CLASS OF 2010 | 2020 | ISSUE 2

Greetings, Class of 2010!  Please enjoy the following notes from our classmates around the world:

Keisuke Yamashita and Ginger Patana started an omakase food tour business in Japan. “We take people to very top-notch restaurants people do not otherwise have access to. If anyone comes to visit Japan and wants to try amazing authentic food (sushi, tempura, Japanese western food, etc.), please DM us! Keisuke and Ginger’s business can be found at instagram.com/gastropolitan.tokyo.

Emily Sheehan reports: “In the little Philadelphia row home where I reside with my husband and daughter, I’ve been learning what a social 2-year-old enjoys when she needs to stay home and can’t play with friends, including a lot of tower-building and some drive-by-birthday celebrations. I’m grateful to work in the safety of my home, where I’ve been conducting therapy sessions through the magic of technology. (If anyone finds this to be a challenging time, there are plentiful therapists accepting new clients through telehealth, and many insurance companies are waiving copays, so it’s a good time to add mental health care into your routine.) I’m also enjoying video meetups with friends, including a huge group of fellow ’10 alumni. Grateful for the Wesleyan community in this bizarre time!”

Tony Zosherafatain hopes all of the Wes 2010 family is doing well and staying safe. Tony is still living in NYC (going on a decade now!), but is still a loyal Boston sports fan. He completed production of Trans in Trumpland, a forthcoming documentary about being transgender in the Trump administration era. The film follows four trans Americans living in North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, and Idaho. Keep a lookout for the film’s release around the fall/winter of this year! You can learn more about the film at transintrumpland.com. Tony looks forward to seeing everyone at our next Reunion!

Lauren Valentino finished her PhD in sociology at Duke University and has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of sociology at the Ohio State University, to begin this summer. “My research focuses on how Americans understand and make sense of social inequalities and social hierarchies—a topic I became interested in as a wee sociology major at Wes!”

Shannon Sun-Higginson and Andrew Murphy ’10, MA ’11 are social distancing at their home in Philadelphia with their cat, Professor Minerva McGonagall. Shannon is editing the sizzle for her third feature documentary, Losing Face, while working remotely as a producer and director for All Ages Productions. As a Democratic committeeperson, she works to find safe ways for Philadelphians to vote in the primary and general elections. Andrew received his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in August 2019 and is now entering his final year of medical school, with plans to graduate in May 2021. He is taking clinical classes remotely while studying for his Step 2 exam, and continuing his research on neural networks, for which he was recently published in Science Communications. Since the pandemic has begun, Andrew and Shannon have attended a weekly video chat bad movie night with Gabriel Furtado, Yulhee Cho ’11, and Julien Burns. Their top recs are Jupiter Ascending, Little Italy, and Fateful Findings.

Niki Holtzman-Hayes graduated medical school at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and is headed to NYC with husband Nick Hayes ’09 for residency, where Niki matched into neurology.

A wonderful note from Dan Heinrich: Since graduating, Dan’s path has been largely shaped by Wes, his experiences, and the beautiful people he was lucky to call friends and mentors at Wes. After serving as a senior assistant dean of admission at Wes for four years, Dan finally left Middletown for warmer climes to work at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Lindsay Kokuna ’09 and Lindsay Kosasa ’13 welcomed him with much aloha. Graduate school called him back to New England, where he studied education policy and management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and got to share some laughs and treats with Jorge Delgado. Earning his Ed.M. in 2019, Dan zipped westward yet again to be part of a new and exciting mission-driven secondary school at UCLA, where student wellness and wellbeing are centered equally alongside academic prep and community engagement. In reflecting upon our 10-year Reunion, Dan is grateful to have cultivated lifelong friends at Wes and regularly connects with and sees the likes of LaShawn Springer ’08 and countless others (200 Church!) during his work and personal travels and via the Reading and Writing Rainbow group with Miles Tokunow, Chelsea Rodriguez, Genesis Grullon, and Lorena Estrella who continue to be anchors in his life.

Thanks to those who contributed and, as always, feel free to pass along notes anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

 

CLASS OF 2010 | 2020 | ISSUE 1

Greetings, Class of 2010!  Please enjoy the following updates from our fellow Cardinals.

Kait Halibozek married Jack Fitzmorris in October in Palm Springs, Calif. Her bridesmaids included Katie Boyce-Jacino, Rebecca Weiss Roberts, and Lauren Valentino Yadav. The wedding was also attended by Dave Bachy, Tony Zosherafatain, Rose Agger, Emily Rasenick, Heather Stanton, Brenna Galvin ’11, Carrie Cohen Smolen ’12, Lindsay Keys ’11, and Danielle Klimashousky ’08.

Justin Papermaster reports that “Gary Garofalo and I have started a new company called LoudCrowd in Austin, Texas. Our software helps consumer brands turn their regular customers into advocates. Our platform makes it possible to incentivize and measure customers to create more user-generated content about them on social sites like Instagram. We raised our pre-seed funding round in October, led by Active Capital. We actually work in the same building as a company called People Pattern founded by Ken Cho ’94, so lots of good Wes stories get shared at office happy hours!”

Dan Bloom moved to Seattle in 2015 when his company, Slope, received investment from Microsoft. Dan and his business partner grew Slope (work management software for marketing and creative teams) in Seattle for the last few years, raising money from Wesleyan alumni like Strauss Zelnick ’79 and Frank Sica ’73, and other investors in the Pacific Northwest. In January 2019, Smartsheet Inc. acquired Slope. Dan has been working at Smartsheet for a year now and the Slope technology has been added to Smartsheet’s core capabilities. Dan still lives in Seattle with his fiancée, Laura.

Seth Rosen moved to Brooklyn a few months ago after four years in the Bay Area. He is preparing to start teaching game design as an adjunct at NYU while continuing to work on a few game development projects of his own, one of which Seth hopes to release this year.

Exciting news from Jess Brownfeld Spierer! She and Eric Spierer welcomed their son, David Ari Spierer, on Dec. 5.

J.P. Valette contributes the following: “I completed my family medicine residency at the University of California San Diego in June and I’m halfway through my sports medicine fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. I’m about to finish the hiring process for my first job in primary care sports medicine in San Francisco, where I’ll be moving in August. I’m excited to move back home and finally get my career in medicine started after a long journey of training. Shout out to anyone already in the Bay Area. I would love to reconnect when I get there. In Wesleyan-specific news, I’ve been hanging out with Jed Rendleman ’12 and together we’ve been getting back into Ultimate Frisbee by playing in a recreational men’s winter league and pickup games. We both played on the club team Nietzsch Factor while at Wesleyan. In other news, I’ve been to Burning Man for the past two years and am looking forward to going back this year for another amazing time.”

Katherine Kitfield Bascom is working as a writer-designer creative lead for the analytics and behavior change marketing team at Aetna-CVS Health in NYC. On the side, she is still pursuing her passion for all things fitness. Katherine is happily engaged and living in Jersey City.

Finally, you may have heard that our classmate and friend Pedro Ventura was shot last October by a stranger outside of a nightclub in North Carolina. Pedro suffered major injuries to his spinal cord as a result of this senseless act. Many of you know Pedro as a dear friend, a fighter, and a joy to all who know him. As he embarks on the long road to recovery, our friend is now in need of support. More details on Pedro’s story and his recovery can be found here: gofundme.com/f/hope-for-pedro. If you can, any contribution would go a long way.

Thank you as always for the wonderful updates, and as always, feel free to send them anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

 

CLASS OF 2010 | 2019 | ISSUE 3

Greetings, class of 2010! A short column this time around:

Aivi Doan and Wade Hsu welcomed their second baby and moved to Los Angeles where Aivi is now a physician at CareMore and Wade is a professor at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.

Jesse Bordwin is moving on from academia for a new gig. He reports: “I’m leaving my job as an English professor at the University of Virginia to start as a consultant at the D.C. office of Bain & Company.”

Eugene Podborits and Briana Nixon ’11 celebrated their wedding on Sept. 14. Eugene shares: “It was full of Wesleyan spirit—officiated by Sofia Leitner-Laserna ’12, with best man Lu Yang, and attended by Mason Tang, John Jung, Dave Wolovsky, Sam Bernhardt, Meera Bhardwaj, Peter Lubershane, Aaron Kelley, Joanna Kelley, Ashik Siddique, Gary Chance, and Katie Nihill.”

Mytheos Holt completed a Lincoln Fellowship at the Claremont Institute in California. The Lincoln Fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to study alongside the Claremont Institute’s senior fellows and visiting scholars. Lincoln Fellows study how “the statesmanship and political thought of the Founders and Lincoln should guide policymakers today.”

Finally, make plans for Middletown the weekend of May 21-24, 2020; we are hoping for a great turnout of motivated Cardinals for our 10th Reunion! Details may be found at wesleyan.edu/rc.

Thanks to those who contributed and as always, feel free to pass along notes anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2010 | 2019 | ISSUE 2

Greetings, Class of 2010! Here are a few updates from our classmates around the world:

First, tons of marriage news! Last August, Sean Foley married Liz Collins and received a master’s degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis.

Ben Smolen married Carolyn Cohen ’12 on April 27 in a ceremony at Cielo Farms in Malibu, Calif. Siddhartha Aneja served as Ben’s best man and delivered an outstanding speech. Simon Reinhardt also took part in the ceremony as an usher.

Elizabeth Larner married Bryan Leonard in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Lancaster, S.C., on May 18. Liz’s former “Haus”-mate Gwynne Hunter was a bridesmaid, and Elizabeth’s brother, Aaron Larner ’08, was a groomsman.

Sam Schilit ’10, MA’11 graduated from Harvard Medical School with a PhD in genetics and genomics in March. Three weeks later, she married Jeremy Rosenweig and celebrated with David Baranger, Franni Paley, Emily Hoffman, Emily Sheehan, Chris Ceccolini ’11, Jordan Gratch ’13, Bill Kaplan ’09, Annina DeLeo ’09, Joshua Parks ’09, Becky Eidelman ’11, Todd Rosenthal, Kelsey Tyssowski ’11, and Ian Coss ’11.

Sam Schiltt’s wedding

Jiun Kimm is marrying her soulmate in this summer. She met her soon-to-be husband randomly at a bar in Koreatown three years ago. Emily Johnston, Eric Daniels, and Simone Jennings will be walking down the aisle with her as part of her bridal party. Jiun started a new job as Squarespace’s diversity and inclusion lead. She is working on designing and leading the company’s first retreat for Employee Resource Group (ERG) Co-Chairs. She will be joined at the retreat by Squarespace colleagues Julian Applebaum ’13 and Maimouna Siby ’16.

Lucas Hidalgo contributes: “I moved from NYC last summer and am now living in Austin with my fiancé.” Lucas is working in operations for a charter school and progressing towards a career as a school administrator.

Melina Aguilar is back in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and has founded her own social enterprise on cultural tourism named Isla Caribe. Their goal is to create jobs in the southern part of the island and expose the rich culture and history of Puerto Rico. Melina has gotten many visits from classmates, and suggests that if you want a break, visit the south of Puerto Rico.

Luke Pang reports: “Some of us in Asia are unable to attend the Wes Reunion next May so we are planning to organize a reunion in Tokyo at the end of May 2020. Any alumni who are interested in joining the fun, please contact me (lukepkf@gmail.com), Keisuke Yamashita (yamasubmarine@gmail.com), or Ginger Tangpianpant (patana.tangpianpant@gmail.com).

Eugenie Carabatsos and Nick Miller ’09 welcomed future Cardinal Josephine Carabatsos Miller (’37) on March 21.

Finally, yours truly will be moving to D.C. this summer for a third tour with the Navy JAG Corps, this time in their appellate review division. Here’s hoping there are still some 2010 Cardinals floating around the District. I would like to find some happy hour company.

Thank you to everyone who submitted inputs for this column (even you, Tim Archibald, though your poem did not make the cut due to some dicey copyright concerns). As always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime to me.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

 

CLASS OF 2010 | 2019 | ISSUE 1

Greetings, Class of 2010! Just a few updates this time around from our friends worldwide.

Rachel Shopper is now pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Western Carolina University.

David Baranger completed a PhD in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, and is a postdoctoral scholar working in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is engaged to Tayler Sheahan and will be married in March in Chicagoland. Miles Krieger is a groomsman.

Jessie Schiewe “gave birth to a website in September . . . called OK Whatever (okwhatever.org), it’s an online publication dedicated to weird news and strange stories. Journalism shouldn’t be boring. Read weirder.”

Peter Hull is engaged to Alexandre Staples, and the couple has plans to marry next year! This summer they moved from Boston to Chicago, where Peter is an assistant professor in the University of Chicago’s economics department.

Elizabeth Plantan has had an eventful year: “My husband and I welcomed our first child—a daughter—in June and I finished my PhD in government at Cornell University in August. I am now a postdoctoral fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School from 2018-2020.” Elizabeth looks forward to our upcoming 10-year Reunion in 2020 (gasp!).

That’s all for this issue! Here’s hoping everyone is well and as always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime. Thank you to everyone for contributing!

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

 

CLASS OF 2010 | 2018 | ISSUE 3

Greetings, Class of 2010! Just a few updates this time around from our friends worldwide.

Rachel Shopper is now pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Western Carolina University.

David Baranger completed a PhD in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, and is a postdoctoral scholar working in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is engaged to Tayler Sheahan and will be married in March in Chicagoland. Miles Krieger is a groomsman.

Jessie Schiewe “gave birth to a website in September . . . called OK Whatever (okwhatever.org), it’s an online publication dedicated to weird news and strange stories. Journalism shouldn’t be boring. Read weirder.”

Peter Hull is engaged to Alexandre Staples, and the couple has plans to marry next year! This summer they moved from Boston to Chicago, where Peter is an assistant professor in the University of Chicago’s economics department.

Elizabeth Plantan has had an eventful year: “My husband and I welcomed our first child—a daughter—in June and I finished my PhD in government at Cornell University in August. I am now a postdoctoral fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School from 2018-2020.” Elizabeth looks forward to our upcoming 10-year Reunion in 2020 (gasp!).

That’s all for this issue! Here’s hoping everyone is well and as always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime. Thank you to everyone for contributing!

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2010 | 2018 | ISSUE 2

Greetings, Class of 2010! I hope you enjoy these updates from our classmates around the world. Sam Schilit got engaged to Jeremy Rosenweig and former 48 Home housemates Emily Hoffman and Franni Paley said “I do” to being bridesmaids. Sam is the 2019 laboratory genetics and genomics fellow for Harvard Medical School’s American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics training program.

Lauren Valentino married Amol Yadav in Mumbai, India, in a multi-day ceremony that included lots of Bollywood dancing, delicious Indian food, and traditional rituals. Lauren and Amol met while in graduate school at Duke University, where Lauren is finishing her doctorate. They tied the knot in front of 500 of their closest friends and family, with strong representation from the Wesleyan contingent: Isabel Huston, Alice Maggio, Becky (Weiss) Roberts, Nistha Shrestha, and Tony Zosherafatain were all in attendance. And yes, the fight song was sung!

Katie (Zackin) Roose and Rob Roose ’04 have lived in Portland, Ore., for two years now. Katie is a pediatric nurse practitioner at a busy primary care clinic. They are expecting their first child in December.

Yun Wang now calls the Lone Star state his home. He completed his MBA in Austin from Texas McCombs and is moving to Dallas as a management consultant for Deloitte. He will use his newly-learned business jargon and over-hyped data science to help companies signal that they are winning at the game of capitalism.

After completing her MBA last year, Hallie Coffin-Gould joined the general management track of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Graduate Leadership Development Program. She has just started her second rotation working in digital marketing and sales management. Hallie and her fiancé bought a house together in Pittsburgh and look forward to getting married this fall.

Colin Campbell married Carly Robinson in a beautiful ceremony in Bristol, R.I. The surf and turf dinner was positively decadent and the ceremony was well attended by the Class of 2010 with the likes of Woody Redpath and Eliza Newman, Lonny Blumenthal and Cate Haring, Gavin Brennan, Zac Rosensohn, Mark Murphy, Sam Robinson, Ram Sivalingam, Jon Killeen, and Sam Campbell-Decock. These Cardinals did a great job of showing a similarly large contingent of Williams College grads how to party, how to eat macarons, and how to dance.

Gina Yeomans and Nate “Shakedown” Green ’09 welcomed their son, Auggie, to the world on March 8. He’s been growing like crazy and is almost ready to wear the Wesleyan onesie given to him by grandparents Alison Zaeder ’83 and John Green ’81.

Jonna Humphries is leading marketing at Moog Music, Inc. and is on the path toward a MBA through Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Alice Maggio has moved to Brooklyn to work an internship with Phil Thompson, deputy mayor of strategic policy initiatives.

After completing her MFA in art writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Emma Drew moved back home to San Francisco where she is coediting a book on public art and strategizing for life as a freelance writer.

Kait Halibozek got engaged! She and her fiancé both work in the film industry in Los Angeles and are planning a fall 2019 wedding.

Casey Simchik married Robbie Shaw in Napa, Calif., in June on National Rosé Day. The ceremony was spectacular with beautiful (albeit windy) weather and picturesque examples of the Napa Valley’s legendary viticulture scene. The dance floor barely survived the moves of Woody Redpath, Eliza Newman, Jon Killeen, Meredith Holmes, Anika Fischer, Sarah Hoefle, Matt Ward, Erin Fitzsimmons, Ellika Healy, Kyle MacDonald, Ingrid Parl, Mark Murphy, and Jeremy Kaminer.

Finally, a big congratulation is in order from the Class of 2010 to the coaching staff and players of the Cardinal Men’s Lacrosse team, which won the 2018 Division III National Championship in Foxborough, Mass., this past spring. The atmosphere was “lit” at Gillette Stadium and the Class of 2010 was well represented in a crowd of well over 1,000 alumni, friends, and family who cheered the Cardinals to victory.

That’s all for this issue! Here’s hoping everyone is well and as always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2010 | 2018 | ISSUE 1

Greetings, Class of 2010! I hope you enjoy the following updates from our classmates around the world:

Carla Becerra is getting married in September and moving to New Haven.

Abby Sedney is “happily living in Fraser, Colo., as a failed ski bum with my Springer Spaniel, Luna Tuna.” Abby was promoted to senior rental manager at Winter Park Resort, a part of the new Alterra Mountain Company.

Eli Bronner contributes the following on Michael Gittes, “who is going to be showing at the National Portrait Gallery in London this year, as part of the Michael Jackson show, On the Wall. Eli adds, “It’s a big deal to be included in the show, so it’s telling of how well Michael’s art career is going.” He partnered with Michael on several endeavors throughout the art world and said On the Wall was especially fun.

Sandie Weisberger “just relocated (with her fiancé and dog, Boone) to Copenhagen, Denmark, to start a job working as in-house counsel at Novo Nordisk.”

Jonna Humphries is now at Moog Music Inc., leading marketing for their annual music and technology festival, Moogfest. “We are behind the world’s most iconic synthesizers used by artists from Stevie Wonder to Hans Zimmer to Kanye West to Suzanne Ciani to Frank Ocean.” Jonna leads a dinner series called Women to Watch, sponsored by Google, that brings together women from various industries.

Coleman-Levin Wedding

Christopher Coleman and Jessica Levin ’11 were married on Oct. 14 at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, N.J. Their wedding party included Erik Holum, Nelson Norsworthy, Diego Bleifuss Prados, Haleigh Smith ’11, Lily Fesler ’11, Maryann Platt ’11, and Avinash Sridhar, who officiated the ceremony, along with a large contingent of Wes alumni who attended the wedding. Chris and Jess moved from LA to Chicago and are excited to start their next chapter!

Right after graduating from her master’s program at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, Melina Natalie Aguilar, returned to her hometown, Ponce, Puerto Rico, to assist in post-Hurricane Maria relief efforts. She co-founded a local nonprofit called Conexion Caribe to provide relief to those devastated by the natural disaster in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Melina has founded an enterprise to develop sustainable tourism experiences and exportation of locally made products from the south of Puerto Rico called Isla Caribe. More info can be found at islacaribe.co.

Jessie Schiewe “is launching an online publication dedicated to alternative journalism this spring. Called OK Whatever (okwhatever.org), the site focuses on weird and strange news events and stories, with an insouciant, silly bent. Be it paranormal, fantastical, controversial, or just downright bizarre, OK Whatever aims to cover it. We are accepting art and writing submissions. Email jessie@okwhatever.org.”

Lucas Hidalgo is engaged to Palmer Thornton and is a site coordinator of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs and youth advocate at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences in NYC.

Alice Maggio is back in school at Tufts University, in the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program. She’s living in Medford, so let her know if you’re in the area and you want to go contra dancing, swing dancing, or Sacred Harp singing.

Chelsea Sprayregen is the CEO and co-founder of an early stage social enterprise, Pie for Providers (formerly known as Provide). They are using technology to help child care providers build stronger businesses. She launched the company while an MBA candidate at Chicago Booth, where she just graduated.

Gavin Brennan contributes a brief reminder that “the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions!” Gavin may try to slide this note into each column through January 2019.

Spierer-Brownfield Wedding

Finally, nine years after meeting on the lawn of 105 Cross, Jess Brownfeld and Eric Spierer tied the knot in November. Fellow Cardinals in attendance include Matt Nestler, Dan Bloom, Sam Decock, Hilary Burke Chan, AJ Chan ’11, Elana Metsch-Ampel ’12, Gianna Palmer, Cara Weinberger, and Vin Broderick ’75.

That’s all for this issue! As always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2010 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

Greetings, Class of 2010. See below for the most recent updates from our class:

Elle Celeste continues to do big things as she moves on from the White House: “On June 30 I departed the White House after two years of service to the American people and two presidents. I had the privilege to walk into work alongside some of the most creative and committed public servants I have ever met and saw firsthand how science, technology, and government can come together to propel us forward and improve the world for all people. I know that the world is safer, more accepting, more prosperous, and fairer because of the work we did together. I am now serving as a senior advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology while I decide what’s next.”

Eugenie Carabatsos and Nick Miller ’09 got married in Middletown at the end of September. There were plenty of Wes alumni in attendance, including the officiant, Molly Nelson, groomsman, Andrew Bean ’09, and guests Gabrielle Jehle ’11, Margaret Aldredge-Diamond ’11, Sam Friedman, Rebecca Friedman ’11, Paul McClelland ’09, Daniel Tessler ’09, Sherry Cho, Eve Mayberger, Nina Wasserman, Eve Ayeroff, Sabina Friedman-Seitz ’11, and Eleni Healey ’11. Congratulations Eugenie and Nick!

Jesse Bordwin defended his PhD in English literature at the University of Virginia last summer.

Newman-Redpath wedding

Evan Perkoski has returned to Connecticut after several years away and says, “After finishing a PhD at Penn and then a fellowship at Harvard, I moved to the University of Denver to spend a year as a postdoctoral researcher in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Funny enough, I ended up joining the same department where Diego Bleifuss Prados is studying for an MA, and where Erica Chenoweth, former government professor, is now teaching. Now, after a nearly seven-year hiatus, I’ve moved back to Connecticut as an assistant professor of political science at UConn.”

Finally, Eliza Newman married Woody Redpath in a gorgeous and energetic ceremony in Portland, Maine, surrounded by plenty of fellow Cardinals. The group managed a nice picture before the party got too wild!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a note, and as always, feel free to pass along your updates anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2010 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Greetings, Class of 2010, I hope you enjoy the following updates from our classmates around the world:

Micah Weiss and Nomi Teutsch ’11 were married on May 14. Aaron Freedman has the following report on the celebration:

“Hanukkah/Christmas arrived in May this year as the kickoff of wedding season for many 2010ers. The Meat Locker (167 Vine: Micah Weiss, Gus Seixas, Zach LeClair, and Sam Bernhardt) and Pine Palace (266 Pine: Sarice Greenstein, Joshua Wood, and I) were both in attendance along with many other ‘09, ‘10 and ‘11 grads from Nomi’s crew at the #micahandnomi nuptials. Summer camp weddings are always a good decision. Here’s to many more barn weddings with artisanal kosher pizza by David Schumeister. “

Michael Keoni Defranco ’10’s wedding

Jonna Humphries has some exciting job news: “I joined Moog Music Inc., and, in addition to marketing for the brand, lead up marketing for our future of music and technology festival, Moogfest. I’m now based in Asheville, N.C.”

Emily Hoffman has a wedding of her own to share: “On July 3, I married Alex Kane, a freelance journalist, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts with many of my Wesleyan friends in attendance. I have been working as an attorney at the Community Service Society of New York since September 2014.”

Also joining in on the wedding news is Michael Keoni Defranco, who got married on Hawaii’s Big Island at Kahua Ranch this past June. Many Wes friends were in attendance including four groomsmen: Jason Krigsfeld, Nick Ajello, Eli Bronner, and Kwasi Ansu ’09. It looked like a great time was had by all.

Michael Pernick submits the following: “Despite the craziness in the world, I’m doing my best to enjoy life as an attorney in NYC and be part of the resistance. Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of pro bono voting rights litigation. In my free time, I’m fighting the Republican health care repeal bill (I was born with a heart defect and I’ve had three open heart surgeries), including traveling to D.C. in May to speak at a press conference on Capital Hill with a few Democratic Senators criticizing the Republican bill.”

Hallie Coffin-Gould graduated with her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. She will be pursuing a career as part of Thermo Fisher’s Leadership Development Program. She is engaged to Drew Morris and they are living in Pittsburgh with their two dogs.

Lucas Hidalgo is living in NYC and is working at George Washington High School in upper Manhattan as a youth advocate and site coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Peter Hull graduated from MIT in June with a PhD in economics and has moved on to a one-year postdoctoral position at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, Mass. Peter will then head off to U Chicago—first for a one-year post-doc, then as an assistant professor in the economics department.

Finally, Tony Zosherafatain is living in NYC and regularly sees many Wes friends. Tony is hard at work directing and producing I am the T, a documentary about transpeople around the world (iamthetfilm.com). The Norwegian chapter of the film, I am Isak, was accepted into the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival, My True Colors Film Fest, and the Thessaloniki LGBT Film Festival. Tony is also aiming to direct a documentary about transpeople’s experiences in Trump’s America. In his spare time, he’s enjoying traveling to new places and gradually checking off his bucket list.

That’s all for this issue! As always, feel free to pass along your life updates anytime.

David Layne | dlayne@wesleyan.edu