Once a Burke's girl, always a Burke's girl. And the Burke's girls that we have sent out into the world for 108 years have gone on to do amazing things. That group 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.

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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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  • Camille Hampton '94

    Looking to get in contact with other Burke’s graduates in your field? Then Camille Hampton ’94 has the solution for you. As the force behind Burke’s new Alumnae Mentorship Network, she is passionate about connecting professional women for everyone’s benefit. (Learn more at kdbs.org/mentorship!) 
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  • Catharine “Katie” Clark ’81

    If you spend any time in the growing DoReMi arts district in San Francisco (named for the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and the Mission), you might have seen Catharine Clark ’81’s name on her eponymous art gallery on Utah Street. She opened the space in 1991, and in the 26 years since then, she has exhibited more than 200 shows and written numerous catalogs and books.
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  • Jean Afterman '75

    At the moment, Jean Afterman ’75 holds a position that no other woman does: the Assistant General Manager of a Major League Baseball team. She has served in that capacity for the New York Yankees, where she’s also a Senior Vice President, since December 2001.
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  • Lynn Bunim '64

    After graduating from high school at Burke’s, Lynn Bunim ’64 went to UC Berkeley. She recalls: “What a shock it was to go from a girls’ school with 30 in my graduating class to UC with nearly 30,000 students on campus!” 
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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
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