Class Officers 2015-2020

President – Erin Molloy AC’09

During her time at Smith, Erin became fascinated with the untold (and often hidden) histories of women in America. While double-majoring in History and the Study of Women and Gender, Erin worked as an intern in the Sophia Smith Collection, helping process the collections of 20th century women activists, including Loretta Ross and Joan E. Biren (JEB). Both her academic studies and archival experience led her to pursue a Masters in Public History, and she is currently ABD in her PhD history program. Erin served as Ada Class Co-President from 2007-2008, and was an active cabinet member in Ada organizations Smith Kids Connection and Adas Helping Adas. She currently works at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Reunion Chair – Rachael Lapwood AC’10

Rachael grew up in New Zealand, moved to Chicago in 2001, and then to Northampton to start Smith as an Ada in 2006.  She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Psychology.  She has worked for a domestic violence/sexual assault nonprofit as the youth advocate, recently moved to Littleton NH, and has recently accepted a position at the Office of Child Support.  While she misses Northampton immensely, she loves the mountains and a lifestyle that reminds her of home.  Rachael is “incredibly grateful and excited to be part of the 2015-2020 team.”

Secretary – Anne McNeill AC’92

anne-mcneilAnne was an American Studies major at Smith. She has been a Smith College volunteer as Pasadena Club President, Alumnae Association Regional Coordinator, Smith Students Aid Society board member, and member of the Alumnae Association Classes Committee, as well as the Ada Class formation committee.  She worked as a paralegal/legal secretary; in the office of the Mayor of Los Angeles; as an innkeeper; and as donor database manager and development assistant in a senior center. Anne is now retired, but keeps busy cooking and baking, gardening, hiking, and volunteering for the local newspaper and with Parks & Open Space doing trail and site maintenance.

Class Notes can be sent to anne_mcneill@yahoo.com

Treasurer—Lori E. Harris AC’11

Lori is the Associate Director for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this position, Lori gets to combine her love of history with her love and interest in the health sciences – a position she sees as a win-win for her both professionally and personally. Lori earned her M.A. MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her B.A. in American Studies, Museum Studies and Archives from Smith College in Northampton, Ma. More recently, Lori was an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health before joining the University of Cincinnati in 2014.  In her current role, Lori provides leadership and coordination for the daily operations of both the Health Sciences Library and the Winkler Center (a medical archive, library, and exhibit facility) which include areas of data management, research and education, health informatics, assessment and evaluation; and outreach.  Lori also manages the financial and human resources allocation for both the Health Sciences Library and the Winkler Center while working directly with the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ Senior Leadership to move aspects of the UC Libraries’ strategic plan to operational with special emphasis on initiatives relating to research and health informatics.

Education:     The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A. MSLS (School of Information and Library Science), 2013

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, B.A. (American Studies; Certificate in Museum Studies; Certificate in Archives), 2011.

Social Media/Web Chair –Wendy Essery AC’12

wendy-esseryWendy is the Library and Archives Manager for the Worcester Historical Museum in Worcester Mass. She received her Masters in Library Science  from Simmons College in 2016. As an Ada at Smith she was on the Ada Class cabinet for two years as Historian and Secretary. She founded the Facebook Ada Comstock Scholars page in 2010 and managed the now defunct class Blog “Ada Class Happenings” until her 2012 graduation. She was also nominated and awarded the Student Leadership Unsung Hero award in 2012.