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Aaron Siskind writes, “Hello from the Maryland suburbs of the D.C. area from me, my wife Sindi, and our teenager Mel; I’ve been working as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (which you might know from The Smartest Guys in the Room—not referring to our agency, natch) since 2004. While we’ve generally been isolated just like everyone else during COVID, I have managed to have several mini-Wesleyan reunions over the last few months. In April, I was able to get together in Durham, North Carolina, with Richard Dansky ’92, Steve Karon ’92, and Chris Joyal ’95. We’re all in a fantasy baseball league that we started while at Wesleyan and have kept going all these years. While we were down there, we went to a Durham Bulls game where I was able to also meet up with Deborah Lowenthal Sorin ’94; she lives in the Durham area with her husband Dan and their two kids. In June, Kerry Brenner ’94 and I were able to spend some time with Rachel Deyette Werkema ’94, who was passing through the area with her husband Joel and their twin daughters (rising high school seniors) on a fairly epic college tour/road trip (visit to Wesleyan planned for late August). Kerry, who also lives in the D.C. suburbs with her husband Morrie Dworkin and their two kids, graciously hosted all of us so we could have some time to see each other and catch up. Kerry works on science education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Rachel is a lecturer in the economics department at Wellesley College. Finally, in early July John Pollock ’94 was in the area to speak at a conference on his specialty—the right to counsel for low-income people in civil cases—and we were able to meet him and his son Merritt at the newly renovated Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and had a wonderful day with the two of them.”

Dan Crane now makes documentaries. His directorial premiere, Let Me Be Me, about an autistic boy who grows up to be a fashion designer premiered last year at DOCNYC and is available on most VOD platforms. A documentary he wrote about professional lacrosse called Fate of a Sport premiered at TriBeCa this summer, and The End of the World — a film he produced with Matt Tyrnauer ’91 about Bennington College premieres at Telluride in September.

Bill Wiggins writes, “After 25 years working in financial regulation in Washington, D.C., (much of it with Jake Lesser ’91) and surviving the prior administration and COVID by writing a wildlife/history novel, I was recently named CFO of the National Endowment for the Arts. If you’re in D.C. or coming through, let me know.”

Jason Levy is living on Long Island with his wife Neda and two sons (ages 7 and 9). He’s serving as deputy CIO for Educational Technology Strategy for the NYC Department of Education. 

Chris Osmond writes, “I was so proud to watch our eldest son Sammy Osmond ’22 graduate last month! I’d talk about what he’s doing next, but I suppose he’s got his own alumni update to do now. Go Wes!”

Anne Beaven writes, “Very excited to be traveling again after a long COVID hiatus. Margaret, Eli, and I went to Barcelona in March and right now we are in Australia seeing Margaret’s family for the first time in three years.”

Eve Abrams created and was the lead producer of the podcast, Hot Farm, from the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Alison MacAdam ’99 was Eve’s editor!  Hot Farm tells the stories of the people who grow our food—people whose stories offer solutions for how we can keep eating in the age of climate change. It’s the perfect mix of science, policy, and personal narrative, and miraculously, an upbeat series about, arguably, our biggest problem.

Abigail Lorber Clarkson writes, “I have made a career change to public librarianship and am finishing up a master’s of Library and Information Science degree. I also in recent years began studying piano again after carting my piano around North Carolina and Texas but not playing it for over 20 years. I currently live with my family and pets just outside Asheville, North Carolina.”

SUZANNA HENSHON | suzannahenshon@yahoo.com

SARAH ESTOW | sarah_estow@hotmail.com