Class NotesView All Notes for Class of 2012
Hi, class of 2012. Writing from the Class Notes time machine of late February, it’s been a strange time in our world, so I’m sending gratitude for this little community and peace to our classmates around the globe.
In happier news, just a couple of weeks earlier Tommy Ford competed in his third Olympic games. The results were pretty great: He came back from a severe injury in early 2021 to race in two events this time around, including bringing the United States to a fourth-place finish in the mixed team parallel slalom. Congrats to Tommy and all of our Dartmouth Olympians this year!
Sam Knowles won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Documentary for Black and Missing. The four-part HBO documentary series, which Sam codirected, follows Black and Missing Foundation founders Derrica and Natalie Wilson as they fight to bring awareness to Black missing person cases. What an achievement, Sam!
Catherine (Roedel) Ross and her husband, John ’09, welcomed their first child this winter. Madeline—who goes by “Maddie”—is already bringing her parents (and big dog sister Millie) so much cuddly joy. Congratulations!
Grace Tiedemann Ferraro tied the knot with Will on October 23 in D.C. Grace, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 2017, is an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Congrats, Grace and Will!
And even more belatedly, sending a big hug to Janie Abernethy,M.D., who married Phillip Cohen on September 25 in St. Michaels, Maryland. Janie is a primary care resident at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received both her medical degree and a master’s in bioethics and medical ethics.
Alina Everett is thriving in Seattle. After her M.B.A. at Cornell and having started work at Microsoft in 2020, she was recently promoted to a new role supporting Microsoft’s partnership with EY (formerly Ernst & Young Global). It’s a great fit and she’s a very smart cookie!
We’ve also got an update from Andrew Lohse, who shares some exciting news from this fall—he got engaged to Gabrielle Pacia ’16 in October!—as well as a look at the past few years. Here’s more: “After graduation Lohse continued his studies of wine and spirits at the professional level, becoming a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Lohse has managed wine programs for Michelin-starred restaurants in Manhattan, most notably Del Posto’s renowned $3.5-million cellar. He has also served as a sommelier for James Beard Award-winning chef Günter Seeger. Lohse and Pacia met in the final creative writing workshop taught by professor Ernie Hebert. Lohse later represented Hebert as his literary agent. Pacia is a graduate of NYU Law School and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. The couple live in Vermont and New York City. Lohse is the founder of a media consultancy, Overton & Associates, and serves as the head of attention for Bhakta Empire, the family of spirits and real estate brands founded by entrepreneur and raj Peter Bhakta. Lohse and Pacia will marry this October in Vermont on the campus of Green Mountain College, which Bhakta purchased in 2020 and where the couple reside. Relations with campus security have been cordial thus far.”
And with that knowing wink, we’re done with this column for today. Cheers, Andrew!
Hope your summers are off to a lovely start—and please share any updates to email@example.com by June 28 to make the September-October issue. Talk soon!
—Liz Sullivan, 864 Charles Allen Dr., NE, #12, Atlanta, GA 30308; firstname.lastname@example.org
ObituariesView All Obituaries for Class of 2012
Andrew Malizia ’12 passed away on November 6, 2021. Andrew enjoyed a rich and wonderful childhood growing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Martina McLarty ’12 passed away on July 12 after a lengthy battle with chronic illness. Martina was born on March 8, 1990, to Shizuko and Marvin McLarty.