Annie De Groot.
Class of 1978.
CEO of a Biotech Company.
Passionate advocate for “access to care” whether vaccines (in Mali) or health care (in the US).
Believe that Smith is the College of Choice for women who want to make change in the world.
Thrilled to be a part of the Class of 1978 Fulfill the Potential Scholarship project, which is establishing a scholarship for women who have been accepted to Smith from post conflict and developing world countries.
Honored and moved every time I go to Smith to meet with “FTP” women who are currently enrolled at Smith.
Daughter of a Smithie (well, she did go there!) Hi Mom!
Aunt of a current Smithie. (Go Phoebes!)
Legally Married to Deb, mother of two beautiful children.
This picture is of me with the four wonderful Navegantes outreach workers who work at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, our free clinic for the uninsured in Providence. No pearls, I gave them to my daughter Aminata who was accepted to Smith but declined to go (her loss!). Still hoping that she will change her mind.
Fiercely Proud of my Smith degree. Proud to have three Smithies working with me at my biotech company. Smith gave me the confidence to do everything that I am doing now.
I contribute every month to “Fulfill the Potential Scholarship fund. Join me in supporting our fund to educate women from all over the world to lead lives of distinction through Smith. Read more at http://smith78.blogspot.com/