Class of 1990
Send your news to class communications chair Didier Jean-Baptiste or directly to the BAM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Sanabria writes: “The children’s music duo I’m a part of, 123 Andrés, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Children’s Music Album for our most recent album, Actívate. I’m the most recent Brown alum, after Lisa Loeb ’90, to be nominated in this category. The album can be streamed here: ditto.fm/activate-123-andres.”
Cecilia Wong Kaiser writes: “Thirty-one years after graduating with a degree in visual art and creative writing, I have returned to painting. To see my work and learn what I’ve been up to since leaving College Hill, please visit ceciliakaiser.com. I am also (at my daughter’s urging) on Instagram @ceciliawongkaiser.”
Michelle Diffenderfer, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., president and shareholder, was elected Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER). An active member of the section for more than 25 years, her leadership within ABA SEER began as a committee vice chair in 2002. Since then, she has held various leadership positions within the organization, including education officer, budget officer, secretary, and most recently vice chair and chair-elect. She will serve a one-year term. She writes: “I am excited and honored to be named chair of the section. I grew up as an environmental lawyer in SEER and am thrilled to be able to give back to the section that provided me with mentoring, leadership experience, and so many friends through the years. My priorities include bringing us back together again in person at conferences to exchange information and ideas about environment, energy, and natural resources laws. I am also excited to continue the section’s work on diversity, inclusion, and equity for all our members and helping our section implement ABA’s Environmental Justice Resolution.”
George Wales writes from Tucson, Arizona: “Unfortunately, health issues preclude my attendance at our 60th reunion. Some local good news: both daughters, Katie ’90 and Lauren ’90, live nearby here. Also, Katie married her longtime partner, Erika. Much happiness all around. Son Herrick continues as a special ed teacher in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He’s eyeing retirement out here in three years. I shall miss greeting my classmates in person.”
Marcello Picone writes: “For the past several years I’ve found a new calling as a conversation designer. Earlier this year I created and launched the conversation for a digital “cookie coach” named Ruth for Nestlé. You can chat with Ruth who, among other topics, helps you bake the perfect personalized chocolate chip cookie. And who couldn’t appreciate a nice warm cookie of their very own these days? Folks can talk to Ruth anytime at verybestbaking.com. She’s a robot. She never sleeps.”
Ned Sherman launched GOAL Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in digital and technology ventures in games, media, and entertainment. He is founder of industry events company Digital Media Wire and a partner and investment committee member at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. He is on Variety’s Dealmakers List as “the top adviser operating in the flourishing esports industry.”
Alexandra Joy Forman writes: “I’d like to make a going out-of-print announcement for an exquisite and radical book by Brazilian author Hilda Hilst, which I translated to English for Nightboat Books in 2018. Fluxo Floema is Hilst’s first novel, originally published in Portuguese in 1969. The rights holders have decided on nonrenewal for all her recently translated work including Fluxo Floema in the hopes of finding a more commercial press. But this complex dark novel reflecting the innermost core of human nature by one of Brazil’s most unorthodox writers is unlikely to find another home and is well worth the read. Reach out to Nightboat Books for remaining copies directly from the editor: nightboat.org/book/fluxo-floema/
Page Sargisson writes: “I opened a jewelry store/studio on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. It seems crazy to open during a pandemic but I think people are craving handmade pieces made locally. We’re also selling pottery made by Dave Herbstman ’90 and my husband Peter Robbins ’92. Please stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood.”
Ainissa Ramirez is the author of The Alchemy of Us. Her book was selected as a finalist by the L.A. Times Book Festival in the category of science and technology and was highlighted in BAM’s October issue (https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2020-10-23/the-feedback-loop). It was also selected by the Brown University bookstore for the 2021 Brown University Book Award.
Mark Hellendrung opened a taproom and brewery at India Point Park across from the Brown boathouse. As CEO of the Narragansett Brewing Company, he has been working on bringing back the famous Narragansett Beer for 16 years and the company has climbed the ranks of more than 8,000 U.S. craft breweries to the 30th largest by volume.
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.”
Sangeeta Bhatia ’90, professor of health sciences and technology and electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and Susan Hockfield, MIT president emerita, along with members of the MIT faculty, launched the Future Founders Initiative in 2020 to increase the number of female MIT faculty members who start biotechnology companies. The initiative will kick off with the Future Founders Boot Camp series, with interviewers and speakers including Theresia Gouw ’90, founder of Acrew Capital.
Nick Jones writes: “I am working as legal counsel for the Fairtrade Foundation, based in London. I’m still involved with my passion to play tennis (when my left ankle permits) and managed to play on Wimbledon Centre Court last year, as the Championships in 2020 got cancelled for the first time since World War II.”
Didier Jean-Baptiste ’90, dean of seniors and college placement at St. Benedict’s Prep, has been named to the advisory board of UChicago Stand Together, an initiative launched to further educational access and career success for students of color and groups underrepresented in higher education. In this position he will provide input and guidance to assist Stand Together in producing resources and programming aimed at benefiting the college admissions community.
Paul Greenberg published two books, Goodbye Phone, Hello World and The Climate Diet. Goodbye Phone, Hello World features 60 bite-size, device-free activities scientifically proven to promote happiness while The Climate Diet offers 50 straightforward, impactful rules for climate-friendly living.
Markham Roberts published his second book, Notes on Decorating (Vendome Press). In the book, he addresses his working method and thought process when interior decorating for a client. Photographs of his projects are also included throughout.
Amanda Mei Kim published her essay “Living That Van Life Before It Was a Hashtag” in Brick Literary Journal and LitHub. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the story is about an Asian American farming family in California and the ways that mental health, racism, climate change, music, and vans intersect in their lives.
Jon Birger’s book Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge is a radically different kind of dating book
due out in February 2021. In his book he meshes the real-life success stories of badass daters with the latest research on love and romance—all of which show that the old ways are out, in favor of bold, new strategies for finding “the one.” Addresses everything from online dating to workplace romance to COVID-era courtship to the challenges of dating in the post-#MeToo era.
Jennifer Fries is a candidate for state representative, 24th Middlesex district in Massachusetts. She writes: “Running during a pandemic is difficult, yet good governance is more important than ever.” Fellow alums Reed Cochran ’90, Sarah Francis Holmes and her boyfriend David Kluft ’90, and Briel Schwartz Schmitz have been instrumental to the campaign, and many other classmates have been supporters. Learn more at www.jenniferfries.com.
Lucretia Kargère-Basco (see Michele D. Wilson Marincola ’81).
Michele D. Wilson Marincola and Lucretia Kargère-Basco ’90 published their book, The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Theory, Practice with the Getty Conservation Institute in August. Michele is a professor of conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and Lucretia is a senior conservator at the Met Cloisters. Their book is the first in English to comprehensively discuss the history and methodology of conserving medieval polychrome wood sculpture.
Navin Singh ’93 MD (see Khalil Sivjee ’90).
Khalil Sivjee writes: “It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since attending the wedding of Navin Singh ’93 MD in beautiful Positano, Italy. It was great to have the trio of Navin, Ken Younge, and myself back together again. Ken wore a pink turban in a tribute to when we dressed up as the Pink Ladies and attend-ed a showing of Grease at Sayles Hall during Frosh week.”
Elana Horwich is on tour with her comedic cookbook-memoir Meal and a Spiel: How to be a Badass in the Kitchen. The book is based on her experiences living in Italy while taking time off from Brown, which ultimately led her to become an Italian studies major. She spoke at The Strand Bookstore in New York City and was interviewed by Andrew Shapiro ’90.
Becky Bleifeld Black and Matt Black ’91 are still living in Paris. Becky writes: “We originally came for my job at the NBA, fast-forward 15 years and we’ve started a nonprofit, Rock U. (www.rock-u.fr), that brings kids together from all over the world to learn responsibility, confidence, and teamwork by playing rock music together. Brunonians whose kids are part of the past and present Rock U. family include Anne Beale ’84, Nicole Williams Roland ’88, Johnny Stein ’88, and Laura Voorhees Victoir ’00. We’ve had innumerable Brown alums stop by as they pass through Paris; please look us up next time you’re here!”
The class reunion committee reports: “Hey class of 1990! We’re counting down the days until our 30th Reunion. We’ve got a lot of great things planned for reunion weekend, and we can’t wait to see everyone. Registration is now open, so please head to brunonia.brown.edu to sign up. We’ll be kicking things off Friday night with a class welcome celebration in front of Meehan and then head over together to Campus Dance. Don’t miss our class forum on Saturday and a special dinner on Saturday night. There’s a lot more planned so make sure you’re following our updates on the Class of 1990 Facebook page and our tweets at @brownclassof90. See you soon.”
Courtney Wilson writes that Didier Jean-Baptiste, Ruta Brickus, Joan Gelin, Elena Gerli, John Kim, Jeff Snow, and Jonathan Steinberg attended the Reunion Summit during the 2020 Alumni Fall Weekend.
Adam Komisarof was voted the next president of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, a global academic association composed of scholars dedicated to the understanding and improvement of intercultural relations through social science research. Contact him at email@example.com.
Katrina Smith Korfmacher published Bridging Silos (MIT Press) in August.
Catherine Harbour writes that Daniel Wilk, David Simons ’90, Michael Natkin ’89, James Acquavella, and David M. Cotter received an Oscar in February for the design and development of the Adobe After Effects software for motion graphics.
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.”
Clinical immunologist, Dr. Helen Su ’90, ’98 MD, ’98 PhD, is the recipient of the Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research, presented by Weill Cornell Medicine for recognition of her innovative research into rare pediatric immunodeficiency diseases and translating findings into potential treatments. Her work has provided critical insights into DOCK8 immunodeficiency syndrome.
In December, Laura Grossfield Birger was appointed chief of the criminal division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Laura returns to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she previously worked as a prosecutor from 1997 to 2007, after spending the last 11 years as a partner for Cooley LLP in New York.
Bruce McIntosh and Margot Lynn Gedert ’90 organized a workshop titled “Fun with Paint” for a program called Diffendoofer Day in Chama, New Mexico, this past March. The program, which Bruce operates, is named after the Dr. Seuss book Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! and encourages new ways of seeing and thinking through a series of workshop experiences for children and adults of all ages. “Dive into Books” followed “Fun with Paint Day.” Contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about his art programs. Contact Margot at email@example.com or go to www.firewoodartstudio.com to learn more about her intuitive painting process.
Rob Dumanois, Bill O’Brien ’92, Rod Wooters, and David Tauber ’90 enjoyed time together on Dec. 2 at the Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns game at NRG Stadium.
Rex Chiu ’94 MD writes that Brown Phi Kappa Psi had a mini West Coast reunion in San Francisco. In attendance were Steve Baldikoski ’90, Ernest Bates ’88, Bryan Behar ’88, Bill Benjamin ’88, Frank Chiu ’91, ’95 MD, Paul Good, Andrew Guldman, Bob Houser, David Jaffe, Ari Klionsky, Jeffrey Lefstin, Christian Smith, Raphael Winick ’88, and host Chris Masto. “We talked about returning to the 30th reunion en masse in the spring. I am looking forward to seeing many of these guys again and many other classmates in May.”
Sangeeta Bhatia ’90 has been named an associate faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where she will be part of the new 3D Organ Engineering Initiative.
Gil Griffin writes: “After a few years of traveling back and forth to Australia for on-location reporting and research, I published Jumping at the Chance: From the Court to the Field, How NBA Hopefuls Are Changing Australian Rules Football (JABberwocky Literary Agency Inc.) The book tracks the individual journeys of four former NCAA Men’s Basketball players and two amateur sportswomen, attempting to become the first American-born and -bred athletes ever to play in the professional Australian Football League (AFL) or its sister competition, Australian Football League Women (AFLW). The Australian version of the book, Jumping at the Chance: From NBA Hopefuls to AFL Prospects: The Players of the American Experiment, was published in Australia in 2016, and both editions are available online. If you have never heard of the sport, the U.S. edition’s prologue features a complete explanation of the game, beginning with its subtitle: It’s Not Rugby.”
Navin Singh ’93 MD writes: “I am overjoyed to announce that soon I will be marrying Stephanie Kauffman (Flagler College ’08).”
Catalina Hoyos-Lago was part of a Brown cousin’s family reunion in Cali, Colombia. In attendance were Enrique Eder ’97, Harold Eder ’88, Santiago Eder ’86, and Carlos Felipe Mejia ’90.
Arlene Brown Eskilson is a retired sociology professor (Lake Forest College) and current antiques dealer. Her two children also graduated from Brown: daughter Christine Eskilson ’81 and son, Stephen Eskilson ’90 AM, ’95 PhD.
Britten Dean writes: “Kayoko and I took the better part of a week last fall to tour the museums, historic hotels, and coal fields of West Virginia, including an underground rail trip into one of the mines. While in Charleston visiting the capitol, we chanced to be chatting with the speaker of the house of delegates, Steve Harrison ’90, and discovered we were both Brown alums. Later in the month, we took a few days to visit Asheville, North Carolina, home of the Vanderbilt Estate.”
From the November/December 2017 Issue
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Michael Burns writes: “I was featured in the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Magazine, The Hennepin Lawyer, as the newest district court judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Mingson Chou and Michael are still living in Minneapolis with their son.”
Kim Wright-King and husband Alton announce the Feb. 6 birth of their daughter, Amalia Joelle King. Kim writes: “Amalia welcomes your visits to her Capitol Hill home.”
From the July/August 2017 Issue
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Erin J. Fairbairn-Stammer works for the United States Bank Equipment Finance as vice president of document negotiations and a credit operations specialist. She has two children in college and two in high school. She and her husband, Jay, have had increasing opportunity to travel in recent years and enjoy yoga, local wine, food, and culture wherever they go.
Sarah Taylor Rountree and John Rountree (see Sandy McFarland Taylor ’58).
From the May/June 2017 Issue
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Talia Schaffer’s book, Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction, was published in February 2016.
From the March/April 2017 Issue
Jeffrey Humphrey and his wife, Tracy, announce the Nov. 9 birth of their daughter, Clover Towle Humphrey. Clover was born at 8:04 p.m., weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Clover joins big brother Colton, who is 4. The family lives in Miami.
Dr. Ayn Vallis writes: “I recently moved back to Hawaii, where I did my internship at the VA in 2006. Now I am working in the Pacific Regional Command Tele-Behavioral Health Clinic, providing treatment for service members throughout the Pacific region.”
Kim Wright-King writes: “It’s a Brunonian miracle! Baby due in February.”
From the January/February 2017 Issue
John Selig (see Jack Selig ’58).
From the November/December 2016 Issue
Suzanne Ghais completed her PhD in international relations with a focus on peace negotiations at American Univ.’s School of International Service. She has relaunched her consulting practice, Ghais Mediation and Facilitation, combining her prior work on consensus building and conflict resolution in the workplace and environmental arenas with a new practice in peacemaking and mediation support for political and violent conflicts. Her website is www.sghais.com . Suzanne lives in the Denver area with her husband and two daughters.
From the July/August 2016 Issue
Laura Gogh is chair of the department of biological sciences at Towson Univ. in Maryland.
Ernesto Guerra Frontera won the 2015 El Barco de Vapor Award for Children’s Literature for the novella Las palabras perdidas, or Lost Words. The award ceremony took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in April. Ernesto wrote and illustrated his first novella, Tú ellos y los otros, or You, Them, and the Others, in 2006. The English edition is also available.
Adam Komisarof released his book, Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities. He was also hired as a professor at Keio Univ. in Tokyo, Japan.
From the May/June 2016 Issue
Lisa Loeb released her new album, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, available exclusively through Amazon Music and Amazon Prime.
Kelly Alpert Vest went on the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Building Bridges trip with MEJDI Tours in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. There she met Susan Graber Slusky ’71 and trip facilitator Alia Lahlou ’10.
From the January/February 2016 Issue
A.J. Jacobs (see Andrew Blauner ’86).
From the November/December 2015 Issue
The American Institute of Physics presented Ainissa Ramirez with the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award. The annual award recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.
Sarah Taylor (see Sandy McFarland Taylor ’58).
From the September/October 2015 Issue
Jon Birger’s first book, Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, was published by Workman in August. He writes: “The book explores the connection between the hookup culture and lopsided gender ratios in college, and shows how shifting demographics are creating a post-college dating market with four women for every three men.”
From the May/June 2015 Issue
David C. Brock, a historian of technology, works with two nonprofits: the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Computer History Museum. In his work with the foundation, he created an hour-long television show, playing on PBS stations, called Scientists You Must Know. He also completed a biography of Gordon Moore, the chemist who cofounded Intel Corp. and the man behind “Moore’s Law.” The book, cowritten with Arnold Thackray and Rachel Jones, comes out this month from Basic Books (See “Fresh Ink,” page 42). David will celebrate his 25th reunion this May, along with his wife, Jennifer Stromsten.
Christopher Coppola writes: “The class of 1990 eagerly looks forward to our 25th reunion! We will be rocking a class reception at Campus Dance, ducking into our class dinner in Andrews Commons, and cutting the rug at our Funk Night dance party in Sayles Hall. Classmates, if you haven’t done so already, log onto our class page at alumni.brown.edu/classes/1990/ and join our Facebook page: Brown University class of 1990.”
From the March/April 2015 Issue
Class of 1990, you don’t want to miss our 25th reunion! The weekend begins Friday, May 22, with a special gala dinner by the Van Wickle Gates followed by Campus Dance. Saturday’s events include our class memorial, a teen campus tour, family Field Day, a private class dinner in the brand new Andrews Commons, and a dance party in Sayles Hall. On Sunday, enjoy the jubilant Commencement procession. Join us for these and other events and to pause, reflect, and celebrate. For more information, go to the class of 1990 website, http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1990/ or join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/735726336503937/
Tanuja Desai Hidier announces the release of her novel Bombay Blues (the sequel to Born Confused) and her accompanying “booktrack” album of original songs, Bombay Spleen. Visit www.ThisIsTanuja.com to watch the music video for the track “Heptanesia,” linked to a chapter of the same name in Bombay Blues. Tanuja is still based in London. She writes: “Would love to hear from you—and hope to see some/all of you in May!”
Matt Hoverman writes that he was grateful to be awarded the 2014 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Series for his work on the PBS Kids show Arthur. He’s also a playwright in New York City, where he lives with his wife, Katie.
David Raskin was named Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where Walter Massey, a member of the Corporation and a former professor of physics and dean of the College at Brown, serves as president. David has enjoyed being a BASC interviewer for more than a dozen years.
From the January/February 2015 Issue
Jenny Bonadio reports: “Our 25th reunion will begin with a class gala reception, dinner, and Campus Dance on Friday May 22, and will end with the traditional march through the Van Wickle Gates on Sunday. Our reunion planning committee has been meeting regularly to make this the best reunion yet. We invite you to reminisce with friends and celebrate with a jam-packed program of on-campus events. For more information, find the Class of 1990 at http://alumni.brown.edu/community/classes/index.html , or join our Facebook Group, Brown University Class of 1990 https://www.facebook.com/groups/735726336503937/ .
David Rapuano (see Cathie Durand-Viel Rapuano ’57).
From the November/December 2014 Issue
Christopher Coppola announces the publication of his new textbook, Pediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Treatment, a concise bedside guide for providers caring for children in need of surgical care. It is available from Amazon and Springer.
From the September/October 2014 Issue
Andrew L. Shapiro was appointed to Car Charging’s board of directors on May 13. Andrew founded and currently leads Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm.
From the May/June 2014 Issue
Lauren Wales (see George H. Wales Jr. ’62).
Kimberly Wright-King is stateside (D.C.) after three foreign service tours with the U.S. State Department in Addis Ababa, Port-au-Prince, and Kabul.
From the March/April 2014 Issue
Deborah Goldberg joined SharesPost Investment Management as chief compliance officer. She continues to enjoy living in Silicon Valley and raising her kids—Jordan, 15; Naomi, 13; and David, 7—with her husband, Daniel Zimmermann.
Ayn M. Vallis writes: “Class of 1990, I’ve missed you during all my years of travel. I’m now settled for a time in Austin, Tex. Come by or drop me a line.”
Kathleen and Lauren Wales (see George H. Wales Jr. ’62).
From the January/February 2014 Issue
Bernard Muir (see Brenda Williams McLean ’58).
From the November/December 2013 Issue
Alex Caputo-Pearl (see Susan Goff Pearl ’59).
From the March/April 2013 Issue
Brian Anderson (see Ann Chmielewski Anderson ’59).
Fraser Brown writes he is working as a neuroradiologist and enjoying life in Haverford, Pa., with his wife of nine years and their children: Samuel, 7, and Fraser, 4. He keeps in touch with Jay Stuckey and sees Dave Conrad when he is nearby.
John Daschbach wrote and directed Brief Reunion, a feature film starring Joel de la Fuente ’91. It’s scheduled to be released on VOD in early 2013. More information and trailer at www.briefreunion.com.
Erin Crawley Fairbairn-Stammer writes: “Having completed my master’s in healthcare administration in late 2009, I decided to try my hand at managing an assisted living facility and clinic for Providence ElderPlace in Portland, Oregon. This proved to be an incredible challenge, with a building full of very frail Medicaid patients who have multiple healthcare and psycho-social needs. Although I managed to bring the building to full census and positive cash flow, it wreaked havoc on my home life. I am now back to healthcare lending with U.S. Bank, and my husband and four kids are happy to see me again. Please reach out if I haven’t seen you in a while.”
From the January/February 2013 Issue
Robert M. Pollock writes: “I opened the two top floors of my restored/remodeled Harlem townhouse as a bed and breakfast. Hosts can join affinity groups on the website of my main booking company. Visit airbnb.com/rooms/161996. Since the real estate market has rebounded, I am now busier than I want to be.”
Mark Strama, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, was presented this year’s Rostow Leadership Award on Oct. 16 in Austin. Strama has represented District 50 since his election in 2004. He sits on the House Committee on Public Education, where he advocates passionately for early childhood education programs, extended learning time for at-risk students, and other important education issues. As a member of the House Energy Resources Committee he works to build a strong renewable energy sector in the state. He and his wife, Crystal Cotti, stay connected to the challenges of the education system, as well as the challenges faced by small businesses, by operating the Sylvan Learning Center franchises in the Austin area. He also serves on several boards and has been given an honorable mention multiple times in Texas Monthly magazine’s list of Ten Top Legislators.
From the November/December 2012 Issue
Dave Foster (see Patricia Truman ’70).
John Rountree and Sarah McFarland Taylor (see Sandy McFarland Taylor ’58).
From the May/June 2012 Issue
RJ Harper was nominated for the Congressional Environmental Protection Agency 2011 Quality Award by the office of Congressman Donald Payne of New Jersey. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Harper spearheaded the grassroots cleanup of 700,000 tons of toxic chromium-6 waste and helped toss multinational PPG Industries into federal court in Newark, N.J., where the company was made to pay environmental cleanup and litigation costs for Ward F, a largely minority residential community.
Adam Komisarof writes: “I will be spending my sabbatical year at Oxford as a senior associate member of St. Antony’s College and a visiting academic at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. I would love to hear from any old friends passing through London or Oxford between April 2012 and March 2013.”
From the March/April 2012 Issue
David C. Brock and Jennifer Stromsten continue to enjoy hanging around with an inordinate number of Providence-connected folks in Greenfield, Mass., including Justin F. Twaddell and Garth Shaneyfelt ’94.
Garrett Fitzgerald writes: “Since my last class note four years ago, not a lot has changed. Does that mean I’m growing up? Hope not. Over the past couple of years I’ve played Max in The Sound of Music and Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, after not having been on stage since middle school. I’ve also joined the Brewer Hometown Band and the 150-year-old Bangor Band, once conducted by R. B. Hall. My wife, Donna, and elder daughter, Ael, play clarinet and trombone, respectively, in Brewer, with Erin working hard to catch up to her sister.”
From the January/February 2012 Issue
Tom Dwyer (see Engagements & Weddings, Dave Chichester '67).
Daniel McCormack (see Tom McCormack '54).
Ayn M. Vallis works as a licensed clinical psychologist at Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, with active duty Marines and sailors with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain from repeated physical injuries while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the November/December 2011 Issue
Kim Wright-King welcomed Edwidge Danticat '93 MFA to the U.S. Embassy in Port -au-Prince in July. Edwidge was the guest of honor at Haiti's 2011 Livres en Folie literary festival.
From the July/August 2011 Issue
Olivier Barnouin '98 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kuang Chiang '01).
Laelia Gilborn (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).
Shai Lavie lives in Fairfax, Calif., with his wife, Ivy Mayer, and two-year-old daughter, Hanaleid. He is still good buddies with Jon London '91 and Richard Roston. Shai works as a somatically-oriented psychotherapist in San Rafael, Calif. He writes that he fondly remembers his days in Watermyn Coop.
David Rohde (see Robert P. Sanchez '58).
From the May/June 2011 Issue
David Rohde (see Bob Sanchez '58).
John Rountree and Sarah McFarland Taylor (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
From the March/April 2011 Issue
Elena Gerli and Liza Herschel (see Engagements & Weddings, Deirdre Schwiesow '89).
Jeff Humphrey (see Engagements & Weddings).
Erich Horn, Bobby Atkins, Steve Hull, Sean Kirk, Josh Schiller (see Engagements & Weddings, Jeff Humphrey '90).
Jeff Southard launched www.collagewall.com to make photo walls easy to design, install, and update.
Sarah McFarland Taylor '90 and John Rountree (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
From the January/February 2011 Issue
Peter Casey (see Engagements & Weddings, Alex Lew '02).
Jen Stromsten Brock's husband, David Brock, recently published Makers of the Microchip.
Katherine Leaning (see Engagements & Weddings, Alex Lew '02).
David Raskin writes that advance copies of his Yale monograph on the minimalist Donald Judd are available. Judd has a Providence connection, having entered but lost the contest to redesign the central bus plaza in downtown Providence. He also wrote influential art criticism about many artists, including Lee Bontecou, whose magnificent metal saw-toothed piece is in the Bell Gallery collection. David's book was a fall's best pick in the current issue of Elle Decor.
David Rohde (see Robert Sanchez '58).
Lauren Wales (see George H. Wales Jr. '62).
Richard Yelland directed a documentary, whose executive producer is Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock, called Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story. The New York City premiere was held on Sept. 25 at the New York City Short Film Festival. Richard writes: "It is an honor to be selected, as 1,000 films entered and only 22 were chosen to screen."
From the September/October 2010 Issue
Robert Herzog (see Samuel Herzog '56).
From the May/June 2010 Issue
Your 20th Reunion Planning Committee—Jenny Ord Bonadio, Nancy Shutkin Portman, Keith Wexelblatt, and Courtney Wilson report: "Our 20th Reunion is just around the corner! Hope you are planning to join us for a great weekend. Don't forget to check the Alumni website http://alumni.brown.edu/news_events/reunions/20threunion to see who is coming, and if you have not registered then come to campus and register under the big tent on Wriston Quad! Also, follow us on the Brown University Class of 1990 Facebook page for updates and reunion details. We look forward to seeing you! If you haven't already supported our class's official 20th Reunion Gift, there's still time. Reunion-year gifts to the Brown Annual Fund are a great way to honor our time on College Hill. Oliver Haarmann, Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Sara Leppo Savage, and Dana Zucker are cochairing the effort to raise a record-breaking gift, which will directly support today's students. To help, go to https://gifts.development.brown.edu."
Maria Fratus Howard (see Pete Howard '58).
Frans Johansson (see Amy Reiss '85).
Roy Morgan is the cofounder and chief development officer of NuOrtho Surgical Inc., a medical device start-up in Fall River, Mass. He played a key role in the development of the company's patented technology platform that includes surgical instruments and interfacing agents designed to enable tissue preservation in the arena of orthopedic surgery. This core technology is protected by nine patents. He currently has his first product, a device that contours and smoothes torn articular cartilage affecting knee mobility, in early state validation testing.
Lars Tiffany (see Richard Carrell '77).
From the March/April 2010 Issue
Arthur Jackson is involved in basketball through his company and writes that a recent highlight was playing basketball with President Obama.
John and Sarah McFarland Rountree (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
From the January/February 2010 Issue
Class officer Courtney Wilson reports: "Hey everyone! Our 20th reunion is right around the corner, and the reunion committee is hard at work putting together something amazing. Look for updates about the big event on Facebook (search for Brown class of 1990) and our class website http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1990/. In the meantime, if you've got questions or news, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll see you at Campus Dance!"
Christopher Coppola writes that he, his wife Meredith Norvell Coppola '91, and their three boys have made the jump from military to civilian life and from Texas to Pennsylvania. Christopher works for Geisinger Health System at Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, Pa. The couple's book Coppola, A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq is out and will benefit Iraqi children through War Child. Information is at www.coppolathebook.blogspot.com.
Brian Dennis started his own design and development company, TerraSpace, after five years of designing snowboard boots for K2/Shimano and ten years of developing unmanned aerial vehicle systems for Insitu Inc., which was purchased by Boeing last year. He writes: "I plan to invent things in the barn and be a little bit mad scientist/Mr. Mom. This summer I kiteboarded big surf on the Oregon Coast and ruled it! Yeah!"
Kamau Karanja '94 MD is the medical director of the Joseph Smith Community Health Center in Waltham, Mass., and John Bassi '94 MD is the medical director and physician in residence at the St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. They continue to enjoy their annual fishing trips.
Judy Kramer has been working in the Toronto school district as a teacher, outdoor educator, and now vice principal in a K–8 school. She writes that she won't be at the reunion because she is on a year's leave of absence and will go to Zambia in January to teach for three months. She will travel throughout eastern and southern Africa for four months before returning to Toronto and to work in August. Bill Press (see Richard Press '60).
Gary Wing is one of the principal owners of KBW Financial Staffing Recruiting, which was started in 2005 in southern New Hampshire. KBW was recently ranked 100 in Inc. magazine's Inc. 500 list for fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Gary currently lives in Bow, N.H., with his wife, Andrea, his son Chase, 6, and his daughter, Ava, 4.
From the November/December 2009 Issue
Dan Grunau and his wife, Jackie, announce the December 18 birth of their fourth son, Andrew. He joins Alexander, 11, Jonathon, 9, and Grant, 7. They reside in Danville, Calif.
Dave Herbstman (see Douglas Sovern '82).
Keith McGowan now lives in Vienna with his wife, Angelika, having moved there from Chicago. The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children, Keith's first novel for kids ages 8 and up, was published in September by Henry Holt; the website is keithbooks.com. Keith writes that he was glad to see Paddy McCarthy, Shaun Cutts, Heather von Rohr, and Kathryn Pope '89 this spring.
From the September/October 2009 Issue
Nicholas Breyfogle is a professor of history at Ohio State Univ. He is the coeditor of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, a new online magazine (http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/origins).
AnnMarie Gugliemi-Morrisseau married John K. Morrisseau on May 2. AnnMarie has one son, Ryan, 13, and two new stepdaughters, Darien, 15, and Jenna, 12. They currently live in Naples, Fla. AnnMarie is a registered nurse and the clinical coordinator of the intensive care unit at Naples Community Hospital and is in school at Fla. Gulf Coast Univ. working on a master's degree as an acute care nurse practitioner. John is a lieutenant detective working for the Collier County sheriff's office in criminal investigations.
Zahra Minoo Taheri and her husband, Robert, live in New York City and announce the June 6 birth of Roya Lily Becker. After 15 years in finance and news media, Zahra left the corporate world to buy two H√§agen-Dazs ice cream shops in the city with a longtime friend and business partner. She writes, "It's been a fun and delicious experience. Here's an open invitation to all our fellow NYC–area (and visiting) Brown alums to visit for dessert."
From the May/June 2009 Issue
Jason Hendler (see Chad Billmyer '01).
Paul LePore '90 AM is associate dean for student and academic programs at Arizona State Univ.'s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was previously assistant dean for educational programs at the Univ. of Washington.
From the March/April 2009 Issue
Jennifer Farber Dulos and her husband, Fotis Dulos '89, announce the Oct. 31 birth of their second set of twins, Christiane Grace and Constantine Romanos, who join older brothers Petros and Theodore. The family lives in Farmington, Conn., where Fotis runs his company, Fore Group Inc., which develops land and builds luxury homes throughout the Northeast.
Stefan Forbes has been promoting his recent documentary, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story. Find more information at www.boogiemanfilm.com.
From the January/February 2009 Issue
Eric M. Anton, his wife, Christina Anton, and his daughter, Olivia von Blue, announce the August 13 birth of Willem Gray Anton. Eric is executive managing director of Eastern Consolidated, a real estate investment firm, and Christina is CEO and founder of eTableTop.com, which specializes in the sales and education of luxury European tabletop and decorative arts.
Kevin G. Dunsky is director of cardiovascular practice development, associate director of quality assurance, and associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He was previously at Columbia Presbyterian for five years. Kevin has moved his entire cardiovascular practice.
Jamie Richter and his wife, Kim, announce the April 9, 2008, birth of son Simon James. Simon joins big sisters Kelsey, 6, Eloise, 5, and Sydney, 2.
Abbey Silberman and her husband, Ken Fagin (MIT '87), announce the April 25, 2008, birth of identical twins Rachel and Leah.
Brad Small celebrated his 40th birthday in Las Vegas with Vince Broady, Hugh Foster '91, and Frank Chen '94 MD. Brad represents television actors as an entertainment attorney in Beverly Hills.
Nancy Stanwood has been appointed to the board of directors of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. She is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and directs the university's family planning program.
Melanie White announces her adoption of Daniel Tshibangu, age 16 months, from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. She still works as a stage manager at Teatro ZinZanni. She writes: "Daniel already has older sisters Jordan, 7, and Campbell, 4, wrapped around his little finger, to say nothing of the rest of us! We are in the throes of building a new house in south Seattle big enough to hold all of us and the dogs."
Jill Furman Willis writes: "The year 2008 was a big year for me. On May 3, I married Richard Willis in New York City. We knew each other a bit in college, then lost touch for 18 years. We are both in the theater business. We reconnected at a conference in 2006 and started dating in 2007. Among the alums at the wedding were: bridesmaid Diana Donovan, Christina Bennett, Carolyn Bernstein, Ruta Brickus, Michael Costigan, Elizabeth Berne DeGear, Tom Gardner, Quiara Hudes '04 MFA, Stephanie Ittleson, Suzanne Lynch, Quinn Moore '92, Bruce Richman '91, Markham Roberts, Mark Shanahan '93, and Yadwa Yawand-Wossen. In 2008 I also produced In The Heights on Broadway, which won a Tony Award for Best Musical.
From the November/December 2008 Issue
Nancy Davis and Ewan Macpherson ('87 Queens Univ.) announce the June 13, 2008, birth of Aaron William Macpherson, who joins big sister Jessie. Nancy writes that all are well, and that when Craig Bargher stopped by Michigan to visit with his family they all dipped their toes in the mighty Huron. Ilene Hoffman Gannaway writes: "My husband, Bob, and I welcomed our twins, Hadley Paige and Brighton Everett, on July 21. I have Brown partly to thank for their names and even their birth. I actually named our daughter back in 1988 while taking Prof. George Monteiro's Hemingway seminar. During one class, Professor Monteiro wrote the names of Hemingway's four wives on the board. I inexplicably stared at the name of the first wife for the entire three hours of class and vowed that if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Hadley. Luckily, my husband also liked the name. So thanks, Professor Monteiro! Brighton was partly named after the English seaside town where I spent the second semester of my junior year—best four months of my premarried life. Lauren Hyman with whom I also attended preschool and high school, delivered the twins. We had way too much fun in the delivery room. In between diapering and feedings, I act as the copresident of the Brown Club of Southern California (www.brownsocal.org) and would love to hear from fellow classmates and L.A. Brunonians."
Jonathan M. Steinberg writes: "It has been 11 years since I left the United States and seven since I arrived in the U.K., where I am now a subject of the queen. I am senior director of strategy business development at COLT Telecom Group, a multinational network and IT services company operating in Europe and Asia. On the home side, my wife, Elizabeth Barrekette (Washington Univ. '89), and I enjoy the antics of our two children: Erin Leora, 5, and Sam Haden Barrekette, 3. We continue to travel around the world as we did before having the kids, albeit with fewer late nights out on the town. When we are home in London we revel in getting together with new parents Appu Mundassery '91 and his wife, Seema, as well as in receiving occasional visits from assorted Phi Psis, including our recent, drenched pub session with Tige Silliman, his wife, Nancy, and their two fine boys."
From the September/October 2008 Issue
Karen E. Kohfeld writes: "The last few years have been biggies: moved from Germany to New York City to be a professor at Queens College in 2004; married partner Klaus Rathe in 2006; moved across the continent to become a Canada Research Chair in Climate, Resources, and Global Change at Simon Fraser Univ. in Vancouver; and gave birth to Katherine Eleanor Kohfeld Rathe in January. We three are enjoying life and going easy on major life changes for awhile."
Neal Simon writes: "Mike Silver, Darin Vest, Dave Schrott, and I recently spent four days in Scottsdale, Ariz., on a golf weekend. Mike is a film actor and producer in Los Angeles, and lives with his wife, Katie, and their 5-year-old son, Charlie. On the course, when he wasn't being distracted by people asking if he was the guy from CSI Miami or NYPD Blue, he was a pretty good golfer. Darin's golf swing leaves something to be desired, but he seems to have mastered the real estate game as a developer and broker in the Hamptons. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Kelly Alpert Vest, their 8-year-old son, Chaz, and their twin newborn daughters. Kelly is director of community relations for the Suffolk Jewish Community Center. Dave, who was the weekend's most improved golfer, lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife, Sarah Preston Schrott, who is a social worker, and their two sons, Jack, 12, and Sam, 10. Dave and his family enjoy frequent hikes in the nearby mountains. Professionally, Dave partnered with his uncle a few years ago to start a real estate development firm that now owns about ten properties. I live in Bethesda, Md., with my wife, Jennifer, and our three children, Jake, 10, Ike, 7, and Sophie, 5. I spend most of my time with my kids, with various community service activities, and with my investment management business called Highline Wealth Management. I can also report that my sister, Jodie Simon Friedman '86, recently had her first child, a son named Samuel, and returned to work as the vice president and deputy general counsel of International Flavors and Fragrances. She lives with Samuel and her husband, Sandy Friedman, in Tenafly, N.J."
Navin K. Singh '93 MD and Anu Mehra Singh (Univ. of Virginia '95,'99 MD) welcomed daughter Simrin Arya Singh on March 8. Navin writes: "We pray she will have Anu's looks and Navin's luck. If Simrin's Apgar scores are any indicator, she will find a shorter proof of Fermat's last theorem, help enact legislation for a four-day work week, require restaurants to serve breakfast all day, and through a reworking of the general theory of relativity with eigenvectors prove conclusively that you can have your cake and eat it too."
From the July/August 2008 Issue
Adam Komisarof has finished his PhD in public administration (with a focus on intercultural communication in business) in Japan. Adam is tenured as an associate professor in the economics department at Reitaku Univ., which is located just outside of Tokyo, and supplements his academic work by helping corporations improve intercultural communication between Japanese and non-Japanese employees. Adam is glad to reconnect with any old friends either in Japan or back in the U.S.
Nina Lewis Stryker writes: "In the last couple of years I have gotten married to Daniel Stryker, and on May 14, 2006 (Mother's Day!), I had another baby, Marcus, who joins big brother Sam, 11, and big sister Mia, 8."
Robert Yacavone writes that he and Chantal Yacavone, and their children—Vincent, 11; Pascale, 9; Garrett, 7; and Tony, 5—relocated to Kalispell, Mont., in June 2005. Rob is a practicing gastroenterologist, and he and Chantal have started Terra Green Development, LLC, and are engaged in environmentally friendly remodels and affordable housing. They would love to hear from old friends.
From the May/June 2008 Issue
Gary Grunau writes: "I have been involved in a startup company called Pandigital, joining as a partner and EVP in 2006. We have captured the world-leading market share of the digital photo frame market, privately held and doing more than 200 million in two years. It has been an exciting journey thus far. I am now living in San Francisco with my wife, Jackie, and three sons Alexander, Johnathon, and Grant."
Bill Press (see Richard Press '60).
From the March/April 2008 Issue
Craig Bargher and his wife, Melissa Jerves, announce the December 7 birth of Eamon Alfred Bargher. Eamon joins Alec, 4, and Eva, 2. Craig is an attorney with Chittenden, Murday Novotny LLC in Chicago. Craig reports that Steven Meyers was recently selected as the 2007 Illinois Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The U.S. Professors of the Year program is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring across all disciplines. Steve is professor of psychology and director of the initiative for child and family studies at Roosevelt Univ. in Chicago, where he conducts research and teaches courses in the area of clinical child psychology.
Charol Morikawa writes: "I am living in the San Francisco Bay Area, still working in the corporate gift industry and raising two gorgeous children. My husband, Micha Berman (UVA '90), has just released his first book about working on a cruise ship called Permanent Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship. I'm so glad he is done! You can order the book at www.lulu.com/content/1082309 We are busy traveling, eating great food, and trying to keep our heads above the water."
Andrew A. Zashin lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. Andrew is a lawyer practicing family law and was recently named one of Worth magazine's 100 Top Attorneys in the United States. Andrew is also regularly included in the lawyer rating guide The Best Lawyers in America and is licensed to practice in Ohio, Florida, New York, and Washington, D.C. He is an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve Law School, and a fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
From the January / February 2008 Issue
Elizabeth Madden Mirabile (see Debbie Bradley Ruder ’80).
Robert M. Pollock writes: “I’m semi-retiring soon. I will spend half my time in New York City and the other half in Belize designing and developing vacation condos.”
From the November / December 2007 Issue
Garrett Fitzgerald writes: “Last November we finally decided that being 3000 miles away from our families was too hard on us, so we moved back to Maine. I found a job as a programmer at a growing, federally qualified health center, Penobscot Community Health Care, doing report and form design against Centricity. Donna has left full-time mommy-dom to take a teaching position at Little Angels Daycare. If you’d like to say hi, check out my blog at http://blog.donnael.com, see my photos at http://flickr.com/photos/sarekofvulcan.”
Steve Harrison and his wife, Kristen, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary during a New England vacation in August. In Maine, Steve earned a green ribbon by placing fifth in the USA Masters Outdoor Track Field Championships Age 40-44 Discus Throw. During the trip, they enjoyed visiting Brown and staying two nights at the Saunders Inn.
Cecilia Wong Kaiser and her husband, Hanno, announce the June 28 birth of Emma Claire, who, Cecilia writes, “is a delight!” Hanno is a partner at Latham & Watkins in New York City. Cecilia stepped down from the partnership of her law firm in anticipation of Emma’s birth and has returned to painting, which she studied at Brown. She recently sold several of her works, which can be seen at www.ceciliakaiser.com.
Cindy Moser married Matt Cedor (URI ’92) in September 2006. In attendance were parents Dewey ’64 and Peggy Cox Moser ’64, Ted McEnroe ’89, ’92 MAT, and uncle Robert Cox ’66. They make their home in Cumberland, R.I.
Sylvia Stell writes: “I just graduated from an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Univ. of Connecticut, and I am headed to Louisville, Ky., for practice. If there are any Brunonians in the area, feel free to contact me. I am in touch with Ainissa Ramirez, who is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Yale. I’ve also been in touch with Ljillauna Watson McCauley, John Morton (also an obstetrician/gynecologist), Sarah Marxer ’91, and Brian T. Robinson ’88, all of whom are doing well.”
Wendy Dohm White and husband Robert announce the April 16 birth of their fourth child, Jennifer Kate. In mid-May, the baby was welcomed home to Ipswich, Mass., by siblings Ryan, 10, Caroline, 7, and Tyler, 3.
From the September / October 2007 Issue
Kenneth David writes: "Randy Faigin and I had our fourth child on September 21, 2006. Joey joins Adam, Heidi, and Lila. After several years as a corporate lawyer, Randy has dedicated herself to motherhood and to her role as a certified fitness instructor teaching classes at YMCAs throughout Atlanta. On May 1, I opened a law firm, David Rosetti, with five other lawyers. We represent employers and insurers in workers' compensation cases throughout Georgia."
Michael C. Ford was featured in an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his legal work on behalf of a group of Franciscan friars trying to get a deserted mine in Arizona cleaned up. Michael is a partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP.
Ramzi Hanna joined the Los Angeles based firm Reed Smith LLP, one of the fifteen largest law firms in the world, in April. Ramzi earlier worked at Alsculer Grossman.
Jonathan E. Levitsky was named partner in the New York City office of Debevoise & Plimpton. He had been a member of the firm's corporate department.
Kelly Witt Metsis and her husband, Sophocles Metsis (WPI '94,'96) announce the October 14, 2006, birth of their son, Ryan Haralabos Metsis. The couple lives in Stoneham, Mass.
From the July / August 2007 Issue
Jennifer Wilcha Allyn is managing director of gender retention and advancement efforts at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This spring she won one of four national Catalyst Awards, which recognize initiatives that advance women and business.
Katie C. Wales (see George H. Wales, Jr. ’62).
Lauren C. Wales (see George H. Wales, Jr. ’62).
From the May / June 2007 Issue
Jill Barshay is moving to Manhattan in June 2007 to be a reporter and bureau chief for Marketplace, a business show on public radio. She would love to reconnect with old friends in the city.
Louise Davidson-Schmich writes that Nathan Alan Davidson-Schmich was born January 28, 2007. He joins big sister Klara, who is 3½.
Jennifer Farber Dulos and her husband, Fotis Dulos ’89, announce the April 20, 2006, birth of their twin boys, Petros Achilleas and Theodore Andreas.
From the March / April 2007 Issue
Lynne M. Palmisciano ’94 MD (see Bill Palmisciano ’63).
From the January / February 2007 Issue
Maria Capece Azari writes: “I’m busy in Denver as a partner in an investment firm—Cambiar Investors. My two children, Cameron, 6, and Ariana, 3, keep me very occupied as well.
Ruth Root and Nicholas Butterworth ’89 announce the July 21 birth of their son James Lewis Root Butterworth.
From the September / October 2006 Issue
John “Jazz” Francis (see Adrienne Hunter Strothers ’97).
From the May / June 2006 Issue
Sean O’D. Bosack, a member of the litigation practice group of Godfrey & Kahn in the Milwaukee office, has just been announced as a new shareholder.
Fraser Brown writes: “I am married to the best woman in the entire world, Kate Barnett (Randolph-Macon ’92)—regrets to everybody else. I have a job (physician) and the perfect child (Samuel Hoffman, born Sept. 7). Nobody is more stunned than I.”
From the March / April 2005 Issue
It’s that time again! Plans for our 15th reunion are complete, so please save the dates May 27–29. As you know, reunion weekend 2005 will be three-day event only. We’ve put together a lot of great activities and hope you can come back to Providence, catch up with classmates, and celebrate! Our weekend will begin in style with a welcoming reception, dinner at the Brown Bear Buffet, and Campus Dance. Saturday will be packed with Commencement forums, a presidential address, field day, and class dinner. The highlight of the weekend will be the Commencement march on Sunday, May 29. Please check our class Web site at alumni.brown.edu/classes/1990 for information and details. We also want to hear what you’ve been up to, so send us some news and we’ll post it on the site. If you have questions or have not received your registration mailing, please contact reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947; reunions@brown. edu. We look forward to seeing you in May.
Penny Perlman Blank and her husband, Martin, welcomed Frances Perl on Sept. 8. Frances shares her birthday with her 3-yearold cousin, Jared (son of Debbie Perlman Osofsky ’92 and Marc Osofsky ’92). Other loving alums include Grandpop Matthew Perlman ’57, Aunt Sarah Perlman ’94, and Uncle Jake Perlman ’98.
Katrina Smith Korfmacher is a community outreach coordinator at the Univ. of Rochester’s Environmental Health Sciences Center and has coauthored Collaborative Environmental Management: What Roles for Government? (RFF Press).
Sarah McFarland Taylor and John Blackwell Rountree were married in a private vineyard in the Tuscany countryside in August 2003. The couple hosted a reception at a nearby 12th-century medieval castle. Kimberly Jones Scott ’92 was an attendant and designed the floral arrangements. The Rountrees honeymooned in Tuscany, Rome, and Santorini, Greece, and then returned to their new home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Sarah is a professor in the religion department at Northwestern, where she teaches courses in feminist studies in religion, ecology, and culture. John is senior director of strategy for the William Wrigley Jr. Company.
From the November / December 2004 Issue
Annie Miller Devoy writes: “I have a new baby boy, R. Joseph Devoy, born April 20. He joins his big brother, Will.”
Andrew Susman writes: “My class note is straight out of the New York Sun’s ‘Knickerbocker’ column from June 28, which covered a party for Jamie Metzl in honor of his new book, The Depths of the Sea: A Novel (St. Martin’s Press). The book is a thriller involving a C.I.A. operative in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. The agent assembles a spy unit of destitute children in Phnom Penh. It took Jamie seven years to complete. He has served on the National Security Council at the White House, in the State Department, and as a United Nations Human Rights Officer in Cambodia. The Sun reports: ‘In the crowd was … a group of Mr. Metzl’s friends from Brown, including Andrew Susman of Studio One Networks; legal journalist Nathan Koppel; Eli Ungar, who works in real estate; and David Menashy, who works in health-care finance. One in the group showed the Knickerbocker what was described as a special Brown handshake called the ‘Brown bear claw.’ ”
Lars Tiffany is the new head coach for the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse program. Since leaving Brown, where he was two-time varsity lacrosse captain, he has coached at LeMoyne College, Washington & Lee Univ., and Penn State.
Joanne Wilkinson ’95 MD writes: “I am engaged to Duncan Vinson ’04 PhD. We will spend the next two years in the Boston area, where he has an adjunct teaching position at Suffolk Univ. and I have a fellowship in faculty development in the Boston Univ. department of family medicine. We would love to hear from old friends and classmates.”
Rebecca Yeldman is the executive producer of The Motorcycle Diaries, a film based on the journals of Che Guevara. In April 2003, Rebecca partnered with veteran producer Bill Hornberg at his Dreamworks-based Wonderland Films, where they are producing projects together.
From the September / October 2004 Issue
Cusi Cram was this year’s winner of the Herrick Theatre Foundation’s New Play Competition for her drama Fuente. Cusi will receive a $20,000 award and a workshop production of Fuente at the Barrington Stage Company in Sheffield, Mass.
Amelia Demopulos (see Emily J. Caplan ’97).
Tanuja Hidier has released When We Were Twins, a CD of original music based on her best-selling novel, Born Confused.
Charles Luband was made partner at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in Washington, D.C. Charles focuses on health care law and policy.
Cindy Moser writes: “I received my MBA from the Univ. of Virginia, Darden, and will be working at Blue Cross–Blue Shield R.I. as a project manager. My partner, Matt, and I live in Greenville, R.I., and would love to hear from classmates.”
Ben Sheinkman and Laura Linney ’86 costarred in Sight Unseen at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway from May through July.
Khalil Sivjee writes: “I’m an uncle! My roommate Navin Singh ’90, ’93 MD and his wife, Anu, had a bouncing baby boy on May 16. Shyam Veer looks like Navin, but with twice the hair.”
From the July / August 2004 Issue
Brian Anderson (see Ann Chmielewski Anderson ’59).
Eric Michael Anton and Christina Norsig Anton announce the Nov. 14 birth of Olivia von Blue Anton.
Liz Bernbach and Nelson Hancock (Princeton ’90) announce the Feb. 1 birth of Lila Bernbach Hancock.
Michelle Williams Diffenderfer and her husband, Bob, are living in West Palm Beach, Fla. She writes: “We have a daughter, Hope Isabel, who is thirteen months old, and another baby is due in July. I would love to hear from classmates.”
Jennifer Schonbrunn Hinkle writes: “My husband, Dave, and I welcomed identical twins, William Radcliffe and Peter Gardner, into the family on Jan. 4. They join big sister Katie (Brown class of 2022), and have kept us overjoyed and overtired. I am still working as a freelance writer. Curl Talk, the book I wrote for celebrity hairstylist Ouidad, is in its fourth printing. I’m hoping to publish another book—as soon as the boys sleep through the night!”
A. J. Jacobs writes: “My wife, Julie Jacobs, and I are happy to announce the March 11 birth of our son, Jasper Jacobs. I am an editor at Esquire. My latest book, The Know-it-all: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, will be born in October.”
After spending more than a year in a Hasidic community, Stephanie Wellen Levine has published Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls (foreword by Carol Gilligan). Stephanie has received considerable media attention for her book, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly, strong reviews and features in a wide range of publications, and various radio and television appearances. The book offers an inside look at Hasidic teenage girls’ lives. Stephanie writes about the surprising strength she found among many of the girls, and the deep, raw, pain true nonconformists endure in this culture. She also explores how the rest of us might learn from Hasidism as we help our own teenagers grow into confident, secure adults. Stephanie lives in Cambridge, Mass., teaches at Tufts, and works on new writing projects.
Charles Lubinsky Luband was made a partner at the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. His practice focuses on health-care law and policy.
Mark Popofsky and Suzanne Yelen (Yale ’90) announce the Dec. 17 arrival of Madeleine Yelen Popofsky. Mark and Suzanne are both attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Ellen Psychas writes: “I’ve been working on a PhD in Southeast Asian studies and international affairs (heavy on economics) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in D.C. This summer I plan to study Indonesian in Yogyakarta. I’d like to hear from members of the Brown community with ties to Indonesia and East Timor.”
Todd Raker will join Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as a director and equity research analyst responsible for infrastructure software sector coverage. Todd was a director and security software analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s equity research department.
Wendy Dohm White and her husband, Robert, announce the Jan. 28 birth of Tyler Robert, in Boston. The baby joins siblings Ryan, 7, and Caroline, 4, at home in Ipswich, Mass.
Gary Wing and Andrea C. Wing (Bowdoin ’93) announce the Aug. 5, 2003, birth of their first child, Chase William.
From the May / June 2004 Issue
Daniel Kraft writes: “After a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, I’m completing a fellowship in stem-cell transplantation at Stanford. I’ve kept up flying and continue to serve as a flight surgeon with an F-16 squadron in the California Air National Guard. I was interviewed at Johnson Space Center as one of 100 finalists for NASA astronaut selection.”
Margot Lynn writes: “I am living in Chama, N.Mex., peacefully enjoying life in the mountains.”
Jamie Metzl is running for U.S. Congress from the Fifth District of Missouri. Classmates and other alumni who wish to learn more about Jamie’s election bid or contribute to his campaign can visit his Web site at jamiemetzl.com.
Bill Press (see Dick Press ’60).
Elizabeth Woodbury writes that she received an artist grant from the New York State Council on the Arts to compose and perform a suite of six new pieces for chamber ensemble. She writes: “The proposal involves a fieldwork component; I’ll investigate different urban and wild settings within upstate New York’s Saratoga County for my inspiration.”
From the March / April 2004 Issue
Joel Gantcher and his wife, Meredith Katz Gantcher, recently welcomed their first daughter, Danielle Blu. Joel invests in hedge funds in New York City.
Lisa Loeb (see Brooke Hunt Mitchell ’59).
Nichelle Maynard-Elliott and G. Wayne Elliott Jr. ’91 announce the birth of Gavrie Wayne on Sept. 24, 2002—exactly two months after the birth of his godbrother, Caleb Thomas Reed, son of Shelley Simms-Reed. Nichelle writes: “Wayne and I still live in White Plains, N.Y. Wayne received his MBA from Columbia last spring and remains a loyal JP Morgan Chase employee. I am in-house counsel at Praxair Inc. in Danbury, Conn. Shelley and Cecil still live in Philadelphia, where Shelley is practicing law.”
Elizabeth Mitchell (see Brooke Hunt Mitchell ’59).
Darin Vest writes: “Kelly Alpert Vest ’91 and I live in Long Island, N.Y., with our four-year-old son, Chaz. I am a real estate attorney in Manhattan and Kelly is program director for a local nonprofit.”
From the January / February 2004 Issue
Sangeeta N. Bhatia has received the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Sangeeta is an associate professor of bioengineering and medicine at the University of California at San Diego. She was recognized for her innovative contributions to the field of bioengineering and for her versatility, creativity, and inspired leadership skills in science.
Liciana Cantalupo and her husband, Michael Kilfeather, welcomed Aidan Edward Kilfeather, born on March 13, 2003, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. Liciana and Michael were married in July 2000 at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, Michael’s alma mater, with Sarah Cusick, Anjali Gupta, and Rachel Moresky ’91 in the bridal party.
Laura Gough and Henry Lamousin are living in Coppell, Tex., a suburb of Dallas. Their son, Peter Lamousin, was born Oct. 30, 2002. Laura is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Anthony Lioi writes: “In May I graduated from Rutgers University with a doctorate in English, and promptly moved back to Providence. I now work in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.”
Paul Swanson has joined the Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital medical staff, having previously practiced at Broker & Cramer Ear, Nose, and Throat.
From the November / December 2003 Issue
Bonnie Gordon writes: “On March 11, Manuel and I welcomed our twins, Rebecca and Jonathan, into the world. Their aunt Pam Gordon ’93 bought them tiny Brown T-shirts. I’m still an assistant professor of music at SUNY–Stony Brook.”
Julie Haywood writes: “I moved home to Minneapolis in 2001 after a fifteen-year stint on the East Coast. I have taken the reins of my uncle’s pizza business by serving as CEO for our three- soon-to-be-four-restaurant chain (pizzaluce.com). I also got married to Jonathan Palmer (Morehouse College ’94) and in January welcomed a daughter, Siobhan Isabella, into the world.”
Jeremy Mayer has published Running on Race: Racial Politics in Presidential Campaigns, 1960–2000 (Random House).
Nichelle Maynard-Elliott and G. Wayne Elliott Jr. ’91 announce the birth of Gavrie Wayne Elliott on Sept. 24, 2002. Gavrie was born exactly two months to the day after the birth of his godbrother, Caleb Thomas Reed, son of Cecil and Shelley Simms Reed. Nichelle and Wayne live in White Plains, N.Y. Wayne received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School this spring and remains a loyal JP Morgan Chase employee. Nichelle became in-house counsel at Praxair Inc. in Danbury, Conn. Shelley and Cecil still live in Philadelphia, where Shelley is practicing law.
Jamie Metzl was awarded a Bosch Public Policy Fellowship by the American Academy in Berlin.
Jonathan M. Steinberg writes: “My wife, Elizabeth Barrekette, and I moved from Sydney, Australia, to London, in 2001. I continue to work at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting Services, where I am now a principal. On Aug. 16, we welcomed our first child, Erin Leora Barrekette, to the family.”
From the May / June 2003 Issue
Craig Bargher and Melissa Jerves announce the Jan. 20 birth of Alec Joseph Bargher.
Ruta Brickus and M. Quinn Moore ’92 announce the Oct. 28 birth of Kovas in New York City.
Kate Begg Chope writes: “We have moved back to Massachusetts and have a new baby girl, Katerina Amelia Garcia-Chope, born Nov. 11. Our son, Jose Maria, 4, has been a wonderful big brother. I am doing large animal ultrasound at Tufts University Veterinary School, and my husband, Jose, is an assistant professor of large animal surgery at Tufts as well.”
Gil Griffin married Arlene Buhain in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 21. Arlene is a program coordinator for the nonprofit San Diego State University Foundation and a flourishing poet. The two met at a poetry reading while Gil was on a reporting assignment for the San Diego Union-Tribune, where he has worked since 1997. Myron Rodney Robinson and Laurelyn Douglas Faddis attended the wedding, which had a Pacific Islands theme—a homage to the couple’s living and working abroad in Fiji in 2000.
Patricia Fuss Reali writes: “My husband, Rob, and I just had our first son, Bryan Anthony Reali, on Oct. 19. He is growing like a weed!”
Nancy Shutkin Portman and Larry Portman announce the Jan. 31 birth of their second son, Henry Charles, in London, England. He joins Jack, 2. Nancy and Larry have been living in London since September 2001. Larry is with Morgan Stanley.
From the March / April 2003 Issue
Thaddeus J. Barney writes: “Dani and I are proud to announce the birth of Ian Anthony. We are adjusting well to our new home and welcome visitors.”
Garrett Fitzgerald writes: “After a time away from Microsoft, I have returned, this time as a contractor. Instead of product support, I’m working as a tester for the Visual FoxPro development team. Ael and Erin are in a co-op preschool, where they love playing and learning with their friends.”
Ainissa G. Ramirez joined the engineering faculty at Yale in January. Formerly a scientist at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies, she works on developing novel materials. In addition, she continues her efforts to improve science education with her consulting firm, Scienceworks. She writes that her newest diversion is stand-up comedy.
Neal J.B. Simon and Jennifer Brown Simon announce the Aug. 20 birth of Sophie. She joins brothers Jake, 4, and Ike, 2. Neal is the president and COO of Meltzer Group, an investment advisory and insurance brokerage in Bethesda, Md.
From the November / December 2002 Issue
Nancy B. Davis writes: "I finished my doctorate in clinical psychology at the Univ. of Wisconsin and had a wonderful time celebrating with Craig Bargher and Steven Meyers. I'm starting a postdoc at the Univ. of Michigan in Ann Arbor."
David Narita and his wife, Lara, will be moving with their sons, Benjamin and Jonathan, to Cambodia this fall to work in medical missions with OMF International. To learn more, visit geocities.com/dlnarita.
John Rountree writes: "I 'retired' from consulting at BCG and took a few months off to hike, mountain bike, and snowboard in Oregon. I'm now vice president of investment strategy for Citadel Investment Group."
Eli Ungar and Harley Ungar announce the May 13 birth of Maya Rose and Caleb Joshua Ungar. Eli writes that all are well.
From the September / October 2002 Issue
Colin Gillis, of New York City, writes that he and his wife, Louise, were married on Cape Cod last summer. The wedding party included Malcolm Galvin, Phil Gagnon, James Garrett, Marshall Jensen, Carlton Neel, Ned Sherman, and Ron Phillips '89. Colin works in equity research for RBC Capital Markets.
Eric Golden and his family moved from New York City to the Washington, D.C., area, where Eric is general counsel to the Washington Redskins. Before the move, Eric was vice president and special counsel to the chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Bonnie Gordon wrote: "On Sept. 2, 2001, I married Manuel Lerdau (Harvard '86). This year I was a Bunting fellow at Radcliffe, finishing my book, Monteverdi's Unruly Women, on gender sensuality and music at the end of the Italian Renaissance. Manuel held down the fort at SUNYÐStony Brook, where we are both on the faculty. We met at a faculty function at Stony Brook, though Manuel taught my sister Pam Gordon '93 to stuff dead birds in the early 1980s."
Jeff Klein writes: "My wife, Katherine, and I announce the April 10 birth of our twins, Jordan Evelyn Klein and Peyton Stephen Klein. I'm home a lot with Katherine and the babies but still work at Bank of America selling fixed income derivatives."
Jessica Ferrell Parker writes: "My husband, Reid, and I welcomed Hugh Hudson on Feb. 16. He joins big brother, Will Tucker, 3. I'm enjoying an extended leave from the practice of law to be at home with the boys, while Reid is a partner at TA Associates Realty in Boston."
David Raskin and Jodi Cressman announce the birth of their first child, Levi Yoder Raskin.
From the July / August 2002 Issue
Sarah A. Feigon received a doctorate in psychology from Emory University in May. Her dissertation was entitled "Genetic and Environmental Influences on Five Childhood Internalizing Disorders: A Multivariate Behavior Genetic Study."
Laura Flores writes that she married Scott Mahler (Michigan '79) in Panama on Feb. 24. Lisa Buttner '96 A.M. was maid of honor. Alumni in attendance included Carlos Valencia '59, Pancho Aleman '88, Cristina Borde '91, Ana Mae Maduro '89, and Matt '91 and Becky Bleifeld Black. Laura and Scott live in Washington, D.C.
Maria Fratus Howard (see Peter B. Howard '58).
Jason Loewith was named artistic director of The Next Theatre Company, effective July 1. He has spent the past two seasons at Court Theatre serving as artistic administrator and casting director. Before switching jobs, Jason will be casting Court's 2002а03 season and directing benefit galas for both the Court and the League of Chicago Theatres.
Charlie Lubinsky Luband and Robin Luband joyfully announce the Jan. 31 birth of Max Robert Luband. Charlie is still practicing health law and policy at the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy.
Raymond Oge wrote in May: "My wife, Mia, and I, along with Max, 5, and Ana, 3, await the next addition to our family - due in August. We recently moved into our new home."
Kimberly Sewall Sachs, of Baltimore, and her husband, Steven Sachs, are proud to announce the March 20 birth of Ryan Alexander. Ryan joins Rachel, 6, Kevin, 4, and Sarah, 2. Ryan is the grandson of Steven H. Sewall '61 and the nephew of Derek Sewall '93. Kimberly is an at-home mom and Steven owns a real estate investment company.
Bradley Small and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney.
From the May / June 2002 Issue
Torri Connell Horovitz writes: "Alex and I are happy to announce the Dec. 3 birth of our third son, Jason Michael. He joins big brothers Daniel and Zachary. Other relatives include aunt Kristen Connell '93 and grandparents David '61 and JoAnne Rabold Connell '64."
Tracy Goodman Gladstone writes: "Scott (Brandeis '90) and I are pleased to announce the Feb. 14 arrival of Joshua Aaron. He joins Benjamin, 5, and Sarah, 3. I continue to work part-time as a research psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and Scott is a lawyer with Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, in Boston."
Dennis Karjala writes that he is managing Intex's European headquarters in Holland after five years heading Intex's Asian division in Hong Kong.
Sarah C. Richardson writes: "My husband, Rick Hudson, and I are moving to Bloomington, Ind., for postdoc work at Indiana University."
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Vince Broady has been promoted to vice president of site development at ZDNet in San Francisco. He was formerly general manager of its consumer division and a cofounder of its GameSpot Web site.
Philippe Gagnon writes that he married Keelin Curnuck on Aug. 18. Guests included best man Nick Smith ’87, bridesmaid Annik Gagnon Smith ’87, Colin Gillis ’90, and
Brett Lassen ’96. Philippe now works for an offshore company in the Bahamas. Keelin is a model and former Miss New York, USA.
Laura Moye (see Margo Guernsey ’98).
Gregory Roth and his partner, Daniel Shapiro (Wharton ’96 M.B.A.), were joined in a marriage ceremony in May in Los Angeles. Guests included Susan Byrnes, Loren Miller, Carter Brown, Adam Slonim, and Rob Wolf ’03 M.D. Greg and
Isobel White writes: “After moving ten times in the past ten years, I’ve bought a home. Also, I finally have a job I love: directing media/communications for the northern California Justice for Janitors campaign. In May, I was thrilled to attend the wedding of my sister, Joanna ’93, to Brent Curtis ’91. I brought along professional wedding-goer Moira McDonald.”
From the September / October 2000 Issue
Thaddeus Barney writes: "After finishing my M.B.A. at Emory University in 1998, I took a job as a management consultant in New York City. I made the plunge and married my longtime girlfriend, Danielle M. Green (Dartmouth ’88) on Martha’s Vineyard last November. My thanks to alumni who made the boat trip over to attend: Alfred Barney ’89, Justin Traxler, Michael Cantwell ’91, Jonathan Steinberg, Jon Nelson, Appu Mundassery ’91, Christopher Cratsley ’91, and Charles Callahan ’92. In addition, my regrets to Brunonians who could not attend. Danielle and I traded in our apples for beans and moved back to Boston this summer. We look forward to rekindling old relationships in the area."
Jon Birger and Laura Grossfield Birger, of New York City, announce the birth of twins Zachary and Alexander (Brown ’22) on Nov. 16, 1999. Jon writes for Money magazine and Laura is an assistant U.S. attorney in the southern district of New York.
Andrew Kashyap (see Dovie Yoana King ’94).
Bruce R. Keeler is the new director of special gifts in the office of development and alumni affairs at the medical school of Case Western Reserve University. Bruce, who is a lawyer, joins the medical school from Pepple & Waggoner, a Cleveland law firm specializing in education and employment law. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Westlake, Ohio, with their children, Matthew and Samuel.
Niels and Christine Kim Lyng-Olsen announce the birth of their first child, Helena Cecilie, on May 11. The couple writes: "Helena, only 2 weeks old, marched down the hill at the 10th reunion! After six months in Hong Kong and Indonesia."
Kimberly Sewall Sachs and her husband, Steve (Johns Hopkins ’83), announce the birth of Sarah Michelle on March 2. Sarah joins sister Rachel Anne, 4, and brother Kevin William, 2. Sarah’s uncle is Derek Sewall ’93 and her grandfather is Steven Sewall ’61. The family lives near Baltimore. Kimberly is an at-home mom, and Steve owns a real-estate investment company.
From the July / August 2000 Issue
Deborah D’Amico Bergner writes: "My husband, Chris (North Carolina State ’91), and I had our third child, Michael Richard, on April 4. He joins sisters Casey, 5, and Hailey, 3, in our new home in South County."
Chris Coppola announces the publication of Surgery Clinical Companion (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins), which he authored and edited with a fellow doctor, Seth A. Spector. The book is a resource for medical students and residents providing surgical care.
Colin Gillis writes that he has moved to New York City, where he lives with his fiancée, Louise Kendziora. Before the 10th reunion he was busy trying to get friends and acquaintances to visit www.brown90.com.
Lisa Loeb and her brother, Benjamin, performed at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas on April 15 in their first stage collaboration.
Bill and Ashley Johnson Mason are the proud parents of Robby (born in September 1997) and Will (born in January).
Jonathan Nelson writes: "Linda and I have a new addition to our family. Montana Paige arrived on Feb. 20 and looked forward to meeting everyone at our 10th reunion. She’s loud and sometimes smells funny, so I figure she’ll have no trouble fitting in with everyone late at night in the Phi Psi bar."
Evan Shubin writes that he has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for the International CES, the largest trade show in the country.
From the May / June 2000 Issue
Maja Beckstrom and Kermit Pattison, of St. Paul, Minn., announce the birth of their first child, Eli, on Sept. 9. Maja and Kermit are reporters at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Robert M. Behrendt is an associate at the law firm Cohan, Simpson, Cowlishaw & Wulff in Dallas, where he works with Robert M. Cohan ’68.
Elizabeth Mitchell married Daniel Littleton on Nov. 20 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Attending were Elizabeth’s parents, Brooke Hunt Mitchell ’59 and Michael W. Mitchell ’59, and Elizabeth’s sister, Katherine Mitchell Constan ’88. Guests included Erin Courtney, Caleb Brown ’91, Lisa Loeb, Dan Casto, Ada Gorn, Cusi Cram, Marie Edesess, Tim Thomas ’88, Rose Thomson ’88, Hanna Davidson Fox ’87, Scooter Alpert ’87, Alison Stewart ’88, Dave Ramirez ’89, and Beth Wishnie ’89. Elizabeth’s mother writes that Elizabeth and Daniel were introduced by Caleb in 1990. They have made music together in the band Ida for the past eight years. Ida has made several national tours, and has independently released three albums and two EPs. Ida spent the last year recording an album for Capitol Records that will be released on an independent label this spring. Elizabeth and Daniel also made a children’s record, You Are My Flower, which the Boston Phoenix named children’s album of the year. For more information, or to reach Elizabeth, write to Ida.
John Rountree writes: "I have relocated from Bangkok to Chicago. And yes, I am still with BCG (one of the proud few who has not migrated to the West Coast for a dot-com)."
Ned Sherman married Ai Wan (F.I.D.M. ’94) in April 1999. The wedding, which featured lion dancing, bead tossing, and Asian/Cajun cuisine, was held in New Orleans, with many Brown friends on hand. Guests included best man Paul Sherman ’92, as well as Randall Batinkoff, Brian Dennis, Colin Gillis, Mal Galvin, Rich Zimmerman, Matt Hauser ’89, John Tiedeman ’87, Steve Reback ’89, Andy Sack ’89, Alexa Albert Sack, and Mike Churgin ’70. Ned and Ai live in Los Angeles, where Ned practices Internet and new-media law and Ai acts and models.
Jeffrey Snow was elected a principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. As a member of the litigation and electrical groups, Jeffrey handles patent and trademark litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and licensing in mechanical, electrical, and computer areas.
Matthew Zaklad writes: "I have put my juggling clubs aside, left Shanghai behind, and set up shop at a telecom start-up in Taipei.
From the March / April 2000 Issue
Class president Courtney Wilson and reunion chair Susan Powell report: “Come back to Brown on May 2629 as we celebrate our 10th reunion. Catch up with old friends at campus dance. Take friends and family to field day, the Commencement concert, and WaterFire. Walk with classmates down College Hill during the Commencement march. We have been working hard to make this reunion a great one. If you have any questions after receiving your registration packet, please contact reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947; email@example.com.”
Anne-marie Adams and her husband, Christian Farman (Univ. of Massachusetts ’79), announce the birth of twins Natalie and Maria on Sept. 25, 1998. Anne-marie writes: “We’re thrilled but exhausted. After a year off from work and graduate school, I just resumed classes to finally complete my M.B.A. at New York University’s Stern school. We live in New York City, where we keep in touch with Minoo Taheri, who is busy starting an Internet business.
Helen Norris Baker, of Chicago, writes: “I married Roland C. Baker on Feb. 28, 1998, and I am enjoying being a newlywed and a new city dweller. We live near Lake Michigan in Hyde Park near the University of Chicago. My son, Dustin Burke, is a senior at the University of Virginia, and my daughter, Colleen Burke ’02, gives me an occasional opportunity to get back to campus.”
Jennifer Lumelleau Caraballo and her husband, Victor ’88, ’91 M.D., announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Hannon, on June 12. She joins brother Ben, 2.
Margaret Coan and Jay Pricer ’89 were married in June. Guests included Alice Smiler Ostrovsky, Chloe Gale, Michele Stein, Heidi Stultz Brooks ’91, Marianna Caponigro ’89, and Bob Houser ’89. Margaret and Jay live in southern Oregon.
Jon Davis and his wife, Kim Chabot Davis, announce the birth of Joshua Chabot Davis on Sept. 28. Jon writes: “Josh’s grandfather, Michael Davis ’62, his uncle, Dan Davis ’87 and his aunt, Lisa Fagin Davis ’88, were all excited by his arrival. I work at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. I look forward to catching up with everyone at the reunion.”
Randy Faigin and Ken David, of Atlanta, announce the birth of Heidi Shira David on July 27. The excited family includes big brother, Adam, 2; grandmother Barbara Chernell Faigin ’63; and uncle Andrew David ’92.
Garrett Fitzgerald writes: “I moved from contract to permanent employment at Microsoft last June. My daughter, Erin Siobhan, was born on Sept. 28. Check out pictures and statistics at www.webnursery. com/evergreen (scroll down to Erin Siobhan F., 9/28/99).”
Brian Kaye writes: “My wife, Wendy (Univ. of New Hampshire ’89); our son, Nathaniel (born Sept. 28, 1998); and I moved to New England from Arlington, Va. I’m an account executive at GTE Internetworking.”
Daniel Kraft, of Boston, writes: “After medical school at Stanford, I’m now finishing a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the copious free time that residency has afforded, I have become a flight surgeon and am flying F-15s with an Air National Guard squadron based on Cape Cod. Ventures into the Internet world have included founding the Online Medical Bookstore (now part of MedMarket.com) and LawBooks.com. I’m looking forward to our 10th reunion.”
Charol Morikawa writes: “I moved back to the City by the Bay and married the man of my dreams, Micha Berman (Univ. of Virginia ’90). We tied the knot in Sonoma, Calif., on Nov. 8. Guests included Sam Garbus, who lives in New York City and works at Acre Partners, and Craig Bargher, a lawyer in Chicago who is engaged to be married in July. I am also in touch with Laurel Haines ’91, who is finishing her master’s degree at Arizona State. In a year of many firsts, Micha and I ran our first marathon and look forward to our second in Vancouver. We live with our Pekinese dog, Mandy, in the Russian Hill section of San Francisco, and we love running in the Marina district.”
Stefan Saxanoff writes: “I sold my import/export business, clothing stores, and bar in Tokyo, Japan, and moved back to Yokohama. Taking a break from ‘real’ work, I’ve opened a large club-style bar with a couple of friends.”
David Ward married Ann Saterbak (Rice ’90, Univ. of Illinois ’95 Ph.D.) on June 7, 1997. David writes: “We met in grad school, dated long-distance for four years, finally moved to Houston together, and celebrated our marriage covenant with sixty of our friends and family. In 1995 I received my doctorate in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon. In Houston, I work for Shell Chemical, where I provide support to catalyst businesses. My job involves some travel, mostly to out-of-the-way places like Newfoundland, but warmer places like Hawaii sneak in every once in a while. Ann is the laboratory director for the bioengineering department at Rice University.”
Hugh Warrender writes: “After living in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Jakarta, I have come back to the United States, am living in New York City, and am working for J.P. Morgan in European equity sales to institutions. I am happy to say that I hosted the stag night for Carlos Mejia ’90, who married his new wife, Ali, in Miami in January.”
Keith Wexelblatt, of Wellesley, Mass., and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the arrival of Jacob Marx on Oct. 30. Keith is the employment counsel in the legal department at Reebok’s world headquarters.
Wendy Dohm White, of Ipswich, Mass., and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Caroline Jacqueline on Oct. 6. Their son, Ryan, is 2 1/2.
From the January / February 2000 Issue
Reunion- and gift-committee cochairs Courtney Wilson and Susie Powell report: "Along with reunion-committee cochairs Wayne Fingerman and Doug Steen, we report that plans are well under way for our 10th reunion. Classmates should have received a reunion package in November. We encourage all to register early and pay the class dues, which help cover printing, mailings, and reunion activities. Classmates who would like to join the reunion committee should call alumni relations at (401) 863-9495. Gift-committee cochairs Leah Estes, Joe 'Cliff' Mulcahy, Elliot Ramos, and Jeff Vogel hope to raise $100,000 for Brown. If you would like to join gift-committee members Tom Baker, Wendy Geneen Cohn, Randy Faigin, Ned Gibbons, Alex Harwitz, Ben Highton, Sharon Marine, Penny Perlman, Sara Leppo Savage, Abbey Silberman, Dana Zucker, and others, please contact either Michelle Lough of the Brown Annual Fund or Susie."
Scott and Sam Garbers Adams announce the birth of Will in August. His aunt is Alex Garbers Pruner '83. Sam and Scott write: "Will is looking forward to playing with Richard 'Tripp' Carolan III, born the same week to Rich Carolan and Carolyn Greeley '92, and with Thomas Cary Hamrah, son of Anita and Craig Hamrah '90."
Sara Calian writes that she married Raffi Kaprielian (Oxford, Trinity College '86) in August 1998 in a two-part celebration in London and Pittsburgh. They live in London, where Sara writes for the Wall Street Journal and Raffi is a cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital.
David Conrad writes that he is "being beaten up by Robert DeNiro in Navy Driver, a Fox feature film starring DeNiro, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Aunjanue Ellis '93. I am in a supporting role as the bad guy. And on Fox TV, watch for L.A. Confidential, a series developed by HBO that will move to the network this spring. I play the good guy in this leading role. Theater alums should also check out the Franklin Stock Company, a summer theater group based in Franklin, N.Y., that is growing by leaps and bounds, and that recently did Month in the Country. Come up next year and avoid the heat."
Jill Sands Curtis and her husband, Ron, announce the birth of Joshua Daniel. Jill returned to work part-time as in-house counsel for Canon U.S.A. in October.
Nancy Ferguson writes that she finished her M.S.W. in 1992 and now works as a psychotherapist and director of a rape crisis center. Her family includes an Arabian horse and two big dogs - no husband or kids yet.
Torri Connell Horovitz and her husband, Alex, announce the birth of Zachary William Connell Horovitz on June 9. Big brother Daniel calls him "Zack Attack." Proud alums include aunt Kristen Connell '93 and grandparents JoAnne Rabold Connell '64 and David Connell '61. All made it to the hospital in time for the big event.
Nick Jones writes: "I worked as a development officer for the International Tennis Federation in Africa from 1995 to 1998. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, I visited approximately thirty countries, where I set up and helped grassroots sports-development projects. I also organized regional competitions and school initiatives. I live inChester, England, and am in my final year of law school. I would love to hear from friends, especially my freshman roommate, Jim Ostrowski."
Lisa Langhaug and Robin Wigmore announce the birth of Lauren Fox Wigmore on July 16, 1998. The family lives in Harare, Zimbabwe. Lauren's cousin, Dylan Anne Letellier, was born on May 13 to Lawrence and Katherine Langhaug Letellier '91.
Vince MacDonald Jr., of Alexandria, Va., writes that he married Allison K. Bloomfield (George Mason University, George Washington University M.S.) on Sept. 25 in Herndon, Va. Sebastian Cianci and Harald von Sosen attended, along with Vince Sr. '60 and Vince's aunt, Marcia Gallup MacDonald '59. Allison and Vince, who received his master's from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, both work for Lockheed Martin near Washington, D.C. After honeymooning in St. Lucia, they look forward to buying a home.
Cindy Moser, of Johannesburg, South Africa, writes: "I am a project manager for GTECH Corp. and am working on the South African National Lottery project. She would love to hear from classmates or alumni in the area.
Jessica Ferrell Parker, of Boston, and her husband, Reid (Dartmouth '90), welcomed a son, Will Tucker, on April 9.
From the November / December 1999 Issue
Sangeeta Bhatia (MIT '97 Ph.D., Harvard '99 M.D.) and her husband, Jagesh Shah (MIT '95 Sc.M, '99 Ph.D.), announce their big move to the West Coast. Sangeeta writes: "After a million years of school in Boston, we have finally landed in sunny San Diego, where I am an assistant professor of bioengineering at U.C.-San Diego and Jagesh is a research fellow at the Ludwig Cancer Institute. We live three blocks from the beach and have a big guest room for all the Brown gang. We wed in 1997 with many Brown alumni as guests. The wedding party included Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Jen Backus, Samantha Bryant, and Laura Johnson. Lately we've been busy welcoming the new additions to the Brown crowd: Emma, Lisa Neal Healy's daughter; Haley and Will, Samantha Bryant's double whammy; Alex, Jen Ord Bonadio's son; Christopher, son of Laura Johnson and Alex Harwitz; Tomas, Suzi Rosenblum Guardia's son; and Camille, Ron Tache's daughter. Ashley Johnson Mason and Bill Mason are expecting their second child. Theresia and Tim have bought a home in San Carlos, and Sharon Marine has been transplanted to California from Chicago."
Garrett Fitzgerald, of Bothell, Wash., writes: "Well, it's finally happened: I've gone over to the Evil Empire. After several years of doing peer support for FoxPro on newsgroups, I'm finally being paid for it. I'd love to hear from any alums in the neighborhood."
Amy E. Frisch and Robert T. Magill (Colorado College '90, Georgetown Law '93) were married at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis on May 8. Deborah Paul and Margo Rabinovitz were in the wedding party. Judy Kramer also attended. Amy writes: "After two glorious weeks in Tuscany, we returned home to New York City, where I am an account director at the advertising agency Fallon McElligott, and where Rob is an associate at the law firm Dewey Ballantine."
Ed Kako completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in psycholinguistics. He writes: "Right after I finished, I landed a terrific job as a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, where I'll be teaching both psycholinguistics and cognitive science and will be continuing my research on language acquisition and comprehension. Since 1990, I've been happily partnered with Danny Horn '92. In 1994, Danny received his master's in sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania. For the past several years, he has been education coordinator at Philadelphia Community Health Alternatives, a nonprofit gay and lesbian health organization, where he has (among other things) been helping staff in the Philadelphia school system to better support gay and lesbian students."
Jennifer Lewis Yamron '95 Ph.D. and Bernard Yamron '95 Ph.D. moved to Connecticut and celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Emily (Brown 2020?). Jennifer writes: "Included on the guest list was Emily's proud uncle, Rob Lewis '87, who is general counsel for Rare Medium Group. Party-goers enjoyed the recorded music of Lisa Loeb and Mary Chapin Carpenter '81. Side conversations included discussions about the diplomatic achievements of Richard Holbrooke '62, the entrepreneurial successes of Nantucket Nectars's Tom First '89, the historical writings of Jeff Shesol '91, and the career statistics of former Minnesota Vikings' receiver Steve Jordan '82. We'd love to hear from long-lost friends."
Charis Meng '94 M.D. and her husband, Gregory Killeen, announce the birth of Ryan Francis Meng-Killeen on June 19. The family is doing well in New York City, where Charis is finishing her rheumatology fellowship at Cornell Medical Center.
Ellen Psychas has been working for the United Nations as an elections planner in Tajikistan this year, following a three-year stint in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a U.S. State Department consultant to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Ellen writes: "Tajikistan is taking hesitant steps toward political liberalization after seven years of armed conflict. Aiding the reform process is a worthwhile but formidable challenge. I was delighted to bump into William Beeman, my anthropology concentration advisor, when he visited Tajikistan in August with the Agha Khan Humanities Program for Central Asia. Suzanne Ghais and I are developing a program to train local elections observers in conflict-resolution techniques." Suzanne is a mediation trainer with CDR Associates in Boulder Co., sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital.
Evan Shubin, of Bethesda, Md., has been promoted to director of marketing for International CES, one of the five largest trade shows in the country.
Bennet Zelner finished his Ph.D. at U.C.-Berkeley's Haas School of Business and moved to Washington, D.C., to take a job as an assistant professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He writes: "I am currently doing research on business strategy and political economy in the electric-utility and telecommunications industries. During my time at Berkeley, I frequently saw Greg and Fernanda Moore Bashaw; their three-year-old son, Zander; and their yellow Labrador retriever, Caddy. Greg received his Ph.D. in molecular biology at Stanford and is now doing his postdoctorate at Berkeley; Fernanda is finishing her Ph.D. dissertation in comparative literature at Stanford. Zach and Sarah Cottrell Lazar live in New York City, where Sarah is a medical resident and Zach had his first novel Aaron, Approximately published by Harper Collins. John Munzer also lives in New York City, where he does business development for a start-up called Kind Media. Eric Kerley lives in San Diego, where he works as an architect. He and his wife, Margot, have a one-year-old daughter, Vivienne. Ajay Nagpal is an investment banker in New York City and lives with his wife, Debbie, and daughter Olivia, 2, in New Jersey. Monica Winsor Washburn lives in New York City with her husband, Alex, and their two daughters, Sophia, 5, and Athena, 3."
From the September / October 1999 Issue
Garrett Fitzgerald moved cross-country to accept a contract position with Microsoft Visual FoxPro support. He writes: "The drive across country was lovely. I'm sorry I won't be doing it again any time soon."
Bob Foose and Laura Bidlake Foose, Bethesda, Md., announce the birth of Kyra Rose on October 16, 1998. Laura is the village-banking policy manager at the Foundation for International Community Assistance, a microfinance NGO. Bob is an attorney and consultant for a small Washington, D.C., law firm and an affiliated telecommunications investment and consulting firm, and is a partner in a small sports-management company.
Mark Malnati, of Hoboken, N.J., married Karen Venturella (St. Joseph's '85, Columbia University '88 M.A., University of Pittsburgh '90 M.L.S.) on March 27 in Hoboken at Saints Peter and Paul church. He writes: "It was a cool, sun-filled day. Music was played on pipe organ and trumpet, with Karen's good friend as vocal soloist. The reception hall had floor-to-ceiling windows that first overlooked the sun setting upon Manhattan and then all the city lights. A good time, or better, was had by all, including many Brown alums."
Patrick Morrissey and Toni Sciolto Morrissey announce the birth of Ellie Grace on March 12. The family is enjoying life in Pasadena, where Patrick is working at CalTech and Toni is an ob-gyn in private practice. They would love to see friends who are visiting southern California.
Ainissa Ramirez received her doctorate in materials science and engineering from Stanford in June 1998. Many Brunonians were there to celebrate, including Sylvia Stell '91, Wendy Sealey '92, Lynnea Stephen, Jill Jackson '91, Kathy Yep '92, Jackie Wigfall '93, Sarah Marxer '91, and her partner, Liza Wanzor (Princeton '85). After a brief vacation to parts of Europe and Africa, Ainissa started as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies. Simultaneously, she is working on her science-education consulting firm, Scienceworks. She writes, "I look forward to catching up with my friends on the East Coast."
Bennett Siems released his first instrumental jazz CD, Transparent Sunrise. The recording was made with his quartet, the Willie August Project (http://members.tripod.com/ WillieAugust/). Bennett writes: "All eight tunes are original compositions, varying in style from swing to Latin, from chord-based to modal, and from highly structured to open and free. Thanks to Professor Matthew McGarrell and Dr. Martin Obeng for preparing my mind, heart, and ears to love and understand the sounds of jazz."
Navin Singh '93 M.D. writes: "Just a quick note to say that six arduous years of a surgical residency are finally complete and I am now an assistant professor in plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Institute."
From the July / August 1999 Issue
Christine V. Fiorello graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in May 1998 and is an intern at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. She writes: "Andrew Sornborger '96 Ph.D. and I finally set a date. We are getting married at Manning Chapel on Aug. 28."
Renee Crawford Gill, Indianapolis, graduated from the University of Michigan medical school in June 1995. In May 1996 she married Robert Gill (University of Michigan '89, '95 M.D.). She writes: "The really big news is we had a beautiful baby girl, Gabrielle, in August 1998. I am enjoying motherhood so much that I have taken an extended leave of absence from my psychiatry residency at Indiana University to be a stay-at-home mom. I sadly have lost touch with all my Brown friends and would love to reconnect."
Eric Golden and his wife, Rebecca Walker (Georgetown University '91), announce the birth of Jonathan Walker Golden. Eric is corporate counsel to MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings in New York City.
Linda Winterbottom lives in San Antonio and works for Boune JFS, a litigation software company. She completed her master's in management communications and public relations at Emerson College last spring. She was working for Miller Consulting Group of Boston, providing public relations to technology companies until July, when she packed up and headed south.
From the May / June 1999 Issue
Susan Heuck Allen has published Finding the Walls of Troy (University of California Press) (see Books, page 29). Susan has taught at Yale and Tufts Universities and is currently a visiting scholar in the classics department at Brown.
C. Ian Anderson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in December 1994 and then bicycled across the country from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla. During 1995-96 he clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza, on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in San Antonio, Texas. Since fall 1996, Ian has been living in New York City and working for the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. "My practice areas are general litigation and white-collar criminal law," he writes. "My bicycling passion continues to hold sway as I madly traverse the streets of New York City." Ian toured Vietnam in February.
Craig Bargher (DePaul University College of Law '93), reports that Bill Norbert (University of Maine Law School '95) won election to the Maine House of Representatives in his first bid for public office. Bill, with 63 percent of the vote, defeated a two-term Republican incumbent. He was sworn in Dec. 3. Craig is currently a judicial law clerk at the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, in Chicago. He sees former Mead Lounge cofounder Steve Meyers and his wife, Elaine Allensworth (Kent State, Michigan State Ph.D.), all the time. Steve earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University and is an assistant professor of psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Craig, Steve, Elaine, and Mead Lounge alumni Grace Kuo '94 M.D., Nancy Davis, Erik Michaelson (University of Rochester Medical School '94), and his wife, Susan Troxell (University of Rochester, DePaul University College of Law '93), recently gathered in Philadelphia, where Grace is at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Erik is finishing a fellowship in infectious diseases. Nancy is finishing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is currently working at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Conn.
Mickey Butts is living in San Francisco, where he's managing editor of The Industry Standard, a weekly print newsmagazine about the Internet economy (www.thestandard.com). He reports: "Despite San Francisco's red-hot real-estate market, it is possible to buy a shoebox-size fixer-upper in the city."
Pamela Coukos married David Wiley (Rice '86) on Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony included the bride's father, Jim Coukos '55, and brother, Steve Coukos '92. Pamela writes: "We were especially pleased to have Emily Manvel Leite '89 perform our Unitarian Universalist ceremony. It was attended by Eileen Goldsmith and Charlie Lubinsky. Jay Burkholder provided guitar music; his wife, Heidi Pasternak '89, read a sonnet; Sara Thom and Linda Sanches '86 were ushers; and Karen Weiner Brandstein '89 and Alec Moore escorted our guests to the church. Many other Brunonians celebrated with us." Pamela is working at the law firm of Mehri, Malkin and Ross, where she represents plaintiffs in civil rights class-action cases. David works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Erin Crawley Fairbairn married Scott Fairbairn (Johnson and Wales) in September 1993 in Portland, Oregon. "We met in Providence at Bagels East, where we both worked," Erin writes. "We have lived here in Portland since 1991. We have two beautiful and amazing children, Camille Caitlin, 3, and Gunnar Scott, 7 months. I have spent the past seven-and-a-half years working for a factoring company called Systran, which was purchased last May by, of all things, a company out of Providence - Textron Financial Corp. I am the vice president of risk management at Systran. Scott is a contractor and owns his own business, remodeling bathrooms, kitchens, and our own house(s). Last September we were happy to attend the wedding of Amy Cullum and Chris Roge in the Newbury Perennial Gardens outside Boston. We also spent the weekend visiting our good friends Sarah Wolk Bechta '88 and Paul Bechta '87, and their one-year-old, James, in Holliston, Mass. We did not make it to Providence this trip but intend to the next time we're back East, which is at least once a year."
Bonnie Gordon writes: "Last July I finished my musicology Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania with much help from Karen Schiff '89 and Julie Schutzman '92. This year, on a post-doc at Brandeis in music and women's studies, I am enjoying teaching and working on a book about sensuality, song, sex, and gender at the end of the Italian Renaissance. Released from grad school hell, I also have plenty of time for fun Boston activities. I see a lot of my sister, Pam '93, who teaches history in Melrose, Mass. I'm looking forward to an Italian archive summer and then to starting an assistant professor gig at SUNY-Stonybrook in the fall."
Lynne Fowler Griffin and her husband, William '89, welcomed Helen Josephine (Josie) into the world on Sept. 9. Lynne writes: "We're loving parenthood! My other job is technical services librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library. William is teaching classes and is pursuing his Ph.D. in archaeology at Michigan, in addition to doing fieldwork in Madagascar. We're hoping to catch up with all our old cronies at the upcoming reunions for both of our classes, but we'd love to hear from people in the meantime."
Jennifer Grigg married Ben Levitas in London in April 1998. Several Brown alums made the trek. Jennifer has been living in London for the past eight years after finishing a master's degree in English literature. The couple is temporarily based in Belfast while Ben finishes a year's teaching at Queen's University. Jennifer has quit working as a researcher for an art gallery to pursue her own writing full time.
Julia Mickenberg married Dan Birkholz (Carleton '90) last September. Liz Woodbury and Libby Cowles sang in the wedding. "We were happy to have many Brown friends - who were leaders in the raucous dancing - at the wedding," Julia writes. Julia is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation is on Cold War-era children's books by left-wing writers. Julia writes: "Fellowships from the Smithsonian, the PEO Scholars, the Spencer Foundation, and the University have brought me support and respite from teaching so that I can spend hours upon end in front of my computer. Dan has just accepted a job in the English department at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., to where we'll be moving in August."
Annie Miller and William Devoy announce the birth of William Henry Devoy on Jan. 2. Annie is an attorney in Brookfield, Mo., primarily representing underprivileged children living in foster homes.
Ainissa Ramirez received her doctorate in materials science and engineering from Stanford last June. Many Brunonians were there to celebrate. After a brief vacation to Europe and Africa, Ainissa started as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories (of Lucent Technologies). She is also working on her science education consulting firm, Scienceworks. "I look forward to catching up with my friends on the East Coast," Ainissa writes.
From the March / April 1999 Issue
Mingson Chou is living in Taipei, Taiwan, where since August 1997 she has been working in the film production and planning department of the Central Motion Picture Corp. Her Chinese language studies are finally paying off as she is the only bilingual employee in an office of more than 150. "For an employee in a company planning to expand into Hollywood," she writes, "that's a pretty nifty position to be in."
John Eckstein (see Becky Hill Eckstein '60).
Garrett Fitzgerald writes: "Donna and I have been elected to the East in our new Eastern Star Chapter, which will make us Junior Past Worthy Matron and Patron of Tuscan Chapter #148, Bangor, Maine. We are also Worthy Matron and Patron of Unity Chapter #14, Riverside, R.I., since the terms end at different times. In other news, I'm playing contrabass clarinet with the Brown Wind Symphony and bringing Ael to the concerts so she gets started off right."
Laura Gough is returning to the South after living in Woods Hole, Mass., for two years. She will begin as a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of biological sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Laura writes: "I'm excited about the job, and looking forward to teaching general ecology this spring, and hopefully resuming a research program in Gulf Coast marshes while continuing my summer work in Alaska. My other big news is that I am engaged to Henry Lamousin, whom I met in grad school at LSU. Henry's been in Michigan while I've been in Massachusetts, so we are looking forward to both being in Alabama in the not-too-distant future."
Lauren Hyman joined the staff of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and the ob-gyn practice of Linda Katz on Nov. 12. A practitioner in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and infertility, Lauren has served as an instructor at a homeless shelter for pregnant women in Los Alamitos.
Navin Singh '93 M.D. married Anu Mehra (University of Virginia '95, '99 M.D. ) in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 5. Khalil Sivjee and Mark Elkin attended. The wedding reception was on Oct. 31, and Khalil and Ken Younge gave the wedding toast.
From the January / February 1999 Issue
Karen R. Brown recently moved to southern Connecticut with her husband, Michael Robin (Cornell '88), a screenwriter and development associate at the West Side Theater in Manhattan. Karen is program director of the Fairfield County Foundation, a community organization providing grants to nonprofit agencies throughout the county.
Lisa Neal Healy and her husband, Liam Healy (Providence College '89), announce the birth of Emma Bridget on Sept. 25. Emma is welcomed by many Brown alums in the family, including her grandfather, Kenneth Neal '66, and her great-grandfather, Edmond Neal '36. Lisa and Liam are both lawyers and live in Needham, Mass.
Steven M. Lanou received a master's in environmental policy and planning from M.I.T. and has begun work in environmental consulting at Arthur Andersen in Boston. Steven married Mieke van der Wansem on Aug. 1.
Amy Levin and Adam Smith live in Ann Arbor, Mich. Adam is a second-year postdoctoral fellow in the anthropology and near-Eastern studies departments at the University of Michigan. Amy is director of the Education Project for Homeless Youth, a federal and state Department of Education program.
Michael Newsom has bought a house in Norway, Maine, two miles from his old house. He is the alternative education teacher at his old high school. Michael writes: "Thanks, Joe McDonald and Margaret Metzger, wherever you are. I love my job. I married Kathryn Gardner in 1995, and we're having a great time. I still play guitar, write, and rock-climb. I'm now a card-carrying social-change activist, too. I'd love to hear form any Delta Psi, UTEP/ M.A.T., or Outing Club folks."
Gabrielle Nohrnberg and Fabio Savoldelli announce the birth of twins James and Hugh on Feb. 4 in Manhattan.
Tracy Porter Gregg is an assistant professor of geology at the University at SUNY- Buffalo. She and her husband, Tim Gregg '89, have their hands full with their son, Robert, 7 months.
John Rountree accepted an international assignment with the Boston Consulting Group and moved from Chicago to Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 1.
Cecilia Wong writes "to announce the happiest, most charmed event of my life thus far: my engagement to Hanno Kaiser. It happened on a magical weekend in New York City, where we meet whenever we can, as Hanno is an attorney with Shearman & Sterling in Duesseldorf, Germany, and I am law clerk to the Honorable Garland E. Burrell Jr. in Sacramento, Calif. We plan to marry sometime after my clerkship and our continental divide end next September."
From the November / December 1998 Issue
Kate Chope and her husband, José Garcia-Lopez (Univ. of Puerto Rico '91, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine '96), announce the birth of José M. Garcia-Chope on July 17. "I am currently taking time off from my work as a veterinarian to take care of him," Kate writes. "We have recently moved back to New England and would enjoy hearing from friends."
Leah Guggenheimer joined the law firm of Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger and Grossmann in New York City in May 1997. The firm brings class action suits on behalf of stockholders, consumers, and victims of toxic torts and discrimination. Leah's specializes in litigating anti-discrimination suits on behalf of plaintiff classes for race, gender, age, or sexual orientation discrimination.
Kristy Horvath Kiernan married Pete Kiernan (Notre Dame '89) in October 1997. Bridesmaids were Kristy's sister, Andrea Horvath-Link '89, Sarah Duncan, and Lisa Heller. Several other Brown alumni attended. The mass was said by Father Howard O'Shea, who was their chaplain while at Brown. "I am still flying for the Coast Guard, and although I sincerely doubt that there are any other Brown alumni living here, we'd love to hear from anyone passing through Mobile, Ala.," Kristy writes.
Charis Meng '94 M.D. is living in Manhattan with her husband, Gregory Killeen, who works at J.P. Morgan. Charis is in her second year of a rheumatology fellowship at Cornell Medical Center. Her sister Fleur Meng '93 is pursuing an M.B.A. at New York University.
Julie A. Rothstein married Howard Rosenbaum (Hamilton '90) in April, outside Chicago. Sarah Preston Schrott was one of the people who held the huppah. Several Brown alumni attended. Julie and Howard live in New York City, where Julie is in the third year of her internal medicine residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Howard is studying whales at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and will be finishing his Ph.D. in biology at Yale this year. "I enjoy the challenging transition to the name 'Dr. Rosenbaum,'" Julie writes. "Almost exactly a month after the wedding, Sarah and her husband, David Schrott, welcomed a new son into their family; Samuel Kennedy was born on May 5. He joins his older brother, Jack, 2, in their home in Portland, Oreg."
Evan Shubin, Bethesda, Md., has been promoted to staff director of sales and exhibitor services for Consumer Electronics Shows in Arlington, Va. He and his wife, Michele, recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.
Joanne Wilkinson '95 M.D. completed a residency in family medicine at Brown/ Memorial Hospital in July, and entered private practice with Family Medicine Specialists in Pawtucket, R.I., in September. "I'm living in Narragansett, R.I., and preparing to run a marathon this fall," Joanne writes. "I was a faculty advisor to first-year students at Brown this year - it was a little weird, but fun."
Jeffrey Vogel and Pamela Sterling Vogel '89 announce the birth of their first child, Amy Lauren, on May 10. "My freshmen roommate, David Preston Schrott, and unitmate, Sarah Preston Schrott '90, gave birth to their second son, Samuel Kennedy, on May 5," Jeff writes. "Pam and I continue to live in Providence, where Pam works for CIS at Brown, and I'm vice president of engineering for Inso Corp."
From the September / October 1998 Issue
Garrett Fitzgerald was named a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for his on-line volunteer work supporting Visual FoxPro users. Garrett writes: "Ael's growing like crazy, and she's already started hanging out at Josiah's. Class of '15, here we come."
Deborah Goldberg's first child, Jordan Andreas Zimmermann, was born on April 9. Deborah, Jordan, and Daniel are doing great.
Ilene Hoffman married Roberts (Bobs) Gannaway on Sunday, May 24, at their home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Claire Bellin '90 was the maid of honor, and Raquel Bejar '91 was a bridesmaid. Ilene writes: "Bobs and I had a terrific honeymoon on Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea. I am a devoted and happy newlywed, but I am leaving my husband for the summer to pursue my master's in English literature at Middlebury College. During the rest of the year, I am a freelance writer. Bobs is an executive producer at Walt Disney Television Animation, where he is producing the new Mickey Mouse series. The two of us met six years ago in a Scooby Doo story meeting at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Naturally, we never would have gotten together if it weren't for those meddling kids."
Nathan Koppel has a new job as a reporter for Texas Lawyer.
Julia Martin and Miguel Trelles wrote in May: "We are looking for Edward Robinson. Robbie, please contact us! Miguel finished an exhibition of his oil paintings and prints at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan, P.R. Julia is off to Taiwan in June to perform in a La MaMa ETC production of The Trojan Women. Jill Lane '89 is very pregnant and writing her dissertation. She's due within a month. Her husband, Ted Ziter '89, is a professor in the theater department at N.Y.U."
Nicole Ullrich married Mark Ronald Johnson (Princeton '90) on May 3 in Hingham, Mass. Alumni in attendance included the bride's parents, Amy Lautman Ullrich '61 and George Ullrich '59; her godparents, Roger Barnett '61 and Sandy Mason Barnett '61; maid of honor Susan Sylvia '90; bridesmaid Anja Siniscalco Ullrich '88; and usher David Ullrich '87. Nicole received her Ph.D. in neuroscience and her M.D. from Yale. She began a residency in pediatric neurology at Boston Children's Hospital in June.
From the July / August 1998 Issue
Nora Beaulieu married Eric Lemieux in Portland, Maine, on Nov. 15. "Portland experienced a record-setting snowstorm that weekend," Nora writes: "but all went well. Nola Beaulieu was maid of honor; Kathi Babcock flew up from Boynton Beach, Fla., to be a bridesmaid; and Darla Bankston Jones came all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, to attend." Nora is a social worker in Boston, and Eric is a high-tech sales recruiter in Burlington, Mass.
Amy Copperman married Tobey Jackson in December in Cambridge, Mass. Amy's cousin, Hannah Copperman (daughter of Leslie Newman '75), was maid of honor. Lots of other Brown folks were there to celebrate, including Tobey's father, Don Jackson, a Brown professor of pharmacology and biotechnology. In June, Tobey received his master's from the Harvard School of Education, and Amy graduated from Harvard Law School. She has received a Skadden Fellowship to represent public-housing tenants and applicants at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, starting in September.
Elana Rone Finn and Daniel Finn '89 announce the birth of Jared Michael on Jan. 22. He joins big brother Matthew, 2. "We are living in Newton, Mass., while I finish my residency in dermatology in Boston," Danny writes. In July he began a dermatologic surgery fellowship at Boston University. Elana is at home full-time and shares the ins and outs of parenthood with her roommate from Brown and good friend Wendy Dohm White, who is at home with her 1-year-old son in Ipswich, Mass.
John Gordinier was recently elected vice president at Hilliard Lyons Inc., a regional brokerage firm where he has worked since 1993. John and his wife of eight and a half years separated recently.
Heather Gray, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Samantha Phillips have written a book for teenage girls called Real Girl/Real World: Tools for Finding Your True Self (Seal Press, Seattle), available in August. The book incorporates interviews, facts, humor, and information.
M. Rodney Robinson and his wife, Deidre (Illinois '90, Loyola '94), announce the birth of their first child, Brennan Hannah, on March 4. Rodney is director of advertising sales for USA Today Online.
Khalil Sivjee writes: "Navin Singh '93 M.D. is engaged to Anu Mehra (Virginia '95, '99 MD). They are planning an October wedding. Before he takes the plunge, Navin and I are traveling to Morocco in April, after which I will begin my critical-care fellowship at Cornell Medical Center."
Michael Tso '94 M.D. and Emily Chin Tso '91 moved to the Northwest for Michael's family-practice residency, which he completed in July 1997. He is now in a private family-practice group and continues to teach medical students. Emily has had the challenge of being a full-time mother and wife and part-time graduate student at Lewis and Clark, where she planned to finish her M.A.T. in May. "In July 1996, Francesca Jia-En Tso was born. She is now a precocious, creative toddler," Michael writes. "We still hope to serve overseas in China, and we would love to have visitors here in Portland."
From the May / June 1998 Issue
Teodoro Albán received his M.B.A. at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in May 1994. He was named national credit manager for Corporación Financiera Nacional in March 1997. Teodoro married Carolyn Garrett Lollard on Nov. 8 in Houston. They live in Quito, Ecuador.
Alexa Albert and Andy Sack '89 are living in Brookline, Mass. Andy writes: "Life is good. Abuzz (my company) has tripled in size and narrowed its focus. I still find time to enjoy Alexa, yoga, and swimming. I am looking to recruit other high-tech and business Brown alumni." Alexa writes: "Almost an M.D. now. But first I will take a yearlong hiatus to write a book about Nevada's brothel industry."
Michele Baker graduated from Yale Medical School last May and is doing a residency in psychiatry with the Harvard Longwood program.
Laurelyn E. Douglas is a litigation associate in Shearman & Sterling's New York office. She graduated from Vanderbilt's School of Law last May. Laurelyn sends congratulatory wishes to Lucia Arteta de Perez and her husband, Bernardo, on the birth of their daughter, and to Pamela Tatum on her wedding. She would love to hear from Tanuja Desai when Tanuja returns from India.
Dawn Goldsmith married Warren Firschein in an outdoor ceremony in Sandy Spring, Md., on Aug. 31. Louise Davidson-Schmich, Marilla Ochis '89, and Jill Sands Curtis participated in the ceremony. Dawn and Warren met in Warsaw, Poland, in 1992. "Warren likes photography and traveling, and has a great smile and a warm heart," Dawn writes. "We spent our honeymoon in Tahiti, putting our scuba-diving lessons to good use. (We were certified in a quarry in Pennsylvania. After the South Pacific, we will never dive in cold water again.) Then we returned to the D.C. area and bought a house." Warren is a lawyer in the common carrier bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, and Dawn is a lawyer in the office of chief counsel of the Food and Drug Administration."
Dennis Karjala is living in Hong Kong and heading up the international sales division for Intex.
Adam Komisarof is hoping to connect with old friends living in Japan. He will be studying Japanese at Keio University for one year on a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholarship.
Robert M. Pollock writes: "After working for six years with community development companies, I have started my own real estate company, Uptown Homes, specializing in Harlem and Manhattan's Upper West Side. I operate as a buyer's broker - helping clients locate, finance, and negotiate the best price for a townhouse, condo, or co-op - and as a listing broker. I am especially interested in the historical preservation of Harlem's architectural gems."
Mark Popofsky finished a six-month stint as a special assistant U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Va. Mark is now serving as senior counsel in the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and working on the United States' case against Microsoft.
From the March / April 1998 Issue
Richard Azarnia writes: "After spending nine months backpacking across Southeast Asia and the Indo-Nepalese region with David Stonehill '91, Parvesh Chhibber '91, Sach Chandaria '91, Michael Peterson '91, and Arif Baigmohamed '91, I have settled back home in Libertyville, Ill., and opened a bakery using the recipes I acquired on my trip. I plan to open other shops and introduce an herbal drink imported from Southeast Asia. During my trip I had drinks at the Amanpuri on the island of Phuket in Thailand with Ali Irani '91, Azadeh Ghotbi '91, Arvind Dubash '92, and Ahmed Sheikh."
Garrett Fitzgerald announces the birth of Ael Catherine Fitzgerald on Oct. 4. "For vital statistics and pictures, see http://www. nyx.net/~gfitzger/Ael.html," Garrett writes. "I just got a job in Providence, so I'm moving back toward Brown."
In November, John Gordinier was elected vice president at the brokerage firm of Hilliard Lyons, where he has been working since 1993. John and his wife, Ola, have two sons, ages 10 and 5.
Molly O'Rourke writes: "Sarah Ramsdell married Kirk Jensen in September 1996 on Cape Cod. Sarah graduated from NYU's M.B.A. program in May. She and Kirk live in Brooklyn Heights and work in insurance in New York City. Sara Leppo married Bob Savage in New York in September 1996. The wedding party included Scott Adams, Tom Baker, Danny Leppo '93, Justin Nesci '91, Jamie Richter, Nikki Morrison Nesci '93, and me. Samantha Garbers married Scott Adams last April in New York City. Their wedding party included Tom Baker, Than Christie, Bob Savage, and Ali Garbers Pruner '95. Andrew Smiles married Lucy Roberts last August in Maine. They live in California, where Andrew is in UC-Berkeley's M.P.A. program. Craig Hamrah and his wife, Anita, had a baby girl, Carly Elizabeth, in October."
Annalee Pinkas Perechodnik writes: "Guy and our daughters, Tamar and Shani, joined me in welcoming David Asher on Sept. 15. Guy has finished his studies in telecommunications and is working for ECI Telecom. I am in auditing and financial management for the kibbutz. If anyone is visiting the area, our door is open."
Kimberly Sewall Sachs and her husband, Steven Sachs (Johns Hopkins '86), announce the birth of Kevin William on Nov. 25. He is the first nephew of Derek Sewall '94 and the grandson of Steven Sewall '61. Kevin joins his sister, Rachel Anne, 2. Kimberly is a full-time mom. Steve runs his own property-investment company.
Adam Spector (see Earle Halsband '62).
Jonathan M. Steinber, Sydney, Australia, is a manager at Ernst & Young Consulting. He earned his M.B.A. from Columbia in 1996, and his recent travels have led him across six continents.
Pamela Tatum would love to hear from any Brunonians in Mexico.