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Alumnae Profiles

In a vibrant network of over 3,500 talented women, a Lincoln alumna is always up to something fascinating. Each of their stories teaches us more about what it means to be a Lincoln girl in today’s world - here's what we’ve learned…

Jill Craybas '92
Jill Craybas '92
Tennis has been the one constant in Jill Craybas’s life, and the Lincoln School alumna, who was inducted into the United States Tennis Association of New England’s Hall of Fame in June, has known success at every level. She excelled as a junior player, earned All-America honors and won national championships with both the University of Florida and the University of Texas, represented her country in the Olympics and became a mainstay on the Women’s Tennis Association tour from the minute she turned pro. 

The six-time WTA champion embodied the Lincoln ideals of drive and resilience throughout her 17-year stint on the tour, competing in 45 straight Grand Slams and maintaining a top-100 ranking for ten consecutive seasons. Today, she works as a broadcaster for BBC Radio, Live@Wimbledon and TV World Feed. She also nurtures the passion to play in young athletes, running USTA clinics and coaching high-performance junior players.
Reisha Brown '89
Reisha Brown '89
Reisha Brown took many lessons with her when she walked out of Lincoln School’s red doors after graduation, but the most powerfully enduring piece of wisdom she left with – the one that has guided her down a remarkable career path from that point forward – is that Lincoln girls can do anything. 

Reisha, who attended Brynn Mawr and St. George’s University School of Medicine, spent her early career in hospital-owned pediatric practices, but when her contract expired in 2015, echoes of ambition fostered at Lincoln encouraged her to finally pursue a long-held dream – founding her own practice. Pediatric Associates of SWFL PA opened almost two years ago, and has more than doubled in size, affirming Reisha’s belief that it was the best career decision she ever made. 

“Do it because you love it,” is the advice she passes on. “If you love what you are doing, you will thrive.”

Lesson learned.
Becca Knowles Braun '88
Becca Knowles Braun '88
“I had no idea I would go into business,” admits Becca Knowles Braun. "I really didn't think I was a business person. I didn't fit the personality. But from the first day on my first job in actual business, I just loved it.”

That love for the business world has evolved, taking Becca, a 1988 graduate of Lincoln School, from a position as a management consultant for a boutique firm in Boston to her current role as the president of The Braun Group, a Shaker Heights, Ohio company that produces CEO memoirs and biographies. The Harvard University linguistics major and graduate of Harvard Business School has made her mark in other areas as well, working in private equity, co-founding a tech company, starting several non-profit organizations, and serving as a founding team member of Jumpstart, a venture fund that has invested equity in more than 50 start-up companies in Ohio.

Have someone in mind for an alumnae profile?
Contact Caitlin Grant at 401-455-1127 or cgrant@lincolnschool.org.

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