Since 1892 the Emma Willard School Alumnae Association Council (AAC) has provided a vital link between the school and its diverse and loyal graduates. Council officers are elected for a term of three years in that position. This year we welcome several new officers to the council, including Christine Carletta ’06. We took a moment to catch up with Christine and find out what inspired her to get involved.
Where are you now in your life after Emma?
I am currently a litigation and data privacy associate with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP.
Do you feel Emma prepared you well for college and beyond?
Absolutely. When I started at Bowdoin College, one of my freshman professors commented that I walked into college "knowing how to write well." Emma taught me how to write, and it has had a tremendous impact on my career as an attorney.
What inspired you to join the AAC?
When I moved back to Albany, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the school. I wanted to assist in whatever way I could and joining the AAC seemed like the perfect fit.
Why do you feel it’s important to give back to the school?
Emma not only shaped the trajectory of my career, but it is an integral part of my community. I grew up five minutes away from Emma, attended GirlSummer as a child, and loved my time there in high school. I hope it remains an integral part of the community for generations to come.
What advice would you give to a girl considering Emma for high school?
I would encourage her to think about what she hopes to gain in high school. Emma gave me lasting friendships and a strong foundation for college.