CLASS OF 2006 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Congratulations to Willy Friedman, who is one of the producers of the hit HBO series, High Maintenance. The show follows a marijuana dealer  as he interacts with various clients around NYC. The show began as a popular Web series before transferring its clever brand of humor to a major network. The cast and crew are gearing up for season two. Willy and his wife, Jessica Smith, have a daughter, Ruby Max Friedman, who just turned 1.

As Pia Silva Wasterval continues to build her company, Worstofall Design, she is also traveling the country for speaking engagements and is publishing her first book, Badass Your Brand, about branding for small businesses. Worstofall Design has been featured in Complex Magazine and continues to be known as a top-notch branding company.

Rachel Bleshman practices law in Delaware, as of earlier this year. She is doing immigration work for victims of violent crimes and domestic violence with Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Maggie Elliot received her PhD in human development from Tufts this May. She is a research associate at CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance on a large jail reduction initiative (the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge).

After getting a master’s degree in cello performance in 2009, Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase has stuck around the beautiful mountains of Colorado, teaching cello at Boulder Suzuki Strings. Her youngest student just turned 3! She has also performed and collaborated on projects ranging from a hip-hop band to folk singers to regional orchestras.

Hayley Stokar is a professor of social work at Purdue University Northwest. In July, she married Alexander Fullam, with Celia Reddick and Dana Raviv by her side as bridesmaids. In her spare time, Hayley is one of the Chicago regional representatives for the Wesleyan Alumni Association with Johanna Russ ’03.

After three years as an emergency room attending physician, Risa Cyr has made plans to spend some quality time with her wonderful son, Atticus, who turned 4.

Belated congratulations to Adrienne Naomi Santiago and Andrew Aprile, who married after a five-year romance that began when they met at the Fifth Reunion and vaguely recognized one another from their volunteer work at Traverse Square. They were married in a NYC park, under a sun-filled gazebo, by Leora Abelson ’07. Adrienne spends her days at NYU researching the role of interneurons in early emotional development, while Andrew maintains a relatively lighter schedule, adjunct teaching at various CUNY schools and teaching music in early childhood settings.

Zach Strassburger had an article, Medical Decision Making for Youth in the Foster Care System, published this fall in the John Marshall Law Review. Zach’s wonderful son, Samuel Benjamin Strassburger Jenkins, will soon be celebrating his first birthday! Zach continues to teach at Winona State University in rural Minnesota.

Congratulations to Katey Rich and her husband, Michael Baltus, who welcomed their first child, Charlie. Katey is the deputy editor of Vanity Fair’s website. And congratulations to Kimberly Lippman and her husband, whose child, Joseph Maxwell Koziara, celebrated his first birthday. Joe’s favorite pastimes are putting random objects in his mouth and swatting at Chief, their surprisingly tolerant dog.

Mike Butterfield and Leila Russell welcomed their first boy, Maxwell David Butterfield, Aug, 23. He is eight pounds and five ounces of love and they are extremely proud.

Calvin Cato |