Speakers and Visiting Experts

In addition to expert faculty, St. Catherine's students learn from a wide variety of visiting experts and speakers. These guests speak to students, work in small classroom groups, and share their experiences and passions. Female role models inspire girls to consider their own futures and to learn that anything is possible.

Recent visiting experts have included:
  • Ellen Stofan, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of NASA (pictured above)
  • Sophie Milam ‘95, Director of Nutrition Assistance and Budget Policy, Feeding America
  • Teresa Sullivan, Ph.D., President, University of Virginia
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Astronaut (first American woman to walk in space), Oceanographer, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administrator
  • Mae Shields, Civil Rights activist 
  • Tucker Carrington, Director of the Mississippi Innocence Project 
  • Jessica Yellin, Reporter, CNN, ABC, WTVT-Tampa, MSNBC, CFN-Orlando, TK
  • Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography/Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Courtney Page Ferrell '92, Creativity Consultant
  • Megan Grassell, Founder of Yellowberry
  • Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., VCU Department of Electrical and Computer Education and School of Education
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code
  • Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Global Ambassador of the Malala Fund
  • Maggie Doyne, 2015 CNN Hero of the Year and founder of Kopila Valley School and Home in Nepal
  • Carol Quillen, Ph.D., President, Davidson College 
  • Ali Krieger, U.S. Women's Soccer 
  • Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author
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