CLASS OF 2005 | 2020 | ISSUE 3

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Daniela Gesundheit moved back to Los Angeles after nearly a decade in Toronto where she obtained Canadian citizenship. In her work as a vocalist, composer, and cantor, she has collaborated with celebrated acoustic biologist Katy Payne (Songs of the Humpback Whale, and to whom she was introduced by Frances Jacobus-Parker) for performances and workshops that feature choirs trained in the principles of Humpback whale “composition.” “I serve as the cantor for Shir Libeynu, the first queer-inclusive synagogue in Toronto and officiate lifecycle rituals throughout the United States and Canada. My latest project, Alphabet of Wrongdoing, an album of Jewish prayers and blessings encircling themes of reckoning and forgiveness reimagined for secular audiences and secular spaces, will be out in September 2020.” She hopes you have all been safe and well through this upended time. 

In July, Jane Morley became a RRCA level 1 certified running coach and is coaching beginners and experienced runners remotely during the pandemic. She was excited and privileged to have Randy Accetta ’85—her friend from the 2017 Wilder running and writing retreat—as one of her instructors in the two-day Zoom certification course, which covered the important contributions to the sport by prominent Wes alumni Jeff Galloway ’67, Amby Burfoot ’68, and Bill Rogers ’70. She’s on Instagram @janemorleyrunning.

Dennis King-Yeung Chan is releasing his very first strategy board game “Beyond the Sun,” a space civilization game about humankind at the dawn of the Spacefaring Era. It is published by Rio Grande Games and will be available in November 2020.

Marcella Winearls | marcellawinearls@gmail.com