Julie Hanauer writes, “I’m still working as a full-time psychology professor at a community college, but also started ‘adjuncting’ classes at Stony Brook University. It’s been a nice transition and provides me with a great balance of students to keep me on my toes! I’m also getting married in June to an amazing man who keeps me constantly laughing and has become a wonderful soon-to-be stepfather to my two kids who are 12 and 15. I consider myself to be an extremely lucky person in a multitude of ways.”
Jacob Bricca’s second book was published in January by Oxford University Press. Titled How Documentaries Work, it is a behind-the-scenes, under-the-hood view into how meaning is created in nonfiction films and television shows. He also recently made a trip to Washington, D.C., with his wife and collaborator Lisa Molomot, to meet with congressional staffers about their film, Missing in Brooks County, which chronicles the migrant death crisis in south Texas. They brought two subjects from the film on the trip and lobbied for increased resources for identification and recovery efforts, and for a demilitarized approach to border security.
Bill Capuzzi writes, “Had a chance to hang out with the one, the only, Sean Cronin in November. We met in Delaware to see his daughter play in a hockey tournament. So great to hang for a night with Sean. Not surprising, we closed down the bar! Love him!”
Leigh (Gutsch) Lehman moved from San Francisco to Bend, Oregon, a couple years ago with her husband and two teens and is loving the slower pace and plentiful outdoor air. Please look her up if you ever pass through central Oregon!
Abigail Lorber Clarkson writes, “When I graduated from Wes, I took one month off and then started my master’s in education program. Two career changes later I am now happily working in a public library and recently earned my master’s of library and information science degree. For anyone contemplating a career change in middle age, I’m here to tell you, you can do it!”
Diego von Vacano has been advising Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales, head of the MAS Socialist Party, and his team in terms of lithium policy and anticorruption.
Tim Olevsky writes, “I was excited to get a chance to sing at Carnegie Hall back in October (not as a soloist, just as a chorister, but it was still pretty exciting!).”
Michelle Gagnon writes, “My first adult novel in over a decade is coming out on May 16. Killing Me is a humorous, feminist, neo-noir thriller about a former con artist who escapes one serial killer, only to end up in the crosshairs of another. And coincidentally, my editor at Putnam is fellow Wes alum Danielle (Springer) Dieterich ’13! I’m also finishing up a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University, while doing my therapy hours at the LA LGBT Center, working primarily with homeless teens and young adults. I’ve got one kid headed off to Princeton in the fall as a soccer recruit, and another entering senior year, so empty nesting is on the horizon. Hoping I can combine my book tour with a stop by Reunion in May, but that time of year will be unusually hectic with graduations.”
Cain Dimon writes, “All is well here in North Carolina. Trying to make it to the class reunion. After introducing my son to Wes this past summer during college tours, he has decided to attend Wes next year and is now in the class of 2027! Crazy to think about but looking forward to being back at Wes more often.”
Andy Nordvall’s older daughter, Athena Ngov-Nordvall, will graduate from high school this May. She’s a West Coast girl, though, so he couldn’t nudge her to Wesleyan despite her fervent interest in acting and costume design.
Dan Crane writes, “This June I’ll be at the Tribeca Film Fest with a documentary I wrote about legendary newsman Dan Rather, directed by Frank Marshall—if you’re at the festival, let me know! More docs are in the works.”
Thanks, as always, to everyone who wrote in with their news. Please keep it coming and we hope you had a great time at Reunion!
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