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Betty Juncker Hagymasi
In Barcelona Georgia Owen freelances as a private educator through her business Supertutors. She and boyfriend Nathan, who she met two years ago at her five-year high-school reunion (his 10th), are together in Spain, learning Spanish and even picking up some Catalan.
Since graduation Ned Merrick has sailed across the Atlantic twice, built two houses for other people, started his own custom woodworking business, and purchased a four-unit apartment building in Portland, ME. His business specializes in custom home offices and home-entertainment centers, but he also makes furniture and other custom pieces. He recently saw Sarah Boyne and Sam Frank at an alumni event in Portland, and Jeff Parker stopped by while on tour with his band. Ned’s Web site is www.HWwoodwork.com; you can also check out his travels at www.geocities.com/nedandjamison.
In October Danielle Decker married childhood friend Daniel Croce. Elizabeth Helm ’02 was a bridesmaid, and Nancy Ewing ’02, Maura Byrnes ’02, Alexis Reynolds, Elizabeth Menard, and Andrea DeManbey all attended. After living and teaching in Philadelphia for three years, Dan and Danielle moved back to their hometown in Ulster County, NY, where they teach sciences and math.
After three years with the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, Shawn Cryan has been promoted to assistant executive director. Shawn lives in the South End of Boston with Paul Siskind.
Marissa Aquila lives in Brighton, MA, with boyfriend Shane. For the last year they have shared an apartment with Michelle Brideau. Marissa graduated cum laude from New England School of Law in May and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. She is currently a judicial law clerk in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. While in law school Marissa served victims of domestic violence as a shelter volunteer, emergency room advocate, and student practitioner representing domestic violence victims in family- and housing-law cases. Marissa also loves practicing Bikram yoga. Chanel Luck is her favorite instructor.
Leah Roskin lives in Davis, CA, where she attends graduate school in analytical chemistry. She does research on photosynthesis and electron paramagnetic resonance. Over the holidays she traveled through New Zealand for a month, hiking the volcanic Mt. Taranaki in the north island and then camping in the south.
Katie Doyle completed an MS in bilingual/multicultural education/TESOL at Southern Connecticut State University in May 2005. She co-authored an article with the Training for All Teachers Program titled “Mainstream Teachers + Sheltered Instruction = Engaged English Language Learners,” published by Thresholds in Education Foundation at Northern Illinois University. Katie works for the Meriden public school system in Connecticut. She encourages anyone interested in the field to contact her at email@example.com.
Shannon Bowes and boyfriend Dan Cath ’03 are living in San Francisco, CA, where Shannon is in the pediatric oncology clinical-trial management department at the University of California. Dan has been at Google for almost a year in the AdWords online advertising department. Both are having a fantastic time exploring the city and hanging out with other West Coast Skiddies: Chris Haseman ‘03, Michael Gittelman ’02, Catherine Cella ’02, Meghan Kane ‘04, and Amelia Crane ’06. Shannon encourages Bay Area travelers to drop her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Barry married Benjamin Harris in September at the Washington National Cathedral. Gill Roberts was in attendance. Christina and Ben live in the Logan Circle neighborhood of DC. In October, Christina was set to leave her position as marketing director at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing to become director of publications for Norwood School in Bethesda, MD.
Julie Vaillancourt is working on a master’s in education with a specialization in the Montessori method, which she heartily recommends. Other than working seven days a week (at a Montessori toddler daycare and as a weekend breakfast cook), she spends time with her boyfriend and family.
Joanna Nagy, married to Daniel Elliott ’02 in August, teaches art at public schools and art centers and has been exhibiting her own artwork, which can be seen online at www.joannanagy.com.