When Sarah Nosal ‘96 was four years old, she convinced her little sister that she had healing powers. This was a ruse of course and her sister quickly realized the truth, but the thought of having healing powers gave Sarah an idea.
“As it became clearer that my healing powers did not resolve all suffering, I decided I should become a doctor so I could heal them for real,” Sarah said.
"In general I'm a person that feels like if I do my best to be really honest and true, and my authentic self, and if I feel free in that and good about being that, than I feel like that's when you get a lot out of music."
St. Francis de Sales' words, "Be who you are and be that well" obliviously rang true for Alice.
When Moira Griffith '15, graduated from Visitation, she left something tangible behind on campus: The Remembrance Tree, a tree with ribbons tied to its branches representing people who have suffered from cancer. Next to the tree is a container of more ribbons, the different colors indicating the different kinds of cancer. Anyone is invited to add a ribbon to the tree to remember a loved one who has struggled with cancer.
The social justice that Visitation teaches can take many forms in a Visitation graduate. For Mary Gasperetti '74, a senior designer at the Holocaust Museum in D.C., working at the museum is not simply a job, it's also a mission.
Isabelle De Leon '09 graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance (with a concentration on drums), and also with all the pre-med requirements. Her journey has been unique and twisting, and at times challenging. But today, she has discovered how to live her passion as a working musician, writing and playing with a group called Prinze George while also working as Marketing and Events Director at 7DrumCity, a drum lesson and rehearsal studio in D.C.
She spoke with us about herself, her journey, her advice and also why music is so important especially during times like these.