Meet our Alums/Success Stories
- Mia Simon '11
- Gabriela Sotomayor '10
- Bonnie Acosta '12
- Savannah Johnson '14
- Anna Haschert '14
- Annette Englehart '10
- Ayanna Williams '04
Mia Simon ’11 attended the University of Maryland as a College Park Scholar where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in leadership studies. She held internships at Voice of America and the British Broadcasting Company. After working for the BBC in New York City last summer, she helped to jump-start the BBC Campus program and was offered a writing position with the Travel Section of BBC.com for the duration of her senior year.
On campus, she worked for WMUC Sports Radio, Unwind Magazine, Capital News Service and Stories Beneath the Shell, which she co-founded with five other journalism seniors. Aside from journalism, she was actively involved with the Alternative Breaks program, and was a member of the College Park Scholars’ Media, Self and Society cohort.
Gabriela Sotomayor ‘10, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in August 2014. Gabriela recently earned her Master of Education in Special Education with teaching certifications in Early Childhood Special Education and Severe Disabilities from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2016.
"When my parents and I were looking at potential high schools, Seton was the best and perfect fit for me because it was the whole package. There are challenging courses, exceptional teachers and faculty, winning sports teams, fantastic arts programs, clubs for just about every kind of person and interest, an active faith life through retreats and liturgies, and above all, a loving community of sisters. The Seton community is unique in that everyone feels safe, welcome, and is able to find "home." I am very grateful to have graduated from a high school that both nurtured and challenged me, provided me with opportunities to learn, collaborate, and grow with my peers, and has blessed me with some of the most meaningful bonds of sisterhood I could have ever imagined."
Bonnie Acosta graduated from Elizabeth Seton in 2012 and received a full academic scholarship to attend Cornell University to study Atmospheric Sciences. Before attending Cornell, she did not have direct exposure to meteorology except through subjects that she studied at Seton, like calculus and physics. She has had the privilege of being one of the weather observers at the official weather station for Ithaca, NY and is the Social Chair for the Cornell Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (CCAMS).
At Seton, Bonnie was a member of the Latinas Club, Scholars Club, National Honor Society and Ambassadors Club.
Savannah Johnson '14 received an academic scholarship to attend Brown University and is currently studying Materials Science and Engineering. She is also a member of the Women’s Basketball team and a 2nd year student engineer intern at the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission, working in the division of Small modular reactors helping to advance the novel technology.
"I can honestly say that I have been more than prepared for the best of both collegiate academics and athletics. In addition to academic and athletic preparation, Seton also provides opportunities that allow for its students to be as well rounded as possible, whether it be different clubs or even international travel."
Anna Haschert '14 is currently a Midshipman in the United States Naval Academy Class of 2018 where she is pursuing a degree in Ocean Engineering with a minor in Russian. She is also a member of the Varsity Women's Track and Field team and several clubs including the Catholic Midshipmen Club, Catholic Daughters of America, Russian Studies Club, and Italian-American Club. She has spent her second summer with the Navy attached to a ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and offshore sailing from Annapolis, Maryland to Rockport, Massachusetts.
"The factor that made a huge difference in my high school experience was the all-girls environment. While a little strange at first, the absence of boys in the classroom truly allowed me to grow in confidence and assume leadership positions. The love and support flowing from the faculty and staff as well as my fellow classmates truly made a difference. This foundation will lead to a lifetime of greatness; just look at some of my fellow alumnae. We have given countless young women the courage and the power to pursue their dreams and the potential to change the world as doctors, teachers, CEOs, rocket scientists, engineers, lawyers, professional athletes, and women of God."
Annette attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she was a Center of Women and Technology Scholar. She is the recipient of the Mechanical Engineering Department Leadership Award and held internships with GE Healthcare and GE Transportation. Currently, she is an Applications Engineer with Baltimore Aircoil Company in Jessup, MD.
“I absolutely loved being involved at Seton! I sang in Chorale and was an officer with Tri-M. I was in NHS, Scholars, and an SGA class officer. I played tennis and was co-captain my junior and senior years. I was also privileged to attend the Anti-Defamation League's National Youth Conference. Before I graduated, I had the amazing opportunity to go on Encounter, which I recommend to all students! I am now on the Seton LEAD Advisory Board, specifically helping with the mentoring program.”
Ayanna attended Colgate University where she graduated cum laude and with honors in Geography. She received several leadership and academic awards, including being named a Cobb Fellow during her senior year. In 2010, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and in 2012 she was appointed to Colgate University’s Board of Trustees and served for three years as a young alumni trustee. Ayanna graduated from Emory University with a Master of Public Health in Health Policy in 2014 and is now a Research Consultant at the Lewin Group
"Seton was the first place where I experienced high academic standards and was held to them by my teachers, advisors, and coaches. I learned my work ethic from Seton and learned that I was expected to be a leader in whatever activity and field that I chose. Seton is a wonderful place for young women to study, but more importantly it's a wonderful place for a young woman to grow as a citizen, a leader, and a friend."