November 2019 Newsletter: Alumni Visit – U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan ‘93

November 25, 2019

U.S. Attorney for the State of Vermont and Mater Christi School alumna Christina E. Nolan ’93 and Justin Goulet visited Mater Christi School on November 8 to present their short film the Face of Recovery to grades 7 and 8. Face of Recovery focuses on the story of Justin Goulet. An athlete and powerlifter, Goulet injured himself in a weightlifting competition. Prescription medications provided pain relief for a time but Goulet eventually turned to heroin. As he became more dependent on heroin he turned to a variety of methods to gain access to the drug. The film shares the unique relationship between Goulet and U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan, who prosecuted him. Goulet speaks about his path from a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, to heroin addict, federal defendant and convicted felon. His path to recovery began when the jail cell door closed behind him in federal prison. Today, Goulet is a business owner and newly married. This film is a powerful story of addiction, recovery, and the path through justice and can be viewed through a link on the U.S. Attorney’s website.