When I'm not studying (which is rare during the school year) I like to do a wide range of activities in my free time including:

  • running
  • skiing
  • kickboxing
  • swimming
  • reading
  • and travelling...to name a few

Hello, Pratt Pool

By Ben Badua

Photos by Rob Mattson

The annual Escape from Alcatraz triathlon isn’t for the faint of heart. Drawing 2,000 of the world’s best triathletes every year, its extreme conditions test even the sport’s most seasoned veterans.

Ellie Swain Ballard '95

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard

The low down...

Work: I am currently the Director of Class and Constituent Programs in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs here at Amherst. I work with the 25th Reunion class, help to develop programs and initiatives that connect Amherst alumni and students with one another in new ways and oversee our online initiatives.

What I like to do in my free time: Free time? What's that? With 2 kids-see photos page- and a full time job free time is hard to come by!