CLASS OF 2013 | 2019 | ISSUE 2

Last year Zach Schonfeld became the first writer in the 86-year history of Newsweek to submit an expense report for an ASMR therapy session. This year he got laid off by Newsweek and spent the past five months working as a full-time freelance writer. He is working on his first book, which will be published by 33 1/3 Series in about two years.

Ben Smith shoots courtroom documentaries to assist juries that assess monetary damages for plaintiffs with life-changing afflictions. On a lighter note, he is completing his project, Bump in the Night, a horror film with a musical twist. He writes and directs as many projects as he can in Chicago.

Sydney Lowe is associate producer on the A24 and Plan B feature film The Last Black Man in San Francisco that debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film is winner of both the 2019 Sundance Special Grand Jury prizes for Best Director and Creative Collaboration. She is also a 2019 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and a fellow for the inaugural Times Up Who’s In The Room mentorship program. Sydney lives in Los Angeles, but is forever a New Yorker at heart.

After years of moving around, Gabriela De Golia is headed to NYC late August to pursue a master of divinity at Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary. Hit her up if you live there!

Anna Swartz lives in Brooklyn with her wife, Netta, and their tiny, very spirited dog Laney. She started a new role as an insurance editor on the content team at Policygenius. Any Wes grads interested in writing for an insurance tech startup should get in touch.

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