Adriane is a Memphis native returned after 25 years away. At Wellesley she was an economics and French double-major. She was also res staff in Lake House, Ethos senator her sophomore year, and president as a senior. After leaving Wellesley, she got an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the George Washington University, worked in urban education research and advocacy in Washington, DC, earned her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, taught at West Virginia University, and returned home to engage in critical education and social change work.
Carol Stowell moved to Memphis seventeen years ago as the Marketing Research Manager with International Paper. She recently retired from a healthcare consulting company. At Wellesley, she was an Economics major with a minor in Sociology and Psychology. After Wellesley, she went to Chicago with The Quaker Oats Company and earned her MBA at the University of Chicago. When her husband got his Ph.D. in Physics from the U of C, they moved to the Washington, DC area where she ran her own market research company and later received a U.S. patent on Compliance Incentives for Audience Monitoring/Recording Devices while working at Arbitron, a radio/TV ratings company. She also authored The Washington Area Restaurant Menu Book. Carol is happiest when traveling or eating at great restaurants and enjoys hosting musicians for the IRIS concerts in Germantown. Husband and Star cat keep her company.
Alumnae Admission/Young Alumnae Representative
Katie Anderson, Class of 2006, is Alumnae Admissions Representative (AAR) and the Young Alumnae Representative, was formerly President of the Wellesley College Club of Memphis from July 2012-July 2014, and before that acted as an AAR and Vice President. She was also previously active as an AAR with the Wellesley College Club of Kansas City, and was the Reunion Chair for the Class of 2006 five year reunion. Katie graduated Wellesley with a degree in Art History, and currently works locally at her family's home inspection company. She is married to Pete, a Germantown firefighter/paramedic, and they recently welcomed their first daughter in August 2014. They are also the proud parents of two fur babies, Gibson and Oliver, rescue dogs from Memphis Animal Services.
Anna Talley is a Memphis native who returned to the Bluff City after graduating in 2012. At Wellesley, she was a student guard at the Davis Museum, an active member of Cafe Hoop, and a Political Science major. She recently completed her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis and currently works as a research assistant at the Urban Child Institute. She enjoys riding her bike and spending time with her roommates and their three cats.
Book Award Chair
Amy Jasperson '91 is a Massachusetts native who moved to Memphis, Tennessee from San Antonio, Texas in 2012 to serve as a political science professor and department chair at Rhodes College. At Wellesley she was an Art History and Political Science double major. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota and served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C. She has served in a number of capacities on the local boards for clubs in the Twin Cities and San Antonio, including president, vice president, secretary, and book award chair, among others. She currently serves at the book award chair in Memphis.