Laura graduated last May from Christendom College, majoring in Political Science & Economics and double minoring in Philosophy and Classics. For the past year she's been loving life in Rosslyn and working in marketing for education abroad. Her free hours are devoted to philosophy and theology reading groups, choir, and hanging out with her younger 3 siblings. Last fall, she met fashion designer and entrepreneur MollyKate Cline, and the two of them founded True Style, a nonprofit model academy and fashion show for teenage girls. This summer, they are building the resources to train girls in the DC and Columbus metro areas, as well as provide virtual content for girls all over the country.
Maritere graduated from George Mason University in 1994 with a B.A. in English Writing. She and her husband, Richard, have 8 children ranging in ages from 24 to 6. She currently homeschools her two youngest girls and her younger boys attend The Heights. Over the last 25 years, they have lived in Virginia, Connecticut and Florida, and returned home 2 years ago, moving around the corner from Oakcrest. Maritere has always been very active in all of her children’s schools, serving as Room Mom, Fundraising Committee Chair, and member of the Parent Advisory Board. She most recently worked as Admissions Coordinator for their children’s school in Florida. She is very passionate about the pro-life movement and has served on the Board of the Paul Stefan Home in Orange, VA and most recently has been training to be a volunteer at A Woman’s Choice in Herndon, VA. Maritere loves being creative, baking, reading, writing and planning events.
Some of Cara’s favorite Oakcrest memories include tap dancing in math class (this actually happened!) and performing in the Oakcrest Variety Shows. Cara attended Georgetown University where she majored in American Studies. Following graduation from college, Cara spent several years studying dance and musical theatre in New York City, a lifelong dream that was helped along by her days at Oakcrest. Later, she moved back to the DC area, where she taught middle school history at Oakcrest and choreographed/directed the Upper and Middle School shows. From there, she taught AP U.S. History at Georgetown Visitation and choreographed for a variety of area high schools including Gonzaga and Sidwell Friends. Cara also owned a small cupcake business and these days can be found dancing in her kitchen with her kids! Cara is currently working on a baking blog and runs a Beauty Counter business. Cara and her husband live in Sterling, VA with their four children: Jack, Will, Lily and Noelle.
Meg graduated from Oakcrest and went on to Franciscan University of Steubenville. While at Oakcrest, Meg was heavily involved in the Spirit Committee, serving as Green Team Spirit Captain and Charlie the Charger. Upon arriving at Franciscan, Meg walked on to their DIII lacrosse team, was a 4-year letterman, and served 3 years as the team captain. After graduation in 2015 with a degree in Economics and a minor in Accounting & Spanish, Meg started working at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as a Financial Planning Associate, and now is a Financial Advisor. Meg still plays and coaches lacrosse. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Some of her new favorite activities include fishing and snowboarding.
Katie graduated from UCLA in June of 2020 with a bachelor’s in Design Media Arts and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Currently, Katie is preparing to enter law school in the fall of 2021. Katie is passionate about the Oakcrest community and was involved in almost every piece of Oakie life during her four years there. She was the White Team spirit captain, (re)started the newspaper, was in every Upper School show, and was a member of the swim team and the sailing team. Although she graduated just before Oakcrest moved to its permanent home, she thinks of the new building as her own, and looks forward to making new memories there as an alumna.
Kathleen teaches History and Government at Oakcrest. She attended Roanoke College, where she earned a B.A. in History with a concentration in East Asian Studies. She is particularly interested in Chinese history, studying abroad in China with grants from the ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation and the U.S. Fulbright Program. She is an avid volleyball player, artist, reader, and perpetual student of Mandarin. She enjoys connecting with her students in the classroom.
Maria served as Oakcrest Student Council President '98-99. Maria is the second oldest of nine children, including Brigid Kilner, Madie Kilner, and Antoinette (Kilner) Greengard, all Oakcrest alumna. Maria graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies. She has worked on the technology and communications teams for over 16 years at The Heritage Foundation. She is currently the Digital Director at Heritage. Her team is responsible for all of Heritage's web and digital properties. Maria and her husband, Jose, have four children, ages 12, 9, 8 and 5 and they live in Washington, DC in the neighborhood of their alma mater, CUA. They enjoy raising their family in the city and take advantage of all of the parks and museums it has to offer.
Past Alumnae Events
Mustard Seed Mission Trip: Clare Escobar ('18)
When my mom first told me that I would be able to join Oakcrest on a service trip to Jamaica, I didn’t know what to think. Should I be excited or nervous? I had been on several service trips around DC, Boston, and even Tennessee, so I thought this would be easy for me. Boy, was I wrong.