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Kate Reder Sheikh lives in San Francisco with her husband and two kids (future Wesleyan grads?). She is a partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa and a member of Chief.

Kate Standish just moved with her family back to Managua, Nicaragua. She continues working for Boston University in the Family Medicine Department (mostly remotely), doing clinical and health services research on breastfeeding among high-risk and underserved populations, as well as clinical breastfeeding medicine. Her son Noah is seven years old.

Anna Seastrand will be spending the academic year (2022–23) as a fellow in garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., working on her second book, Trees and the Ecologies of Sacred Art in Southern India. She’d love to catch up with anyone in the area. 

Ryan Garbalosa has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Medical Association representing his district. He still currently serves as the chief of medicine at Prisma Health Tuomey hospital in Sumter, South Carolina, and was named “Best Cardiologist” in Sumter County for 2022 in the annual “Best of Sumter” awards hosted by the Sumter Item recognizing professionals in the area.

Ami Boghani has been living and writing in Los Angeles since 2018. She’s currently working on a to-be-announced DreamWorks show that will air on Apple TV next year.

Matt Kushner has been working as the head of VFX Technology for the past year at Illuminarium Experiences, an immersive entertainment company based in Atlanta. Matt has worked on Wild (an African safari show) that premiered in summer 2021, Space (an outer-space show) that premiered in summer 2022, and has helped integrate a Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective and Waking Wonderland, a narrative Alice in Wonderland sequel. Illuminarium also opened a second location in Las Vegas’s Area 15 in spring 2022, which is a haven for immersive content. Matt still lives in Jersey City and works mostly remotely for Illuminarium. Lauren Kushner (Brown ’04) is still working at the American Museum of Natural History and is in the process of building interactive AR content for an insectarium that will be part of a brand-new wing to the museum. Kids Mimi (seven) and Tessa (four and a half) will be entering second grade and kindergarten respectively in the fall.

AMY TANNENBAUM GOTTLIEB | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu