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Humans of Ursuline: Molly McFadden '11
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Kaitlyn DeLucia '23, Communications Intern

To say Molly McFadden ‘11 has fulfilled the Ursuline mission of embodying faith, courage, and joy throughout her life would be an understatement. Molly studied history and theology at Harvard University, served in the military for four years as a military intelligence officer, and now works at Facebook as a policy enforcement investigator. She has carried out Ursuline’s mission during each stage of her life, pursuing a passion for service and bravery.

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Humans of Ursuline: Anna Dolan '11
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Isabella Pieretti '21, Communications Intern

Ursuline alumnae follow many different, unique paths. Anna Dolan, a member of the Class of 2011, is no different. She has forged her own path ever since graduation, moving on to study economics at Harvard University, work in a private equity firm, and currently, teach at the Noble and Greenough School.

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Humans of Ursuline: Mrs. Elizabeth Mahoney
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Allee O'Neil '21, Communications Intern

Last summer, Spanish teacher Elizabeth Mahoney took her Spanish education one step further. When quarantine intercepted her trip to Spain, she was left with three free summer months and the question, “What skill would I like to have if I have another summer like this?” One 40 hour training course later, she became a certified medical interpreter.

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Humans of Ursuline: Bermina Chery '21
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Jayne McGuire '21, Communications Intern

Almost everyone at Ursuline knows Bermina Chery ‘21—her vibrant presence lights up every room she enters—but what many people do not know about Bermina is that she is very involved with the Mayor’s Youth Council of Boston, a group of high school students that come from every neighborhood in the city.

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Humans of Ursuline: Bella Matthews '22
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Annalee Petrella '22, Communications Intern

Serviam, meaning “I will serve,” is the prominent motto of Ursuline Academy, but it certainly does not limit itself to just the walls of 85 Lowder St. Serviam travels far and wide through Ursuline students and faculty. One student in particular, Bella Matthews ‘22, embodies Serviam perfectly through her nonprofit organization: Bella’s Food Drive Boston (BFDB).

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Teaching a British Lit Class
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Catherine Butera '21, Communications Intern

As Ms. Mayo pulled up our Google Slides presentation on the smartboard, I could feel the anxiety start to creep in. I had never taught a lesson to my classmates before, especially not with the other members of my group attending class virtually from their homes. I glanced at my group members’ faces on the large screen positioned at the front of the classroom, wondering how well we would be able to pull this off. 

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Humans of Ursuline: Mr. Michael O'Connor
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Brooke DeLucia '21, Communications Intern

Mr. O’Connor has worn many hats at Ursuline—as an accounting teacher, coach, father, athletic director, and even a member of the Board of Trustees. What fewer people may know is that he was a Boston police officer for over twenty years. Not feeling fulfilled as the commander of the police firing range, Mr. O’Connor asked to be reassigned and became the motion picture liaison who was in charge of overseeing security and police supervision at filming locations.

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Bringing Classical Statues to the 21st Century
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Mairead Stack '21, Communications Intern

When you think of the art of ancient Greece, I’m sure one of the first images that comes to mind are the marble statues that are so quintessentially Classical. We picture the face of Diskobolos, resilient in the moments of stress before releasing his discus. We remember the raw emotion and physical perfection of the Seated Boxer, and the flowing robes of Winged Victory, billowing in the breezes of the sea. 

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