Leadership and Entrepreneurship

LEADERSHIP AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Throughout its history, Roland Park Country School has been educating driven and spirited women who take on the challenges of their world with skill and confidence. Honed over time and applied each day in our classrooms and on our fields, the skills and confidence to lead sets RPCS graduates apart — in the workplace, the community and every dimension of their lives. It is our mission to empower women who will impact the world around them. The time is now to have the faculty, programs and spaces in place to create the visionary RPCS Leadership and Entrepreneurship Institute.
 

This is Our Moment Priorities

  • RPCS Leadership & Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Philanthropic Literacy Board Endowment
  • Internships and Fellowships
  • RED Block Offerings (and staffing)
  • K-12 Leadership Experiences
  • Faculty Salaries & Professional Development for Employees
  • Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Offerings
  • Connecting Service Learning and Social Innovation
Highlight: Alayna Gibson, 2020
 
Alayna Gibson, 2020 has always loved designing and building things and  knew she wanted to become an engineer. When she first learned about biomedical engineering on a STEM Institute field trip, the idea of helping people through this work inspired her to research the career further, which is how she first became interested in prosthetics. By the end of her sophomore year, Alayna had learned how to use a 3D printer to create a prosthetic hand that can grip objects.
 
Through RPCS’s Internship Program, Alayna spent a week shadowing the  physicians at the Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at the  Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network in Baltimore and Dankmeyer Prosthetics & Orthotics in Linthicum, MD. She observed patients with limb loss getting fitted for orthotics at Dankmeyer, spent time in pediatric postoperative and  adult outpatient clinics, and watched several surgeries, including two shoulder replacements and a wrist fracture surgery. Alayna’s favorite parts were working with prosthetics and with children. She enjoyed seeing the different steps in the process of creating and fitting a prosthetic and was surprised at how different and individualized each person’s prosthetic was. She was also surprised to learn about the flaws that still exist with the current designs and what biomedical engineers need to work on to fix those flaws.
 
“I had an amazing experience with my internship,” Alayna said. “The reactions  people had when they were able to walk for the first time after a long time were priceless. This internship was better than I ever could’ve imagined and I know for sure that I want to be a biomedical engineer who creates prosthetics when I’m older.”