Eliza Pell David Massaro ’92

Eliza Massaro Alumnae Board

Eliza Pell David Massaro ’92

Avon, CT


Boston University
B.S., Trinity College

Elize is a clean water activist, volunteer for multiple amazing charities, has owned a children’s boutique, managed a political campaign, and has a passion for costume design. She’s a “jack of all trades, master of none.”

How did attending Walker’s impact your path and where you are now?

The friendships I built at Walker’s have sustained me and helped build me into the person I am now. We continue contact and our friendships have evolved from teenage-hood all the way through parenting and everything in between.

What do you find to be the most rewarding part of being on the Alumnae Board?

The continuation of the amazing community and friendships I experienced at EWS. The Alumnae Board is full of amazing, intellectual and capable women who inspire me with every meeting.

What is your fondest memory or tradition from your time at Walker’s?

Chapel was always a favorite for me. The community coming together in one place, once a week made for a feeling of safety and belonging.

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Close tie between Dr. Leonard and Sue Perillo. Both for the same reason: they were supportive of individual learning styles while holding every student to high standard of performance and effort.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a graduating Walker’s student?

Come back. Come back often. The more you retain connection to EWS, the more you will realize what a blessing the school is in your life. EWS is the foundation of all the things you will become. Come back yearly and see how far you’ve come.

What are some fun facts about you?
  • I make 70-80 costumes by hand every year for my kids’ school musical.
  • I am more than a little obsessed with Thai food.
  • I parent three boys and the only thing that bothers me about that is they can’t go to Walker’s.
  • I have absolutely no sense of direction.
  • I’ve been to almost every country (missing seven) in the world.