Once a Burke's girl, always a Burke's girl. And the Burke's girls that we have sent out into the world for more than 110 years have gone on to do amazing things. Our alumnae community includes bestselling authors, leaders in finance and medicine, barrier-breaking artists and performers, and the only female executive in Major League Baseball. Learn more about several of our outstanding alumnae below and on the homepage for our Alumnae Mentorship Network.

List of 6 news stories.

  • Eileen Gu ’17

    Eileen Gu ’17 is likely the youngest alumna we have ever profiled in Burke’s Magazine, but this is the time to learn her name — if you don’t already know it. While studying at Burke’s, Eileen won nine USASA age division and open class national contests in Colorado between April 2013 and April 2018.
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  • Katie Hultquist '88

    Living the Burke’s mission since her own days on campus, Katie Hultquist ’88 knows the importance of educating, encouraging, and empowering girls. She also lives by the second sentence of the Burke's mission: “Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.” 
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  • Corinne Rocca ’89

    As an epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, Corinne researches the many facets of pregnancy and contraception around the world.
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  • Lauren Markham ’97

    When it comes to empowered Burke’s alumnae, there may not be anyone who fits the bill better than Lauren Markham ’97. An accomplished writer, Lauren has taken on such tough topics as climate change and migration in publications from Harper’s and The Atlantic to VICE and Mother Jones.
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  • Nancy Hellman Bechtle ’55

    No matter what else you do, Nancy Hellman Bechtle ’55 has some advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the midst of dealing with some pretty big stuff, including a diagnosis of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease, and serving as the Head of the Presidio Trust during a tumultuous period in its history, Nancy has done her best to live that motto.
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  • Sierra Trees '08

    It took her a few years to get there, but Sierra Trees ’08 has made the move toward working in education — and now has some experience at Burke’s under her belt! This past winter, she worked closely with Lower School theatre specialist Nancy Gold to stage the second-grade play, which dovetailed with her own love for the arts.
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College Destinations

In addition to the impressive list of high schools our graduates attend, here are some of the esteemed and varied colleges and universities to which Burke's alumnae have matriculated over the last five years.

American University
Barnard College
Berklee College of Music
Bowdoin College
Boston College
Brown University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Davidson College
Duke University
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Saint Mary's College of California
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
The New School
Trinity College
Tulane University
United States Military Academy
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.


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