CLASS OF 1993 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Hi, all! Here are the latest updates from some of your classmates:

Karen Powell is serving as the inaugural Forge Innovation Clinic Fellow at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, working with fellow law faculty to build a new entrepreneurial law clinic. As of March, she’ll be moving with her family to Melbourne, Australia, to teach tax law at Deakin University’s law school. Any Wes alums in Melbourne? Find her at Don’t worry, the distillery she founded in Montana is in good hands with new owners.

And speaking of Australia, Jodi Samuels writes, “My spouse, Evan, and I spent the holidays this year in Australia, starting in Melbourne and then heading to Sydney to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I’m about to mark my five-year anniversary at the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), where I’m the deputy director of development and training. I’m responsible for all of our grants management and stewardship, and I also supervise our statewide training and education program, which provides Web-based and in-person learning opportunities for staff and leadership at more than 1,100 health center sites across the state.

“Outside of CPCA, I’m a volunteer at WEAVE, a local non-profit that provides services to women, children, and families who are survivors of domestic violence or abuse. I’m taking Spanish classes at a local community school and trying to work on my pronunciation so that I don’t speak Spanish with a French accent! French is my “first” second language, as I earned my PhD. in French Literature. I continue to enjoy life here in Sacramento with Evan and our two adorable feline fur babies, Calypso and Captain Jack.”

Noah Rosen became the chair of the Academic Headache Center Consortium of the American Headache Society and an associate editor for the journal, Headache.

Brett Sokol wrote, “I’m thrilled to report that Letter16 Press, the publishing house I co-founded to release limited edition hardcover books of vintage photography—yes, old fashioned ink and paper—received its official nonprofit 501(c)(3) status from the federal government. Definitely the first time I’ve ever been happy to get a letter from the IRS! Our first book, an intimate look at Provincetown’s early 1960s bohemian scene, drew raves from both Art in America magazine and the filmmaker John Waters, and is already sold out. Our second book, out now, captures Miami in all its early 1980s falling-apart-at-the-seams glory (

“A tip of the proofreading hat to my wife, Lisa Dombrowski ’92, who, when she’s not patiently explaining to me the proper use of ‘which’ vs. ‘that’ for the thousandth time, continues her own work as an associate professor in Wesleyan’s film studies department. (Yes, we watch a lot of movies!) Otherwise, I’m still commuting between Miami and New York (and racking up those frequent flier miles), and still writing for Ocean Drive, where I’m the arts editor, and for The New York Times, where I regularly contribute stories about the art world (including a profile of the new Pérez Art Museum Miami director, Franklin Sirmans ’91).”

Jason Moss has been doing a fair bit of traveling. He is expanding his data science training business, Metis, from New York and San Francisco to Chicago and Seattle.

Arik Greenberg and the nonprofit he founded in 2011, the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice, is gearing up for its second annual interfaith march in Los Angeles (#InterfaithMarchLA), to promote interfaith collaboration and unity, especially between the Abrahamic faiths. Arik also won the USPA Masters 45-49 Classic Raw 242 pound class in his first powerlifting meet in June (he was the only competitor in that class!). Nevertheless, he is aiming for two state records in that class very soon.

Kim Frederick wrote, “I want to share that I’m excited to go to D.C. to march in the Women’s March with Susan Chun ’93!”

Thanks to all who wrote in! Please keep the news coming. As I say to my students, “Let’s hear from some of you quieter folks!”

Warm regards,

SuZanna Henshon | 

Sarah Estow |