2021: This year two alumnae were presented with The Distinguished Young Alumnae Award.
Joyhdae Albert ’01
Mary Dooley ’03
Joyhdae Albert currently serves as office manager in the New York City office of Roth Capital Management. Following graduation from SBS, she earned a degree in Business from Tufts University, where she was a Goldman Sachs Scholar. She continued her education at Berkeley College in New York, NY, earning an Associate’s Degree in Business-Administration Marketing. Joydhae has also held positions at the Harlem Arts Alliance, the 40/40 Club, and the Hall Company. At SBS, she was a member of Student Council, was part of the Debate Team, sang in Octet, served as a Blue Key Guide, and was chosen as Sweater Girl. Joyhdae served on the SBS Alumnae Board and is a founder of FundBLACKWomen, an organization that crowdfunds and counsels black women founders.
Mary graduated with a PhD in School Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. Her dissertation, titled “We’re Here Too: The Black Female Experience in North Carolina Schools,” explored systemic, institutional, and direct racism these students face with the least amount of support. She is a pediatric psychologist in integrated primary care settings, working within the community and schools to support marginalized and oppressed children and families. She is an advocate for structural, systemic changes. Mary presents at conferences, in schools, and for a variety of organizations, focusing on topics including abuse, mandated reporting, trauma, anti-racist/anti-bias practices, and white supremacy.