Alumnae Wisdom Group I

We’re excited to share our “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 16 news stories.

  • Harvard College ’10 and Former Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

    Katherine O’Donnell Lynch ’06

    "If you learn to take good care of yourself, you can take care of 299 other people."
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  • Amherst College ’97, current KPS parent and Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Guggenheim Securities

    Susanne Santola Mulligan ’93

    "Push yourself out of your comfort zone."
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  • Princeton University ’10, George Mason University ’12 M.Ed., and Data Operations Manager, Spotify

    Alexandra Krupp ’06

    "Ask questions, push boundaries and own your own learning.”
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  • Columbia University ’97, French Culinary Institute ’04, Iron Chef UK, Owner and Chef Patron of Jinjuu restaurants, TV personality, and author

    Judy Joo ’93

    "Failure is an integral part of success, so learn to embrace it."
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  • Boston College ’11, Boston University School of Medicine MS in Bioimaging '14 and Ph.D. Candidate in Neurobiology

    Lauren Zajac ’07

    “Work hard and trust yourself to know when to give yourself a break."
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  • Duke University ’99, Rutgers School of Law J.D. ’04 and Assistant County Counsel, County of Union, NJ

    April Bauknight ’95

    “Draw strength from your KPS foundation and the traditions that connect you to generations of dynamic women.”
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  • Olivia (Wake Forest University ’16) and Lauren (Wake Forest University ’17), Founders and Owners of UpDog Kombucha

    Olivia Wolff ’12 and Lauren Miller ’13

    "Dare to Be Different, But Do Your Research."
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  • Yale University ’04, Pepperdine University MBA ’10, Vice President and Partnership Development Lead at 2U

    Jihan Quail ’00

    “Always speak the truth and you will never have to wonder if you did the right thing.”
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  • Sweet Briar College ’70 and President, The Moody’s Foundation

    Fran Griffith Laserson ’66

    “Ask for the job.”
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  • Columbia University ’06, University of Pennsylvania MD ’11, and Assistant Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and Attending Physician in General Pediatrics and Palliative Care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Tara Wedin Bamat ’02

    “A strong foundation in effective team building, communication and a dedication to mentoring are essential — no matter what field you pursue!”
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  • Knox College ’90 and Deputy Director at MTA Arts & Design

    Amy Wanggaard Hausmann ’86

    “Art provides a new way of seeing and experiencing the world.”
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  • Princeton University ’14, Yale School of Management ’19 and Social Impact Analyst at Pacific Community Ventures

    Amy Tourgee ’10

    “Use your time and ability to help others.”
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  • Drexel University BS Chemistry ’01, MS Chemistry ’05, MS Science Education ’10, and Science Teacher at Mastery Charter Schools

    Courtney Carrington ’96

    “Embrace change.”
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  • Cornell University ’10 and Vice President of Business Development at Scouted

    Michelle Manket ’06

    “Develop a strong sense of self.”
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  • Columbia University ’14 and Institutional iShares Sales at BlackRock

    Daniela Quintanilla ’10

    “Love to learn.”
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  • Harvard University ’91, Iowa Writers’ Workshop ’95, author of the novels

    Emily Barton ’87

    “Revise, revise, revise.”
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Weekend Wisdom

Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.