Alumnae Spotlight showcases amazing Laurel women and the paths they have charted since graduation.
Whether they are doctors, designers, artists, authors, scientists, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, pharmacists, or civic activists or volunteers, Laurel women inhabit nearly all careers and corners of the world helping to make it a better place.
Our alumnae and the journeys that they have taken speak to the essence of a Laurel education and what makes this School and the community of women who call it their own distinctive. This space highlights their fascinating lives and the mountains they continue to move.
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Proud Laurel Class of 1960 grad Holly Worthen attended her class’s virtual reunion gathering this spring, and hearing her classmates’ stories inspired her to spearhead an incredible project finding common ground in their post-Laurel histories, sharing what they’ve learned and experienced since graduating and hopefully using that collective knowledge to benefit students today. As a labor educator, Holly brings a multidisciplinary approach to reading each contribution to the project and drawing out the common themes and ties to events of the time, including the Vietnam War and Civil Rights movements. She has great hope for the future of our country, having seen the strength of people who are often discounted, and encourages Laurel girls to tackle a changing world and make it better. Read on to find out more about Holly’s life journey—from navigating the streets of Paris using the freehand maps Laurel French teacher Miss Gerfen had students draw to being the only female creative writing fellow at Stanford to the healing experience of returning photographs of the Vietnam War to a museum in Ho Chi Minh City.