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Ten Minutes with BCD’s new head of school – Jenifer Fox

Jenifer Fox has a mission: to make schools more human. The incoming head of Berkshire Country Day School (BCD) is widely considered a national leader on developing school programs that make learning meaningful for children. Fox comes to the Berkshires from The Delta School, a project-based learning program she founded five years ago in Wilson, [...]read moreTen Minutes with BCD’s new head of school – Jenifer Fox

Ten Minutes With the Pride in the Hills Co-Founder – Chris Herrmann

Chris Herrmann and his seven siblings were raised in rural Vermont by parents who taught them the value of giving back. When Herrmann attended a LGBTQ Youth Fund event he knew he needed to get involved. This past June he and Kevin Jennings co-chaired the second annual Pride in the Hills event which grew from [...]read moreTen Minutes With the Pride in the Hills Co-Founder – Chris Herrmann

Ten Minutes With an IVF specialist – Rachel A. Bennett, MD

Rachel A. Bennett, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist, or to put it more simply, an IVF specialist. She opened her private practice, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, in Mount Kisco in 2006 and has been practicing for 24 years. She trained with some of the world’s leading pioneers in the field at Cornell Weill and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Her practice is considered to be a “boutique” operation; she sees about 150 women and couples a year.


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Ten Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

Dr. James F. Birge

Dr. James F. Birge hadn’t planned to return to the area where he was raised. But come back he did, in 2016, to take on the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and to continue his more than three decades of serving in higher education. Birge has always loved the Berkshires. “Here [...]read moreTen Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

Ten Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

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Cathy Fields has been executive director of the Litchfield Historical Society for nearly 32 years. Coming from a family of museumgoers, Fields spent a lot of time during her youth in places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Monticello. She knew she wanted to work in a museum as soon as she understood that [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

Ten Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone

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Cybele Maylone has been executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum since September, having previously led UrbanGlass, where she was named to the Brooklyn 100 by Brooklyn Magazine, and before that she held a variety of positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She has a MA in arts administration from Columbia University and [...]read moreTen Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone

Ten Minutes With 15 yr old Award-winning Dancer — Aydin Eyikan — who talks about JLo and “World of Dance”

Aydin Eyikan is a 15-year-old Fairfield Ludlowe High School student who has studied dance since he was seven, and has placed in the top ten at every regional and national competition that he has competed in for the past five years. He recently became a contestant on NBC’s “World of Dance,” swiftly moving onto the [...]read moreTen Minutes With 15 yr old Award-winning Dancer — Aydin Eyikan — who talks about JLo and “World of Dance”

Ten Minutes With a Teen Activist — Kian Tortorello-Allen

Kian Tortorello-Allen is an 18-year-old trans senior at Fox Lane High School who is an LGBTQ and racial equity activist. A Mount Kisco native, he is active with Fox Lane’s Gender Sexuality Race Alliance (GSRA) and on the national level with the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Beyond his activism, Tortorello-Allen is a [...]read moreTen Minutes With a Teen Activist — Kian Tortorello-Allen

Ten Minutes With Frances Jones-Sneed — MCLA Professor and Historian

Frances Jones-Sneed

Frances Jones-Sneed has walked along the Housatonic River, finding and telling the stories of black men and women in the Berkshires who have reshaped this country since this country began. These people have influenced each other, and this place has influenced them, for more than 240 years—and they influence the country today. Jones-Sneed is a [...]read moreTen Minutes With Frances Jones-Sneed — MCLA Professor and Historian

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