Communications Staff

Division of College Relations

Office of Communications and Marketing
Mary E. Woolley Hall, lower level

Vice President

Kassandra Jolley

Vice President for College Relations
Kassandra Jolley


Christian Feuerstein

Director of News and Media Relations

Christian Feuerstein leads the media team in the Office of Communications and Marketing and is the key media strategist for efforts spanning the entire College. She develops and implements proactive media strategies and tactics and collaborates with various officers, divisions and colleagues on media outreach and inquiries.

Christian Feuerstein, 2019

Deb Garrity

Director of Web Communications and Development

Deb Garrity supervises the webteam in the Office of Communications and is responsible for the management of the College website. She works with campus partners to develop strategies for organizing and displaying web content across the site. She provides recommendations and advice regarding the tools required for content creators to tell the stories of the College across digital platforms.

Deb Garrity

Aaron Haesaert

Director of Branding & Creative Services

As creative director in the Office of Communications and Marketing, Aaron Haesaert works with campus partners to conceptualize and express the visual aspects of the Mount Holyoke brand and its communication strategies across cross-channel marketing environments.

Aaron Haesaert, 2019


Lindsay Adkins

Production Coordinator

Lindsay Adkins collaborates with the Marketing and Communications team and multiple campus partners to develop, track, and manage the schedules for a wide range of projects. She is also responsible for assessing and defining workflow procedures for the group so they can consistently deliver quality communications in an efficient manner.

Lindsay Adkins

Jessica Ayer

Marketing & Communications Associate, Alumnae Association

Jessica Ayer serves as the class notes editor for the Alumnae Quarterly magazine, managing more than 100 class scribes, and is the magazine’s fact checker and a contributing writer. She also oversees class and club communications, manages promotional inventory, copy edits print materials for the Alumnae Association and is the project manager for the Association’s marketing and communications team.

Jessica Ayer, 2019

Marilyn Coffey

Web Content Specialist

Marilyn Coffey helps maintain the forward-facing College website, making edits and changes as requested, ensuring content is up to date and delivering messages as intended. She enjoys working collaboratively with the web team and campus partners.

Marilyn Coffey

Grace Fitzpatrick

Creative Video & Multimedia Manager

Grace Fitzpatrick leads the Office of Communications and Marketing’s efforts to promote Mount Holyoke College through video and multimedia. She collaborates with campus partners to create compelling narratives about faculty, students and alumnae that reflect Mount Holyoke’s mission and advance the brand.

Grace Fitzpatrick, 2019

Kristen Fossum

Digital Specialist

Kristen Fossum manages email communications originating from the Division of College Relations to all audiences. She also works closely with department colleagues and partners across campus to coordinate a wide variety of cross-channel messaging and marketing materials that engage and inspire alum audiences. 

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Jennifer Grow ’94

Editor, Alumnae Quarterly; senior associate director of marketing and communications for alumnae communications

As editor of the Alumnae Quarterly, Jen Grow is responsible for the editorial and visual direction of the magazine, implementing creative storytelling that supports strategic goals and resonates with readers. As lead on the Alumnae Association communications team, she is responsible for implementation of a strategic marketing plan, particularly as messaging applies to and is communicated with alumnae.

Jennifer Grow '94 in 2019

Dai'sha Jones

Social Media Coordinator

Beckie Markarian ’07

Associate Director, Alum Marketing & Communications

As associate director of alum marketing and communications, Beckie Markarian works closely with colleagues across campus to drive and coordinate all marketing and communications efforts for Mount Holyoke's alum audiences. She also helps to develop and implement strategies to promote the College's funding priorities.

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Keely Savoie Sexton

Media Relations Manager

As media relations manager, Sexton develops and maintains relationships with the media, working closely with campus partners to provide the media with timely and accurate information about College events, programs and initiatives. She also works with the senior editor to create fresh and compelling stories for the website.

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Alison West

Senior Web Developer

Alison West maintains the College website. She develops new functionality, troubleshoots current pages and keeps the site secure and accessible. She trains content editors and helps with any problems they may have. West loves shaping the website to showcase Mount Holyoke’s bold community.

Alison West, Senior Web Developer in Communications, 2019