Adrienne Gemperle ’99 (Seattle, MS Mgt.) is Chief People Officer at NYC-based Plated, a premium meal-kit service. She previously served in senior human resources roles at Starbucks for nine years, most recently as Senior VP of Partner Resources. In that role, she oversaw a team of HR professionals serving over 125,000 partners at 7,500 stores.
Vanessa Smith ’03 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) started a new job as the Shriver Family Law Attorney at Legal Access Alameda. In this role, she is supervising volunteer attorneys who represent low-income individuals at hearings in child custody cases. “I have wanted to work in the nonprofit legal sector since I was a student at Antioch and then at law school,” said Smith. “This job represents finally reaching this goal.”