Katina Sawyer

Class of 2003

Katina Sawyer

Katina Sawyer, Class of 2003, has been selected as one of the recipients of 2017 Philadelphia Business Journal Top 40 under 40 Recognition Award. In order to be considered for this recognition, nominees were judged based on their career growth and success, community involvement, leadership ability and their influence and impact in the region regarding either public policy or on quality of life.  Upon graduation, Katina received her B.A. from Villanova University in Psychology, and her
Ph.D from Penn State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Women’s Studies.
Katina currently holds the position as Assistant Professor of Psychology, Graduate Programs in Human Resources Development at Villanova University.

Danielle Schroeder

Class of 2012

Danielle Schroeder

Danielle Schroeder, B.S./M.S. Civil Engineering student, is in her fifth and final year at Drexel University. This past October at National Society of Women Engineers Conference, Danielle won the Outstanding Collegiate Member award which is the highest award given at the collegiate level. A maximum of 10 awards are given annually to collegiates from across the nation. As described on SWE’s website, the award is “Bestowed upon SWE collegiate members with at least two years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus.” Danielle was specifically honored for her dedication and leadership at the section and region levels of the Society, for her commitment to supporting engineering students, and for her academic achievements and community engagement. Danielle was nominated by members of the Philadelphia SWE Chapter and was featured in national SWE’s most recent Magazine and in the program booklet for the Celebrate SWE event.

Photo: Danielle receiving her award from National Society of Women Engineers President, Jessica Rannow.

Miriam Enriquez McDivitt

Class of 1997

Miriam Enriquez McDivitt

Since graduating from SBA, Miriam attended George Mason University and graduated with a BA in History and Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies. She then attended the The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law on a full tuition scholarship.
In January of 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Miriam as Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Prior to joining the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Miriam served as City Councilman-at-Large Dennis M. O’Brien’s Director of Legislation and Policy where she was instrumental in crafting and passing many pieces of legislation to improve the lives of Philadelphia residents including landmark legislation to protect immigration services consumers in the City. This legislation has since served as a model for other jurisdictions in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas.
Prior to her work on City Council, Miriam served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for seven years. She advocated for countless victims and successfully prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, impacting every city neighborhood. Miriam was a pioneer prosecutor in the Gun Violence Task Force, where she fought tirelessly against gun trafficking in Philadelphia.
Miriam married her husband in 2008 and they have three daughters (5 1/2) (4) (18 months).

Meghera Bunch

Class of 2012

Meghera Bunch graduated this May from the La Salle University Honors Program with highest honors. Meghera was named the James A. Finnegan Memorial Award recipient for 2016. The award is given to a member of the graduating class who best exemplifies the values of Judeo-Christian social justice and shows the most promise of applying those ideals in a governmental, legal, or political career. Meghera will be attending Temple University Beasley School of Law beginning in August 2016 on a full scholarship.

Kristen Junod

Class of 2004

Kristen graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in May of 2015 and recently passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. She has worked for the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of General Counsel since November of 2013.

Katie Breen

Class of 2011

Katie Breen

In 2015, Katie served as Producer, Director, and Editor of the documentary, American Dream.
American Dream took a young man with loads of promise, though who seemed to have lost a bit of hunger, and gave him an opportunity to test his credence and challenge his perspective. Taken to a random city and given $25 cash, he had 30 days to live his version of the American Dream.
The documentary was recently accepted to the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA.
More information about the film can be found at: www.americandreamdocumentary.com
Katie is now living, working and on the hunt for more stories to tell by way of documentary film in Raleigh, NC.

Elizabeth Folger

Class of 2009

Elizabeth Folger

As a director of the Archdiocesan Girls and Boys Choir of Philadelphia, Liz led the choir in several events during the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit.  These events included the Thursday morning Mass for the Laity, on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica as Pope Francis arrived, and in the Sunday Mass on the Parkway. The attached picture is of Liz with the choir, Co-Director, Michael Zubert, and Father. G. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica.


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