Leslie Redlich Cockburn '70 encouraged the Class of 2019 to be open to chance, go on adventures, and trust in themselves during a rousing speech for Santa Catalina's 67th Commencement on June 1.
Drawing on stories from a long career in journalism and from a run for Congress in 2018, Cockburn told the graduates they are all capable of great things. "Catalina has already prepared you for the world beyond these walls," she said. "You are organized, you have critical thinking, a social conscience, a moral center, a love of deep friendship. You have been tested. You know that a woman can lead. So trust yourselves that you will find your path, and don't let it be too straight or too narrow."
Watch her speech below.