April Jeffries et al. at Commencement, 1981

April Jeffries et al. at Commencement, 1981
Courtesy MIT Museum

April Jeffries (Waters) (center) and fellow graduates at Commencement, Killian Court, 1981.

April Waters (née Jeffries) '81 is Global President at Ipsos Understanding Unlimited, a multinational market research and consulting firm. Waters is a graduate of MIT, where she majored in Mechanical Engineering (Course II), and of the Wharton Business School. Also an award-winning writer and performing artist, she has sponsored fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s research. Waters is the producer and vocalist on her released CD, Voices of Remembrance, and self-published author of Idea Birthing: A Woman's Guide to the Successful Delivery of a Brilliant Idea (2012).

Timeline: 1980s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
Career: Engineering
Object: Image
Collection: Commencement, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Students, Women