“Network Across” – Georgette Pierre

Georgette Pierre You might know her from Emerson Alumni’s podcast Making it Big in 30 Minutes. Georgette Pierre is an Emmy-award winning producer, content creator, and voice actor, Georgette Pierre, is a force to be reckoned with. Her creative projects include Black + Nuanced podcast, where she centers the Black experience and the Black voice, …

“Let’s demystify the process of being in the business.” – Kelly Edwards

Kelly Edwards Kelly Edwards recently transitioned from inside the network ranks into a writing and producing deal with HBO under her Edwardian Pictures banner. In her former executive role, she oversaw all of the emerging artists programs for HBO, HBOMax, and Turner. The pilots she produced through the HBOAccess Writing and Directing fellowships have screened …

“You Are A Professional Now” – Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy A Boston Native, you can see her as recurring character “New Fiona” on Shameless, Season 7 and in two episodes of Shameless Hall of Shame for the final season on Showtime.   She wrote and stars in her one woman show, Mid Life Mood Swing, about being a roadie for her mom’s wedding band …

Jeeyoon Kim ’13: Being Unapologetically Yourself

Bio: Jeeyoon Kim grew up “in-between” in her biracial identity and in the crossroads of three differing hometowns. She has spent the past seven years working with youth programs and is drawn to this work because these spaces encourage and allow young people to explore their identities, experiences, and the “in-between”. Currently, Jeeyoon works at …

Charlotte Slota ’17: Reset Your Expectations

Charlotte Slota graduated from Emerson College in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in writing, literature, and publishing. She is currently the assistant director of stewardship and donor engagement at Boston College, where she is also completing her master’s degree in higher education administration. Her research interests focus on barriers to student access and retention, as …

Nishtha Yadav MA ’18: We All Have Something Important to Say

Nishtha Yadav is a 2020-21 Princeton in Africa Fellow with Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) in Uganda. She was also the 2020 Social Entrepreneurship Fellow with ProFellow, a U.S. based social enterprise, where she learnt about the mechanics of building and sustaining a social enterprise.  A former journalist, Nishtha worked with one of …

Helen Schultz ’16: Building Lasting Friendships

Helen Schultz is a freelance dramaturg and critic. She began her career as a Theatrical Literary Agent at Bret Adams and A3 Artists Agency and her criticism has appeared on HowlRound, Broadway.com, TheaterMania, and Stage & Candor. She is the recipient of the 2015 Playwrights Horizons fellowship and a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America. …

Jodi Freedman MA ’96: Understand Your Own Definition of Success

Bio: Jodi Freedman, ABC is a strategic communications leader with deep experience in internal communications. She is currently working as Manager, Enterprise Communication at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to that, she was an internal communications leader at Bose Corporation and worked in communications roles at Harvard University.  Jodi earned her BA from Brandeis University …