10 Things About Annie Strazzeri & The Academy of Our Lady of Peace


Everything happens for a reason.
 The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is a Catholic, liberal arts oriented, college preparatory, secondary school dedicated to the education of young women. As a Catholic school, OLP is committed to helping its students become active participants in building Christs kingdom of justice, love and peace. Annie Strazzeri is the OLP Pilot Parent Volunteer and Spirit Store Curator.
10 Things About Annie Strazzeri & The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

#1 I grew up here in San Diego. I attended UC High and was one of the first graduating classes of CSU San Marcos.


#2 Spanish was my first language. My mother is Latina, and my dad is from Italy. I have always identified with the Italian side of my family and learned the language in my teen years.


#3 Advice that I would give to my younger self – do not be so fast to react to things that bother me. Oftentimes, things have a way to turn out well in the end.


#4 I do believe that God has a plan for all of us and He spends a lot of time guiding us in that direction – nothing is by accident.


#5 My favorite travel destination has always been our home-away-from-home on the island of Oahu.

#6 My husband Joe recently made my dream of visiting London and Paris come true! In the Fall, Joe and I will go to Italy for a family wedding and then visit Austria for the first time. My favorite movie is “The Sound of Music” and I have wanted to visit the country ever since.


#7 I have lived a blessed life and really have nothing that I wish I had, or that I desire to have some day.


#8 I have always been involved with our kids’ education. I was room mom, Girl Scout troop leader, field trip organizer and gala chair. I was even a soccer coach! So, it seemed normal to want to get involved with OLP.


#9 When we talk about extraordinary OLP students who are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, we are talking about girls like Daniella. While at OLP, Daniella led the Robotics Club, served as a Peer Tutor, participated in Spring Sing and was a member of the Choral Club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Speech & Debate Team. Daniella is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. Daniella is a first-generation college graduate, who received the Harvard Faculty Scholarship for $241,000 and studied neurobiology with an interest in non-profit management, which has been cultivated by her social justice courses and experiences here at OLP.


#10 OLP is committed to intentional work around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all areas of the academic curriculum, student clubs, student leadership retreats, investment in professional development and more.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Women’s Symposium
Friday, March 24, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
4860 Oregon St., San Diego