This year we are proudly celebrating Packer's 110th Founder's Day. Each year, we reflect on the profound impact Harriet Packer made on generations of students, after generously providing the financial support in 1853 to help rebuild Packer after the devastating fire destroyed what was then called the Brooklyn Female Academy.
Since 1911, the school has invited back distinguished alumnus/alumnae to demonstrate the impact Harriet Packer made so long ago. These guests tell us about their professional journeys and reflect on how Packer impacted their lives.
This year’s speaker is Aysha E. Schomburg, J.D. ’91. Aysha is the Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she advises the Biden Administration on matters related to child welfare, including child abuse and neglect, child protective services, family preservation and support, adoption, foster care, and independent living. She previously served as senior administrator for program oversight for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).