Judge, Logistics Expert to Deliver 2021 Commencement Speeches

Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong ’93 and logistics expert Dakota Santana-Grace ’11 – both Webb valedictorians – will deliver commencement addresses on June 12 as The Webb Schools celebrate the Class of 2021.

Vivian Webb School will hold commencement exercises at 4 p.m. followed by Webb School of California at 7 p.m., both on Centennial Plaza. The events will include in-person and online participation for seniors and families of seniors. A livestream feed will be available for family members who cannot attend in person.

Frimpong, who received the 2020 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale. She worked as a public high school teacher, served in the Justice Department from 2007 to 2015 and worked briefly for the Millennium Challenge Corp. before her appointment to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Frimpong has served as a guest speaker at Webb’s Sophomore Career Evening, keynote speaker at the 2018 Honors Symposium, hosted alumni in her Los Angeles courtroom and, most recently, became an alumni mentor for Webb’s first-ever Black student/alumni affinity meeting.  

Santana-Grace graduated cum laude from Harvard in 2016 with a degree in government. He joined the Boston Consulting Group, where he serves as a project leader specializing in global package delivery as well as a leader for PRIDE@BCG, the organization’s LGBTQ+ professional inclusion program.

At Webb, Santana-Grace was a Peccary Scholar, Rogers Scholar, co-founder of the debate program and an active theater participant. He serves on the Alumni Council and co-chairs the Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee.

May 19, 2021

13:13 PM PDT