Career Day 2019 at HNA

Keynote Address

For over 30 years, Holy Names Academy has hosted an annual Career Day for its students. Career Day 2019, on April 3, began with a keynote address by Ms. Brooke Sullivan, Strategic Human Resources Business Partner with the Seattle Mariners. A 2003 graduate of Gonzaga University, Ms. Sullivan has worked for the Mariners since 2014, starting as an Assistant Controller, then becoming a Controller before assuming her current position. She spent almost 10 years working as an Audit Manager and in Senior Audit at Deloitte and Touche. 

In an engaging keynote address, Ms. Sullivan conveyed to students the importance of exploring your dreams and recognizing they may change over time. In the Q&A session that followed, students asked about Ms. Sullivan's experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry and some of the challenges she has faced. Ms. Sullivan's story was one that could relate to many, regardless of career interest. 


brooke sullivan of the seattle mariners delivered the keynote address for 2019 career day.

Breakout Sessions

Following the keynote address, students broke into smaller groups to hear from dozens of speakers representing a wide variety of professions, with an emphasis on women professionals. Out of  34 speakers this year, 16 are HNA alumnae and five are parents of current students. 


Megan Sherman '03 and colleagues simulate a medical procedure with HNA students.


thank you to the inspiring HNA Alumnae who returned to the dome for Career Day 2019.


Gretchel lomboy '10 TELLS students about her work as a forensic video specialist.

Careers Represented

Guests at Career Day 2019 spoke to students about the following careers:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • A.I. Driven Products
  • Anesthesiologist 
  • Attorney and J.D. Candidate
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Audiologist
  • Avalanche Education Instructor
  • E.R Social Worker
  • Family Physician
  • First Officer/Pilot
  • Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Video Specialist
  • FX Artist (visual effects artist)
  • Interaction Designer
  • Judge
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials & Process Engineer
  • On-Air TV Host/Producer
  • Optometrist
  • Product Manager
  • Principal and Business Director
  • Senior Case Manager
  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • Senior User Experience Designer
  • Software Engineer

First officer Sheila Lane '85 and emma velling '20, the student ambassador who hosted her for the day.


Dr. Jessica King speaking to students about the road to becoming an audiologist.


brian callanan, emmy-winning journalist, host on the seattle channel, and current HNA parent answers student questions about voice acting and hosting.

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