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Rebecca Freedman

Jillian Mariani was joined by Boston-area classmates Brian Stevens, Jessica Stormant Stevens, David Yerow, Rebecca Masferrer, Tessa Kolff, and Bruce Kocher in the Boston chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s annual benefit run/walk last fall. Jillian’s mother, Diane, was diagnosed with the disease two years ago.

Lani Ann Marcus completed a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University and is a clinical social worker and outreach coordinator at the Epilepsy Foundation in NYC. She lives on Long Island with her fiancé, Craig.

Luis Alicea obtained a fellowship to attend the American Association of Higher Education Hispanic Caucus. He invites classmates who might be visiting Chicago to drop him a line.

Lori LoTurco lives in the Boston area. She is a development associate for Wellesley College and continues to teach dance in the evenings at various Boston studios. Lori also serves as co-artistic director of Verhoff/
LoTurco DanceWorks, a NYC-based dance company she heads up with Nikki Verhoff ’99. Lori has committed to a life of constant commuting, as her beau, Oliver Jones, also draws her back to NYC on a weekly basis.

Colin Thompson worked on the animation for Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s film Ice Age; see the feature story in this Scope.

Samantha Warnock accepted a new position as a mental illness/chemical addiction case manager for the FIRST Program in Albany, which helps families in recovery stay together. Samantha runs a peer support group for kids whose families are involved with the program. “It’s a big step from my last position and very rewarding so far,” she notes.

I left my job at Hogan and Hartson in August to start law school at American University in September. Please note my new address above (e-mail address remains unchanged).


Janine Renée Geller

Sinem Varoglu
lived in Saratoga for a year following graduation. Now in NYC, she is pursuing graduate study in recording engineering at NYU. Sinem has also been writing, singing, and playing acoustic guitar. Gig information is available on the Web: www.sinem.net.

In the summer Scope Matt Millman was erroneously identified as a fitness instructor in NYC. In fact he is an associate in the finance department of RD Management Corp, a real estate developer, owner, and manager. Matt is also studying for a master’s degree at the NYU Real Estate Institute, where he was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship.

Kelly Pettibone spent the summer backpacking in China, Mongolia, and Thailand. After “a discouraging stint slinging gumbo,” she is an editorial assistant at John Wiley & Sons Publishing in NYC.

After working on the successful gubernatorial campaign of former New Jersey Mayor James E. McGreevey, Sari Bultman is now the governor’s statewide liaison to elected officials.

English major Catherine Stayer received the St. Thomas Moore Award from St. John’s Law School in Jamaica, N.Y. The award, based on undergraduate academic achievement and performance on the LSATs, provides a full scholarship.


Kate Nedelman

Alex So
was among eight inductees into Phi Beta Kappa whose stories were told in the summer issue of PBK’s Key Reporter. The profile describes Alex’s hardships as a child in rural China, his difficulties in the U.S. during adolescence, and his great success as a biochemistry student at Skidmore. This fall Alex started grad school at UC-San Francisco.

Mariel Cedeno planned to teach English in Japan for a year but opted instead for being a case handler at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn—a job she loves.


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