The act of dwelling – taking up space and creating space for others – is the cornerstone of the college experience. For the women who first came to Williams, dwelling was an act of gallantry, an act of intellectual curiosity and an act of love. Their dwelling was a promise to shape and be shaped by this institution. The Williams of today is indeed a Dwelling of the Gallant, and this is in no small part due to the women who have and continue to contribute to the college in far too many ways to count.
In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Society of Alumni and 50 years of coeducation, join us for powerful reflections and discussion among four Williams women who have charted fascinating personal and professional paths forward--
Meg Lowman '76 serves as Director of TREE Foundation and as a National Geographic Explorer. Nicknamed "Canopy Meg" and called the "Einstein of the treetops" by the Wall Street Journal, Meg is an author, explorer, scientist, arbornaut, and change-agent for conservation.
Adrena Ifill '91 is an award-winning communications entrepreneur and producer who connects storytelling and advocacy. As CEO of Ifill/DoubleBack Global Group, Adrena has written and directed several historical films and managed multiple digital humanities projects.
Jiayang Fan '06 has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2016. Her writing and reporting on China, American politics, and culture has appeared in the magazine and on newyorker.com since 2010. Her first book, Motherland, is set to be published in 2023.
Jessica Bernheim '16 serves as Head of New Product Development for North America at Upfield, a global plant-based food company. While at Williams, Jessica co-founded Kinetic, a student-led Action-Oriented Think Tank, which became one of the largest student organizations on campus.