Sweet Briar taught us that we are stronger together. Whether you are expanding your professional network, or helping the College through your club or your class, there are a number of ways for you to get involved.
I first learned about GIS as part of my coursework in Environmental Science at Sweet Briar. After graduation I worked at an environmental consulting firm for a year before applying to graduate school as a way to kick start my career in GIS. I completed the grueling one year graduate program at The University of Redlands which is unique in its ties to a company called Esri, the folks behind ArcGIS, the most prolific enterprise GIS software used globally. Many of my professors at the university also worked at Esri.
Phoebe works at Biogen, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company specializing in discovering, developing, and delivering treatments for patients with neurological diseases.
“Never underestimate the power of women. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to.”
“Sweet Briar is a place that enables women to mature into intellectually fierce, well-spoken individuals who are able to shine outside of the College’s campus.”
Kara Moore is a fundraising, special events and marketing specialist. She serves as the managing director of global philanthropy and engagement for Bloomberg, a media company dedicated to delivering real-time business and financial information to decision-makers around the world. Kara advances the vision of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.
The National Gallery of Art is home to some 4,000 sculptures, pieces of antique furniture, porcelain, painted enamels and other objects of art. As assistant curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Washington, D.C., museum, Emily Pegues shapes exhibitions and research works that date from 5th century BC to the Renaissance to the modern era.
Leah Solivan has 15 years of experience building and creating technology products that have reached millions of people around the globe. She started her career at IBM as a software engineer in the software group, working on Lotus Notes and Domino. In 2008, Solivan founded TaskRabbit, the leading on-demand service marketplace in the world.
Céleste has participated in programs and held posts at museums throughout the world. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Céleste has deepened her knowledge of art history and introduced audiences to fine art.
Alumnae Relations and Development Office
PO Box 1057, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
The alumnae relations and development office connects alumnae, friends and supporters to Sweet Briar College. We facilitate engagement, philanthropy, volunteer opportunities, events and communication. When you come home to campus, be sure to visit us in the Boxwood Alumnae House.