Class NotesView All Notes for Class of 2012
Hello, all! Very hard to write this from October 2020 and predict what is on the radar for our classmates or the world, but sending best wishes from the class of 2012 for a happy and healthy 2021. Sharing a number of wonderful updates below.
After getting engaged in early March, Thomas Balch promptly entered quarantine lockdown in Somerville, Massachusetts. But with remote work on the horizon, he and his fiancé were able to spend the summer in Maine housesitting. Now back in Somerville, he is providing outdoor and remote dog therapy with his dog Kuma and working on moving to Maine more permanently. Congrats, Thomas!
Charles Smith and Alexandra Nee got married in November in a small family ceremony with their mothers as co-officiants! They look forward to celebrating with more family and friends in the months to come and continuing their career growth, with Alexandra in neurology residency at New York Presbyterian and Charles as cofounder and CEO of Full Circle Microbes.
Sharang Biswas writes in with a number of professional updates: “I’ve been teaching ‘Introduction to Game Design’ at Fordham for the past few semesters. It’s funny because my freshman year roommate Aryeh Drager and I routinely chat online about strategies to deal with our separate undergrads!” Last summer Sharang saw the release of the book he coedited, Honey & Hot Wax, which was also nominated for an IndieCade award. Sharang recently kicked off a Kickstarter campaign for “Strange Lusts/Strange Loves,” a collection of games by a group of acclaimed designers that explores sex, romance, and human desire. Good luck, Sharang!
Phil Griselda married Juliet Hollingsworth ’14 on September 19, 2020, after meeting back at Dartmouth on the rowing team in 2011. Both are living in Boston, where Phil is a resident in orthopedics at Harvard and Juliet is working in manufacturing.
After 12 years on the East Coast, Sterling Beard has finally returned to his home state of Texas, where he’ll be pursuing an M.B.A. Give him a ring if you’re ever in the Abilene area!
Kelly McGlinchey is also making moves. After six years in New York City, she recently relocated to Mystic, Connecticut. Kelly started graduate school at the Yale School of the Environment in the fall, while continuing work with her food systems consultancy, Table & Tilth.
Liz Ballantyne married Trevor Horan ’13 in an intimate ceremony on August 22, 2020, on the rooftop at Little Goat Diner in Chicago, surrounded by close family. They hope to be able to celebrate with all of their friends and family at a reception in July!
Dr. Blythe George has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of sociology at University of California-Merced, effective this July. In the meantime, Prof. George is back in Humboldt as she works on her book manuscript.
Michael Joseph got married in October of 2019. He and his wife have begun a road trip around the states: “We’re going through the Western states.” January to February, the couple will be skiing and camping in the Rockies and welcome meeting up with Dartmouth alums!
Ian Engler and Gerben Scherpbier ’14 got engaged in August on the banks of the Connecticut at the organic farm after a 12-hour, 15-mile scavenger hunt around Hanover with clues from lots of College friends. Ian is in his chief year of orthopedic surgery residency at Tufts and Gerben is getting a master’s in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Congrats, both!
—Liz Sullivan, 1414 Belmont St. NW, Apt. 205, Washington, DC 20009; email@example.com
ObituariesView All Obituaries for Class of 2012
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.