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Emily Steiner writes: “I’m delighted that my daughter, Sophia Decherney, is in the class of 2025. As a professor of medieval literature at the University of Pennsylvania, I owe many debts to the wonderful humanities faculty at Brown.”
Chris Ott writes: “I recently became deputy director of the National High Speed Rail Alliance. We’re working to bring the fast trains that so many other countries already have to the United States, and to give much better and cleaner alternatives to long drives and short flights.”
Ayanna Howard Torres, dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Investors 2021 class of fellows. An accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur, and educator, she joined Ohio State on March 1, 2021, as the first woman to lead the university’s College of Engineering. Her career, which has included positions in higher education, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and in the private sector, has also focused on inclusiveness and diversity in STEM. She has received numerous accolades and honors for her work. In 2018, Forbes named her to its America’s Top 50 Women in Tech list. In May 2020, she was named the Association for Computing Machinery’s Athena Lecturer in recognition of fundamental contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence.
Jodi Shin Yamamoto writes that Karen Hutton and Darrell Perkins were married in Captiva Island, Fla., on July 29. Joining them in celebration were Darrell’s Brown classmates Roy Carver, Kevin Newman, Katie Brainard Perkins, and Amy Weimer.
Christopher Ott became the deputy director for the Chicago-based High Speed Rail Alliance.
Mariah Draper Calagione, cofounder and communitarian at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, coauthored The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures. Mariah writes: “It is a heavily illustrated, lovingly told page turner that provides a detailed account of Dogfish Head’s history through heartfelt stories, a timetable of the brewery’s off-centered beverage releases and a plethora of coworker-told tales. It’s written in collaboration with my husband and Dogfish Head cofounder and brewer, Sam Calagione, and longtime coworker and general manager of the Dogfish Inn, Andrew C. Greeley. The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures offers readers a chronology of the offbeat escapades that propelled Dogfish Head to exponential growth, from opening its doors as one of the smallest commercial breweries in America in 1995 to today becoming one of the largest and most well-known independent craft breweries in the nation.”
Samantha Barlow Martinez writes: “During the 2020 quarantine, my old friend Professor Michael Maslanka at UNT Dallas College of Law invited me to co-author a law school textbook with him. Many months later, we finished Experiencing Employment Discrimination Law, published by West Academic Publishing in 2021. It is a departure from traditional textbooks and teaches practical day-to-day skills for litigators in this subject area. I continue to practice labor and employment law in the Houston area. I tried to convince my kids to apply to Brown, but they both wanted to be University of Texas Longhorns.”
Tania Teschke writes: “I am honored and excited to announce that my book, The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, Inspired by Ancestral Traditions was named one of the Best French Cooking Books of All Time by BookAuthority.”
Grace Huang published Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Shame: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China with Harvard University Asia Center. She is currently a professor of government at St. Lawrence Univ. in Canton, N.Y.
Ian Reifowitz was promoted to the academic rank of State University of New York (SUNY) distinguished professor. This is a SUNY-wide rank to which a handful of faculty across all disciplines and SUNY campuses get promoted each year, and the members form the SUNY Distinguished Academy. Ian has been a member of the historical studies department at SUNY Empire State College since 2002. He writes: “The best thing about the promotion was that my daughter was so excited she baked us a little chocolate peanut butter cake to celebrate.”
Beth Wishnie writes: “Lisa Loeb ’90 and I were on a Brown theater reunion several months ago, which inspired her to want to write a musical about the pandemic experience with all the amazing Brown grads we were reconnecting with after all these years. A bunch of the other people in the reunion agreed it was a great idea and so we did it. In the spirit of Once Upon A Weekend, a playwriting festival that Paula Vogel created at Brown years ago, we got 10 different playwrights, matched them with composers and directors, all from Brown, and created 10 seven-minute complete musicals, all taking place from March to November 2020, all on Zoom, and all about finding connection with other people while isolated because of the pandemic. The actors are also all from Brown and include Lisa Loeb, Julie Bowen ’91, JoBeth Williams ’70, Josh Hamilton ’91, Ann Harada ’85, and Rhonda Ross ’93 among many other talented folks. They streamed the musical starting May 20 for four days as a fundraiser for the Actors Fund.”
Linda Shiue ’98 MD (see ’93).
Peter Chin-Hong ’97 MD (see Linda Shiue ’93).
At press time, these alums were appointed or awaiting appointment to the Biden administration: Jennifer Daskal ’94, deputy general counsel (cyber & technology), Department of Homeland Security; Elisabeth Donahue ’86, chief of staff, Council of Economic Advisers; Marc Etkind ’87, associate administrator for communications, NASA; Ruby Goldberg ’17, special assistant, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; Suzanne Goldberg ’85, deputy assistant secretary for strategic operation, U.S. Dept. of Education ; Roberta Jacobson ’82, coordinator, U.S. Southern Border, National Security Council; Jennifer Klein ’87, cochair, White House Gender Policy Council; Daniel Kohl ’87, director of government relations, AmeriCorps; Letise Houser LaFeir ’00, senior advisor, NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Emma Leheny ’92, principal deputy general council, U.S. Dept. of Education; Suzan Davidson LeVine ’93, interim political head, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor; Sean Manning ’18, press assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Ben Miller ’07, senior advisor to the chief of staff, U.S. Dept. of Education; Melanie Nakagawa ’02, senior director, climate and energy, National Security Council; Victoria Nuland ’83, undersecretary of state for political affairs, State Dept.; Daniel Parnes ’10, special assistant to the ASD for energy environment & installations, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Tanya Sehgal ’06, special advisor and senior counsel, U.S. Dept. of Personnel Management; Stefanie Tompkins ’93 ScM, ’97 PhD, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Christina Tsafoulias ’04, supervisory congressional liaison specialist, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID; Janet Yellen ’67, Secretary of the Treasury; Todd Zabatkin ’10 MPP, deputy director for research (White House Communications Dept.) ; and Maria Zuber ’83 ScM, ’86 PhD, cochair, President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Linda Shiue ’98 MD is excited to share her debut cookbook Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes, which was published by Hachette Go in March (bit.ly/SpiceboxKitchen). Linda is the first director of culinary medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, where she practices internal medicine, and in 2017 she founded Thrive Kitchen, which provides healthy cooking classes for patients. Linda lives with Peter Chin-Hong ’92, ’97 MD, and their two daughters in San Francisco. Peter is associate dean of regional campuses at UCSF, overseeing the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and the UCSF-San Joaquin Valley PRIME program at UCSF Fresno. Peter is a professor at UCSF School of Medicine and director of the Transplant Infectious Disease Service and has been a frequent media commentator on the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org and Peter can be contacted at Peter.Chin-Hong@ucsf.edu.
Justine Stamen Arrillaga had a fun gathering with Christine Shin Yin ’92 MAT visiting (from San Francisco) her sister Jodi Shin Yamamoto ’93 in Honolulu, where both Justine and Jodi live.
Ayanna MacCalla Howard explores how the tech world’s racial and sexual biases are infecting the next generation of artificial intelligence in her audiobook Sex, Race, and Robots. Narrated by Hollywood actress Amandla Stenberg, the audiobook is available on audible.com.
Tania Teschke is selling handcrafted soaps and creams made from natural and organic ingredients and in support of regenerative agricultural farmers who are creating carbon-sequestrating soil with their humanely cared for, grass-fed herbivores. Tania writes: “I began to learn about organic and sustainable eating at Brown and I am continuing to learn today. Visit my site at www.etsy.com/shop/BordeauxKitchen.”
Ariel Sabar’s nonfiction book VERITAS: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife was published by Doubleday in August. Ariel writes: “The book grew out of a long investigative story I wrote for The Atlantic magazine about a Harvard historian who was tricked by a con artist into publishing a sensational papyrus forgery that would have rewritten the history of Christianity.”
Justin Massey (see Jennifer Morgan Massey ’56).
Jennifer Morgan Massey writes: “My daughter, Hilary Massey Billings ’85, is chair of the San Francisco branch of Habitat for Humanity and spent two weeks with her husband building houses all over Nepal and loved it. My son, Justin Massey ’93, has been re-elected to a five-year term on the Hermosa Beach City Council, where he is currently mayor pro tem.
New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State, Tahesha Wright Way ’93, is chair of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, which seeks to increase awareness around the state and develop a plan for getting people to return their census forms on time. She is also responsible for other initiatives focused on enhancing New Jersey’s civic health, including the State Council on the Arts and the State Archives.
Alina Moran has been named president of Dignity Health—California Hospital Medical Center and will lead the overall direction, strategy, and operation of the hospital. In her more recent role, she served as chief executive officer for NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in East Harlem, N.Y., as well as chief patient growth officer for the NYC Health + Hospitals system. Contact Alina at email@example.com.
William Castle writes: “After serving as Acting General Counsel of the Department of Defense for nearly a year under then Secretary Jim Mattis, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has awarded me the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. The Medal is the highest that the Department can confer on a non-career federal employee and has previously been awarded to three presidents. The accompanying citation reads, in part, ‘Mr. William S. Castle is recognized for distinguished public service as Principal Deputy General Counsel… [and] was critical to successful outcomes in the most sensitive classified operational and intelligence matters of the Department… .’”
Ron Baker is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, and is also active in the Brown Alumni Club of Toronto interviewing Canadian admission candidates. Last May, Ron and his fiancée, Barbara Ann Hill-Holland of Ottawa, attended the club’s meeting at the home of Samara S. Walbohm ’93. Her guest, Dr. Dietrich Neumann, professor of history of art and architecture at Brown, gave what Ron says was “a marvelous illustrated lecture on the many statues and architectural features on the Brown campus.” In June, Ron was invited by the Governor General of Canada to Rideau Hall, her official residence, for the inauguration of the Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument. Ron, who is a Canadian citizen, is a member of the Monarchist League of Canada, whose members support their constitutional monarchy and the royal family.
The board of directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the election of Erbin Crowell, executive director of the Neighboring Food Co-Op Association (NFCA) and first vice chair of NCBA CLUSA’s board of directors, as the association’s new board chair, effective June 19.
Freddy Bruce writes: “In early June a big group from the classes of 1990 to 1994 met in London at Ristorante Frescobaldi in Mayfair. The evening was organized by Azadeh Ghotbi ’91, whose photo exhibition in London a few months before was where the idea of a reunion in London came together. She, Charles Perry, Diana Frescobaldi, and Elena Pistorio, organized the event. Elena sadly was unable to attend the event. During dinner Diana stood up and took us on a journey through the villages of Tuscany that produced the wines we were drinking. Her family has been making wines for 11,000 years she said, and then corrected herself: they had been making wines for only 31 generations. Charles gave an impassioned speech about Brown, citing some of the recent statistics about 2,600 lucky youngsters offered places out of close to 40,000 applications. He spoke about early action at Brown, to which only Konstantin von Unger ’91 seemed to relate. Anastasia Manias, Matilda Douridas, Orsalia Parthenis ’93, Stefanos Pesmazoglou, and Thomas Giolmas came en masse with their Athenian good looks and smiles of the sunny Mediterranean life. Ashley Wodke Chiampo ’91 and Karan Paul were visiting from Singapore and India, respectively, and were able to make the event. Catalina Hoyos-Lago, “la Divina,” made a special trip from Colombia—never one to miss out on such a party. Hugh Warrender ’90 and Miles Montgomery ’90 ensured there was a lively after party at 5 Hertford Street dancing until the early hours... and there were many other alumni who gathered to celebrate our youth and friendships made together at Brown.”
Ian Reifowitz published The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh’s Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump, (Ig Publishing) in May. Ian writes: “It explores how Limbaugh sought to tribalize our politics through his racially divisive, falsehood-ridden portrayal of President Obama. By playing and preying on white anxiety, Limbaugh laid the groundwork for the election of a president who essentially adopted his view of the Obama presidency.”
Joan Hoost McMaster hosted Junior League of Rhode Island members and their guests at the Brown Faculty Club on Saturday, April 27, for the 5th Annual Women Authors Luncheon. The guest authors were Emily Arnold McCully ’61 and Mary-Kim Arnold ’93, ’95 MFA. McCully has written and illustrated more than 30 children’s books and was awarded a Caldecott Medal. She spoke about her most recent book, She Did It!, a compendium of the success stories of 21 prominent American women. Arnold is a writer, poet, and visual artist, and serves as a visiting lecturer in English at Brown. Her new book, Latency for the Long Moment, is a memoir of her life as a South Korean orphan who was adopted and raised by American parents. She describes her continuing search for her birth mother over the years and wonders what life would be like if they were to meet some day. Following the authors’ presentations, there was a book-signing. Joan writes: “A delightful afternoon!”
Jennifer Reid writes that she enjoys expanding the worldviews and sociolinguistic skills of middle-school students by teaching them to speak French. Her specialty is transforming shy seventh-graders into gabby eighth-graders by embracing the awkwardness and silliness inherent in learning to talk like a toddler when you’re 12. Jen writes: “My husband, Luis Andrade (Columbia ’90), and our seven-year-old daughter and I moved from Oakland to the suburban wilds of Lafayette, Calif., and are still searching for decent pizza and Mexican food. We went on a holiday lunchtime adventure with Amy Jervis, Raymond Ku ’92, Charlene Ku ’94, and Tim Smith ’93, and frequently see Triane Chang, Rachel Leventhal, and Kitty Vieth ’93.”
John J. Sheinbaum published Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide in December. In the book, John turns to a range of musical examples spanning Mahler’s symphonies, jazz improvisations, and Bruce Springsteen’s hits to analyze the dominant categories used for evaluating music in the West, questioning what we appreciate and what we miss by adhering to those value systems. You can read more about the book at: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo31043323.html
Anne Rouse Sudduth moved to the Boston area with her husband and two teenage daughters. She does environmental sustainability consulting with K-12 schools.
Kathleen Lynch McCabe lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. Kate writes: “I have the honor of serving the students, teachers, and families of Jersey City in my capacity as the principal of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School. McNair Academic recently won the honor of being ranked the #1 school in the state. (We also had a prom on the TODAY show in May—don’t know if anyone saw that? QuestLove was the DJ. So much fun!) If anyone is interested in getting in touch to compare notes about what works and what doesn’t in school leadership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you.”
Ulle Viiroja Holt ’92 AM, ’00 PhD, writes: “This past August I had a first birthday party for my grandson Aeneas, who is the latest grandchild to join our family and the first baby for William Holt ’02 and his wife Melissa. His other grandparent is Dennis A. Holt ’65 and his aunt is Denise Holt ’93.
Elkan Abramowitz is still actively practicing law in his firm, Marvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello in New York City. Elkan writes that he is living on Long Island, only ten minutes away from his son, Andy ’92, and daughter-in-law Leslie Stern Abramowitz ’93.
Tania Teschke announces the release of her ancestral French cookbook, The Bordeaux Kitchen, a life’s work, about discoveries about health, French gastronomy, and feeding one’s family, accumulated since her days at Brown. She currently lives in Bern, Switzerland. Check out her website at www.bordeauxkitchen.com.
Wendy Maragh Taylor ’93 writes: “I became the associate dean of the college for student growth and engagement at Vassar College in August after being home with my two children. I was previously the director of the campus life ALANA Center and co-chair of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative at Vassar and will also continue in the latter role. Thanks to the MPC and WPC programs for putting me on this path.”
Rebecca Schotland Wolsk is in Washington, D.C., and working in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice as a tax knowledge management associate.
Sarah Mahoney Huard writes: “I am living in my hometown of Barrington, Rhode Island, and working as a realtor in Providence at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. I’ve been working with many Brown alums and faculty members as clients and loving the interaction of Brown, Rhode Island, and real estate. I’m also licensed in Massachusetts, so I have been working with many Massachusetts hockey connections as clients. I am raising two teenage hockey players, who both attend La Salle Academy in Providence, and I have two lab rescue dogs.”
Christy Harper writes: “My family and I moved to Morris County, New Jersey. It would be great to reconnect with classmates in the area.”
Andrew Borodach writes: “In 2016, my wife, Rachel Wolf (Barnard ’99), and I had our first child, Kira Ruth. We live in New York City. After a 15-year career as an international merger and acquisition lawyer (including at AIG during the 2008 financial crisis, where I oversaw the divestiture of AIG’s Asian assets), I am the head of AIG’s merger and acquisition integration separation office, overseeing all operational aspects of the company’s acquisitions and divestitures.”
Rudrani Banik opened a new private practice in New York City. She specializes in ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and migraine. She is introducing a novel approach to chronic eye disease and headaches, which emphasizes nutrition and lifestyle changes. Visit her website at www.rudranibanikmd.com to learn more.
Eric M. Graban has been preoccupied with Quarry Bio (quarrybio.com), which performs high-resolution protein analysis for drug discovery, working eventually toward greener and less costly drug solutions for autoimmune disorders. Tarez Samra Graban is associate professor of English at Florida State Univ. and has been preoccupied from 2015 to 2018 with transnational archival research related to her courtesy fellowship at the Univ. of South Africa in Pretoria. They hope any/all alumni traveling through the southeast will look them up in Tallahassee, Fla.
Manoj T. Abraham writes “After finishing training at Cornell, NYU, and UCLA, my wife, Kavita Aggarwal (whom I met in medical school), and I settled in the New York mid- Hudson Valley where we are raising our two children: Kiran, 14, and Minali, 13. I have a private practice, Facial Plastic Surgery/Oasis Medispa, and am academically affiliated with the New York Medical College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I continue to lead medical missions with Healing the Children Northeast and work with organizations at both the local and national level. I’m looking forward to reconnecting at the upcoming reunion.”
From the November/December 2017 Issue
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Rudrani Banik ’97 MD has opened a private practice in New York City. Rudrani specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, migraine wellness, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Rudrani writes: “I am introducing a novel functional medicine approach, which emphasizes nutrition and lifestyle changes for chronic eye disease as well as headaches. Please visit www.rudranibanikmd.com to learn more.”
Mallika Chopra (see Bill Brisk ’60).
From the July/August 2017 Issue
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Ayad Akhtar (see Dean Alexander ’70).
Andrew Borodach (see Ardell Kabalkin Borodach ’57).
Brad Simon writes: “After marrying Michael, my partner of several years, we are thrilled to welcome our daughter, Isabella James Simon, born March 3. We moved full-time to the Berkshires from Brooklyn, and I started a tech law practice working with clients on the East and West Coast. I also make custom ukuleles and guitars in my garage workshop (undermountaininstruments.com ). I’d love to hear from former classmates.”
Christopher R. Ott writes: “After 10 years as communications director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts in Boston, I became the executive director of the ACLU in Wisconsin, my home state.”
From the May/June 2017 Issue
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From the March/April 2017 Issue
Ayad Akhtar (see John Beatty ’70).
Jeremy Hushon (see John and Judith Minna Hushon ’67).
Sarah Mahoney Huard is living in her hometown of Barrington, R.I., with her teenage boys, husband John, and three lab rescues. She is working as a real estate agent in Providence at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty and loving it.
Justin Morgan Massey (see Jenifer Morgan Massey ’56).
Mark Shanahan’s original play, The Dingdong: Or, How The French Kiss, adapted from Feydeau’s Le Dindon, opened Off-Broadway and regionally in 2016. In 2017, he will direct his own adaptation of A Christmas Carol for Houston’s Tony Award winning Alley Theatre and return to the role of Walt Disney in Off-Broadway’s Small World.
From the January/February 2017 Issue
Ivan Ascher published a critique of contemporary finance, in which he ridiculously claims to channel the spirit of Karl Marx. It is called Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction (Zone/MIT).
Michael Turrill joined the Los Angeles office of Hogan Lovells as a partner in the litigation, arbitration, and employment department. He lives in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife, Dounia, and sons, Nicolas, 15; Luke, 13; and Aidan, 11.
Michael Yablonsky returned from Pacific Partnership 2016, a joint forces deployment where he worked with multiple partner nations and provided medical care, taught, discussed, worked side-by-side, and learned a great deal from the host nations of Timor-Leste, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Michael writes: “After five months abroad, I was thrilled to return to my family in San Diego.” C
From the November/December 2016 Issue
Marshall S. Sprung writes: “After nearly 20 years on the West Coast, I have returned to New York City to begin work as managing director and global head of compliance at The Blackstone Group. Along for this exciting adventure are my husband, Ronald Zate (MSU ’85), and 18-month-old twins, Charlotte and Spencer.”
Christopher Talbott announces that his feature documentary, Deep Run, is being distributed to educational institutions by Women Make Movies, with television broadcast and VOD premiere coming soon. The executive producer is Susan Sarandon. Deep Run is a portrait of Cole Ray Davis, a trans teen coming of age in a small rural town in America’s Bible Belt. It has screened at several festivals, including Outfest, Woodstock, DOC NYC International Film Festival, and Frameline. Deep Run won best documentary at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival and the Emerging Talent Award at Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival.
From the September/October 2016 Issue
Kate Irvin, curator of Costume and Textiles for the RISD Museum, announces her exhibition All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion, which opened in April and can be viewed through Sept. 11, 2016.
Kobi M. Wright was named Special Counsel for Economic Development for the City of Indianapolis by recently elected Mayor Joe Hogsett. He will negotiate development transactions on behalf of the mayor’s office and the Bond Bank. Wright served in this capacity for the city’s last Democratic mayor, Bart Peterson, who left office in 2007.
From the July/August 2016 Issue
Hope Jarvis accepted a role in January at Chubb, a major publicly traded property and casualty insurer. As operations officer, she is responsible for the operations and customer service organization of personal risk services.
From the May/June 2016 Issue
Mallika Chopra released her book Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy in April 2015.
Scott Nader joined the Garden City Group (GCG) as executive vice president and general counsel. He previously served as vice president and chief counsel of the Americas for GCG’s parent organization, Crawford & Company. In his new role he will oversee the company’s legal department and its compliance with diversity and inclusion functions. He will be commuting between Atlanta and New York City and looks forward to connecting with alumni in the New York City area.
Brad Simon married his long-term partner, Michael James, last September. They split their time between Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Berkshires. He writes: “In addition to working as senior vice president and general counsel of IAC Applications, I make ukuleles through www.undermountainukuleles.com .”
From the March/April 2016 Issue
Kerri Barbour DiFiore teaches and directs at the York County School of the Arts in Williamsburg, Va. She would love to hear from classmates and writes: “If you are in the area, come by the school to meet my students and drop some knowledge!”
Sarah Mahoney Huard lives in Barrington, R.I., where she enjoys working as pharmaceutical director of Save a Lab. She has three rescues at home and fosters often. The rest of her time is spent in hockey rinks, cheering on Connor, 11, and Thomas, 13. She writes: “My husband, John, supports ‘these habits’ of mine by keeping very busy installing artificial turf playing fields. I would love to hear from folks.”
Tony Pillari accepted a position as associate dean for education administration at the Columbia Univ. Medical Center.
Gaston Warner; his spouse, Laceye; and their 4-year-old daughter, Clare, moved from North Carolina to Abbott, Tex., where they live on a ranch outside town. Laceye is a professor at Duke Univ. Divinity School and consults with the Truett Seminary at Baylor. Gaston is CEO of ZOE, a three-year, village-based orphan empowerment program. Gaston writes: “ZOE now enrolls more than 28,000 children from five African countries, India, and Guatemala.”
From the January/February 2016 Issue
Porpoise Evans writes: “Some 22 years after leaving the ease and comfort of College Hill, I’m submitting my first BAM update. I’ve served as the Miami cochair for alumni interviewing (with a stint as SE regional director) since 2000, and somehow managed to stay married while assisting my lovely wife in raising two phenomenal children. After a few years working in Miami’s film industry, I enrolled in the University of Miami School of Law; there, I studied with Prof. Tony Alfieri ’81 and remain devoted to his Center for Ethics and Public Service. After 12 years in Big Law (most recently as a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig), I joined Josh Spector ’96 at a business law firm known as Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright. I split my time between litigating disputes and counseling clients on employment law and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the latter has allowed me to return to the motherland more than a dozen times over the past few years, as I’ve carved out a niche in sub-Saharan Africa. I’d love to catch up with any Brunonians, especially those passing through south Florida.”
From the November/December 2015 Issue
Artie Smith (see Jay Parker ’67).
Kyle Hackett Smith (see Doug Hackett ’61).
From the September/October 2015 Issue
William Powers III (see William Powers Jr. ’66).
From the May/June 2015 Issue
Rebecca Starr and her husband, Adam Kazan, announce the Nov. 6 birth of Noah Ori Henry Kazan. She writes: “He and his big brother, Ezra, look forward to playing at Campus Dance someday.”
Irma Valdez, an immigration attorney and advocate for the Latino community in Portland, Ore., donates 50 percent of her time to pro bono work. In November, the Oregon Latin Agenda for Action honored her with the Gloria Wiggins award for her service.
From the March/April 2015 Issue
Sarah Mahoney Huard lives in her hometown of Barrington, R.I., with her two sons, Thomas, 12, and Connor, 10; three rescue Labs; and her husband, John Huard. Sarah works for Save A Lab Rescue and is passionate about the cause. She writes: “I keep very busy as a hockey mom with two sons playing elite travel hockey for the Providence Junior Friars Hockey League.”
Judith Lin works as a full-time senior staff vascular surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She is the medical director of the five clinical vascular laboratories, director of the two Vein Centers of Henry Ford Health System, and was promoted to associate professor of surgery at Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine. For the seventh year, she has been voted one of the top doctors in general vascular surgery by HOUR Detroit magazine. She has been accepted to the executive MBA program at the Univ. of Michigan Ross School of Business, starting in July.
Noah M. Sachs returned from a Fulbright in Bangalore, India, where he was studying India’s climate change policy. His photography from India was exhibited in Richmond, Va., where he lives with his wife and two children.
Thomas Vilms and Sarah Groothius Vilms send greetings to friends around the world: “Look us up if you’re in D.C.”
Ruth Bodner Williams and her husband, James, moved from Cambridge, Mass., to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2011. Their son, Flynn, was born in October 2014. She writes: “James is a physician at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I telecommute for my job at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co. in Boston. We love life in North Carolina and enjoy living near my family.”
Maura O’Dea Wygmans and her husband own a design and construction company in Charlotte, Vt., called Classic Home. She writes: “We enjoy working together and spending time on the lake and in the mountains with our three boys: Casey, 3; Will, 7; and Jasper, 12. I would love to hear from classmates visiting the Green Mountain State.”
From the November/December 2014 Issue
Ian Reifowitz received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and was promoted to full professor at SUNY Empire State College, where he has been teaching history since 2002. He writes: “Most importantly, I had a blast celebrating the 20th reunion of my wife, Jane Kaufman ’94, in May and showing our daughters around the campus.”
Sarah Abrevaya Stein announces the publication of her latest book, Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria, by the Univ. of Chicago Press.
From the September/October 2014 Issue
Deborah Gutman ’99 MD continues to work as an emergency physician for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is also vice president of the MD Division of Ingenius Prep, an admissions consulting company that offers counseling and advising to undergraduate, premedical, and prelaw students applying for MBA degrees. The company participates in pro bono work with Teach for America.
From the July/August 2014 Issue
Mara Gottlieb earned her PhD from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work on Apr. 17. She was selected as graduation speaker for her cohort.
After three years in Tokyo, Gabriel Meister; his wife, Joohee; and their son, Orion, have returned to Manhattan. Gabe writes: “I recently attended GaryCon VI in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin—home of TSR and Dungeons & Dragons. I am now teaching 4-year-old Orion how to play D&D, in hopes of preparing him for a life well-played. Meanwhile, Joohee is teaching him everything else!”
From the May/June 2014 Issue
Seth Diamond writes: “Through the medium of television, I am combining culinary creativity with a sense of adventure and social commitment with my Food Biker TV/web program. I am following my dreams by motorcycling around America and meeting with other chefs to learn culinary techniques and restaurant secrets. It is making for some really fun television, and you can view short episodes directly on our website, www.foodbiker.com . Meanwhile, we are planning to shop it out to major networks this year for broadcast.”
Sonia Katyal, the Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, was promoted to associate dean for research. She writes that she would enjoy hearing from classmates and others interested in attending law school.
From the March/April 2014 Issue
David Buuck’s new book, An Army of Lovers, coauthored with Juliana Spahr, is now out from City Lights Books. His collection, Site Cite City, is forthcoming in the fall from Futurepoem. He lives in Oakland, Calif., where he is currently finishing a book on Occupy Oakland.
Sonia Katyal was promoted to associate dean for research at Fordham Law School. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her 2-year-old son, Kiaran, and often sees fellow Brown alums.
Ian Reifowitz is a featured writer at Daily Kos. He has also published articles in the Daily News and Newsday, along with an essay in In These Times. In addition to writing and teaching history at SUNY Empire State College, he is enjoying life in New York City with Jane Kaufman ’94 and their two daughters. He writes: “Had a blast at the 20th reunion last May.”
Gwynn Thayer’s book Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture was released in 2013. She is currently employed at North Carolina State Univ.
From the January/February 2014 Issue
Sonia Katyal was promoted to associate dean for research at Fordham Law School, where she has taught for the past 11 years. She writes she would be thrilled to hear from old friends, classmates, and anyone interested in going to law school.
From the November/December 2013 Issue
Sarah Groothuis Vilms and Thomas Vilms (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Emma Berca ’08 PMH).
From the September/October 2013 Issue
Bruce E. L. M. Strothers ended his position as Coca-Cola’s corporate ethics at compliance counsel based at the company’s Atlanta headquarters and relocated to Houston, where he was appointed managing counsel of the company’s Minute Maid and Simply Beverages business teams.
From the May/June 2013 Issue
Scott D. Nader writes: “I recently accepted the position of chief counsel, Americas, for Crawford & Co. in Atlanta. I am busy raising our three girls with my beautiful wife of 17 years. Looking forward to finally attending a class reunion and catching up with everyone. RLTW!”
Michael Yablonsky writes: “To my classmates, I apologize, for I will not be attending this year’s reunion. I recently was selected to deploy on the USNS Comfort (a hospital ship) as the staff dermatologist. Benjamin, Joseph, and Naomi will still be under 10 for our 25th and I will likely be retired from the navy. We’ll start planning now.”
From the March/April 2013 Issue
Mariah Draper Calagione (see Tom Draper ’64).
Emily Steiner (see Engagements & Weddings, Arnie Berman ’83).
From the January/February 2013 Issue
The reunion activities committee, Brickson Diamond, Heather Kent Handel, Srihari Naidu, Thomas Reynolds III, and Daryl Twitchell, is getting ready to celebrate our 20th reunion: “Make your plans now to come back to campus May 24–26, 2013, for what is going to be a great weekend! Check out our Facebook page for details, and make sure you ‘like’ us so you can get the latest news and updates! Remember, all communications come electronically, so make sure Brown has your most current contact information. We look forward to seeing you this May. Also a huge shout to classmate and copresident Srihari Naidu ’97 MD for doing a great job welcoming Brown’s new president, Christina Paxson, as the president of the Brown Medical Alumni Association at her inauguration in October!”
Amy Torok Carey is living in Dubai with her husband, Ryan, and two boys, Grant and Ethan, ages 10 and 6. Amy and Ryan are working at the Dubai American Academy, where both sons attend school. The Careys have been enjoying exploring the UAE and beyond over the past two years, taking advantage of the great winter weather and outdoor life. Amy has also taken on the position of Brown BASC co-chair for the Arab region.
Richard A. Feeny writes: “Little Rhode Island drew me back, and now I’m living in Bristol with my wife of three years. The sport of sailing has taken me around the world and brought me back safely to work with the Herreshoff Marine Museum.”
From the November/December 2012 Issue
Melanie Dever writes: “Six years after leaving the auto industry to teach in the local public schools, I was named Math and Science Teacher of the Year by the regional Sigma Xi Association.”
Tarez Samra Graban moved from Bloomington, Ind., to Tallahassee, Fla., to join the English department at Florida State Univ. Eric Graban is still with Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions in Bloomington, Ind., but will be relocating himself and his business within a few months. They both welcome visitors, in either state.
Ian Reifowitz writes: “My book Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity was published in July by Potomac Books. I examine Obama’s rhetorical push to invigorate national unity, specifically across racial lines. Jane Kaufman ’94 and I are still having fun in New York City with our two girls.”
Katherine Yung is the lead author of Coney Detroit (Wayne State Univ. Press). Based on original reporting, the book reveals the long, proud history of Michigan’s signature hot dogs, Coney Islands, as well as the people who make them.
From the September/October 2012 Issue
Ian Reifowitz’s latest book, Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity, was published by Potomac Books in July. “It offers a detailed examination of Obama’s rhetorical attempt to decisively transform the American identity by making it full and equally inclusive for all citizens,” Ian writes, adding, “Jane Kaufman ’94 and I are enjoying life in New York City with our wonderful daughters.”
Tania Teschke writes: “My husband, Toby Wolf (Amherst ’92), and I are living in Moscow with our two daughters and two cats on the U.S. embassy compound. I have been developing my photography business at taniateschke.com. Please stay in touch.”
From the May/June 2012 Issue
Courtenay Smith was appointed executive editor at Reader’s Digest, where she oversees and produces content for the magazine, books department, and website and digital editions.
From the March/April 2012 Issue
NaRhee Ahn, a filmmaker, has joined the board of Brown University Entertainment Group, based in Los Angeles. BUEG is active as a Facebook group.
Sarah Mahoney Huard is living in her hometown of Barrington, R.I., with her husband, John; her two sons, Thomas and Connor; and her rescue lab, Marley. Being involved in the lives of her active boys keeps her happily distracted from chronic health issues.
Anna Osofsky writes: “My husband and I are still living in the Dallas area, trying to adjust to being blue state people in a red state. We are raising two little Texans: Lukas, 5, and Josie, 2. I continue to work as a veterinarian with a specialty in pet birds, but I enjoy working with all companion pets.”
Jerry Swope (see Engagements & Weddings, Katie Barry ’04).
Takashi Takenoshita writes: “I moved to the U.K. in 2000, thinking that it would be a one-year stint. I am still here, so if you plan to come to London, please send me an e-mail.”
Claudia Santurio Volpi writes: “My family and I (Nic Volpi and our kids, Victoria, 8; Chiara, 5; and Enzo, 1) recently moved to San Francisco after a lifetime in New York City. We are slowly settling into left-coast living and thank Jeff Bergholt ’92 and his wife, Leslie, for welcoming us and helping us assimilate. We would love to hear from friends and former classmates in the Bay Area.”
From the January/February 2012 Issue
Luke Franks has been appointed as a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Brad Simon and his partner, Michael James, recently located to New York City. Brad is working as deputy general counsel and vice president of business affairs at Beyond Oblivion. The company is working on launching BOINC, an innovative global music service. Brad looks forward to getting back in touch with classmates in New York City.
Chris Tokarski writes: "This academic year marks the 100th year of competition for Brown wrestling. I am spearheading the fund-raising campaign to help endow Brown's wrestling program."
Gwynn Thayer completed her PhD in public history in 2010, and is finishing a book about the cultural history of greyhound racing, scheduled for release in Spring 2013 with Univ. of Kansas Press.
From the July/August 2011 Issue
Joseph Meissner's first feature film, Flood Streets, received its world premier at the 44th Annual WorldFest Houston on Apr. 11, and its East Coast premiere at the Boston International Film Festival on Apr. 23. The cast includes Becky Stark '98.
From the May/June 2011 Issue
Farah Abbas (see Alec and Jessica Galante O'Neill '03).
Pamela Paul has been named children's book editor for the New York Times Book Review. A journalist and book critic, she is the author of three nonfiction books and a columnist for the paper's Style section. Her new position is part-time.
From the March/April 2011 Issue
Mary-Kim Da Silva Arnold '98 MFA was appointed to the Pembroke Center Associates Council. Since 2007 she has been executive director of the R.I. Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jamie Biggar (see Engagements & Weddings, Nora Meghan Kruk '97).
Shareen Joseph-Hernandez and Elee Muslin (see Engagements & Weddings, Jeffrey Vargas '95).
From the January/February 2011 Issue
John Lin (see Births & Adoptions).
After 13 years as a patent litigator, Thomas Reynolds III left the full-time practice of law in September. Although he loved being a patent litigator, he resigned his equity partner position with Michael Best & Friedrich to partner with a former client and start a new company, Anatu LLC, in the analytical-instruments industry to develop, manufacture, and sell analytical chromatography devices and other laboratory equipment. He will maintain an affiliation with Michael Best in an Of Counsel role.
Frederic Schoenberg (see Births & Adoptions).
Victor E. Williams lives in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as an investment banker with Wells Fargo Securities. His highlight of 2010 was a trip to South Africa for the soccer World Cup. He and his family are grateful for the extraordinary hospitality of Terrence Taylor and his family, their gracious hosts. Victor also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the home of Thabo Khojane '94 in Cape Town.
From the September/October 2010 Issue
Diane Greco Josefowicz's new book, The Zodiac of Paris: How an Improbable Controversy over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate between Religion and Science, coauthored with Jed Z. Buchwald, was published by Princeton Univ. Press. It is the first account in any language of the fortunes of the Dendera zodiac, an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling stolen from Egypt and brought to Paris in 1821, where it sparked a controversy over the age of the Earth and the authority of Biblical accounts of creation. Diane teaches in the undergraduate writing program at Boston Univ.
Gabriel E. Meister and Joohee Meister announce the Mar. 5 birth of their son, Orion Haneul Meister.
From the May/June 2010 Issue
Leslie Stern (see Elkan Abramowitz'61).
From the March/April 2010 Issue
Nicole Brewer married Damien Gurganious (Pratt '98) in August in New York City. Brown alums in attendance included Curt Harris '92, David McDowell Johnson '91, Rahsan Lindsay '94, Jolene McAuley '96, Darrell Perkins, and former dean of student life Toby Simon. Kenya Crumel wasn't there because she'd given birth to her first daughter a week earlier. Nicole is a wardrobe stylist and Damien is an industrial designer. Together they teach group fitness classes at Derek Jeter 24 Fitness Ultra Sports Clubs in Manhattan. Their wedding was featured in US Weekly, the New York Daily News, and Access Hollywood, and was on several entertainment websites, including instyleweddings.com. View their wedding photos at http://photos.essence.com/galleries/bridal_bliss_nicole_and_damien. They are happily living in Brooklyn.
Dennis and Madeleine Choquette Durkin announce the May 19 birth of their third daughter, Mae Annabelle. Madeleine writes: "Big sisters Madison and Morgan are thrilled to have a little sister."
Robert Kaplan and his wife, Heather Greenlee, announce the Feb. 8 , 2009, birth of their son, Henry Smith Kaplan.
Carl B. McCarthy has joined the firm of Herzfeld & Rubin P.C. in New York City as a member in its corporate and securities practice. Carl was formerly an associate lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York.
Tania Teschke and her husband, Toby Wolf (Amherst'92), announce the August 2008 birth of their second daughter, Annika. Toby recently began working at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and Tania is teaching English and doing portrait and travel photography. Her new blog about living overseas, motherhood, and photography is at http://momvoyage.blogspot.com.
From the January/February 2010 Issue
Andrew Borodach (see Gerold Borodach '55).
Kyle Hackett Smith (see Doug Hackett '61).
Sarah Mahoney Huard enjoys being a stay-at-home mom with her sons, Thomas, 6, and Connor, 4. She is a room-mom in Thomas's first-grade classroom, which is her old elementary school. She also enjoys her time on the ice at Meehan Auditorium while both boys do Brown youth hockey.
From the November/December 2009 Issue
Alex Cohen was recently named host of All Things Considered on NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles. When not on the air, she's busy working on Down & Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby (Soft Skull Press), a book about her favorite sport, which is due out next spring. You can also catch her as her derby alter ego, Axles of Evil, in the Drew Barrymore film, Whip It! Not only did Alex skate in it; she also served as choreographer and consultant and trained Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Eve, and Zoe Bell on how to skate.
Lizzy Brown Lindenberg and her husband, Dave, announce the February 1 birth of Zachary Aaron.
Srihari Naidu '97 MD and Nina Naidu announce the June 4 birth of son Kiran Raju Naidu.
From the September/October 2009 Issue
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Sherrie Glass and her husband, Yuri Contreras-Vejar, announce the Aug. 26, 2008, birth of their son, Ilan Joseph Contreras-Glass. Sherrie, Yuri, and Ilan live in New York, where Sherrie is a consultant at Monitor and Yuri just completed his PhD in sociology at the New School for Social Research.
Ashley Gross married Gabriel Spitzer (Cornell '99) on May 24 in Santa Fe. Guests came from far and wide, including both coasts and Alaska. In attendance were her father, Michael P. Gross '64; her sister Katy Gross '05; Jennifer Reid '91; Kitty Vieth; Triane Chang '91; and Rachel Leventhal '91. Ashley and Gabriel's son, Ezra James Spitzer, born Aug. 1, 2008, was the ring bearer. Gabe, Ezra, and Ashley live in Chicago. Gabe and Ashley both work for Chicago Public Radio.
Tania Lozansky is the general manager with IFC's Advisory Services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, based in Moscow. She had a baby, Efrosynia, who joins brother Emelyan and sister Varia.
Pamela Paul and her husband, Michael Stern (Harvard '93), announce the May 2009 birth of Theodore Gabriel Stern. He joins his big sister, Beatrice, and big brother, Tobias, at home in New York City. Pamela's third book, Parenting, Inc., was released in paperback in May.
Ariel Sabar won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography for his first book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. In attendance at the Mar. 12 awards ceremony in New York City were his agent, Andrew Blauner '86, and his editor at Algonquin Books, Amy Gash '84. Ariel will resume touring this fall with the book's release in paperback. Ariel and his wife, Margriet van Achterberg '97 MD, live with their two children in Washington, D.C. For more information about the book please see www.arielsabar.com.
From the July/August 2009 Issue
Hilary Howell McAvoy and husband, Arjun McAvoy, announce the Jan. 5 birth of their daughter, Keira Howell, in San Francisco.
Tammy Wu '97 MD reports that her husband, Calvin Lee '97 MD, performed on the violin at Carnegie Hall in the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra Apr. 15. Michael Tilson Thomas of the San Francisco Symphony conducted. Calvin and Tammy, who live in Modesto, Calif., and are in private practice at Surgical Artistry Inc., were in New York City a few days before the performance. Calvin was featured in the May/June issue of the BAM.
From the May/June 2009 Issue
Lisa Chick '94 MAT and her husband, Thomas Marriott, announce the Oct. 22, 2007, arrival of their baby girl, Frances Marin Marriott.
Kara Forman has enjoyed living in San Francisco for 11 years. After working in environmental engineering and Internet security, she attended culinary school and recently started her own business FineFoods@home (www.FineFoodsAtHome.com). She provides restaurant-style meals at home, focusing on local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients, as well as catering and cooking classes.
Mark Paulos is an internist at the Univ. of Pittsburgh.
Andrew Wu moved to California in 2005 to work for Disney after working in Asia for seven years. He and his wife, Scarlet Chen, have two boys: Martin, 4, and Tristan, 2.
From the March/April 2009 Issue
Kristen Brennan lives in Ithaca, N.Y., with her husband, Michael Smith, and two boys, Samuel, 4¬Ω, and Isaiah, 20 months. She writes: "Since graduating, we moved nine times in ten years to follow various jobs with nonprofits, to pursue volunteer opportunities on organic farms, and to complete a Fulbright year in Brussels, Belgium. We've been in Ithaca since 2000, when we arrived at Cornell so I could get a master's degree in Historic Preservation Planning. I now have the best job in the world: staying home with my two very active little guys."
Tracey Liao Van Hooser enjoys life in Tiburon, Calif., a suburb of San Francisco, with her husband, John (Dartmouth '89), and three kids: Jack, 6, Scott, 4, and Kate, 2. She would love to hear from old friends.
Sarah Mahoney Huard was on the field at halftime during the Brown–Columbia football game with more than 100 Gilbane family members for a ceremony honoring her late grandfather William Gilbane '33 and uncle Thomas Gilbane '32. She writes: "How awesome it was that 26 of us on the field were Brown alums and that Brown went on to crush Columbia! Go Bruno!"
Mark Shanahan married Jennifer Waldman (Ithaca College '97) last June. The ceremony at Brooklyn's River Cafe was attended by Daphne Spofford Schwab, Christina Kirk, Christina Lowery, Abby Weintraub, Eupremio Zizza '91, Ted Shapiro, John Hamburg '92, Joanna Schwartz '94, Matthew Manfredi, and Phil Hay '92. In 2008, Mark appeared as Richard Hannay in the Broadway production of The 39 Steps before returning to the Westport Country Playhouse in the two-person drama, Tryst, and Arsenic and Old Lace with Christopher Walken and Joanne Woodward. In recent years, Mark has performed extensively at Westport Country Playhouse and the Alley Theatre, Merrimack Rep, the Kennedy Center, the Pioneer Theatre, and Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theatre, where he met his wife, an acting teacher and the founder of The Jen Waldman Studio in New York City. An Edgar Award–nominated playwright, Mark continues to teach film studies at Fordham, offering classes on Shakespeare, New York City in film, and the works of Alfred Hitchcock.
William B.J. Whalen recently returned to the United States after living in Shanghai for six months. He's looking forward to going back soon and practicing his Chinese.
Michael Yablonsky and his wife, Abbie, announce the Nov. 10 birth of their son, Benjamin Lewis Yablonsky. Michael and Abbie are both still in the Navy. Michael is a dermatologist, and Abbie is a family nurse practitioner. They live in Virginia along with Benjamin and two dogs and two cats. Michael writes: "If anyone is in the area and would like to see our little zoo, we'd love to have you over."
From the January/February 2009 Issue
Takashi Takenoshita moved to London in 2006 with her family and enjoys the moderate climate.
From the November/December 2008 Issue
Seth Diamond (see James Hayward '01).
Ariel Sabar signed copies of his first book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, at the Brown Bookstore in October. An award-winning former staff writer at the Providence Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Christian Science Monitor, Ariel lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Meg van Achterberg '97 MD, and their two children. For other tour dates and more information, please visit www.arielsabar.com.
Caren Zilber writes: "In an auspicious two-week period this summer I graduated from the Santa Rosa Community Family Medicine Residency and married Lincoln Shlensky '87 while overlooking the beautiful Sonoma Coast. Gathered with us at the chuppah were our respective Brown housemates, matron of honor Kathleen Siewert Banerjee and ring bearer Steve Lin '86, as well as my brother Stephen Zilber '88. Also participating were poetry reader Ron Alcalay '86, usher and amazing photographer Hugh Seigel '87, Arnob Banerjee, and my cousin Michael Weissman, who entered the class of 2012. This fall I moved to Vancouver Island, where Lincoln is an assistant professor of English at the Univ. of Victoria and where I started a full-spectrum osteopathic family-medicine practice at Herald Street Health."
From the September/October 2008 Issue
Shelby Balik and husband Bill Philpott announce the May 18 birth of Peter William Balik Philpott. Shelby writes: "Big sister Carly, 3, has enthusiastically welcomed her baby brother into the household. Bill and I are every bit as happy, but a bit more sleep-deprived. Bill is still teaching history at Illinois State Univ. and is about to complete his first book. As for me, I finished my PhD in history at the Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison in 2006. Since then we've been pursuing the holy grail of academic couples: a spousal hire or a manageable commute. In the meantime, I'm teaching as an adjunct and hoping for the best."
Madeleine Choquette Durkin and husband Dennis announce the December 20, 2007, birth of Morgan Alexis. Madeleine writes: "Her older sister, Madison Ann, is thrilled to be a big sister (most of the time)."
Michelle Lynn-Sachs and husband Steve announce the October 11, 2007, birth of Phoebe Dinah Sachs. They write that she had a great time on her first visit to Brown for Reunion weekend.
From the July/August 2008 Issue
William Ehrhardt (see David and Karen McIntosh Ehrhardt '84).
Wendell Hanes released his first book this past spring entitled The 30-30 Career: Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! Producing Music for Commercials. The book was published by AuthorHouse and is available online and in the Brown University Bookstore.
Alexander Jacobson (see Emily Joan Wigod '88).
Jennifer Rosenblum Marinoff and her husband, Ian Marinoff (Brandeis '95), announce the October 25, 2007, birth of their daughter, Rayna Ellie. They write: "She is bringing lots of smiles to our new home in Newton, Mass."
Karen Witham writes: "I'm very happy and proud to announce that my partner, Bill, and I had a son, Dominic, in August 2007. Dominic was born naturally at home in our San Francisco apartment with the guidance of two midwives and a doula, and surrounded by love. I encourage women to explore natural, midwife-assisted birth and/or the support of a doula, and would be happy to answer questions about it."
From the May/June 2008 Issue
Wendy Burke has been selected as a winner in Building Design & Construction magazine's third annual "40 under 40" competition. She is vice president of client development at Linbeck, a national professional services company headquartered in Houston, and has been instrumental in the growth of the firm's sales and client stewardship processes.
Khoa Do and wife, Thuy Trung Do, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mai Thy Do, on April 27, 2007.
Leila Feinstein and Chaka Forman '91 recently had their second child, Sakai Forman. Big sister Chaya is delighted. Leila is the nightly news anchor at KTLA in Los Angeles and Chaka is an actor.
Tarez Samra Graban and Eric Graban write: "We are well. Eric is a team leader at Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions in Bloomington, Ind. Tarez is an assistant professor in the English department at Indiana Univ. Several members of the department are also Brown alumni. We would like to keep in touch with alumni from our class and welcome letters and emails!"
Heather Kent Handel (see Donald Kent '68).
Osman Khan writes: "I have moved back with EMC Corporation to Pakistan as country manager as we expand our role in the region.
Nicole Sonnenberg Lynch writes: "We have finally made it back to the east coast. My husband, Jason '95, and I have relocated to Northern Virginia with our two girls, Jesse, 7, and Emma, 4. Jason works for the USEPA and I work at Reston Hospital Center. We are happy to be living near lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins again. We would love to hear from many people we have lost touch with over the many years and many moves."
Hilary Howell McAvoy was married to Arjun McAvoy in San Francisco on August 25. They will continue to live in San Francisco. Hilary is a graphic designer for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker and Joseph Schmidt Confections, working in the SB chocolate factory in Berkeley.
Rob Olin writes: "Kat (Duke '93) and I welcomed Ty Garrett Olin to our family on November 24, 2007. Jacob, 5, and Sydney, 2¬Ω, are slowly warming up to him."
Samantha Segal writes: "I'm living in a rural mountain town (Rossland, British Columbia) with my husband and two stepsons (ages 17 and 15)—skiing in winter and mountain biking/cycling in summer. Friends, email if you're in this part of the woods, literally."
Kyle Hackett Smith (see Doug Hackett '61).
From the March/April 2008 Issue
Foster Birch married his Brown sweetheart, Aileen Kim, a few years ago, and they have a 2¬Ω-year-old son, Robbie, and another boy on the way. Foster still plays squash, as he did at Brown, and looks forward to catching up with his Sigma Chi classmates.
Elizabeth Braswell writes: "Under a plethora of different names, I have written a score of young-adult and mid-grade books, most notably Rx and Snow (as Tracy Lynn) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Adventures of Jack Sparrow (as Rob Kidd). Arrr!"
Holly Green Gardon lives in New York City with her husband, Pete, and children, Lilly, 5, and Lucas, 3.
Wendell and Lesley Stephens Hanes '98 have been married for four-and-a-half years and have a daughter, Jasmine Sierra Hanes, 2¬Ω. Lesley is a pediatrician, and Wendell is a music composer for television and film.
Sarah Mahoney Huard lives in Barrington, R.I., and loves being home with her two sons, Connor, 3, and Thomas, 5. The boys, along with husband, John, keep her smiling. She writes: "It was great fun to see both boys playing on the new practice football fields that my husband installed at Brown this past summer. Go Bears!"
Chris Husband writes: "My family—wife Jane, son Will, 2, and daughter Annie, 6 mos. and I are moving to Seattle this year. I look forward to seeing any local alums once we get up there."
Scott Kwiker was recently promoted to director of state operations for Liberty Mutual's New York City personal lines insurance business. He splits his time between New York and Boston. He and his wife, Rita Sadowski, still live in Framingham, Mass., where Rita is pursuing a hand surgery fellowship.
Scott Lewis and his wife, Maeve, announce the February 2007 birth of their first child, Susan Olivia Lewis.
Sarah Neumann McGowan and Michael announce the June 22, 2007, birth of their daughter, Lisa Kay. Sarah writes: "She's already met Jen Rosenblum Marinoff, Aylin Maggart Flanagan, Cathy Mastroianni, and Virginia Smith Barrow, and is looking forward to meeting other Brown friends at the reunion."
Ian Reifowitz and Jane Kaufman '94 announce the birth of their second daughter, Kate Hannah Reifowitz. Ian writes: "Lauren, 4, is very proud to be a big sister. Jane continues in her faculty practice in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Hospital/Weill Cornell. I am in my 6th year teaching history at SUNY Empire State College."
Aaron Schuham and Christopher Anders announce the adoption of their second child, Grace Martel Schuham-Anders, who was born on August 15, 2007. Aaron and Chris live with Grace and their son, Isaiah, in Washington D.C.
Arielle D. Stanford finished all her fellowships and has become an assistant professor at Columbia Univ. Medical Center with her first NIH grant. Arielle writes: "I'm enjoying my research in schizophrenia and my small private practice."
Jerald Swope is an assistant professor in the department of journalism and mass communication at St. Michael's College in Vermont. In the summer of 2007 he led a group of students on a service learning trip to Tanzania, where they partnered with the Ilula Orphan Program and NGO.
Matthew Voss writes: "I returned from Taiwan in 1996, married in 1998, and now live in Berkeley Heights, N.J., with my wife, HuiPing, and three children. I work in New York City designing trading systems for a large financial firm. I guess a dog will be next. It seems very cliched on paper, but I wouldn't want it any other way. All my best to old friends!"
From the January / February 2008 Issue
Eileen Anderson-Fye writes: “Along with my husband, Chris, I am thrilled to announce the December 4, 2006, birth of our second child, Claudia Grace. She and big sister Tabatha, 3, adore each other. I also just moved my primary appointment to Case Western Reserve. in Cleveland, where I am assistant professor of anthropology and associate director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies. I am retaining a position in the Center for Culture and Health in Psychiatry at UCLA, so it’s a good thing the girls love airplanes!”
Jennifer Chapin writes: “Iran A. Bachman and Ji-Suk Lee were good friends and suitemates who gave us all a tremendous amount of love and laughter in their sparkling but too short lives. Both died of illness; Iran at Brown in 1991 and Ji in California in 1997. We are trying to keep their memories alive with the Iran A. Bachman and Ji-Suk Lee Scholarship, which will benefit a minority student in need. Classmates wishing to remember Iran and Ji this way can send their donations to Brown University, Box 1877, Providence R.I. 02912, with Iran A. Bachman and Ji-Suk Lee Scholarship noted on the check. For more information about the scholarship and past recipients, and to allow me to keep a tally of donations made for our 15th reunion, please write. It would be great to have participation that reflects our deep love and happy memories of Iran and Ji.”
Linda Lam writes: “I married William Brigida at Heceta Head Lighthouse in central Oregon on September 8, 2007. We are living in Pasadena, Calif. Bill works at Deloitte in Los Angeles, and I am still an assistant professor at the USC medical school.”
Doreen Odom writes: “We would like to invite you to join us in creating a campus memorial in honor of Cristina Maria Riegos. Cristina was unequivocally engaged and passionately interested in ideas, people, and connections. This sharp-tongued and witty Brunonian was tenacious and defiant, socially conscious and very proud of her Cuban and Mexican roots. She was determined to make her mark in society. She graduated summa cum laude, and her senior thesis, ‘The Fire Esta Vez: Latinos, the L.A. Riots, and the Transformation of Urban Space,’ won the American Sociological Association Latino Studies Section student paper award. Driven by a commitment to community and social justice, Cristina enrolled in a PhD program in sociology at UCLA after Brown and worked as a field officer for City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, as well as, for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). Cristina died from lymphoma in 1998 at the age of 27.”
Dena Hyman Utne and her husband, Olve Utne, announce the September 2007 birth of Hannah Sarina Utne. They are living at 63 degrees north in Tustna, Norway.
Ryan and Susan Smith Walsh announce the July 29, 2007, birth of twins Sally Anne and Sean Christopher. They write: “Older brother Conor, 4, has taken time out of his busy T-ball schedule to help out with the new twins, and older sister Claire, 20 months, is pretty sure that the new babies can stay, at least for now. Everyone is alive and well, albeit a bit sleepy. Both parents look forward to life slowing down in about 18 years. Donations to the Walsh college fund are currently being accepted at 981 Northclife Dr., Atlanta, Ga. 30318.”
John A. Wooden writes: “My wife, Anna Liza Bella (Yale ’93), and I are thrilled to announce the June 26, 2007, birth of Simone Bella Wooden. After ten years in Park Slope, Brooklyn, we felt somehow obligated to exacerbate the sidewalk stroller-jam crisis.”
From the September / October 2007 Issue
Jacquelyn Davis was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine for her impact on public education and children's lives in Washington, D.C.
Evander Jones Jr. and his wife, Ashley, announce the June 12 birth of their fourth son, Gavin Champion Jones: "The other boys, Evan, 5, Eli, 3, and Gray, 21 months, are already toughening him up for football. With four little boys under 5 and Van's job with Wachovia's real estate corporate-banking group, life's a little crazy. But in our estimation it couldn't be better, and we know we're blessed." Van, Ashley, and boys look forward to seeing classmates at the 15th reunion next May.
Julie Farley-Piña '97 MD writes: "Richard Piña '96 PhD and I are having a wonderful and very busy time in the Washington, D.C., area with our daughters, Hayley, 2, and Sydney, 6 months. We would love to hear from old friends."
Bruce Strothers and Adrienne Hunter Strothers '97 have new jobs. Bruce has joined the corporate legal department at Coca-Cola as marketing counsel. He supports Coca-Cola in various global branding, media, advertising-, entertainment-, collegiate-, and professional-sports-related matters. Adrienne has joined the domestic-relations specialty firm Warner, Mayoue, Bates,â€¯Nolen, & Collar P.C. She represents select clients in complex matrimonial disputes involving child custody and support, spousal maintenance, and asset-and-debt division. The couple recently purchased their first home in Atlanta's Candler Park.
Peggy Bell and Daryl Twitchell announce the April 10 birth of their second child, Brian Spencer Twitchell. His big sister, Emily, just turned 3 and loves to help take care of Brian, although she conveniently takes the overnight shifts off. Peggy and Daryl moved to New Canaan, Conn., last summer after living in nearby Darien for four years. Daryl recently joined Lehman Brothers as a senior vice president in the investment-management division.
From the July / August 2007 Issue
Rudrani Banik ’97 MD was married in July to Sandeep Patel (Williams ’93, Yale Law ’99) and moved to Mumbai, India, where he is helping start up Goldman Sachs’s new investment banking office. “I plan to introduce the field of neuro-ophthalmology to India,” Rudrani writes. “Very exciting times ahead! ”
Virginia Ravenscroft Smith Barrow and her husband, David Barrow, announce the Jan. 26, 2007, birth of David Crenshaw Barrow V. He joins older sisters Victoria, Elizabeth, and Julia. Virginia writes: “We are now living in Winchester, Mass., and despite our full house, we are always excited to have visitors, and often visit with Aylin Maggart Flanagan who lives just one mile away.”
Ben Batory writes: “I transferred from Brown in Jan. 1990, and graduated Amherst College in 1994. I played pro basketball in Europe from 1994 to 1998, and I’ve been working in finance in New York City since 1998.”
Marjorie Griem Calaway (see Mike Griem ’65).
Dinesh K. Chhetri writes: “My wife and I moved with our boys, Roshan, 4, and Arun, 2, to Culver City, Calif., to be closer to my work in the Westside of Los Angeles. Friends are welcome to contact us for kids’ play dates or to explore the dining scene in Culver City.”
Daniel Dickstein ’97 MD and Liz Jacobs (Haverford ’92, MD Temple ’97) announce the March 9 arrival of Jacob Ethan Dickstein. “Also, after five-plus years in D.C. (Dan at the National Institute of Mental Health, Liz at D.C. Children’s Hospital), we are returning to R.I. Dan will be starting a research group at Bradley Hospital, and Liz will be joining the emergency medicine faculty at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”
Sepp Dobler (see Barry M. Nathan ’70).
Richard Feeny writes: “I just returned from two wet weeks sailing with Doug Mitchell’ 93 on his new racing boat, The Cone of Silence. We placed second in the 811-mile Pineapple Cup from Ft. Lauderdale to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Ours was the smallest boat in the race, and yes, ours were the biggest smiles at the finish.”
Robin Peterson Gibbs and Brad Gibbs are still living in London with their two sons, Tucker, 2, and Phin, 2 months. Brad is working in finance and sailing a laser out of Gosport, while Robin is at home with the boys and fundraising for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. They would love to see Brown friends in London!
Tarez Samra Graban begins a tenure-track position in the English department at Indiana Univ. next fall.
Clair Chester Greenaway is married to Patrick Greenaway and lives in Atlanta, where both are high-school counselors; they have two children, P.J. and Ciara.
Denise Holt-Brian writes: “Last summer, my husband, Derek, was transferred to his firm’s N.C. office, so we left the Bay Area and headed east. The change has been fantastic; both Duncan, 6, and Veronica, 2, are thriving, and I will be starting the full-time MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler this summer.”
Sarah Mahoney Huard is loving taking care of her two boys, ages 2 and 4, in her hometown of Barrington, R.I.
Aristodimos Kavour and his wife, Giovanna, announce the Apr. 2006 birth of Alexander. They have been living in Manhattan for the last few years, and Aristodimos has been working with Merrill Lynch.
Tracy Elias Lehman (see Valerie Phillips ’98).
Elizabeth Brown Lindenberg wrote to announce her July 1 marriage to David Lindenberg. Planning to attend were Ethan Fiks, Lara Peppard, Josh Singer, and Rebecca Bond ’95. “Dave and I are living in southern Vt., where we are both teachers.”
Vicki Mayer was promoted to associate professor at Tulane Univ.
Carl McCarthy and his wife, Hania, announce the Feb. 2007 birth of son Gabriel. They live in New York City, where Carl is an attorney.
Joe Mocco (see Barry M. Nathan ’70).
Lisa Anderson Morton and her husband, William, announce the Nov. 6, 2006, birth of Felix John Morton. She writes: “We have all been happy and healthy. I would love to hear from old friends!”
Anna Osofsky writes: “My husband, Alex, and I recently moved to the Dallas area for his job. I’m working as a veterinarian at a local small animal/exotics hospital (I’m an avian specialist but enjoy seeing everything). We just had a baby, Lukas, in June 2006. He’s keeping us busy but it’s heaps of fun.”
Jen Drake Pankau married Jason Pankau ’92 in 1992. They are celebrating their fifteenth anniversary and have four kids—two boys and two girls, ages 7, 5, 3, and 8 months.
Pamela Paul and her husband, Michael Stern, announce the Nov. 2006 birth of Tobias Eliot. He joins his big sister, Beatrice Eleanor. Pamela is working on her third book, Parenting Inc., to be published in Apr. 2008.
Brian Rawson writes: “I am celebrating my seventh anniversary with my wife, Freeda, and four wonderful kids by marriage, Sarah, Isaiah, Joshua, and Joel. We live in Boston, where I’m a senior campaign organizer with Oxfam America and the Make Trade Fair campaign, working to end poverty and change the unfair rules of global trade."
Deborah Goldfield Ross (see Michael Goldfield ’62).
Amit Sethi was married to Judith Haut ’90 in 2005.
Andrìa Danine Lard Simckes writes: “After six years of being a full-time mother, I recently joined the law firm of Kodner, Watkins, Muchnick, Weigley LC in St. Louis.”
Pat Tocci (see Barry M. Nathan ’70).
Claudia Santurio Volpi is still living in New York City with her husband and two daughters, Vittoria, 3, and Chiara, 7 months. “I never thought I’d still be here after fourteen years, but we truly love city life. My roommates have moved far away, but we stay in touch. We recently reunited for Paige Morgan’s wedding in Mexico to a fabulous guy named Trevor—they live in Portland, Ore.; Jessica Rogers has a wonderful husband named Charlie and a delicious little girl named Eliza, 10 months, and they live in South Pasadena, Calif.; Beth Roy is still in Santa Monica and is a sport devotee with her own businesses—graphics and custom stationery; Suzanne Pfaltzgraff is in Philly still doing educational consulting and getting married this summer to Carl, so we’ll have another reunion this summer.”
Gaston Warner writes: “My wife, Laceye, and I are still in Durham, N.C. I work for Duke Univ. Chapel, connecting the chapel and university to more marginalized groups in Durham. Laceye is the first female associate dean for academic formation at Duke Divinity School. We lost our minds and now live in a first-year dormitory with 170 eighteen-year-olds as part of Duke’s faculty residence program.”
From the May / June 2007 Issue
Andrew Abramowitz has been named shareholder at the New York office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he specializes in corporate and securities law.
Daniel D’Ordine writes: “After ten years of living in Astoria, N.Y., my wife, Jennifer Braine, and I moved to Jackson Heights in July of 2006. It’s awesome! I am a certified financial planner based in midtown Manhattan and work with professionals and small-business owners. Jen began working as a social worker for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City after completing her masters in social work at Fordham University last May.”
Jennifer Weiss Lederman and her husband, Jonathan Lederman, announce the January 26 birth of their son, Jared Arthur, in Boston. Jared was also welcomed home by big sisters Juliana, 5, and Jillian, 3, and big brothers Joshua, 6, and Jeffrey, 1.
Michael Polonsky writes: “On Dec 12, 2006, my wife and I welcomed two new additions to the Polonsky clan— Gabe Ryan and Max Ethan. This represents fifty years to the date of the birth of my wife’s uncle and aunt, who are twins. Gabe and Max join big brother Ben, 2, and now it’s a full house of boys. Three under three —yikes! Still living in Boston and keeping in touch with many of the Keene St. gang. Hope to hear from others as well.”
Andrew Rosen (see Robert J. Rosen ’63).
David Weitz was named the director of applied building science at Conservation Services Group of Westborough, Mass.
Andrew Zahalsky ’96 MD and his wife, Amy (Tufts ’96), announce the January 30, 2007, birth of their second daughter, Abigail Rose. Abigail joins 3-year-old Eliana who is very excited to be a big sister now.
From the March / April 2007 Issue
Heather Ackerman Aliotta writes: “My husband, Jason Aliotta (Tufts ’93), and I now live in Providence with our two daughters, Emily, 5, and Lauren, 2. I am a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Women & Infants Hospital and have a home-based business in the health-and-wellness field. Jason is a pulmonary/critical care doctor at Rhode Island Hospital and is researching the use of stem cells in pulmonary disease. We are in touch with Melissa Nothnagle and hope to reconnect with other long-lost Brown friends.”
Todd Anderson is a senior project manager for Amgen in West Greenwich, R.I. He and his wife, Madeline, have four beautiful little girls, Jacey, 8, Bryn, 5 1/2, Tori, 4, and Devin, 1 1/2.
Rob Kaplan writes, “My wife, Heather Greenlee, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Lucy Mae, who arrived on October 4, her mom’s birthday. We live in New York City, where I am associate professor of epidemiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.”
Rob Monnes writes: “On November 15 my wife, Alicia (Stonehill ’98), and I were blessed with our first child, 9.9-pound Jonah Xavier. Fortunately, he has his mom’s good looks, which offset his dad’s traits of scowling, crankiness, and burping. We are still in the Boston area.”
Tracey Liao Van Hooser writes: “We are happy to announce the July 2 arrival of our little girl, Kate. Big brothers Jack, 4 ½, and Scott, 2 ½, are thrilled. We are all settling into our new home in the suburb of Tiburon, Calif., after ten years in San Francisco. I’d love to hear from old Brown friends.”
From the January / February 2007 Issue
Lisa Chick ’94 MAT married Thomas Marriott in Seattle on Aug. 5. Contrary to Seattle’s reputation, the day was sunny and beautiful. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph Church, followed by a reception on Lake Union. Among the happy guests were fellow Brown grads Mithra Irani Ramaley, Heidie Joo Burwell, Anjali Singh, Sonia Katyal, Julia Kellison ’90, and Alexandra Kole ’90. Lisa continues to work for City Year (www.cityyear.org), now as regional director for the West Coast, and Tom is a professional trumpet player (www.thomasmarriott.net). They’re looking forward to a life full of service and music in Seattle among many friends and family.
Chris Drummond (see Joshua Bearman ’00).
Elisa Rhew ’98 MD (see Shoshana Landow ’98 MD).
Jennifer Rosenblum writes: “I had my dream wedding on Cape Cod, Mass., on Aug. 20, when I married my love, Ian Marinoff (Brandeis ’95). We were thrilled to have so many Brown friends join us to celebrate, including matron of honor Beth Simon Roth and bridesmaid Virginia Smith Barrow, as well as Aylin Maggart Flanagan, Cathy Mastroianni, Sarah Neumann McGowan, Dafna Gorfinkle ’95, and Ruth Kanef Bash. Ian and I live in Boston, where I practice obesity medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Ian is an attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation.”
From the September / October 2006 Issue
Sepp Dopler (see Barry Nathan ’70).
Sue-Yin Goh writes: “I’m on a short-term assignment in the Chicago area until November. Come visit! It’ll likely be a shorter trip than to Singapore, which is where I usually live.” Marika Jaislowsky announces the Jan. 15 birth of Markus Artur Ivert-Jarislowsky in Montreal.
Jenny Bojanowski Lovatt and her husband, Mervyn, announce the April 2 arrival of Heidi Grace. Heidi joins her big brother, Jasper, born in January 2004. They live in Barnes, southwest London.
Kathy Silverton Lucas writes: “My husband, John Lucas, and I announce the Feb. 13 arrival of Jackson Ryder. Jackson decided to make a surprise early arrival and missed being born on the Golden Gate Bridge by only eight minutes. Jackson joins his proud big sister, Kaitlyn, 3.”
Joe Mocco (see Barry Nathan ’70).
Pat Tocci (see Barry Nathan ’70).
Karen Witham writes: “I’ve relocated from Boston to San Francisco with my fiancé, Bill, and our three cats. I am a senior investment writer with T. Rowe Price and am loving laid-back, vegetarian-friendly California. I miss friends and family in the Northeast but will not miss the long and cold winters. I’d love to hear from old friends and alums in the Bay Area. My first Brown activity here was attending a screening and discussion of the documentary Why We Fight that was organized by the alumni association and Brown’s Watson Institute—I highly recommend the film.”
From the May / June 2006 Issue
NaRhee Ahn writes: “My first feature film, Purity, won an award at its world premiere at the Park City Film Music Festival—the gold medal for excellence–director’s choice for best impact of music in a feature film. Keep the grassroots ball rolling by signing up to be a friend at our new Web site www.myspace. com/puritymovie.
Hyeon Choi writes: “After leaving Brown, I got my MD at the Univ. of Virginia and, while there met my husband-to-be, Deepak Talreja. I completed my pediatrics training at Duke in 2000 and got married in September. Friends in attendance included Jini Han ’97 MD, Sung Yon Jang, Pang Yang Rhodes, Joanne Liu, and Thomas Sharp ’94 MAT. Then I practiced general pediatrics for four years in Rochester, Minn., while my husband completed his cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. In the summer of 2004 we moved back to Virginia Beach, where I am a part-time pediatrician and my husband practices interventional cardiology. We are blessed with two wonderful children, Alexander, 2, and Sophie, 6 months.
Maria Teresa Davila and Rob DiMarco ’95 welcomed Destiny Theresa into their home in February 2004. She is now 31/2 and a real joy! Maria Teresa is finishing her dissertation in theological ethics at Boston College. She specializes in Christian notions of wealth and poverty and their relation to the U.S. middle class. Rob has had his own law firm since March 2003. They write: “It has been hard to start up a business, but we are very happy and enjoying the challenge. Our house is large, though at 140 years of age, it needs a lot of work. Please consider it your home in Malden and do stop by!”
Madeline Choquette Durkin lives in Seattle with her husband, Dennis, and 13-month-old daughter, Madison. Brown classmates Emily McCarthy and Warren Brown visited and they got together with Brian Monnin at a Seattle music festival. Madeleine also reports that Victoria Camelio is enjoying life in San Francisco with her husband, Mike, and two children. They spent a weekend together and reminisced about being roommates at Brown and how much life changes after kids.
Michele Drysdale writes: “My partner, Victor, and I are the proud parents of a 2-year-old, Jai Elan Drysdale Jaroslaw, and I am blessed to spend most of my days with him. When he’s in school, I volunteer at my yoga center, where I am a certified teacher, and plan to resume teaching Afro-Cuban dance classes next year. I am also in the process of transitioning back into the workforce and will probably return to working with children. I spent eight wonderful years working at the Albert G. Oliver Program and look forward to being a part of another organization that benefits underprivileged kids and their families.”
Jennifer Gorman writes: “I had a baby girl, Sophia Zoe, in October 2004. I expect to complete my graduate schooling for a counseling degree in 2008.”
Eric Graban and Tarez Samra Graban ’94 write: “We are doing well in West Lafayette, Ind. Call, write, or e-mail. Stop by to see us if you are in our area (near Purdue, Big Ten Country).”
Heather Kent Handel writes: “My husband, David, and I announce the Sept. 23 birth of Charlotte Hope. She joins big brothers Ryan, 6, and Liam, 3.
Kirsten Dekin Klanian and her husband, Peter, announce the Oct. 8, 2005, birth of Livia Shoushan Klanian. She joins big sister Lia and big brother Ian. All are well and living in Rhode Island.
Calvin Lee ’97 MD writes: “My wife, Tammy Wu ’97 MD, is leaving her large multi-specialty group practice and is setting up her own solo/private practice of plastic surgery in Modesto, Calif. Please send us any advice. We’d love to hear from you.”
Amy Martin and her husband, David Bartolone, announce the May 30, 2005, birth of Sophia Helen.
Bina Mehta ’97 MD writes: “I am practicing pediatrics in Portland, Ore. My husband, Raymond Moreno ’90, ’97 MD, is an emergency medicine physician, and we have two kids, Raja, 4, and Leela, 7 months.”
Nicole Morrison Nesci and Justin Nesci ’91 announce the Dec. 14 birth of Nathaniel Oliver. Nate joins sister Isabel, 5, and brother Owen, 2.
Alexander Rogers moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., with his wife, Cristina, and son, Daniel. He is working in the pediatric emergency department at the Univ. of Michigan.
Deborah Ross writes: “I moved from New York City to Greenwich, Conn., with my family: Darren (Wharton ’93), Ethan, 8, and Isabella, 6. I love my job as grants coordinator at Kids in Crisis, a homeless shelter for children of all ages. I would love to hear from friends.”
Liz Crocker Rozek writes: “I married Douglas Rozek (Penn ’95) in Washington, D.C., on July 30. I will soon be leaving D.C., where I work as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, to relocate to Basel, Switzerland.”
Danine Lard Simckes and her husband, Elan Simckes, announce the June 25, 2005, birth of their third child, Ayden Maytal Simckes. Ayden joins her brother, Liam, 4; her sister Naava, 2; and her half-sister, Maayan, 16.
Brad Simon writes: “I completed an LLM degree at Harvard Law School and am vice president and general counsel of Play First Inc., as well as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School.”
Erik Sirulnick writes: “I married Kaori Shigetomo on July 16, at Turtle Bay in Oahu, Hawaii! We then moved our lives from the Bay Area to Las Vegas, where I’ve joined a cardiology practice and Kaori has gone back to school to study graphic design. Come visit us!”
Timothy Smith, of San Francisco, was awarded the Alpha Delta Phi Society’s Star & Crescent Award, the highest distinction the society can give to one of its graduate members. He was honored during the closing banquet of the society’s seventh convention and leadership training conference, hosted by its Brunonian chapter.
Arielle D. Stanford writes: “I am in my last year of my schizophrenia research fellowship, still living in Manhattan. Would love to hear from old friends.”
Rebecca Y. Starr, a litigation associate at Hangley Aronchick Segal and Pudlin, was selected to speak at the American Democracy Institute’s 2006 eastern regional summit. She will serve on a panel on the Constitution in the 21st century and will speak on trends and developments relating to criminal justice.
Cameron Walser writes: “I am married and living in Topanga, Calif., with one wife, five dogs, two cats, and one horse. Rebuilding my home and doing computer-animated visual effects on a freelance basis for a living.”
From the March / April 2005 Issue
David Allen and Valerie Fowler Allen ’94 have moved from Oregon to Uxbridge, Mass. Noah was born Oct. 28, and Eden turned 2 on Nov. 26. “We look forward to seeing more Brown friends now that we are on the East Coast!”
Eileen Anderson-Fye writes: “My husband, Christopher Fye, and I are thrilled to announce the Nov. 9 birth of Tabatha Joy in Los Angeles. I continue to enjoy working in the departments of psychiatry and anthropology at UCLA and also taking long walks on the beach with Tabatha.”
Avi Margolis and his wife, Clara, announce the Nov. 29 birth of their fourth son, Tsvi, who joins big brothers Yoav, Zev, and Ariel.
Sindy Pang writes: “I am living in Madison, Wis., with my husband, Su Min Chang, who is a cardiologist, and my two children, Ryan, 3, and Megan, 6 months. I am working part-time as a dermatologist.”
From the November / December 2004 Issue
Michael Turrill writes: “My wife, Dounia, and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary in Napa Valley in August with a weekend of wine tasting (and drinking) and, of course, eating. Also with us were Matt Corman, Chris Ord, Jen Wilcox Beihl, Cristina Morales Haltiwanger, and Seth Newman, as well as our two sons (Nicolas, 3, and Luke, 22 months) and many other friends and family.”
Peggy Bell Twitchell, of Darien, Conn., writes: “My husband, Daryl Twitchell, and I announce the May 29 birth of Emily Claire. Daryl works at Ameriquest Capital, a private equity fund, and I work in project finance for Fluor Corp. We are also chairs of the Brown Alumni Schools Committee for Fairfield County and have enjoyed getting to know local alumni.”
From the September / October 2004 Issue
Ethan Fiks has published The Learning Set Guitar Method. It is a beginner guitar method book written for use with color-coded guitar strings.
Ed Heraux writes: “I’ve been living in my hometown of New York City since graduation and have done fine with my database consulting business since 1996. I also travel a bit, doing some technical training throughout the country. Still single, and loving exploring the world every so often. After backpacking tours through Europe and Australia, this summer I’ll spend five weeks hopping around South America, visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.”
Hilary Howell writes: “I am living in San Francisco and just completed a BFA in graphic design from CCAC.”
Evander “Van” Jones writes: “My wife, Ashley, and I celebrated the May 11 arrival of our second son, Elijah Carl, and moved into our new house three days later. Evan has been a great big brother.” Van continues to work at Wachovia Capital Markets in Charlotte, N.C.
Robert Jordan married Jayme Wright on July 18, in Wilmington, Del.
Carole E. Mah writes: “Ellie Tetreault and I were married on June 25 in Attleboro, Mass., surrounded by family and friends. We plan to move from Providence to Massachusetts in order to be closer to Ellie’s Boston job, and in order to avoid the legal issues surrounding the marriages of out-of-state lesbian couples.”
Srihari “Hari” Naidu ’97 MD writes: “After four years in Philadelphia, my wife, Nina Shaikh-Naidu, and I are heading back to New York City. I will be on the faculty at Cornell Medical School as an attending interventional cardiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Nina will be opening a plastic surgery and hand surgery private practice on the Upper East Side. We look forward to meeting with old friends.”
Ian Reifowitz has published Imagining an Austrian Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Search for a Supraethnic Austrian Identity, 1846-1919 (East European Monographs/Columbia).
Lara Schwartz and her husband, John Stanton, joyfully announce the April 4 birth of Charlotte Jane Stanton. Lara writes that CJ is doing wonderfully, and has already begun training her parents. In late April they received a visit from Amy Parelius Booth and her husband, James, and children Quinn and Kaya. Lara will return to work at the Human Rights Campaign in July.
A. Danine Lard Simckes and D. Elan Simckes welcomed the June 23, 2003, birth of their second child, Naava Lee. She joins brother Liam Benyamin, 3, and sister Maayan Shira, 15.
From the July / August 2004 Issue
Lynn Adler, of Blacksburg, Va., is an assistant professor of biology at Virginia Tech. She has been awarded a seed grant and named a leadership fellow at that school for her work on the effect of auxiliary herbivores on tritrophic interactions.
Gino and Gretchen Kelly Giumarro announce the Oct. 10 birth of Jackson Crane Giumarro, in Portland, Maine.
Richard Ha writes: “I’ve completed my residency in plastic surgery and my craniofacial fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. I started private practice at Baylor Medical Center and the Children’s Medical Center in August 2003, and I also serve as a clinical instructor at UT Southwestern’s department of plastic surgery in Dallas. I would love to hear from classmates and friends.”
Colin Horst and his wife, Kate, announce the Feb. 26 birth of daughters Malia Laine and Elle Raina.
Ann Loh and her husband, Ivor Lim, announce the Nov. 13 birth of daughter Pippa Kate. She joins her two older sisters, Alexandra and Georgia.
Nicole Morrison Nesci and Justin Nesci ’91 announce the Jan. 29 birth of a son, Owen. Owen joins Isabel, 3.
Rob Shields (see Mimi Shields Clarke ’84).
From the May / June 2004 Issue
Manoj Abraham writes: “I finished a fellowship in plastic and microvascular head-and-neck reconstructive surgery at the UCLA medical center last year. While in Los Angeles, my wife, Kavita, and I had a baby, Kiran. I’m now working in a head-and-neck specialty practice based at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Kavita is working as a doctor in a private practice. I have an academic appointment at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. By the time you read this, Kavita and I will have attended the March 13 wedding of Heath Chung and Tanya Florin in Honolulu, where we hoped to meet up with Bill Arneth, his wife, Roz, and their boys Zach and Alex; David and Valerie Fowler Allen ’94, and their little girl, Eden; Chad Alechny and his wife, Mami; Rob Powers and his recent bride, Krystyna; Broud Kuhn; Ben Taylor ’94; and Emile Garcia, his wife, Liz, and their kids.”
Arnob and Kathleen Siewert Banerjee announce the Oct. 15 birth of Anju Marie.
Kristen Connell writes: “On Oct. 14, I gave birth to my son, Max Connell Pierce. My older sister, Torri Connell Horovitz ’90, and her son, Jason, came to San Diego all the way from Massachusetts to help us through the twenty-hour labor and delivery! Max was also lucky enough to meet his grandparents, David ’61 and JoAnne Rabold Connell ’64, two days after he was born. A month later, Erica Wheeler ’91, and her partner, Pam, paid us a visit from Annapolis, Md.”
Anu Malhotra and Sam Moore announce the Sept. 11 birth of their daughter Divya Moore. Sam is surprised to be using his engineering degree as an editor for IEEE Spectrum, and Anu is studying for her PhD in English literature.
Gordon Morton writes: “After working at Brown for seven years, including the last five as the marketing-and-communications director at the Sports Foundation, I accepted a position at Dartmouth as the assistant sports information director. While I miss the friendly confines of Providence, I am back frequently for many Brown–Dartmouth games. I have also just completed my first book, Brown University Athletics: From the Bruins to the Bears, a pictorial history of Brown Athletics from 1857 to the present. I am grateful to everyone at Brown who helped make this book a reality, especially Bill Corrigan ’58, Peter Mackie ’59, Lew Shaw ’48, and Brown sports information director Chris Humm.”
Arielle D. Stanford writes: “I finished my psychiatry residency at Columbia last July and am continuing there in a schizophrenia research fellowship. I’ve also started a small private practice in Manhattan.”
From the March / April 2004 Issue
Charles “Chip” Giller writes: “I married Jenny Sorensen (Hamilton ’94) on Orcas Island in Puget Sound, Wash., on Sept.14. I run a nonprofit online environmental publication, Grist (gristmagazine.com); therefore, it was appropriate that the event was the apogee of eco-chic: organic flowers, organic veggie food, etc. James Corless ’90 officiated, and my brother, Jeremy Giller ’98, and Jenny’s sister, Eliza Sorensen ’96, participated in the ceremony. Also in attendance were Suzy Becker ’84, Marya Carr ’96, Jonathan Clough ’94, Jeff Fiedler ’90, ’94 AM, Jacoba Johnson ’95, Michael Leuchtenberger Muller ’92, Adam Lowe ’97, Abbey Marble, Ilene Moss ’94, Professor Toby Page, Anne Neely Seeley ’69, Morgan Seeley ’69, Julie Roth ’99, Kathryn Schulz ’96, Zac Wald ’95, Rebecca Warren, and Amy Williams-Derry.
Pearl Huang-Ramirez ’98 MD and José Ramirez announce the June 1 birth of their first child, Joseph Clement. The three reside near Orlando in Kissimmee, Fla.
Lisa Anderson Morton writes: “I married William Morton in April 2003 and live in his hometown of Westford, Mass. Bonnie Meguid ’95 was there. I have been teaching earth science to eighth graders for five years. My husband recently discovered two ancestors from the early 1800s who graduated from Brown.”
Christopher Ott and David Danaher ’95 PhD were legally married in Toronto on July 4. They live in Madison, Wisc.
From the January / February 2004 Issue
Roger Bearden and his wife, Erin Tobin Bearden, announce the Aug. 21 birth of Sarah Mabel. The family lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sean Bourgeois (see Megan Kathleen Bourgeois ’97).
Kathleen Lenihan and Daryl Wiesen announce the Sept. 4 birth of Michael William Wiesen. His big sisters, Maeve and Clare, are thrilled to have a little brother.
From the November / December 2003 Issue
Craig Burns writes: “I married Lynn Sherry on May 31, in Portland, Maine. It was wonderful to have many friends join us, including Phil Blair ’95 M.A.T., Jen Bodnick ’94, Philip and Britt Neubohn Hult, Tucker Sanders, and Allison Smith-Estelle ’94, ’94 A.M. Lynn and I are now living in Boston.”
David Kashinski (see Wayne Leighty ’01).
Miles Libbey writes: “My wife, Ann, and I welcomed our twins, Alexa Montgomery and Miles Augustus Libbey V, to the world on July 24. Pictures can be found at babies. libbey.org. Miles is working as a product manager of Yahoo!Mail and lives in Mountain View, Calif. Ann is a management consultant with AT Kearney.”
Tania Lozansky and her husband, Kirill Voloshin, announce the birth of their daughter, Varia. Tania writes: “The three of us are living in Moscow, where I work for the International Finance Corp., a private-sector arm of the World Bank. My work involves promoting economic development through private-sector growth and is very satisfying, although it involves a lot of travel from Russian to Central Asia.”
Kathy Silverton Lucas writes: “My husband, John, and I announce the March 29 birth of our first child, Kaitlyn Skye.”
Ian Reifowitz writes: “My wife, Jane Kaufman ’94, and I announce the arrival of Lauren Heather Reifowitz on July 25. For pictures, visit members.aol.com/laurenreifowitz. I am an assistant professor of history at SUNY–Empire State College. My book, Imagining an Austrian Nation, is coming out in 2004. Jane, who just finished her ob-gyn residency at Cornell, is joining the ob-gyn faculty at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.”
Arielle D. Stanford writes: “I completed my psychiatry residency at Columbia and have started a clinical research fellowship in schizophrenia at Columbia, as well as a private practice in New York City. I have kept in touch with Miles Gilliom ’94, Collette Ah-Tye ’92, Hilary Ammazzalorso Frisch ’94, Cathy Wing ’94, Lauren Massara Topel, Andy Bernstein ’94, Ethan Fiks, Kathy Prewitt ’92, Liz Prewitt ’92, Barbara Michaels, and Alison Smith-Estelle ’94, ’94 A.M. I have enjoyed visiting them over the years, attending their weddings, and meeting new family additions. It was great catching up with people at the ten-year reunion despite the rain.”
Emily Steiner and Peter Decherney welcomed Sophia Ruth Decherney into the world on Feb. 6. Emily writes: “I am still teaching medieval literature at Penn, and Peter is teaching media and communications at Johns Hopkins.”
Susan Smith Walsh and Ryan Walsh welcomed Conor Patrick Walsh on March 11. His grandparents include Terry ’65 and Pat Walker Walsh ’65.
From the May / June 2003 Issue
Sarah Mahoney Huard and her husband, John Huard, announce the Jan. 14 birth of their first child,Thomas John Huard. They live in West Roxbury, Mass.
Jeremy Hushon, of Arlington, Va., writes: “On July 13 I married Jennifer Mathews Biggs (Duke ’94) on Kent Island, Md. Alumni in attendance included my parents, Judith Minno Hushon ’67 and John Hushon ’67; best man Robert Herrmann; Thomas Vilms; Sarah Groothuis; Melanie Guy Norall; Alan Rumsey ’94; and Maria Pacheco Rumsey ’97. Jennifer attends Georgetown University Medical School, while I am an attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C.”
Dena Hyman writes: “I married Olve Utne in an egalitarian Jewish ceremony on Aug. 25. Rabbi Michael Fessler officiated. Alison Gordon was in the wedding party. Also in attendance were Karen Bender, Ben Felzer ’96 Ph.D., Andre Lehovich, Seth Padowitz, and Sarah Withee.”
Stephanie Wank Kofman and Ilya Kofman are delighted to announce the Dec. 23 birth of Benjamin Galileo. Benjamin joins big brother Alexander. Ilya is an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Columbia, and Stephanie is an in-house lawyer for Sony Corporation of America.
Scott Nader writes: “We’re still in Dallas, although Diana and I are beginning to cast wistful glances back east. Now that we have two small children—Isabel joined her 18-month-old sister, Michelle, last fall—living closer to our folks sounds much more appealing.”
Wendy Webber Nelson ’98 Ph.D. and Eric Nelson announce the Feb. 6 birth of Pamela Goeddel. Pammy was welcomed home by her big sisters, Alexandra, 4, and Lindsey, 2.
From the March / April 2003 Issue
Reunion weekend, May 23–26, is rapidly approaching. Registration information will arrive in the spring. If you did not receive the fall reunion mailing, please contact reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947 or reunions@ brown.edu.
David and Kirsten Davis Camp announce the Oct. 2 birth of Tamarin Madeleine. After a decade spent teaching New York City kindergartners to read, Kirsten is working as a full-time mother. David remains chief marketing officer at Tigris, a technology firm in Manhattan, and is concurrently writing a screenplay about the depravity and irony of modern culture in urban America.
Britt Neubohn Hult writes: “Philip, our daughter, Linnea, and I moved to Hong Kong in September. Visitors are welcome!”
Suzan Davidson LeVine writes: “My husband, Eric, and I welcomed our first son, Sidney Arthur, on Sept. 20. Parenthood brings new meaning to Sleepless in Seattle.”
Scott Nader writes: “I’m still here in Dallas after my (amicable) split with Mr. Army and enjoying my new career with Ms. Law. Diana and I are pleased to announce the Oct. 8 birth of our daughter, Isabel. She joins her big sister, Michelle, 2. Life has suddenly become very exciting at the Nader home but—in the words of Andrew Hull—at least the new tax deduction arrived before Dec. 31.”
Rob Olin writes that his son, Jacob Tyler Olin, was born on Oct. 18. “We’re enjoying family life in New York City and can’t wait to bring Jacob to his first Brown sporting event.”
Stephanie Reiss writes: “Mike and I are proud to announce the Aug. 12 birth of Aaron Espina Reiss.”
From the November / December 2002 Issue
Mona Wagle Bargnesi and her husband, Jim, announce the July 8 birth of Veronica Marian Bargnesi.
Lili Cantu writes: "My husband, Chris Maass, and I had our baby girl, Sofia Alexandra, on March 25."
Hope Jarvis and her husband, Bill, announce the June 19 arrival of their first child, Siena Jarvis Martin.
Evander "Van" Jones Jr. and Ashley Champion Jones, of Gastonia, N.C., announce the July 25 birth of Evander Stephens Jones III. Van is an investment banker with Wachovia Securities in Charlotte.
Helen Haeyoung Lee, a graduate student at the Univ. of Texas, won a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June. She was honored with the bronze medal in the narrative category for her film Sophie, which features a young girl planning to escape her abusive father.
Esra Ansay Munnell writes: "Clark and I are living in New York City with Olivia, who is 18 months old. I recently ran into Lindsay Thompson in Vermont and then Nadine Currimjee in London just by happenstance. Clark is with Goldman, Sachs in private wealth management, and I am with agnÂs b. USA as general merchandise manager, which involves lots of traveling. Most recently I saw Amy Mulligan Wilson in Boston, Laura Bauschard in San Francisco, and Rachel Zabar '94 in Los Angeles."
From the September / October 2002 Issue
Steve Franks received both his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Georgia and his department's outstanding teaching award in May. While at Georgia, he developed a peer teaching evaluation program and helped develop an undergraduate mentoring program. After traveling this summer, he will begin a fellowship at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Alisa Gallo writes: "After spending more than twelve years in Providence, I am heading west. I will be organizing for my union, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees, out in Palm Springs, Calif."
Ann Loh writes: "I have just returned to Singapore after two years in London with my husband and two daughters. While there, I received my master's in art history and had an amazing time studying at the British Museum. I hope to conduct more research into Southeast Asian art."
Avi Margolis and his wife, Clara, announce the Dec. 23 birth of their third son, Ariel, who joins big brothers Yoav and Zev.
Roy Perlis has been awarded a Young Mind in CNS (central nervous system) award, which is designed to recognize and support promising work by researchers under the age of 35 from around the world. He will investigate residual symptoms in bipolar disorder.
Rob Rosenthal writes: "My wife, Malini Goculdas, gave birth to our first child, Sophie Mira Rosenthal, on June 23. I now have the full suburban complement: wife, child, house, dog, car, and grill."
From the July / August 2002 Issue
Tracey Liao Van Hooser wrote: "I am still living in San Francisco with my husband, John. We are expecting our first child in May. I have been singing in a semiprofessional women's a cappella group for the past four years, and we are auditioning for new members. Check out www.dilemma-rocks.com if you are interested - or just want to get back in touch."
Steven Huang writes: "I am living in the Washington, D.C., area working for a privately owned research and development company, SAIC. I am slowly settling into my new townhouse."
Ilyas Kanaan writes: "We are looking forward to our 10th reunion next year, which Roya and I hope to attend with Jessica, 11, and Giu, 2, and without child number three, who is on the way."
The Providence Black Repertory Company, led by Don King, won a Daedalus Award, acknowledging Providence community groups exhibiting craftsmanship and perseverance.
Cynthia Saenz, of Ventura, Calif., writes: "On Sept. 14, Wilson Hago '94 Ph.D. and I welcomed our daughter, Katina Kia J. Hago y Saenz. I am staying home with Katina and finishing my requirements to apply to become a licensed clinical social worker."
Tania Teschke writes that she married Toby Wolf (Amherst '92) on Feb. 17 in Annandale, Va. Jon Rosenshine '92 presided over the ceremony, and Ashley Gross served as maid of honor. Daphne Robinson '94 was also in attendance.
Catherine Vieth, of Philadelphia, has joined the architectural firm of Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch.
Claudia Santurio Volpi writes: "Last summer I married Nic Volpi (Georgetown '93). Alumni in attendance included Paige Morgan, Suzanne Pfaltzgraff, Jessica Rogers, Beth Roy, and Jeff Bergholt '92, who came with his wife. I quit my job on Wall Street last year to start my own business, NYIT Design, Inc. We offer architectural and interior design services, custom-make furniture in Italy, and import Italian furniture and design objects. For more information, check out www.nyitdesign.com."
From the May / June 2002 Issue
Rachel Collin writes: "I have just completed my Ph.D. in evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago. Less than a week after officially finishing, I start my new position as staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama."
Michael Fessler and Miriam Hyman (SUNY Binghamton '88) were married on June 18, 2000. "We met through Dena Hyman, Miriam's younger sister. Miriam is a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College outside of Philadelphia, where I received the title of rabbi on June 10, 2001. We are also overjoyed to announce the June 16, 2001, birth of daughter Ariella Shulamit Hyman-Fessler. We are spending the year in Jerusalem, where Miriam is continuing her rabbinic studies and I am participating in the Melton Senior Educators program at Hebrew University."
Julie FitzGerald Hess writes: "I married Steven Hess (RIT '93) in September 2000. Alumni in attendance were James Medeiros, Rudrani Banik '97 M.D., and Carmelita Teeter-Lechowit '91. We bought a house in Pennsylvania."
Greg Marrinan writes: "Michelle and I are thrilled to announce the Feb. 5 birth of Emily Lynn Marrinan."
Rob McCann writes: "I rang in the new year by marrying my longtime girlfriend, Kelly Feehan. Alumni in attendance included Todd Duca, Drew Lanphere, Derrick Hansen, Miles Libbey, Bill McCormick '92, and David and Lauren Kopans '91. The wedding capped a busy year that included earning my M.B.A. from Columbia, buying a house in New Jersey, and joining AIG in New York as a management consultant."
Pamela Paul is a writer and editor living in New York City. She writes that her first book, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, about marriage and divorce among twenty- and thirty-somethings, was published by Villard/Random House in January.
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Curtis Bragdon and his wife, Heather, announce the birth of their first child, Margaret Kimball, on July 10. Curtis writes: “Little Margaret would fare well in the CIT, as her schedule closely matches that of most computer science undergrads.”
Alisa Gallo (see Margo Guernsey ’98).
Alex Jacobson (see Joyce Leffler Eldridge ’64).
Julie Kim, Howie Rigberg ’93, ’94 M.A.T., and Miguel Gutierrez ’94, all of New York City, write: “In 1997 we formed a power trio called Princess. We play what we like to call ‘wuss rock.’ Most of our songs are played in the unconventional format of violin, guitar, and bass, occasionally using keyboards, gadgets, gizmos, programmed beats, and whatever else seems right. After spending almost all of last year recording our debut CD in a small room in Howie’s apartment, we have returned to the live music scene with a vengeance. You can listen to song samples and buy our CDs at http://princess.iuma.com.”
Sarah Mahoney writes: “I married John Huard on Aug. 19 at St. Joseph’s Church on Hope Street in Providence, followed by a reception at R.I.C.C. Guests included Kori Rij ’94, Megan Mullin ’94, Madeleine Choquette, Amy Carolan ’95, Tom Gilbane ’97, William Gilbane III ’99, Brennan Gilbane ’01, Kitty Gilbane ’03, Rich Carolan ’90, Carolyn Greeley ’92, David Cary ’87, Martha Gilbane ’00, Jane Petzold Enterline ’86, Dick Carolan ’58, and Paul Choquette ’60. John and I live in West Roxbury, Mass., with our chocolate lab, Samson.”
Kobi M. Wright and Harumi Tanii were married in a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony on July 29 in Oizumi-Machi, Gumma-Ken, Japan. Harumi, a native of São Paulo, Brazil, is a guest-services consultant at Marriott Hotels; Kobi is an associate in the business organizations and real-estate practice groups at Bose McKinney & Evans L.L.P. in Indianapolis.
From the September / October 2000 Issue
Erik and Liz Rover Bailey announce the June 16, at-home birth of Cassandra Rose. See her at http://members3.clubphoto.com /erik242745/. The family is doing well.
Claire Randel Eastlund married Karl Eastlund (Miami of Ohio ’93) on Dec. 30 in San Diego. She writes: "It was a beautiful, simple wedding overlooking the Pacific and surrounded by close family and friends." Claire and Karl met in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and received their M.B.A.s from the University of Texas at Austin in May. They live in Dallas, where Claire works in organization development and Karl is a compensation consultant.
Jacob T. Levy writes: "September was a big month for me. My first book, The Multiculturalism of Fear (Oxford University Press), was released, and I got married to a wonderful woman, Shelley Clark (University of Virginia ’94, Princeton ’99 Ph.D.) on the 23rd. The ceremony was on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Daryl Wiesen, Scott Kwiker, and Ali Kokmen ’92 were groomsmen." Jacob is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
Sindy Pang writes: "I married Su Min Chang on May 21 in Taiwan. He is a cardiology fellow at Baylor. I am about to start my last year of a dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Houston. Su Min and I recently finished building a house in Pearland, Tex. We had a second wedding in Houston on Sept. 3 for our friends and colleagues in the United States. We welcome alumni to visit us at our new home."
Deborah Goldfield Ross and her husband, Darren (Wharton ’93, Fordham Law ’97) announce the birth of Isabella Flynn on Dec. 1. They write: "Big brother Ethan Cole, 2.5 loves his sister very much (when he’s not trying to poke out her eyes)." T
Leslie Stern and Andrew Abramowitz ’92 announce the birth of Nathan on April 3.
From the July / August 2000 Issue
Dara Spatz Friedman writes: "I graduated in September from a doctoral program in cell biology at U.C. San Francisco. I have managed to postpone getting a real job by enrolling in another academic program, this time in public health at U.C. Berkeley. After that one-year program, well, we’ll see..."
David Jarusinski writes: "I’ve moved to Los Angeles and would love to hear from teammates or classmates in Southern California."
Phyllidia Ku-Ruth ’97 M.D. and William Ruth ’97 M.D. announce the birth of their first child, Emilia Faye-Ming Ruth, on Jan. 30. Phyllidia finished her internal-medicine residency in June. Bill completed his residency in emergency-room medicine in June and will become an attending emergency-room physician at York (Maine) Hospital.
Sang Jin Lee writes: "I married Christopher Mansfield (Bucknell ’92) on Sept. 24 at the Palace Hotel in New York City. Guests included In Lee, Heidie Joo, and Daphne Spofford. After graduating from Georgetown Law, clerking for an appellate judge, and practicing corporate law with a large firm in Manhattan, I decided to stop being a lawyer. I now work as a legal recruiter at the firm of Major, Hagen & Africa. Now that I’m not working eighty-hour weeks, I would love to catch up with old friends."
Bill Powers writes: "After receiving my master’s from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service last spring, I headed to Liberia, West Africa, where I am head of programs for Catholic Relief Services. I manage programs that seek to promote education, environmental conservation, and food security in a country still recovering from a brutal civil war. Before graduate school, I worked and traveled in Latin America and taught gifted education at a Native American school in Santa Fe."
Tahesha Wright Way and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of Farrah Rose on Nov. 17. Tahesha writes: "I am an attorney in New Jersey and my husband is a fullback for the New York Giants." Tahesha and Charles have another daughter, Fallon Jacqueline, 3.
From the May / June 2000 Issue
Ruth Kanef Bash and her husband, Alan, announce the birth of Jonah Ira on Oct. 23. The proud parents are showing him off at www.celebrate-with-us.com/jonahibash.
Larisa Crapo married Jonathan Usich (Dickinson College ’93) on Nov. 27 in San Francisco. Guests included maid-of-honor Rachel Freedman, as well as Nanette Furlong Bercu, Jody Budge ’94, Melanie Guy Norall, Kevin Newman, Joshua Rand, and Lesley Young. Larisa and Jon honeymooned in Kauai and Lanai, Hawaii. They live in San Francisco, where Jon is a financial adviser at PaineWebber and Larisa is a marketing-communications manager at Phone.com.
Eric and Tarez Samra Graban write that they survived the schizophrenic winter in southeast Ohio. Eric is a research chemist at CKWitco (a company that has been bought out three times in a little more than three years) and hopes to have his master’s in chemistry by June. After a year of research in hypertext and writing, Tarez earned her master of arts in education in December. She is an adjunct in the writing center at Marietta College and edits on a contract basis. Tarez writes: "Comparatively speaking, we are not embarking on exciting careers, but we will be relocating within seven to eight months and are grateful for any networking or advice from our Brown peers."
Sonia Katyal graduated from the University of Chicago law school in 1998 and is completing a clerkship with Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the ninth circuit court of appeals. Sonia writes: "I’m so glad I survived law school, and clerking in the Los Angeles area is an amazing experience. However, I regularly try to escape to San Francisco to see my Brown friends, especially Courtney Joslin ’94 and Lisa Chick ’94 M.A.T."
Ann S. Loh writes that she and her husband, Ivor Lim (Cambridge University ’92), are the proud parents of Alexandra, 3, and Georgia, 15 months, and are all still basking in the sunshine of tropical Singapore. Ivor is a reconstructive surgeon at the National University Hospital, and Ann is a "fund manager cum taxi mum." She adds: "I have lost touch with Yuka Sugiura, who was my housemate/dietmate/shoppingmate and maid-of-honor." A
Abeel A. Mangi writes: "Has anyone seen or heard from Damien Benjamin ’97 M.D.?
Hawlan Ng (see Larry Kocher ’58).
Vicky Rivera writes: "I finally made the big move to Miami. I live with Maria Gracia Galvez Picon ’94 in Little Havana, where we enjoy the great food and the wonderful weather. I send a warm hello to my ‘hermanas’ of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., particularly to Alba Hernandez."
Ginger Smith married David Barrow (Dartmouth ’94) on Nov. 6 in Stony Creek, Conn. Celebrating with them were maid-of-honor Jacquelyn Davis and bridesmaid Jennifer Rosenblum, as well as guests Beth Simon, Aylin Maggart Flannagan, Dafna Gorfinkle ’95, Sarah Neumann, and Cathy Mastroianni. The couple met in Philadelphia, where Ginger was in medical school at Jefferson, and David was completing his M.B.A. at Wharton. They live in Providence, where Ginger is back at Brown, completing her residency in internal medicine.
From the March / April 2000 Issue
Jen Chapin writes that she married Stephan Crump (Amherst College ’94) on Sept. 18 in New York City. Guests included Angie Ngugi, Frances Lopez, Susan Randall Hansen (who was married two weeks later in Vermont), Leila Feinstein, Chaka Forman ’92, Chad Ruble, Doreen Odom, and Rodney Evans, as well as other friends and relatives from Long Island, Hawaii, San Francisco, Delaware, France, and Memphis. J
Heather Kent Handel and her husband, David, announce the birth of Ryan Kent Handel on Oct. 15. Heather writes: “His grandfather, Donald Kent ’68, and his uncle, Joel Kent ’95, are priming him to be a Brunonian. I continue to work in health-care consulting while David is a veterinarian in private practice in Gaithersburg, Md., where we live.”
Diana Quintero writes that she has left NBC News, where she was a producer, and is now vice president of marketing and communications at Chase Manhattan Bank.
Peter Worth married Muriel Morgan on Dec. 11 in New York City. Peter is a technical consultant at Portal Software, an Internet billing service in New York City. Muriel is an interior designer at Scott-Ulmann in New York City.
From the January / February 2000 Issue
Manoj T. Abraham writes: "I met my wife, Kavita Aggarwal, at Cornell Medical College. We dated on and off for five years through medical school and residency, until we finally tied the knot on June 12. Joining in the wedding festivities were David Allen and his new wife, Valerie Fowler '94; Bill Arneth and his wife, Roz; Julie Choi and her fiancé, Sung-Ho Lee; Heath Chung; Broud Kuhn; and Rob Powers. I graduated from medical school in 1997 and am in my third year of otolaryngology residency at NYU Medical Center. Kavita graduated from medical school in 1996 and is now a medical attending at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center."
Tameem Ebrahim writes that she was engaged to Razia Kher (Bombay University '99) in June. A February wedding, probably in India, is planned. Tameem works in Singapore.
Melanie Guy married Steven Norall (Dartmouth '94) on Cape Cod in August. She writes: "Despite a torrential downpour, a little accident with champagne and the bridesmaids' dresses, and the hairdresser showing up an hour late, the day was perfect." Guests included Cassie Choi '92 (a reader), Abby Orenstein (a bridesmaid), Jeremy Hushon, Rachel Freedman, and April Parker '94. After the wedding, we traveled for a month throughout Southeast Asia. It was an amazing experience. We now live at Stanford, where Steve is in business school. I work at a biotech public-relations agency. If you're in the area, give us a call."
Rich Ha writes: "I've started my third year of a plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. I spoke recently with classmate Van Evanoff, who married Tonya Brand (Univ. of Illinois '98 M.A.) on Oct. 10. Van graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in May and has started his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Indianapolis."
Calvin Lee '97 M.D. writes that he has transferred from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to Southern Illinois University, where he is in his third year of residency in general surgery. He moved to be closer to his fiancé, Tammy Wu '97 M.D., who is a plastic-surgery resident at Southern Illinois University.
Jacob T. Levy, of Chicago, writes: "Scott Kwiker married Rita Sadowski in Pittsburgh over Columbus Day weekend. Daryl Wiesen and I were groomsmen. Guests included Daryl's wife, Kathleen Lenihan, and their baby, Maeve; Wendy Burke; Rebecca Wais; and Samantha Hernandez. Scott and Rita honeymooned in Australia. They've moved to San Francisco, where Scott works for restaurantpro.com."
Carl McCarthy writes: "Arnob Banerjee and Kathleen Siewert were married in Delaware on Aug. 14. Guests included Loryn Sheffner, Emily Blank, Elijah Sivin '94 M.A.T., Caleb Paull, Alexa Jervis, Rachel Blustain, Caren Zilber, Melissa Rocha, Ethan Flaherty, Peter Kambeseles, Nina Spiegel, and me. Arnob and Kathleen live in New York City."
Hawlan Ng married Elizabeth Rho (University of Texas '93) on Aug. 21 in San Francisco. The wedding party included Ho Lin '92, David Markowitz '94, Seneca Mudd, and Leo Rowland '92. Other guests were Amy Chang '87, Neil Fitzgerald '90, Ken Gee '80, Larry Kocher '58, Susan Lane Markowitz '66, Reg Smith '80, and Bowdoin Su '92. Hawlan and Elizabeth honeymooned in the Dominican Republic and live in the Boston area, where Elizabeth is in her final year at Northeastern Law and Hawlan is studying psychology at Harvard.
Noah Rubins writes that he moved to Rego Park, N.Y., after receiving his law degree at Harvard and his masters at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is an associate in the international arbitration practice group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Noah and his wife, Masha '98 Ph.D., enjoy the music, art, tango, film, and cosmopolitan flair of the city, and invite Brunonian friends and acquaintances to join them. T
From the November / December 1999 Issue
Esra Ansay married T. Clark Munnell Jr. (Middlebury '88, Harvard '93 M.B.A.) at the Essex House in New York City. Esra writes: "We met in Connecticut the summer after I received my M.B.A. from New York University in 1997. It was fabulous to see all my Brown friends at the wedding. Amy Mulligan Wilson was there with her husband, John. Muffy Perlbinder caught my bouquet and then, six weeks later, became Xavier Flouret's fiance. Laura Bauschard partied with Britt Neubohn and her fiancé, Philip Hult. Elif Uras '94, Blake Myers '96, Jessica Rogers, Cuotemac Malle '94, and Reza Taleghani '94, along with his wife, Demetra (Dartmouth '94), all danced the night away. Samantha Grieve and her fiancé, Robert Hammer, flew in from London, and Mehmet Eryilmaz '94 and Tilsim Tanberk '96 flew in from Istanbul. We honeymooned in Fiji and spent a few days in Napa Valley. We both love living in Manhattan, where Clark is a vice president in the private client services division of Goldman Sachs & Co., and I am thinking about going back to graduate school to study psychology. My dear sister, Serra '96, who had been living in London and working at Morgan Stanley, just found out she was accepted to Harvard for her M.B.A." E
Rob Bailey graduated from the M.B.A. program at M.I.T. and now works in business development for an Internet services company called US Web/CKS. Rob began the job after traveling to the Caribbean and Europe for a month and a half. He writes: "I got to go to the Mecca of clubs, Ibiza. It was great! Hi to Protima Daryanani '92, the Barnes Street Boys, the Psi U Latinos and of course, to Lome Aseron, my freshman-year roommate."
Wendy Derman lives in Boulder, Colo., and administers computer networks. She would love to hear from any Brown friends she's lost touch with.
Wendy Webber Nelson '98 Ph.D. and Eric Nelson, of Foxboro, Mass., had a baby girl, Alexandra, on Dec. 17, 1998. She is already crawling around and keeping her parents very busy. Wendy would love to hear from anyone who has time to write.
Jim Parnell graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and started a family medicine residency just outside Minneapolis.
Eileen Rocchio and Brad Sidwell '92 were married in Brewster, Mass., on July 4. Scott Sidwell '94, Amy Cohen '92, and Elizabeth Belfer were in the wedding party. Eileen is the corporate controller at Deploy Solutions Inc. Sid teaches history and is the head football coach at Franklin High School. Many other Brown friends were at the celebration.
Brad Simon was one of forty par-ticipants from around the world in a UNESCO/Smithsonian Institution conference assessing UNESCO's 1989 recommendation on the safeguarding of traditional culture and folklore. He served on both the legal group and the drafting committee. He continues to practice intellectual property law at Thelen Reid & Priest in San Francisco, where he also serves as pro-bono coordinator. He had a great time at the wedding of Jennifer Rothblatt '94 and Derek Gordon '94.
Diana M. Quintero, of Jersey City, N.J., has left her position as a producer at NBC News to become vice president of marketing at Chase Manhattan Bank.
From the September / October 1999 Issue
Pablo Adler graduated with an M.D. and a master's from Washington University School of Medicine. He writes: "I am now going to Philadelphia to start my anesthesia and critcal-care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. First I will do a medicine internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. I also married Christina Bianchi (Drury '94, Washington University School of Medicine '96 M.S.). We had a beautiful, small wedding at the botanical gardens in St. Louis. We then went to the Greek Isles for two incredible weeks. Any friends or alumni in the area, please stop by or call."
Laura Aguilar-Milano writes: "The second annual tribute concert for Daniel Adam Milano will be held at Brown, possibly in early December or late April, pending the availability of guest artists. For information, please contact me or Matthew McGarrell, director of the Brown jazz band. Anyone wishing to contribute to the memorial fund should direct contributions to Brown University, Daniel Adam Milano Memorial Fund, Box 1877, Providence 02912. Once more the family wishes to express its gratitude to everyone who has supported this event."
Adam Avrunin joined Jones & Askew of Atlanta as an associate on April 1. He will work on intellectual-property matters involving patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, as well as intellectual-property litigation in the firm's electrical-technology group.
David Jarusinski recently left South Carolina for Oklahoma City, where he is production supervisor and continuous-improvement coordinator for American National Can. He writes: "Every so often I make it back to Atlanta to hang out with Adam Langston, who is doing well. Occasionally I run into Nick Richardson '92, who is now in Houston, and Bill O'Brien '92, who coaches running backs at Georgia Tech. Bill, show 'em your moves! I would love to hear from any classmates or teammates."
Jacob T. Levy defended his dissertation at Princeton. He writes: "And so it's time to stop being a student. Starting in the fall I'll be an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago." Oxford University Press will publish his dissertation, The Multiculturalism of Fear, late next year.
Kit Walsh (see Terry Walsh '65).
Karen Witham married Andrew Lynch (Westfield '92) on May 15 in Gloucester, Mass., at the Hammond Castle Museum. Many friends from Brown attended, including several Kappa Alpha Theta sisters. Jennifer Sheehy was a bridesmaid. Karen's great-uncle, Eliot Parkhurst '43, was there, along with his wife, Priscilla. Andy does Web and graphic design and consults for Monitor Co. and its affiliate, Decision Architects, in Cambridge, Mass. Karen recently left Cambridge Technology Partners for freelance writing and public-relations work. She entered Emerson College in September to pursue a master's degree in writing and publishing. Karen and Andy live in Malden, Mass., with their two cats, Max and Sam.
From the July / August 1999 Issue
Todd Anderson, and his wife, Madeline, celebrated the birth of their first child, Jacey Catherine, on Jan. 26.
Ayanna MacCalla Howard has finished her doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. She specializes in robotics and artificial intelligence. She has started her new career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where she works on giving vision to robots to enable future colonization of space. Ayanna is also a part-time faculty member at California State University at Long Beach.
Kathleen Lenihan and Daryl Wiesen, Brookline, Mass., announce the birth of Maeve Anna Wiesen on Oct. 26. Daryl is a lawyer with Goodwin, Procter & Hoar in Boston. Kathleen is taking a break from teaching high school to be a full-time mom.
Evan Mair, Boston, Mass., had a terrific time in March sailing around the Caribbean for eight beautiful days with Michael Lehrer and wife Jen, Josh Lehrer '96, and Sue Meirs. Evan graduated in May from the Boston University School of Medicine. He will participate in a medical-surgical internship at Carney Hospital in Boston followed by a radiology residency at Boston Medical Center. He sends out congrats to other M.D.-bound Brown alums - Scott Lifchez '95 and Jonathan Smith '95.
Amy McLaughlin and Charles "Chip" Leveroni '84 tied the knot on Oct. 11 in Hershey, Pa. Kiza Brunner '94 was the maid of honor. Father of the groom was Charles F. Leveroni '51, and John Hilpman '51 was uncle of the groom.
Jennifer Pique, San Diego, got her M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA last June. She now works in marketing for Delimex, a manufacturer of frozen Mexican foods.
Ian Reifowitz and Jane Kaufman '94 were married on May 30 in New York City, where the couple has recently moved. More than a dozen Brown alums attended the wedding, including best woman Cathy Goldberg Lipper '94. Ian is completing his dissertation in history at Georgetown on nationalism and identity in Austria-Hungary. He plans to pursue a career as a university professor. Jane started her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Hospital in June.
Julie Kotz Richie and Chris Richie announce the birth of Paul Robert. He joins big brother Boyd Thomas, 2. Chris works in the litigation section at Law, Snakard and Gambill, a Fort Worth law firm. Julie works part-time as a freelance writer, and has several columns on family issues on the Internet.
Tammy Wu '97 M.D. is a second-year resident in the integrated plastic surgery program at Southern Illinois University. Calvin Lee '97 M.D. is a second-year general surgery resident at Case Western Reserve.
From the May / June 1999 Issue
Lili Cantú married Chris Maass on New Year's Eve at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Several Brown classmates were in attendance. The couple resides in Austin, Tex., where Lili continues to enjoy her job as program director for Reading Is Fundamental, which is about to celebrate its millionth book given away.
Kirsten Dekin married Peter Klanian (Boston College '89) on Sept. 11 at the St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence. A reception followed at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick Neck. Bridesmaids included Deni Quill Bayer, Sarah Perham, and Tricia Beatini Donovan '92. Many other Brown alumni attended. Kirsten and Pete honeymooned in Brittany and Paris and now live in Singapore, where Pete is a business development manager for Rhode Island-based American Power Conversion and Kirsten is a sales operations analyst with Compaq Asia.
Abe Drabkin lives in Boulder, Colo., with Doug Render '92 and Andrew Sundelin '91. Abe writes: "They've both matured, wised up, and become even more eccentric since college. I speculate, as I did not know them at Brown. Tucker Sanders (a.k.a. 'Papa Nick') and Jason Berv '92 are also in town. They both seem very happy. One of the sources of Jason's happiness is Sumaya Abu-Haidar (Dartmouth '93), while one of Tucker's is Erika Erzberger Sanders '95 and their beautiful toddler, Josephine. I keep in contact with Ignacio Roca (a.k.a. 'Papa Ignacio') in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where the three Roca brothers, Ignacio, Jorge '86, and Santiago '88, are becoming their own Ecuadorian alumni association. Sus Brown and I attended Ignacio's phenomenal wedding in winter 1996. Sus is in Nashville these days, but I am trying to convince her to accompany me to Jason and Sumaya's Utah wedding this summer. A few years ago Kate Reeder '95, Miranda Kaiser '95, and I had a great visit in the San Fransisco area. Kate is still there - constantly extolling the virtues of her town. I am sure that someday Miranda will move there, but meanwhile she is enjoying law school in New Haven, Conn. Annie Iantosca-Ferme '90 and Saverio Ferme '92 have two beautiful kids, and Sav made the Oracle soccer team. Lauren Massara, of Chicago, and I succeed in playing catch-up a few times every year. Amir Behnam, of Rochester, N.Y., and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, of New York City, are also on the 'catch-up-every-year list.' Both Amir and Kaleil transferred to Harvard. Tim Moynihan, of Los Angeles, is still cool. I will join him in San Luis Obispo in late May for his wedding. He remains one of the most passionate people I know. Beyond that, I have kept in contact with Toby Simon and her able, shorter twin sister, Cathy Harris '94. They're both as energetic as they were five years ago."
Lisa Harris Elitzur and Eran Elitzur announce the birth of their daughter, Justine Ariel, on Jan. 5.
Ethan Fiks has published Tricks and Special Effects: The Player's Guide to Unusual Sounds and Techniques, which is part of the Guitar Shop Series. Ethan teaches in New York City at the Ethan Fiks Guitar Studio, and in northern New Jersey. He has been heard on network television, film, and MTV.
Greg Marrinan married Michelle Siegel (Princeton '92) on Oct. 3 at Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. Several Brown alums attended. Greg is a radiology resident at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Michelle is an otolaryngology resident at the same hospital.
Tim Moynihan is engaged to Kate Callahan. He writes: "She is an absolute ray of sunshine. I never realized life could be this consistently happy. We will be married on May 29 in central California and will then backpack around Europe for four to six weeks for our honeymoon. We met at MGM, where I've worked in film production for the past two years. I'm presently waiting for responses from M.B.A. schools. I would love to hear from old friends, especially with suggestions for cool places to go in Europe."
Matt O'Connor and his wife, Tammy, moved into a new home in Massapequa Park, N.Y. He writes: "We immediately added a new addition, Caitlyn Denise, born Jan. 19." Matt works at the Picower Institute for Biomedical Research.
Noah Sachs is engaged to Roberta Oster, a producer at Dateline NBC. Noah writes: "We met at Stanford, where I am finishing up law school in May, and where she was in the Knight Fellowship program for journalists. The wedding will be in June in New Jersey, followed by the bar exam, and then a honeymoon in Asia. I have accepted a job with Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, a law firm in New York City, for the fall. I'm looking forward to seeing Brown folks in New York."
Daryl Twitchell has copublished Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry (John Wiley & Sons). The book is oriented toward undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals considering careers in consulting or preparing for case interviews with consulting firms. Daryl is director in the strategic planning and business development group of American Express. He attended the July 4 wedding of Todd Schulkin and Emma Cherniavsky at the bride's chateau in France. Daryl was in the wedding party, as were Gordon Manning, David Jacobs, Cristina Morales, and Melinda Barton. Best man was Todd's brother, Andrew '96, and father of the groom was Carl '64. Daryl writes: "It was a huge blast, complete with July 4th fireworks, both a Dixieland band and a D.J., and champagne flowing until six the next morning."
From the March / April 1999 Issue
David Jarusinski lives outsideGreenville, S.C., and works for Sommer Allibert, an automotive interior-system supplier.
Sara Beckerman Lauridsen and her husband, Richard, have moved to Alaska, where Sara is the teacher of the gifted-and-talented program at a local high school and Richard is studying wildlife biology at the University of Alaska.
Gabriel Meister writes: "WHEREAS I graduated from Harvard Law School this past June and have since begun work as an associate at Morrison & Foerster in New York, concentrating on new-media law; and WHEREAS I recently had a lovely, drink-filled evening with Michael Shur and Natsue Ishida '95 at Idlewild on Houston Street and have begun to wax nostalgic; and WHEREAS I have finally chilled out a little bit. NOW, THEREFORE, I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me (hint: green top hat)."
Mark S. Popofsky married Suzanne Yelen (Yale '90, '93 J.D.) on Aug. 30, in Washington, D.C. Many Brown alums attended the wedding. Mark serves as senior counsel to Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Mark writes: "I am a currently involved in the division's case, now at trial, against Microsoft, and recently argued an appeal in that case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit."
Stephen Smeulders and Posy Seifert were married on a yacht along the New York City waterfront on Nov. 8, 1997. Posy is the daughter of Donald Seifert '55 and Priscilla (Polly) Betts Seifert '56. Stephen received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998.
From the January / February 1999 Issue
Shelby Balik left her career as a high school teacher to start a Ph.D. program in history at the University of Wisconsin.
David Doostan graduated from U.C.L.A. Medical School in June and is taking another year off. He spent the summer working on a Centers for Disease Control infectious disease project in Malawi. While in Africa he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya.
Gretchen Kelly Giumarro writes: "I Just moved to Burlington, Vt., with my new husband, Gino Giumarro, whom I met while teaching in Maine. We were married on July 11 in Yarmouth, Maine, with a reception at my parents' farm, where lots of Brown folks gathered to dance the night away. Gino is starting his master's at the University of Vermont while I work at the New England Culinary Institute as a financial aid planner. I hope to also pick up some cooking skills."
Melanie Bartol Jones missed her 5th reunion to marry Greg Jones (University of North Carolina '91). Her maid-of-honor was Anna Saalfield, who is engaged to Mike Traggio '95. Melanie plans to return the favor for them in New York City next July. Becky Schotland Wolsk, Melissa Mattiace '94, and Leslie Beasley '94 were also in the wedding. Melanie and Greg live in New York City, where Melanie works in advertising. Greg is studying to be an Episcopal priest, which is a shock, considering some of the late-night antics of College Hill. Melanie and Greg met in Honduras, where both were missionary teachers with Jessica Howell '99.
Roberta Chioni Moore (see David Chioni Moore '85).
Jodi Shin married Dean Yamamoto on Aug. 1, in Hawaii. Many Brunonians attended and participated in the wedding, including Jodi's sister, Christine Shin Yin '91 '92 M.A.T., who was matron-of-honor. Bridesmaids were Chantal Gregoire '94 and Frances Mejia '94. "Everyone had a blast," Jodi writes. The couple honeymooned on Lanai. Jodi and Dean are both attorneys with Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright.
Leslie Stern (see Keelan Stern '89).
Betsy Wiedenmayer is finishing her master's in international relations and Pacific studies in San Diego this June. She spent the summer in Hong Kong working for Bank of America.
From the September / October 1998 Issue
Heather Ackerman has received a master's of science in nursing from the Institute of Health Professions at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jennifer Judd Finkelstein and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their daughter, Tova Meira, on Feb. 4. Jennifer has completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Deb Gutman (see Monica Hutchingson Kleinman '84).
Rhonda Ross Kendrick, who plays Toni Burrell on the NBC soap opera Another World, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
Bennett Y. Loui received his M.D. in May from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He will complete his residency in internal medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Abeel A. Mangi '97 M.D. and Tania Kazi were married in April 1997 in Karachi, Pakistan. Kyle C. Kurek '97 M.M.Sc. traveled to Karachi for the wedding. Tania and Abeel have since moved to Boston, where Abeel is a surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. They have since been visited by Hari Naidu '97 M.D. and Phani Dantuluri '97 M.D.
Sianne Ngai, a Ph.D. candidate in English and American literature at Harvard, was awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
Arty Smith (see Michael M. Peters '59).
From the July / August 1998 Issue
Pablo Adler, St. Louis, started a residency in orthopedic surgery in June.
Chad Alechny is in his second year of working for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme in Wakayama Prefecture. In addition to teaching English at junior high schools, he is studying aikido. Chad writes: "Living in Japan is enjoyable, but also full of challenges. I am only beginning to understand the tremendous difference between our two cultures."
Robert Bailey spent last Christmas vacation working on the Ranger '98 Senate Campaign in Arizona and visiting high-tech firms in California. He is enrolled in the M.B.A. program at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management.
Danis Banks is studying creative writ-ing (fiction) in the University of Montana's M.F.A. program.
Roger Bearden graduated from Harvard Law School and moved to Chicago, where he is clerking for the Hon. Walter J. Cummings of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sara Beautz is living in Boston and would love to hear from friends.
Natalie Belkin, Jamaica Plain, Mass., graduated from U. Mass. Medical School and is training in both adult and child psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Residency Training Program and Children's Hospital in Boston.
Rosalie M. Berg and Chris Sahs '94 moved to Miami in 1995. "We love living in sunny Miami!" Rosalie writes. They are engaged and looking for a house. Chris got to see many of his crew friends at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where fellow oarsman Xeno Müller '95 won the gold in single sculling.
Andrew Borodach graduated from Harvard Law School last summer and is working in New York City for the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.
Richard Boucher, Bellingham, Mass., married Nancy Eldredge (Bridgewater State '95) on May 31, 1997.
Justin Brown received his elementary-school teaching credential and is moving to Hawaii.
Wendy E. Burke, Fords, N.J., received her M.B.A. from N.Y.U.'s Stern School. She traveled and visited a few Brown friends before starting work as a pharmaceutical consultant at Ernst & Young in New York City.
Marjorie Griem Calaway graduates from the University of Chicago with an M.B.A. this summer and plans to return to management consulting. She and her husband, Jim, are enjoying Chicago.
David Camp writes: "Six years later, I finally got down on a knee and asked Kirsten Davis to marry me. Thanks to the Office of Residential Life for putting us both in Perkins freshman year." A March wedding in New York is planned. The couple continues to live together in New York City, where Kirsten is director of admissions and a kindergarten teacher at the Chapin School, and David is a senior consultant at Landor Associates, a corporate-identity consulting firm.
Lili Cantu, San Antonio,Tex., is working for Reading Is Fundamental of Austin. She is designing a new program to reach parents and their children from the prenatal stage to 5 years old, the main goal of which is to get families to associate reading with pleasure.
Kristen Connell moved back to Boston after four years in San Diego working for an international apparel manufacturer. She took a job with a market-research firm, which does largely government work. She is looking forward to getting in touch with classmates in the area.
Jennifer E. Cook is in her second year of law school in Washington, D.C. Over the past year she has spent time with Brian Byrne and Craig Gilley, both of whom are attorneys in D.C. She also has run into Becky Schotland.
Jacquelyn Davis, Washington, D.C., serves as chief of staff to Texas Rep. Nick Lampson.
Gina Marie DiVenuti '97 M.D. is an intern in internal medicine at New England Medical Center in Boston.
Nathan Drake, Somerville, Mass., is now attending law school after spending four years working in New York City. Nathan writes, "I am still living with (and loving) Jess Brooks."
Mariah Draper, Lewis, Del., married Sam Calagione two years ago. She worked in local TV news for a while before joining the family microbrewery business. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery started as a pub with just a small brewing system; the company now has a warehouse-sized facility, which bottles beer for distribution in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and New York City. "Pick some up if you are in any of those areas," Mariah writes.
Allison Duncan is attending a master's program in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
Roz Elliot is in veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She writes, "It's lots of work, but a lot of fun! Only three more years to go."
Ethan Fiks is a musician in New York City. He moved his production and teaching studio into a suite in the New Yorker Hotel. He also works for Hal Leonard Music Publishing and has a new book coming out, Blues Guitar Monsters.
Diana Finkel leads twenty-one-day wilderness trips in northern Minnesota. Diana writes: "The winters are long, but the job is fun. I am outside all the time, so I can't complain. Although I am out in the woods and out of touch, I often think about my Brown friends and miss you."
Julie Friedberg founded Summerbridge Germantown, a nonprofit academic-enrichment program for middle-school students in northwest Philadelphia. After three and a half years as executive director, she left the school in October to pursue a master's in education administration.
Elize Gershater and Mel Waldorf celebrated their first wedding anniversary in August 1997. Mel finished his M.Sc. in computer science at McGill University this spring, which is when Elize graduated from McGill's medical school.
Tarez Samra Graban, Marietta, Ohio, writes: "Our latest excursion was a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 1997. We hope to return to St. Petersburg in 1999. I'm working on my master's in education. I very much enjoy my job as editor and public relations director for a small book publishing company."
Melanie Guy moved to San Francisco and has been busy revitalizing the once-defunct Brown Alumni Association with Peter Reinke '94, Jill Norris '94, Larisa Crapo, and Rachel Freedman, among others. Melanie writes: "I've run into many classmates. Any of us could tell you that San Francisco is the place to be - if you can find a place to live, of course. Fun moment: watching a local rock a cappella group perform at a street festival and then realizing one member was once a Jabberwock - Andrew Chaikin '91!"
Edward Heraux spots Brown alums in New York City all the time. Most recently he ran into Soojin Chung and Julie Kim on the dance floor at Club Twilo. Ed is enjoying life as a freelance computer trainer and consultant, "chillin' " in his new apartment in Brooklyn Heights.
Monika Hornbostel loves being back in her adopted home of Brazil. Now living in Rio, she is a freelance translator and plans to open her own firm this year.
Pearl Huang, Peggy Chang, and Drew Kim planned a memorial service and dedication for Lee Busabos, who passed away in 1996. There may be a memorial fund in Lee's honor.
Ilyas Kanaan married Roya Ghossen in Beirut, Lebanon; several Brown alumni attended the ceremony. Ilyas now works for Bear, Stearns in London.
David Kashinksi, Aspen, Colo., recently returned from two and a half months in Hawaii. "I spent a month on Kauai, hiking on many of its trails," David writes, "and I made three trips to the Na Pali coast." In the early spring, David took a ten-day rafting trip to Cataract Canyon on the Green and Colorado rivers, and in April he spent a week skiing in Aspen before heading to southern Utah to "catch a brief snow runoff" in his whitewater kayak. After a five-day trip down Arizona's Salt River, David began his twelfth season as a Grand Canyon river guide.
Megan Kramer graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School in May. She spent a week traveling around Maui with David Kashinski (see above).
Steve Liebling married Tiffany McKee in Austin, Tex. Steve's sister, Jill, was a bridesmaid and is currently working as a volunteer coordinator in Washington, D.C. David Kaplan was a groomsman and continues to live in Santa Barbara after receiving a Ph.D. in physics. Lili Cantu attended with her fiancé, Chris Maass. Mary-Kim Arnold and Brook Conner '91 came from New York City with their daughter, Zooey.
Ann S. Loh and her husband, Ivor, are parents of Alexandra, born in November 1996. The family lives in Singapore, where Ann is a public-relations consultant and Ivor is a reconstructive surgeon with the National University Hospital. Ann writes: "We're both very happy here in sunny Singapore." S
Abeel A. Mangi '97 M.D. married Tania Kazi in Karachi, Pakistan in April. They live in Boston, where Abeel is a general surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Avi Margolis, Laurel, Md., and his wife, Clara, announce the birth of their son, Yoav, on Oct. 5.
Markus Langner transferred to Germany after getting an M.Sc. at M.I.T. and working with Monitor Co. in Boston for two years. Markus writes: "Moving to Munich has turned out to be an exciting choice. Marcus Wolsdorf has also moved to Munich."
Clare O'Leary McMillan, Philadelphia, announces the birth of Emma Jane on Oct. 15. Emma's middle name honors her aunt, Jane O'Leary Reed '88.
Faina Medzonsky moved to Palo Alto, Calif., to work for the law firm Cooley, Godward.
Ricky Mehler is in his second year of Columbia's M.B.A. program.
Elee Muslin is living in New York City and working at Bencorp International Ltd., a chemicals-trading firm.
Alex Tremain Nelson, Portland, Oreg., plans to finish his Ph.D. this fall. He writes: "After that, who knows? In the meantime, I'm busy mountain-biking and picking the banjo."
Kevin T. Newman and Amy K. Weimer were married on July 12, 1997, in Lake Arrowhead, Calif; many Brown alumni attended.
Maura O'Dea is enrolled at the University of Maryland's graduate school of architecture. She encourages those in the Maryland/ Washington, D.C., area to look her up.
Abigail Orenstein, Potomac, Md., received her M.D./M.P.H from George Washington University in May and planned to begin a pediatrics residency in July.
Muffy Perlbinder and her partner, Stacy Tenenbaum, founded Willendorf, an art advisory service focusing on young collectors interested in emerging and contemporary artists. Muffy lives in New York City.
Ann Pokora is working for a LAN equipment start-up company. She recently moved to Newton, Mass., with Aaron Smith '94 A.M., who is working for another networking start-up company.
Staci Akers Porter moved to Nottingham, N.H., with her husband and their daughter Ellie, 2. Staci writes: "We had our son, Benjamin, here. I am at home with the kids, trying to keep them entertained and maybe getting a little gardening in. I talk to Carol Ryan frequently, and I saw a lot of good friends at Ji Suk Lee's funeral."
Alyssa A. Qualls graduated from law school at the University of Virginia in May. She moved to Miami in June to begin a clerkship on the Eleventh Circuit. Last winter, she saw Clare O'Leary McMillan, husband Dwight, and new baby Emma.
Eric Raabe is a third-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Last summer, after taking his boards, Eric traveled "from D.C. to Maine, visiting old haunts and seeing old friends, including Kieko Yoshida '92 and Megan Staples '92, with whom I stayed when I was in Boston. There is a substantial colony of young alumni associated with the Med Center," he writes. "I regularly see Seth Diamond, John Morton '90, Brooks Long '90, Victoria Shin, and Nancy Ratner '75."
Ian Reifowitz and Jane Kaufman '94 are engaged and plan to be married on Memorial Day, 1999. Ian is at Georgetown, writing his dissertation in Austrian history. Jane is in her third year of medical school at George Washington, and they both expect to graduate just before the wedding. In Washington, they see a lot of Matt Schwartz and Abby Orenstein.
Toby Reynolds recently moved from Chicago to Indianapolis to accept a position in the intellectual-property and trade-regulation department of Barnes & Thornburg.
Howard Rigberg married Julie Kim at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. They live in New York City.
Christina J. Riggs is working on her doctoral dissertation in Egyptology at Oxford University's Worcester College.
Jennifer Rosenblum graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School in May.
Sheryl Ryu married Mike Dawson on Sept. 9, 1995. They purchased a house in Townsend, Mass., in August 1997. Sheryl is an associate account representative for First Data Corp. in Westboro, Mass.
Jeremy Schulz is finishing up his master's in social science at the University of Chicago and applying for doctoral programs.
Samantha Segal is doing an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Chris Sheldrick (see Lee Sheldrick '58).
Kyle Jean Hackett Smith finished her first year of masterate study at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her husband, Edwin, teaches science at the secondary-school level.
Courtney Spitz has been working at Andersen Consulting as a business-process consultant for the past four and a half years. Courtney writes: "I live on the harborfront in Boston, the starting point for the Boston-to-New York AIDS ride, which I've completed twice."
Rebecca Y. Starr moved to Washington, D.C., to start law school at Georgetown, after living in Providence for eight years. "I'm up to my ears in the trials and tribulations of Georgetown's experimental curriculum," Rebecca writes. "I'm still hoping to combine my interests in education, civil rights, and the law."
Emily Steiner married Peter DeCherney on Sept. 28 at the Society Hill Synagogue in Philadelphia. Sherrie Glass, a former Brown roommate, was the maid of honor, and Zachary Lesser '94 delivered a toast at the rehearsal dinner. Emily reports that Sherrie graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Diplomacy at Princeton, and Zachary is in his third year of a Ph.D. program in English at Columbia University. Emily writes: "Peter and I are enjoying living in New York City, where he is a Ph.D. candidate in cinema studies at N.Y.U. and I am crawling through the last chapters of my dissertation."
Valy Steverlynck married Eric Horne '92 in April 1997. They live in Boston, where Eric attends Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Valy still makes art and continues to show in galleries in New York; Wellfleet, Mass.; and Provincetown, Mass. She also teaches art workshops for children and adults. They'd be glad to have classmates join them for some good pasta in the North End.
Jerry Swope has been teaching photography and journalism at Red Cloud High School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for the past three years. "Living and working in another culture has been a fantastic learning experience," he writes.
Teresa M. Testa is teaching English at LaSalle Academy in Providence. She is in close touch with Mitra Nadjmi, who graduated from Boston University Law School this spring.
Guillermo E. Todd Jr. married Lillian A. Idlett (Rhode Island College '95) on Aug. 2, 1997. The ceremony was held at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. Allister Williams was best man, and Brickson Diamond was in the wedding party. Guillermo graduated from Fordham Law School in May 1997 and began working at the Wall Street law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Christy Trexler is working in brand marketing at Pepperidge Farm. Christy writes: "I'm enjoying Connecticut and tae kwon do.
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman completed his studies at Harvard and traveled the world, stopping for several months in Israel. He now works for Goldman Sachs in New York City, where he focuses on Latin American markets in the risk arbitrage group. He remains a poet at heart.
Daryl Dazue Miao Twitchell graduated from the Yale School of Management and is working as a senior manager at American Express Strategic Planning and Business Development in New York City.
Tracey Liao Van Hooser lives in San Francisco with her husband, John. She is working in brand management for the Clorox Company.
Alex Vilner worked as a computer consultant for a major consulting firm until he started his own consulting company, Teleon Systems.
Rebecca Wais writes: "I'm out here in sunny California enjoying the underpaid but relatively carefree life of a graduate student."
Betsy Wiedenmayer is in San Diego getting a master's in international relations and Pacific studies. Betsy writes: "I love the sun and surf and Mexican food. I never knew soft tacos were the norm."
Eder J. Williams writes: "Eder (like Cheddar, but mo' betta!) has been home a year after returning from a three-year stay in South Africa. There, she was known as `Mmapula.' " She entered the country through Brown's South Africa Volunteer Teachers Program and managed to live there two more years.
Gail Yamauchi has been in Thailand for nearly four years, working mostly with very poor kids and their families in Bangkok. She will be starting a new job with a feminist Thai women's NGO.
Michael J. Yablonsky is a lieutenant/ M.D. in the U.S. Navy. He is working in San Diego as an internal medicine intern. His girlfriend, Anna Thorner '94, is a student at the University of Virginia's medical school. Matt Foran visited Michael in San Diego; Matt is working for Boston Gas. Tarun Stewart is a lawyer in New York City. "We would all like to remember our roommate and best friend, Noah Krieger," Michael writes.
From the May / June 1998 Issue
A scholarship fund for minority students has been established in memory of Iran Bachman and Ji Suk Lee, who died in 1991 and 1997 respectively. Jennifer Chapin and a number of alumni were very close to Iran and Ji Suk, and it is through their efforts and those of Jennifer's family that the fund has been established. Anyone who wishes to contribute may send a check payable to Brown University (with a note that it is for the Bachman/ Lee Scholarship Fund) to Margaret Broaddus, Brown University Development Office, Box 1893, Providence, R.I. 02912.
Stacy Benjamin will be married on May 25. "Unfortunately, it's the same weekend as my 5th reunion," Stacy writes, "but I'll make it to the 10th. I'm finishing my master's degree at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and I will be heading to Scotland (where my fiancé is from) after the wedding and graduation." Until June,
Amy Torok Carey worked in Tanzania as a volunteer teacher at an elementary school after she graduated. Upon her return to the United States, she entered Duke's M.A.T. program; during that time she married Ryan Carey (Colorado '93), a fellow graduate student at Duke. They graduated from Duke in the summer of 1996 and have been working at a small, coed boarding school - Verde Valley School in Sedona, Ariz. - for the last two years. Ryan is an anthropology and history teacher and Amy is the associate director of admissions and director of college counseling. She also is playing second flute in the Flagstaff Symphony.
William Ehrhardt married Jessica Bartell (Yale '94) on Jan. 3 at the Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wis. William's brother, Jon '96, was best man. Other alumni in attendance included William's brother, David '84, and David's wife, Karen McIntosh Ehrhardt '84. William and Jessica are third-year medical students at the University of Wisconsin and are planning to do their residencies in internal medicine.
Silas Glisson and Carla McCracken (Roosevelt '96) were married on Sept. 20, 1996, in Chicago. They reside in Chicago, where Silas is a freelance translator for consulting firms and Carla works as a literary editor. Both are "extremely ecstatic and very much in love," reports Silas. They are finalizing the visa process for migration to Australia, where they hope to move this year. In addition, Silas received his M.A. in humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills in May 1997.
Scott Hanley lives in San Diego. He took the California bar exam in February and is working on ESPN's XGames.
Robert E. Herrmann completed a master's of environmental management at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Robert writes: "While at Duke, I roomed for two years with Jeremy Hushon, who was attending Duke's School of Law, and got a few chances to see Hale Pulsifer '92, who is still touring the nation with Angry Salad. Also at Duke during my tenure were Jon Cosco, Chad Nelsen '92, and Liz DeMattia '94. I am now based in Southampton, N.Y., where I work as a coastal management specialist for En-Consultants Inc., an environmental consulting firm."
D. Robert Jordan is in his first year of an internal-medicine residency at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, N.J. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School last May.
Dave Lindstrom writes: "I am thrilled to be engaged to the darling Maura Callahan of Birmingham, Mich., and can't wait for our August 29 wedding. I was best man in the festive wedding of Ed Mikolay '94, who wed Ellen Talaga of Michigan City, Ind. More wedding bells for Steve Chasse and Julie Hug on March 21. Good friends Phil Martin and Jennifer Carr have recently announced their engagements. I spent New Year's Eve with Mike Glascott, Scott Camp, and Adam Langston in Chicago. All are healthy and happy. I speak often to Lin Gorman, who loves her work as a teacher. I am in sales for 3Com Corp. in New York City."
Nancy Lublin was named by Ms. magazine one of "21 for 21st: Leaders for the Next Century." Nancy is the author of Pandora's Box: Feminism Confronts Reproductive Technology (Rowman & Littlefield), which addresses abortion rights and reproductive technology. She is also the founder of Dress for Success New York, a nonprofit organization that provides work-related clothing to low-income women.
Toby Reynolds moved from Chicago to Indianapolis to join the intellectual-property and trade-regulation department of Barnes & Thornburg. He invites all members of the Phi Kappa Psi class of 1990 to contact him regarding Reunion Weekend.
From the March / April 1998 Issue
5th Reunion Get ready to celebrate our 5th, May 22-25. Your reunion cochairs, Kyle Smith and Warren Brown, have been planning the weekend and look forward to a record-breaking crowd. Please register as soon as you receive your package in the mail.
Suzan Davidson LeVine married Eric LeVine (Harvard '91) on Sept. 7. Hanna Fox '87, Suzi's sister, was best woman, and loads of other Brunonians went to Seattle to whoop it up at the wedding.
Tameem Ebrahim and Sellathurai Sukumaran '94 work together in the investment banking division at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Singapore. Tameem is a telecommunications specialist, and Suku is a member of the dedicated Indonesia country transaction team. Simran Mulchandani recently joined them in Singapore after moving from New York to run J.P. Morgan's Thai Baht trading desk. Suku and Tameem are looking forward to meeting old friends at the reunion.
Alfredo Freyre has accepted a position as technical director at the Center for Information Protection at Science Applications International Corp.
Jeremy A. Hushon has joined the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. As an associate, Jeremy will focus his practice on real estate and project finance matters. Jeremy received his J.D. in 1997 from Duke, where he was technical editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association.
Jennifer Lee is in the M.D./M.P.H. program at Boston University and will graduate in 1999. She became engaged to Garrick Motley (Harvard '93, '97 M.D.) last March.
Jennifer Lippin has joined Normandie Capital Management as an associate overseeing client relations and administration. Previously Jennifer was a research assistant for the Eaton Vance Worldwide Developing Resources Fund.
James Slavet, Kathy Sullivan, and Chad Givens were in the wedding last August of Susan Smith and Ryan Walsh in Waterford, Ireland (The Classes, January/February). Sue and Ryan now live in Athens, Georgia. Ryan is in his second year of law school at the University of Georgia, and Susan is training for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. James, after working for Wired magazine and Monitor Consulting, is in his first year at Harvard Business School. Chad, who sent in this note, lives in Shanghai, China, and works for an information-technology consulting firm. He moved to China after three years in San Francisco.
Adam M. Tobias '97 M.D. married Lisa B. Baute '91, '97 M.D. at Manning Chapel on June 7. Lori Jackson '91 and Lynne Brocklesby '91 were bridesmaids. Joshua Gady '94, '98 M.D. was an usher. Phyllidia Ku '93, '97 M.D. was a reader. Many other Brown friends attended and helped celebrate afterwards at the reception in the Casino at Roger Williams Park, Providence. The couple lives in Philadelphia, where Lisa has begun her ob/gyn residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Adam has begun a plastic-surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ryan Walsh writes: "Having tired of life in San Francisco, Chad Givens has moved to Beijing, China, and joined his cousin's exporting business. At six-foot-six with blond hair, Chad has become something of a landmark and looks forward to brokering understanding between the two cultures."
Betsy Wiedenmayer has started an international relations master's program at UC-San Diego and will be there for two years. "I love the sun and surf and the fact that there is no snow and ice. I look forward to catching up with everyone at our fifth this spring. Where has the time gone?"