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Jeremy May is living in New Haven and doing an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital (PGY-3). He and his wife, Anna, welcomed their first baby, Magnus, in August. They will likely move back to California when Jeremy is done with his residency in 2017. He keeps in close touch with other Wesleyan grads Josh HollandDavid Wyant, and Blake Maybeck.

Obhi Hazarika is in his first year at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Burlington is an interesting change from San Francisco. A creature of habit—and while the weather holds—he still commutes exclusively by bicycle and motorcycle, and manages to play the drums almost every day. He and some classmates are thinking about starting a band called Foramen Magnum P.I.

Mary Hui has been living in Cambodia for the last six years, has constructed its first rock climbing gym, and hopes to use climbing as a tool to build up confidence and trust in young people. You can support her crowdfunding campaign here at

Robyn Schroeder married Andrew Tobolowsky (whom she met at grad school at Brown) on June 13th in Dallas. She also finished her Ph.D. this summer, and she’s staying in Providence for a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown’s Center for the Public Humanities. She has had the chance to see lots of very dear Wes friends in Dallas: Jeremy AbramsJess WeidmannEvan LosowLynn Levy, Dave Ruder, and Michael Andolina and Marissa Brostoff ’07 flew in from New York, where they all live and work; Leon Hilton ’07 was there, and had just about finished his Ph.D. in performance studies from NYU. Emily Polak brought her Texan husband, John, down from Boston. Annika Brink and Jon Psotka came from D.C., where they work in environmental justice and labor rights law respectively. The Portland contingent was Dylan MeconisLisa Eisenberg ’06, and Ben Birdsall ’06.

In September, Anay Shah went to Tanzania for vacation, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and came down engaged to his girlfriend, Sheeba Jacob!

On Aug. 2, Jemma Braun and Stephen Siperstein ’06 were married in a small ceremony surrounded by family and friends in the courtyard of the Davison Art Center. They felt blessed to be back on campus to share such a wonderful life event and want to thank Rabbi Leipziger Teva, Kathleen Roberts, and John Kehoe for making the ceremony and celebration unforgettable.

Ez Cukor is enjoying life in New York City and a (not so new anymore) job at the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Danielle DixonDan Fox, and Hillary Rubesin spent a week in California in August attending the weddings of two of their 64 Fountain housemates. First up, Jana Luft married Jason Barbose on Aug. 2nd in Sonoma (and celebrated with Naomi EkperiginMel McCrea ’06Susanna Nadler ’06, too!). The following weekend Ali Gomer married Andrew Martinez in Pasadena on Aug. 8th. And in between the two weddings, everyone celebrated Dan Fox’s birthday in San Francisco! It was a wonderful week of celebrating new beginnings and old friendships.

MARCELLA Winearls |

CLASS OF 2004 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Hey, Class of 2004! You continue to share some great updates and we’re happy to share them…

Vincent Balsamo was named assistant principal at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Conn., in March, his son Joey just turned 1, and he and his wife purchased a home in Prospect.

Nearby, Lelah Baker-Rabe ’04 says: “My family and I recently returned to Connecticut after 10 years in Los Angeles. My husband, Dylan Osborn ’05, and our two sons, Truman (3) and Holden (1), just moved to Norwalk and are preparing ourselves for our first real winter in a decade. We’re looking forward to reconnecting with our east coast family and Wes friends.”

Shanta Cortez-Greig tells us she got her LCSW—she’s a social worker and has been working as a forensic clinician at the county jail. “But I am currently working on my music career. My debut album came out in 2013 and a new EP entitled “7” is being released in the next month. Also, (and I’m super excited about this!!), I am embarking on a national tour—The Guerrilla Gigs Tour Across the USA! I will be brazenly busking every major city and national landmark in the country as a maverick musician.” Her tour launches in Boston on Oct. 4th, where I will be playing The Burren. I will then be making my way northwest, then down California and then back to New England, making 27 scheduled stops…” More information can be found on my website: (P.S. People can sponsor me at

Ashley Elia Weller tells us she’s expecting! “My husband and I are looking forward to having our first child, due in January 2016. That’s about it for now.”

Peter Thilly says he received his PhD in history from Northwestern University in September 2015, and is currently working as a faculty fellow in East Asian Studies and History at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Mike and Kate Patterson Gilles are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Caroline, on July 17th. With newly minted big brother Sebastian, they still live on Capitol Hill in DC, where they’ve received much-appreciated Wesleyan village support, including from Anna Christensen ’03Liz King ’03, and Suzy Sacher ’03.

Gina Zorzi Klein tells us: “I’m proud to announce that, starting Oct. 4th, my publishing house, ARC Press, will have an entire bookcase in Barnes & Noble stores. We are partnering with B&N to fill the gap between listening to books and reading independently. Wes alums with small children, please go to your local B&N to Learn to Read with our Training Wheels Series or check us out on the Web at”

And from Rebecca Hall: “Twelve years after meeting, due to an auspicious Wesleyan housing pick that landed us both in a lovely 10-person low-rise apartment, Sam Fletcher and I got married last fall in Charleston. Several Wes alums were there to celebrate with us, including Anna Teeter ’04, James Panczykowski ’04, and Kingsley Choi ’05. Since then, we haven’t wasted any time and are excited to have purchased our first home in Old Greenwich, Conn., and to welcome our first child in fall 2015. Sam works as a copywriter in Westport, and I am a dermatologist practicing in Stamford.”

Jenina NuÑez |

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Eve Hadley is a nurse-midwife in Rockport, Maine. She and her husband welcomed their son, Solomon Sugar Nelson, in January.

Jessica Ely is splitting her time these days working at Wolff Olins, a creative agency in NYC, and spending weekends at her house in the Berkshires where she paints and volunteers at the organic farm next door.

Roberta Pereira was appointed the producing director of The Playwrights Realm, an Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to supporting early career playwrights. She also continues to run Dress Circle Publishing, the premiere publisher of theater-themed books.

Neville Galloway-Williams has earned the title of Dr. Galloway-Williams. She is completing a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in PTSD at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. She, her partner Joshua, and daughter Alice (4), are thrilled to share that a new baby will be joining the family some time around Thanksgiving this year. They would love to hear from anyone living in the Baltimore area.

Johanna Russ and Rebecca Cohen welcomed their second daughter, Flora Josie, on June 28. Along with big sister Iris, they live in Chicago where Jo is an archivist for the Chicago Public Library and Rebecca is an attorney for the Office of the State Appellate Defender. They are also very proud of Vanessa Carbonell, who earned tenure at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches in the Department of Philosophy.

Chris Watters published a book, The Gamer’s Bucket List, in which he recommends a diverse selection of video games for your edification and enjoyment. He still loves living in Berkeley, with Jill Green ’02, who continues to outdo herself as the properties supervisor at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

On a beautiful July day, Amra Turalic and Jimmy Maynard were wed in Brooklyn, N.Y. Amra and Jimmy live in and enjoy all that New York City has to offer. Amra still works in healthcare PR and is loving it.

Christopher Walsh and Austin Horne Walsh welcomed their son, Cary James Walsh, in August.

Juliet Werner works as a segment producer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and loves that living in NYC means she’s surrounded by great friends from Wesleyan.

Sonya Behnke Page was married to Emlen Page on Aug. 8, 2015 in Walpole, Maine. The couple celebrated with family and friends, including many Wesleyan alums.

Ricardo Watson welcomes the birth of his first child, Ricardo Junior, born March 2nd in London.

Aaron Gilary is in the D.C. area working for the Census Bureau, producing labor force estimates and conducting research for the Current Population Survey. In February, he and his wife, Jennifer Styles, welcomed their daughter, Nora Jane Gilary.


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Lots of congratulations for babies and weddings:

Sharon Light welcomed a new baby—Pia Morgan Light—in July, joining her big sister Orit in the family! Nat Katin-Borland and Amy Strekas ’03 welcomed their first child, Dylan, this year. Matthew Seidner and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their fourth child, Elijah Zev Seidner, on Oct. 3. Big sisters Talia and Perla and big brother Jonah were all very excited. And Rachel Kriger and Nick Corso welcomed their new son, Maayan, on Aug. 13th. Rachel is returning to her acupuncture practice in Philadelphia, treating children and adults.

David Krieger and Alicia Feichtmeir ’03 welcomed the arrival of their son, Elliott Solomon Krieger, on Sept. 24. David and Alicia live in Seattle, where David is a strategy director at Expedia, and Alicia an employment and labor attorney at Foster Pepper. Sara Shandler Banks and Peter Banks ’01 are enjoying life in Brooklyn with their growing family—Hazel is a thriving 3-year-old superhero/warrior princess/mermaid and they welcomed daughter Rowan to the mix in February. And Lauren Geller Rascoff gave birth to her third child on Oct. 12, joining big brother Jonah and big sister Roselle. Lauren is working as an urogynecologist at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn.

Katie Fuller married the Australian love of her life, Louise Wilson, this past July in Chatham on Cape Cod. Katie also recently started working for both the French Government Economic Service and the French Mission to the UN in New York.

Lots of geographical and professional moves:

In September, Allison Kennedy moved to California to serve as the historic structures specialist at Joshua Tree National Park. She looks forward to preserving the cultural landscapes, including historic mines, homesteads, and ranches.

Jamie Wong relocated to Los Angeles, where she continues to run her startup, Vayable, and develops original travel content for television and the Web.

Julia Matsudaira is back in San Francisco and living close to her Wes roomie Leah Ralph. Having received her MBA last year, Julia is building on her years in the nonprofit sector with her work in private wealth management, where she is focusing on philanthropic and socially responsible investment strategies for individuals and families.

Ben Allen earned his PhD in political science at University of California, Berkeley, in May, taught economics there over the summer, and is moving to Washington, D.C., with his girlfriend to pursue a career in international public policy.

Ernest Hartner moved with his wife and two kids, Max (4) and Sam (2), from Miami, Fla., to Barcelona, Spain, in August, transferring from Banco Sabadell America to Banco Sabdell Spain. He is expecting a visit from Britton Boyd in early 2016. He is hoping to find some other Wesleyan alums living in the city.

Hagar Berlin is officially settled in her new home in Brookline, Mass. (after spending the last 10 years in San Francisco), with her husband, Jon Spack, and daughter Hana.

Suzanne Appel moved to Chicago, where she is now the director of external affairs for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She’s already run into Jesse Lava, director of policy at the Chicago Department of Public Health, on the El train and hopes to reconnect with all the Wes people in the Windy City. She recently saw Una LaMarche, who made it out to Illinois for a Young Adult literature conference (her humor memoir, UnaBrow, made the New York Times best seller list in June).

Sarah Krainin is on hiatus from LA theater and back on the East Coast, teaching scenic design as a visiting professor at Duke.

And in other news:

The Wesleyan night at Hamilton on Broadway was a veritable ’02 reunion, with star, composer, lyricist, and MacArthur “Genius” Lin Manuel Miranda, taking top billing. Theatergoers included Xan YoungSarah KraininOwen Panetiere ’01Suzanne AppelJocelyn GreeneAnne MacriChristine Dejong, Jen GuarnianiElena Weller, and Chessa Ring O’Grady. Krainin described the night as “unrivaled spectacularity.” Tickets purchased supported Wesleyan financial aid and two scholarships.

Will Gardner is celebrating the fifth year of Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, Mass., where he is the founder and executive director. He has the great privilege of working alongside star teacher Taylor DeLoach ’13 and Capital Campaign Chair Jack Braitmayer ’57.

Registered architect Kristen Suzda celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary this summer. Kristen is working on deep green buildings and affordable housing (including a project in Meriden, Conn.). An avid bike rider, she completed her first two triathlons this summer.

Andrew Goldstein is the chief digital content officer of Phaidon and Artspace, leading an international team to cover contemporary art and culture.

For Emily Isaacs, the past two years have been big—she got married to her husband, Erik Greensfelder (they met working at Outward Bound in 2006), she started a private practice as a therapist in Boulder, Colo., and became the executive director of Women’s Wilderness, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls develop courage and confidence through outdoor adventures.

Kasia Deuel lives north of Boston, where she chases after her toddler Emmett. She is working at The Pew Charitable Trusts as a senior associate on ocean conservation issues and finishing her master’s at Harvard Extension School in Sustainability and Environmental Management.

Jessica Angell lives in Cambridge, Mass., hard at work on her software start-up, Cabbige, a Web application that helps small, diversified farmers manage their business. Cabbige is a MassChallenge finalist and recent recipient of Reynders McVeigh 2015 Social Impact Entrepreneur Award.

Sasha Foppiano Martin published her debut book Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness through National Geographic Books in March 2015.

As for me, by the time you read this, my daughter Scarlett will have just turned 1. I am still the vice president of original series for Spike; in 2015, I produced the scripted event series Tut starring Sir Ben Kingsley and 50 episodes of Bar Rescue. I am now working on our next scripted series (announcing soon)as well as a documentary series about cyber-security pioneer and presidential hopeful John McAfee.


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Aryn writes this time: Here goes my first stab at doing class notes. I want to say a big “thank you” to Mara for handling them all by herself up until now. We will be divvying up class notes from here on out.

Ross Evangelista is still working as a real estate agent in NYC but he’s looking to grow his business abroad. He will be taking a trip to Singapore in a few weeks to meet clients and investors and will be staying with Russel Antonio ’03 for a few nights, too!

Lauren McCarthy has just published a book with Cornell University Press. It’s called Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom. Lauren is also still at UMass Amherst working as an assistant professor in legal studies and political science.

Ben Spatz’s book, What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research was published by Routledge in March 2015.

Since we’re talking about our books, I’ll chime in and mention that I was a major contributor and editor on the marketing book Fix: Break the Addiction That’s Killing Brands, published in February 2015 by Cult Collective, Ltd.



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Marcus writes: Cassie Colletti is happy to report that she married Sean Mecsery in November 2014 and is now stepmom to his 5-year-old daughter, Abigail. The family is thrilled to welcome Calista Kedron Rose Mecsery, who was born a few months ago.

In Pennsylvania, Scott McCracken was recently promoted to assistant medical director for York Hospital Community Health Center. He obviously misses the Wesleyan swim team and Freeman Athletic Center, since he swims three mornings a week at the York YMCA.

Kate Wetherhead is excited to share that her second book, Jack & Louisa: Act 2, will be available in February 2016. In the meantime, she is filling her spare time performing off Broadway in Clever Little Lies with Marlo Thomas.

Through her role as director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wes, Makaela Kingsley keeps in touch with alumni around the world. She has recently been in touch with our classmates David Lubell of Welcoming America, Sarah Margon of Human Rights Watch, Amir Hasson (who is a new father! Congratulations!) of Oxigen USA, and Marcus Chung of The Children’s Place.


Jason Becton |

CLASS OF 1997 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Happy Holidays! After three years serving as your class secretary, I’ve figured out the most effective mechanism to hear from you…miss a cycle in the magazine. With our section left blank ’97ers, you have so much more to say the next go around (smile)!

Lucria Ortiz, Esq., joined the West Side Y in August as their senior director managing their development and communications team. It is a great career move for my friend who loves a good cause and reason to serve others. From the looks of Facebook, she, husband Chris Ebanks ’96, and their two kids are living life to the fullest and having fun along the way.

Brion Winston writes that he and wife Melanie Schoen are doing well. He is an interventional cardiologist and Melanie is a nurse in Albany. Together they raise organic grass-fed beef at their family farm with their two kids. You can learn more at

Charlotte E. Scott, Esq., checks in from Ukiah, Calif., where she is enjoying her law practice in Mendocino County and raising her children on a beautiful piece of property in the mountains about 45 minutes from town. Her daughter Violet just began kindergarten and Zara Rose is a feisty toddler. She sees Adriana Dakin ’96 on a daily basis, as their daughters are best friends at the same Waldorf elementary school.

In June, Trevor Griffey and Allison Perlman married during a civil ceremony and will host a formal ceremony in Seattle in 2016. Allison is an assistant professor of U.S. History at UC Irvine, and Trevor is a lecturer in U.S. History at CSU Long Beach. They reside in Long Beach, Calif.

Leah Ayanna Brown Johnson is proud to announce that after 12 years of building an organization in Harlem and then establishing and expanding it in Newark, N.Y., she has set her sights on her entrepreneurial endeavors. Be Equipped LLC is her for-profit entity focusing on coaching, training, and development. Ayanna is also working on her third book and you can check out her site:

Dr. Josh Arthurs, associate professor of History at West Virginia University has been awarded the 2015–16 Mellon Foundation Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies. He, Malayna Bernstein, and their two boys are spending the year at the American Academy in Rome. He says, “It’s a big change from our regular lives as professors at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.!”

Sadia Shepard shared, “I’m happy to be back at Wesleyan as a visiting assistant professor in film studies. My husband, Andreas Burgess ’01, and I continue to live between New York City and South Dartmouth, Mass., with our 3-year-old daughter, Noor Jehan.”

It was great to hear from Nikki Greene, who continues to enjoy her position as an assistant professor of art history at Wellesley, in what she describes as “passionately (read: ’frantically’) finishing my book manuscript.” Summer 2015 she ran into fellow Wesleyan alum Leigh Raiford ’94 while both presented at the Black Portraitures II Conference in Florence, Italy.

The managing director at the Long Wharf Theatre, Joshua Borenstein did notice that we didn’t have anything in the last issue! He’s married to Kate Hagmann ’98, and they have two beautiful girls who are 9 and 2. Settling in Connecticut, this past summer they visited Martha’s Vineyard, where they caught up with Sacha Shapiro Emerson, who has become an “islander.”

Excited to hear about other ’97ers, Andrew Frishman provided a quick update. He, wife Leigh Needleman ’96, 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter are living in Cambridge, Mass., often seeing Christian Housh and Laura Warren ’98. Laura’s son is in the same school with his daughter and they are neighbors, just a few blocks away from each other. Professionally, Andrew is the co-executive director of Big Picture Learning (, traveling to spread the word about “the need for a fundamental re-design/re-imagination of school, the education system and the importance of adopting more student-centered approaches.”

Ben Helphand is proud to announce that after 13 years of working for the conversion of an unused freight rail viaduct in Chicago, this summer they opened The 606 (, a multi-use trail and its centerpiece, the Bloomingdale Trail. The nearly $100M project features a three-mile-long elevated trail linking six access parks and weaving together four neighborhoods. The late Wesleyan trustee emeritus John Baird ’38 was one of the early leaders on the Bloomingdale Trail/606. Ben also dedicated Chicago’s first community-created and -managed nature play garden, The Jardincito, highlighting features borrowed from the natural world—boulders, play huts, a pebble pool and balancing logs. He, wife Dawn, and daughter, Selah spent the summer in Berlin, meeting up with Ben Rubloff ’98, his partner, Jennie, and new daughter, Juno, “eating kebabs in the city’s endless playgrounds.”

Semeka Smith-Williams wrote in to share that she is the lower-school diversity coordinator and kindergarten teacher at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn where she received the excellence in teaching award in the spring. The award acknowledges and celebrates the professional achievements of a master teacher who demonstrates consistent excellence through his or her ability to inspire and educate Packer students. “It was wonderful sharing this special moment with my family”—husband Sharif Williams ’95 and two daughters. Semeka also connected with Wes alums Nicole RodriguezRachel Rodriguez, and Jeneen Garcia at a Border Crossers event supporting Benny Vasquez in his efforts to bring social justice and equity work into schools and other institutions around NYC.

Aileen Nagle McDonough continues to run a communications company, 3am Writers. She and Michelle Driscoll went to Wes for the 2014 Shasha Conference on The Novel. This fall, Aileen also spoke at WordCamp Rhode Island and was chosen to be a “Speed Mentor” at the 2015 CWE Women Business Leaders Conference. Two of Aileen’s essays were published in Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England.

Jessica Shea Lehmann headed to New York to see Hamilton and hang out with Sasha Lewis Reisen. She teaches nutrition communications at Arizona State University, manages menu consulting with clients, and does some writing related to nutrition and food. She and husband Greg celebrated their 12th anniversary in November, and their boys—Oliver, Felix, and Adrian—are 9, 6, and 3 respectively. Jess writes that she missed the “reunion of Kappa Alpha Theta in August in Boston because Amy GorinSaskia Herz MowerJoanne MaxwellJulie PhilipsKalyna Procyk, and Lauren Porosoff were there.” But she is already making plans to come to our 20th Reunion in May 2017.

Matthew Way wants us to know his first feature film, The Genital Warriors, will be released in more than 100 countries and 19 languages “on the 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, December 8th.” The movie will be available in the US on iTunes, Amazon, Google and Sony, as well as on BluRay and DVD. The ensemble film pieces together the three main characters’ fragmentary pasts, allowing their different perspectives and memories to meet and overlap.

The protagonists’ hero, John Lennon, comes back to life. Matthew says, “I wrote, directed and produced this film alone, an indie/underground/arthouse production, costing approximately $200K. It’d be great if you would take a moment to watch our trailer (” Matthew majored in molecular biology and biochemistry while also taking film and fiction/screenplay writing courses. After a year in Venezuela, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he lived for 12 years while shooting the movie. Matthew is now mainly based in Berlin, Germany.

Cheers to 2016!

Kimberly King |

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Michael Roberts and Leslie Feldt Roberts ’97 celebrated the birth of their third son, Adrien Justis Roberts, last April. To accommodate their growing clan, they purchased an old VW van, which they use for beach adventures near their home in Marin County, Calif. They enjoy occasional multi-family hikes with Andrew Levine ’97, and his wife and two daughters.

Colby Evans and Sara Kirchhoff ’96 have expanded their practice, Evans Dermatology Partners, the largest, locally-owned and family-operated practice ( in Austin, serving three locations with eight medical providers. Their children are well and happy and keep them busy, Quinn is 7, Malcolm is 6, and Ruby is 4. They are hoping to attend the big upcoming Reunion!

In addition, they shared the great news that Colby Evans MD has been named chair of the board of directors for the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Official Wes old-head Shereem Herndon-Brown will present at the Education and Career “Next Steps” for Entrepreneurs dinner/talk on campus this December. He will bring his expertise as founder and director of strategic admissions advice as he covers options for educational or career next steps for entrepreneurs and change makers, and also shares tips and tricks to prepare students for what the future holds.

Tracie Broom writes from flood-stricken Columbia, S.C., that she and her loved ones faced no direct hardships, but she has good friends with kids, pets, etc., who lost their homes, cars—everything. She mentioned that one PR clients, the nonprofit Central Carolina Community Foundation, has established a Flood Relief Fund to address the pressing needs of flood victims—both short and long term, with zero overhead. One hundred percent of monies donated will go directly to local grassroots organizations aiding those in need. If you’d like to donate, go to and click on ’Help SC Flood Relief.’

Shelby Hyvonen writes that after more than 15 terrific years on the West Coast, she has finally made true to her promise to move back East near family and friends in the western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. She is now working as a clinical child psychologist at Baystate Health in Springfield, while her husband, Seth Koen, is situating his art practice out here and looking forward to having more opportunity to visit the NYC art scene, now that it’s just “down the road.” Her children, Fern (7) and Otto (5), are happily settled into their new school, and weekends have been spent picking apples, enjoying the autumn foliage, and catching up with East Coast pals.

Jullia Chowdhury-Quazi recently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a managing director and is leading their corporate finance healthcare practice. I guess 15 years on Wall Street was enough!

Sarah Huard-Leffert writes that she is back in San Francisco leading advancement efforts for Convent & Stuart Hall, the school where her daughters, Piper and Arden, are in second grade and kindergarten. She mentioned that one daughter’s teacher is the proud parent of Wes sophomore Tess Holland ’18. Sarah was in an extremely short-lived running club with Sophie Middlebrook Hayward this spring. She hopes to see all at the Reunion in 2016!

Rallie Nepveux Snowden is living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Lexington, Va., with her wife and their nearly 5-year-old daughter. She says she is lucky to live in the same town as her father, stepmother, and older sister. She has her dream job at Washington & Lee University, where she gets to divide her time between counseling graduate and undergraduate students as one of the university counselors, and as the LGBTQ coordinator.

Lastly, shoutout to my big brother Robert “Bobbito” Garcia ’88, who just released his documentary called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives, which takes a look at his historic radio show in the 1990s introducing the “world to unsigned artists like Nas, Bigge, Wu-Tang as well as an unknown artists like Jay Z, Eminem and the Fugees.” Check out the film in your town at