Wouldn’t you like to hear from your Wesleyan friends more frequently? If you think so, perhaps you’d be interested in becoming a class secretary? Jiyoung and I have enjoyed the chance to reconnect with each other and with all of you, a few extra times a year for the past several years. Now it’s time to pass the torch. Let us know if you want the job or if you know someone else who does. It’s a great way to stay in touch with Wesleyan, no matter how far you are from Middletown.
Kathleen Christian writes, “I’m living in London and teaching Renaissance art history at the Open University, a distance learning university in Milton Keynes. In my spare time, I’m trying to do research and take trips to Legoland with my 5-year-old son.”
Joseph Stein says, “I’m still working at GMO in Boston as a research analyst. Busy raising two wonderful (but crazy!) kids and volunteering for The Food Project.”
Karen Miranda, Psy.D., LMHC, BA ’94, MA ’95, associate professor of psychology and a faculty director on the Academic Dean’s Council at Newbury College, was appointed co-chair of the Hyde Grant for feminist dissertation research by the American Psychological Association’s Division 35 (Psychology of Women). She is also affiliated with Emmanuel College and consults on gender education through her site: mattersofgender.com.
David Niles writes, “My wife and I had the pleasure of attending a traditional Chinese banquet in Flushing, Queens, to celebrate Joe Pirret’s recent marriage. In attendance were Eliza Comer, Adji Gadson, Francois Nguyen, and Sondy Youdelman. The robust, 10-course feast was followed by midnight karaoke in New York’s Koreatown, where the varied playlist ran the gamut from The Beatles’ “Lady Madonna” to Extreme’s “More than Words” to Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” Unfortunately, “Closer to Fine” was not in the system, so Eliza and Sondy didn’t have a chance to reprise their classic duet. Maybe at the next wedding?!”
Larry Sidney writes, “On July 5th, I got married out in Lake Tahoe to my beautiful wife, Kerstin. Alec Randall ’96 was there to help us celebrate! In September I competed for Israel in the World Mixed Curling Championships in Bern, Switzerland. Recently, I began a five-month skeleton season, competing for Israel in North America and Europe.”
Thank you for sharing your news with us. It’s always interesting to hear where you are and what you are doing. Please continue to let us know.
Jiyoung Lim Gilbreth and Ilana Wind Newell