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 5 news stories.

  • Jennifer Egan ’76e

    Jennifer Egan’s new novel, The Candy House, a sibling to A Visit From the Goon Squad, was published in April 2022, and is on numerous Best of 2022 lists including Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and NPR and was chosen as one of President Obama’s favorite books of the year.
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  • M. Leona Godin ’86

    M. Leona Godin ’86 (pronounced like French sculptor Rodin) is a blind writer, performer, educator, and author of There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness (Pantheon, 2021).
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  • Mary Ann Jones ’75e

    Mary Ann Jones ’75e is the CEO at Westside Community Services here in San Francisco and has her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has championed the care, mental and physical health, and well-being of those living in low-income and underrepresented communities. 
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  • Sabrina Kivitz Braham '87

    Sabrina Kivitz Braham '87 had a winding journey to becoming a pediatrician. After a high school internship for California Senator Barbara Boxer when she was in Congress, Sabrina briefly entertained a career in law. After graduating from Georgetown, where she studied English Literature, she worked in finance with a focus on pharmaceutical stocks. She started to notice that every time she went to a medical conference she was more interested in the patients and the medicine than the economics. 
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  • Kathleen Robbins ’09

    At first look, you might not know that Kathleen Robbins ‘09 spends her days supporting and providing information to F-16 fighter pilots. Yes, you read that correctly, Kathleen is an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force.
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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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