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Class Notes this month are full of happy engagements and exciting accomplishments. Thank you to all who shared their news for this issue!
From playing pong in onesies and dancing on tables at pop-punk to new adventures in California with their dogs Zeus and Zoe, Brett Szalapski and Kirsten Seagers have been together for four and a half years. Brett proposed to Kirsten at their favorite winery in Napa, California, and they look forward to celebrating with many friends and family from Dartmouth.
Leandra “Lee” Pilar Barrett happily shared that she recently got engaged to Estela Diaz, Princeton ’14! Estela popped the question with the help of Lee’s favorite band, the all-women’s mariachi group Flor de Toloache. Though both had participated in Ivy-Q, Mellon Mays undergraduate fellowships, and Ivy-Latinx organizing, Lee and Estela did not meet until they were both sent to Texas for an inter-Ivy recruitment trip while both worked as admissions officers for their respective alma maters. The two now live in New York City, where Estela is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Columbia University and Lee is a doctoral student in American studies at New York University.
Blake Osborn and Wills Russell met in a fraternity basement at Dartmouth and got engaged on March 15 in Big Sur, California. Wills proposed during a hike on top of a mountain. They both live in San Francisco and are excited about adopting their first dog and getting married in Austin, Texas, in 2020.
Sarah Byrne will be marrying Robin Overing ’16 in Woodstock, Vermont, this July.
Talia Shoshany and Josh Schoenbart ’16 met at a Friday night dinner at Chabad during winter 2014, when Talia was a junior and Josh was a sophomore. Naturally, they had their first date over Lou’s brunch, and they enjoyed the next year and a half at Dartmouth together. They currently live together in Boston and got engaged in December while on a trip to Paris and London. They will be getting married next summer.
Katelyn Wong will be graduating from medical school at the University of Connecticut in May and will be starting a pediatrics residency at Yale in June.
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