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So many updates, so few words! I’m cutting to the chase.
Alexis Monroe got engaged in March and will be married in August 2018. She writes in, “My fiancé’s name is Jacob Lightner, and we were introduced four years ago by his best friend, Jacob Batchelor ’12. We live on the Upper East Side in N.Y.C. with our two cats.”
Matt Peterson married Amanda Ross in San Francisco in April, and Paul Strauch, Dan Husband and Rajiv Raghavan were in the wedding party.
Jennifer McGrew got married in May. Congratulations!
Colin Harris graduated from Vanderbilt Law School and married his fiancée, Calynn Liong, on Colin’s parents’ farm in Virginia in June. After their honeymoon in Turkey, Colin will be starting in the commercial litigation practice at the Washington, D.C., office of Bryan Cave LLP.
Ellie Clayton and Robbie Hoffman were engaged this past November. Kelsey Johnson and Michael Griffin, class of 2012 at Middlebury College and Casey Griffin’s brother, also recently became engaged. Sarah Rutter Vermeer is leaving Boston for California this summer with husband Gordon Vermeer ’12 to start the master’s of architecture program at UC Berkeley.
Renee Scott is starting a graduate program in the American studies department of George Washington University, researching the history of black D.C. and how African American children learn ethnic identity.
Following stints in Thailand and New York, Kelley Kugler is headed back to the United Kingdom, this time studying the social science of the Internet at Oxford. Matt Sturm is returning his focus to making art and he will be at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, June through August.
Robbie Cholnoky moved down to Charlottesville, Virginia, from N.Y.C. at the end of May for a new job. He then road tripped with Sara Medina-DeVilliers ’12 across New England before ’12s’ five-year reunion.
Maritza Miller was accepted to the school psychology and counseling Ph.D. program at Florida State University.
Brad Jacobson moved to New York and is working as an experience designer for R/GA. He has been building bots for social good, such as GoVoteBot, a bot that could answer any voting question, and Ask Cindy Gallop, a bot that helped women get the tools needed to ask for a raise.
In May Cote Theriault began working as a peer tutor coordinator and data analyst at Thomas College. Kyle McGinty will be graduating from Tulane University with a dual M.D./M.P.H. in May, at which point he will be going on to a residency in psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Max Hunter and Lexi Kellison adopted an adorable rescue dog named Frankie. If you find a good stick, send it their way. Frankie loves sticks!
Courtney Karol lives in Tucson, Arizona, and is finishing her first year at University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Our classmates in the Marines are all doing impressive things. Jack Boger is still serving as an intelligence officer at Camp Pendleton in Southern California and will deploy to East Asia this fall. Charlotte Williams is leaving active duty and moving to L.A. this summer with her fiancé, Joe Schwappach. Kate Sullivan is reentering the civilian world and applying to graduate school this fall. Joel Malkin recently returned from a deployment to the Middle East and reported to Quantico, Virginia, to train the next generation of Marine officers at the basic school. Zach Doherty is training to be a public affairs officer and has been assigned to Okinawa, Japan. Thank you all for your service!
—Emily Fletcher, 545 North 70th St., Seattle, WA 98103; email@example.com