Class of 2009

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Nov, 2018

Annie Matusewicz ’11 and Max Montgelas celebrated their marriage in Warren, Conn. In attendance were Kiana Alzate ’10, Alexa Baggio ’09, Sam Baker ’11, Dominique Ferraro ’11, Moira Gallagher ’10, Justin Klee ’13, Andrea Bonilla Munoz ’10, Jennifer Randall ’11, Meaghan Caulfield Sandtorv ’10, Olga Usyk ’09, and Sheila Walsh ’01. Annie manages responsible investment products at Eaton Vance, while Max leads the engineering and product teams at a home renovation startup, Renoviso. 

Nov, 2018

Brian Christian ’06 married Rose Linke on Aug. 26 in Piedmont, Calif. In attendance were Robin Averbeck ’06, Liat Berdugo ’08, Alex Collins-Shotwell ’06, Andrew Evans ’09, Joshua Finn ’07, Elizabeth Forsyth ’06, Leora Fridman ’07, Graff Haley ’06, Melissa Riess James ’06, Henry Kaplan ’06, Raphael Lee ’06, Blair Nelsen Prata ’06, Alicia Ridenour ’06, Felicity Rose ’06, Stefanie Simons ’06, and Shawn Wen ’10.

Nov, 2018
Wrap It Up
Our 12th annual holiday gift guide. Read More
Sep, 2018
Tomorrow’s Citizens
Scott Warren ’09 started a nationwide program that teaches students civics via local involvement. Read More
Jul, 2018

Lissette Jimenez and Peter Wilmot ’12 were married on Mar. 24 in Berkeley, Calif. Peter and Lissette were given away by family members who are also Brown alums; Thomas Wilmot ’77 (Peter’s dad) and Aaron Jimenez ’09 (Lissette’s brother).

 

Jul, 2018

Devin Cohen and Sarah Cohen welcomed their first child, Isabelle, on Apr. 22, 2017.

 

Jul, 2018

Grace Cheung ’08 MD married Thomas Yu in Cape May, N.J. In attendance were Eugene Cha; Michael Chang ’02; Junarm Choi ’98, ’03 ScM; Melissa Choi ’09 MD; Teddy Youn ’02, ’09 MD; and John Kim ’01. Grace works as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s digital director, and Tom is an outpatient pharmacy manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

Apr, 2018

Kimberly Dickinson ’14 MPH, ’14 MD, and Ross Beckman ’13 MD announce their Aug. 26 wedding at the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore. Anabel Agloro, Rebecca Binder, Emily Eng, Heather Jones ’14 MD, Rachel Marano ’14 MD, Emma Reitman, and Leona Rosenblum were bridesmaids. Chris Mardy, Adam Margolius, Will Packer, Aaron Small, Brett Weinstock, and Ben Wolpaw were groomsmen. Other alumni in attendance included Neishay Ayub ’14 MD, Jeff Bayne, Ellen Loudermilk Cone ’10, Eugene Cone ’13 MD, Brad Cotter ’13 MD, Paul Cotter, Josh Drago, Julia Goldner ’11, Mark Hepokoski ’13, Shreyus Kulkarni ’14 MD, Ijeoma Njaka, Laura Mercurio Ouellette ’14 MD, James Simmons ’13 MD, Shannon Oppenheim Simmons ’09,’13 MD, Devin Smith ’13 MD, Pamela Escobar Smith ’13 MD, Ina Soh ’13 MD, Adam Vasconcellos ’07, ’11 MD, Mansi Vasconcellos ’10,’14 MD, and Lauren Vitkus. The couple works at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Kimberly is a pediatric pulmonary fellow and Ross is completing his residency in general surgery.

Apr, 2018
Going Away?
Luggage doesn’t need to be boring, thanks to a new company from Steph Korey ’09 and Jen Rubio. Read More
Jan, 2018

Sara Garrity-Gentile and Brian Garrity announce their Sept. 23 wedding in Massachusetts. In attendance were Dan Bailey; Danielle Wright Besuden; Rebecca Brady; Anna Devine; Tad Devine ’78; Alexandra Dreyzin; Will Garrity; Mara Gregory; Melissa King ’08, ’09 MPA; Susan Mai; Nat Seelen ’08; Amy Seibel; Richard Silverman ’45; and Dara Steinberg ’09.

Jan, 2018

Alex Michael and Harrison Noffs ’07 announce their July 8 wedding in Santa Barbara, Calif., among family and closest friends. In attendance were Lindsay Cunningham, Emily Geldwert, Matthew Krevis ’07, Han-Hui Ling, Ben Lux, Daniela Ponte, Julie Wu Scripps, and Julia Shapira ’08. Harrison and Alex were both members of the Brown athletic community (he was on the men’s varsity football team, and she was on the women’s varsity soccer team), but they didn’t meet while they were at Brown; they met through mutual friends (also Brown alumni) in Los Angeles.

From the November/December 2017 Issue

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Lindsey Gaydos (see John Gaydos ’68). 

From the September/October 2017 Issue

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Allison Bernstein and Andy Garin were married on May 28 in Baltimore. The two met on their shared Southwest flight to ADOCH in 2005 and currently live in Cambridge, Mass. Other alumni in attendance included Amanda Bauer ’10, Amanda Duffy ’17 PhD, Sandra Eskin ’80, Jennifer Fallon, Aleksander Garin ’04, Martha Gimbel, Chris Havasy ’10, Andrea Levere ’77, Gary Mason ’84, Jimmy Rotenberg ’13 MD, Naomi Heilweil Rotenberg ’12, Dana Scott ’13 MD, Caroline Silverman, Stuart Duncan Smith, and Max Winograd

From the July/August 2017 Issue

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From the May/June 2017 Issue

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From the January/February 2017 Issue

William T. Shore ’09 ScM (see Rula Patterson Shore ’67).

From the November/December 2016 Issue

Kimberly Gemme married Alex Kaz (Columbia Univ. ’09) on June 26 at Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colo. Kimberly writes: “We rang in the next chapter of our lives together at 9,350 feet on a beautiful day. Many fellow Brunonians helped us celebrate, including bridesmaid Tess Hart, ceremony pianist Ben Skerritt-Davis, ceremony reader Andy Loomis, and officiant Billy Popwell. Also attending were Sam Bollier ’10, Andrew Feinstein ’06, Nancy Ku ’08, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Micah Lapping-Carr, Alexandra Lubensky, Eric Rudisaile, Steven Skerritt-Davis ’11, Kait Stanhope, Jono Warren, and Paul Wozniak. Many thanks to our wonderful Brown family for sharing in our special day, and a shout-out to the Unit 7 Wonders.”

From the July/August 2016 Issue

Yifan Luo and Jeffrey Ericson were married on Mar. 20 in Berkeley, Calif. They met more than nine years ago while working at 95.5 WBRU and have been together for more than eight years. Alums in attendance at the wedding included Daniel Bailey, Stephanie Bernhard, Andrew Brindamour, Jennifer Coletta, Austin Freeman, Ben Friedman, Bart Galvin, Mara Gregory, Adam Kran, Matthew McCabe ’14 MPP, Claire Santoro, Hallie Pope, Manuel Possolo, Kyle Tajima ’06, and Jenna White.

From the January/February 2016 Issue

Renée Ahlers and Steven Beckoff ’08 were married on Sept. 12 at Linden Place in Bristol, R.I. Rebecca Brown, Libby DeLucia, and Rebecca Richardson were bridesmaids, and Steve Alerhand ’08, David Beckoff ’08, ’08 AM, and Jonathan Levin ’08 were groomsmen. Other alums in attendance included Brenna Brucker ’13 MD; Toby and Anya Rothstein Cohen; Ross Frazier;  Ryan Gise ’08; Michael Gladstone ’07; David Guttmann ’07; Libby Kimzey, Jay Levin ’08, ’12 MD; Adam Lewin and Sara Epstein Lewin ’08; Mike Morgenstern ’08; Chris Schmitt ’06; Juli Thorstenn; and Tom Trudeau. Renée is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Manhattan, and Steven is a resident at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. They have been together since meeting at Brown nine years ago. Renée writes: “We couldn’t have been happier to celebrate the day with our nearest and dearest Brunonians.”

Lily Shield and Henry Harrison met on their first day at Brown in 2005, where they were assigned rooms down the hall from each other in Champlin Hall. They were married in upstate New York on Sept. 26, the 10-year anniversary of when they started dating. Alumni at the wedding included Charlie Harrison ’15, Amy Littlefield, and David Shield ’03. The mother of the bride, Renée Rose Shield ’70, ’84 PhD, is a clinical professor of health services, policy, and practice at Brown. 

From the November/December 2015 Issue

Adam Lewin (see Laura Epstein Flink ’04).

Anson Nickel and Reva Gaur ’07 were married in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 20. Anson writes: “The joyous Brown spirit cut through the brief rain showers and made for a wonderful day.” In addition to the groom’s mother, Allison McMillan ’74, 40 alums attended.

From the September/October 2015 Issue

Amy Seibel and Nat Seelen ’08 were married on Oct. 12, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Nat and Amy met through the Brown University Orchestra and got engaged in Nov. 2013 at Boston Symphony Hall. They now live in Madrid, Spain, where Amy is a Fulbright grantee and MBA student at the IE Business School, and Nat is writing a novel and composing music. Attending were 47 alums. Many alums attended the wedding, including Zachary and Lisa Arias Auger ’07; Zach Beiley ’08; Isaac Belfer ’08; David Berliner; Karla Bertrand; Bonni Brodsky; Daniel Byers ’08; Jonathan Cannon ’08; Karen Dannemiller; Ojus Doshi ’08; Amanda Duffy; Ansley Erickson ’95; Josh Finn ’07; Ben Flaherty; Leora Fox ’08; Bob Frantz ’08; Leora Fridman ’07; Alexander Gard-Murray; Sara Gentile; David Glazier ’05; Jeff Glazier ’03; Peter Goldstein ’08; Sally Grapin; Leah Harrison ’08; Debra Kao ’10; Jennifer Lambe ’06, ’07 AM; Sara Mann ’10, ’12 MAT; Adam Mazer ’08; Chris Mun ’08; Drew Nobile ’07; Phillippa Pitts; Ravi Ramanathan; Sonia Russo; Bob Saphirstein ’07; Jamie Schlessinger ’07; Daniel Seltz ’96; Steven Seltz ’00; Jennifer Seltz ’93; Kate Stoughton; Christine Sunu; Stella Tan-Torres ’08; Sam Terman; Axel Tifft ’10; Divya Vohra ’07; Max Winograd, and Lana Zaman ’08.

From the May/June 2015 Issue

Claudia Carranza Gardner ’09 (see Sue Wotiz Goldstein ’71).

Aviad Haimi-Cohen (see Araceli Mendez ’12).

From the March/April 2015 Issue

Emily Shapiro (see Elizabeth Robertson Laytin ’76).

From the January/February 2015 Issue

Rachel Nash (see Es Rolnick Nash ’78, ’81 MD).

From the November/December 2014 Issue

Sara Walter Weiser married Neil Weiser on July 26 in Harrisburg, Pa. Sierra Salton was a bridesmaid. Additional alumni in attendance included Kristina Kelleher-Bianchi, Alissa Cerny, Adam Rodriquez-Dunn, McCall Lewis Weibel ’08, and Tara Vega ’07.

From the September/October 2014 Issue

Frankie Nuzzo proposed to his girlfriend, Stella Vigorito, in June at the Cape Cod oceanfront home owned by Brian Wallace ’54. Frankie writes: “Brian served as my mentor during my time at Brown and was an enormous influence on my life. He graciously granted me permission to propose to my girlfriend at his home, where I lived for three summers while working for him. It was an incredible moment. P.S. She said yes!”

Amy Tan, Julia Brooks ’08, Kwan Lin ’07, Claudia Schwartz, Phoebe Sloane ’08, and James Williams ’10 graduated with their master’s degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts in May. Amy and Julia were corecipients of the Leo Gross Law Prize, and Amy was one of the class speakers at commencement.

From the July/August 2014 Issue

Andrea Batchelor ’13 MD and Ryan Patrico ’08 announce the April 2013 birth of their daughter, Rosalie.

Toby Cohen and Anya Rothstein write that they were married in January in a very Brunonian filled wedding featuring renditions of “Ever True” and “I’m a Brown Man Born." Brown alumni in the wedding party included the father of the groom, Dr. Arnold Rothstein ’58, bridesmaids Anna Darby ’10 and Rebecca Richardson, best men Adam Lewin, Jason Ziplow ’10, and groomsmen Dr. Stephen Alerhand ’08, Dr. Steven Beckoff ’08, Alex Forte, Adam Kroll, Akash Kumar ’10, Dr. Jon Levin ’08, and Daniel Sobol. In addition to aunt of the bride Dr. Iona Aibel ’82 and nephew of the bride Max Godnick ’13, other Brown alumni in attendance included: Renee Ahlers, Lizzie Baron ’11, Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Brenna Brucker ’13 MD, Joel Cohen ’10, Leora David, Katie Davis, Libby DeLucia, Sara Epstein ’08, Ross Frazier, Jacqui Friedman, Dr. David Guttmann ’07, Jessie Hornig ’13, Einat Kadar, Dr. Jay Levin ’08, ’12 MD, Adam Lubitz, Christina Ma, Michael Morgenstern ’08, Ryan Mott, Erica Palmiter, Sam Pucci ’10 ScM, Adam Robbins, Ben Rome ’10, Talia Rozensher, Daniel Scheinerman, Troy Shapiro ’10, Juli Thorstenn, Nermarie Velazquez ’10, Elena Weissman ’10, and Adrian Williams ’11.

Cory McAlister and Marta da Silva were recently engaged. The two met freshman year in East Andrews, where they lived two doors apart. They are looking forward to an October wedding.

Dan Rosenberg ’10 ScM married Meghan Patrolia ’10 on Oct. 12 in Norwalk, Conn. The wedding party included Aurora Durfee ’10, Aviad McMullen Haimi-Cohen, Miles Hovis ’08, Caroline Rieser ’10, Rachel Shelley-Abrahamson ’10, and Jenica Shipley ’11. Dan is a grandson of Allan Rosenberg ’46 and the late Barbara Maskell Rosenberg ’49, and a son of Arthur Rosenberg ’82. Other family members present included Scott Sammis ’74, Emily Shapiro, Lawrence Rosenberg ’72, John Rosenberg ’74, and Nancy Ellis Rosenberg ’76. Many other alums and Zeta Delta Xi members were also present.

From the May/June 2014 Issue [5th]

Jeanine Pollard writes: “Are you ready for our fifth reunion, May 23–25? The reunion committee has been busy planning a memorable weekend. Visit us at the Brown University class of 2009 Facebook page or on Twitter @Brown09Reunion for details. While you are making your plans to come back to campus, don’t forget to also give back! Our class aims to reach a fifth reunion class gift of $109,000 by June 30, so please help us reach our goal and make a positive impact by making your gift to the Brown Annual Fund today!”

Dan Rosenberg ’10 ScM and Meghan Patrolia ’10 were married on Oct. 12 in Norwalk, Conn. The wedding party included Rachel Shelley Abrahamson ’10, Aviad Haimi-Cohen, Aurora Durfee ’10, Miles Hovis ’08, Caroline Reiser ’10, and Jenica Shipley ’11. The groom is the son of Arthur Rosenberg ’82 and grandson of Allan Rosenberg ’46 and the late Barbara Maskell Rosenberg ’49. Other family members present included John Rosenberg ’74, Lawrence Rosenberg ’72, Nancy Rosenberg ’76, Scott Sammis ’74, and Emily Shapiro. Many other alumni and members of Zeta Delta Xi were also present to celebrate.

Jason G. Smoller married Rachel Starr on Jan. 4 in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark. The couple met playing in the Brown Orchestra. In attendance were Sofia Almanza ’11, Sarah Cocuzzo ’10, Kate Fritzsche ’10, Adrienne Langlois ’10, Sara Powell ’11, Ravi Ramanathan, and Omar Taveras ’11. The couple lives in New York City with their cat, Neville.

From the March/April 2014 Issue [5th]

Emily Borromeo pulled together a group of friends, including two alums who sang with her at Brown, to compete on NBC’s The Sing-Off. The group, called Element, comprises ten women, all pursuing careers in New York City. They auditioned and were chosen to compete with nine other groups from around the world.

Michaela Corrente ’11 AM married Travers de Groot (Boston University) on Oct. 12 in Providence. The bridal party included Marissa Cruz-Enriquez and Miriam Gordon ’08. Also in attendance were Warren Alpert Medical School professor Dr. Anthony Caldamone ’72, ’75 MD; Amy Caldamone ’06; Nikki Churchwell ’11 AM; Steve DeLucia ’10; Sam Goldman ’08 and Katie Evans Goldman ’10; Ashley Kingon ’06; Rickie Kostiner ’10, ’11 AM; Elizabeth Leary; Meredith Lee ’11 AM; Ben Rome and Rachel Rome; and Olivia Winfrey. Michaela is a policy analyst for the Southern Regional Education Board, and Travers is a captain in the United States Air Force. They live in Panama City, Fla.

Jeanine Pollard writes: “Are you ready for our fifth reunion, May 23–25, 2014? The Reunion Committee has been busy planning a memorable weekend. Visit our Facebook page, Brown University Class of 2009, for details on the weekend. And, while you’re making your plans to come back to campus, don’t forget to give back for our fifth reunion! Our class is aiming to reach a fifth reunion class gift of $109,000 by June 30, so please help us reach our goal and make a positive impact on life at Brown by making your gift to the Brown Annual Fund today!”

Tom Trudeau and Juli Thorstenn were engaged at Commencement 2013—their four-year reunion at Brown. They met at Brown and have been dating since their senior year. A June 2014 wedding is planned.

Kangyi Zhang writes “Thank you, friends and professors, for my unforgettable moments at Brown. Hit me up if you come to Los Angeles.”

From the January/February 2014 Issue
 
William Packer teaches seventh-grade mathematics at Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem, N.Y., and will earn his master’s in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in June.

Jeanine Pollard writes: “Are you ready for our fifth reunion, on May 23–25? The reunion committee has been busy planning a memorable weekend. Visit our Facebook page, Brown University Class of 2009, for details on the weekend. And, while you’re making your plans to come back to campus, don’t forget to also give back for our fifth reunion! Our class is aiming to reach a fifth-reunion class gift of $109,000 by June 30, so please help us reach our goal and make a positive impact on life at Brown by making your gift to the Brown Annual Fund today!”

Ben Skerritt-Davis (see Engagements & Weddings, Erica Seidel ’97).

From the September/October 2013 Issue  

Alice Alpert (see Engagements & Weddings, Alexandrina Tzanova ’11ScM).

Rudmila Rahman, cofounder of Good-Benefits.com won top prize at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge 2013 in Austin. Good-Benefits allows people to create micro-foundations through their employers to generate billions of dollars for charity. The cofounders competed against 2,600 teams around the globe to win $20,000 in seed money from Dell to help launch the business this summer.

From the September/October 2012 Issue 

Christina Tang was selected by Acumen as a class of 2013 Global Fellow. She has worked with Bain & Co. as an associate consultant and previously with Rainwater for Humanity. 

From the May/June 2012 Issue 

Colin Cloherty and Michael Dougherty (see Engagements & Weddings, Maggie Connolly ’03).

From the March/April 2012 Issue 

Molly Josephs writes: “My friends and teachers at Brown continue to enhance my life and enrich my daily experience despite distance in space and time. Brown, thank you!”

From the November/December 2011 Issue

Julie Spector-Sprague (see Engagements & Weddings, Lisa Spector '07 MPP).

From the September/October 2011 Issue

Stephanie Bernhard received a Jefferson Fellowship to pursue a PhD in English at the UVA. She was chosen for this merit-based fellowship out of 34 nominees, distinguishing herself by presenting research undertaken at Brown.

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Tobias Cohen and 12 other Brown medical graduates were among the 140 first-year students at the Sept. 13 white-coat ceremony at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Alissa Cerny (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina M. Kelleher).

Miles Craigwell attended an intensive three-day USA Men's Sevens Training selection camp in Sept. Find more information at www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=493042.html.

Katherine Kirby Hosea (see Engagements & Weddings, Hadley E. Hosea '01).

Lindsay Houle (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina M. Kelleher).

Kristina M. Kelleher (see Engagements & Weddings).

Sara Walter (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina M. Kelleher).

From the September/October 2010 Issue

Eva Kranjc (see Susan Warshauer Kahn '83).

Julie Sygiel writes: "Ben Flaherty and Karen Dannemiller tied the knot on June 26 in Fairlawn, Ohio. The ceremony included bridesmaids Dara Steinberg, Julie Sygiel, and Danielle Wright, and groomsmen Matt Groot, Samuel Terman, and Will Wei. The bridal party celebrated with milkshakes from Steak 'n Shake and a quick game of mini golf before the reception. Joining them to celebrate were Megan Algeo, Caitlin Ashley-Rollman, Sara Berglund, Gerry Della Rocca, Vivette El Fawal, Sara Gentile, Nick Imbriglia, Cameron Jue, Samantha Marder, Ravi Ramanathan, Nat Seelen '08, and Amy Siebel. Ben and Karen live in New Haven, where they are both pursuing doctoral degrees at Yale."

From the July/August 2010 Issue

Miles Craigwell is a Gatorade athlete. He has teamed up with Gatorade and Action Against Hunger to help raise awareness of global hunger as he makes his journey to the NFL.

Jazmin Perez married Joseph Potucek IV on Mar. 13 in an outdoor ceremony at the Clipper House Inn in Kemah, Tex. Classmates at the wedding included bridesmaids Joanna Culver, Liz Encarnacion, Emily Lau, and Julie Sygiel, as well as Josh Esteban, Hannah Mellion, Nick Imbriglia, and Kara Kamikawa. Jazmin and Joe live in Houston, where Jazmin is pursuing a master's in public health.

 

From the May/June 2010 Issue

In January, Ryan Garbutt and Sean Muncy were selected to play in the Central Hockey League 2009 All-Star Game. Sean was MVP. See www.chl.com for details.

Chris Rommel married Colleen McCann (Stonehill '04), on June 20 in Newport, R.I. Chris and Colleen met four and a half years ago while coaching middle school sports teams at the Gordon School in East Providence. Jason Smith was a groomsman. Brunonians in attendance included Allie Briggs '08, Paul Costa, James Feldman, Kent Haines, Amy Hunckler '08, Jake Kling, Zach Lerner, and Jimmy Tasso. Chris and Colleen honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, successfully avoiding both the swine flu and a hurricane in the process. The newlyweds are living in Medway, Mass., with their boxer puppy, Bruno.

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