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2018 Distinguished Alumna

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  • Marne Levine ’88 - COO, Instagram

    As the Chief Operating Officer of Instagram, Marne Levine manages the expansion of the community of over 800 million users who “capture and share the world’s moments” on the social network. Since being named the evolving company’s first COO in 2014, Marne learns on-the-go as she identifies business needs and key priorities in a technology realm that is constantly changing. Prior to joining Instagram, she served for four years as Vice President of Global Public Policy at Facebook where she oversaw the company’s interactions with governments and non-governmental organizations. In 2017, she was one of three women recognized by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Woman Making History Award.” And, in December 2016, Business Insider named her the fourth most powerful woman in mobile advertising.
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2018 Young Alumna of Distinction

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  • Tamara Broderick ’03 - Assistant Professor, MIT

    Tamara Broderick is the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Her research focuses on Bayesian statistics and machine learning, which has broad implications for data analysis. "One of the leading researchers worldwide in this field," as noted by her Ph.D. advisor, Tamara regularly presents her findings at conferences around the world.
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2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • Kathy Chilcote Pender ’55 - Community Volunteer and Psychotherapist

    A tireless advocate, Kathy Chilcote Pender's commitment to children, especially the most vulnerable, is deep and abiding. As her nominator noted of Kathy, "She has devoted her life (and what would appear to be several lifetimes) to serving the needs of and inspiring hope in children and families. Her quiet, soft-spoken ways are but a thin veneer for the dynamic, engaged woman whose actions have always spoken loudly and powerfully in our city."
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Past Distinguished Alumnae

These are the remarkable women role models on whom the Alumnae Association has bestowed its highest honors. [YAD = Young Alumna of Distinction]

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  • 2017

    Deborah Becker ’73
    Research Senior Associate and Director, the IPS Employment Center, the Rockville Institute at Westat

    Caitlin Leibert ’03, YAD
    Head of Sustainability, Chipotle
  • 2016

    Holly Gleason ’81
    Writer, songwriter, music journalist, critic and publicist

    Nichelle McCall ’01, YAD
    Tech Entrepreneur
  • 2015

    Shelley Osmun Baranowski '64
    Historian, Author, Distinguished Professor
  • 2014

    Mary French Conway ’46
    Community Volunteer

    Lt. Katherine Wirtz ’05, YAD
    Officer, US Navy
  • 2013

    Sandy Buchanan ’74
    Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action

    Emily Johnson Jackle ’98, YAD
    Organic Farmer
  • 2012

    Barbara Peterson Ruhlman '50
    Philanthropist, Community Volunteer, Fundraiser
  • 2011

    Kathryn Hellerstein '70
    Assoc. Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Poet, Scholar/Translator of Yiddish poetry

    Tiffany Laufer '91, YAD
    Filmmaker
  • 2010

    Heather Roulston Ettinger '79
    Advocate for women and their financial health

    Amanda Cinalli '04, YAD
    Professional athlete (soccer)
  • 2009

    Virginia "Ginny" Foote '73
    President & Co-Founder of the US-Vietnam Trade Council

    Camilla Taylor '89, YAD
    Attorney, Lambda Legal
  • 2008

    Elizabeth D. McKinley ’78
    Physician, Academic Society Dean at Case Western Reserve Univ.

    Roopal Patel '89, YAD
    Physician, President's Initiative on Malaria
  • 2007

    Kay Sproat Chorao '54
    Children's book illustator and author

    Kathleen Sullivan ’85
    Nuclear disarmament activist and educator
  • 2006

    Carol Madison Graham '74
    Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission
  • 2005

    A. Lindsay Frazier ’76
    Pediatric oncologist and researcher
  • 2004

    Mary DeCredico '77
    Author, historian and Vice Academic Dean, U.S. Naval Academy
  • 2003

    Virginia deConingh Fleming '48
    Activist for social reform
  • 2002

    Katharine Lee Reid '59
    Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • 2001

    Elisabeth Galvin Kirsch ’58
    Founder/Director of domestic abuse shelter
  • 2000

    Nina Freedlander Gibans ’50
    Arts advocate extraordinaire
  • 1999

    Anne Hopkins Burnham '47
    Community activist, preservationist

    Elizabeth Morrison Marcotte '69
    Environmentalist, energy conservation consultant
  • 1998

    Sylvia Robinson Cruess '47
    Physician, hospital administrator and health policy maker
  • 1997

    Sally Pastorelle Reed '57
    Physician and founder of a free clinic
  • 1996

    Anne Hollis Reese '55
    Mental health educator
  • 1995

    Betty Hitchcock Rose '33
    Civic Activist and Inventor
  • 1994

    Joan Shook '72
    Pediatrician
  • 1994

    Priscilla Tyler '26
    Educator and specialist in Aboriginal literature and art
  • 1993

    Kathryn Beck Kris '51
    Psychiatrist
  • 1993

    Lucy M. Ziurys '75
    Astrophysicist
  • 1992

    Donna Ferrato '68
    Photojournalist
  • 1991

    Jean Steel '53
    Nurse Practitioner
  • 1990

    Andy Logan Lyon '38
    Journalist, Columnist
  • 1989

    Gwill Linderme Newman '50
    Brain research and mental health activist
  • 1988

    Helen Teagle Clements '26
    Lobbyist for nursing home standards
  • 1987

    Anne O'Neil '46
    Provincial, The Sacred Heart Order in the United States
  • 1986

    Mary Ellen Beck Wohl '50
    Chief of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children's Hospital
  • 1986

    Elaine Grasselli Hadden '49
    Community Revitalization Activist
  • 1985

    Myra Evans Lapeyrolerie '77
    Entrepreneur
  • 1985

    Louise Ireland Humphrey '37
    President, Metropolitan Opera Association
  • 1984

    Terry Horvitz Kovel '46
    Authority on antiques/collectibles
  • 1983

    Susan Crile '60
    Artist
  • 1982

    Ann Denton Blair '31
    Radio and TV Bureau Chief
  • 1981

    Mary Feil Hellerstein '39
    Pediatrician
  • 1980

    Natalie Moore Babbitt '50
    Children's book author/illustrator
  • 1979

    Elizabeth Brooks Ford '14
    Public health and nursing education advocate
  • 1978

    Kate Ireland '48
    Chair, Board of Governors, Frontier Nursing Service
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