Class of 2013

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First, please accept my sincere apology for the lack of Class Notes in the last issue. I won’t let you all down again! This is why they pay me the big bucks after all. Now on to more important things.

Congratulations to Clau Becerra and Matt Weiss ’06, who were engaged in Peru over the holidays! Matt proposed in Clau’s home country, and although there had been more than some clues, she was completely oblivious and so surprised when he got down on one knee. They hope to tie the knot with a Maine wedding and a big crew of Dartmouth classmates!

Matt Boyas and Shannon Draucker are happy to announce they are engaged! They are planning a summer 2018 wedding in Boston. Matt works as a data scientist at the Mitre Corp. in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Shannon is an English Ph.D. candidate at Boston University, where she also teaches courses in writing, literature and women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

Chidi Anyadike also sent in the following update: Congrats to Whitney Bren and Peter Hughes ’11 on their engagement this winter!

Congratulations are also in order for Nora Hodgson and Roland Mansilla on their upcoming wedding!

Dimpy Desai is a second-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School and is working as a student attorney for the Innocence Clinic, the only non-DNA clinic in the country working to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. This year she worked on a team to secure a new trial for Lamarr Monson, who was imprisoned for more than 21 years, based on new evidence implicating another man in the crime. Mr. Monson is now at home with his family. Congratulations on the big win, Dimpy!

Switching gears to career and employment updates, Sam McPherson started a new job as a product manager at MerchSource in Irvine, California.

Molly Hassell is joining the U.S. Air Force for four years before heading to law school. Immediately after graduation she worked for two years at the Manhattan district attorney’s office as an analyst in the special victims/sex crimes unit. She then attended Oxford, where she received her master’s in classical archaeology. While there she rowed for her college and was a member of the university boxing club. Now, while she waits for officer training school to start, she is doing Title IX investigations at New York University and training for her second charity boxing tournament.

Sara Stone moved back to the United States from London and is living and working in Boston, traveling back to London every few months for work.

Yuao Wu recently left his first post-college job at Morgan Stanley to become a portfolio manager at a hedge fund. In his break between jobs he is traveling in Europe and North Africa with his wife. On the family front, Yuao and his wife are expecting their second child in August—a younger sister for their now 2-year-old son. Congratulations!

And finally, many classmates are transitioning to graduate school. This year Sarah Aronson began the Ph.D. portion of her M.D./Ph.D. training. She is pursuing neuroimaging research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore.

Both Sahil Joshi and Sean Derrow are planning to attend MIT Sloan School of Management for business school in the fall. Sara Marcus is currently working at WhiteWave Foods in Denver but will be moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to attend Harvard Business School. Juliana Ortega will be spending the next few months backpacking in Latin America before starting at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Holly Ceplikas will be heading back to Hanover to start business school at the Tuck School of Business. Congratulations to all of you!

Emily Fletcher, 1375 Fairmont St. NW, Apt. 809, Washington, D.C. 20009;

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