Faculty & Staff Profiles
I love guiding girls to learn to fail well, access their internal self-worth, and feel confident and empowered in their bodies.
Ms. Atkinson became director of Summer at Santa Catalina in 2019. She has spent more than a decade empowering girls in a summer camp setting, including as founding director of Camp Lantern Creek, an all-girls sleepaway camp in her home state of Texas. She is also a facilitator and trainer for the Embody Love Movement, which empowers girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty through experiential learning around body image and self-love. Ms. Atkinson is a registered yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner, and she hosts a podcast for educators called “B.R.A.V.E.,” focusing on personal development and self-care. She loves hiking, exploring national parks, and doing anything beach-related. A member of the resident faculty, she lives on campus with her lab mix, Dottie.