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Hi, ’16s!

At the time that I’m writing this, multiple friends have just informed me that Hanover now has Uber—what an interesting time to be a Dartmouth student. And while the updates from ’16s are not as unexpected as that update from Hanover, they are still pretty exciting.

Tangent Cheng wrote in to say that he is working for Amazon in Japan. If anyone is in Tokyo, he’s happy to meet up and show you around!

Hui Cheng and Aileen Zhu are co-mentors at Breakthrough New York. Through this nonprofit they enjoy mentoring high school juniors in college preparation and they highly encourage other Dartmouth students to get involved.

Clare Detrick-Yee, Jon Kubert and Steven Povich live together in an apartment in Boston. Nick Gutierrez sleeps on their couch with some regularity and they have enjoyed spending time with the many other ’16s in the area. Their wifi network is called “French3” after the dorm where it all began.

Jordan Kunzika wrote in with some great news! He was the chief technology officer and cofounder of Bae, a mobile dating app for black millennials since his junior year. During the past two years the app became a top 50 lifestyle application in 20 African and Caribbean countries. Bae was recently acquired by if(we), the parent company of Tagged, which is one of the largest dating sites in the world. Since then Jordan has transitioned to Google in N.Y.C. to work as a software engineer for a team called Google Expeditions, which is a new virtual reality education application that allows teachers to take their students on virtual reality field trips using Google Cardboard and the Daydream View.

During Winter Carnival a group of ’16s in Hanover and some visiting for the weekend got to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at Murphy’s. A major thank you to Zoe Brennan for helping to coordinate this event.

Dartmouth ’16s in N.Y.C. welcomed the spring season with a private guided tour of Cooper Hewitt’s latest exhibit, “By the People: Designing a Better America.” The tour was a great opportunity to learn more about how design can improve communities and to check in with fellow Dartmouth alums. A huge thank you to Cecelia Shao for organizing this event!

Thanks to everyone who sent in updates. Feel free to email me with news at any time—I love hearing from you all!

Feyaad Allie, 26 Thompson St., Apt. 6A, New York, NY 10013; feyaad.allie@gmail.com

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