St. Mary Magdalen Alumna, Class of 2008
Distinguished Graduate 2021
Annie Dang is an alumna of St. Mary Magdalen (2008) and Archbishop Murphy High School (2012). In 2016, she graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, with honors. After college, she worked as an Investigative Analyst in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office and a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. She is currently in her first year of law school at Georgetown in Washington, DC and is pursuing a career in public service and public interest law.
St. Mary Magdalen Alumna, Class of 2011
Morgan Doyle is an alumna of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School and is midway through her second-year teaching at her alma mater. She attended St. Mary Magdalen from 2002-2011 and continued her education at Glacier Peak High School and Walla Walla University. Morgan was most thankful for the friendships she built, the work ethic that was instilled within her, and her teachers. Morgan also was ingrained with a great worth ethic that made the transition to high school and college quite smooth. Morgan is also extremely thankful for the teachers she had while at S.M.M. Morgan’s passion for teaching began after having Mr. Catey while she was in the 4th grade at S.M.M. She thoroughly enjoyed his teaching style, how he communicated with students, and the way he built rapport with each student. Another teacher that made a large impact on Morgan’s life, was Mrs. Lesniak. Mrs. Lesniak was Morgan’s sixth grade teacher, and the first person to tell her she needed glasses. Morgan attended Glacier Peak High School where she played volleyball all four years. She went on to attend Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Washington continuing her volleyball career. She studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Humanities (History and English). She holds a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate.
St. Mary Magdalen Alumni, Class of 1993
Distinguished Graduate 2013
Owner and President of Gaffney Construction Everett, WA
At St. Mary Magdalen I was educated in a way that taught faith, confidence, and community. The lessons I learned there have served me well throughout my life in my both my family and business. How to be responsible, ethical, and hardworking…how to have faith and hope and the importance of helping others. Growing up in the SMM Community also taught me about the importance of tradition. I so enjoyed my years at SMM that when it came time for my kids to go to school, my wife and I, could think of no better place. All four of our kids have now also been blessed with a St. Mary Magdalen education. I am thankful for the foundation St. Mary Magdalen has provided both myself and my family.
Jonathon M. Brown, DO
St. Mary Magdalen Alumni, Class of 1998
Distinguished Graduate, 2018
Orthopedic Surgeon, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Jonathon Brown is a 1998 graduate of St. Mary Magdalen. His passion for science was nurtured by Mrs. Stohl and his desire to always seek deeper knowledge was driven by Mr. Ralston- both pillars of the school when he was a student. He is originally from the Mill Creek area and went to high school at Henry M. Jackson where he was an honor student as well as a varsity letterman in both football and wrestling. He continued with undergraduate studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and graduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While a student at Puget Sound he played varsity football and was active in the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He honed his passion for service to the community through extensive volunteer work in the greater Tacoma area. He completed his medical education at the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. His orthopedic surgery residency continued in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his training culminated with the Otto E. Aufranc fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently is an attending orthopedic surgeon through the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brown credits his strong faith, his supportive family, and the educational foundation provided by St. Mary Magdalen with his academic and professional success. Beyond that, the service and vocational aspects of his work as a physician are guided daily by the principles that were instilled at him through his time at St. Mary Magdalen. He continues to be a strong supporter of Catholic education and the commitment to faith-filled service that it instills in its current and former students.