CLASS OF 2018 | 2021–2022 | WINTER ISSUE

Congratulations to Hannah Skopicki and Matthew Renetzky who graduated with their Juris Doctors from American University Washington College of Law. From sitting next to each other coincidentally in the fall 2014 Wesleyan orientation picture, you have come a long way! After graduation and studying for the bar, Hannah and Matt will have judicial clerkships in the District of Columbia and California, respectively.

CLASS OF 2018 | 2019 | ISSUE 3

Hello, class of 2018! For this round of class notes we will be featuring Aylin Garcia. After graduating Wesleyan, Aylin stayed at Wesleyan for three months to work on astronomy research with Professor William Herbst. She is writing a paper for that research, which is in its final draft.

She then worked at MIT for Professor Sara Seager and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission for around 10 months. TESS is a NASA/MIT mission launched last year. Its purpose is to search for planets around other sun-like stars. She worked as a research assistant, teaching people how to find exoplanets and managing the team and the public-facing and conference websites. This fall she will be attending Dartmouth College for an astronomy PhD.

Write in next time for a chance to be featured and to stay connected! Go Wes!

Najwa Anasse | nanasse@wesleyan.edu
Garett Larivee | gslarivee@gmail.com

CLASS OF 2018 | 2019 | ISSUE 2

A whole year has gone by and we are excited to share what your fellow classmates have been up to, and will be up to, in the next few months!

Talia Kaplan is moving from D.C. to New York to study for rabbinic ordination and a master’s in Jewish education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Talia is excited to integrate Jewish texts and tradition with her work in community organizing, social justice, and education.

Lily Segal just finished her first year of medical school and has been volunteering in Philadelphia with those experiencing homelessness, to connect them to Philadelphia’s community resources and also get them signed up for health insurance and get them primary care doctors. It’s been insanely rewarding and a lot of what she’s been doing she couldn’t have done without Wesleyan!

Jackson Barnett will be heading to Boston University School of Law in the fall!

John-Henry Carey just finished his first of three years at Columbia for his MFA in acting. This summer, he will be camping in the Maui rainforest and working at Camp Hokukea at Sam Paik’s [’90] summer camp in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Sam is the father of Ellen Paik ’16.)

Joanna Paul and her coworker are taking a group of high school students to Los Angeles for a week this summer to engage in service with people (foster care populations and homeless populations) and with the land (beach cleanup, invasive species removal, and organic farm work). They will be meeting up with Oliver Goodman ’17 for a fire-damage tour.

Last August, Phoebe Howe moved to Honduras to teach English to first graders. It has been an absolutely wild year for her. Next year, she’ll teach second grade and coordinate the volunteer program at her school.

Since graduation, Spencer Gooding has moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles and is working as the special assistant to the chairman of a production company called Mandalay Pictures. He plans to work in the film industry, and before he started this job he tried his hand at making his own short film that is still in the processes of being finished. The experience has taught him he still has a lot to learn, but his job is a great place to start.

Marty Rubin is a high school Spanish teacher in Bridgeport, Conn., working his way towards a master’s in education from Johns Hopkins University.

Marjorie Kozloff has been summoned to grand jury duty.

Brittany Gilmore will be attending the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont beginning in August pursuing her MD degree! She is very excited but keep her sanity in your prayers.

Margot Metz will be starting dental school at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine this August (class of 2023).

Nicole Boyd has spent most of this year working as an intern at the Center for Italian Modern Art, an exhibition space and research center in downtown Manhattan, and she’ll be starting graduate school in the fall! She will be entering the history of art PhD program at Yale, where the focus of her research will be the Italian Baroque.

Natasha Timmons is working in D.C. as the learning and development coordinator at Conservation International.

Blake Pritchard is working at Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, helping out with computer and physical modeling, as well as work in the wood shop.

Henry Lombino has been working in NYC on a couple of off-Broadway shows (Catch as Catch Can and Proof of Love) and this spring he was the operations intern for the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn. He also worked with the Guggenheim fellow Raphael Xavier, who performed his dance piece Point of Interest at Wes by designing his website and helping him establish his mentorship program.

Please keep us updated on your life adventures and make sure to write us about you are up to for the next publication!

Love,

Najwa Anasse | nanasse@wesleyan.edu
Garett Larivee | glarivee@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2018 | 2019 | ISSUE 3

A whole year has gone by and we are excited to share what your fellow classmates have been up to, and will be up to, in the next few months!

Talia Kaplan is moving from D.C. to New York to study for rabbinic ordination and a master’s in Jewish education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Talia is excited to integrate Jewish texts and tradition with her work in community organizing, social justice, and education.

Lily Segal just finished her first year of medical school and has been volunteering in Philadelphia with those experiencing homelessness, to connect them to Philadelphia’s community resources and also get them signed up for health insurance and get them primary care doctors. It’s been insanely rewarding and a lot of what she’s been doing she couldn’t have done without Wesleyan!

Jackson Barnett will be heading to Boston University School of Law in the fall!

John-Henry Carey just finished his first of three years at Columbia for his MFA in acting. This summer, he will be camping in the Maui rainforest and working at Camp Hokukea at Sam Paik’s [’90] summer camp in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Sam is the father of Ellen Paik ’16.)

Joanna Paul and her coworker are taking a group of high school students to Los Angeles for a week this summer to engage in service with people (foster care populations and homeless populations) and with the land (beach cleanup, invasive species removal, and organic farm work). They will be meeting up with Oliver Goodman ’17 for a fire-damage tour.

Last August, Phoebe Howe moved to Honduras to teach English to first graders. It has been an absolutely wild year for her. Next year, she’ll teach second grade and coordinate the volunteer program at her school.

Since graduation, Spencer Gooding has moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles and is working as the special assistant to the chairman of a production company called Mandalay Pictures. He plans to work in the film industry, and before he started this job he tried his hand at making his own short film that is still in the processes of being finished. The experience has taught him he still has a lot to learn, but his job is a great place to start.

Marty Rubin is a high school Spanish teacher in Bridgeport, Conn., working his way towards a master’s in education from Johns Hopkins University.

Marjorie Kozloff has been summoned to grand jury duty.

Brittany Gilmore will be attending the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont beginning in August pursuing her MD degree! She is very excited but keep her sanity in your prayers.

Margot Metz will be starting dental school at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine this August (class of 2023).

Nicole Boyd has spent most of this year working as an intern at the Center for Italian Modern Art, an exhibition space and research center in downtown Manhattan, and she’ll be starting graduate school in the fall! She will be entering the history of art PhD program at Yale, where the focus of her research will be the Italian Baroque.

Natasha Timmons is working in D.C. as the learning and development coordinator at Conservation International.

Blake Pritchard is working at Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, helping out with computer and physical modeling, as well as work in the wood shop.

Henry Lombino has been working in NYC on a couple of off-Broadway shows (Catch as Catch Can and Proof of Love) and this spring he was the operations intern for the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn. He also worked with the Guggenheim fellow Raphael Xavier, who performed his dance piece Point of Interest at Wes by designing his website and helping him establish his mentorship program.

Please keep us updated on your life adventures and make sure to write us about you are up to for the next publication!

Love,

Najwa Anasse | nanasse@wesleyan.edu
Garett Larivee | glarivee@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2018 | 2019 | ISSUE 1

Parents Class of 2018 Wesleyan Scholarship
Caroline Pitton ’22, Seattle, WA
Owen Shin ’22, New Canaan, CT

Hello, Class of 2018! How has it already been eight months since graduation?! I don’t know about you, but I would kill for a pail right about now. Anyway, time for some updates!

Steven Kidder is in New Hampshire working with the ACLU. He will be working on their 2020 campaign focused around the idea of getting people to vote like their civil rights depend on it. One goal is getting presidential hopefuls and local politicians to address where they stand on civil liberties.

Meanwhile, in D.C., Matt Renetzky and Hannah Skopicki are finishing their first year of law school at the American University Washington College of Law. When the government is not shut down, they enjoy visiting the National Mall, watching Supreme Court arguments, and “learning how to get away with murder.”

Steven Chen works for Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco as the innovation and new product manager. Smitten is a Californian ice cream brand known for churning fresh ice cream using their patented Brrr machines. He manages ingredient sourcing, supply chain, and new product launches for eight locations. He works with local farms, family-owned businesses, and craft food purveyors to find exceptional and ethically-sourced new ingredients to feature and amazing stories to tell when new products launch.

That’s it for now, but make sure to write in next time for a feature!

Najwa Anasse | nanasse@wesleyan.edu
Garett Larivee | glarivee@wesleyan.edu

CLASS OF 2018 | 2018 | ISSUE 3

Hey, Class of 2018, hope you are all doing great! Here are some updates: Adriana Phillips is getting her master’s in dance/movement therapy at Sarah Lawrence College. Jason Mitchner is working at Paradigm Talent as a music assistant to continue his passion for music and to stay competitive.

Joanna Paul is working for a nonprofit college access program in Chicago as a reading coach. She is helping first-generation, low-income students from underrepresented backgrounds get the support they need to get into college. She is taking her students to see Hamilton next month and is super excited. She misses y’all.

John Henry Vansant and Sarah Regan are serving as the campaign manager and field organizer for a Democratic campaign for the Colorado House of Representatives.

Diana Dominguez is an intern at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Among other projects, she is doing health education on HPV and recruiting patients for a study on HPV prevalence and persistence in inner city youth. She is very excited to start her position as a care coordinator at Mount Sinai next month. She will be working with high school youth in school based health clinics, navigating them through barriers and advocating between staff for their needs.

Brandon Sides is living in New York. He begins an intensive coding boot camp in January and will work as a web developer upon completion of the course. Out of the 52 New York-based alumni in tech that Brandon reached out to, more than half responded to his cold e-mails! Brandon would like to thank Peter Frank ’12, Nathan Shane ’13, Sam Wheeler ’15, and Tim Devane ’09, who offered their advice or provided career support of some kind.

Jamie Shi, Ray Miao, and Phoebe Chen worked on a Wes alumni art showcase in New York that opened in September. See the poster at magazine.wesleyan.edu.

Thank you to everyone who reached out and be on the lookout for future e-mails to let us know what you are up to!

Najwa Anasse | nanasse@wesleyan.edu
Garett Larivee | glarivee@wesleyan.edu