Actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. Other credits include Black Panther, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Us, and the Broadway play Eclipsed
Rod Roddenberry is a television producer, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, and president of the Roddenberry Foundation
Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune restaurant and the author of New York Times bestsellers Blood, Bones & Butter and Prune
Ian Spalter 94F has been named one of Forbes’ most creative people, and has held UX and design positions at tech giants such as Foursquare and YouTube. Currently, he is head of Instagram Japan
Rhys Ernst, a coproducer of Transparent, is a filmmaker and artist who seeks to develop and expand the portrayal of trans lives in media
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’s work includes Country Music, The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, Prohibition, and The Roosevelts
Jose Fuentes is a partner at HwC Ventures and was a cofounder of Duolingo, a crowdsourced language-learning and translation platform
Gary Hirshberg is the cofounder, chairman, and former president and CEO of the organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm
Eula Biss is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award–winning On Immunity, Notes from No Man’s Land, and The Balloonists
Physicist Lee Smolin is one of the world's leading gravitational theorists. His books include The Trouble with Physics and Time Reborn
Poet and professor Robin Coste Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry for her collection Voyage of the Sable Venus
Manny Castro 02F, executive director of the New Immigrant Community Empowerment organization in Queens, NY, was recognized with a $200,000 grant from the David Prize.
Liev Schreiber is an award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter whose roles encompass film, television, and the stage
Obie Award–winner and MacArthur Fellow Naomi Wallace is a playwright and screenwriter whose work includes Slaughter City and One Flea Spare
Chiyo Ishikawa is deputy director for art and curator of European painting and sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum
Brooklyn-based dance artist Mariana Valencia 02F won a Bessie Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Choreographer, one of the industry’s highest honors
The National Science Foundation publishes a census of U.S. colleges that includes data on which college’s alumni are most likely to earn a doctorate degree. Joining Cornell, Dartmouth, and most Ivies, Stanford, and Duke, is Hampshire College, at #39 among the nation’s thousands of colleges.
A quarter of Hampshire alums have started their own business or organization, placing the College at #6 on Forbes’ short list of most entrepreneurial colleges in the nation. After graduation, Hampshire alums are creating platforms for putting their ideas into action, in the form of social ventures, investment firms, advocacy organizations, film companies, art galleries, or creative mashups of those and more.
As undergraduates, one in five who complete a Division III project in science present their work at a peer-reviewed conference. Five percent are lead authors on peer-reviewed journal articles, a remarkable accomplishment for undergraduates.
Twenty-three Fulbright Scholarships in the last nine years places Hampshire alongside the nation’s best schools for these awards.
Two-thirds of graduates earn an advanced degree within ten years of commencement.
Hampshire alums have won Pulitzer and Hillman Prizes and Emmy, Academy, Peabody, and Grammy Awards.
Vanessa Northington Gamble is a physician, scholar, and activist and an expert on American medical history, public-health ethics, and bioethics
Former Obama White House staff member and longtime director of development strategy at the Obama Foundation, Jamie Citron 01F was recently named to the Biden-Harris administration.
Aaron Lansky is the founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center and author of the Massachusetts Book Award–winning Outwitting History
Journalist Jeff Sharlet received the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015. Among his books are C Street and The Family
Eugene Mirman is a stand-up comedian, a performer in TV series such as Bob’s Burgers and Delocated, and the author of The Will to Whatevs
Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a behavioral neuroscientist, is a pioneer in the medical application of virtual-environment technology
Sarah Goldfinger is a producer and writer on television shows such as Brothers & Sisters, Hawaii Five-0, Grimm, and Jane the Virgin
Gary Marcus, director of the Infant Language Learning Center and a professor at NYU, is the author of books including Guitar Zero and Kluge
Filmmaker Brett Morgen’s work includes Chicago 10, The Kid Stays in the Picture, and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck
Jeffrey Hollender is cofounder of home-products company Seventh Generation, the American Sustainable Business Council, and Sustain Natural
Bessie Award–winning choreographer and performer Jen Rosenblit has been making performance art in New York City since 2005
Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and author of such bestselling books as Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven
Melissa Hoffer is an environmental lawyer and chief of the Energy and Environment Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Co-founder and CEO of Obviously AI, Nirman Dave is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who launched Hack Hamp for the Five Colleges