Saint Mary's School Commencement for the 176th session
Katlyn Grasso is Saint Mary's School's 2018 commencement speaker
ABOUT KATLYN GRASSO
Katlyn Grasso is the founder and CEO of GenHERation, a network in which young women and companies connect through a digital platform and national events. Grasso recently graduated with a B.S. degree in economics, with a concentration in finance and strategic globalization, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As one of the inaugural recipients of the President's Engagement Prize at the University of Pennsylvania, she was awarded $150,000 "to develop innovative projects that have the potential to change the world."
Known as a "serial entrepreneur,"
Grasso's dedication to helping young women has shined through multiple GenHERation projects, including GenHERation Summer Leadership Series (created by Grasso), GenHERation webisodes, and she grew the entire GenHERation community to 60,000 plus members. Seventeen magazine took notice of Grasso's work, naming her as a Power Girl in the magazine's list of Real Girls Doing Amazing Things.
Grasso is a relevant and accessible role model for Saint Mary's School students," says Head of School Brendan J. O'Shea. "Her energy and entrepreneurial spirit will be an inspiration to the graduates at commencement this year."
By all accounts, Saint Mary's commencement embodies personal touches of academic excellence, personal achievement, friendship, tradition, grace, and courage that are hallmarks of the Saint Mary's experience.
ABOUT SAINT MARY'S SCHOOL
Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school, dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for young women in grades 9-12.
Mary Virginia Swain