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Alumnae Testimonials

Long Lasting Results

The impact of an Ellis education persists far beyond college. Our trailblazing alumnae have set new standards for success in every sector, including medicine, law, business, and academia. Whichever path a graduate chooses, she can rely on the knowledge, skills, and values she learned at Ellis—and she can activate an international network of supportive alumnae who are working to change the world. Here is what our alumnae are saying about Ellis:

Brittany ELLIS ’15

Harvard University, Class of 2019

“Ellis gave me the confidence to speak out, help others, and ask for help myself. It has prepared me for the work, but more importantly, the challenges and new opportunities that come with college life beyond Ellis.”

Shira TOEPLITZ Center ’01

Political editor at The Boston Globe

“I wouldn’t be nearly as confident today if it weren’t for the lessons and life skills I learned at Ellis: critical and creative thinking, the importance of doing your homework, and the courage to question absolutely everything.”

Susie SWARTZ Perelman ’82

Entrepreneur, special events planner, and nonprofit founder

“Ellis taught me that I can do anything I want if I set my mind to it and showed me how to believe in myself. Ellis instilled in me the values of contributing to my community and taking the moral path always—providing guidance as I strive for my personal best day-to-day.”

Jean YANG, P.h.D. ’04

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University

 “At Ellis, I experienced what it was like to have no one treat me differently because of my gender ... I saw many models for acting both feminine and competent, and learned that I should not need to choose between the two.”

Lani LAZZARI ’12

President and CEO of Simple Sugars

“Ellis really taught me some very important skills that most people don’t learn until they get to college, if ever.”

Barbara AARON Rosston, J.D. ’80

Linguist, environmental lawyer, and strategic consultant

“Simply put, going to Ellis empowered me. Ellis allowed me to find my voice, to lead and to take risks.  An all-girls education continues to be important, and Pittsburgh is lucky to have Ellis provide that opportunity to the next generation.”