On March 27, 2016 Alumna Caitie Whelan ’02 addressed Upper School students during Assembly. She shared the story of her non-linear path from Waynflete to her current role as Founder/Noter-in-Chief of The Lightning Notes, a short daily post to “help move the world forward.” It features ideas and stories to remind us that we matter and that improving the world is our matter.
Prior to The Lightning Notes, Caitie was a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in Congress, co-founded a school in India for lower-caste musicians, and raised pigs in Italy. She is a graduate of Brown University where she co-launched their Social Innovation Initiative, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she co-founded and chaired the Salt Alumni Board. She is a Truman Scholar from the State of Maine.