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Hello, ’13s, and happy new year!
We have many notes this edition, so let’s get to it. Ryan Archer recently moved to Atlanta to start medical school at Emory University. Samantha McPherson moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota in September and is working for Best Buy headquarters in product development for exclusive brands! She is loving being in the Midwest and experiencing seasons again. Marina Villenueve moved to Albany, New York, to cover New York state government and politics for the Associated Press. She’s also now a foster cat mom! If you’re in any of these areas, reach out to your new Dartmouth residents!
We have several classmates who wrote in with exciting news of their engagements and marriages. Jane Lu was engaged very recently. Her fiancé proposed in Shanghai and they are both so excited for their future; fun fact: they met in middle school! Sophie Palitz got married in September to Jacob Buinewicz. In August Robbie Cholnoky got married to Sara Medina-DeVilliers ’12 in Crozet, Virginia. They were surrounded by family and a small army of Dartmouth grads, including Jane Cai, Max Sloan, Chris Rhodes, Maan Tinna, and many others! Sarah Hylton and Tim Abbot ’12 were married in New York City in September, also surrounded by Dartmouth friends. Danny Zhang and Jillian Dunne got married in September. Jillian also started her M.B.A. at Wharton this past fall. Marissa Lynn writes in that it’s been a crazy couple of months for her, including an engagement to Sam Hills ’15 in June! She graduated from Harvard Medical School in May, moved to Minneapolis in August, and started working for McKinsey & Co. in September. She notes that Sam proposed during a run on Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the pair plans to wed in New Hampshire in the summer of 2021.
Qian Zhang writes in that, by the time this update is published, she’ll be in the last semester of her M.B.A. program at Harvard. She has spent the last one and a half years working on small, self-funded, and mission-driven ventures, and is confident many of her fellow Dartmouth alums (that’s you!) may find value in the two businesses she has started: 3nuggets.com is a personalized mobile platform connecting us back to what truly matters, and puermovement.com is fighting social and political divisiveness, one cup of tea at a time. Please reach out to her if you have any thoughts on these! Lin Bo just starred in his first Shakespearean drama this past fall. He played the roles of Hastings and Tyrell in Eclectic Theater’s production of Richard III at the Athenaeum theater in Chicago.
Finally, Sophia Schwartz is still living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and loving it. Last year Sophia produced and starred in a skiing web series called Greater than Sum, which is now available online at Freeskier Magazine. This winter she will continue to chase after big mountains and endless powder. If you find yourself in Jackson, give a holler to make some turns.
Thank you all for writing in and continuing to be accepting of my spamming of your inboxes. If you have any suggestions for things we can do this year to continue to bring our class together, please reach out! We would love to hear from you.
—Aly Perez, 104 Ivy Drive, Apt. 8, Charlottesville, VA 22903; firstname.lastname@example.org