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Marla Kirban in 1970, her senior year at Emerson

Marla Kirban, Emerson alum and Hollywood voiceover coach, dies at 72

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
October 31, 2021

A long list of celebrity clients have walked through the doors of Marla Kirban Voiceover, a full service voiceover school run by the late Marla Kirban ‘70, who managed to make it as a coach in an...

Alia Seraj with her father, Prince Abdul Ali Seraj, in the Boston Public Garden

Afghan royalty, class of 2004, reflects on country’s legacy in wake of American withdrawal

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 2, 2021

Like many of her Emerson peers, Alia Seraj ‘04 has witnessed the United States’ intervention in Afghanistan for nearly all her adult life. Yet her connection to the far-off Central Asian country is...

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 releases book aiming to answer the question: what would happen if we believed women?

Alum releases book about post #MeToo era

By Casey Bernhard, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2020

In late 2017, Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 was looking forward to celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the feminist anthology, Yes Means Yes, which she co-edited, when the #MeToo hashtag took over social media....

Carol Beaugard 78 performs as Yente, for Fiddler on the Roof.

Alumna returns to Emerson for Fiddler on the Roof tour

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
April 8, 2020

Carol Beaugard ‘78 grew up watching and listening to the soundtrack from Fiddler on the Roof. As a little girl, she played a villager in her hometown’s production of the show and the classic musical...

Lisa King created her makeup line, b-glowing BEAUTY, specially for older women. Photo courtesy of Lisa King.

Jamie Lee Curtis models alumna’s makeup line

By Annika Hom
April 18, 2018

When Lisa King ‘88 realized few makeup products worked on her middle-aged skin, she decided to create her own line. In 2004, King created b-Glowing BEAUTY, a makeup collection for older women based...

Linden Wolbert 03 created the Youtube channel Mermaid Minute to educate viewers on the ocean. Photo courtesy of Linden Wolbert.

Alumna dives into ‘entrepremermaid’ business

By Natalie Busch
April 4, 2018

Linden Wolbert ‘03 quit her job in 2005, moved back in with her parents, and poured her time and money into a new career. Now, Wolbert makes a living as a mermaid. Wolbert, a self-proclaimed “ocean...

States of the Union is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the Emerson College Bookstore. Photo: Courtesy of Michaela Papa.

Alumni anthology records election impressions

By Ally Rzesa
February 8, 2018

People processed the 2016 election differently—some took selfies with cardboard cut-outs of Donald Trump, while others took to the streets chanting, “Not my President.” Michaela Papa ‘15 gathered...

Jake Bailey 14 joined the Board of Advisors this past year and has been focusing on alumni donations.

Alumni cite student debt for donation reluctance

By Stephanie Shih
December 6, 2017

Since Emerson alumna Anna Correa graduated in 2012 with her masters degree in theater education, she has worked at Emerson Los Angeles as department coordinator for undergraduate studies, been...

Alumna makes Massachusetts Supreme Court

By Max Reyes
March 16, 2017

Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margot Botsford stepped down Wednesday, making space for her replacement, Emerson College alumna Elspeth “Ellie” Cypher. The 1980 graduate was unanimously confirmed...

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