As children of the 1990s, I know you remember the Mickey Mouse Club. Well that song from the end of each episode—“Now’s the time to say good-bye to all our company. M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E”—is going through my head right now. Meaning we’ve come to the end of the road and I can’t let go. Yes, that’s a Boyz II Men reference. It’s also my roundabout way of saying this is my last column before passing the torch or, more accurately, the keyboard to our new secretary. I know you’ll be in good hands, nay great hands, but it still doesn’t make it any easier to leave y’all. Now before I get all sappy (that’s what the last paragraph is for, obviously), let’s get to the real reason you’re here: to listen to me wax poetic about the most random of things. Just. Kidding. It’s my unparalleled writing skills that draw you in but my unquestionable wit that makes you stay. Not. Remember, y’all are going to miss me. Okay, actually on to the updates.
First and foremost, let’s give a huge round of applause to our reunion chairs Tim Koeth, Jamila Ma and Emma Fidel for crushing our fifth-year reunion and truly making it one to remember. Even though our tent was basically on Geisel’s campus, we represented and had way too much fun. Nobody puts the ’12s in a corner.
Shan Shan He moved to Seattle to start a new job at Amazon Alexa. Alex Tejeda will be attending Howard University College of Medicine in the fall.
Christina Mai and Saagar Kaul are engaged. Omiee Momoh and Attila Gál are also engaged. As if that weren’t enough, so are Jess Duncan and Michael Cassolato. There are also a couple of weddings to report: Lucinda LaCour and Thy Nguyen are married and so are Michelle Greenberg and Matt Walker ’10. Congrats all around!
Love, marriage and baby carriages (in no particular order; this is 2017 after all). Bekey Lee and Alex Kettering welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Taeo, into the world in April. Nina Skagerlind and Max Gelb welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Mira. If there was ever a time to Facebook and Instagram stalk, now is it. These are some seriously cute babies. I would not lead you astray.
Sarah Tanaka Glass graduated Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Royce Egeolu graduated University of Minnesota Law School. Kayasha Lyons graduated from Columbia Law School. Jay Kraska graduated from University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Tim Goh graduated from Harvard Law School. You guys are wicked smart.
Also impressive: James Reed delivered the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) student keynote address for the institute’s meeting of the medical fellows at the American Society for Clinical Investigation conference in Chicago in April.
That’s all I’ve got, ’12s. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried and I’m pretty sure I have weirded y’all out at least once. Who am I kidding? It’s definitely been a solid 10 or more times. But would you have wanted it any other way? That’s a rhetorical question. In all seriousness, these past five years have consisted of me Facebook stalking you, LinkedIn stalking you, Insta stalking you, basically stalking you in all of the ways that are somewhat socially acceptable and just short of the stalking they make horror movies about and, to be honest, I would not have had it any other way. It’s what I do for y’all and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It’s been real, ’12s. Stay classy.
—Kelley Crisp, 45 Marion St., #513, Brookline, MA 02446; firstname.lastname@example.org