Health in Society - moderated by HCAE member Eliza Kaye'12

HCAE member Jamila Lee '06 introduced a panel of SEM Alumnae to discuss women's health in today's world. Our panel included:  Judge Amy C. Martoche '88, New York State Supreme Court Justice, Nat Voos '14, UB Medical student and LGBTQ+ advocate, Dr. Asha Subramanian '90, Family and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, and Dr. Emma Berntheizel '11, Chiropractic Physician at Wellness in Motion. Recorded on March 21, 2023.

SEM Alums in Journalism - moderated by Mary Goetz and Katie Rooney, SEM class of 2024

A panel of SEM Alumnae discuss their careers in journalism. Our panelists included Ellen Goldstein '70, Managing Editor of the Jewish Journal of WNY, Sharon Bailey '85, Opinion Columnist for CNN.com and the Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun Journal, Mollie Bailey '98, a Reporter at The Chronicle of The Horse, and Grace Heidinger '18, a Media and Content Intern for the Buffalo Bills. Recorded on February 2, 2023

Putting Your Best Foot Forward. Featuring SEM alumnae Monica Barnett'89 and Marci Wilf '71 in conversation about advancing your career and personal brand. This was moderated by Jane Gold '15. Recorded on May 25, 2022.

 

Pet Parade. Featuring SEM alumnae Emily A. Insalaco '92 & Dr. Simone Sidel '02 in conversation, moderated by Ana Jasen McClendon '00 on February 15, 2022 @ 8 pm EST.

 

Alumnae in Action Speaker Series: Food Nostalgia. Featuring SEM alumnae Lisa Game Pritchard '99 & Anna R. Van Valin '00 in conversation, moderated by Dahlia Fetouh '92 on September 14, 2021.View Anna's podcasts here. View resources & share your own food stories on Lisa's page here. 

 

Alumnae in Action Speaker Series: Covid-19. Featuring SEM alumnae Dr. Suzanne Bradley '73 & Dr. Casey Perley '04 in conversation, moderated by Carrie Brown Wick '76 on March 9, 2021.

 

Alumnae in Action Speaker Series: Civil Engagement & Advocacy. Featuring SEM alumnae Darcy L. Hirsh '98 & Sarah Buckley '97 in conversation, moderated by Alicia C. Saia '86 on Oct. 23, 2020.