I graduated from Carondelet in 1993, grateful for the excellent education I received, and for the enduring friendships I made. I attended college at UCLA and, following graduation, I served as a Maternal/Child Health Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. I later went on to earn a master's degree at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and to work at the U.S. State Department as a Program Officer, managing democracy and human rights programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the years, I have looked back at my time at Carondelet High School with fondness and felt a desire to reconnect with a community that educated and nurtured me as well as prepared me, in large part, to be successful in the world. In the fall of 2015, I accepted a teaching position at Carondelet in the English Department. One of my primary goals in returning to Carondelet is to help foster stronger relationships between the alumnae community and our current students. I specifically would like to see more opportunities for our amazing alumnae to share their educational, career, and life experiences with current students who would greatly benefit from their guidance and mentoring. In this spirit, Carondelet will be hosting a Peace Corps Day in March, inviting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to speak with students about their volunteer experiences abroad. If you are an RPCV and would like to participate in this event, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, in the coming months, Carondelet will launch an alumnae speaker series, inviting alumnae from an array of professional backgrounds to speak with students about their educational and career choices, offering insights and advice to those interested in pursuing a similar path. These are just two of the initiatives Carondelet will launch in the coming months that strengthen ties between Carondelet alumnae and current students. If you have other ideas on how Carondelet can build relationships between the alumnae and current student community, please reach out and share your ideas. We would love to hear from you. -- Pamela Erickson '93