• Attended Saint Maria Goretti Preschool
  • Graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Class of 2014), Notre Dame Preparatory (Class of 2018), University of San Diego (2022)

“I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am the middle of three children, and my parents made it a priority that we all attended Catholic school. My older sister is a Xavier College Preparatory and Creighton University alumna currently attending Veterinary school at Iowa State University. My younger sister is currently a freshman Notre Dame Preparatory.”

“While attending Notre Dame I received the opportunity to participate in three varsity sports, win two state championships, begin a club, and attend and lead Kairos retreats.”

“After graduating Notre Dame in 2018, I choose to continue my Catholic education at The University of San Diego. I am currently in the process of earning a BS/BA in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics. I work on campus as a tour guide, participate in Campus Ministry and volunteer at Promises2Kids in my free time. Additionally, I have picked up surfing and yoga sculpt.”

What impact did Catholic schools have on you?  

“Attending Catholic school taught me that there is so much more to an educational experience than the grades that appear on your transcript. I received a quality, rigorous education while learning the most important lessons to life such as: compassionate service, ethical conduct, and working towards a greater world. I truly believe my tangible success on paper can be attributed to the support of my Catholic school community throughout the years helping me recognize my God-Given talents and most importantly, reminding me that I am loved. I could not be more grateful for parents, who despite the good times or the bad, made Catholic school a possibility for me. I would not be where I am today without the privilege of Catholic education.”


“I received the opportunity to attend the University of San Diego on a merit scholarship. As mentioned above, I am in the process of receiving my Electrical Engineering degree. I have been named an Industry Scholar through the University of San Diego and have achieved the School of Engineering’s First Honors Dean’s list every semester thus far.”

Future Plans:

“I am interested in sustainability within the engineering field. Ideally, I would like a career working with renewable energy. I also plan to start a family and enroll my children in Catholic school.”

Pictured: Meghan Pipitone (Center) with her sisters and pets