The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Gray

Class year: 2008
Major: Classics
Company/organization: Unitarian Universalist Association
Job title: Communications Manager
Company URL: www.uua.org
Email: hgray@uua.org
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hilarygray

I would love to connect with students. In addition or instead of attending the Schmooze, I am available for one:one meetings during the weekend. Drop me an email and we'll arrange a time to meet. I arrive on Thursday.

How did you get where you are? (e.g., education, brief work history, mentors)

In the five years since I graduated from Reed, I've worked in a library, a law firm, and a religious non-profit. I spent several years in high school and through college working in a children's library, so library school was a natural next step after Reed. I loved getting my MLIS, but found the market really tough. Working for a non-profit has been an excellent experience, one I highly recommend.

What lessons have you learned along the way that you'd like to pass on to current Reed students?

It's important to explore your options; I also recommend taking a little bit of time off before grad school to make sure it's really what you want to do.

What else should students know about you? (e.g., volunteer engagement, avocations, interests)

I volunteer for Reed in several capacities, and would love to talk to them about staying engaged with the college after graduation.