Spotlight on All-Star Alumni

Alumnae-co-founded Collab supports New Haven entrepreneurs

Yale University  |  May 2023

Yale brought Caroline Tanbee Smith ’14 B.S. and Margaret Lee ’14 B.A. to New Haven from their respective Kentucky homes, but it was the city and the community that enticed them to stay long after graduation. 

Lee got involved in entrepreneurship on campus while working with student ventures at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute — now the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale — and she saw a need for similar early-stage resources and support for New Haven community members with business ideas. Collab aims to make entrepreneurship more accessible by providing access, confidence building, and pathways to additional resources.

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Alumna’s social justice PR agency thrives with focus on honest conversations

Quinnipiac University  |  April 2023

All Star Alumni

In spring 2020, like many working professionals, Mercy Quaye ’13, MS ’18, was navigating the challenges of the pandemic lockdown.

While small businesses across the country were shutting down, she had just opened The Narrative Project, leaving the security of a full-time professional position only months before COVID began to spread across the world. As she faced the uncertainty of the future, Quaye remained undeterred in her mission to put community first.  

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