May 19 to May 22, 2022

Class of 1970 50th Reunion

Celebrating reunion

Want to celebrate again?

While we may not have been able to gather on campus last year, we are excited to welcome you back to campus this year for a Jumbo 50th reunion celebration.  

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50th Reunion Class Party

Date: Saturday, May 21th
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Joyce Cummings Ballroom
Cost: Free

Class of 1970 Scholarship Challenge & 1970 Tisch Summer Fellows Match

All gifts made to any area of Tufts from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 counted towards our class total. 

In addition, our class rose to the challenge made by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life to support the Tisch Summer Fellows program, and in turn they matched the first $100,000 we raised.  Our collective gifts already had a positive impact this past summer and will continue to until our 55th reunion. This program helps students hone their skills, gain career insights, and bolster credentials for their graduate study pursuits, along with helping worthwhile organizations.

The Class of 1970 Tisch Summer Fellows will work in programs promoting civic engagement, as well as social, economic, and environmental justice.  These are values we embraced as undergraduates, and they are still vital today.

-Your 50th Reunion Committee

Renew Your Support Today!

Summer 2020 1970 Tisch Summer Fellows

Alejandra Carrillo A22
Major: International Relations
Internship: Citizens Union
During this internship with Citizens Union, Alejandra wrote candidate profiles on those running for election in

“Through these profiles, I had the opportunity to interview candidates running in the June primary election and,
ultimately, accumulated this information to create Citizens Union's Voter Directory for 2020-2021. In addition, I
wrote council district profiles, where I evaluated the main issues affecting vulnerable communities in the city and
the different influential networks within these areas. I also participated in various meetings with senior-level staff
and learned about how they choose to endorse candidates in these elections.

“Prior to this internship, I did not know too much about New York or its political system, but this experience
provided me with the opportunity to do so and encouraged my desire to fight against gerrymandering and inform
others about this pressing issue. I also would not have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the
organization's endorsement process. Beyond Citizens Union, I found the panels hosted by Tisch College staff to be
very helpful and informative, especially as I strive to work in the public sector.”

Zachary Intrater, A20
Major: Political Science
Internship: Civic Nation: When We All Vote
Zachary worked on the My School Votes team, which focuses on getting voter registration into high school senior

“I built a team (of now 12 people) and hundreds of volunteers in 42 states. I helped them register their peers
through DMs, provided zoom classes with voter registration information, and developed new ways to reach
people in a pandemic. Through TSF, I made the connections that led to my full-time staff job with When We All
Vote through the election. Thank you for making this possible.”

Jennifer Frye, A22
Major: International Relations
Internship: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Jennifer researched existing and potentially new topics including gun safety and economic mobility and supported
best-practice guide for online dialogue.

“I gained understanding of engaging, viable next steps for career and graduate school.”

Samuel Lynch, A21
Major: International Relations
Internship: Office of Boston City Councilor, Lydia Edwards
Samuel conducted research on urban development, transportation, and taxation to support the Councilor's
legislative agenda, and presented findings to the Councilor, Council staff, and policy advocates. He wrote an
ordinance to expand employee commuter benefits, incorporating months of focused research and feedback.

“I was given the opportunity to have an inside look at the process of policy formation on the local level. This
allowed me to understand on a much deeper level how city officials convene to address social problems,
particularly in the current turbulent political landscape. I am beyond grateful for the chance to have such a
rewarding and educational internship experience that directly influenced my perspective on local government
and even my future career plans. In such an uncertain time when so many people have had to put their lives on
hold, TSF has allowed me to pursue my passion for public policy and gain the skills necessary for a successful
career after graduation. I hope that younger generations of Tufts students will be able to have similar impactful
experiences in the future so that they can improve not only the community around them, but also themselves as
civic-minded individuals.”

Guillaume Pailhoux, A21
Major: International Relations
Internship: Glover Park Group
Guillaume spent the summer interning at the Glover Park Group (GPG) as a Strategic Communications and
Government Affairs Intern. GPG is a communications consulting firm based in Washington D.C. which delivers a
variety of services ranging from crisis communications and corporate branding to policy advocacy and legislative
tracking. This organization serves as a one-stop shop for many corporations, embassies, and NGOs looking to find
an integrated strategy to help navigate the D.C. policy and media environment.

“Through the work I did on a daily basis, which often included covering Congress hearings, I was able to learn
about many different policies being considered in D.C., which has enabled me to develop my civic identity by
discerning what policies I believe in, who fights for those policies, and what the hurdles to passing them are. I
appreciate the support you gave to the Tisch Summer Fellows Program. Thank you.”

Ashley Sammann, A22
Major: Sociology
Internship: MassVOTE
Ashley supported initiatives to increase voter turnout among historically disenfranchised voters, making voting
more accessible to the people of Massachusetts, and encouraging people to become poll workers in their
communities. Ashley continued her involvement with MassVOTE into the fall semester.

“Thank you for your support of the Tisch Summer Fellows program!”

Sawyer Uecke, A21
Major: Spanish and Civic Studies
Internship: Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development
Sawyer researched deconstruction of buildings laws and demolition and construction debris laws across the
United States and compiled this information into a database. He also researched properties up for demolition
and used Ancestry and the historic Boston Globe databases to find previous residents from 1850-1950 and their
immigration history.

“I want to thank you for the opportunity that you presented to me to carry out an internship over the summer
with the Tisch Summer Fellows. This particular experience granted me real world application within the realm of
historical preservation and community development. I was able to get a closer look at specific laws on historical
preservation and environmental concern when it comes to the demolition/deconstruction of buildings that are
important to preserve in our time. I extend my utmost gratitude.”

Matias Cano, A21
Major: Political Science
Internship: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
At NLCHP, Matias supported development of a “return to the office guide” for staff. He also researched topics
related to homelessness and poverty.

“Thank you for your support to the Tisch Summer Fellows Program.”

Jonathan Yu, A22
Major: Economics
Internship: Public Rights Project
As a policy intern at Public Rights Project, Jonathan supported the organization’s initiatives by providing policy
analysis support to the Legal Team and connecting individual stories to the firm’s legal work.

“My role bordered the boundary between a community organizer and a paralegal. This internship reaffirmed my
curiosity and passion for law as a vehicle of social change. Thank you for your support of this program and helping
to provide opportunities for learning.”

Sophie von Muench, A22
Internship: Fair Labor Division, MA Attorney General's Office
Sophie’s main task was to work on the Health and Safety Task Force to help provide resources to constituents,
especially employees who were worried for their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This involved talking to
employees directly and sharing resources with them, as well as communicating with employers about their health
and safety protocols. She managed the Settlement Agreement Hotline, answering employee's questions about
restitution they would be receiving due to an FLD investigation. She produced memos on demographics in
Massachusetts, contacted employees to talk about an investigation, and helped to draft the annual Labor Day

“I would never have met the wonderful and impressive people at the AGO if not for this program. I got to talk to
Maura Healy herself a few times, but I was also surrounded (virtually) by inspiring lawyers and people with
different perspectives and outlooks who are all passionate about the work they do. The same can be said of an
amazing group of other Tisch Summer Fellows whom I probably would not have met otherwise. I was also able to
call employees to tell them that they would be receiving what were often significant amounts of money that they
were owed, which was always one of my favorite tasks. I really got to see the difference that the work of the Fair
Labor Division makes on individuals' lives as well as at a larger scale. My work this summer and the people I was
able to talk to renewed my optimism in our ability to effect change.

“Thank you so much for your support! I have loved this internship and have learned so much. I am so grateful to
have had the opportunity to work at the Attorney General's Office and feel so lucky to have had Tisch College's
support and community throughout this crazy summer. Tisch Summer Fellows embodies a lot of what I love about
Tufts, and it would not be possible without you. Thank you for your generosity!”


Class of 1970 50th Reunion Book

In honor of your Class of 1970 50th Reunion, Bespoke Reunion Publishing created the Tufts Class of 1970 Reunion Yearbook! Check in on your classmates and see what they’ve been up to since you left the Hill. View your Reunion Yearbook online today!

View your Reunion Yearbook

Class of 1970

Where Are They Now?

Top 5 States

New York

12 classmates live abroad

1970 map

Committee Members

Paula Aaronson (MD)
Mark Davis Alpert (MA)
Mary Anne Chillingsworth (MD)
William (Bill) Cress (MA)
Daniel Desatnick (MA)
James (Jim) Fratello (MA)
Matt Gromet (NC)
Lucy Aldrich Homans (WA)

Marian Jennings (PA)
Fran Lanouette (MA)
Pamela Tripp-Melby (MD)
Susan Andersen Miller (MA) 
Peter (Terry) Miller (MA)         
John Round (MA)
Evelyn Stern Silver (ME)

Warren Silver (ME)
Robert (Bob) Simpson (MA)
Alan Solomont (MA)
Karen True (MA)
Stephen Viegas (MA)
Robert Wilson (NH)

We captured some great moments from your class toast! Make sure to check them out, and see if you can spot yourself.

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