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Meet Some of Wellesley College's Newest Alumnae

A creative writer, a musician, a political scientist, and an environmental scientist are the first alumnae featured in a summer-long series profiling members of the Wellesley College class of 2012.

On May 25, Wellesley College graduated over 600 talented young women. Over the past few weeks - and for the next several - we will be profiling some of our newest alums on the College's homepage.

Visit our Web site today to "meet" creative writer Magdalena (Maggie) Zebracka '12. Maggie studied psychology at Wellesley, but became serious about creative writing in the final semester of her junior year. She is one of just three fiction writers (out of more than 500 applicants) to be chosen for Vanderbilt University's MFA program in creative writing. She was also accepted at the prestigious Trinity College, University of Dublin in creative writing, a program which accepts 12 writers out of an international pool of applicants. Her faculty advisor, Margaret Cezair-Thompson, said, "It is unusual for aspiring writers to get into MFA programs right after graduation from college; usually they need to wait a year or two, get more experience and work harder on their skills before applying succesfully. This is a testimony to Magdalena's tremendous talent."

Visit our News Stories page to read more about:

Samantha Crowell, who studied Africana studies and Political Science and used her time at Wellesley to pursue independent research and greater understanding of the politics of various countries on the African continent.

Dominique Hazzard, an environmental studies graduate and student leader who worked to increase interfaith understanding at Wellesley. She was a member of the Multifaith Council and is the president of Ethos, Wellesley’s main organization for students of African descent. Dominique will spend the next year as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, which involves a six-month placement at a community organization working on solutions to hunger and homelessness, followed by another six months at a federal agency or policy group.

And, May-Elise Martinsen, who studied vocal performance and majored in music at Wellesley. She began creating her own compositions during her sophomore year. For her thesis project, she composed a musical production about a historical medieval queen. She also composed the music for Wellesley's 2011 holiday greeting, Snowflake 101, using Wellesley's alma mater and the sound of the carillon bells as inspiration.

Visit new.wellesley.edu in the coming weeks for more profiles!

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