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My dear classmates, I am writing this a few weeks after our reunion. I spent time with some of you I knew well, as well as others who had been acquaintances and people who I didn’t know at all during our time in Hanover who I got to know better. This was my favorite part—just chatting, connecting, seeing smiles, and hearing laughter. I asked you to submit news and your favorite part of reunions if you were able to attend, so…on to the news.
Kristen Flint graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in May. While celebrating graduation in Scotland, she and Stefan Deutsch got engaged! The two are now living in Boston, where Kristen has begun her internal medicine residency. Her favorite thing from reunions was seeing friends all together and walking around Occom admiring the flowers.
This year Kate Thorstad graduated from NYU School of Law. She will move to New Orleans to work as a public defender in August. Her favorite part of reunions was throwing an almost-surprise birthday party on the Collis porch with an Umpleby’s cake and old friends.
Another newly minted lawyer is Andrew Shanahan, who graduated from Columbia Law School this past May and will work in New York City starting this fall. Additionally, he and Nancy Seem are getting married this summer in Princeton, New Jersey, and will spend their honeymoon in Hawaii. Andrew’s favorite part of reunions was hiking Moosilauke and seeing friends again.
Kylie Lucas graduated from Harvard Business School with her M.B.A. in May and is moving to Washington, D.C., where she will work at Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s space launch company. There, she will work on national security market strategy and sales. “I’m very excited to be combining my passions for engineering, physics, space, and business together in my next professional chapter.” Her favorite part of reunions was sitting by the river Saturday afternoon, a throwback to Sophomore Summer and a reminder of how special Dartmouth is.
Matt Wefer and Sarah (Knapp) Wefer were married in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in January with many alumni in attendance. They’ve come a long way from their first date of pong in the Alpha Chi basement. Don’t worry, they recalled it several times at reunion!
Renee Lai graduated with her M.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin this past spring. She loved singing “Dear Old Dartmouth” at reunions after the fireworks show.
Lindsay Mandel emailed in: “After meeting sophomore year, Jack Foley ’13 and I finally tied the knot this summer! The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and we were so blessed to have many ’14s in attendance! After an incredible European adventure with Jack, I am excited to be back home in N.Y.C. to begin my career as a physician.”
Arianne Hunter recently completed her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. Her research was focused on the development of synthetic methods to rapidly construct pharmaceutical drug molecules in hopes of making them more affordable. She will be pursuing postdoctoral training at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory as a forensic chemist in Atlanta.
J.D.s, M.D.s, Ph.D.s (and more that don’t fit this rhyme scheme), oh my! This is my last column, so I wanted to thank you all for reading, and an even bigger thanks to those who sent in news and responded to my sometimes desperate calls for submissions. Sending you all the best, and I am so excited to see many of you over the next few years!
—Jessica Womack, 223 Madison Ave., Box E, Fort Washington, PA 19034; firstname.lastname@example.org