CLASS OF 1990 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Hi, everyone. Before I start, I would like to remind you all to please mark your calendars: Our 25th Reunion is May 21–24, 2015! I hope we have a fantastic turnout.

Julia Moffett, after 12 years in London, is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya, with her 8-year-old twin daughters and family. Julia works in education innovation for Equity Bank’s Foundation and is also creating The Future of Learning Fund to support education entrepreneurs. “It’s an amazing place to be at the moment and we are thoroughly enjoying the adventure!”

Another exciting transition comes from Jessica Gutteridge who, after 20 years working in the law, made a major career move by beginning studies in theater education. This summer Jessica left her job with the legal department at Cablevision and assisted with a pre-college program in musical theater at Adelphi University. “It’s great to be back in the world of theater and working with enthusiastic and talented high school students. As of August, we are relocating to Vancouver, British Columbia, my husband’s home town. It’s a lot of change, but all very exciting.”

A couple of others have recently moved to new places as well. Gabriella Nawi got married this past January to Todd Jonasz and relocated to New Jersey, where they live with her son Sam (14) and Todd’s two daughters, Alex (13) and Liza (10). Chrissy Feuerbach Fedolfi writes that her “family relocated to West Hartford, Conn., from Maine in August 2013 so that Chuck could take the director of the Annual Fund job at good ol’ Wesleyan! He loves being back at Wesleyan and seeing how Middletown has improved since 1990. I am sure he will be in touch with all of you to solicit support for Wesleyan. I took the year off from teaching elementary school to help our children (Giancarlo, 9, and Greta, 7) settle in to our new town, but am hoping to have a new job by the time this gets published. We are excited to see folks at the 25th Reunion and if anyone needs a place to stay we are just 25 minutes to campus!”

More exciting news from Sharene Azimi who, along with her husband, welcomed second son, Nathaniel William Wulfekuhler (Nate) on April 7, 2014. “He joins big brother Maximilian (Max) in our old house outside Philadelphia. I continue to run my own consulting business, Mission Communications, providing strategic communications services to nonprofit organizations. My former roommate Thea Trachtenberg was the first Wes alum to meet the new baby. Hope to see more of you soon.”

We have big publishing news from both Ben Robertson and Rebecca Rossen. This month Ben is publishing his first novel, The Last Generation, about a girl in Greenland around the time of the disappearance of the Norse colony there in 1500. “It is young adult historical fiction set in the age of exploration and discovery. Hunger Games meets Dances with Wolves, as they say.” Rebecca recently published Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance (Oxford University Press, 2014). Additionally, she is delighted to be returning to Wesleyan in January to give the annual Cynthia Novack lecture in dance. Rebecca, her husband, David Pavkovic, and their two daughters live in Austin, where she teaches dance and performance history at the University of Texas.

Also in Texas is Sarah Ellenzweig, who lives in Houston with her husband and three sons. Sarah is an associate professor of English at Rice University and colleagues with Ussama Makdisi, professor of Arab history. She recently reconnected with Hannah Carlson and Charlie Cannon ’89 “for a fabulous lunch on their deck in Providence, R.I.” Both are teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Charlie in architecture and Hannah in the history of art and visual culture. Sarah also had dinner with Melanie Sy, who was passing through Houston on a consulting job, and had “a fortuitous catch-up with Rachel Williams and her husband and two daughters when both were passing through Boston last summer.”

Finally, it was great to hear from Tim Hintz, who is still living in Brookline, Mass., and working as an elementary school counselor. Tim’s wife teaches and their three children are all on the same schedule. They all love traveling, which allows them to see a lot of America and many Wes people as well. In December they visited San Francisco and saw Andy Spear (“teaching high school in Berkeley”) and Julia Erwin (“now a major poobah at Stanford Law School”). In the spring they had visits from Andrew Siff and family. “Andy is a reporter for WNBC in New York and lives in Queens.” Tim also hosted Andrew Griffin, “now a radiologist in the Chicago area, and had dinner with Denise Casper, my neighbor in Brookline. Denise achieved significant press last year as the judge who presided over the Whitey Bulger trial. Not surprisingly, she was lauded for her even temperament and thoughtful words at sentencing.” In April, Tim and family stopped in on Stephen Power ’89, who is an editor living in Maplewood, N.J. Finally, this summer they did a 32-day, 7,400-mile cross-country drive, getting in some of the great sights of the northern United States. “We stopped in Albany to see New York judge David Weinstein, who noted he had run into Miriam Temin when we were passing through his fair city. At the western terminus we went camping with President-for-Life Bill Sherman and family. Bill had been teaching law but was starting a new job at the district attorney’s office in Seattle.” Tim concludes that he is already “thinking about next year’s trips, but will definitely include Reunion!” I hope all of you will do the same!

Vanessa montag brosgol

Intern at the Wesleyan Office of Communications for Spring and Summer 2015. Currently working towards meeting the requirements for an Economics and Government dual major. A Wesleyan Posse Veteran.