Alumnae Newsmakers

June 30, 2023

Lynne Thompson ’72 and Rachel Fidler ’14 Connect Across Communities

Although Lynne Thompson ’72 and Rachel Fidler ’14 graduated more than 40 years apart, the two alumnae have long worked together to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience to serve the greater Los Angeles community.

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March 6, 2023

Sneha Deo ’17 Leverages her Scripps Experience to Advance Education of Young Women

Now an artificial intelligence ethicist with Microsoft whose work combines social science, human-centered thinking, and computer science, Deo attributes her confidence in interdisciplinary thinking to her Scripps professors.

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October 10, 2022

Natalie Katz ’16 Pursues an International Veterinary Medicine Career

Katz is in her fourth year at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, a path that started with her classes and experiences at Scripps.

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July 19, 2022

Louise Tench Willard ’97 Named CIO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Willard, who has worked at the San Francisco Fed since 1997, will be the first woman CIO in the bank’s history and will lead the bank’s largest employee team.

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June 30, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Julia Cost ’09 Transforms Her “Happy Place” Into an Art Career

Cost sews her own sample garments with self-designed fabrics and dances in them to show her Instagram sewing clients how the fabrics move.

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April 7, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Susanna Barrett ’19 Seeks to Build More Inclusive STEM Environments

“Aaron’s lab was critical to my development as a scientist,” says Susanna Barrett ’19, who majored in biochemistry. “Not only was he a great mentor, I also had smart, thoughtful Scripps students going to grad school as my role models.”

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March 23, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Charla Wilson ’11 Preserves African American History

“I loved my Scripps experience,” Wilson says. “In the work I do today, I constantly refer back to those foundational skills that I got from Scripps.”

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March 3, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Kim Chan ’98 on the Road to Civil Engineering

Since 2017, Chan has been working to build Section 2 of the Purple (D) Line subway extension from Koreatown to the University of California, Los Angeles.

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February 16, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Keila Fisher ’21

Keila Fisher ’21 still finds immense joy in helping craft the future of Scripps, especially as an alumna.

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February 4, 2022

New Mentorship Program Deepens Alum-to-Alum Connections

Marked by its close-knit community of ambitious and empathetic individuals, Scripps College forges fast friendships that often stretch far past graduation. Piloted in 2021, the new La Semeuse Mentorship program […]

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