Welcome to the Alumnae Mentorship Network! This initiative is designed to connect Burke's graduates with other alumnae in their career fields of interest.

On February 1, Burke's Alumnae Mentorship Network officially launched with its first event - an evening of networking featuring a panel of amazing alumnae speakers. It was a special night full of new and renewed connections, inspiring dialogue, and practical advice. See a few photos here!

Join the Burke's Alumnae Mentorship Network by filling out the form linked at right—participate in mentoring, connect with fellow graduates, broaden your network, and attend more terrific events!

Questions? Email mentorship@kdbs.org. And below, learn about what just a few of our incredible alumnae members are doing now.

Medicine & Health Services

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  • Erica Eshoo '91

    After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Biopsychology and a minor in Exercise Science, Erica knew she wanted to persue a career in health/wellness/medicine, yet wasn't quite sure what that would be. She first obtained a medical assistant certificate and worked in a private orthopedic office. It was there that she decided to go into nursing, so she opted to get her Masters in Nursing as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the University of San Francisco. She is now a family nurse practitioner. "I have my dream job as an N.P. in orthopaedics at San Francisco General Hospital, where I have been a nurse since 2006, and in my current role as an NP since 2008," she says. She is a certified wound care nurse, with a subspecialty in diabetic wound care, and she treats and manages a challenging population stricken with mental illnesses, substance use, and marginal housing. 

Business & Finance

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  • Dayle Hochman Burnes '87

    Dayle Hochman Burnes is the COO of Western Region Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley. Her banking career spans nearly 25 years on both coasts in client-facing and management roles alike. Dayle has had the pleasure of working for many great organizations, including Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co. and Robertson Stephens.

    Dayle holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as well as a MBA from Columbia Business School. Above all, she is the proud mother of her three inordinately busy children, Jack, Brad and Tayte.
  • Kimberly Fullerton '77e

    Kimberly Fullerton is an attorney and a member of Spencer Stuart’s Legal, Compliance and Regulatory and Human Resources practices. She has more than 19 years of executive search experience. Kimberly leads general counsel, chief compliance officer, and chief human resource officer searches, as well as senior-level legal and human resources assignments across multiple industries, including technology, consumer goods, healthcare, industrial and financial services. Kimberly has also conducted high-level business and corporate development and licensing searches for a variety of technology companies. Her clients include publicly held corporations as well as private equity and venture-backed companies.

    Kimberly graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Nonprofit & Philanthropy

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  • Stina Skewes-Cox Trainor '96

    As a firm believer that educating, encouraging, and empowering girls carries beyond the campus of Burke's, Stina has spent her career in roles that impact communities and lift up those most vulnerable. After completing a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from GWU in 2006, Stina joined the office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi where she grew from Scheduler, to Special Assistant, to Outreach Manager in the San Francisco office, and, finally, Director of Advance in her Washington, D.C. leadership office. From the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to the Affordable Care Act, Stina had a front row seat to major legislative accomplishments supporting women and families.
     
    In 2013, she joined Congressman Hakeem Jeffries office in Brooklyn, N.Y. as District Chief of Staff, continuing her passion connecting constituents with their representatives in government. In 2014, she joined the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Ambassador Samantha Power. As an Obama White House political appointee, she was honored to represent this country in a multilateral, diplomatic setting.
     
    In 2016, Stina left the federal government to join the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is dedicated to reducing inequalities around the globe. She currently works as part of the Gender Equality and Family Planning team in support of Global Policy and Advocacy.
     
    She lives with her husband and young daughter in New York City.

Marketing

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  • Lisa Stewart McKnight '82

    Lisa McKnight serves as Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, Mattel, a role she has held since 2016. In this role, Lisa leads a global team focused on brand strategy, product development and marketing execution for Barbie. She has been instrumental in evolving the brand to make it more relevant and compelling to girls and parents around the world, leading to consistently improved retail sales and deeper consumer engagement.

    Lisa has spoken at many conferences, including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Fast Company Innovation Festival, WFA Global Marketer Conference, Most Contagious Summit, Brand Innovators and Bentonville Film Festival. She is also the 2016 recipient of AdWeek’s Brand Genius Award, and serves on the Boards of MAKERS Women and the Toy Industry Association Foundation.

    She resides in Los Angeles with her husband Bill and their two daughters.
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