Old Scholar Stories

We are proud of the varied pathways our old scholars have undertaken after their Loreto education. We love hearing and sharing their stories of success, discovery and adventure. Here is a space to showcase those stories, highlighting the diversity of interests that exist within our community.

What have you been up to since finishing at Loreto? If you have a story to share with us or know someone who would, please get in touch with the LOSA Vice President: vicepresident@losa.org.au

A new story will be posted each month, stay tuned!


March: Holly Ashworth’s (’17) journey as an apprentice chef and how Loreto inspired her to follow a unique path and remain driven in a fast paced industry.


January: Paula Zito’s (’91) career in Law and her appreciation for her Loreto education and experience

February: How Michaela Burger (’99) followed her dreams to become a professional performer, singer and dancer in the Performing Arts 

March: Georgia Minucci (’08) explains her role as Protocol Officer for Government House and how valuable her Loreto educational was to her career success

April: Twins, Andrea (’84) and Paul Newman’s incredible personal and professional journey since leaving Loreto

May: Sophie Kitchen’s (’11) career as a recipe developer and how her Loreto schooling taught her to be resilient and to always aim high!

June: Jacquie Biggar’s (’02) career journey in dentistry and how her Loreto education taught her about the value of opportunities

July: How Nathaniel Praino’s hard work and determination turned his dream panini and coffee shop into a reality

August: Antonia Cardone’s (’84) amazing career in architecture and how Loreto taught her the importance of women and equality within the workforce

September: Mel Davies’ (’08) professional career in law and contribution to the establishment of the Loreto Old Scholars’ Netball Club

October: Lizzy Stewart’s (nee Davey, ’08) advocacy for diversity and equality of women in STEM, and how her Loreto education provided her with the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams


February: Alisha Min (’11) appointed as director of CAMS Victorian State Council

March: Olivia Pietrobon’s (’11) career at Fulton Hogan and the importance of STEM

April: Elena Casciano’s (’00) professional IT journey and advocacy for women’s participation

May: Renata Ogilvie’s (’99) career in Marketing and passion for making a difference

June: Stephanie Patniotis’ exciting global career within the events management industry

July: Andrea Ingham’s (’89) incredible career journey within advertising and sales

August: Abra Remphrey’s (’87) passion for all things design and her professional career journey as co-director and founder of Detour Design Studio

September: Simone Anderson’s (’91) career in Recruitment and her involvement in Loreto Federation 2020 as President

October: Gabby McBriarty’s (’11) passion for Business Management led her to establish her own South Australian Aged Care Business

November: Melanie Ceko’s (’00) incredible social justice work and passion for English and Science