Magic Monday Alumnae Spotlight
It’s Magic Monday: May 2, 2022!
IT’S MAGIC MONDAY: MAY 2, 2022!
This month, we honor a Woman of Mercy who says, “I am proud to be a Mercy Girl. Mercy High School is a special place that teaches women to be confident and to grow to be their best selves. I love seeing alumnae return and take an active role in the school community. They carry on Mercy traditions for future generations of young women including my niece, Liliana E. ’25.” Meet Katie Rickert Tetrault ’97, Vice President of Finance and Grants Management at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Name: Katie Rickert Tetrault ’97
Post Mercy Education:
- B.S., Accounting, North Carolina State University, 2001
- M.B.A., Finance, Loyola University Maryland, 2003
Personal and Professional Achievements:
I am the Vice President of Finance and Grants Management at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which is a private philanthropy headquartered in Baltimore, working across the country to build brighter futures for children and youth. I have been at Casey for eleven years and currently oversee the accounting, financial, and grant-making operations. It has been a rewarding experience to use my skills as an accountant while supporting Casey and its staff as they improve outcomes for children and their families.
I am married, and my husband and I have two sons who are eight and twelve. I always seem to have some hobby that keeps me busy. During the early days of the pandemic, I taught myself how to make cloth masks. I started selling them to friends and family in exchange for donations to a local non-profit providing food to families in need. I raised over $1,000 selling about 100 masks. These days, when I’m not working or shuttling kids to and from activities, I’m playing tennis.
Were there any classes you took at Mercy that stand-out to you? Why?
I loved geometry with Ms. Joanne Simmons. It just made sense to me. While accounting does not involve geometry, it does often feel like figuring out pieces to a puzzle.
What is your favorite Mercy memory?
I have many fond memories at Mercy, so it’s hard to pick just one! As a Mercy Girl, I made lifelong friends. Anna Skowronski Mahaney ’97 and I spent four years as lacrosse teammates and these days can be found on a tennis court as doubles partners. If I must pick just one memory, I’d go with winning the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) Lacrosse Championship my senior year. It was a team goal several years in the making, and I’m sure to check out our banner every time I’m back in the gym!
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