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Here is the puppies and doggies column! But first off, some non-canine-related announcements about ’11s.
Ashley Morishige graduated with her Ph.D. in June from MIT, and her research focused on solar cells. She now works at a company near Boston that manufactures crystalline silicon wafers for solar cells. About a year ago she got married to Kellie Kravarik, a fellow graduate student she met at MIT. Class of ’11s who attended her wedding included Max Lifson, Nozomi Hitomi and Jen Fownes.
Kalina Newmark and Nacole Walker were both featured in Yes! Magazine for their research showing that ethnic identity is shaped not only by the loss—and revitalization—of mother tongues but also by the remixing of English.
Abigail Ogilvy Ryan owns the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the South End in Boston that focuses on predominately female, emerging and mid-career artists. Natalia Wrobel recently spoke to a full room of both women and men at a Women of Dartmouth event at the gallery about advancing careers in the arts.
Alexandra Gakos is working in academic publishing at W.W. Norton & Co. and doing freelance work. She also helped renovate a homeless shelter in Newark, New Jersey, this past May.
And now onto the doggie updates!
Jenny Zhao and Roger Zhu (congratulations on your recent marriage!) are the proud parents of a rescue dog named Geoff, who has the sweetest temperament but has to get checked into doggie daycare during the week because of his disposition toward howling when he is alone in the apartment!
Best friend Jennifer Robinson is also mother to a 1.5-year-old rescue pup named Maya in North Carolina. She is enjoying her work as an immigration attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina!
Max Bickett recently welcomed a puppy, Lucy, into his house in Seattle, where she will be joining Finn, his flat-coated retriever. Finn is doing great and was excited that it’s warm enough for him to go swimming in Lake Washington again (was, because this is being written in June!).
Mariana Estevez does not have a dog herself, but she loves all doggies! Neil Basu is in a similar situation—he loves Scottish terriers but does not have one himself. He recently hit his one-year anniversary living in Singapore, where he loves the food, travel opportunities and people, but he dislikes the humidity one degree south of the equator.
Melissa Wong lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her 5-year-old beagle mix, Daphne. Melissa is plotting to move back to California soon!
Diana Lim is in medical school in North Carolina and lives with a 10-month-old Australian labradoodle named Teddy. She is so cute!
John Lee works at NerdWallet, where their office building used to allow dogs. So he used to have office dogs, but no longer because they moved buildings. Sad.
Berk Ozturk is back in Turkey and he tells me that, although he does not have an actual dog, he calls his cousin a dog. Interesting.
Back to real dogs. Erica Hoffmaster just finished up her first year of business school at University of Texas in Austin, and she lives there with her dog, Gus!
—Hillary S. Cheng, 10930 Gray Place, Tustin, CA 92782; (603) 546-8452; email@example.com