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Hello, ’13s! I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying the peak of summer in a location slightly less swampy than my current residence in Washington, D.C. We have lots of class news this edition, so let’s get to it.
You may have seen this a few months back, but this was the year that many of our aspiring doctors were matched to their residencies! Gaby Sauza matched at University of Washington, Seattle Children’s for pediatrics residency. Jennifer O’Donnell is moving to San Francisco to start her orthopedic surgery residency. Cecil Qiu is moving to Baltimore this summer to start residency at Johns Hopkins in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Nerina DiSomma graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria this year and will be moving to Indianapolis for her interventional radiology residency at Indiana University. Shanterian King also graduated from medical school and matched to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency. Elizabeth Hoffman is graduating this June from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, along with fellow ’13s Meghan Bunnell, Stephanie Castillo, and Brendin Beaulieu-Jones. A huge congratulations to all of you and the many more that will be transitioning to residency! Everyone wrote in that they are looking forward to spending time with Dartmouth friends in new places, so we can’t wait to get updates in the future.
We also have a few marriages and moves to celebrate! Sarah Aronson Fischell wrote in that she and her husband, Evan Fischell, were married last year in Baltimore and celebrated their one-year anniversary on May 5—congratulations on one of many more to come! Clau Becerra and her husband, Matt Weiss ’06, DMS ’12, are excited to move to Missoula, Montana, this summer and are looking forward to making local friends that will help them explore Big Sky country. Courtnie Bolden got married in Lake Tahoe, California, last summer and will be in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, this summer with her husband and hopes to see some Dartmouth friends. Before that, she’ll be interning with a judge at the 3rd Circuit federal appellate court in Newark, New Jersey.
Finally, as always, we have classmates doing neat things that never fail to astound me. Danielle Jellerette participated in Annapolis Opera’s spring production of Carmen, her first opera performance, and will be attending the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall to get her M.B.A. Sara Stone is continuing to pursue professional sailing and has been racing all over the United States and Caribbean this winter. This summer she is residing in Newport, Rhode Island, and would love to catch up with anyone in the area. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Brittany Yoon, moved to San Francisco last summer and joined Ethos, a life insurance startup. She was the 13th employee and they are already at 55; Jessica Yu ’14 and a recent ’19 grad are among their ranks, as well as investor Nate Niparko ’09. They are looking to continue growing their Dartmouth contingent! Matt Sturm is living his best artist life in Washington, D.C., where he just curated an art exhibition of 14 artists, up through June 14, as part of May Is All About Trans, a community-led month of events celebrating transgender community and culture. His own art will be featured in a two-person gallery show, also in Washington, D.C., up June 2-30. Reach out to him if you’d like to see either show!
Thank you all for sharing your life updates with the class and hope everyone has a great summer!
—Aly Perez, 104 Ivy Drive, Apt. 8, Charlottesville, VA 22903; email@example.com