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Class of ’13s, hope you have your pumpkin spice latte nearby, because this is going to be a good one.
Let’s start with our academic friends. Rachel Abendroth moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to pursue her M.P.P. and M.B.A. degrees at the Ford School of Public Policy and Ross School of Business. Maia Matsushita started at NYU Steinhardt over the summer in its master’s in education program. Katie Adams is starting an online master’s in computer science program through Georgia Tech, bringing the Fletcher-Adams household’s advanced degree count up to three! Shannon Draucker successfully defended her dissertation and graduated with her Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University in May. This fall she begins as a tenure-track assistant professor of English at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She and her husband, Matt Boyas, are looking forward to moving to the Capital Region—let them know if you are in the area! Julie Fiveash was accepted to UCLA’s master of library and information science program. She also recently moved to Los Angeles with Thomas Tao ’11. Luca Molnar finished her M.F.A. at NYU in 2018 and will be moving to DeLand, Florida, this summer to join the faculty at Stetson University as an assistant professor of studio art. She would love to connect with any central Florida alums! Danny Zhang graduated from Chicago’s Booth School of Business and moved to Philadelphia with his fiancée; they are also getting married in September! Hank Savage just moved to Evanston, Illinois, to pursue his accelerated M.B.A. at Kellogg, where he will be for the next 12 months. Finally, Parnian Parvin-Nejad is finishing up his intern year in general surgery residency in northern New Jersey. He would love to hear from anyone passing through the area.
Next, let’s catch up with classmates celebrating the joining of families. Nathan Friendly and Rita-Louise Montour got married over Memorial Day Weekend in a fabulous camp adventure with a strong Dartmouth showing. In August Ryan Collins married Sam St. Lawrence, a Brown 2014 graduate, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Megan Bunnell and Eric Schlobohm ’11 were married in May with a reception at the Dartmouth Skiway that included many Dartmouth alums and a photo-op with the DartMoose! Gardner Davis and Anna Fagin got married this summer in Thetford, Vermont, and also had many generations of Dartmouth alums present. Dan Husband got married to Jessica Murrer in New York City and Elizabeth King married Allen Shih before relocating from New York City to Boston this year. Finally, Jen Jaco-Whitaker and Jeremy Whitaker ’15 got married in May in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Jen is now in Chicago working at Uber Freight.
To round out this edition, let’s end with some classmates doing great things. Danny Freeman proved he’s not just a pretty face on TV and recently changed his Twitter bio to include “Emmy Award-winning reporter”—congratulations! Mike Barile cofounded LootScoot, an app-based service that lets you sell your used electronics instantly and get paid within minutes. It’s currently available in San Francisco and will be expanding to other cities soon. Courtnie Bolden is still in New Jersey with her husband and interned this summer at the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals with Judge Greenaway. Daniel Akinola-Odusola is in London working on building his Daotive Thinking and Daotive Learning brands. He is also working with Centric Labs to quantify biological stress risks in London. And last, but certainly not least, Callista Womick has a leading role in the recently released film, Cobwebs and Strange.
Thank you all for writing in and have a great season of leaf peeping, wherever this may find you!
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