The Young Alumnae of the Year Honor is awarded to a graduate from the last 10 years who has made significant achievements and contributions to her community, school, and profession. Emily Meyer ’15, the first-ever recipient of this award, has exemplified what it means to be part of the Carondelet Sisterhood, even beyond her time in high school.
Since her time at Carondelet where she participated in athletics, clubs, and high academic prowess, she has carried with her a legacy of faith, heart, and courage.
Her bravery and drive has taken her all the way to Copenhagen, Denmark to pursue Masters degree in Security & Risk Management.
A reflection from Emily:
I am so excited to receive this award. My time at Carondelet had a major impact on how I see the world, instilling in me values of open-mindedness and self-empowerment.
My participation in Carondelet’s Model United Nations’ club ignited my passion for international relations and security issues. This passion was nurtured in my college experience, leading me to deciding to move across the world in 2019 to pursue a MSc in Security Risk Management at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Here, I have been able to work across all different aspects of security, ranging from conflict resolution to intelligence and cybersecurity.
This program has led me to one of the most impactful things I have done with my life, working for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, a business network dedicated to fighting corruption in the global shipping industry. Through my work here, I am part of a team whose whole goal is to make the maritime world a safer place.
I really think that the importance Carondelet put on supporting those most vulnerable has led to a prevailing sense of responsibility for increasing safety and security throughout the world.
Thank you so much for this honor. I am so grateful to be recognized and thankful to my family for their constant love and support.