Class NotesView All Notes for Class of 2011
Class VP Brandon Aiono here, filling in for this issue. I was on campus in March for the Granite Challenge, reaching out to several of you alongside seven other ’11s who made the trek up to Hanover for the weekend. Also in attendance were the following.
Caroline Ward is currently working at a startup based out of Providence, Rhode Island, where she manages support and security operations.
Evan Lambert is writing fulltime for the Buzzfeed-lite site Topix.com and performing in a monthly show in N.Y.C. called the Improvised Real Housewives Episode (a metro New York critics’ pick)!
Ryan Speers lives in Washington, D.C., and is focusing on running his security consulting business (River Loop Security) along with Ricky Melgares, while working on a product startup focused on firmware security (Pilot Security).
James Khun also lives in D.C. and works as a quantitative analyst for an applied research firm. When not running regression models, he’s embracing entering his 30s by curating his newfound obsession with houseplants.
Tina Alexander is living it up in Austin, Texas, and just closed out her first year of graduate school, earning a master’s in social work at the University of Texas. She occasionally meets up with Chris Alexander, her twin brother, who feeds her now that she’s a broke student again.
Zach Blatt is living out his dream this summer, driving all the way from his home in New Hampshire to Lake Tahoe, California, and, he hopes, down the coastline in July. The trip will roughly follow I-80 and should include plenty of baseball games and national parks (Zach has only been to two).
Delfina Gonzalez is starting her eighth year living in the Boston area. When she’s not busy torturing her boyfriend with Dartmouth stories, the two enjoy salsa dancing, eating out, and playing board games with friends. In addition to currently working in clinical operations managing clinical studies, Delfina continues to serve as our class representative to the Alumni Council, so be sure to send her any comments, questions, and concerns that you have about the College before the next session meets in October!
Thanks to everyone who answered our calls during the Camp Granite weekend, and be aware that there’s a new Dartmouth College Fund challenge that’s just begun. Each class that reaches 45-percent participation this year will have a $100,000 financial aid endowment created in its name (one that lasts forever)! For current standings, check here: www.dartgo.org/d11challenge.
Two additional updates through the mailbag.
First, William Aubin saved up all his major post-graduation life accomplishments thus far into the past year. Not only was he married to Hayley Tran in June 2018—celebrating with Mateusz Grudzien, Brandon Floch, Nick and Priya (Rajgopal) Rolfes, John Roland, John Underwood, David Friedman, Ryan Murphy ’09, Brendan Mahoney ’12, and Ryan Tincher ’12—he also just completed his M.B.A. at University of Chicago in June and started a job at AveXis, a biotech company, in May. But the highlight of the year is welcoming his first child, Calvin Tran Aubin, into the world at the end of August. He’d love to have more Dartmouth alums come visit, so if you’re ever swinging through Chicago, let him know!
Finally, Thomas Tao moved to L.A. with his girlfriend, Julie Fiveash ’13, for a new position as a senior producer at Marvel, where he’ll be handling its Asia partnerships for video games. He hopes to acquire a lot of Marvel swag, and I hope he can tell me what’s next for the Avengers.
—Hillary S. Cheng, 16013 Legacy Road, Unit 304, Tustin CA 92782; (603) 546-8452; firstname.lastname@example.org