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Priscilla Gaspard '20

Although the end of the schoolyear did not look normal for the Class of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, that didn’t stop Priscilla Gaspard from putting her experiences at Salve into practice. After graduation in May of 2020, Gaspard interned for U.S. House of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney NY-18 in his Washington D.C. office. At this time, she also began her master’s program at George Washington University studying Political Management. 

Kathleen Santamore '84

The most difficult part of the coronavirus pandemic for Kathleen has been beyond her healthcare worker job. It was the fear that she might cause her husband, children, or grandchildren to become ill. Kathleen drew from Salve’s Mission, “Salve’s Mission has always impacted my life. I live a life of service above self, and maintain a positive attitude living life with a compassionate, grateful and giving spirit.”  Kathleen’s family supported her, encouraged her and took precautions to keep themselves safe.  

Jacqueline Allee M'18

Going to mass daily in the chapel, Allee felt so blessed to be studying at Salve and felt the desire to thank God and give back somehow. “It reminded me that God was with me as I balanced my classes and my job at the Naval War College. I thoroughly enjoyed attending Seahawk football and men’s hockey games, as well as Salve’s dance and choir performances. I decided I would be the one to represent the grad student fan base!"

James Pickering M'15

James Pickering was a student at Salve Regina from 2013 to 2015 in the MBA program.  Recently, Pickering moved from Boston to Chicago to begin a new career with Abbott Diagnostics working as a Product Manager. “I think Salve really sets students up for success by providing relevant and realistic content that will prepare them to work in the real-world, as well as providing strong value sets and morals that will help them in their daily lives both personally and professionally.  Lastly, you cannot beat that campus view of the ocean!”

Christiana Castillo '18

"Leaving Salve after graduation was such an emotional time for me," Castillo said. "I left my home away from home for the last two years and returned to Belize, where I embarked on my dream of being an auctioneer like my father. After auctioneering for a year and a half, a new opportunity emerged. I became hotel manager of Falling Leaves Lodge, a family investment and one of Belize's newest lodges."

Dr. Kimberly Rothwell-Carson '86

When asked how she's adapted to quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, Rothwell-Carson said: "Since I was able to stay in Rhode Island after school, I cope with the uncertainties of these times by walking to the beach and admiring the birds and the ocean and providing some fresh air. Connecting virtually has been very important. Virtual family birthday parties (there are a lot of April birthdays in my family) help to keep the extended family connected."

Teresa Correia '95

"The sense of community among teachers and students, from being a relatively small campus, will be both meaningful and rewarding," Correia advised students who are considering Salve Regina. "The quality education will set you up for success in whatever career you pursue. It will be the best four years of your life."