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The Power of One

Hometown
Staten Island, N.Y.

What she did at Holy Cross
“I was an orientation leader, campus tour guide, political science major and member of the Honors Program. I was also active in campus ministry as a leader of the lectors and as a lay presider at prayer services. During my junior year, I participated in the Washington Semester Program.”

The impact it had 
“Holy Cross was my introduction to the way of St. Ignatius Loyola. I remember my first day at Holy Cross hearing the invitation at the Mass of the Holy Spirit to be a ‘woman for others.’ I look back on that as a graced moment, part of a call to live an adult life of depth, purpose and authenticity.”

The working life
“I am a corporate attorney at J.P. Morgan Asset Management where I advise on alternative investments such as hedge funds and private equity funds. I’m challenged every day—to grow as a leader and professional, to provide sound advice to my clients, to find balance with my personal life.”

Memorable Holy Cross moments:

“Semi-formals, meals at Kimball, late evening Masses, living and laughing in Hanselman, Dinand study sessions, discovering the Internet, the Spiritual Exercises retreat, pausing to take in the view from the Hill.”

Why she stays connected to Holy Cross
“Gratitude—for my excellent liberal arts education, for the lifelong friendships I developed at Holy Cross, for the values the College cultivates and upholds. My appreciation for the College has only increased over time, as I’ve come to realize what a wonderful gift Holy Cross has been in my life.”

Why she believes in Holy Cross
“Holy Cross believes in me! As a student, Holy Cross provided me with opportunities to grow in wholeness—intellectually, socially, spiritually. In the years that have followed, I’ve stayed involved as a recent graduate member of the Board of Trustees in 1998-2000 and as co-chair of the Gift Committee for my 10-year reunion. I’ve met Holy Cross alumni, some of whom have become dear friends, in my professional life, at alumni events and through my involvement at St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan and the Contemplative Leaders in Action program of the Jesuit Collaborative. I am consistently inspired and humbled by the intelligent, thoughtful, generous and kind Holy Cross graduates I encounter.”

Why she gives to Holy Cross
“Holy Cross impressed on me God’s call to cultivate our gifts and talents and share them generously. In his baccalaureate address, Rev. Joseph LaBran, S.J., ’38 offered this message to my graduating class: ‘… honors and success alone do not bring happiness; only by sharing these with others do we find true joy.’