Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Bartlett 316

Join Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, STPEC, and Commonwealth Honors College in welcoming back alumna Adrianne Zahner.


Stop by for pizza and join in a conversation about career transitions.


Adrianne Zahner (STPEC, WOST '99, and Commonwealth Honors College graduate) founded in 2008.  Turtle Love Co. is an award-winning e-tailer of a curated collection of artisan and vintage jewelry, geared toward independent-minded consumers.  Adrianne sees her work at Turtle Love Co. as a market-based approach to social change: a real-life plan for changing the world (or a couple small parts of it) and eating (reasonably) well at the same time.   


Adrianne graduated summa cum laude from UMass with a double major in STPEC and Women's Studies, then attended law school on a full-tuition-plus-stipend scholarship.  After graduating summa cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002, Adrianne clerked for two federal district court judges and practiced commercial real estate law at a large firm in Chicago and in Boston.  Adrianne lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, daughter, and six hens.  


Adrianne will talk about law school, practicing law, the transition from law practice to entrepreneurship, and about building a company that she believes in.