MPA Talks

Saturday, November 10, 2018
6 PM Social and appetizers
6:30 PM Presentations and seated dinner
7:30 PM Presentations conclude

Join us as four members of our MPA community share their meaningful and impactful stories with you. This event is designed to bring the community together to gain new perspectives from remarkable stories.

Ticket price of $20 includes passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and the presentations. Tickets are limited to 50.

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2018 Featured Speakers

After graduating from Mounds Park Academy in 2011, Laurel attended Scripps College, where she studied American studies and media studies. She has spent the last several years working at advertising agencies and PR firms creating media both for fortune 500 brands and for social advocacy causes. Additionally, her self-produced documentary about chronic illness appeared in several film festivals last spring. Currently, Laurel is a master's student at Columbia University where she is studying social entrepreneurship and public policy.


Kelly Turpin is an art producer in Minneapolis. She is an advocate of opera and art as a social movement and strives to produce work that is accessible, inclusive, and challenging, in ways that engage and educate communities. She received opera performance degrees from Ithaca College (BM) and Arizona State University (MM) and continues to perform locally. In her spare time she loves to cook, swim, and read, all in the company of her cat-child, Percy.


Gabby Law '19 is from White Bear Lake and is a proud "lifer" at Mounds Park Academy. At MPA, Gabby captains the tennis, Nordic skiing, and track teams, and has earned several awards in speech and debate. She is a student ambassador, peer leader, and co-leads Social Consciousness Club. When not being a concertmaster to the school's orchestras, All-State Choir member, and licensed beekeeper, Gabby is busy applying to colleges.


Julia believes she is incredibly fortunate to attend a school that allows students to pursue so many of their passions. She is heavily involved in speech, music, theater, student council (co-president), peer leaders, ambassadors, and debate—interacting with different people and mentors. She also enjoys attending events that allow her to advocate for her beliefs. She also loves traveling and spending time with friends and family.