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Elizabeth Brooks  Elizabeth Brooks '02

Elizabeth Brooks '02 spent nine years as a Stone Ridge student. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with Bachelors Degrees in Political Science and Spanish. After completing her undergraduate work in Ann Arbor, Elizabeth returned to the Washington area. She has worked in the health care policy arena for the last six years, first for a trade association, and currently for a health insurance company. She completed her Juris Doctor degree at George Washington University Law School in May 2012. Elizabeth currently resides in Bethesda.
 Corinne Cannon

Corinne Cannon ‘96

Corinne Cannon graduated from Stone Ridge in 1996 and attended Trinity College in Washington, DC where she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English. Following graduation Corinne worked in the communications, health and education fields. She earned an MAT in English from Trinity University and an MSc in Cognitive Anthropology from the London School of Economics and worked as a curriculum developer in formal and informal classrooms. After ten years working in the museum education with the Smithsonian, National Building Museum and Newseum, Corinne returned to health communications and became increasingly interested in working with families. In 2010, after giving birth to her son Jack, Corinne founded a nonprofit to help mothers and families - DC Diaper Bank. In the first two years of distribution, the DC Diaper Bank had donated more than 350,000 diapers in the DC metro area.

Sophia Peters 

 Sophia Peters ‘03

Sophia Peters currently works at Deloitte & Touche, as consultant on the Emerging Markets team. Her background is clean energy, climate change policy, and international development. Regionally, she has focused her work in Latin America, working previously for U.S. Agency for International Development in Mexico City and at the Inter-American Development Bank. She recently returned to the Washington D.C. area after completing a Masters in Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 2011. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University, where she graduated magna cum laude and with Highest Distinction in Public Policy. Her honors thesis focused on the role of the media in ending the Pinochet regime in Chile. She is an active member of the DC community, participating in area road races and volunteering at several local non-profits. Sophia graduated from Stone Ridge in 2003; while at Stone Ridge, she was a proud member of the Blue Team, captain of the varsity field hockey and basketball teams, a regular Book Fair donor, and a serious gouter promoter.


 Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson ‘72

Amy Richardson obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. Trained in Pediatrics, she has worked in public health, academic medicine, clinical practice including primary care, child protection and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and managed care. In 2006, she received her MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. In 2010, she returned to the DC area after nearly two decades in Cleveland, OH where she was an active member of the Sacred Heart Alumnae group, and continues on the Board of Trustees at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio.


Mary Williams Schaller 

 Mary Williams Schaller ‘61

Mary Williams Schaller is a native of Washington, DC, born into a military family. Thanks to the “Army way of life," she attended six schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Her four high school years at Stone Ridge were the longest time she had spent in any school. Mary boarded at Stone Ridge during her senior year and graduated in 1961. Mary received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the San Diego College for Women (now the University of San Diego) in 1965. Mary has many professional accomplishments throughout her life including working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, directing three main stage productions for Fairfax County’s Recreation Department’s Followspot Children’s Theater and teaching creative dramatics, stage combat and stage make up.  

In 1990, Mary followed her life-long dream and began her writing career. Since then, she has had four plays, nine novels, one novella, and three non-fiction books published. Mary lives with Marty, her husband of forty-six years in Burke, VA where she is currently working on a memoir of post-War II Germany, and playing with their three grandchildren. Mary is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is a thirty-four year docent at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.  From July of 2010 to March of 2011, Mary researched and wrote the history of Stone Ridge, The House on the Hill.


Neda Semnani 

Neda Semnani ‘97

After graduating from Stone Ridge in 1997, Neda Semnani skipped off to her first adventure working with Raleigh International in Uganda. After finishing a year of service with City Year in Boston, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her graduate degree in Gender and Social Politics from the London School of Economics in 2006.
She spent her twenties jumping between Boston, New York, Tehran and London, but settled in the Washington DC area, because it is a secret, saucy, salty, diverse, wonderful city. Neda worked in non-profits and international development organizations, before falling madly in love with journalism. She has been covering politics for CQ-Roll Call since 2008. In 2011, Neda became a part of D.C.’s oldest political gossip column, Heard on the Hill. She also does arts and theater coverage for the paper. 

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