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I received lots of news, so let’s get to it.

Jocelyn Powelson was awarded a Fulbright to do research in Nepal beginning next February. Until then, she will be working with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, a leading research institute studying environmental issues across the Himalayas. According to Jocelyn, “This job will flow perfectly into my Fulbright project, as I will be doing research on climate change adaptation and gender in a mountain community of Nepal. I’m excited to have the opportunity to immerse myself deeper into Nepal’s mountain culture and I hope to make a positive contribution to these important topics.”

Sophia Vazquez graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. She will be taking the New York State Bar Exam and moving to New York City in July.

Rachel Ofori is also finishing up her time at law school. She emailed in, “I started law school at Duke in August 2014. It’s been an amazing three years! After graduation I will be an associate attorney at Paul Hastings in New York City. I am so thankful for my experiences at both Dartmouth and at Duke. I know they have prepared me well for my legal career.”

Gavin Huang is producing and hosting a monthly podcast for the Seoul daily paper, Korea JoongAng Daily, in which he talks with a reporter about a recent story to discuss big issues. Episodes address the recent political scandal in Korea and the role of student activism, as well as the man whose father was abducted to North Korea. 

Tyler Bradford recently returned from 27 months of service in Madagascar with the Peace Corps. He was serving as a food security advisor, working in a rural community in northeastern Madagascar on projects concerning income generation, household nutrition and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

Andrew Longhi wrote in: “Since graduation I worked in various political and policy jobs, most recently on U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s global economics team in the Obama administration. We worked to shift how the U.S. government deploys its economic tools to address global challenges and how we engage the private sector as an influential policy partner. In the fall I will start at Stanford Law School to continue studying the legal challenges that arise in our increasingly global economy.”

After three years in New York, Georgi Klissurski will be home in Bulgaria for the summer, hiking and traveling around Europe, and then returning to school in August. He is pursuing a dual M.B.A.-M.P.A. at Wharton and Harvard Kennedy School.

Renee Lai is headed to the University of Texas at Austin for her M.F.A.

Michael Klein is working at Sotheby’s in New York, managing Mei Moses, a set of indices widely recognized as the preeminent measure of the state of the art market. He had previously worked at Deloitte Consulting in its strategy and operations group.

Andrew Roberts is leaving Cambridge this summer to “be a digital nomad for the next year. I am celebrating the end of my third year working for Charles River Development, a financial software company based in the Boston area, in July. I’m an implementation consultant and will continue in this role remotely and while working at client sites full-time.”

Lastly, this is my final column I’m sending in from New York. This summer I will be in Cuba on a research trip and I am beginning my art history Ph.D. at Princeton in the fall. I’m excited to start my program, especially given that my freshman year roommate, Anne Ressler, will be starting her M.P.A. at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in the fall!

Enjoy the summer and send news!

Jessica Womack, 11 West 53 St., New York, NY, 10019; jrwomack1991@gmail.com

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