Westridge Alumnae Board

The Westridge Alumnae Board is the leadership group of the Westridge Alumnae Association and is focused on promoting the school's statement of purpose and strategic goals through its annual programs, special events, and fundraising efforts.

Alumnae Board members are invaluable to the Westridge community, providing leadership and demonstrating the rewards and responsibilities of being involved and contributing Westridge alumnae. By helping to create and coordinate numerous alumnae programs and activities, Westridge Alumnae Board members play an essential role in connecting alumnae to one another and to the school.

Board membership is designed to reflect the alumnae body as a whole and to respond to the changing needs and interests of both Westridge School and its alumnae.


Welcome Home, Westridge Alumnae

Letter from Alumnae Board Chair Catherine Christian Schultz '71

Welcome to the 2019-2020 year for Westridge School. It fills me with great pride to serve as the alumnae board chair in what marks my sixth and final year on the board. This is also my second turn, having served on the Alumnae Council in the late '90s and as chair in 2000-2001.

As a long-term class representative and alumnae volunteer, I’ve learned so much about Westridge and I’m constantly impressed by the remarkable changes to campus since I graduated in 1971, and by the ever-evolving curriculum, taught by a team of dedicated and dynamic educators. If you want to feel invigorated, visit Westridge and you’ll be inspired by the company of our student leaders, movers and shakers!

Meanwhile, there are still core values, traditions, and competencies that remain at the heart of a Westridge education. Decade after decade, Westridge helps students develop a solid sense of self, with admirable confidence garnered through the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.

The support for socioeconomic diversity is as strong, if not stronger, as it was when I attended Westridge, thanks to financial aid, which has provided many students throughout our community the opportunity to attend the school. As one of those recipients of financial aid my appreciation and gratitude runs deep, and my friendships with classmates and other fellow alumnae of all ages have strengthened as well, as we celebrate that enduring bond that connects us to one another. No matter what year we graduated we are all “Westridge Girls.”

When I ask you, as alumnae, to share in the Alumnae Board’s passion to stay connected and give back to Westridge, I do so with a full heart from having received so much from Westridge, first as a student, and forever as an alumna.


Catherine Christian Schultz '71
Alumnae Board Chair


Catherine Christian Schultz ’71, Chair
Dana Icaza Banta ’01
Liz Seitz DeRobertis ’94
Tara Friedlander Dunlap ’02
Karen Huante ’79
Emily Miller Karlekar ’95
Julia Tyson La Grua ’71
Ann Hazeltine Hyde ’66
Jennifer Heintz Lulla ’95
Andrea V. Mills ’72
Shahbano Nawaz ’98
Cassandra Nufable ’12
Monica Oller ’91
Marianne Van Vorst Ryan ’79
Katie Rothenberg Wei ’94
Teri Wilde ’69
Melissa Wu ’94
Nicole Aivazis ’20 (Senior Class President)
Ellie Mak ’20 (Vice President)

An independent, forward-thinking
day school for girls, grades 4–12

324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: 626-799-1153
Fax: 626-799-9236

Westridge School admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

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