EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MAKE SANTA FE, CLASS OF 1997
PREP THEN AND NOWThe great sense of community.
Shared learning and goals.
Teaching with high standards and warm smiles.
VALUE OF A PREP EDUCATIONThe 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 SPACECritical! It’s naturally cross-disciplinary and uses hands-on skills for creative problem solving.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILEHiking Raven’s Ridge
Finding an elegant solution to a problem
Being greeted at the door by my pups
ENGLISH AND HONORS ANTHROPOLOGY TEACHER
INTERESTSWriting, Singing, Hiking with my dog
TOOLS FOR TEACHING SUCCESSCare. Flexibility. Humility. Commitment. Laughter.
Connecting with my students—reflection and action can lead to truly engaged learning.
SPECIAL ABILITYFreestyle rhymes when the spirit moves me—which is often.
DREAM FOR SELFTo practice what I preach. Keep learning. Inspire and be inspired.
WHAT I VALUE MOSTSocial Justice. Compassion. Realizing that one way of living should not dictate another.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILEThe Aegean Sea
A crackling fire
Messages from my “kids”
—Zoe ’15 and Shane ’17
CLASS OF 2019
INTERESTSLacrosse, Political Literature, Climate Activism
FAVORITE READThe Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
WHAT I VALUE MOSTEquality. My sisters are adopted from Ethiopia and Colombia. They deserve every opportunity I have had.
GREATEST MOMENTGetting 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 SMILETwitter memes
Exploring new bookstores
WHERE I’M HEADEDThe University of Chicago
CLASS OF 2019
INTERESTSDance, though demanding, inspires me
Reading, sometimes three books at a time
Writing and discovering new words
PERSON I MOST ADMIREMy ballet teacher and mentor Allegra Lillard, whose spirit motivates us
FAVORITE PLACEBali—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 SMILEKoel birds in the morning
New pointe shoes
WHERE I’M HEADEDVassar College
CLASS OF 2019
INTERESTSSwimming the 50 freestyle
Night hikes in the Rocky Mountains
Exploring new music
FAVORITE READThe Stranger by Albert Camus — lessons about success, happiness, self-awareness, and the importance of choosing one’s own path in life.
WHAT I VALUE MOSTHonesty. It’s about being real with myself and my peers.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILEThe endless combination of numbers in a Sudoku puzzle
Touching out a competitor in a close swim race
The smell of New Mexico rain