Class of 2019

Apr, 2024
Are Mushrooms the New Prozac?
Research with psilocybin shows positive results for depression Read More
Jan, 2024
Spot the Lie
Truth-seeking tactics from a former Naval Intelligence officer Read More
Jan, 2024
Life Sentence
A new podcast explores the ripple effects of a brutal 1986 murder Read More
Nov, 2023

Catherine Campo writes: “I founded/write a free e-newsletter for Hollywood hopefuls that was profiled in Business Insider. It has over 1,000 subscribers and features exclusive interviews with industry players, entertainment news updates, op-eds, and more, with the goal of breaking down barriers and sharing insider knowledge more equitably. The newsletter (The Hollywood Assistant) has definitely been a very Brown-heavy operation. Past interviewees have included Elise Dadourian ’20, Nate Kublin ’20, Chautauqua Ordway ’20, and Emma Weiss ’21. The September issue also featured an op-ed written by Calvin Nickelson ’18. Outside of the newsletter, I am also the young alumni chair for the Brown Club of Los Angeles and a two-time summer mentor through BrownConnect.

Nov, 2023

Mark your calendar! Reunion 2024 will take place May 24-26. It’s essential to confirm that your alumni profile has the correct email address for updates regarding Reunion Weekend, which will be sent via email. Simply visit and follow the instructions provided to access your profile.

Jun, 2023
Legal Aid
A new online platform aims to untangle the immigration process Read More
Jan, 2023
Tasty Teff
Is the grain the next superfood? Read More
Nov, 2022

Eric Lewin writes: “On July 3, I married the love of my life, Emily Shire, in Mamaroneck (N.Y.)  Although Emily made the grave mistake of turning down Brown to attend a school just outside of Boston and not Tufts, fortunately many, many Brunonians, including numerous Brunonian family members, were in attendance. These included father of the bride Howard Shire ’75, mother of the bride Sharon Eisenstat Shire ’81, best man and brother of the groom Adam Lewin ’09, bridesmaid and sister-in-law of the groom Sara Epstein Lewin ’08, and groomsman and brother of the bride Ethan Shire ’19. Other family and friends attending included faculty and alumni ranging from the class of 1975 to the class of 2022.5. I sincerely thank the Alumni Office for letting me borrow a banner for the photo. Ever True!” (see Howard Shire ’75).

Oct, 2022
How Math Might Save Dinner
Satellite imagery and data analysis may help feed the world and save the trees. Read More
Aug, 2022
Reef Support
A company that helps coral adapt gets a boost from the inaugural Earthshot Prize Read More
Jun, 2022
Excavating Joy
Martha Sharp Joukowsky’s renowned field methods included a liberal dose of fun Read More
Jun, 2022
Ancient Tracks
New Mexico footprints alter the timeline for human habitation in the Americas. Read More
Jun, 2022

Emma Matarasso is studying at Imperial College in London for a master’s of science in climate change, management, and finance. She writes: “Brown was a wonderful experience and preparation.”

Jan, 2022

Jeff Stewart writes: “Breakaway Partners was acquired by Komodo Health. What is interesting is the high concentration of Brown folks on the Breakaway side! There is Andrew Laubscher ’07 (married to Amanda Puffer ’05, ’08 ScM), PJ Santoro ’04, and myself (married to Karen Steinig ’91, parent to two sons ’20 and ’24). Also on our team are Andrew Coggins ’18 and Dylan Groos ’19. A nice ‘conclusion’ to a gathering of several Brunonians across a few decades.” 

Nov, 2021
In the news

Janet Leung ’16 earned a Bronze medal in women’s softball with Team Canada in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Other Brown Bears competing included Hanna Barakat ’21 of Team Palestine in track and field; Jagger Stephens ’20 represented Guam in swimming; and Cicely Madden ’18, Alex Miklasevich ’19, and Anders Weiss ’15 competed for Team USA in rowing events.

Aug, 2021
The Only Doctor
On the COVID front line in remote Northern Michigan Read More
Aug, 2021
Untold Stories
The songs of Julian Saporiti ’17 AM ’22 PhD are lost pieces of Asian American history cradled in melodies and chords. Read More
Aug, 2021
Bird by Bird
An environmental studies course on birding looks at what separates us from one another and from nature, and what might bring us together. Read More
Aug, 2021
Monetary Morality
Students often push the University to ditch “immoral” investments. Results have varied. Read More
Aug, 2021
Aim High
Can a decentralized, encrypted national gun registry bridge the partisan divide? Read More
Jun, 2021
Image of Jack Brook and elephants

Jack Brook moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to work as a Henry Luce Scholar at the Bophana Audiovisual Resources Center, which trains Cambodian youth to be filmmakers. The Center’s focus on conservation filmmaking led him to the forests of the Mondulkiri province where he got to spend some time with rescue elephants in a nature preserve managed by the local Bunong community. When out of the jungle, he’s been slowly learning to read, write, and speak the Khmer language.

Jun, 2021
System Overload
A new book offers strategies for strengthening our democracy through information technology Read More
Jun, 2021
Working Class Hero
A senior thesis on a legendary Panamanian boxer Read More
Mar, 2021
Keeping Germs Away
Purell’s CEO on the crazy demand for hand sanitizer Read More
Mar, 2021
Listen Well
10 Podcasts by Brown alums Read More
Mar, 2021
Follow the Money
Students make national news by exposing who’s been funding the movement to deny climate change. Read More
Jan, 2021
How nicotine, alcohol, amphetamines, opium, cocaine, and even caffeine have fueled the world’s wars Read More
Jan, 2021
Capitalism on the Couch
A history course analyzes the social, political, and cultural underpinnings of our economic system. Read More
Oct, 2020
The Ethics Team
At Microsoft, Sharon Lo ’16 ponders how products can harm society Read More
Oct, 2020
Coming to COVID Country
Brown’s international students face red tape and health hazards. Read More
Aug, 2020
A Language, Liberated
Nitana Hicks Greendeer ’03 is a leader in the effort to bring the Wôpanâak language back. Read More
Aug, 2020
A Jamaican American in Paris
Six Questions for Makedah Hughes ’19 Read More
Aug, 2020
Remote Reimagined
Thrown onto Zoom last spring, professors prep for whatever “back to school” might mean. Read More
Aug, 2020
Summer of Understanding
Exploring racism in a new coming-of-age novel Read More
Jun, 2020
Epidemics 101
Students taking BIOL 0940A could never have dreamed how personally relevant the course would soon become. Read More
Jun, 2020
Hometown Advocate
The new mayor of Cambridge, Mass., fights to keep the city affordable Read More
Apr, 2020
Code Red
Is that tech job worth taking? Read More
Apr, 2020
Dirty Filthy Basement
A faculty band rocks out Read More
Jan, 2020
From Scholarship to Shelter
Student research bolstered legislation to stop housing discrimination in R.I. Read More
Jan, 2020
How Open is “Open”?
First-gen college students still encounter socioeconomic walls. Read More
Nov, 2019
Fighting for Their Future
Lauren Maunus ’19 and Emma Bouton ’20 have been on the front lines of the growing youth environmental movement. Read More
Nov, 2019

Stephen Buchwald writes: “2019 was a big year for the Buchwald-Haber household. Our son, Nathan Haber Buchwald ’19, graduated from Brown with a degree in chemistry. I was the recipient of several major awards, including the Roger Adams Award from the American Chemical Society and the Wolf Prize in chemistry.”


Nov, 2019
Core Concept
In search of the meaning of democracy Read More
Nov, 2019
Radical Vision
Life, death, love, and humanity through the eyes of Toni Morrison. Read More
Sep, 2019

Nancy Harris writes: “My husband, Brad Parsons ’76, and I enjoyed seeing our youngest son Colby Parsons ’19 graduate. He joins his older brothers, Spencer Parsons ’13 and Cameron Parsons ’14. With all the boys living in different cities in the coming years, we can now happily look forward to seeing them at the many Brown reunions ahead.”


Sep, 2019

Russell Pierce claims to be the only member of the Class of 1953 to march in the 251st Commencement procession. “I was especially proud that our family now has three generations of Brown graduates, including my wife Anne Guerry Pierce ’58, our daughter Betsy Pierce Dallapé ’86, and son Russell B. Pierce Jr. ’87 and his wife Lisa Strauss Pierce ’87, and their son Ethan G. Pierce ’19. Two other grandsons, Charles Dallapé ’22 and James Dallapé ’23, round out our family list. I ponder whether our family will end up with more Brown degrees than the original Brown family!”


Sep, 2019
Hi-Tech Ethics
Can CS majors save the world? The founders of a student startup think so. Read More
Jul, 2019
Through the Gates, Together
Father-daughter grads Read More
Jul, 2019
Classmates Behind Bars
What happened when students at Brown and at a nearby prison took the same course—together. Read More
Jul, 2019
Northern Aggression
A Brown symposium looks at the key role Rhode Island—and all of New England—played in the slave trade. Read More
May, 2019
Who We Are
Profiles of a few of the exceptional students graduating in 2019. Read More
May, 2019
Toilet Papers
A course on the history and science of human excrement is not a “gut.” Read More
May, 2019
Erg Don’t Lie
An Olympic hopeful smashes a 22-year record Read More
May, 2019
Zap, You're Charged
An idea to get EV owners back on the road Read More
Mar, 2019
Ice Hockey, Played Badly
Noah Cowan ’19 Read More
Jan, 2019
Professor Bathsheba Demuth on the environment and dog-mushing in the Yukon. Read More
Nov, 2018
Student Journalists, Statewide Impact
An undergrad-reported series on elder abuse may influence Rhode Island policy. Read More
Nov, 2018
A Symphony of Moments
RaMell Ross’s documentary about a black community in the deep south. Read More
Nov, 2018
The 0.3 Percent
Brown's small but expanding community of students who are military veterans Read More
Sep, 2018
Crossing the Political Divide
Americans are more divided than ever. Can we reclaim middle ground? Read More
Sep, 2018
Coffee Catch
The java’s free—just hand over your data Read More
Sep, 2018
Working Vacation
Eight undergrads told us where and how they spent their summer Read More
Sep, 2018
Pot Policy Wonk
Catherine Nacier ’19, ’23 PLME is obsessed with marijuana policy. Read More
Jul, 2018
The Human Trafficking Crisis
Students, faculty, and alums are finding innovative ways to combat it. Read More
Jul, 2018
Military Mentorship
A new veterans network aids students who’ve served during or before Brown Read More


Aug, 2021

Alexander M.F. Barry ’19, of Calabasas, Calif.; Jan. 12, of Ewing sarcoma. He was a writer. At age 20, his short story, Fence, was published in the Catamaran Literary Reader. He was chosen for the “Top 25 to Watch” by Glimmer Train for his story Saguaro and at Brown he won the Mark Baumer Prize for Language Art. He traveled the world, visited five continents and studied abroad in London. He enjoyed books, stories, words, puns, jokes, superheroes, poems, and comics. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, grandparents, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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