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We have alumni groups across North America, with a range of events and activities for you to take part in. Find your nearest alumni co-ordinator below.
If there is no active group near you, why not volunteer to start one?
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Alumni Coordinator: Jean Helms Mills
Contact information: Email Jean directly.
What I'm doing now: I am a Professor of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Professor (2.0) at Jyväaskylä University, School of Business and Economics. I am fortunate that my husband is also an academic, so we get to work and travel together.
Why I volunteer: I have such good memories of my time at Lancaster and I want to be able to share them with other prospective students. It was a Canadian Lancaster alum who answered my questions when I was going through the application process, which helped me enormously, so I would like to do the same for others.
Alumni Coordinator: Meghan Henselwood
Contact information: Email Meghan directly.
What I'm doing now: I am a Financial Analyst for Lotus Pacific Investments Inc and the job includes modelling of new investment opportunities along with running models on existing properties to assess new leasing and sale options. I live in a suburb of Vancouver, North Vancouver, which is close to 3 ski hills, beaches and the famous Grouse Grind. More importantly I am less than an hours drive away from Squamish, which is home to some of the best rock climbing in the country.
Why I volunteer: I think networking is important to a successful career and what better way to start than fellow alumni.
Alumni Coordinator: Sarah Laimo
Contact information: Email Sarah directly.
What I'm doing now: I am an Associate Editor for Practical Law, which is an online legal publisher based in New York and London. We create and maintain practical resources to which attorneys can subscribe. I live with my husband (and a cat named Pickles) on Long Island. It is a nice suburb, close enough to enjoy Manhattan but with easy access to the beaches in summer.
Why I volunteer: At a past Lancaster alumni event in New York we met an English-JYA couple exactly like us who we are now close friends with. You never know who you will meet! It is fun to get together and share stories and is a wonderful opportunity for friendship and building networks.
Alumni Coordinator: Natalia Pashkina
Contact information: Email Natalia directly.
What I'm doing now: I relocated from London to Chicago and currently work as an Accounting Associate.
Why I volunteer: Isn’t it wonderful to meet new people and good old friends and reminisce about the Lancaster adventures?! Plus, it is a fantastic opportunity to network, expand horizons and of course become friends.
Alumni Coordinator: Lynne Taylor
Contact information: Email Lynne directly.
What I'm doing now: I moved to San Francisco in September 2016 where I have been working on some freelance projects and in several volunteer positions. I am currently looking for a challenging marketing role in the bay area.
Why I volunteer: Having moved to the US recently knowing very few people, I'm keen to connect with other graduates as I think that Lancaster attracts like-minded people. I am a huge advocate of both undergraduate studies (which I completed) and post graduate studies, as my sister completed her PhD at Lancaster. We are a very pro-Lancaster family!
Alumni Coordinator: Jessica Barrow
Contact information: Email Jessica directly.
What I'm doing now: I'm primarily involved in intellectual property work. I assist the Managing Principal at the world’s number 1 patent litigation/prosecution firm. I also attend Georgetown Law School here in DC undertaking a legal masters in international business and economics with a focus on litigation at the International Trade Commission and protection of intellectual property rights.
I moved to DC in March of 2013 to work for a US Senator and life progressed from there; co-authoring a DC Bill that protects human trafficking victims, authoring the judicial nominations on behalf of the Senator in 2013 and attending a high profile law school, I have been very lucky. DC is a beautiful place to live and work. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like advice finding placements in the US.
Why I volunteer: Bringing people together from across generations to share memories and build a network of Lancaster alumni in DC that can assist the next generation of alumni!
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