CLASS OF 1996 | 2018 | ISSUE 2

We start with some sad news today. Elizabeth Ann Bender passed away on Nov. 27, 2017. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Barrett Feldman wrote in with the happy news of the birth of her son, Charles Nathaniel Halpern, born on Christmas 2017. Charlie was named after Barrett’s father.

Marysol Castro became a PA announcer for the New York Mets. She is the first female in franchise history and the second in Major League Baseball. She has also launched a new project,, a show that profiles Latinos in all walks of life.

Sabrina McCormick just got tenure at GW Milken Institute School of Public Health and is about to finish her first feature film, Tribe.

Roshanie Adhin moved to New Rochelle with her family at the end of last summer. She writes, “I love having a backyard, planting a garden, and this year, all three kids will be in the same school. I work at Citi—leading their digital transformation initiatives for the commercial bank. So far, so good.”

Rallie Snowden is in her fourth year of working in the counseling center at Washington and Lee University where she is also the LGBTQ coordinator for the campus. She has a 7-year-old daughter and is in the waiting stage for baby number two. Rallie caught up with Anne Brockelman in Boston.

Neil Charran writes: “I’m still working in NYC for ClearBridge Investments, celebrating 10 years. My daughter, Charlotte, will be 2 in August. You can check out my little lady on Instagram @charlottecharron. I’ve written a sci-fi novel called Gideon Star: The Shields of Gideon Prime and will self-publish it on Amazon later this summer. Philip Dinolfo ’14 is helping me with editing.”

Shereem Herndon-Brown and his family relocated to North Bethesda, Md., after living in Atlanta for 11 years. He owns an educational consulting company, Strategic Admissions Advice. He’s happy to be back east where he can connect with more Wes friends and family. In the fall, his rising ninth grade son will be attending Georgetown Prep, where Dacque Tirado teaches.

Speaking of Dacque, he recently joined Stacey Samuel for an NPR Tiny Desk concert at their offices in D.C. He has spoken to tons of Wes folks recently—Shereem Herndon-Brown, Andy McGadney ’92, Kwesi Fraser, Lucius Outlaw ’93, and Bobbito Garcia ’88. Dacque hopes to make it out to Wes alumni events soon. He congratulates the 2018 Wes lacrosse team, who beat Salisbury 8–6 to win their first ever NCAA Men’s Division III Championship.

Leigh Needleman, Andrew Frishman ’97, and their two kids (5 and 8 years old) vacationed in D.C. Leigh tells us: “We had a wonderful reunion with the families of Sasha Dennis Moreno and Bookie Neuburger ’95. Our kids all had a grand time running around with each other, which was so much fun to witness. While we were in D.C., we had the great fortune of frolicking with Melissa Feldberg Whipps ’97 and her family at a few museums. As for careers, I am the scientist on the design team for the new Harvard SEAS megabuilding in Allston. Andrew continues to push the envelope of the education world as the coleader of Big Picture Learning.”

Ann (Camp) Mason and her husband moved to Middletown, Conn., from South Florida, after a promotion. Ann is now the general manager of the New England branch of Future Metals, servicing aerospace customers from Virginia to Ontario. She has enjoyed participating in alumni events at Wes, especially the female athlete mentoring sessions. She observes that there is no organized list of former Wes women’s rugby players and asks that “anyone living in the New England area or beyond and willing to participate in these mentoring sessions should reach out to me or Karen Whalen, director of athletic fundraising: I think these young women can greatly benefit from what you ladies can share.”

Kristin Mercer wrote, “My family and I are still living in Columbus, Ohio, where my husband, Joel, and I teach at Ohio State University. Our Ohio-born daughter, Ines, 7, has grown into a real Buckeye who loves reading, running, and swimming. We took a family trip to Spain this spring and enjoyed the rich history, the beautiful natural areas, and steeping ourselves in such a different culture.”

Dara Federman | 

Dacque Tirado |