Hello, ’13s, and happy new year!
Everyone on the class executive committee wishes you a safe and happy holiday and the warmest wishes for more, safe, in-person interactions. With that, let’s get to some of our updates this edition!
Jack Boger wrote in to say that he was on a cross-country road trip from San Francisco to Atlanta. When he wrote in, he was in Starkweather, North Dakota, visiting the Berg family farm, where Isaiah ’11 and David ’15 grew up. Emmaline Berg recently started as the new athletic director at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, New Hampshire, and is excited to be back in our alma mater state! She also got married in December in a Covid-safe micro-wedding in New London, New Hampshire, to Ned Emerson Jr.
After working as a corporate paralegal, environmental advocate, startup founder, career advisor, and baker—making English muffins from scratch at a local bakery—Priscilla Nguyen is taking her many talents to a new adventure: screenwriting! When she wrote in October, she was wrapping up a coming-of-age feature script and starting her next project, a TV drama series. She would love to connect with other alums working in entertainment! We can’t wait to see your work!
Anna Leah Berstein Simpson completed a year on the Dorot fellowship in Israel and decided to stay in Israel to pursue an M.A. in creative nonfiction. She will be studying at Bar-Ilan University. Joshua Lee has recently moved to San Diego to clerk for a federal judge for a year. He looks forward to catching up and reconnecting with friends and alumni in the area (socially distanced, of course!).
Reilly Bertasi graduated from Tuck Business School in June and has been working for the Connecticut Governor’s Office in Covid response, mostly around K-12 reopening. She will head back to Bain & Co. in December. She and Chris MacNaughton were married in October! Special shout out to Camilla Rothenberg for arranging their marriage! In some additional wedding news, Tyrone DeSpenza wrote in that he and Rachel Nelson got married in October in New Haven, Connecticut. The two met five years ago as first-year medical students at Yale. Huge congratulations to you all!
Finally, our last biannual newsletter featured some of our entrepreneurial talent, and we have one more to share with you this issue. Taylor Garner recently launched a consumer financial-tech venture called Card Curator. It had its soft launch on both the iOS App Store and Google Play store in early November, and they have their eyes set on a hard launch sometime around early summer of 2021. To check out more information on the app and venture, check out www.cardcurator.com; we wish Taylor and the team all the best!
As always, thank you to everyone who wrote in, and we look forward to hearing from you again in a few months!
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