Class of 2010

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Aug, 2021

Dr. Sara D’Apolito-Dworkin and Harrison Avart are engaged to be married September 2021. Harrison and Sara met during freshman year orientation in their dorm, West Andrews Hall. They now live together in Philadelphia.

Sara D'Apolito-Dworkin engagement photo
Jun, 2021

Kaileigh Callender, an associate in the Litigation Group at Goulston & Storrs in Boston, has been named to the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. The list recognizes Black attorneys from each state who are rising stars in their respective areas of the law. Kaileigh handles disputes related to the firm’s employment, business, and retail clients. She is also deeply committed to pro bono work, handling projects for many of the firm’s pro bono clients, including Haley House, International Refugee Assistance Project, Kids in Need of Defense, and the Lawyers Clearing House. She serves on the board of directors of Boston Youth Sanctuary, which is an innovative after-school support program in Dorchester, Mass., for youth who have experienced trauma. She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2016, where she was a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow.

Apr, 2021
In the news

At press time, these alums were appointed or awaiting appointment to the Biden administration: Jennifer Daskal ’94, deputy general counsel (cyber & technology), Department of Homeland Security; Elisabeth Donahue ’86, chief of staff, Council of Economic Advisers;  Marc Etkind ’87, associate administrator for communications, NASA; Ruby Goldberg ’17, special assistant, Office of Land and Emergency Management,  Environmental Protection Agency; Suzanne Goldberg ’85, deputy assistant secretary for strategic operation, U.S. Dept. of Education ; Roberta Jacobson ’82, coordinator, U.S. Southern Border, National Security Council; Jennifer Klein ’87, cochair, White House Gender Policy Council; Daniel Kohl ’87, director of government relations, AmeriCorps; Letise Houser LaFeir ’00, senior advisor, NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Emma Leheny ’92, principal deputy general council, U.S. Dept. of Education; Suzan Davidson LeVine ’93, interim political head, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor; Sean Manning ’18, press assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Ben Miller ’07, senior advisor to the chief of staff, U.S. Dept. of Education; Melanie Nakagawa ’02, senior director, climate and energy, National Security Council; Victoria Nuland ’83, undersecretary of state for political affairs, State Dept.; Daniel Parnes ’10, special assistant to the ASD for energy environment & installations, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Tanya Sehgal ’06, special advisor and senior counsel,  U.S. Dept. of Personnel Management; Stefanie Tompkins ’93 ScM, ’97 PhD, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Christina Tsafoulias ’04, supervisory congressional liaison specialist, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID; Janet Yellen ’67, Secretary of the Treasury; Todd Zabatkin ’10 MPP,  deputy director for research (White House Communications Dept.) ; and Maria Zuber ’83 ScM, ’86 PhD, cochair, President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Nov, 2020

Emilie Lygren has coauthored How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention. This is a teacher-friendly book that combines curriculum plans and practical advice so that educators can bring journaling to their students.

Oct, 2020
Fresh Ink
Books by Bess Kalb ’10, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum ’95, and Larry Tye ’77 Read More
Oct, 2020
Fierce Women
Empowering young women leaders Read More
Aug, 2020

Brian Chin writes: “This year would have been my 10-year reunion. My college ’90s cover band, Firetruck, would have been performing for our class, but instead we are postponed. In the meantime, we are trying to sort out how we might do something virtually.”

Jun, 2020
Hometown Advocate
The new mayor of Cambridge, Mass., fights to keep the city affordable Read More
Jan, 2020

Andrea B. Korb married Greg Hardes in Maine on August 25. In attendance were Miriam Altman, Clare Barkeley Berman, Doug Berman ’09, Steve Daniels ’09, Jadie DeTolla, Sophie Elgort, Cyprian Kibuka, Richard Korb ’73, Mariana Lee ’06, Jordan Middendorf, Alejandra Piers-Torres, Chloe Southern ’10, Meredith Woodhouse and Yeye Zhang

Photo of wedding of Andrea B. Korb ’08
Jul, 2019
Partners in Verse
Taking their spoken-word poetry around the world Read More
May, 2019

Nicole Taykhman married Scott Ferrara at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Oct. 21, 2018. Groomsman Justin Satriano ’10, ’15 ScM, and bridesmaids Bruktaweit Addis and Lakshmi Madhavan stood alongside them. They were thrilled to be joined by guests Katie Meyers Satriano ’10, Jeremy Feigenbaum, Elena Albright, Michael Sunshine ’11 ScM, Kelly Devlin, Danielle Dahan, Dara Goldberg, Cailey Bromer, Danielle Candelora, Katie O’Brien, Matthew Becker ’13, Evan Carmouche, Aaron Zick, Jeremy Noah, Jacob Kopf, Osmar Olivo, Wendy Castillo, Drew Marano, Celina Pedrosa, and Felipe Umana. Several of the guests lived with the bride throughout college and studied abroad with her in the Brown in France program in the Fall of 2009.

Jan, 2019

Vanessa Merker married John Swoboda on Sept. 16, 2018, at the Charles River Museum in Waltham, Mass. Maid of honor Emilie Aries ’09 and guests Rakesh Patel ’09, Christie Ciarlo ’09, and Micah Lapping-Carr ’09 lived with the bride on the second floor of Woolley during their freshman year. Also in attendance was Leiszle Ziemba Lapping-Carr ’09.


Nov, 2018

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

Nov, 2018

Phil Kaye ’10 released his first full-length poetry collection from Button Poetry, Date & Time, on Sept. 18.

Nov, 2018

Joy Chua-Schwartz ’10 writes: “My husband, Corey Schwartz ’11, and I got married in Big Sur, California, in June, with a spectacular showing of Brown alums. Our wedding was officiated by Graham Rogers ’11, and among the wedding party were Cristina Botero ’10, Anne Francois-Poncet ’10, Jordana Fribourg ’10, and Thea Jacinto Ugarte (RISD ’10). Alumni in attendance included Alexis Anselin ’10, Sam Arnow ’13, Lena Gaviria ’12, George George ’10, Frannie Hannan ’10, Isabelle Lubin ’16, Max Lubin ’12, Melanie Masarin ’12, Cyrus Mojdehi ’13, Isabella Morton ’10, Isabel Lopez Polanco ’10, Marie Poyet ’10, Jillian Ressler ’10, Mohammad Saigol ’11, Danielle Sheridan ’10, Adriana Urruela ’10, and Sibel Yalman ’10. It was a spectacular day and we couldn’t be more grateful to Brown for being the place where we met.”

Nov, 2018

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

Nov, 2018
Wrap It Up
Our 12th annual holiday gift guide. Read More
Jul, 2018

Timothy Danser writes: “I got engaged and will be getting married in September. Additionally, I graduated from the Wharton School of Business with my MBA. I started work at an artificial intelligence software security company called Respond Software. I moved back to the Bay Area and am living in Silicon Valley.”


Apr, 2018

Sumbul Siddiqui was elected to the city council in her hometown of Cambridge, Mass. Sumbul was one of nine candidates elected out of a pool of 26. She is a public interest attorney and was sworn in on Jan. 1.

Apr, 2018

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

Apr, 2018
Fresh Ink
New books from Jacob M. Appel ’96, Sasha Polakow-Suransky ’01, and Rachel Z. Arndt ’10. Read More
Jan, 2018

Nadine Pardee and Ted Lamm were married on Sept. 3 in Aptos, Calif. Alexandra Bachorik and Alexander Logan officiated. In attendance were Jed Bickman ’07, Andre Burnier, Sam Dickman, Colin Fitzpatrick ’09, Marc Gilbert, Scott Goldberg ’05, Stephen Hazeltine, Nick Herrmann ’09, Allison Kay ’15 MD, Eric Lamm ’75, Katie Lamm ’07, Michael Peterson, Alex Schwartz, Liling Soh, Emily Sorg, and Arianna Witkin.

Jan, 2018

Whitney Lewis and Corey Goerdt announce their Sept. 3 wedding in La Jolla, Calif. The ceremony was officiated by Michael Davis and was attended by nearly 50 members of the Brown community.

Jan, 2018

Maria Capecelatro, Tom Miner, and Reed McIntyre started Unwrapp’d, a Denver start-up working to disrupt the nutrition/protein bar market with a dough you can eat raw, bake, or add to smoothies. Check out life outside the wrapper at Use code BROWN for 10 percent off your order.

Class Notes from the November/December 2017 Issue


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Class Notes from the September/October 2017 Issue

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Diana Wollach and Nathanael Geman ’09, ’10 AM were married on May 28.

Class Notes from the July/August 2017 Issue

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Class Notes from the May/June 2017 Issue

Neko Catanzaro writes: “I have spent the past four years putting my literary arts degree to use in public relations and have now shifted into pr/marketing for the growing cannabis industry. I headed the public relations efforts for the World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in April.”

Class Notes from the January/February 2017 Issue

Ryan Grubbs writes that he is pleased to accept a nomination to serve on the Pembroke Center Associates Council. He continues to serve as president of the Brown Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni (TBGALA) Association, cochair of the Multicultural Alumni Committee of the BAA, and a member of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council.

Class Notes from the November/December 2016 Issue

Mark Callahan and Katie Keady ’12 were married on July 2 in Harwich Port, Mass. They met over seven years ago while attending Brown. Laura Iacovetti ’12 was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Anneke Baran ’12, Casey Gahan ’12, Isabel Harvey ’12, Kacie Overlander ’12, Leslie Springmeyer ’12, Abigail Taft ’12, and Caroline Witmer ’12. Groomsmen were Buddy Farnham, Phil Samenuk, and Trevan Samp. Alums in attendance included John Anderson ’11, Nancy Baker ’12, Caitlin Brisson ’12, Kevin Carlow ’13, David Clement, Jack Cook ’11, Mark Farnham ’80, Mark Gormley ’12, Paul Jasinowski, Evan Johnson ’12, Michael Lemmons, Kaela McGilloway ’12, Meghan O’Donnell ’15, George Samenuk ’77, and Robert Schlesinger ’12.

Class Notes from the September/October 2016 Issue

Alena Davidoff-Gore (see Amy Davidoff ’79).

Class Notes from the July/August 2016 Issue

Danielle Raad and Zachary Del Nero (UMass Amherst ’10) were married on Aug. 22 in Cambridge, Mass. Alums in attendance included Michael Costagliola; Vivette El Fawal ’09, ’10 ScM; Wah-Kwan Lin ’07; Alex Lonardo ’06; Noor Najeeb ’09; Michelle Ramadan; Kareem Reda ’07; Dave Riley; and Kristen Sebasky

Class Notes from the May/June 2016 Issue 

Alia Lahlou (see Kelly Alpert Vest ’90).

Mary Seem writes:  “I recently completed a 24-hour indoor row for charity. Rowing on a rowing machine with only a two-minute break per hour, I rowed 251,288 meters to break the American record as well as the women’s world record for my age group (20–29).” More information can be found at 

Class Notes from the March/April 2016 Issue 

Corrie Tan and Yan Naung Oak (Middlebury ’09) celebrated their first wedding anniversary last year. They had two wedding ceremonies, the first on Aug.10, 2014, at Tamarind Hill, Singapore, and the second on Dec. 27, 2014, at Moe Nyin Monastery & Meditation Center in Rangoon, Burma. The wedding party and guests included Li Jun Pek, Liling Soh, and Michelle Tan. Corrie and Yan split their time between Singapore and Burma. She writes, he codes. 

Class Notes from the November/December 2015 Issue

Maddie Wasser (see Marcia Zaiac Wasser ’78).

Class Notes from the September/October 2015 Issue

Christian Martell attended the wedding ceremony of Nick Vargas and Brittany Oates on May 16 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Other alums in attendance included best man Jose Loya, groomsman Shane Easter, and Kim Arredondo ’11, Rocio Bravo ’11 AM, Ruben Calderon, Vivian Garcia, David Hernandez ’11, Borislav Hristov ’10 ScM, and Keith Sado.

Class Notes from the May/June 2015 Issue

Ben Cohen and Nell Elliott ’11 were married on Feb. 5 in a small ceremony in Seattle. The two official witnesses to the marriage were alums Doug Kirschner and Benjamin Simon ’12 ScM. Nell and Ben met in 2010 while working as teaching assistants in the computer science department.

Jonathan Silverman (see Joseph and Susan Greenhaus Silverman ’77).

Class Notes from the March/April 2015 Issue

Ellen DaSilva published Pitching & Closing, which explores business development at tech start-ups through the author’s personal experiences. Ellen works at Twitter.

Nicolas Gonzalez (see Alicia Gay McMullen ’02).

Class Notes from the January/February 2015 Issue

Gaurab Chakrabarti and his wife, Rima Shah Chakrabarti ’11 celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Sept. 1. They met at a South Asian Students’ Association party in 2007. They were married in Somerset, N.J.

Class Notes from the November/December 2014 Issue

Noble Macfarlane (see Doug Halperin ’79).

Class Notes from the July/August 2014 Issue

James Brim is working at Apple and living in San Francisco.

Katie Evans Goldman and Sam Goldman ’08 announce the Dec. 17 birth of their daughter, Harriet Teresa, who is the great-granddaughter of Terry McGowan Heavey ’55 and Tim Evans ’54. She is the granddaughter of Lisa Heavey Evans ’83, ’85 ScM; Pete Evans ’83; Harry Goldman ’78; and Debbie Helfner Goldman ’78, and is the niece of Sally Evans ’11. Sam is in his first year of medical school at UMass, and Katie is a middle school science teacher at Moses Brown School in Providence.

Zachary Marcus ’16 MD writes: “After legally tying the knot in Providence City Hall on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in Rhode Island, Gary McDowell and I celebrated our marriage in Cambridge, England, on Apr. 5. The wedding party included Sara Brown ’10, Olivia Chi ’10, Nick Danford ’11, Kathryn Lamb ’10, Benjamin Marcus ’13, Lily Meyer ’13, Mary Seem ’10, Alex Unger ’11, and Timothy Empkie.”

Class Notes from the January/February 2014 Issue

James Develin (see Tom Develin ’58).

Alison Greenberg (see Jeffrey Greenberg ’78).

Class Notes from the March/April 2013 Issue

Rachel Sanders (See David Sanders ’63). 

Class Notes from the September/October 2012 Issue

Lianna Lipton and Jonathan Spector (see Nancie Spector ’79).

Class Notes from the May/June 2012 Issue

Monica Huang (see Adrienne Masters Huang ’78).

Cara Mazzucco (see Engagements & Weddings, Ward Mazzucco ’75).

Tahirah Nicholls (see Engagements & Weddings, Pamela Bernard ’03).

Richard Stein writes: “Ana Chartier ’04 and Richard Stein are representing Bruno in this year’s 19-member WWAMI-Alaska class, a branch of the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine. After completing first year classes in Anchorage, they will continue their studies at the Seattle campus.”

Class Notes from the March/April 2012 Issue

Jason Harris (see Abbe Robinson Young ’58).


Class Notes from the January/February 2012 Issue

Winifred Bessie Jumbo, Miss Navajo Nation 2010–11 (see "Lighting the Way," Classes, November/December 2010), gave up her title on Sept. 10 at the 65th Annual Navajo Nation Fair at Window Rock, Ariz. During her tenure, she advocated for education and language preservation, visiting many schools across the Navajo Nation and presenting her senior thesis at Harvard and UMass.

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