Meet Our Alumnae

Susannah Meyer

Susannah Meyer '15

The tight-knit, girls’ school environment that Hewitt fostered around me for 13 years gave me the confidence and drive I've needed to pursue my interests without hesitation, stay curious and open-minded, and prevent gender barriers from blocking my goals.

Susannah Meyer '15 is majoring in computer science at Stanford as a member of the class of 2019. She has held software engineering internships at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Bloomberg LP, and Facebook. At Stanford, Susannah is the webmaster and technical team lead of the student publication The Stanford Daily and will begin research at the university's virtual reality lab this fall. While at Hewitt, Susannah served on the Community Service Board, edited The Hewitt Times, and led audio work for the theater technical crew. She was a runner-up for the prestigious Award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women and Information Technology in 2014.

Sofia Caballero Stafford

Sofia Caballero Stafford '13

Hewitt showed me the value of seeking achievement not for achievement's sake alone, but because living a life of consequence, and recognizing that my actions, whether positive or negative, intentional or unintentional, impact the lives of others. I am discovering the ways in which my actions can contribute to making the world a better place.”

Sofia Caballero Stafford ’13 studied Global Health and Cultural Anthropology at Duke, earning her AB in 2017. In 2016, her team won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Duke STEAM Challenge to fund the development of "Pocket Counselor: Health in Hand," a mobile application designed to help task-shift mental health counseling to lay practitioners in Kenya. Sofia also found purpose in her internship with USAID working on the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. After graduation, she moved to D.C. and is currently working at USAID through the Global Health Fellows-II program. While at Hewitt, Sofia initiated what would become a multi-year partnership with GirlUp, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation and a community of nearly half a million passionate student advocates focused on girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

Dr. Raygine DiAquoi

Dr. Raygine DiAquoi '00

Hewitt taught me that the greats, people whom we admire and emulate, are characterized by their faith and courage. They have faith in their gifts and the courage to share them with the world. Be great.

Dr. Raygine DiAquoi ’00 is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and the Director of the Office of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A sociologist of education, her research is grounded in Critical Race Theory. She is interested in the racial socialization practices of black families, particularly the strategies used to prepare children for racial discrimination. She is co-editor of the book Education For A Multicultural Society (2011), has written about the specific competencies required of African American students and their families (2012; 2014; 2015, in press), and has discussed her research on Al Jazeera America. Dr. DiAquoi earned her Doctorate in Culture, Communities, and Education and Masters in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Columbia University.