Alumnae Wisdom

We’re excited to share our 2018–2019 “Weekend Wisdom: Advice from Brave and Brilliant Women,” the social media series where Kent Place alumnae share lessons they learned during their years at KPS and beyond.
We love hearing from our alumnae! If you’d be willing to impart your wisdom in one of our weekly posts or would like to recommend someone, please contact Aimee Bousquet Singer '88, at singera@kentplace.org.

List of 35 news stories.

  • Georgetown University ’02, Emory University School of Law ’05; Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Corporate Operations, Daiichi Sankyo

    Amy Todd Klug ’98

    1
    “Do the work.”
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  • Harvard University ’03, Toulouse School of Economics Ph.D ’10; CEO and founder of StaTechs, a cloud-based web application for code translation

    Ruby Henry ’99

    2
    “Don’t be afraid to jump.”
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  • Franklin and Marshall College ’95, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine ’00; physician, Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

    Brinda Kantha ’91

    3
    “Don’t be afraid to reach for all of your goals, no matter how diverse they seem to be.”
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  • Colgate University ’92, Rutgers University M.E. ’08, Walden University Ed.D. ’14; Lower School director, Riverside Presbyterian Day School

    Sloane Albright Castleman ’88

    4
    “Grit is essential to achieving your long-term goals.”
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  • Boston College ’14; enterprise account executive, Apple

    Liz O’Connor ’10

    5
    “Be confident and speak up.”
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  • Georgetown University ’04, Harvard Graduate School of Education ’15; founder and chief strategist, Looking Glass Strategy

    Ashley Pinakiewicz ’00

    6
    “Create space for discovery.”
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  • Princeton University ’16; assistant brand manager, Peloton

    Danielle Mills ’12

    7
    “Every rejection is just a bump in a long road that leads you to the place you’re meant to be.”
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  • Harvard University ’06, University of Maryland School of Music M.M. ’10; founder, Jackson Hole Chamber Music, and principal violin, Inscape Chamber Orchestra

    Rebecca Racusin Almog ’02

    8
    “Don’t limit yourself.”
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  • Brown University ’08, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs M.P.A. ’13; director, Ipsos Public Affairs

    Kaitlin Love ’04

    9
    “Have high expectations — of yourself and of others.”
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  • Bucknell University ’09, NYU Stern School of Business MBA ’14; director, brand partnerships, Fitbit

    Kate Kendall Green ’05

    10
    “If it’s uncomfortable, it’s working.”
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  • Boston College BA ’10, MA ’13; associate director, alumni engagement, Harvard Medical School

    Danielle Auriemma ’06

    11
    “Find a workplace that’s a community you want to be part of and has a mission you can get behind.”
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  • Boston College ’07; founder and creative director, Uncoverd

    Schuanne Cappel ’03

    12
    “You have a voice, and it matters.”
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  • Colgate University ’97; senior managing director, Avenue Capital Group

    Cherie Alcoff ’93

    13
    “Establish a set of principles and live by them.”
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  • University of Notre Dame ’16; Financial Products Analytics, Bloomberg LP

    Lizzy Miggins ’11

    14
    “Push the boundaries of your comfort zone.”
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  • University of Denver ’82; American Platform Tennis Association Hall of Fame ’16, tennis and platform tennis teaching professional

    Barbara (Bobo) Mangan DeLaney ’78

    15
    “Showing up matters.”
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  • Temple University Fox School of Business ’07; manager, marketing strategy, Innovation and Site Enhancements, Macy's Inc., and owner of LoveLee Wine

    Aamira Garba '03

    16
    “Allow yourself to be supported. There’s always someone in your corner ready to help you reach your highest potential.”
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  • Mount Holyoke College ’13, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health MD ’19; applicant for an OB/GYN residency

    Cassidy Bommer ’09

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    “Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines.”
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  • Columbia University ’11, Georgetown University MA ’14, Columbia Law School JD ’17; judicial law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    Jachele Vélez ’07

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    “Be your own advocate.”
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  • Yale University ’13; vice president of strategy, Momofuku

    Elizabeth Chrystal ’09

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    “Don’t worry about tracing your path too far into the future.”
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  • University of Pennsylvania BA ’18, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania BS ’18; business analyst, McKinsey & Company

    Bela Parekh ’14

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    “Raise your hand.”
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  • Rollins College ’97; capital markets coordinator, Allen & Company, LLC

    Liz Lanning ’93

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    The sky’s the limit . . . with support.”
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  • Boston College ’13; principal associate, Capital One — Data Analytics, Campus Candidate Experience, Campus Recruiting

    Courtney Alpaugh Simmons ’09

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    “Confidence is bolstered by strong connections.”
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  • Anne Nisula Draddy ’97, Trinity College ’01, and Michelle Manske Hale ’97, University of Texas at Austin ’01; cofounders of the professional organizing company Henry & Higby

    Anne Nisula Draddy ’97 and Michelle Manske Hale ’97

    23
    “Write your own script.”
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  • Columbia University ’94; senior director, internal communications, The College Board

    Kemba Dunham ’90

    24
    “With hard work and focus, you can figure it out.”
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  • Princeton University ’04, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MCP ’10; climate resilience specialist, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Sarah Hammitt Colasurdo ’00

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    “If you want to challenge conventional ideas, don’t be afraid of an unconventional career path.”
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  • Wake Forest University ’10, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School, MA ’16; program director, Kennedy School Negotiation Project, Harvard Kennedy School

    Monica Giannone ’06

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    “Everything is negotiable until proven otherwise.”
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  • Johns Hopkins University ’11, University of Colorado Denver MPA ’15; senior program officer, The Gill Foundation

    Sara Santos ’07

    27
    “Show up and ask questions.”
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  • Brown University ’04; Chief Financial Officer, KIPP New Orleans Schools

    Katie Del Guercio Walmsley ’00

    28
    “Seek inclusion.”
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  • Middlebury College ’90, Boston College Law School ’96; vice president of development, Spurwink

    Kristen Potter Farnham ’86

    29
    “We don’t run alone.”
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  • Colby College ’01; director of marketing and communications, Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA)

    Ann Farley Kent ’97

    30
    “Find a mentor who will inspire you for years to come.”
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  • Parsons School of Design BFA ’99; NY-based journalist and director of the audio program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

    Sally Herships '91

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    “Sometimes it’s okay to be embarrassed, uncomfortable, and sweaty.
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  • Colgate University ’92, Rutgers University MBA/MPH ’00; Founder, Elite Retreats Pro

    Sara Boyce ’88

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    “Have the confidence to explore.”
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  • honors-degree candidate in computer science and applied math/economics, Harvard University

    Jessica Li ’15

    33
    “Define yourself by your interests and passions.”
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  • University of Chicago ’11; emerging entrepreneur and activist

    Marisa Adam ’07

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    “Sometimes what seems like the end is only a new beginning.”
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  • Northwestern University ’98; director of operations, Twin Cities PBS

    Kate Gibson ’94

    35
    “Embrace the people you look up to as a model to strive for.”
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