Sammi Cannold is a director who is one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019. Recent theater credits include Evita (New York City Center), Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.), Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.), and Allegory (La Jolla Playhouse WOW). Upcoming projects include Carmen (Lincoln Center w. MasterVoices), a documentary film, and a feature film. Associate director credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre... (dir. Rachel Chavkin). Sammi has also served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T., a member of Cirque du Soleil's Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow and developed work with Playwrights Realm, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, Cirque du Soleil, and Nickelodeon.
Rippowam Cisqua School - 2009
Byram Hills High School - 2012
Stanford University - BA, Drama and History 2016
Harvard University - MA, Arts in Education 2016
Christine Colley is an Executive Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to joining JLL, she was a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Christine has been recognized as one of the most accomplished and talented young professionals in the real estate industry. With a transaction volume that has exceeded 3.6 million square feet of leasing, she has generated over $47 million of revenue for her firm. Christine is also a Founding Member of Chief, a private woman’s network headquartered in Tribeca. Chief was founded to support, connect, and unite the most powerful women in business.
“I am so incredibly grateful for my time at RCS,” she said. “The experiences in the classrooms, on sports fields and even on the stage, are memories that I will never forget. My closest friends are from RCS, including my maid of honor! RCS taught me so many valuable lessons, both inside and outside of the classroom, but I think the most notable being around leadership – throughout my 12 years at RCS, there were so many opportunities to enter into leadership roles, culminating in ninth grade, where I was voted Blue Team captain. Throughout my years, RCS taught me so much about how to be an effective leader, setting the foundation for boarding school, college, and my professional career.”
Rippowam Cisqua School - 2006
Groton School - 2009
Trinity College - BA, Economics and International Relations 2013
Jay Fischer enrolled at the Rippowam Cisqua School in the fall of 1996 as a sixth grader, graduating as a ninth grader in 2000. Thereafter, he attended The Hotchkiss School and subsequently The Hotel School at Cornell University. After two years as a commercial real estate acquisitions analyst at a life insurance company in NYC, he enrolled at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania to pursue his MBA, double-majoring in Finance and Management. After 7 years of work in real estate investment banking and real estate private equity, Jay joined CPP Investments (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) to acquire office and healthcare real estate properties on behalf of their US portfolio.
Rippowam Cisqua School - 2000
Hotchkiss School - 2003
Cornell University - BS, Hotel Administration 2007
Wharton School of Business - MBA, Finance and Management 2012
Missy Walker is a film and television producer based in New York City. She first discovered her passion for storytelling in her seventh grade English class at Rippowam. With a focus in the documentary space, Missy has produced programming for Netflix, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, A&E, and more. Missy serves on the Young Associates Committee of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, with a focus on the annual Race for Open Space. She is a third-generation Rippowam alumna and is passionate about the RCS community.
Rippowam Cisqua School - 2007
Deerfield Academy - 2010
Tulane University - BA, English Language and Literature 2014
In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage became a runaway bestseller. The Passage spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list and was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists. The Passage inspired the FOX TV series which premiered in January 2019. The Twelve and The City of Mirrors, the second and third novels in the trilogy, were also critically acclaimed instant New York Times bestsellers. Justin Cronin is also the author of Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer’s Award.
"Ripp provided a very good foundation - I would not have gotten into Andover and Harvard without it. I was something of a nerd, which, at the time, wasn't an easy thing to be, but in the end it worked out fine. My guess is that many of my former Ripp classmates would be surprised to find me doing something as ethereal as writing novels for a living."
Rippowam Cisqua School - 1977
Phillips Academy Andover - 1980
Harvard University - BA 1984
Mary MacGill ’03 is a Hudson Valley, New York and Block Island, Rhode Island - based artist working primarily in gold and semi-precious stones. Her minimalist style finds root in the ever-evolving shorelines of the American Northeast. Combining the fragility of wire with the strength of stone, Mary's work falls in the lineage of mentor Kazuko Oshima and sculptor Alexander Calder, focusing on the beauty of hammered imperfections and suspended forms.
"We were Mr. Duveen’s first class at RCS and as legend goes, he had us design a nuclear submarine that year in order to teach us “basic” physics. I was voted Project Manager and it was a true lesson in communication, teamwork, and leadership. Mr. Duveen gave us guidance, but really left us to our own devices to figure out a seemingly insurmountable problem. We all had to work really hard to stay organized and on the same page, but we pulled it out in the end and lived to present and tell the story to a board of real life nuclear engineers."
Rippowam Cisqua Scool - 2003
Lawrenceville School - 2006
Brown University - BA 2010
Rhode Island School of Design- 2012