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Fellow classmates, can you believe fall has already come and gone?! I hope by the time you are reading this you’ve made it through weekends of apple picking, football season, and exams unscathed.
Before we jump into updates this month, I want to take a quick moment to propose a new 2019 initiative for future class newsletters and updates. The idea is we would “feature” a fellow ’13 every other month or so, coinciding with each alumni magazine release. The feature would come straight to your inbox and provide a brief update and summary on the work and accomplishment of the featured individual. The purpose of the feature would be to highlight classmates’ unique stories and impacts on their lives after Dartmouth, providing us all with the opportunity to learn from one another and keep connected with each other’s endeavors. Please send any comments, suggestions, or submissions my way.
Alright, now on to the updates! In the new nuptials category, Brad Nelson married Xiaotong Suo on the Stanford campus in July, with several Dartmouth alumni in attendance. Olivia Durr and Daniel Krawec got engaged while on a sunset sail in Cape Cod, Massachusetts—these lovebirds had been dating since summer 2012! By the time you read this update,
Sean Derrow will have gotten married to Margot Farrell (and partaken of a honeymoon to Hawaii). Tanisha Panditharatne married Buddhima Kurukulasuriya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This one looked like a party on social media and was well attended by a slew of ’13s!
Courtney Crutchfield married her longtime boyfriend in Lake Tahoe—only to start at Rutgers Law School five days later. Finally, Matthew Boya and Shannon Draucker got married back in August, where Lindsey Romero and Mike Boyas ’16 were maid of honor and best man, respectively.
We also have a new addition to the Dartmouth baby family: Jacob Hickson welcomed a baby girl, Eleanor “Nori” Rose Hickson, on May 10!
In this month’s episode of classmates doing awesome things, Adam Schwartzman wrote in that he and Matt Habig cofounded LiveWrite, a nonprofit through which he teaches creative writing and literature in New York City jails. Chris O’Connell climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and then vacationed in Zanzibar, as one does.
I heard Elise Smith also completed a hike around San Francisco—congrats, girl! Qian Zhang moved back to Boston to begin school at Harvard Business School. Lindsey Romerohas made the move to Oregon to begin her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, let her know!
And finally, after finishing business school together, Roanna Wang and her husband, Nathan Bruschi ’10, have moved to Albany, New York, to help run the family business.
With that, we close out a fantastic 2018. Warm wishes this holiday season, and I look forward to continuing to hear from many of you in the months to come!
—Aly Perez, 104 Ivy Drive, Apt. 8, Charlottesville, VA 22903; firstname.lastname@example.org