|Kent Place prepares our students well for the opportunities tomorrow brings. They continue to grow and flourish in college, graduate school and beyond. Confident in their abilities, eloquent and unhesitating in their communication, poised and honorable in their behavior, Kent Place graduates become leaders on college campuses and later in their workplaces and in their communities. Kent Place has many remarkable alumnae, including the women profiled here from our 2013 Kent Place Women and Math panel. |
Alumnae Spotlight Archive
|Lauren Brown '08: Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company|
Lauren graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in public health and economics. While at Hopkins, she tried out a range of internships to help her determine her desired career path – an outpatient surgeon’s office, the global wealth management group at Merrill Lynch and a small consulting firm in London. In 2011, after working as a summer business analyst for McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, Lauren received a full-time offer to return the next year. After graduation, Lauren spent six months in Lesotho and Tanzania as an analyst with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Access to Medicines team, evaluating the impact of a new technology to monitor the progression of AIDS in HIV+ patients. Lauren chose to defer an offer to pursue a fellowship with CHAI and returned to New York, where she is back working at McKinsey with healthcare clients.
Emily Gadsden '07: Research Associate, Macquarie Group
Emily graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in mathematics and a BA in economics, as well as a minor in Spanish. While at Bucknell, she interned with Arch Insurance Group in their catastrophe modeling department, examining the potential impact of “worst case scenarios,” such as large scale earthquakes and hurricanes, on the properties that the company insured. This required translating results generated by computer models into graphs, tables, reports, etc. Emily was offered a post-graduation, full-time job in Arch’s actuarial department on the company’s actuarial reserving team. Last fall, Emily accepted a position as a property and casualty insurance company research associate at Macquarie Group, the largest Australian investment banking firm. This position employs math on a daily basis in analyzing the 20 insurance companies that her senior research analyst covers.
Kathryn Gandolfo '04: Single Stock Volatility Trader, Goldman Sachs
Katie fell in love with markets and, more importantly, trading while doing a summer internship for the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange, before her senior year at Kent Place. She loved the fast-paced, think-on-your-feet sprint that occurred during market hours, as well as the different opportunities that existed by doing your homework (reading) and finding inconsistencies to capitalize on. While attending MIT, where Katie earned a BS in management finance and became a certified high school math teacher, she spent two summers as an intern with Morgan Stanley’s equities sales and trading division. Immediately gravitating towards trading, Katie fell in love with the options desk, where she had the opportunity to focus on six different factors (all derivative related) that are constantly moving. After graduation, Katie started on the options desk at Morgan Stanley as the only female trader and dealt with a financial meltdown, providing the best platform to learn and grow. After two and a half years at Morgan Stanley, Katie decided to try her hand at a shop that was more multi-faceted, particularly by empowering her to talk directly to clients while managing a trading book. Katie has now been at Goldman Sachs for two-and-a-half years, and she focuses on managing a consumer cyclicals (retail, gaming, education, home improvement, etc.) book and speaks with clients daily to help them maximize their views through the use of options.
Rachel Harrison-Gordon '08: Mobile Product Analyst, IPREO
Rachel has always loved Legos. Throughout her childhood, she spent hours with her grandfather constructing vehicles, towers and other unique buildings. From there she moved on to virtual construction with “Roller Coaster Tycoon.” Long before her physics classes at Kent Place, Rachel was building extreme amusement park rides on her Mac. Sometimes they crashed, but that was part of the fun. During the summer of her junior year at Kent Place, Rachel attended a program called “Principals of Engineering Design,” organized by Johns Hopkins University’s CTY program. After learning she could potentially play with Legos for a living, she decided to pursue her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Rachel began working for SSI Health, a healthcare start up, building electronic health record (EHR) software for physicians to manage their patients’ records and comply with the new Health Care Act. Rachel was actively recruited to join a team to develop mobile applications at Ipreo, a leading provider of high quality data, expert insight and productivity solutions to investment banking and corporate clients. As a member of the new mobile solutions team, Rachel’s current role is to leverage that data to make those features available on mobile platforms. She is responsible for creating the overall architecture, design and layout of the new HTML5 mobile application, which leverages the valuable data, intelligence and workflow solutions in Ipreo’s desktop product suite.
Danielle Kane '05: Project Architect, Kenneth Park Architects
As a young student at Far Brook School, Danielle dreamed of becoming an architect and was always drawing images of houses on her notebooks. At Kent Place, Danielle took classes such as AP Portfolio Art and Calculus, which were critical to her preparation for architectural studies in college. Danielle graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree. While at RPI, Danielle was selected to spend a semester in China, where she observed the tremendous development and growth of both the architecture and economy. After graduation, Danielle assisted an architect in private practice on residential apartments in NYC and a few retail stores. She went on to work for two other architecture firms, where she has seen projects through to completion, from the initial survey and measurement of the existing space and conditions through to design and drawings and ultimately the final construction. Danielle has designed retail stores for companies including Camper, Timberland and Coach. She is currently a project architect at Kenneth Park Architects, where she works on L'Occitane and Kate Spade stores.