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Annual Alum Day & Chowder Fest
Every year the English Department, in conjunction with Clark’s Alumni-In-Residence event, serves up hearty soups and clam chowder as part of an evening discussion with distinguished alumni who once studied English in our department. Information on our 2012 speakers is below.
Lana Cohen, B.A. '08, originally from the Boston area, graduated from Clark University with her B.A. in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. Following graduation, she joined a startup, Consumer United, as their eighth employee. Lana quickly worked her way up from a sales role into leading their product development team as the company grew to more than 100 employees. As the Vice President of Product, she managed computer programmers in the development of the company's website, marketing materials, and internal process tools. After four years, Lana left Consumer United and is now pursuing her M.B.A. at MIT Sloan School of management where she hopes to continue her entrepreneurial endeavors.
Genie Giaimo, B.A. '06, MA '07, is a doctoral candidate in Northeastern University's English Department. Interested in contemporary American life narrative, her dissertation merges literary criticism and the neuroscience of memory and perception. In addition to helping direct the writing center at NU, Genie has chaired her department's graduate conference, and is the current Vice President of her student association. Genie also attended national and international conferences and is published in edited volumes and in the journal Language and Literature.
Jeffrey Siegel, B.A. '81, has accumulated over twenty-five years of experience in legal, tax, and financial matters since graduating from Clark. Jeff earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his L.L.M. in Taxation from the New York University of Law. Jeffrey's first position out of law school was in the Private Clients group of a "Big Four" accounting firm, performing tax planning and compliance for highly-compensated individuals. He practiced as an attorney for twenty years, specializing in estate planning and administration. Jeffrey spent three years as a professional fiduciary and trust officer with an international corporation before joining the United Wealth Management Group. He has served as an adjunct faculty member, a seminar leader and an author on topics involving areas of estate planning, specializing in trust administration and taxation. Jeffrey teaches a course in "Advanced Problems in Taxation" at American International College's Master of Taxation program.