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Alumnae Stories

Every student who passes through Carondelet leaves an impression on our school. And when they leave Carondelet, they’re ready to leave their mark on the world. Here are some of the journeys our alumnae have taken.

  • Amanda Paustian ’02

    Saving lives and breaking stereotypes

    Amanda Paustian ’02

    Saving lives and breaking stereotypes

    Amanda Paustian ?02 & son
  • Julia Cunniffe ’15

    Biofuels and Bioeconomy

    Julia Cunniffe ’15

    Biofuels and Bioeconomy

    Julia Cunniffe ?15
  • Karen Bowen Edmonson ’91

    A trip decades in the making

    Karen Bowen Edmonson ’91

    A trip decades in the making

    Karen Bowen Edmonson in Japan.
  • Danielle Manifold ’11

    Chase your dreams

    Danielle Manifold ’11

    Chase your dreams

    Danielle Manifold ?11
  • Leah Payne ’08

    Empowering women in the sports industry

    Leah Payne ’08

    Empowering women in the sports industry

    Leah Payne ?08
  • Geline Mascardo ’18

    A future changemaker

    Geline Mascardo ’18

    A future changemaker

    Geline Mascardo ?18
  • Nancy O’Malley ’71

    Meet Carondelet’s Board of Trustee President and the trail she blazed back.

    Nancy O’Malley ’71

    Meet Carondelet’s Board of Trustee President and the trail she blazed back.

  • Trish Vega ’14

    To be rooted in heart, faith, courage and excellence is to know God.

    Trish Vega ’14

    To be rooted in heart, faith, courage and excellence is to know God.

  • Shannon Farnham Hunt ’93

    Carondelet cultivated a deep sense of community

    Shannon Farnham Hunt ’93

    Carondelet cultivated a deep sense of community

    Shannon Farnham Hunt ?93

 

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Finding my Authentic Self

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Month, Jennifer spoke with freshmen and sophomore classes about her experiences growing up as a Native American woman and how she “found her authentic self.”

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Heart of Healthcare

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. How one nurse found her calling in caring and advocating for those battling cancer and encourages everyone to be proactive about their health.

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2020 Cal Poly Winemaker of the Year

Lila Mague ’18

A summer lacrosse camp at Fresno State was the first time she heard about a major in Viticulture. She was drawn to the idea of blending science and creativity in a major that provides lots of opportunities in the wine industry. She is already making a name for herself! 

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Artist turned Entrepreneur at 21

MacKenzie ‘Mac’ Baker ’16

Artist turned entrepreneur, Mac is advancing the role of Women In Technology.  At 21, she co-founded her first company - Nomi, a software application for the restaurant industry.

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A Future Changemaker

Geline Mascardo ’18

My passions—numbers and innovation—both began at Carondelet. Currently, a Data Science major at UC Berkeley, those experiences truly shaped me into the student that I am and empowered me to pursue these fields as a career. 

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Ven a Ver Trip inspired a love of politics

In her junior year at Carondelet, a Ven a Ver trip to Washington, DC inspired her love of politics and her passion to helping our neighbors in need. Now a rising junior studying International Affairs, a spring internship at the Capitol allowed her to truly understand the legislative and voting processes.

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