Notable Scripps Alumnae

Alumnae pursue careers in a wide variety of fields including, art, science, medicine, business, finance, teaching, research, journalism, law, music, and psychology. Notable Scripps women include:

  • Nancy Cook Aldrich ’66: physicist and engineer
  • Serena Altschul ’96: broadcast journalist; has worked for MTV News, CNN, and CBS
  • Cornelia “Connie” Butler ’84: former curator at Los Angeles’ MOCA; curator of drawings at New York’s Museum of Modern Art
  • Marsha Genensky ’80: former Anonymous 4 musician
  • Gabrielle Giffords ’93: U.S. congresswoman (D-Arizona)
  • Johanna Greenberg ’85: veterinarian and artist; first person in a wheelchair to go to vet school
  • Linda Himelstein ’84: former writer and editor for BusinessWeek magazine; author of The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire
  • Molly Ivins ’66: nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and author of Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?, and Nothin’ But Good Times Ahead
  • Beth Nolan ’73: former White House Chief Counsel
  • Hannah Patterson Nyala ’91: author of the highly-acclaimed book, Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker’s Story of Domestic Violence and Personal Triumph
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether ’58: theologian
  • Alison Saar ’78: artist
  • Tanya Cherry Tull ’64: humanitarian; founder of Para Los NiƱos, Beyond Shelter, and A Community of Friends; co-founder of L.A. Family Housing Corporation