Notable Alumnae/i

We are proud of our graduates. They go on to create companies, develop medical breakthroughs, and make music and art that engages our intellect and imagination.


Below are just some of the CA alumnae/i who have gone on to shape the world in which we all live.

  • Alexandra Berzon ’97, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Drew Gilpin Faust ’64, president, Harvard University, author of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
  • Tom First ’85, cofounder, Nantucket Nectars and O Beverages
  • Peter Fisher ’74, managing director and cohead of Fixed Income, BlackRock; former Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury
  • Julia Glass ’74, author of I See You Everywhere, The Whole World Over, and Three Junes
  • Larry Goldings ’86, Grammy-nominated keyboardist
  • Jody Heymann ’77, AIDS research pioneer, global health and social policy advocate
  • Helen Hobbs ’70, Director of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (UT Southwestern) and research pioneer
  • Sebastian Junger ’80, journalist and author of A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm
  • Lucy McFadden ’70, planetary scientist, NASA investigator, University of Maryland Department of Astronomy
  • David Michaelis ’75, biographer, Schulz and Peanuts, N.C. Wyeth
  • Susan Minot ’74, author of Evening, Folly, Lust & Other Stories, Monkeys, Rapture, and Poems 4 A.M; screenwriter for Stealing Beauty
  • Her Majesty Queen Noor ’69, humanitarian, peace advocate
  • Sarah Pillsbury ’74, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer
  • Julia Preston ’69, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Hilary Price ’87, syndicated cartoonist, “Rhymes with Orange”
  • Richard Read ’75, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg ’75, author and editor
  • Matt Taibbi ’87, Rolling Stone columnist, National Magazine Award winner
  • Anne Gaud Tinker ’63, former director, Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives initiative