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
The Alumnae Board is pleased to announce the Distinguished Alumna for 2019-20 is Amy Wolf Rasmussen ’88. The Distinguished Alumna award is given annually to a graduate who uses her “God-given talents to better her community.” Amy was introduced by her daughter, Grace Rasmussen ’19, who is currently attending California Lutheran University. Grace described her mom as “her hero” sharing she wanted to be, “just like her.” Grace described how hard her mother works, striving to make the lives of people around the world a little bit more normal, and a little bit more comfortable. In Grace’s words, “Amy’s compassion is nowhere more clear than in the effort that she puts into her work. She is working daily to make the world a better place.”
Amy works in the Biotechnology Industry and is currently Senior Director of Clinical Operations at Atara Biotherapeutics and the current Clinical Program Lead for novel allogenic therapy in Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, Amy is working on Atara’s T-cell immunotherapies which are designed to precisely recognize and target cancerous of diseased cells without affecting normal cell. Prior to this position, Amy spent 21 years working for Amgen. She has over 25 years of experience in clinical trial execution and over 16 years in clinical trial management. Amy has contributed to the clinical development and government approval of over 10 biotech and pharmaceutical products, including devices.
In her acceptance speech, Amy shared with our current students how La Reina helped her to find and develop her voice as a woman and shaped her into the woman that she is today. At La Reina, Amy learned about service, tolerance, compassion and how to become her best self. She encouraged students to take advantage of their opportunities at La Reina, and urged the girls to find out what they like and don’t like, and what their interests are. “This time in your life is a snap shot, so make the most of it!”