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Hi, ’18s! As we approach sun and warmer weather, I hope you are all well!
Jerrel Catlett was accepted into the M.D./Ph.D. program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in January. He will be officially matriculating into the class of 2028 this June. Congratulations, Jerrel!
Tragically, Sheria Musyoka died when he was struck by a drunk driver while jogging near Lake Merced, California, on February 4. Sheria was born in Kenya. At Dartmouth he studied government and was a participant in the Rockefeller Center’s management and leadership development program. He traveled to Berlin on the German studies language study abroad program. He was involved in the first-year student enrichment program and worked as a recruiting coordinator for the College. He graduated in the top 3 percent of the class of 2018. After graduating he became a valued member of the talent acquisition team at Akili Interactive & Verana Health. Weeks before his death Sheria proudly became a U.S. citizen. In January he moved from Connecticut to California with his wife, Hannah, and son, Theo. The young family was excited for their new adventure. Sheria was eager to give back to his community and planned to get involved in politics, diversity programs, and his city’s charter schools. Sheria was looking forward to teaching his son to play soccer and speak Swahili. His friends and family spoke of his kindness, intelligence, and friendliness. He had a charming personality and always had a warm smile to share. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Ege, and son Theo Musyoka, as well as his parents, Tabitha Musyoka and Morris J. Wanzili. His warmth and compassion will be deeply missed by his class, his community, and all those who knew him.
A GoFundMe has been established to support Sheria’s wife and his son in this difficult time. You can help at www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-sheria-musyokas-wife-child. Thank you for your support and your condolences.
Be well, ’18s!
—Emily Choate, 172 Commonwealth Ave., Apt. 3, Boston, MA 02116; (603) 305-5346; firstname.lastname@example.org