Alumnae Wisdom 2017–2018

We’re excited to share our 2017–2018 “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

List of 20 news stories.

  • Dartmouth College ’18, Bachelor of Arts candidate in economics

    Natalie Kwan ’14

    “Be bold when seeking opportunities.”
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  • Duke University ’19, Bachelor of Arts candidate in public policy and global health

    Madison Mastrangelo ’15

    “Be confident in your abilities.”
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  • Barnard College ’01, Sarah Lawrence College MFA ’07, Teachers College, Columbia University MA ’16; and Theatre Maker, Director, and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Head of the MFA Directing Program at The University of Alabama

    Annie Levy ’97

    “Whatever you’re into, realize that it’s bigger than you think it is.”
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  • American University ’09, Georgetown University PRCC ’14 and Account Manager, Partnerships at Upside Travel

    Maggie Skinner ’05

    “Recognize the value of a support network.”
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  • Duke University ’00, University of Maryland MBA ’06 and marketing executive

    Tawney Bains ’96

    “Find a way, or make a way.”
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  • Case Western Reserve University ’10 and pilot, Platinum Helicopters

    Alison O’Brien ’06

    “Tell your stories and listen to others.”
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  • Columbia University ’96 and Director, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

    Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur ’92

    “Remember to breathe.”
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  • Bowdoin College ’99 and Kent Place parent ’29

    Caitlin Wight Fitzsimmons ’95

    “What will your legacy be?”
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  • George Washington University ’12 and Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

    Caroline Battey ’08

    “Don’t be afraid to consider male-dominated careers.”
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  • University of Chicago ’16 and Digital Marketing Whaler at Whole Whale

    Meredith Esquivel ’12

    “Be curious.”
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  • Bucknell University ’11 and associate producer,

    Emily Hislop ’07

    “Take the time to appreciate our differences.”
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  • Princeton University ’09, University of Miami Graduate School of Education ’11, University of Miami School of Law ’15; Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

    Shekida Smith ’05

    “Take a breath.
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  • Bates College ’95; actor, recently appeared in the feature film

    Bayne Gibby ’91

    “The power of saying no.”
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  • University of Miami ’07, L’Academie de Cuisine ’10; production manager at MilkMade Ice Cream

    Taylor Barry ’03

    “There are no weaknesses, just untapped opportunities to grow into your best self.”
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  • Georgetown University ’13, Mount Sinai School of Medicine ’17; pediatrics resident, Mount Sinai Hospital

    Julia Sann ’09

    “Give voice to others by listening.
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  • Vassar College ’91; professional actress, singer, and musician

    Erika Amato ’87

    “Be true to who you are.”
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  • Colgate University ’09; freelance integration producer and three-time Emmy Award-winning producer for

    Brooke Jacobsen Lessinger ’05

    “Participate in life.”
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  • Harvard College ’04, Fordham Graduate School of Education ’08, Harvard Law School ’12; Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center

    Rini Fonseca-Sabune ’00

    “Educate. Empower. Find your voice while lifting up the voices of others.”
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  • Colby College ’03, MAS from the University of Denver ’07; principal, The Cadmus Group

    Kate Swayne Wilson ’99

    Do the thing that scares you.”
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  • MD, MPH, Yale University ’07, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ’15, Yale–New Haven Hospital Department of Anesthesiology ’19; physician, Yale–New Haven Hospital

    Adjoa Boateng ’03

    “Hone your voice, it’s a gift.
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