CLASS OF 2003 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

Mayuran Tiruchelvam produced the documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin—following the San Francisco author’s journey from a conservative son of the Old South to gay rights’ pioneer. Winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, Untold Tales premiered theatrically in New York and San Francisco in September, and will broadcast nationally on PBS Independent Lens on January 1.

Alison Plenge and Colin Aitken have made the happy relocation from D.C. to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where Colin is an assistant professor in the biology department at Vassar. Alison works remotely as an attorney in the international corporate group of Norton Rose Fulbright. They are happy to be closer to more Wes friends in the New York region and to have escaped the craziness of D.C. life with their two kids, Nora (3.5) and Lucas (15 months).

Caitlin Snow Clark is a program director for the Worthington Scholars program in Rockland, Maine. The program supports local students with scholarships, mentoring, and professional development opportunities as they pursue two- and four-year degrees in Maine.

Coe Will Hoeksema ended her 10-year stint at FXFOWLE Architects (where she briefly shared many high fives with Steve Scribner ’02) to become the marketing manager for WE Design, a small, woman-owned landscape architecture firm in Brooklyn with a focus on green infrastructure design. She lives south of Prospect Park with her husband and exceptionally charming 2-year-old son, Owen Calder.

In April, Arturo Vidich and wife Julia welcomed their second child, Juniper Auberon. Their son, Ryder Metteya, is almost 4 and is a great big brother. For the last three years, Arturo has been at work on his first novel, a Soviet-era sci-fi fantasy story which was awarded a project grant by Creative Capital. Last year he and his family took a road trip to northern New Mexico for a six-week artist residency. They now reside in BedStuy, Brooklyn.

Katie Nordine is the executive assistant to Leonard C. Goodman, an attorney and philanthropist in Chicago focused on issues related to social justice, reforming the criminal justice system, and supporting workers’ rights. She is enjoying living in Evanston with her two crazy kids, Nils and Valley, her husband, Dave, and their fluffy dog, Kashyyyk. She is thrilled that her longtime Wes buddy, Jacob Goldsmith and wife Rachel, son Ben, and pup Penny, are now just a few blocks away.

Three of the five former residents of 66 Home reunited over brunch in Boston with their families—Andrea Wilson McCoy, Julia Marcus, and Cara Herbitter. Cara completed her master’s in clinical psychology en route to pursuing her doctorate at UMass Boston. This fall, Andrea started a new position as the director of the theater program at Medfield High School.

Ricardo Watson and his family are expecting their second child, another boy, at the end of November. The Watson family spent a week in L.A. with Bobby Joe Clinkscales and his family.

Glen Lindeke was married to Jinwen Guo on February 7, and their daughter, Lotus, was born on June 6. They live in Medford, Mass., and both work as chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. They have enjoyed visits from friends and family including godfather Justin Conroy, Arnab Bhattasali, and Ku Yoo ’00.

Amy Tannenbaum | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2003 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Jill Benson Gustafson graduated with her master’s degree in nursing and is a certified nurse midwife. She also has a 2-year-old son and lives with her husband, Brett, in Asheville, N.C.

On February 22, Jesse P. Karlsberg and his wife, Lauren Bock, welcomed their first child, Lucey Rose Karlsberg, into the world. The family is living in Atlanta, where Jesse accepted a full-time position back in September as senior digital scholarship strategist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Jesse edits Sounding Spirit, a series of digital critical editions of vernacular sacred American music published by the University of North Carolina Press, and is managing editor of Atlanta Studies, a digital journal on the Atlanta metropolitan region.

Joanne Alcantara is the executive director for API Chaya, a nonprofit organization working to end violence. They provide direct services to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors from all communities.

Leanne Crowley is living in Los Angeles with her husband, Josh, and 2-1/2 -year-old daughter, Finley. She is a post-production supervisor, most recently on The History of Comedy, a documentary series for CNN, airing this summer.

Rachel Wallis has spent the last two years organizing Gone But Not Forgotten, a community memorial quilt for individuals killed by the Chicago Police. Three panels of the quilt are on exhibit this summer at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, State of Incarceration.

After teaching last year in the Yale Music Department as a lecturer in ethnomusicology, John A. Graham is back in Tbilisi with his wife and two kids, working on turning his dissertation on Georgian traditional polyphony into a book. He is running a niche cultural tours business called johngrahamtours.com and welcomes all Wes alumni to come explore the Caucasus region!

After over four years as an assistant clerk magistrate, Samantha Gillombardo Larson is an attorney at a law firm that specializes in elder care and financial planning for people with special needs. Her husband, Brian, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her son, Myles, starts kindergarten in the fall. Her daughter, Ruby, age 2-1/2, is crushed that she can’t ride the school bus, too. In January, Sam and Emily Teitsworth traveled to Barbados, and their families will reunite in Aspen, Colo., for Emily’s sister’s wedding in September.

Jesse Soursourian is in production for a documentary about a team of women in Nagorno-Karabakh who work to clear the country of land mines left over from their war of independence.

Julia Marcus moved to the Boston area to be closer to her husband Benny’s family. She’s doing infectious disease research as an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, navigating the wonderful chaos of a new baby (Lucy) and a toddler (Asa), and reconnecting with freshman-year roommate Cara Herbitter.

Caroline Knox shared that 8 Warren ladies are expanding their brood. Sarah Snyder welcomed Hannah Autumn Snyder in 2016 and Jensen Knox Lindow arrived in 2017.

Matt Kushner and Lauren Kushner (Brown ’04) are expecting their second child, a girl, in October. Their first, Marian, is almost 2 and is keeping them very busy. Matt is coming up on three years working at Method Studios in Chelsea as a VFX technical director, and Lauren is working as a 3D generalist at AMNH.

Rachel (Morris) Bruce and her husband, Sam, welcomed their daughter, Leah Sivan Bruce to the world on March 6.

Emily Teitsworth has been living in the Bay Area on and off since 2004, working to advance girls’ rights globally. She is the executive director of GirlVentures, and invites Wes alumni to drop by the Women’s Building in San Francisco to connect.

Amy Tannenbaum | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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Alison Criscitiello, back from the Indian Himalaya, is now director of Canada’s national ice core lab, based at University of Alberta.

After completing his M.F.A. in filmmaking from Columbia University, Jesse Soursourian will travel to Nagorno-Karabakh this spring to direct a documentary about an all-women team of land-mine-removal specialists.

Katie Nordine has taken on new challenges working in communications for Baker Demonstration School in Wilmette, Ill. She also runs her own small event planning business, Nordine Events, and dabbles in teaching yoga, having received her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate last year. She enjoys binge-watching and binge-reading (which with her two children, Nils Heltibrand and Vallely Nordine, around really means reading a page or two of a book and, at most, one whole episode of a show). She and her husband, Dave Heltibrand, live in Evanston and look forward to longer stretches of uninterrupted silence.

Matt Sienkiewic ’03 explores America’s efforts to employ “soft-psy” media to generate pro-American sentiment in the Middle East in The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media since 9/11 (Rutgers University Press).

Jeremy Cluchey was elected to the Select Board in his town of Bowdoinham, Maine, where he lives with his wife, Sally, and kids, Rose and Fred. He works as communications director at Maine Audubon, a wildlife conservation group.

Rikkia Ben Yehudah, a long time resident of New Haven, Conn., is the founder of Xpressive Arts Creative Solutions for Everyday Living. She is an expressive arts therapist and consultant, as well as a wife and mommy. She keeps in contact with longtime Wesleyan friend Sherry-Ann Brown, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, and Chaya Braxton ’02, a branding and marketing consultant who helps her with the business. Connect with Rikkia if you are in New Haven.

Alison Plenge, Colin Aitken, and their daughter, Nora, were excited to welcome Lucas into their family on June 2. Nora is a great big sister, and Alison and Colin are happy to be the parents of two wonderful little kids, despite being completely exhausted. In July, the family will pack up and move from D.C. to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where Colin is joining the faculty of the biology department at Vassar. Needless to say, the timing of getting out of D.C. couldn’t be better, and everyone is looking forward to being closer to friends in the NYC region!

George Obulutsa is still going strong and growing grey knee hairs working for Reuters News in Nairobi. He had the pleasure of meeting with Sunho Hwang ’05 when he visited Kenya in July.

Jesse P. Karlsberg and his wife, Lauren Bock, are living in Atlanta and expecting their first child in February. After a year as a postdoctoral fellow, Jesse accepted a new job as senior digital scholarship strategist at the Emory University Center for Digital Scholarship where he oversees the center’s project process and edits Sounding Spirit (soundingspirit.org), a series of digital critical editions of the American southern sacred music diaspora using a new platform developed at the center. Jesse also manages Atlanta Studies (atlantastudies.org), a multi-modal scholarly magazine on the Atlanta metropolitan region.

Pete Harvey is taking a sabbatical in 2017 to travel and would love to meet any Wes grads living in Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Norway, Sweden, or Iceland. Say hi at peteharvey@gmail.com. Advice and tips very welcome.

Arcelie Reyes and Evan Newell ’02 recently moved to Evan’s hometown in Vermont. Sledding and snowboarding down the driveway with the kids (Kingston, 7, Phoenix, 5, and Cassius, 1) is their current favorite pastime.

Roberta Pereira is currently the producing director of The Playwrights Realm, an off-Broadway theater company dedicated to early-career playwrights. Their production of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves recently completed two sold-out runs and was lauded by Forbes as “a milestone for women in entertainment.” and made it on The New York Times list of the Best Theater of 2016.

Amra Turalic and her husband, Jimmy Maynard, had a little girl in July. Her name is Marilyn Zada, and she is a happy little baby who likes to explore NYC, listen to songs and stories, communicate, and smile. She brings her family so much joy.

Meredith Barrett and Aaron Stoertz have an 18-month-old daughter, Winslow Elizabeth Stoertz (Wes ’37). She enjoys chalking with offspring from Wes alums in the Bay Area.

Amy Tannenbaum | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2003 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Congratulations to Michael Lewis, who recently got engaged to David Scott.

In March, Jacob A. Bennett and his wife, Charlotte, welcomed baby Eloise into the world, just a couple of months before Charlotte completed studies in a speech-language pathology master’s program. They then moved from Philadelphia to the University of New Hampshire’s education PhD program, where Jacob accepted a role as a graduate assistant, concentrating on higher education policy. Charlotte is now a speech pathologist; Jacob is completing the transition from English professor to education student; and Eloise is cutting teeth and starting to crawl.

Alison Criscitiello, who was awarded the Mugs Stump Award for alpinism this year, is headed this fall to the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya to attempt a first ascent on Brahmasar II.

Joey Wender and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their first child, Sam, into the world on Aug 11.

Anna Christensen and husband Gabe welcomed their first child, Maya, in April.

Gabriela Herman and her husband, Tyson Evans, welcomed their first child, Emilia, on June 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard hospital. All enjoyed a memorable summer on-island before heading back home to Brooklyn.

Juliet Werner directed her first feature documentary, The Laughter Life. The film looks at a group of young Mormon comedians with their own sketch comedy TV show. It premiered at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Film Festival, co-founded by Lloyd Komesar ’74, P’07.

Amy Tannenbaum | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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Noah and Julia Bruckner Newman welcomed their daughter, Hannah Adele Newman, into the world on May 23rd. She couldn’t have arrived at a better time—Julia just finished her OB/GYN residency program and Noah just wrapped up four years working on Pixar’s summer release, Finding Dory.

Anna Christensen and her husband, Gabe, welcomed their first baby, Maya Judith, on April 10.

John A. Graham defended his dissertation at Princeton University and is graduating in May, 2016. This year, he taught his first graduate course at Yale University, and next year will be back in Tbilisi, Georgia, working on his book and leading wine, music, and culture tours (georgianchant.org/tours). The family welcomed another child, Sebastian, in February.

AMY TANNENBAUM | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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George Obulutsa is still going strong as a correspondent for Reuters News, based in Nairobi, and had the pleasure of covering Pope Francis’s visit to Kenya in 2015.

Marisa LaScala and Jesse Hassenger ’02 welcomed their daughter, Eloise, in October. They live in Brooklyn in an apartment almost big enough for the three of them.

Coe Hoeksema (Will) and husband Craig, welcomed their son Owen Calder Hoeksema on Aug. 24, 2015. He is so delightful that Coe quit her architectural marketing job of 10 years at FXFOWLE and took a position as marketing manager for WE Design in Brooklyn, within walking distance of her apartment. She continues her freelance architectural photography work on the side.

Neville Galloway-Williams began a year-long clinical psychology post-doc in PTSD at the Baltimore VA in July 2015. She, her partner Joshua, and their daughter, Alice, welcomed baby Louis in Dec. 2015. The family of four continues to enjoy Baltimore, and they have been lucky enough to hang out with Rachel Gooze ’02 and Amy Sanchez ’02. Anyone in the Baltimore area is welcome to come hang out!

Arcelie Reyes and Evan Newell ’02 welcomed their third child, Cassius, on Feb. 2. Cassius was born peacefully at home and is getting lots of loving attention from his older siblings, Kingston and Phoenix. Arcelie has been busy attending other Brooklyn mothers and babies as a birth doula and providing postpartum support, including lactation counseling and babywearing tutorials.

Bethany Caruso completed her doctorate in public health at Emory University in mid-December 2015, and just two weeks later she and her husband, Matthew Freeman ’00, welcomed their daughter, Hannelore Scout Caruso Freeman. Bethany and Matt both work at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.

AMY TANNENBAUM | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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Eve Hadley is a nurse-midwife in Rockport, Maine. She and her husband welcomed their son, Solomon Sugar Nelson, in January.

Jessica Ely is splitting her time these days working at Wolff Olins, a creative agency in NYC, and spending weekends at her house in the Berkshires where she paints and volunteers at the organic farm next door.

Roberta Pereira was appointed the producing director of The Playwrights Realm, an Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to supporting early career playwrights. She also continues to run Dress Circle Publishing, the premiere publisher of theater-themed books.

Neville Galloway-Williams has earned the title of Dr. Galloway-Williams. She is completing a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in PTSD at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. She, her partner Joshua, and daughter Alice (4), are thrilled to share that a new baby will be joining the family some time around Thanksgiving this year. They would love to hear from anyone living in the Baltimore area.

Johanna Russ and Rebecca Cohen welcomed their second daughter, Flora Josie, on June 28. Along with big sister Iris, they live in Chicago where Jo is an archivist for the Chicago Public Library and Rebecca is an attorney for the Office of the State Appellate Defender. They are also very proud of Vanessa Carbonell, who earned tenure at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches in the Department of Philosophy.

Chris Watters published a book, The Gamer’s Bucket List, in which he recommends a diverse selection of video games for your edification and enjoyment. He still loves living in Berkeley, with Jill Green ’02, who continues to outdo herself as the properties supervisor at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

On a beautiful July day, Amra Turalic and Jimmy Maynard were wed in Brooklyn, N.Y. Amra and Jimmy live in and enjoy all that New York City has to offer. Amra still works in healthcare PR and is loving it.

Christopher Walsh and Austin Horne Walsh welcomed their son, Cary James Walsh, in August.

Juliet Werner works as a segment producer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and loves that living in NYC means she’s surrounded by great friends from Wesleyan.

Sonya Behnke Page was married to Emlen Page on Aug. 8, 2015 in Walpole, Maine. The couple celebrated with family and friends, including many Wesleyan alums.

Ricardo Watson welcomes the birth of his first child, Ricardo Junior, born March 2nd in London.

Aaron Gilary is in the D.C. area working for the Census Bureau, producing labor force estimates and conducting research for the Current Population Survey. In February, he and his wife, Jennifer Styles, welcomed their daughter, Nora Jane Gilary.

AMY TANNENBAUM | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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Last April, Nezia Azmi relocated to Honolulu where she now lives with her husband and recently began working as international and special programs coordinator in the Dean’s Office for the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa. Nezia and Paul enjoy days at the beach as well as ridiculously perfect mangoes and papayas on a regular basis.

Retse Johnson-Daniel is living in Atlanta with her husband, Alfred, and 4-year-old daughter, Ania Mari. She works as a special education and science teacher at Dutchtown High School, where she also co-sponsors Sisters of Virtue and coaches the swim team. Retse was awarded Teacher of the Year for the 2014–2015 school year and recently gave birth to her second daughter, Amya Irie, on Feb. 3.

Arcelie Reyes has begun working as a birth and postpartum doula in NYC. Having already helped a lot of parents and their breastfeeding babies as a La Leche League leader, Arcelie is excited to delve deeper into birth work. She and Evan Newell ’02 are looking forward to September, when their daughter, Phoenix, will join her big brother, Kingston, at school.

Rachel Morris was married to Samuel Bruce on May 17th. Many Wesleyan alumni spanning more than a decade of class years were in attendance. The couple continues to reside in New York City.

Geoffrey Hill completed his fellowship in interventional radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in June of 2014. He, his wife and two children moved to Saratoga Springs, where he is working for Adirondack Radiology and developing a new interventional oncology program at Glens Falls Hospital.

Emily Chenette welcomed a baby son, Avelino Hudson, on Aug. 14, 2014. She is still living in the Hartford area and is a social worker.

Jessie Rubin is living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, working at Yahoo on its event marketing team, and was planning to marry her fiancé, Darius Van Arman, in Brooklyn come August, with many Wesleyan friends in attendance.

Alison Criscitiello successfully completed Borderski (an all-women’s winter ski traverse of the Pamirs in Tajikistan)! She headed to the Canadian high Arctic for May to drill ice cores as part of a new project she is the principal investigator on.

Andrew and Betsy Fippinger welcomed their second child, Henry David Fippinger (Wesleyan class of 2037), into the world on June 3, 2015.

John A. Graham accepted a one year position as a post-doctoral associate at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. He would love to reconnect with alums in the area!

Dana Goldman lives in her hometown, Atlanta, with her husband and daughter. She started her own psychotherapy private practice this past year, Stone Cottage Counseling, treating kids, teens, and adults.

Rikkia Hunter Ben Yehudah is living in New Haven, Conn. She works at a large nonprofit organization as a clinical director. She is an expressive arts therapist and will receive her license to practice counseling this year. She is married and has three children. She also works with youth and the arts and hopes to develop an organization with her colleagues.

Meghan Kelly (now Kelly-Stallings) works as a policy analyst for the Seattle Public Library. She and her husband, Danny, welcomed their new addition, Amos, on Feb. 22. One of Amos’s favorite baby-sitters is Kristin Kyrka ’04.

Jill Benson lives in Asheville, N.C., and is pursuing a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery at East Carolina University. She and her husband, Brett, just welcomed a new addition to their family, a bouncing baby boy named Miles Rafael.

Ariana Mufson Dazet graduated from Simmons College with her MSW, specializing in perinatal social work, and will be starting off her new career at McLean Psychiatric Hospital. Her son, Desmond, is almost a year old.

This fall, Aaron Paige will begin his second year as a visiting assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Denver.

After 11 years of teaching middle school humanities and developing curriculum, Liz Simmons is a doctoral candidate at Penn in the teaching, learning, and teacher education division.

In early June, 15 ladies gathered in Waterbury Vt., to celebrate Sonya Behnke. Participants included Erin MaloneMelissa CourtemancheJulie PerlinCatherine (Rodin) FaulkLaura Pfeiffenberger, Dr. Sarabeth Broder-FingertEmily BermanMartina McPherson ’04Bernadette Doykos ’04Meriel Darzen ’04Jenna Flateman Posner ’04Leila Bozorg ’04, and Lynn Leber ’06. They’re all excited to gather again on the Maine Coast in early August for the nuptials.

Matt Kushner and Lauren Edgar Kushner welcomed their first child, Marian Lois Kushner, on June 10th at 2:09 in the afternoon, weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 20 inches. Mom and baby are fine and all are home getting used to the beginnings of family life.

Kate Reder married Nadeem Sheikh on May 9, 2015. Ari Wolfe and Juliet Werner were in Kate’s bridal party. Ari and Peter Wilson-Tobin sang during the ceremony. Other Wesleyan friends were in attendance: Cara Zwerling-MoellerRigel MassaroJoanna Shalleck-Klein ’04Dan MogerJenny Gassman-PinesClaire Kessler-Bradner, and Alex Krassner ’02. Kate and Nadeem live in London and invite alums passing through to reach out.

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Joseph Gindi moved back to Boston in June, and is happy to be reunited with lots of Wesleyan friends in that city.

Vida Long teaches English and German at the American International School in Salzburg. She welcomes contact from Wes alum teachers (especially English or math) who’d like to join her next year, or recent grads who’d like to work as an RAs.

Jesse Soursourian co-wrote a short film that was accepted by the Sundance Film Festival, and screened this January in Park City, Utah. He will be finishing his final semester of his MFA in film at Columbia University at the end of May.

Sandy Glassman White (who now goes by her Hebrew name, Samara) and her husband, Troy White, are excited to announce the release of their first children’s book, Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist (acupuncturekidsbook.com), written by Samara and illustrated by Troy. Samara graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She’s a licensed acupuncturist and craniosacral therapist, specializing in infant craniosacral work. Samara and Troy were married last May.

Josh Daniels was reelected to the Berkeley School Board and was co-chair of the successful Yes on Measure D campaign, which was the first approved soda tax in the US.

Ben Rhatigan continues a very pleasant life in Barcelona, working as a management consultant for a firm specializing in organizations in emerging economies, and is currently on a project in Nigeria and Kenya. If any ’03ers are around that area, he’d love to be in touch.

Claire Lutgendorf McPhee and husband Christopher continue to love life in beautiful Bellingham, Wash., where she is a veterinarian. In May, they welcomed son Henry Alpin McPhee, into the world. They have since been seeking adventures, one scenic diaper change at a time.

Jason Pinter married Dana Lauren Klinek on Nov. 29th at Shadowbrook, an event space in Shrewsbury, N.J.

Alison Criscitiello is headed to the Pamir Mountains to complete a first, all-women’s winter ski traverse of the Tajikistan border with Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China (borderski.com). She and her teammates will explore the impact of fences on migratory wildlife, and hope to inspire people to think about borders in different ways.

Jeremy Cluchey is director of creative design at Bates College. He and wife Sally welcomed their second child, a boy named Fred, in late 2014.

Kirsten Yamaguchi is working in film previsualization. As a CG shot creator, Kirsten helps plan the action, cameras, and framing for film sequences in 3D visualization software.

Katrina Nordine and husband Dave Heltibrand, welcomed their second child, Vallely Nordine, on March 4, 2014. Their son, Nils Heltibrand, is petitioning hard for additional siblings, with little success to date. Katie has also launched Nordine Events, an event planning outfit.

Amy and Tom Hodgman are living in Evanston, Ill. They just enjoyed a vacation to North Captiva Island with their, son Sam, 3-1/2, and daughter, Aquinnah (Quinn), born April 2014. Tom works at The Nature Conservancy, doing large scale land conservation in North America.

Mayuran Tiruchelvam received a creative producing fellowship from the Sundance Institute, where he met four inspiring Sundance and Wes alums Matthew Greenfield ’90, Jonas Carpignano  ’06, Dan Janvey ’06, and Michael Gottwald ’06. His production of Across the Sea, a Turkish-American romantic drama, received the Audience Award at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival. He wrote a crime thriller, The Girl is in Trouble, to be released April 2015 across North America by eOne Films.

AMY TANNENBAUM | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu

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Divya Gupta started a new job in Irvine, Calif., at the law firm Severson & Werson, where she practices financial services litigation. She and her husband welcomed their second daughter last fall. Baby Niyati joins big sister Jahnavi, who just turned 5.

Caroline Knox is moving to Asheville, N.C., with her husband, Mike, and new baby, Adeline Reid Lindow.

Bayard Templeton and his wife, Alex, were delighted to welcome their wonderful daughter, Elisabeth (“Issie”) Ruth Templeton, into the world on April 8th, weighing 6 lbs., 7oz. Bayard continues to teach middle school history, coach girls’ basketball and softball, and advise the karaoke club at Germantown Academy; he and his family now live in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.

Ann Chen received the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Starting in September, she will be traveling across Western Canada, mapping and documenting the communities along the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.You can follow her journey on Nat Geo’s website. Wes people living in Alberta or BC should give her a holler.

Tejas Desai is building his New Wei literary movement. In spring 2014 several of his articles on literature were published, including in the Huffington Post Books Section, Neworld Review, and Publishing Perspectives. He also gave many radio and print interviews, read at the renowned KGB Bar Reading Series, and exhibited at the AWP Conference in Seattle. He is currently writing the second book of The Brotherhood Trilogy, which he is calling a “noir epic,” as well as articles and book reviews.

Earlier this year Gabriel Popkin began a new career as an independent science writer, and recently had his first piece published in this magazine. He lives in Mount Rainier, Md., just outside Washington, DC.

Aaron Paige will be starting a three-year post-doc in ethnomusicology at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music in the fall.

Arturo Vidichand his wife, Julia, had a baby boy on February 1st named Ryder Metteya.

AMY TANNENBAUM | atannenbaum@wesleyan.edu