Dana Hall graduates include best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, trail-blazing scientists, Olympic athletes and Emmy-award winning actresses. Our alumnae dream big and sail far. See what some of them have accomplished.
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Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein '86
Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein '86 is the daughter of Princess Muna al-Hussein and King Hussein. Al Hussien is a strong supporter of women’s rights and continues making strides on behalf of women in Jordan.
Margaret Boles Fitzgerald '73, P04 is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In 1992, Fitzgerald was named one of Boston's ten outstanding leaders.
Nina Garcia '83 is a best-selling author, journalist and style expert. She is the current Creative Director at Marie Claire magazine and a judge on Project Runway. Previously, Garcia worked at Elle Magazine for 17 years. Garcia has appeared as a fashion expert on Good Morning America and The Today Show.
Dr. Susan Hamant Hou '64 made history in 2002 when she became the first U.S. physician to donate a kidney to an unrelated patient. Dr. Hou is also one of the co-founders of a community medical clinic located in the rain forest in eastern Bolivia.
Carol Cadwgan Lavell '61 is a world renowned dressage equestrian. As a member of the 1992 United States Olympic Equestrian Team, Lavell won a team bronze medal in dressage in Barcelona, Spain. Lavell was recognized in 1990 and 1992 as the US Olympic Committees Female Athletic of the Year.
Sharon Olds ‘60 is a world-renowned poet who received the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry Stag’s Leap in 2013. In 2012, Olds was the first female American poet to win the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.
Mary (Maizie) Cameron Sanford '48 and her family have a rich history with Hawaii's pineapple and real estate ventures. Sanford is the Director Emeritus of the Maui Land and Pineapple Company, and the retired Chairman and President of Maui Publishing Company.
Hillary Bailey Smith '75 is an Emmy-winning actress and producer who performed in theater, film and television. From 1992-2009, Smith portrayed the character Nora Hanen Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live.
Karen Wennbergh Stives '68 is an equestrian Olympic medalist. Stives was the first woman to win an individual Olympic three-day event medal. Dana Hall's equestrian center now bears her name: The Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center.
Latanya Sweeney ‘77 is the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Trade Commission, Harvard faculty member, and a world renowned computer scientist. Sweeney was the first African American woman at MIT to receive her PhD in Computer Science.
Zoe Timms '93 founded the Women's Education Project, which makes higher education accessible to young women living in poverty worldwide by putting in place financial, academic and social support structures.
Cynthia Irving Voigt '59 is an award-winning young adult fiction writer. For more than 20 years Voigt was a classroom teacher, which served as an inspiration for her to write stories for school-age children.
Alexandra Wentworth '83 is an actress, comedian, writer and producer. Wentworth's most notable television roles and appearances include: In Living Color, Seinfeld, Felicity, Blue Bloods and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her film appearances include: Jerry Maguire, Office Space and It's Complicated.
"Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."