As the secretary of the alumni group for my university here in New York, I put together a lot of communication for our members. On our website, I post event details, photos of member gatherings, and try my best to promote both the University of Missouri and local alums to our database in the city. Last fall, we had an event at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, where we had private tours of their Matisse exhibit. I had the opportunity to meet an alum from the 1960s, Trisha Scudder, and found the story of her career absolutely fascinating.
Fast forward 6 months. We’re looking for people to profile for our quarterly newsletter, and she immediately popped into my head. After some research, I was able to find her and, thankfully, she was honored to be interviewed for our website. She sent me 4 pages of information in response to my questions, and we talked for almost an hour about our dogs, living in New York, and about our careers. I’m definitely hoping that our paths cross again — hopefully at a MizzouNYC event.