Kate Baus Bogumil ‘96 is a Stuart lifer from pre-school through grade 12. She played tennis and lacrosse and was part of several clubs including the admissions committee. Her daughter, Sophie, is currently in sixth grade and has been a student since preschool. Her son, Oliver, attended pre-school at Stuart and then moved to Princeton Academy for Kindergarten; he is now in third grade. Kate joined the Alumnae Board in 2016, then becoming vice president and is honored to be serving her first year as president.
Kate is an associate director of business continuity management at Bristol Myers Squibb. For the last two plus years she has served as program manager of the BMS COVID-19 Global Response & Recovery Team. Previous roles at BMS include project manager in enterprise governance and global product development and supply where she drove prioritization of enterprise initiatives by leveraging technology solutions in areas such as portfolio governance, packaging technical transfers, and supply chain transformation.
Kate sits on the leadership team of the Bristol Myers Squibb Network of Women (B-NOW) as Community Pillar Lead focusing on the strategic evolution of external conference partnerships, STEM and creating high value development opportunities for members.
Kate’s previous experience includes over six years at Airbus SE in Hamburg, Germany as a project engineer and three years at Harris, Miller, Miller & Hanson in Boston as an environmental consultant. She has a master’s in engineering management from Dartmouth College, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
One of the things Kate loves most about Stuart is the community. As a student, you are part of your grade, division and the entire school with special relationships built across all levels over the years. Do you remember your prayer buddy? Who was your eighth grade peer leader? What was the name of your big/little sister in Upper School? As a parent, the community expands to include other parents across various grades, faculty and staff that you now meet in a whole new light. That community expands even further to include all those that have graduated from Stuart and other Sacred Heart schools. There are so many stories of alums saying they found fellow Sacred Heart alums at their college or office or in Kate’s case, by joining the American Women’s Club of Hamburg. With the Sacred Heart values as the foundation across all definitions of the word community, it is incredibly easy to feel at home as soon as you walk through the front door.
Favorite Sacred Heart tradition: too many to count, but the Ring Ceremony, Prize Day, Gouter and Conge just to name a few.