Hope Eighmy Pascucci ’90

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Hope Eighmy Pascucci ’90 has served as a Trustee of Amherst College since 2005.  She is president of the Boston-based hedge fund Rose Grove Capital Management, LLC.

Pascucci graduated from Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Throughout the 1990s, she worked for Merrill Lynch in both New York and London. She joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 and ran their global capital markets business from London.  In 2007 she moved back to the U.S. to take on her role at Rose Grove. She was the highest-ranked woman on the Financial News list of the 100 most influential people in finance for 2006. The Hedge Fund Journal named Pascucci on of The 50 Leading Women In Hedge Funds for 2015.

Walter Donovan ’85

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Walter Donovan ’85, appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2011, is the chief investment officer and senior managing director of Putnam Investments in Boston.

Donovan graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and then double-majored in history and political science, and also played football, at Amherst. He began his finance career as a municipal bond trader and underwriter for the investment bank now known as Salomon Brothers before he moved on to Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, where he was a director on the corporate debt trading desk. Starting in 1995, he held a series of important positions at Fidelity Investments, ultimately becoming president of its Equity Division in 2007. He joined Putnam as CIO two years later.

Paula K. Rauch ’77

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Paula Rauch ’77 has been an Amherst College Trustee since 2005. She is a consultation child psychiatrist and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)  Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program and Director of the Family Program at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

Julie Segre ’87

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ulia A. “Julie” Segre ’87 was elected to the Board of Trustees by her fellow alumni in 2011. She is a senior investigator for the Human Genome Project in Bethesda, Md. As a principal investigator in the Human Microbiome Project, she leads research into the millions of microbes that live on the skin and how these microbes affect human health, studying disorders such as eczema. As well, Segre develops DNA sequence technology to track and control transmissions of hospital-acquired bacterial pathogens.

After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics from Amherst, Segre did a yearlong Watson Fellowship and went on to earn a Ph.D. in biology and genetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995. For the next four years, she did postdoctoral research in cell biology at the University of Chicago. She joined the Human Genome Project in 2000 and was given tenure and appointed senior investigator in 2007.

Scott Turow '70

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Scott F. Turow ’70 was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2002 and is in the midst of his second term. He is a partner at the Chicago law firm SNR Denton, as well as the author of nine bestselling novels.

Turow studied English at Amherst and went on to get an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford—where he taught for several years—and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was an assistant United States attorney in Chicago before joining SNR Denton in 1986. There, he remains a partner practicing criminal law.

Brian J. Conway '80

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Brian J. Conway ’80 has been an Amherst College Trustee since 2002. He is a Managing Director at TA Associates, a private equity firm managing $16 billion of committed capital, where he is head of the Technology Group in the firm’s Boston office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Conway double-majored in economics and English at Amherst and graduated magna cum laude. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1984.

Jide J. Zeitlin ’85

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Jide J. Zeitlin ’85 has served on Amherst College’s Board of Trustees since 1993, as an elected Alumni trustee for six years prior to being appointed a term trustee in 1999. He was elected chair of the board in 2005. His activities on the board have included leading the Budget and Finance Committee as well as serving on Presidential Search Committees in 2002-3 and 2010-11. He was also a member of the college’s Advisory Budget Committee, formed in 2009 in response to the economic downturn.

Zeitlin is a private investor via the Keffi Group, an organization he founded in 2006 to invest in wireless infrastructure, life sciences, and financial services in India, Israel and West Africa, respectively. Prior to founding the Keffi Group, Zeitlin was a senior executive at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 20 years.

Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64

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Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 joined the Amherst College Board of Trustees in 2000 and is currently serving his second six-year term. He is a University Professor at Columbia and one of the most prominent economists in the world today, having won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001.

Stiglitz double-majored in economics and mathematics at Amherst and went on to earn his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master's degrees at Cambridge and Yale; Amherst awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1974. He has been chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, a senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He taught at Princeton and then Stanford before joining the faculty of Columbia in 2001. At Columbia, he is co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought and is a founder and co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also president-elect of the International Economic Association, co-chair of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and chair of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.