The Office of Alumni Relations, in collaboration with the Tufts University Alumni Association, delivers programs, events, benefits, services, and volunteer opportunities to our ever growing constituency of Tufts alumni, now more than 110,000 worldwide.

We want to help you:

  • extend your Tufts education throughout your life
  • shape and sustain an institution that shaped you—and that shapes the world
  • mentor and strengthen future generations of students and alumni
  • connect with dynamic, fascinating, and accomplished peer alumni
  • cultivate your career and personal interests
  • lead groups and communities to make a difference

The staff at the Office of Alumni Relations is here to help you connect with Tufts in the most helpful and enjoyable way. Please don’t hesitate to let us know whenever we can be of assistance to you!

General contact info

Office of Alumni Relations
80 George Street, Suite 100-3
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: 617-627-3532 or 1-800-THE-ALUM (1-800-843-2586)
Email: alumni@tufts.edu
Fax: 617-627-3938

Our Staff

Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Phone
617-627-2646

Ed Ellison, A83, was appointed executive director of Alumni Relations in July 2016. Prior to joining the Alumni Relations team, Ed held a variety of positions in military, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Ed graduated from Tufts with a degree in Classics, where he earned 12 varsity letters in cross-country and track & field. He served five years as a Marine officer, attaining the rank of captain. He attended Harvard Business School from which he graduated in 1991. He next worked four years as an investment banking associate at Salomon Brothers and then CS First Boston. Ed followed that experience with four years in the private sector, reaching the position of vice president of operations with Oak Industries Inc. For the past 17 years, Ed has served in a wide range of roles in three outstanding K-12 independent schools (Milton Academy, Roxbury Latin, and St. Johns Country Day).

Associate Director, Alumni Career Services
Phone
617-627-5741
Year of joining Tufts
2001

Nicole joined Alumni Career Services in 2016 after serving students in the Tufts Career Center for 15 years.  She has more than two decades of experience advising undergraduates, graduate students and alumni at both Tufts University and Boston College.  She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College.

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Phone
617-627-4051
Year of joining Tufts
2012

Adam joined Tufts in November, 2012. His focus is on class reunions, Homecoming, and student programming. Prior to joining Tufts, Adam worked at Bentley University as the Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Special Events, and prior to that, as Account & Program Operations at NXTevent. Adam graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations in 2006.

Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Phone
617-627-4039
Year of joining Tufts
2017

Joda joined the Office of Alumni Relations in February 2017 and focuses on creating and analyzing engagement strategies and statistics. She manages the annual Senior Awards and Alumni Awards, and assists with other events for the Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA). Prior to joining Tufts, Joda worked in alumni engagement at Harvard University and Phillips Academy Andover.

Assistant Director, West Coast Chapters
Phone
617-627-0386
Year of joining Tufts
2017

Jabaree joined the Office of Alumni Relations in July of 2017. He is responsible for facilitating events with our West Coast alumni chapters that promote, encourage, and sustain active engagement throughout the Tufts community. Prior to Tufts, Jabaree held positions in higher education and the private sector, working as a brand strategist, marketing coordinator, and university admissions counselor. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, receiving his bachelor’s degree as a double major in Communication Sciences and Sociology, and the University of Hartford, with a master’s degree in Communication.

Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts
Phone
617-627-5885
Fax
617-627-6507
Associate Director, Travel-Learn Program
Phone
617-627-0633
Fax
617-627-3938
Year of joining Tufts
2017

Mary Ann Hunt joined the alumni relations team as associate director of the Tufts Travel-Learn program in September 2017. She is responsible for developing and managing the Tufts Travel-Learn program. Prior to Tufts she worked at Dartmouth College for 17 years, the latter 10 of which were in the alumni relations department managing the alumni travel program where she participated in the planning, promotion, and execution of 35 to 40 trips a year. Mary Ann holds a B.A. in art history and classical civilizations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and intends to complete her M.A. in liberal studies, with a concentration in travel and memoir writing, from Dartmouth College in 2018.

Alumni Relations Officer, Class Reunions
Phone
617-627-6882
Year of joining Tufts
2014

Jeremy joined the Office of Alumni Relations at Tufts in January, 2014. His focus will be on Class Reunions, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Jeremy graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations. Jeremy worked at the BU Alumni Association as a student, which developed his interest in higher education and Alumni Relations.

Reunion Program Coordinator
Phone
617-627-3526
Year of joining Tufts
1987

Karen collaborates with the Outreach and Engagement team to organize class reunions celebrations. She also manages many components of the Alumni Weekend programming. Additionally, Karen works with Tufts University Alumni Association committees, including Homecoming and Special Constituencies.

Associate Director, Volunteer Management
Phone
617-627-4583
Year of joining Tufts
2003

Julie joined Tufts in March, 2003. Julie is responsible for developing and implementing programs that focus on the recruitment, training, recognition and retention of alumni volunteers. Prior to joining Tufts, Julie worked at the Gillette Company for several years in the areas of meeting management and in employee services.

Administrative Assistant, Travel-Learn Program
Phone
617-627-3986
Year of joining Tufts
2012

Steven joined Tufts in March of 2012 as the Administrative Assistant to both Tim Brooks and Usha Sellers. His primary responsibilities are administrative support to the Travel-Learn Program. He comes to Tufts after three years’ experience working in the Advancement division at the University of Virginia.

Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Phone
617-627-4135
Year of joining Tufts
2013

Gina joined Tufts in September 2013. She works with Shared Interest Groups and affinity programming. Prior to joining Tufts, Gina worked in Student Affairs at Brandeis University and Boston University. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2002, and her master’s degree from Northeastern University in 2007.

Senior Associate Director, Council and Volunteer Management
Phone
(617) 627-3021
Year of joining Tufts
2017

Sarah manages the Tufts Alumni Council, the governing body of the Tufts University Alumni Association, as well as volunteer management. Prior to joining the Office of Alumni Relations, Sarah lived in Beijing, China with her family for two years. Sarah’s previous work experience includes nine years at the Fletcher School at Tufts directing a professional career development program, and seven years at Forrester Research working in human resources and training and development. In this role, she lived in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for three years helping Forrester establish its European headquarters. Sarah earned her B.A. in American Studies, and her M.A. in Museum Education, both from Tufts University.

Assistant Director, East Coast Chapters
Phone
617-627-3577
Year of joining Tufts
2017

Amanda became a member of the Tufts University Office of Alumni Relations family in January 2017. She manages a portfolio of alumni chapters on the East coast and plans programs and events for alumni, parents and friends. Prior to joining Tufts, Amanda worked in advertising, finance and education. She has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and a master’s from Boston University. In her spare time, Amanda actively volunteers with the Junior League of Boston and local animal rescue groups.

Associate Director, Alumni Relations
Phone
617-627-0442
Year of joining Tufts
2015

Gerry oversees Tufts’ international alumni relations strategy, working with volunteers and campus partners to expand Tufts’ presence around the globe. Additionally, he partners with the deans of the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to further develop their alumni engagement efforts. Prior to Tufts, Gerry worked in a variety of advancement roles at New England Conservatory, most recently leading its alumni relations program. He is a classically trained musician with a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree from New England Conservatory.

Director, Outreach and Engagement
Phone
617-627-3279
Year of joining Tufts
1997

Tom collaborates with the Tufts University Alumni Association and the Outreach and Engagement Team to develop meaningful programming for alumni worldwide. This is done through Alumni Weekend, class reunion, shared interest groups, and regional programming. He is the direct liaison to the Tufts University Alumni Association committees for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Tom is also an elected member of the Tufts Alumni Council.