CLASS OF 2005 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

After a half-decade in the Holy Land, Niv Elis has moved back to D.C., reuniting with his senior housemates Jess Firshein and Nancy Wassner. He is a staff writer at The Hill reporting on budget and appropriations.

Richard Wenk and Ying Xiong ’04 welcomed their second son, Henry Wenk, on January 30. His big bro, Alexander, has been helping by putting on his own shoes (if someone tells him which one is right and which is left).

Fabrice Coles is living in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife and three sons. He works in Congress as the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus. He encourages other Wes alumni working in politics, civil rights, business, and media to reach out in case they would like to work together.

Clara Moskowitz and Sarah Woodbury had a baby. Their daughter, Esther Jane, was born in January and they are over the moon. They live in NYC, where Sarah teaches eighth grade humanities at a public school in Manhattan and Clara is an astronomy and physics editor at Scientific American.

Justin Rogers moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, with his family, 12 years after an Earth and Environmental Sciences-inspired study abroad term.

Ian Smith is moving to Chicago and starting a new job as a partner at Hillcrest Holdings, a private family investment company. If anyone knows any companies for sale, let him know.

Sara Levin just got a new job as an assistant conservator in the Objects Conservation department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art starting in July.

Lastly, Kate Mitchell of Durham, N.C., was awarded the James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Foundation of Alexandria, Va. These fellowships support college graduates who aspire to become teachers of American history, American government, and social studies at the secondary school level. The fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Kate’s study towards a master’s degree. Congrats!

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