Leadership Stories

Emily Oehler (’93)

Emily Oehler (’93)

Emily graduated with a Communications degree. She is currently a Strategic Communications Consultant. She has spent 25 years doing communications work on issues such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, treatments for wounded warriors, and military spouse employment. We... read more
Holly South (’97)

Holly South (’97)

Holly South graduated with a Psychology degree and went into the Navy. She then transitioned into a foreign military sales program as a Program Manager. As a civilian, she now holds an instrumental job protecting our nation through selling missiles, helicopters,... read more
Melissa Patrick (’78)

Melissa Patrick (’78)

Melissa Patrick graduated from Mary Baldwin with a History degree. Before VWIL was even a thought, Melissa led the way for women in leadership in the Army as the first Mary Baldwin ROTC commissionee. She served in the Army for 28 years, retiring as a Colonel. During... read more
Samantha Engstler Wilson (BA ’11 & MAT ’12)

Samantha Engstler Wilson (BA ’11 & MAT ’12)

graduated with a Biology degree and went on to work as an English Conversation Teacher at a Japanese High School in Yamato, Japan. It was clear she had a talent for teaching when, in just her second year after graduation, she earned the position of Collaborative... read more
Holly Wojack (’99)

Holly Wojack (’99)

Holly graduated with a Healthcare Administration degree. She is currently a Telemedicine Care Coordinator at Spruce Health Inc. After graduating from Mary Baldwin, Holly pursued a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She now has 15 years of clinical experience as a... read more
Charly Gilliam (’08)

Charly Gilliam (’08)

Charly graduated with a major in Political Science and minor in Leadership Studies. After Mary Baldwin, she attended law school at the University of North Carolina. She currently works in real estate law and volunteers with a women’s shelter. She believes in the value... read more
Kelly Kersmarki Hall (’02 & ’16)

Kelly Kersmarki Hall (’02 & ’16)

Kelly graduated with a Studio Art degree with an emphasis in Drawing and Graphic Design and a minor in Art History. She played field hockey and lacrosse, where she served in leadership positions including Team Captain, Representative and President of the Student... read more
Francesca Rusk-Wallace (’97)

Francesca Rusk-Wallace (’97)

Francesca graduated with a Political Science degree and is now a preschool teacher with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. She volunteers as a Vestry Member and Sunday School teacher with her church in Mount Vernon, VA. She articulates how important an... read more

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