Winter 2017

A New Face in Alumni Relations

Janine Seidel joins Friedman team.

Janine Seidel has joined the Friedman School as the associate director of alumni relations. Previously, she worked at Ursuline Academy in Dedham, Massachusetts, building community among alumnae, students and parents. She also worked on the clubs and regional program team in alumni relations at MIT.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and her master’s in educational leadership and policy studies from Boston University. You can reach her at

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