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Alumnae Come Back to the Forest for Career Day

From producing television news to delivering babies, piloting U.S. Army planes to financial accounting, Garrison Forest alumnae are excelling in careers in every field. Career Day brought a powerful group of GFS women from many decades across a multitude of diverse career paths back to the Forest to share their advice with Upper School students. The alumnae ranged in class years from 1976 to 2013, but all shared with the eager Upper School listeners lessons learned from the triumphs and challenges of their professional journeys and the importance of the foundation they all hold in common-- a GFS education.

The alumnae arrived the night before the March 26th Career Day for dinner and a meet-and-greet at Lochinvar with Head of School Lila Lohr ’63.  After breakfast the following morning, the alumnae split into faculty-moderated panels in different locations across campus to share their experiences and answer student questions. 

Hear Julie Nicholson '03, E. Jane Albert Hubbard '77 and Tiffany Hill '98 share their words of wisdom


2018 Career Day Panelists


Faculty Facilitator: Nina Candia, Dean of Students
Location: Manor House O'Zone    
•    Katherine Meyers Bissett ’02, School Nurse Manager, Rales Health Center, KIPP Baltimore
•    Casey Canfield ’06, Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
•    Monique Apollon Williams ’03, Instructor/Doctoral Student, George Mason University
•    Ghazaleh “Gigi” Hafizi ’78, CEO, Metropolitan Women's Center
•    Kimberly “Kim” Jones ’02, Director of Government Affairs and Communication for the Behavioral Health Administration, Maryland Department of Health
•    Molly Muedeking ’03, Veterinarian, Maryland Equine Center & Carmel Animal Hospital

 

Faculty Facilitator: Ann Marie Strauss, Director of College Counseling
Location: Garland Theater        
•    Jami Diamond ’07, Clinical Nurse, Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
•    Tracey Knott ’08, Lead for Central and Southern Africa, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Security Assistance, U.S. Department of State
•    Amy Kellerman Streator ’93, Executive Director, Ripley County Community Foundation
•    Robyne McCullough ’07, News Producer, WBAL-TV
•    Kamber Parker ’13, Professional Development Program Associate, Unum
•    Clare “Carlie” Williams Saval ’02, Biology Instructor, St. Petersburg High School
        
Faculty Facilitator: Reema Khanchandani, Head of Upper School
Location: McLennan Library        
•    Danielle “Dani” DiPietro ’10, Program Coordinator, 504 HealthNet
•    E. Jane Albert Hubbard ’77, Professor, Cell Biology & Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
•    Julie Nicholson ’03, Director of Communications/Head of B2B, Oath
•    Charlotte Pinkard ’07, Merchant, ANN INC.
•    Tiffany Hill ’98, Magistrate, Cleveland Heights Juvenile Diversion Program; Assistant Law Director/Chief Prosecutor, City of Cleveland Heights
•    Hilles Horner Whedbee ’76, Nurse-Midwife, Carroll Health Group
        
Faculty Facilitator: Andrea Perry, Director of The James Center & Dean of Special Programs
Location: MS Auditorium        
•    Marikate Taylor ’06, Development Manager, Strong Women, Strong Girls
•    Alexandra Ewing Sufrin ’03, Sports Marketing Manager, Under Armour
•    Elizabeth “Liz” McElvein ’10, Professional Staff, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
•    Carson Petty Maynard ’03, Physician, Rheumatology Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
•    Rebecca Proctor ’80, Chief Brand Officer/Creative Director, MacKenzie Childs
        
Faculty Facilitator: Nick Burns, Upper School History
Location: Recital Hall         
•    Caroline “Lila” Gaines ’04, Clinical Social Worker, United Way of Central Maryland On Track 4 Success
•    Jamese Lamb ’02, Doctoral Student - Nursing Anesthesia Program, Duke University
•    Rachel E. Karceski Ravalico ’94, Partner, Karceski and Karceski Law Offices
•    Katherine “Katie” Fink ’08, Business Development Manager, Lorax Partnership, LLC
•    Nancy Freeman Thrush ’86, Administrative Director for Business Development and Customer Relations, Medstar Franklin Square Hospital
        
Faculty Facilitator: Stephanie Metruk, Assistant Director of College Counseling
Location: Library Lecture Hall        
•    Jenny Blumberg Graber ’00, Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Main Line Health, Riddle Memorial Hospital
•    Courtney Mullin ’13, Investor Relations, Savano Capital Partners
•    Margaret Stick ’99, Pilot, U.S Army
•    Makeda Nock ’11, Financial Accountant, IZI Medical Products, LLC
•    Molly Brooks Sapienza ’87, Group Head, Corporate Sponsorships, PNC Financial Services Group
•    Rosalie Whedbee ’05, Research Lead, Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSSHealth)

 


 

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