Tag Archive for 2009

CLASS OF 2009 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Hi ’09er’s! Below are a few updated on your classmates. Chris Mixon was married in Dallas, Texas, in October and had Steve Rebh, Pearce Talbot, Alex Segal, and Carl Maloni keeping him in check. Max Krafft married his long-time partner, Thomas Zemp (Brown University ’05), in October. Their wedding was officiated by their good friend,…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Hi, Class of 2009! So much news to report this time around. Below are some of the latest and greatest updates from your fellow classmates. Wesleyan tennis superstars Matthew O’Connell (aka OC, aka Cash Money, aka Oye Tiooo) and Ania Preneta were married in Newport, R.I., on July 9. Many members of the Wesleyan community…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Greetings class of 2009! We have some exciting updates from our classmates! Brian Studwell graduated with a master of human-computer interaction and design from the University of Washington and jumped down the coast to work at Ravel Law, a Bay Area startup building tools for legal research. Having spent several years in the Pacific Northwest and…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Having finished her four-year teaching-writing MFA stint in Iowa City, Sara Deniz Akant is now bouncing around Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her first full-length book of poems, Babette, was selected by Maggie Nelson ’94 and published this past November by Rescue Press. She is also the author of Parades (Omnidawn, 2014), and Latronic Strag (Persistent Editions, 2015). Sara recently returned from a residency at the MacDowell Colony…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Hello, class of 2009! I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season. Below are some quick updates on your fellow classmates: Brittany Delany recently moved back to California to take a full-time position at the La Quinta Arts Foundation. She writes, “It was so lovely to connect with Leslie Prado ’08 in Washington D.C. in September. [I’m] currently making…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Your fellow classmates have been busy earning degrees, publishing works, traveling, and getting married—read below for more details! Kwabea Osae-Kwapong just received her MBA from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. Rachel Berkowitz graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in May. In July, she will begin a one-year optometry residency at the Boston VA healthcare system in…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Hi, everyone! After a grueling winter, your fellow classmates have been eager to share their latest and greatest news. Hope you enjoy! After several months of training in DC, Max Krafft is heading off to begin his new career as a diplomat in the Foreign Service with an assignment to the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara,…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Let’s welcome the fall/winter season with some new updates from your fellow classmates! George Bennum is living in Cambridge, Mass. He works for Bjönd, a healthcare start-up co-founded by Dave Blauer ’84 and Ben Flynn ’03. Their first application, called BjöndHealth, invents and automates hyper-personalized workflows that clinicians, social workers, and family members execute collaboratively…

TOAN VU TRAN ’09

TOAN VU TRAN, a video blogger based in Hanoi, Vietnam, died July 23, 2014. He was 27. Known as Toan Shinoda to his followers, he returned to live and work in Vietnam after graduation from Wesleyan. His humorous video blogs covered various topics of modern social issues, and he was also know for music videos…

CLASS OF 2009 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

Your fellow ’09ers have been staying busy—below is a glimpse into some of the exciting things your peers have been up to… Jake Abrahamson writes and edits stories for Sierra magazine. He recently covered Trevor Thomas, a blind long-distance backpacker, and a group of unlikely environmentalists in Missouri’s Ozarks. Alex Segal is living in Los…