Crofton House School Alumnae Association
There are almost 4000 Crofton House School alumnae living around the world. From Vancouver to New York, Victoria to the UK, Prince Rupert to Shanghai, our Alumnae are doctors, artists and entrepreneurs, they’re mothers and grandmothers, volunteers and CEO’s. CHS alumnae are confident, empowered women who can - and do - accomplish extraordinary things.
Crofton House alumnae form a strong network of women because of the close bonds they share with each other, with teachers and staff, and with the spaces and places at the School. These bonds have had a lasting effect on their character, their relationships, and their place in the world.
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Beyond the Ivy Walls: Jennifer Chow ’01
When did you come to Crofton House?
I came to CHS in Grade 5 – we had just moved to Vancouver and luckily, there were quite a few new girls that year so it wasn’t hard to make the adjustment
What is you most vivid memory of your time at CHS?
My most vivid academic memory is of doing my thesis with Mr. Mac – the whole experience really taught me discipline and writing skills – so valuable for the rest of my life.
My favourite non-academic memory is definitely playing in the woods! Those woods are pretty magical!
What led you to the career you have now – what inspired you?
I always wanted to be involved in something that had a social impact. Film is such a great medium for telling stories – it doesn’t really come across as preachy and people are still learning! With museums they extend the realm of curiosity – I think that being curious is so important in the world…..and let’s face it….science is cool!
How did CHS help prepare you for the world outside of the ivy walls?
My time at CHS gave me confidence and self-esteem. We were taught that we could do anything, tackle any issue, the only thing preventing us was us. We were taught to be creative in finding solutions and when you are curious you can achieve anything.
What message would you give the girls as they start looking towards their future?
Be open to different experiences
Find your passion and then get someone to pay you to do it!
Monday July, 9, 2018 at 11:33AM
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