Thanks to an education that promotes both academic excellence and character formation, Hawthorn girls face the world with creative tenacity, intellectual brilliance, and an uncommon spirit of service to others.
A Hawthorn graduate is a confident, compassionate woman whose integrity and wisdom have a positive impact on the world around her. Not only do Hawthorn grads have choice—of scholarships, universities, and volunteer, travel and career opportunities—they have an education of the mind and heart that guides them to choose wisely.
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Meet our Alumnae
Liz has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical studies from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University. In between degrees, she taught ESL in South Korea and traveled in Asia and Europe. In 2016, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she currently lives with her husband and two boys and works in mental health at the IWK Children's Hospital and in home care for Nurse Next Door.
Farzana has a Bachelor's degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business. She has worked in the fields of process engineering, user-centered design and project management at major Canadian financial institutions including the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). She is a busy mother of four.
Marlene D’Souza Howard
Marlene graduated from the University of Waterloo in Actuarial Science and has worked as an actuary in various consulting firms in the United States. She currently works at Milliman Inc as Principal & Consulting Actuary. She is a mother of three children. In her free time, she volunteers in the Society of Actuaries Education & Examination Committee and also runs half-marathons, of which she has already completed five!
Jacqueline Nivet Cavalcante
Jacqueline has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Kings College in Halifax and a Master's in Social Development from the University of Sussex in England. She currently lives in Malawi with her husband and three daughters. This is her fourth posting working as Protection Advisor with the UN; her previous postings were in Uganda, Nepal, and Sudan.
Cecilia has a Bachelor's in Sociology from Western University. She has worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. She currently resides in British Columbia and is passionate about protecting our environment. She is a marathon runner, avid hiker, and rock climber who loves exploring the mountains.