Cabrini Career DayCareer Day 2017 welcomed 29 presenters, 23 of whom where Cabrini alumnae. The day began with Community Mass after which guests enjoyed a Continental Breakfast in the Sister Aloysius Almerico, MSC Library. Then guests moved to their respective rooms for three presentations to all levels of the student body who had previously indicated which presentations they would attend. Choice topics ranged from Law to First Responders. Many of the presenters brought display material and samples of some work for the girls to inspect. Then, there was Jay Romig, who discussed Sports Administration and delighted the young ladies with the Saints’ Super Bowl trophy and his own Super Bowl Ring!

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Sr. Mary Ellen Wheelahan’72
Archdiocese of New Orleans, Safe Environment Coordinator
Topic: Education and Religious life

Sr. Renee Kittelson, MSC
Topic: Journey to Religious Life

Mr. Jay Romig
New Orleans Saints, Sports Administration
Topic: Sports management

Dr. Mark Reid
University of New Orleans, Associate Professor of Accounting
Topic: Accounting and Education

Special Agent Toni Daleo Zavala’94
Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent
with Mr. Dan Fitzpatrick
SAC New Orleans, Field Training Program Manager
and Mr. Joshua Jack
Community Relations Officer
Topic: Spoke about being a special agent in FBI

Mrs. Allison Hibbs Gaspard’07
Entergy Electrical Transmisson, Engineer: Transmission Line Maintenance
Topic: Spoke about being an engineer

Mrs. Rachel Truitt Alongia’07
Entergy Services Transmission Engineering, Engineer: Substation Design
Topic: Spoke about being an engineer

Ms. Janae Neely’09
Summer Halves Boutique/Pandora Jewlery, Owner Digital Boutique/Fashion Merchandising
Topic: Spoke about being a business owner for fashion boutique

Ms. Katie Sanders
Dumb Ox Ministires, Development Director
Topic: Spoke about religious media

Ranger Stacy Meyers’05
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, Park Ranger, Education
Topic: Park ranger

Mrs. Yvonne Legrand Hrapmann’76
Cabrini High School, Principal
Topic: Education

Ms. Jacqueline Putnam Epstein’98
Epstein Law Firm (Divorce Law), Lawyer, Owner
Topic: Spoke about owning her own law firm, family law, and law school

Dr. Ashley Blanche’02
Momentum Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, Owner, Sports Chiropractor
Topic: Spoke about being a business owner and chiropractor

Ms. Rachel Fabre’07
New Orleans Fire Department, First Responder/ EMS
Topic: Spoke about dual careers (Rachel is both a fireman and an EMS)

Ms. Jaime' Regan’06
Abeona House, Executive Director
Topic: Spoke about running a day care where she is executive director

Mrs. Shannon Laughlin Gainey’06
Aveda Institute New Orleans, Educator Coach (Cosmetologist)
Topic: Spoke about being a hair stylist and teaching at Aveda

Ms. Rachel Bougille’07
Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette, Academic Success Center, Academic Advisor
Topic: Spoke about preparing students for college

Ms. Erica Oubre’08
United, Flight Attendant
Topic: Flight Attendant

Miss LeighAnna Kingvalsky’10
Girls on the Run NOLA & Miss Black Louisiana US Ambassador, Coach Across America Coach/Program Coordinator
Topic: Spoke about coaching position with Girls on the Run where she coaches youth at different schools across the city through running to build self esteem

Sheba Turk
WWLTV, News Anchor

Ms. Kelsie Rayfield’07
Oschner Medical Center, Respiratory Therapist
Topic: Respiratory Therapist

Ms. Mykell Clem’05
Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Staff Attorney
Topic: Staff Attorney

Ms. Rebecca Connick’07
Crane Rehab, Pediatrics, Occupational Therapist
with Mrs. Theresa Montelepre Connick’81
Occupational Therapist
Topic: Both mother and daughter spoke about being occupational therapist. One deals with adults and one works only with youth

Mrs. Miranda Raiford Rader’07
CarePoint Partners, Pharmacist: Clincial

Mrs. Sarah Stell Simon’08
Riverlands Animial Hospital, Vet Tech

Ms. Bianca Villavaso’07
Oschner, Oncology/ BMT
Topic: Spoke about working as a nurse dealing only with cancer patients

Ms. Ashley Escoe’07
Women’s Hospital of Baton Rouge, NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
Topic: Spoke about working with preemies in the NICU


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