CLASS OF 2002 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

I can’t believe that our 15th Reunion is upon us! For the next issue, we will publish various updates from our super fun weekend. Now onto the updates.

Allyson Miller Coppola and husband Michael Coppola ’03 welcomed their second child, a daughter, Sloan Maren Coppola, on Nov. 21. She joined big brother Zachary in the next generation of potential Wes students.

Sebastian Kaplan lives in Kensington, a small town near Berkeley, Calif., and works as an intellectual property litigator in San Francisco. He and his wife, Annie, have three daughters Zoe, Juliet, and Naomi.

Tracy Manaster ’01 exposes the messiness of life in her new book, The Done Thing (Tyrus Books). Publishers Weekly says, “In this engrossing story about the effects that vengeance can have on love, Manaster refuses to take the happy, easy way out, instead leaving her strikingly relatable characters with just enough room to breathe.”

Steve Scribner lives in Cambridge, Mass., these days. He’s an architect at Ann Beha Architects, a firm in Boston that focuses on schools and cultural buildings. Steve and his wife moved from Brooklyn, by way of a three-month stint in Berkeley, Calif., along with his 1-year-old son, Reid, and two cats. They relocated for his wife to pursue a master’s in landscape architecture at Harvard. He saw Austin Zinsser in Cambridge, who was visiting his fiancée’s family over the holiday before flying back to Boise, Idaho, where he is a hard rock geologist for a mining company. Steve also saw John Gordon, along with John’s wife, and his son, Joe. They are on a one-year world tour after leaving their home in Bejing last year. Steve is plotting a trip to visit Bajir Cannon in Kyoto, Japan, where he moved in 2015 with his wife and 3-year-old daughter. Lastly, Steve reconnected with Conor Gately and his wife, Tricie Gately ’03, who live in South Boston with their new puppy Ollie.

Cristina Moracho lives in Brooklyn with her dog. Her second novel, A Good Idea, was published by Viking Press on February 28. Viking also published her debut novel, Althea & Oliver, which was translated into half a dozen languages and is now available in paperback.

Lastly, Nathan Rich founded the architecture and design office P.R.O. The firm has projects throughout the U.S., and has won awards from Architizer and the American Institute of Architects. Nathan’s wife and partner, Miriam Peterson, has taught in the architecture studio at Wesleyan. P.R.O. recently hired Pik-tone Fung ‘14 and is always looking for talented Wes grads!

Thanks everyone! Please keep the updates coming throughout the year.

Justin Lacob |