Maryvale Leadership Certificate Capstone 2020 Class meets with female leaders


The 13 seniors who are a part of Maryvale’s Leadership Certificate Capstone 2020 Class met with six women leaders Nov. 5 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The women offered advice and shared important lessons that they have learned in their professional lives. They then participated in speed advising with the students who discussed their capstone research projects.

Some of the research projects include: “Positivity as a Leadership Attribute” (Grace Apostol ’20); “Breaking the Leadership Glass Ceiling in Medicine: What it Takes for Women in Medicine to Succeed” (Emma Buchanan ’20); “An Examination of the Leadership Abilities and Strengths of African American Women Educated at Predominately White Schools” (Kaylin Cox ’20); “Tomorrow’s Women in STEM: Igniting a Passion for STEM in Middle School Girls” (Olivia Magaletta ’20); and “Women in Forensics: An Examination of Why Women Lead and Flourish in this Scientific Field (Sophie Rives ’20).

The following women met with Maryvale capstone students:

  • Dr. Deborah Baker (Maryvale Parent ’13 and ’20), Senior Vice President of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Health Systems, and Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital;
  • Beth Hart ‘81, Information Technology Project Manager, Baltimore Police Department;
  • Morgan Jenkins ‘11, Associate Manager, Digital Media Operations, National Basketball Association (NBA);
  • Lauren Parker Kelly ‘02, Equity Business Analyst, T. Rowe Price.
  • Megan McFarland, Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, who served as Project Manager for Maryvale's 2019 Construction Project; and
  • Senam Okpattah ‘16, Student, University of Maryland, College Park; Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Student Government Association; Congressional Intern, U.S. House of Representatives.

View photos from the event here.