Emily Margitan ’11 Found Crofton House a Magical Place
Arriving at CHS in grade 8, Emily is one of the few alumnae who can say she had classes in Gordon Hall, the Village and the new Senior School. As a young woman with deep roots in Vancouver and a love for historic homes such as the Old Residence, it’s no surprise she quickly came to regard Crofton House campus as her home away from home.
Emily found being in an all-girls environment in her high school years gave her the confidence to grow from a shy girl into a self-actualized young woman. She felt comfortable during what she describes as “a very impressionable age when teenage girls grow and mature rapidly.” This unique environment also empowered her, and her focus on academics. “As girls, together, there were no boundaries to our imagination, or what we wanted to learn,” she says. “It was inspiring.”
After graduating from CHS, Emily pursued further education at the UBC Sauder School of Business graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with a focus in marketing. In turn, a summer internship led to full-time employment. Emily is making a name and career for herself at Kirk & Co., a consulting firm specializing in policy, planning and infrastructure projects.
Today, Emily meets many CHS alumnae in the course of her work and finds she can connect comfortably across different generations with these women because of their shared school experience. “In Vancouver, CHS alumnae are a small but diverse network of accomplished women. I learn something from every alumna I meet.” Emily remains close friends with her CHS classmates. “We are all pursuing such different and exciting careers and educational opportunities. My school friends are intelligent and motivated women, and we’ve always known how to have fun and take care of each other.”
Friday October, 28, 2016
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