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Rebecca Freedman

Jennifer Wilder earned a master’s in clinical social work from Columbia University. She welcomes e-mail at JLW265@aol.com.

Evan Saffer and Jason Brown (son of Skidmore guitar teacher Joel Brown), who played music together as members of the Dynamics, Jazz Ensemble, and Greenlight Band, are in a new band called FIXER. “We have had tons of Skidmore students show up at our shows in NYC and Boston and would love to see more,” they say. Check out their Web site, www.fixermusic.com, for dates.

Martin Moehlen (mmoehle@tulane.edu) moved to New Orleans after graduating and is finishing his M.P.H. degree in epidemiology at Tulane University. He begins the M.D. program at Tulane in August. Richard Formidoni stopped by to visit him during Mardi Gras, and Alex Siriani dropped in over winter break.

Colin Thompson moved to the San Francisco Bay area to work for Pixar Animation Studios, after finishing up with Ice Age for Blue Sky Studios in the NYC area. Colin hopes “everyone goes to see it!” He is now part of the production team for Finding Nemo, the newest Disney/Pixar film scheduled for release in summer 2003. He would love to hear from other Skidmore alumni in the area at pixarcolin@pixar.com.

Gavin McKeirnan moved to Key West, FL, with Hilary Redman ’01. Both partake in “beach-bumming, the daily celebration of sunset, and happy hours.”


Janine Renée Geller

Jennifer Chase
(jeje79@aol.com) is a trust accountant for Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.

Ben Clarke is a researcher for the Luntz Research Companies in Washington, DC, a political and corporate consulting group.

Sarah Sharer (sarah_sharer@hotmail. com) and Jake Schnell spent three months in Sydney, Australia. They worked, traveled all over the country, and enjoyed themselves before joining the rest of our classmates in the “real world,” where they are looking for jobs.

Aili Palmunen (aili418@yahoo.com) is a legal assistant at Hogan & Hartson law firm in Washington, DC. She works on cases ranging from product liability to human rights.

Rusty Lewis is a third-grade teacher at the Marie Reed Learning Center, a Washington, DC, public school, and a soccer coach for a nonprofit organization called DC Scores. The program offers DC elementary-school students a chance to play soccer and provides tutoring in writing skills.

Sari Bultman (sarifpaofnys@yahoo.com) worked for New Jersey Democrat Jim McGreevey’s gubernatorial bid. McGreevey won by 14 points, putting the Democrats back in control of the State House and Senate after eight years of Republican rule. Although she is considering a position in the new administration, Sari would ultimately like to work for a nonprofit in women’s reproductive rights.

Glen Gibson (glenmtn@aol.com) returned from traveling in Nepal and Tibet, where he climbed Cho Oyu, a peak in the Himalayas—and the sixth highest one in the world. Glen writes, “It was the experience of a lifetime and a great thing to do after finishing Skidmore.” He is running a climbing gym while applying to graduate schools.

Jonathan Foss (juandelsd@aol.com) traveled the West Coast for eight months last spring with Magic Carpet Time Tour—an outreach literacy program for preschoolers to second graders. In the hour-long show promoting the fun of imagination and acting out various stories from around the world, Jonathan plays the genie and takes all the kids on a magic carpet ride.

Marissa Hoechstetter (butterflyjeanne @yahoo.com) is teaching art and photography at a charter high school in Washington, DC, and doing freelance design work.

Back from a trip to Sydney, Australia, Alycia Sheppard (abshep01@yahoo.com) lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, where she is an account manager for Cydcor, a marketing company serving Fortune 500 clients.

Krysten Hinkley is having a great time teaching English at a Japanese junior high school through the JET Programme. She’s been in touch with many of her Skidmore friends and would love to hear from more.

Jane Bowie is the business manager for a Saratoga Springs tavern that she helped plan as a student. Last year Jane and two other students worked with Leslie Vanden Handel DiCarlo ’79 to help turn a derelict building into a bistro, banquet hall, and rooftop bar.

Elsa Peters writes, “Woo hoo! I finally got a job!” She is working for Charlex, a post-production company in NYC. Says Elsa, “It’s a great environment that totally brings me back to the studio at Skids. It’s so nice to find that same vibe in the workplace!”

Matt Millman is an aerobics instructor at Crunch in the West Village. He welcomes e-mail at mattmillman@biceps.com.

Kate Nedelman


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