GS Class of 2014
Marquita Ellis ’14 ScM (see Lorenna Ellis ’09).
Lorenna Ellis and Cameron Lee married in a two-part wedding over Zoom on July 4, with the first half in the Boise area and the second half in Orange County, Calif. In attendance/members of the wedding party were David Atkinson ’08; Alberto Castellón; Kara Kamikawa DeBaun; Marquita Ellis ’12, ’14 ScM; Julia Kim Ho ’12; Janice Kim; Holleigh Bergstrom Oliveira ’14, ’16 MAT; Christina Tang; and Jihoon Yoon ’13 MD. Cameron and Lorenna met through the Brown student group College Hill for Christ, dated briefly, and were next door neighbors in Young Orchard their senior year. They stayed in touch over the years and finally dated again following their eight-year class reunion. At their 10-year class reunion they got engaged at Prospect Park. Cameron is working at a family medicine clinic and Lorenna continues directing business systems for a Christian nonprofit. She will serve on the Alumni Board this year to help the class of ’09 build connections that support Brown and each other during these challenging times. They will be living in Los Angeles and look forward to a lifetime of growing and serving others together.
Zhongquiang Zhang ’14 PhD has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of mathematical sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is co-author of the book Numerical Methods for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with White Noise and has helped organize WPI seminars on numerical methods, the Finite Element Circus Conference, and New England Numerical Analysis Day.
Ivy Alphonse-Crean and Jared Crean ’13, ’14 MAT, are thrilled to welcome their son Wesley into the world.
Wesley Anthony Alphonse Crean was born on Nov. 30, 2019.
Chelsea Walters and Justin Batcheller were married on June 16 at 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. The couple met at the Grad Center Bar during Spring Weekend in 2013. Currently, Justin is studying dentistry at UPenn and Chelsea is a general dentist. They live in the Philadelphia area. Fellow Brunonians in attendance were Clay Aldern, Moss Amer, Phil Bartel ’14, Annette Lopez ’14, Celi Khanyile-Lynch, Hannah Miles, Logan Mutz, Jeremiah Oteh, Jake Price ’14 ScMIMEE, Joey Resnick, and Sidney Scott.
Ijeoma Njaka and Jeff Bayne were married on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Alumni celebrating with them included Ross Beckman ’13 MD; Kimberly Dickinson ’14 MPH, ’14 MD; Mark Doss; Miles Fujiki; Amal Hassan ’10; Rohan Keshwara; Jasmine Leonard ’14 MD; Katie Okamoto; Neeta Pal, Patrick Pangan; Lydia Sharlow; Kam Sripada; and Daniel Woolridge ’10. The couple met while studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, during their junior year—although, Ijeoma writes, “Jeff is pretty certain we were in the same multivariable calculus class in our first year.”
Yelena Biberman ’10 AM,’14 PhD will publish Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India, with Oxford University Press in July. The book originates from Yelena’s Brown dissertation.