Alumni Stories

Bucknellians are all over the world, pursuing their passions and creating change in countless different ways, but they can all trace their steps back here. Learn about the trails they’ve blazed and how Bucknell has helped them throughout their journey.

Portrait of alumni Sam Nana-Sinkam, ’10

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Sam Nana-Sinkam ’10, Management

Sam Nana-Sinkam '10's career at Google combines two of his long-standing interests: sports and business — both of which drew him to Bucknell.

Christopher Williams '92

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Christopher Williams ’92, Religion

Christopher Williams '92 honed his craft as a singer, songwriter and musician by performing in Seattle coffeehouses.

Portrait of Bridget Fahey ’93

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Bridget Fahey ’93, Biology

Bridget Fahey '93, director of the Division of Classification & Conservation at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, was passionate about wildlife conservation from an early age, so when she came to Bucknell, majoring in biology was an easy choice.

Portrait of Zenji Nakazawa ’89

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Zenji Nakazawa ’89, Economics and Japanese Studies

Zenji Nakazawa '89 serves the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as legal adviser to the FCC chairman on public safety, homeland security, consumer protection and enforcement issues.

Portrait of Audra Wilson ’94

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Audra Wilson ’94, International Relations and Spanish

Audra Wilson '94, who majored in international relations and Spanish, is executive director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

Portrait of Cherie Malone '13

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Chérie Celeste Malone ’13, Film/Media Studies and German Studies

Chérie Celeste Malone ’13, who majored in film/media studies and German studies, is a Brooklyn-based actor with steady roles on stage and in TV and film.

Portrait of Israelite

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Marie Martinez Israelite ’00, Sociology

Sociology major Marie Martinez Israelite '00 is at the front lines of a movement to better respond to victims’ needs, helping transform the criminal justice system’s response to victims of human trafficking.

Portrait of William Twersky '11

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William Twersky ’12, History and Classics

Majoring in subjects with a curatorial orientation at Bucknell prepared William Twersky '12 for his career in museum design.