Alumni Spotlight

St. Anne's-Belfield School's more than 3,800 alumni live across the world, and every day they engage with and impact their local communities. The talents and skills they honed at the School are put to use to create, educate, facilitate, and lead. The alumni featured below are just a small sample of our global presence, but regardless of where they live or what they have done one thing all of our Saints have in common is the pride and support of our School community.

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Sally Mott Freeman

When Sally Mott Freeman ‘72 arrived at St. Anne’s School at the age of 13, she considered herself a fun-loving though struggling student.

“My transformation from a fun-loving, troublemaking, demerit accumulator to a decent, then strong, student took every minute of those four years,” she remembered. “Rules, study schedules, and other rigors of boarding and school life helped immensely; I learned that how one plans and uses their time can make or break academic success. This of course is also true in professional life, and the personal discipline that I internalized over that formative period had a big impact on my career and general productivity.”

After earning a degree in English literature from Sweet Briar College, just like her mentor at St. Anne’s Ms. Elizabeth Norfleet, Mott Freeman worked for 30 years as a speechwriter, PR executive, and non-profit leader before launching research for her bestselling book, The Jersey Brothers.

A Smithsonian top history book of 2017 and an Amazon Best Book of 2017 in both the History and Memoir categories, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home is a war and family saga from Mott Freeman’s own family. When her Uncle Barton was listed as missing at the close of World War II, a satisfactory answer as to what happened to him was never given to the family. For more than a decade Mott Freeman scoured archives around the world, interviewed her uncles’ fellow shipmates and POWs, and tracked down primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters. The result is a work that the New York Times called “highly dramatic history” and the Richmond Times-Dispatch described as “a winning and moving success.”

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Zev Burrows '12: Composer
Dr. Margaret Cohen ‘92: International Archaeologist
Sarah Everett '82: Alumni Board President & Philanthropist
Schuyler Fisk '00: Actress and Musician
Sally Willinger Fox '63
Changdong "East" He '12: Vice President of Unique Capital
Martine Kalaw '99: Author
Saha Khaterzai '08: Presidential Management Fellow
Rahul Keshap '92: Lawyer
James King '03: Veteran
Alex Kramer '09: Actor
Julia McCrea Kudravetz '98: Small Business Owner
Dr. Charles Kupchan '76: Professor of International Affairs
Andrew McCullough '08: Oversaw NBC Rio Olympics Logistics
Sandy Reisky '84: Founder of Apex Clean Energy
Branford Rogers '12 & Darius Wynn '12: Entrepreneurs
Retired Foreign Diplomat Jan Scott '68
Audrey Schreck '15: Medical Scribe
Kiki Slaughter '01: Artist
Suz Somersall '02: Tech Business Owner
Whitney Tarver '06: Associate Director of Development
Annie Temmink '07: Sculptor & Costume Designer
Janakan Thiagarajah '97: Outside General Counsel & Business Advisor
Davina Vaswani '00: Hospital Vice President
Mary Welby von Thelen '76: eLearning Entrepreneur