“Be okay with the failures. You got to learn from them. You will grow from them.” – Topher Larkin ’04

Topher Larkin is from the Class of 2004 and is the Event & Experience Manager at Metro Inclusive Health. Topher made the journey from the sunny state of Florida to go to Emerson College. He received a degree in Theatre Studies and Communication/Media Studies. He has had different job titles across his career. One was …

“I would just say to my younger self, take a moment to step back and realize that you are incredibly talented” – Joel David Ahumada ’13

Joel David Ahumada is Class of 2013 and currently works at Condé Nast Entertainment! During their time at Emerson College, they majored in Broadcast Journalism and were a part of many student organizations, including EmChannel, Urban Dance Theatre, and Emerson Dance Company. After graduating from Emerson College, their first job was a Social Media Producer …

“Just know that you belong there and you deserve to be there and never lose sight of that” – Vanessa Leon ’04

Vanessa Leon is part of the Emerson Class of 2004. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing for Growing Generations! Hailing from South Florida, Vanessa made her way up to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Emerson College, graduating in 2004. While at Emerson, Vanessa DJ’ed for 3 years at the Coffee House on WERS. Vanessa obtained …

“It’s not always a linear journey. Sometimes it’s a zig zag and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that” – Melissa Obleada

Melissa Obleada ’14 is our first spotlight in our new series PRIDE of Emerson! Melissa Obleada is from the Class of 2014. They received their degree in Marketing Communication. This New Jerseyan works at HubSpot! Their current position is User Researcher. Previously they worked as the Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at HubSpot as well. …

“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 …

Accessibility Professional Networks

Job Accommodations Network The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Inclusively Inclusively is a professional network transforming the way candidates with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illnesses find jobs and connect to inclusive employers.

Women Professional Networks

Ellevate Ellevate is the community for women+ who know there is strength in numbers. At every point in your career, our programs provide the support, advice, and clarity you need to move forward. You’ll listen, learn, and engage with women+ focused on similar challenges and questions. International Association of Women The International Association of Women’s …

Veterans Professional Networks

Woven Women’s Veteran’s Network Established in 2017, WoVeN is a vibrant community for women Veterans of all eras and service branches. In addition to providing community, WoVeN strives to empower women Veterans with information, education, and resources to improve their quality of life. Viacom VetNet The ViacomCBS Veterans Network offers Veteran, active duty, National Guard, …