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.

Michael Tonge sits with his hands folded in front of his face and a desert landscape in the background

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Michael Tonge ’12, Sociology

Michael Tonge '12 champions Black art and creativity as the founder of The Culture LP.

Passion Artis

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Passion Artis ’14, Accounting

At Netflix, accounting major Passion Artis ’14 lives by the numbers.

Christina Sfedu '12 stands with her arms crossed in front of a lake.

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Christina Sfedu ’12, Electrical Engineering

Christina Sfedu ’12 helps navigate new frontiers at SpaceX.

Rachel Sherbill '09 stands in front of the Millennium Falcon

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Rachel Sherbill ’09, Theatre and Economics

One of the hundreds of creative humans behind Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Rachel Sherbill '09 sharpened her design and leadership skills at Bucknell.

Bellissimo Portrait

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Erin Bellissimo ’93, Management

Following a successful career in the investing industry, Erin Bellissimo '93 is working to increase female representation in finance by drawing on her Bucknell experience.

Jennifer Dawson

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Jennifer Bower Dawson ’03, Mechanical Engineering

As her company deploys some of the first completely driverless vehicles to traverse American roadways, Jennifer Bower Dawson '03 is watching out for the public's safety.

Frank Davis ’82 near the building named in his honor.

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Frank Davis ’82, Electrical Engineering

A successful corporate leader, Davis is committed to addressing the lack of diversity among business owners.

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.