Welcome, Alumnae/i!

For almost a century, Concord Academy alumnae/i have been bound together by a love of learning, service to others, and a proud legacy of advocacy. With more than 5,800 CA graduates living around the globe, we are a small but powerful community and our connections to CA and each other span both distance and time. 

As someone who attended CA, you are automatically a member of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association, a group that serves as a primary link to fellow alumnae/i as well as current students and school developments. We strive to ensure CA remains present and relevant in all stages of your life.

Recently, we refreshed the CA Alumnae/i Association mission statement to better reflect our goals and purpose.

The Alumnae/i Association fosters lifelong connections between Concord Academy and its alumnae/i community. The Association facilitates meaningful opportunities to preserve and promote a love of learning, service to others, and a commitment to diverse perspective and backgrounds. Through involvement in the life of the school, within the community, and through service to the greater world, the Association strives to renew and affirm the core values instilled while at CA.

Our days in Concord were unique, and we invite you to remain involved or re-engage in the life of the school— sharing your professional experiences with CA students, attending regional alumnae/i events, serving on your reunion committee, and supporting the school’s Annual Fund are just a few of the many opportunities open to you.

Please also be sure to read our monthly alumnae/i newsletter, send in class notes for the magazine, update your contact information, and stay up to date on all things CA via Facebook, Instagram and CA@100. The voices of alumnae/i are of critical importance as we approach CA’s centennial in 2022, and we look forward to collaborating with you to bring the Alumnae/i Association mission alive in innovative, creative and exciting ways.

Karen McAlmon ’75
President of the CA Alumnae/i Association

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2020-21 Alumnae/i Steering Committee

The Alumnae/i Steering Committee spearheads different alumnae/i initiatives and activities across a wide variety of areas such as Community and Equity, the Joan Shaw Herman award, the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, and the Alumnae/i Admissions Network. They serve as ambassadors, thought partners, galvanizers, and cheerleaders in all that they do for CA. Thank you all for your important work  we are grateful for your leadership and love for our great school.

Karen McAlmon ’75

Karen McAlmon ’75

President

Jennifer Beal ’79,  P’12

Jennifer Beal ’79, P’12

Co-Chair, New England Regional Committee

Trelane Clark ’92, P’22

Trelane Clark ’92, P’22

Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Community & Equity Committee

Noah Fisk ’93

Noah Fisk ’93

Co-Chair, New York Area Regional Committee

Gabe Greenberg ’98

Gabe Greenberg ’98

Co-Chair, New York Area Regional Committee

Eliza Grossman ’17

Eliza Grossman ’17

Co-Chair, CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) Committee

Dat Le ’06

Dat Le ’06

Co-Chair, CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) Committee

Michael Lichtenstein ’94

Michael Lichtenstein ’94

Chair, Class Secretary Program

Matt McCahill ’95

Matt McCahill ’95

Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Committee

Laura McConaghy ’01

Laura McConaghy ’01

Ex-officio committee member (Past President)

Becca Miller ’14

Becca Miller ’14

Co-Chair, CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) Committee

Eric Nguyen ’00

Eric Nguyen ’00

Chair, Alumnae/i Admissions Network

Miriam Perez-Putnam ’12

Miriam Perez-Putnam ’12

Co-Chair, CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) Committee

Nella Rasic ’09

Nella Rasic ’09

Co-Chair, New England Regional Committee

Paolo Sanchez ’14

Paolo Sanchez ’14

Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Community & Equity Committee

Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05

Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05

Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Committee

Kate Rea Schmitt ’62, P’88

Kate Rea Schmitt ’62, P’88

Chair, Joan Shaw Herman Award Selection Committee

Ollie Longo '21

Ollie Longo '21

Senior Representative

Shreya Patel '21

Shreya Patel '21

Senior Representative

Emily Shih '21

Emily Shih '21

Senior Representative

Alumnae/i News

2021 Hall Fellow Mallika Chopra ’89 Grounds the CA Community in Living with Intention

CA’s 2021 Hall Fellow, entrepreneur, author, and public speaker Mallika Chopra ’89, spoke about her personal journey and her experience teaching meditation and speaking about living with intention, balance, and purpose. As part of the Centennial Hall Fellow series, she shared a brief meditative practice — a simple yet powerful tool for charting a course according to our deepest desires and values.

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CA Environmental Symposium Features Audrey Lin ’19, an Alumna Fighting the Climate Crisis with the Sunrise Movement

Advocacy was the topic of this year’s Environmental Symposium, a one-semester evening course open to all Concord Academy Students. On January 14, the speaker in the final lecture in the three-part series was Audrey Lin ’19, who walked students through the advocacy approach of the Sunrise Movement, organized by young people to stop climate change and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process.

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Lunch and Learn with Caroline Griswold Short ’06, Director of Programming at Generation Hope

On December 11, hosted by CA’s Social Justice Club, Caroline Griswold Short ’06 spoke with around 30 community members as part of CA’s Lunch and Learn series, a new opportunity in the 2020–21 school year for Concord Academy alumnae/i to connect with current students and share their expertise. Short spoke about her work as the director of programing at Generation Hope, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that helps teen parents earn college degrees while also helping prepare their children for kindergarten.

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Katherine Lauriat Saunders ’96: A CA Alumna Oversees Patient Nutrition During the Pandemic

Kate Lauriat Saunders ’96 directs clinical nutrition for the two campuses of the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.. As COVID-19 cases surged in the state this spring, she also assumed oversight of food services at the temporary field hospital set up in the city’s convention center. The pandemic has posed some unique challenges for making sure patients are getting the nutrition they need to recover from serious illness.

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2020 Reunion: Virtual Format, Meaningful Connections

Although the Covid-19 pandemic prevented Concord Academy alumnae/i from returning to campus, it did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm for reconnecting with classmates, faculty and staff, and fellow CA graduates as part of the school’s first Virtual Reunion. More than 225 alumnae/i joined via videoconference as CA hosted three special reunion programs, the annual Alumnae/i Association Assembly, and 13 virtual class gatherings for reunion classes over four days in early June.

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The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

The dizzying rate at which AI is being adopted, mostly behind the scenes, has meant that wariness has accompanied increasing public awareness. In this article, four CA alumnae/i discuss the technology’s potential, as well as the urgency of considering human outcomes and unintended consequences as it develops.

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Naomi Ko ’91, P’21: Treatment for the Whole Person

Growing up in an immigrant household, Naomi Ko ’91, P’21 observed what it meant to her Chinese-born parents to be American: hard work and a steadfast commitment to integrating into American culture. As a senior at Concord Academy, Ko took a class with Kevin Jennings called American Culture and Identity.

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Ben Mirin ’06: Listening to the More-than-Human World

A scientist, artist, educator, presenter, and National Geographic Explorer, Ben Mirin ’06 travels the globe recording animal sounds for research, which he also samples to make music that inspires conservation. In addition to creating and hosting the digital and television series Wild Beats on National Geographic Kids and Nat Geo Wild, he is a graduate research fellow of the National Science Foundation and a graduate student at Cornell University.

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