Alumni Perspectives

Several alumni returned to Key School on Thursday, January 6, 2011, to share their thoughts about how The Key School prepared them for life in college and beyond. Speaking at a program for parents, alumni reflected on life beyond Key in a panel discussion moderated by Key School college advisor Paul Stoneham and Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Jessie Dunleavy. The panelists represented a variety of generations, careers and interests, but came together to share the ways in which their Key experiences shaped their lives.

Click on the images of each alumni below to listen to their perspectives. 

After graduating from Key School, Justin Cuniff '98 attended Boston College and The
University of Maryland School of Law. Justin is now an attorney at Setliff Turner
and Holland representing the railroad industry and serving as regional counsel
for Whole Foods. He came to Key School in the fifth grade.

Stuart Martin '88, a nationally renowned scientist, recently won the Era of Hope
Scholar Award, a five-year, $3.5 million grant to further his innovative breast
cancer research. Stuart has conducted research at Harvard Medical School and
the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he is currently a professor. 
He majored in biology at the University of Virginia before getting his PhD in
biomedical science at the University of California at San Diego.

Alex Woodward '05
graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College of Columbia University. She worked for human rights education in third world countries, interned at the United Nations, and worked for a social justice/public health project in Harlem. A trained Flamenco dancer, Alex also won a recent national competition in Indian dance.

Lindsey Ellerson ’01, graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in journalism and went on to work as a digital media producer for ABC News. Currently, Lindsey is a senior digital producer for the public relations firm Weber Shandwick, where she specializes in public policy and digital outreach, and counsels clients on social media strategy and website redesign.

Eric Elster ’02
went to Cornell University on an ROTC scholarship and majored in history.
Eric studied a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh before entering the U.S. Navy,
serving four years as a commissioned officer aboard two ships.