A minute mentoring style program where you get the opportunity to connect with women from a diverse range of professions, ask questions, and seek real answers. Realize your power and potential and learn from the Capital Region’s finest women!

*Dare to Climb is open to Girls in grades 8-12

Mentors include:

  • Hon. Helena Heath, Judge, Albany City Court
  • Carolina Chiale, Senior Graduate Student, Immunology, Albany Medical Center
  • Frieda Toth, Teen Librarian, Crandall Public Library
  • Jennifer Dentinger, Assistant Attorney, New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • Emily Gasperetti, Graduate Architect, JMZ Architects and Planners, P.C.
  • Kathryn Fore, Honors College Advisor, SUNY Albany
  • Rose De Guzman, Owner/Marketing Director (Ambassador Music Group) and Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Candidate (UAlbany)
  • Dr. Kelly Cooper, Veterinarian and Owner, Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic
  • Johannah Spero, Author
  • Jennifer Paperman, Quality Assurance Manager, Division of State Government Accountability, New York State Office of the Comptroller
  • Kelli Johnson, Opportunity Program Director, Skidmore College
  • Donna Kirker, Chief Nursing Officer, Glens Falls Hospital
  • Karen Love, Teacher (Hadley Luzerne High School) and former Pilot (US Air Force)
  • Lisa Lavery, Instructor- Dental Hygiene, Hudson Valley Community College

Lunchtime panel discussion:
Get answers to your questions about the college admissions process, tips for academic success, and more!

Panelists:

  • Kathryn Fore, Honors College Advisor, SUNY Albany
  • Ona Whaley, Academic Advisor, SUNY Adirondack
  • Beth Conrad, Admissions Counselor, SUNY Albany
  • Kelli Johnson, Opportunity Program Director, Skidmore College
  • Lourdes Thebaud, Director, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, Fulton Montgomery Community College