Alumnae Leadership Council

Honnold Gate

The Alumnae Leadership Council is the representative and leading body of the full Scripps College alumnae community. The purpose of the Alumnae Leadership is: to develop a sense of mutual responsibility between alumnae and the College; to encourage alumnae to maintain a continuing relationship with each other and the College; to enlist alumnae in constructive endeavors for the College; to keep alumnae informed about the activities of the community, the College, and opportunities to stay engaged and involved; and to partner with the Office of Alumnae Engagement to shape strategy for ongoing engagement, to broaden that engagement, and continue to strengthen the alumnae community for the sake of its members and the College.

ALC Members and Committees

Liz Lee

Liz Lee ’02
Seattle, WA

Liz Lee graduated from Scripps College in 2002 with a degree in politics and economics. After Scripps, Liz worked in the Office of Congressman Mike Honda in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley, advising on various legislative issues including tech and civil rights. Liz then pursued her JD at UC Hastings College of the Law and joined the law firm of Perkins Coie. Liz started her practice focusing in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities, advising clients ranging from start-up to large public companies. Today, Liz is senior corporate counsel at T-Mobile, supporting its customer care business. Her practice areas range from consumer protection laws, regulatory compliance, crisis communications, social media and privacy to intellectual property. Prior to T-Mobile, Liz served in various in-house roles, including as associate general counsel to a start-up tech company and director of legal affairs to a Nasdaq-listed domain name company.

Outside of work, Liz also provides pro bono counsel to non-profit organizations through Communities Rise, mentors and supervises law students at UW School of Law’s entrepreneurial clinic, and guest lectures law and graduate students on corporate governance and finance. Liz is a board member of and co-chairs the mentorship committee and the social committee for the Asian Bar Association of Washington. Liz has served on the boards of SafeFutures Youth Center, and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Whether through the Asian Bar Association, at work, or in the greater legal community, Liz actively mentors young and aspiring lawyers with a special affinity for mentoring other women and women of color.

For the past several years, Liz has served on and currently chairs the Honors, Awards and Recognition Committee of the Alumnae Leadership Council. Not only has this given her a first-hand view of the achievements of Scripps alumnae, but it has also strengthened her desire to reconnect and contribute to Scripps’ thriving community. As a student, Liz was active with the Asian American Student Union, as well as College Council. Liz recalls working on many diversity initiatives with her Scripps and 5C peers, both with the goal of improving Scripps for all students, and to apply her academic studies in tangible ways that change and advance communities. As the first to attend college in her family, Liz credits Scripps with providing her with the tools to be a leader and mentor in her communities. In addition, Scripps alumnae and students continue to inspire her to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.

Emily Rankin ’97

Emily M. Rankin graduated from Scripps College in 1997 with a BA in International Relations and French. Over the course of her career as an alum, she has been an annual donor, a member of the Camp Scripps Creative Caucus serving as a tri-chair for three years, as well as being a member of her class milestone reunion committees. As a student, Emily served on College Council as the Chair of the Scripps Activities Committee (SAC) for two years and as Senior Class Co-chair. Emily also worked on campus in the Financial Aid Office for all four years, including summers, and she was a phonathon caller.

Emily is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of California, Riverside. Emily joined the UCR Advancement team in 2017 and recently helped to successfully close the university’s first comprehensive campaign, surpassing the $300 million goal in December 2020. In her role, Emily is charged with overseeing the fundraising teams for seven of the university’s colleges and schools in addition to serving on the Advisory Committee on Campus Art. Emily is managing the first campus public art exhibition of all women sculptors which opened summer 2021.

Emily sits on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII Cabinet as Chair-elect. She has been a member of eight CASE District VII Conference Committees including Alumni Track Co-chair in 2007 and Chair in 2008.

Emily’s career spans more than two decades in higher education and non-profit management at institutions including Scripps College, University of San Diego, Whittier College, Opera Pacific, and the Byrd Hoffman Foundation.

In addition to Scripps College, Emily is an alumna of Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management where she continues to be a loyal donor and avid volunteer.

Ana Martinez ’06, chair
Los Angeles, CA

Fabiola Ceballos-Durham ’02
Betzy Barron ’03
Jharina Pascual ’04
Anita Yu ’11
Lyanne Dominguez ’13
Shane Zackery ’14
Cherish Molezion ’17
Leonida Radford ’17
Madison Gates ’21

The alumnae/student diversity committee coordinates diversity efforts with the Alumnae Leadership Council, the greater alumnae community, and the current study body through liaisons with student clubs/organization in order to increase the bond between students of diverse backgrounds and alumnae with similar backgrounds and to create opportunities for personal development through those bonds, as well as focuses on issues of institutional diversity and inclusion.

Cherish Molezion ’17, chair

Maggie Collins ’71
Nicole Guillen ’09
Vanessa Hayden Aguirre ’04
Francesca Simmons ’14

The alumnae/student connections committee fosters meaningful connections between current students and alumnae and enhances the awareness among students of their lifelong connection to Scripps College.

Stefanie Schumann ’04, chair
Chicago, IL

Beth Schreiber-Byers ’98
Kirsten Bontrager ’02
Anjali Gupta ’15
Izzy Crouch ’19

The communications committee supports the work of the College’s communications function to provide timely and effective communications to alumnae and supports the promotion of the ALC and its work to the wider alumnae community.

Yvette Herrera ’85, chair
Los Angeles, CA

Rana Voss Holbrook ’69
Catherine Myman-Kaplan ’00
Kirsten Bontrager ’02
Juliana Canas Baena ’16
Leonida Radford ’17

The honors, awards, recognition committee selects the recipients of the annual alumnae awards including distinguished alumna of the year, outstanding recent alumna, commitment to community, and volunteer of the year. The committee also selects the annual alumnae association senior award winner honored at Seniors Awards Convocation. 

Juanita Nash-Dahlan ’72

Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72, chair
Tuscon, AZ

Kendra Armer ’93
Liz Lee ’02
Sneha Deo ’17
Szeyin Lee ’15
Kendra Pineda, ex officio

The leadership development committee is responsible for nominating candidates for election to the Alumnae Leadership Council who serve on the Scripps College Board of Trustees, including alumna trustees and ALC president-elect.

Mary-Catherine Riley ’18, chair

Penelope Willard Madry ’92
Caroline Miceli ’02
Darcie Harms Giansante ’03
Denise Rodriguez ’11

The engagement & outreach committee supports the work of the Office of Alumnae Engagement by broadening and deepening engagement opportunities beyond the Scripps College campus, particularly through regional and virtual engagement. The committee is also focused on the development of an online platform aimed at building community and connections among alums and with students, families, and faculty/staff. 

Maddie Ripley ’14, chair
New York City, NY

Dani Clark ’09
Szeyin Lee ’15
Minjoo Kim ’16
Anna Ghadar ’17
Jahnavi Kothari ’19

The young alum cabinet acts as key advisory voice to the ALC and Office of Alumnae Engagement in representing the broader young alum population. They partner with the office to determine programming and communications that resonate with our more recent graduates. 

Dwan Reece ’85
Falls Church, VA
Brooke Tomblin ’92, P’22
Costa Mesa, CA

Szeyin Lee ’15
Seattle, WA
Abygayle Rivera ’21
New York City, NY

Megan Chow ’23, SAS president