NBC10 Anchor Tracy Davidson Delivers Keynote at Merion Mercy Academy Career Day

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, NBC10 television anchor Tracy Davidson spoke to the entire Merion Mercy Academy student body as part of the school's Career Day program. Davidson shared her career path and offered insights and advice for pursuing your passion. She also spoke of being called to deepen her faith, which led her to earn a master's degree in Spirituality. Asked about that decision, Davidson said, "I wanted to talk to people about God's love, because God's love is the only explanation for why I am here before you today." Recounting a difficult childhood, she added, "This is beyond my wildest dreams."

Davidson's keynote was followed by panel presentations from 16 Merion Mercy alumnae in the fields of:

  • Arts, Culture, & Entertainment and Communications/English, 

  • Business and Criminal Justice/Law

  • Education and Social Services

  • STEM

Commonly heard advice from the graduates included, "Say yes to every opportunity;" "Have faith you'll end up where you're meant to be;" and "Make the most out of whatever situation you find yourself in."

Participants included:

Jennifer Baldino Bonett '87
Editorial Leader, ChristianaCare

Emily Crawford '17
Owner, Emily Rose Dance Creations

Kellianne Nicholas DeBlase '06
Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Welcome America, Inc.

Angela DiCocco Donnelly '04
Former Faculty Member, Merion Mercy Academy/Mount St. Joseph Academy

Amanda Dunning '05
Assistant Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Kiehl's, L'Oréal 

Diane Duffy Hankee '88
Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Joseph University

Kristen Harrison '16
Freelance Photographer and Video Editor

Lauren Reilly Hopkins '99
Supervisor of Secondary Humanities, Lower Merion School District

Mayla Henderson Jackson '02
Director of Family Planning, Access Matters

Elizabeth Loftus '14
Senior Client Associate, Nautilus Labs

Jeannie McGill '17
Software Engineer, eMoney Advisor

Christina Nunno '15
Neuropsychology Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania

Tara Keohane Scherf '94
Registered Nurse, DCMH

Ava Sullivan '16
Producer, Paramount Global

Christina Marconi Walker '05
Director of Planning and Design, The Hankin Group

Bios for all of our participants can be found here.

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