Bowman Alumni Embrace the World
Bowman graduates are uniquely prepared to take on challenging roles within their families, communities, and professions. The formative years spent discovering their talents and abilities through hands-on learning in an environment that values respect, responsibility, and independence spark motivation for addressing the large questions facing our world today. From social justice to science, Bowman alumni continue to be active and forward-thinking.
Where are they now?
|Bellarmine||Brown||Director at Everdream Pictures|
|Gunn||Dartmouth||Software Engineer at The Trade Desk|
|Notre Dame High School Belmont||Occidental||Nurse at Kaiser|
|Palo Alto High School||Princeton||Consultant at Bain & Co.|
|Pinewood||Santa Clara||Realtor at Alain Pinel Realtors|
|Stuart Hall||Swarthmore||Engineer at GoogleX|
|Crystal Spring Uplands School||The George Washington University||Political Fundraiser - Washington DC|
|Woodside Priory School||Various UC campuses||Lawyer at Paul Hastings LLP|
|Crystal Springs Uplands School||Princeton University||Editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review|
|Menlo High School||University of Southern California||Luxury Property Realtor|
|Woodside Priory School||Santa Clara University||Project Lead - Venture Capital Firm|
|Notre Dame High School Belmont||Purdue University||Peace Corps - South Africa|
|Crystal Springs Uplands School||Yale University||Jazz Musician|
“Curiosity, love of learning, self-motivation and confidence-- all developed at Bowman-- are necessary in my job.”
Nina Venuti, a Bowman Alumna, doesn’t shrink from the task of trying to answer some of the most difficult environmental questions. She is a research assistant at
California Sea Grant, a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that harnesses the resources of the federal government, the
State of California, and universities across the state to conduct applied research.
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“Exposure to a wide variety of interests, opportunities to pursue in-depth topics, learning the ‘why’ mindset, and experiencing collaboration gave me the tools to be successful.”
Tom Winget, an alumnus that is set to graduate from Ohio State with degrees in computer science and engineering attributes his success to the foundation he developed through Bowman’s individualized learning approach. Tom and a few of his academic peers were ardently moving through the math curriculum ahead of the rest, so his teacher customized lesson plans to enable their subject-area acceleration. “It created a nice collaborative and competitive environment-- competitive in the motivational sense,” Tom remembers.
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“I loved that Bowman was very creative in the teaching of concepts. We were always encouraged to explore subjects more deeply.”
Sophie Romans, now Senior Associate Consultant at a leading worldwide management consulting firm, Bain & Company, is confident that Bowman provided the foundation for her successful school to career journey. She expresses appreciation for Bowman’s Montessori approach, which empowered her to set her own goals—and reach them. Learning to be self-motivated, organizing her day, and seeking out the next steps were critical for smooth transitions to ever-higher challenges. Sophie claims, “When I got to high school I felt very comfortable with my ability to self-motivate and organize my time.”
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What Alumni Say: Memories of the Bowman Years
Staying Connected: Bowman Alumni Association
The mission of the Alumni Association is to create a lifelong and worldwide community through increased opportunities for meaningful engagement that increase pride, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to the Bowman School. The Association is a vibrant and active group of more than more than 900 former students who continue to cultivate close connections that inspire members to support each other, brainstorm and network opportunities, and nurture the next generation of Bowman learners.
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With a shared experience of learning and growing together, Bowman alumni "get" each other. Members maintain strong connections based on the values cultivated by a distinctive mutual educational journey.
Bowman graduates see themselves as a part of a larger whole. Whether fellow alumni are right here in California or halfway across the world, they stand ready to reach out with a helping hand. After all, alumni learned about responsibility to community together.
Wondering about the next step in your college or professional career? Looking for other opportunities? Reach out to the alumni network on LinkedIn!