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St. Brigid Alumnae Career Panel 2020

We were thrilled to welcome back Meghan Kehoe’04, director of publicity at RCA Records; Meaghan Rogers’07, a licensed clinical social worker; Emma Dowden’14, a second-year analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management; Kelly Venardos’85, producer/senior producer for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt; and Kyla Heinz’08, dance teacher, choreographer, performer, and judge.

Over the 11+ years Meg Kehoe’04 has been at RCA Records, she has worked on the media campaigns for some of today’s biggest superstars including P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, G-Eazy, Pentatonix, Cam, Backstreet Boys, and so many more. She began her career at RCA Records after interning at Jive Records her senior year at Fordham University in 2008.

As the primary therapist at GenPsych Adolescent Partial Program, Meaghan Rogers’07 works with teens who are recently out of the hospital or unable to be in school due to mental health issues. She works with youth and adolescents individually in therapy, facilitating group therapy, and incorporating families into treatment. She assists her clients in identifying goals and helps them get back to school successfully.

Emma Dowden’14 has been employed at J.P. Morgan Asset Management since 2018 as a member of the Funds Management rotational program, where she has held roles in Subadvisory, Retirement Business Management, and most recently, the Global Strategic Relationships team. She is responsible for supporting a group of relationship managers who sell mutual funds to JPMAM’s home office clients. Her everyday work includes attending client meetings, creating sales analyses, and working with various investment and due diligence teams to improve client relationships.

Kelly Venardos’85 has been at NBC since 1993, where she first worked as an associate producer at a newsmagazine show called “Now, with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric” and then as an associate producer and field producer at Dateline NBC where she worked on both breaking-news and longer-term stories. After nearly five years at Dateline, she moved to NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. She has worked under three anchormen at Nightly News (Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, and Lester Holt) and nine different Executive Producers in the course of her tenure. Kelly has won six News Emmy’s, two George Foster Peabody Awards (University of Georgia), and two Columbia University Alfred I. DuPont Awards.

During the school year, Kyla Heinz’08 teaches at two dance studios and choreographs multiple studio’s solos, duos, trios, and small group and large group numbers of all genres including tap, jazz, acro dance, lyrical, musical theater, and more. She judges dance competitions around the tristate area on the weekends. During the spring and summer, Kyla teachers master classes at conventions such as Rock the City and Mind Body Sole, and at smaller dance camps at private studios. She is constantly auditioning and submitting for performance work. This past year, she performed in Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank and at Youtube's Brandcast Event at Radio City Music Hall. Kyla was also the lead female tap dancer in two runs of Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Thank you to our impressive alumnae for sharing their knowledge and experience with our St. Brigid students!

Click here for the full photo album, courtesy of Patrizia Tersigni.