November 2012 - Andy Lien '99

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Andy Lien '99 is part of an elite society at Mac — repeat Reunion volunteers. "This is my third Reunion that I've helped to coordinate and I think it was happenstance that drew me into the first one," she says. She is co-chairing the cluster Reunion for Macalester classes of 1998 and 1999.

At Mac, Andy was both a women's, gender and sexuality studies major as well as a communication studies major. She sang in Concert Choir as a student and in Festival Chorale as an alum. Andy is currently the managing editor of Lavender Magazine (Minneapolis), where she directs the artistic and editorial vision for the award-winning LGBT publication. She is also responsible for all of the magazine's new media content, including its website, social media, and mobile apps.

Volunteering for her 5-, 10-, and now 15-year Reunion committees has allowed Andy to give back to the college in a way that feels important to her. "I can look at my life and see how Macalester has directly contributed to it, so I want to contribute to Macalester. Co-chairing the committee brings a level of engagement with more people than I knew when I was a student," Andy says. "That we can see each other in person is only the icing on the cake that is social networking these days. I truly enjoy people."

Join us in congratulating Andy, our November Macbassador of the Month.

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