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Hey, ’16s! As I write this, we are a couple days away from 2017, so send me an email or Facebook message if the New Year is bringing any changes for you! Or send me any updates on how you’re doing.
Now for this round of updates.
At the end of November Sarah Waltcher was one of 32 Americans to be named a Rhodes scholar, making her the 79th Dartmouth graduate to earn the honor. Since graduating in June Sarah has been teaching sixth-grade science at the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. Sarah looks forward to continuing her studies in English at Oxford in September. Way to go, Sarah!
Laura Sim has started working as a producer on Crimetown—a new podcast series from Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Every season the team investigates the culture of crime in a different American city, starting with organized crime in Providence, Rhode Island. When she’s not working in Brooklyn, Laura is living in a matchbox apartment with Claire Park under the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown.
Penelope Williams moved to Boston to live with Emily Holt and Caitlin Zellers. She’s working at a healthcare analytics and consulting company. She also mentioned that she’s been reading a book each week on her T commute and has discovered scented candles.
Adelaida Tamayo is on a Dickey Center Lombard Public Service Fellowship working on a mural painting project in Bogotá, Colombia, called Color Alegría. She is combining her anthropology and studio art studies to conduct this socially focused project. Color Alegría is a house-painting project in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogotá. For the past couple years, along with the foundation Arte Sin Fronteras, local artists have been painting homes with the community. These vivid colors and committed citizens have offered a remarkable change to the neighborhood. She encourages anyone who is interested in supporting this project to donate at www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/color-alegria-2-0.
The New York City Dartmouth ’16s had their first (of many) official gatherings right before the holiday season. Everyone enjoyed lovely drinks at the ’16 happy hour at Turnmill—courtesy of the ’16 executive committee. The event had great representation from the N.Y.C. area along with a few classmates from Boston and Chicago!
The N.Y.C. class captains strongly encourage every ’16 to give their class dues of only $25 per year. You can do so by venmo-ing @Dartmouth-Sixteen. Thanks to all of those who have already done so!
That’s all for now, but I look forward to more updates from you all!
—Feyaad Allie, 26 Thompson St., Apt. 6A, New York, NY 10013; firstname.lastname@example.org