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SophoMORE Connections



SophoMORE Connections provides second-year students an opportunity to explore their academic and career interests through conversations with alumni, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen.

SophoMORE Connections was held on January 18–19, 2019

Meet the 2019 SophoMORE Connections Keynote Speaker

Clarissa Shah ’10 is a Commercial Sales Attorney at LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Shah worked at Emerson Electric Company as their supply chain counsel. At Colgate, she double majored in Chinese and Political Science, and still continues her language proficiency. Shah is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she concurrently earned her JD and master’s in Chinese literature and language. She was a member of Konosioni and the Student Conduct Board, as well as an active member of the Newman Community. She has also served as a former keynote speaker for the Colgate in Focus program with admission. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Tushin ’10, and their young son.
Portrait of Clarissa Shah

Industries Represented by Alumni

  • Advertising and Communications
  • Business Services
  • Common Good
  • Creative Industries
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Policy

Industries

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Technology and Computing

Past Keynote Speakers

2018

Amy Dudley '06, Chief Spokesperson, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative
Amy Dudley '06
Chief Spokesperson, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

2017

Artistic Programming Associate, Park Square Theater
Jamil Jude '09
Artistic Programming Associate, Park Square Theater

2016

Pop-Culture/Millennial Issues Contributor at HLN, Founder of Swagger
Sian-Pierre Regis '06
Pop-Culture/Millennial Issues Contributor at HLN, Founder of Swagger

2015

Yee-Ann Cho '90, Senior Vice President, Colorado Education Initiative
Yee-Ann Cho '90
Senior Vice President, Colorado Education Initiative

2014

Lisa Hillenbrand '79, P '16, Director of Global Marketing, Proctor & Gamble
Lisa Hillenbrand '79, P '16
Director of Global Marketing, Proctor & Gamble

2013

Julian Farrior '93, Founder of Backflip Studios
Julian Farrior '93
Founder of Backflip Studios