Prep Profiles

MOLLY SAMSELL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MAKE SANTA FE, CLASS OF 1997


PREP THEN AND NOW

The great sense of community.

Shared learning and goals.

Teaching with high standards and warm smiles.


VALUE OF A PREP EDUCATION

The rigour expected of students prepared me for a career in ways I didn’t expect. It gave me a thirst for facing change and meeting challenges.


THOUGHTS ON PREP’S NEW MAKER SPACE

Critical! It’s naturally cross-disciplinary and uses hands-on skills for creative problem solving.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Hiking Raven’s Ridge

Finding an elegant solution to a problem

Being greeted at the door by my pups



KRISTIN KALANGIS

ENGLISH AND HONORS ANTHROPOLOGY TEACHER


INTERESTS

Writing, Singing, Hiking with my dog


TOOLS FOR TEACHING SUCCESS

Care. Flexibility. Humility. Commitment. Laughter.
Connecting with my students—reflection and action can lead to truly engaged learning.


SPECIAL ABILITY

Freestyle rhymes when the spirit moves me—which is often.


DREAM FOR SELF

To practice what I preach. Keep learning. Inspire and be inspired.


WHAT I VALUE MOST

Social Justice. Compassion. Realizing that one way of living should not dictate another.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

The Aegean Sea

A crackling fire

Messages from my “kids”
—Zoe ’15 and Shane ’17


HENRY JACOBS

CLASS OF 2019


INTERESTS

Lacrosse, Political Literature, Climate Activism


FAVORITE READ

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon


WHAT I VALUE MOST

Equality. My sisters are adopted from Ethiopia and Colombia. They deserve every opportunity I have had.


GREATEST MOMENT

Getting our climate memorial passed on the senate floor. After two years of lobbying state senators, we passed the memorial with bi-partisan support.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Twitter memes

Exploring new bookstores

Lambeau Leaps


WHERE I’M HEADED

The University of Chicago


ZOE MUELLER

CLASS OF 2019


INTERESTS

Dance, though demanding, inspires me

Reading, sometimes three books at a time

Writing and discovering new words


PERSON I MOST ADMIRE

My ballet teacher and mentor Allegra Lillard, whose spirit motivates us


FAVORITE PLACE

Bali—amidst the mosquito heat and frangipanis—a place where my childhood memories began as a safe haven with secret pools, seashell collections, and blue lagoons.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Koel birds in the morning

New pointe shoes

Dog paws


WHERE I’M HEADED

Vassar College


JORDAN KINLAW

CLASS OF 2019


INTERESTS

Swimming the 50 freestyle

Night hikes in the Rocky Mountains

Exploring new music


FAVORITE READ

The Stranger by Albert Camus — lessons about success, happiness, self-awareness, and the importance of choosing one’s own path in life.


WHAT I VALUE MOST

Honesty. It’s about being real with myself and my peers.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

The endless combination of numbers in a Sudoku puzzle

Touching out a competitor in a close swim race

The smell of New Mexico rain


WHERE I’M HEADED

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


VICTOR RIOS

CLASS OF 2018


PASSIONS

Family, Baseball, Breakthrough Santa Fe


RECENT EXPLORATION

Looking at the cultural, economic, and architectural differences between the north and south sides of Santa Fe for my Anthropology class.


GREATEST MOMENT

Learning that I received the Davis NM Scholarship–allowing me to be the first in my family to go to college


MY BIT TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD

Be kind, respectful, and understanding; you never know what other people have been through


WHERE I’M HEADED

University of Portland


SYDNEY POPE

CLASS OF 2018


INTERESTS

Social activism, writing, volleyball


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

A reporter for Generation Next and Co-leader of the Girl Up Club at Santa Fe Prep


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Girl Power

Putting in the last piece of a 1 ODO-piece puzzle Learning from my mistakes


MY HEROES

The fierce and persistent women in my family … and my dad


WHAT I VALUE MOST

Goofiness, authenticity, and respectful listening


WHERE l'M HEADED

Williams College


RUSSELL SPINNEY, PH.D.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT CHAIR, 10TH GRADE HISTORY TEACHER, FACULTY SPONSOR: CONVERGENCE PROJECT


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Getting out in nature with my family

Humming a tune all-day long after A Cappella club

Coaching my son’s T-Ball team


MY HERO

My mother: an immigrant and a doctor who was the first up and the last to bed everyday. She always told us to keep an open mind, be well rounded, and think independently.


FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Helping students find their passions, think critically and independently, and become engaged citizens of the world


WORDS TO LIVE BY

In a constantly changing world, think outside the boxes and make connections


SARAH BAILEY HOGARTY

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL CONTENT, CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, CLASS OF 1996


WHAT I LIVE FOR

Telling stories that reject or challenge the dominant narrative


BEST PART OF MY JOB

Working with passionate, creative, and righteous people


THINGS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Museums, Feminism, Coffee, Netflix


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors

Teenagers starting political movements

Clouds


WORDS TO LIVE BY

Nevertheless, she persisted


HOW PREP SHAPED ME

Prep taught me to think and gave me a love of learning that I still carry with me


GIACOMO COPPOLA

CLASS OF 2018


INTERESTS

Tennis, History, discussing domestic and international issues in Speech and Debate


FAVORITE READ

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz–a book I would love to forget so I could read it again


THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Playing touch football at lunch

The daily Super Quiz in The New Mexican

This American Life podcast


WHAT I LIVE FOR

Good discussions, open-mindedness, friendly banter, and an open road


FOR FUN

Going on a road trip with friends and some camping supplies with no destination in mind


WHERE I’M HEADED

Gettysburg College


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