Alumnae Reunion 2019

La Reina Alumnae Board

The La Reina Alumnae Board is here to serve you, our alumnae, and to foster communication between you and the school.

Our bi-annual magazine, La Reina Today, is one way we keep you informed of school and alumnae news. If you are not receiving your magazine, be sure to fill out the alumnae registry or email Associate Director of Communications Darlene Boyd Goodman '87, so we can put you on our mailing list.

Reunions are another great way to keep in touch. If you are interested in helping to plan a reunion for your class, contact us and we will send you a packet of information including venues in the Thousand Oaks area. You are also invited to the Alumnae Picnic held every year in August. Though classes celebrating a 5th, 10th, 15th, etc., anniversary are the honorees, all alumnae are welcome. Visit our Reunions and Events page for more information.

If you would like to drop by for a visit, please contact Associate Director of Communications and Alumnae Coordinator Darlene Boyd Goodman '87 (805-495-6494 ext. 1027) to arrange a tour!

La Reina has never been a place you come to. It's always been a place you go from. Fr. Greg Boyle

Dr. Emily Blodget '91 - Distinguished Alumna 2019-2020

The Alumnae Board is pleased to announce Dr. Emily Blodget '91 as the Distinguished Alumna for 2020-2021. The Distinguished Alumna award is given annually to a graduate who uses her “God-given talents to better her community.” 

Dr. Blodget was introduced by several of her La Reina 1991 classmates, Kristy Melton, Beth Henschel and Alia Haddad Teagle, who nominated her for this award.  Dr. Blodget is described by her peers as being a beloved member of the class of 1991.  “Her laugh and smile and infectious,” said Kristy Melton.

After her graduation from La Reina, Emily Blodget was one of three girls in her class to attend Stanford University; graduating with an AB in Human Biology.  She went on to earn her Master’s in Epidemiology and Biostatics at Boston University, and then received her medical degree from University of College Cork in Cork Ireland.  Dr. Blodget is currently the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Blodget's clinical interests include HIV, transplant infections and infectious disease. Her research interests include the incidence and outcomes of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) infection in patients with cirrhosis who are awaiting liver transplantation. She is conducting a large ongoing retrospective study in these patients to determine the risk factors as well as morbidity and mortality of VRE infection.  In addition to all of this, Dr. Blodget has also been working with patients with COVID.  Her service and goal to help care for people is at her core. 

In her acceptance speech, Dr. Blodget shared with our current students how La Reina helped her to find and develop her voice as a woman and shaped her into the physician that she is today.  “Don’t be afraid to take chances, have the confidence to move forward and find your passion,” shared Dr. Blodget. She encouraged students to take full advantage of what they have here at La Reina, there are so many opportunities and a fantastic support system.

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