CLASS OF 2008 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Lots to report for the international Class of ’08. Chenelle Tanglao writes, “After spending the last eight years in New York after graduation, I just moved to the other side of the world to Sydney, Australia! I’m all set up in Bondi Beach—really can’t complain, the relentless sunshine and Pacific Ocean views are a huge change from New York winters! If anyone is ever in the Southern Hemisphere, give me a holler—need more Wes folks around here!”

Karla Hargrave worked as a trekking guide in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile for six months, collecting research material for her next theatrical creation: a world traveling multimedia experience about climate change, the things that we don’t want to change, and how to push for the solutions that we need. She is seeking a team of artists, scientists, lawyers, engineers, administrators and, of course, funders: Home base: Oakland, Calif.

Amanda Krentzman, meanwhile, is now working at Netflix in TV development on the International Originals team. She is working on making TV programs in countries all around the world, in the native language of that country, with storytellers from there, and then releasing worldwide on Netflix. Her first show was Club De Cuervos (A Mexican Original) and her second one was Marseille (French Original). A lot more shows to come soon!

Meanwhile, stateside, Lynn Favin booked her first national theater tour and will be performing the role of Ophelia in Hamlet all over the country. She also recently voice-acted in multiple episodes of Robot Chicken (created by Matt Senreich ‘96) and had the honor of working directly with Baz Luhrmann as a back-up singer for his upcoming Netflix series The Get Down.

Jeremy Brown and Kara Schnoes ’07 are moving to Eugene, Ore., this summer, where Jeremy will begin practicing emergency medicine after completing his residency. They are expecting their first child in August and have purchased land with long-term plans for goats, chickens, farming, and building a home. He writes, “Come visit if you are driving through the area on I-5!”

Annalisa Kelly and Hunter King were hallmates freshman year in Clark. On April 16th they got married in Hunter’s hometown of New Orleans.

Maggie Mitchell Siddiqi is graduating in May from Hartford Seminary with a master of arts in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations and a graduate certificate in Islamic chaplaincy.

Betty Kolod finished medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn and is starting a residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, studying primary care and social internal medicine.

Janie Stolar is thrilled to announce that her Facebook posts finally seem to be receiving the number of likes they deserve.

Finally, in inspiring fashion, Jonno Boyer-Dry writes, “Three weeks after I got engaged to Allison Towle (Tufts ’08—keepin’ it all in the NESCAC) in September 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2B or 4A Hodgkin’s lymphoma. My treatment involved six months of AVBD outpatient chemo, starting in September 2014, that killed most but not all of the disease, followed by four months of IGEV in-patient salvage chemo (April–July 2015), leading up to an autologous stem cell transplant (three-week hospitalization with very powerful chemo for six days in a row) in August and now I’m halfway through 16 cycles of “just in case” antibody therapy that I receive via infusion every three weeks, called brentuximab vendotin. But now my scans are clean, which is a miracle! I’m now feeling great and life is largely back to normal. Most important, our wedding is finally happening at the end of May in Park City, Utah! It’s been a long, grueling ride but it was worth every bit of pain. Life is such a gift. Hope you’re all well and happy!”!

Alicia Collen Zeidan |