Alumnae

There are currently over 4,000 members of the Alumnae Association throughout the United States and around the world. The Alumnae Office strives to ensure each graduate feels a life-long connection with classmates and Roland Park Country School. Members of the Alumnae Association uphold the School’s philosophy, support RPCS financially, celebrate the School community, and preserve and sustain the traditions and history of Roland Park Country School. Each of you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We hope you will stay connected! 

The Magazine of Roland Park Country School, Connections - Summer 2023, is now available!

 

REDS in the Real World

Meet our alumnae! Our graduates have gone on to do incredible things and make our world a better place. Even though their paths have taken them all over the globe, their memories of RPCS keep them connected throughout the years. See what some of our REDS are up to in the real world!

Alumna Spotlight: Dr. Tala Al-Talib, 2001

For Dr. Tala Al-Talib, 2001, Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Cardiology at Greenspring Station, her love of science began at Roland Park Country School. She credits some of her most formative educational experiences as a result of her incredible teachers, including AP Biology teacher Mr. David Brock, for encouraging her critical thinking skills, and her AP French teachers, Madame Elana Vikan and Madame Kati Colombat, for fostering her love of foreign language and the arts.
 
Dr. Al-Talib went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in history and French from Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was Chief Medical Resident, and a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center.
 
Currently, Dr. Al-Talib focuses on general and preventative cardiology and specializes in cardiovascular disease in women, including those with breast cancer or other oncological history. She learned many life skills at RPCS that have guided her as a compassionate physician, including active and engaged listening, thoughtful communicating and empathizing with others.
 
Now as a current RPCS parent of two daughters, Dr. Al-Talib recalls how being part of an all-girls environment helped her find her voice and build her character and confidence. Being surrounded by other driven young women at school motivated her as well. Working in a historically male-dominated field, Dr. Al-Talib felt prepared from her time at RPCS. “Here, I learned the importance of being tenacious, hard-working, and organized, while maintaining confidence and staying humble.”

Since 1901, Roland Park Country School has been graduating driven and spirited women who take the world by storm. Many of our alumnae can pinpoint a moment, a class, or a teacher who inspired them to be the women they are today. Although these three women profiled here have had different career paths and a diverse range of experiences, you can clearly see how they credit their remarkable teachers at RPCS for pushing them – teaching them lessons that they now pay forward to others.