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I hope this finds everyone staying healthy and happy. Though I have no idea what the world will look like by the time you read this, I hope that wherever this may find you, you will consider your Dartmouth classmates a community to lean on. With that said, we have many exciting life updates to share!
Rob Bathe’scoffee roasting business, Folly Coffee Roasters (www.follycoffee.com), has launched an entirely new website and subscription service available online. They roast to order and ship coffee within 24 hours of the roast—check them out! Our resident celebrity chef, Priya Krishna, officially changed her Instagram handle, marking the end of what we knew as the DDS Detective era. Follow her at @priyakrishna; #swipeupyouguys. Sara Stone writes in that, given Covid-19, she has been hunkered down in Marion, Massachusetts, instead of racing sailboats around the world. She has continued to train as much as possible on land and has also been putting her background in epidemiology to good use with some independent consulting for the Covid-19 response.
Many of our friends are also enjoying new milestones in their graduate studies and careers! Nick Valentini graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine and started as an emergency medicine resident physician at the University of Michigan in June. He moved to Ann Arbor with his girlfriend (and their border collie!) in early May. Allie Bosch graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and is moving to Atlanta to start her obstetrics/gynecology residency at Emory Hospital. Juan Estrada is a dermatology resident at Hackensack Meridian Health and was deployed to take care of Covid-19 patients. He has continued bodybuilding, as he did in our glory days. Sayeh Gorjifard finished her master’s fellowship from Johns Hopkins University and National Cancer Institute in pharmacology/drug development. She has since moved to Seattle for her Ph.D. in genome sciences from the University of Washington. When she’s not hiking or biking, she illustrates children’s books and science communications. Amanda Wheelock is planning to move to Ann Arbor this fall to pursue a master’s in environmental policy at Michigan’s school for environment and sustainability. Sophie Palitz defended her dissertation this April on the relationship between therapist behaviors and treatment outcomes for children and adolescents with anxiety. She will be moving to New York City for the year to do her clinical psychology predoctoral internship/residency at Montefiore Medical Center as the final requirement for her Ph.D.
After a couple of years in Denver as a college counselor, Frankie Herrera has relocated to Providence, Rhode Island, and is back in the admissions world at Brown University. He is so happy to be near so many friends on the East Coast again and hopes to reunite with Dartmouth friends once it is safe to travel again. Hilary McNamee and partner Welly Ramsey are recently engaged, though their wedding plans are on hold until next year. They are still in the Upper Valley, renovating a house in Strafford, Vermont, while Hilary runs a cut-flower farm and florist business. On June 28 Evan (Gray) and Peter Hill celebrated their five-year anniversary! He writes in that he feels beyond blessed to have a beautiful, fun, accomplished wife who loves him and challenges him to be a better person. We can still remember when these two got together and we couldn’t be happier for them! Last but certainly not least, Mike Keenan and his wife, Deirdre, brought beautiful baby Tessa Shea Keenan into the world December 20. Congratulations!
Thank you to everyone who wrote in—and enjoy the rest of summer!
—Aly Perez, 104 Ivy Drive, Apt. 8, Charlottesville, VA 22903; firstname.lastname@example.org