Mel McCrea received an MA in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is in clinical practice with Sessions Psychotherapy and is accepting new clients in California.
Lorraine Umwiza Githiora says, “I’m expecting my first child in June 2024! That’s the biggest news I can think of. 🙂 . . . . I am in New York, working as a program manager for CUNY. The granny hobbies I picked up as a child continue to bring me solace—jigsaw puzzles, fiber arts, and baking.”
Elena (Won) Kermah says, “I am currently living in Pennsylvania. I have six kids, who are all being homeschooled. My husband is working on his PhD in Hebrew bible. We returned from living in Israel a few years ago and are planning to do international Christian missions in West Africa as our long-term goal.”
Alex Pfeiffer Reynolds “spent a great four days lounging on the beach and eating tacos with Adam Maxwell and his family, [who were] visiting from Steamboat Springs, down in Las Gaviotas, Rosarito, Baja Mexico. We had a great time catching up and shared some laughs about how we first met, living next door to each other on Clark 1 freshman year!”
Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase shares, “I continue my work as a professional cellist and teaching artist in the greater Boulder, Colorado, area, where I stayed after receiving a master’s of music degree in cello performance from the University of Colorado. Three years ago I founded Cellists for Change, a nonprofit that aspires to build a more equitable, inclusive, and connected world by investing in young people while making sustained progress toward paradigm shifts within the classical music sphere. Check us out at www.cellistsforchange.org! I travel to Huehuetenango, Guatemala, on a regular basis to work with Escuela de Cuerdas, a school of music partnered with Cellists for Change, and volunteer with a cleft lip/palate medical mission through Rotary International. When not teaching or performing, I enjoy foraging with my herbalist nurse wife out the backdoor of our high-altitude permaculture home, reading in front of a cozy fire with our two orange kittens, and dreaming up Cellists for Change’s next big project!”
Jesse Young married Michele Viterise at a ceremony near their home in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2023, where they were joined by their dear Wes friends Katey Rich, Nat Webb, Nicole Weiskopf, Rachel Wertheimer, Hayley Stokar, Dana Raviv, Paul McElfresh, Rae Kaplan ’07, Jessica Chayes ’07, Margaret Dickson ’07, Lauren Smith ’07, as well as Jesse’s brothers, Zach Young ’08 and Ethan Young ’13! And, yes, they all sang the Wes fight song, as well as MGMT’s Kids (the unofficial Wes fight song).
Nina Eichacker and Johann Patlak and their “two daughters (now eight and six!) are keeping on keeping on in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, where we are all loving life in the Ocean State. If you find yourself in those parts, please reach out!” Nina is working as an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island; Johann is an anesthesiologist working at Rhode Island Hospital.
Sam Han says, “After living in Perth, Australia, I moved to London with my partner, Ruth, in 2022. I continue to teach sociology and media studies, now at Brunel University. My latest book, The Concept of Tragedy: Its Importance for the Social Sciences in Unsettled Times, was published in April by Routledge. When not reading, writing, and teaching, I’ve been walking around the city with Ruth and making photographs in earnest and have been posting quite a bit on my Instagram (@dolo.graphs).”
Jane Hendrickson | email@example.com