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Rebecca Freedman
1301 Twentieth St. NW, #117
Washington, DC 20036

Mark Ansdell moved out to San Francisco and has taken a position with ESPN and the X-games. He is a liaison for the administration and the VIP/athletes/sponsors — lots of really interesting people (

Brooke Barish spent the summer traveling with the American Trails West as a counselor, seeing the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. She is taking the year off before going back to school for graduate studies in psychology (

Andrew Barnes is a research assistant at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s center for cancer prevention and control. He is also a mental health worker at Four-Winds Hospital in Cross River, NY (

Antonia Batalias is pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the George Washington University in Washington, DC (

In August of 2000, Keri Berka started at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia. She describes her academic workload as “immense,” but adds that “classes are facinating.” She also has the honor of being drummer for the “only vet school band in the country.”

Alison Better is proving that a sociology major is useful in the “real world.” She is working as a senior research assistant at the Murray Research Center, a social science data archive. The Murray Center is part of the Radcliffe institute for advanced study at Harvard University. Alison is enjoying life in Boston and running into other Skidmore alums.

Joseph Bilotta is working for a small pharmaceutical outsourcing company called PharmEco Laboratories in Devens, MA. He is performing organic synthesis for possible anti-cancer agents (

Jessica Bilsky ( and Lyn Thorne are living and working together in Brooklyn, NY. They are teaching elementary school children in Brooklyn public school district 18.

James Bornstein is working for the Wilstein Institute for Jewish Policy Studies, a think tank in Boston, MA (

Feona Chance has moved out to California to work for the Coalition for Homelessness Services in Monterey County (

Jennifer Cummings moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn last fall. She is working as a litigation paralegal for Dewey Ballantine in NYC (

Melissa Daroff is living in Providence, RI and working as a stage manager for Trinity Repertory Company. She spent the summer stage-managing for Kiddstuff at Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY (

Lisa Dawson ( and Ben Ritter ’99 live in Brooklyn, NY with their one-year-old son Sam. Lisa is a legal assistant at Coudert Brothers in Manhattan.

Chris Detwiller is in a small fishing village on the pacific coast of Mexico called Puerto San Carlos. He is serving as an intern at the S.F.S. Center for Coastal Studies until September of 2001 (

Jamie Garfield is at Columbia University pursuing her Ph.D. in classics.

Jenna Golub has recently opened her own business, Port Manteaux Inc., in Kennebunkport, ME. The store specializes in classic comfortable clothing for men and women. Skidmore graduates should stop by and see Jenna for a discount (

Ann Gruber is attending Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ. (

Heather Haag is attends Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, where she is pursuing a master’s in art education while working as a substitute teacher and artist. She resides in Old Forge, NY (

On July 10, 2000, Nicole Hemmett Griffiths married an officer in the Navy. They are living on Oahu in Hawaii. Nicole is a speech teacher for preschoolers. She loves her job (

Trina Howard ( and Carrie DiBiccaro are living in Newton, MA. They spent the summer working together at the Cambridge School of Weston summer day camp. Carrie started working at Marketing and Planning Systems at the end of August, while Trina started at Boston College Law. They also see Julie Collura a lot. She is pursuing her master’s in elementary education at Boston University.

Erik Jacobs is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a year, doing reconciliation work between Protestant and Catholic youth (

Two days after graduation, Andria Kolesnikoff left for a week in the Bahamas, followed by two weeks in Italy and then a weekend in Vermont for a friend’s wedding. She has been busy working as a live-in nanny in Chevy Chase, MD. She plans to take a few classes and the GRE, and will be enrolling in grad school full time in the fall of 2001 for neurobiology or physiology (

Roni Kopelman has relocated to Seattle, WA, and is pursuing a graduate degree in biology (

Emily Kozlow is at

Abby Landers moved to NYC to take a position as a communications specialist at NY Consulting Partners. She loves the fast pace of the NYC lifestyle (

Peter LaRoche is a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors in New Hampshire (

Melanie Lary has been working and traveling through Australia with boyfriend Keith Wallach (

Jamie Levison had a fantastic time as a camp counselor this summer. She coached softball, taught arts and crafts, and ran the elementary school division. She is teaching in Verona, NJ, this year at the Children’s Institute, a private special education school. She is pretty excited about it, but misses Skidmore a lot (

Sending best wishes to the class of 2000 is Christian Lewis. He leaves the following message: “Tahoe, tables, traveling—yes, Tahoe” (

Darald Libby-Hanes is teaching English in China (the city of Dongying in Shandong Province, to be exact). Tim Mangun will be with him, while Lauren Granahan, Colleen Reilly, and Erin Glover will be in the city of Qufu (

David Lorber has moved to NYC.

Mark Manilov is attending the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, MO (

Simon Mann completed an internship last summer at Francis Ford Coppola’s film production company and subsequently began working at another NYC film company (

Elizabeth McCann relocated to San Francisco, CA, after graduation. Liz is working for STC as a public relations specialist (

Meghan McGurk is a medical assistant in an internal medicine and cardiology practice near her home in Long Island. She is also applying to physician’s assistant school for the fall of 2001 (

Jonathan Micancin is studying behavior ecology at the University of North Carolina graduate school in Chapel Hill (

Shayna Miller has accepted a teaching fellowship at Tabor Academy on Buzzards Bay, MA. She is teaching biology and coaching girls’ soccer and crew for the school year.

Greg Mitnick is working as a paralegal at Shearman & Sterling in the Big Apple. He is living in Brooklyn and says, “so far, so good — all around.” (

Erikka Nelson is living in London and working for a marketing firm. She hopes to stay in England for the next two to three years (

Megan O’Brien spent the summer working as a waitress at Bertucci’s. She started graduate school in September at UMass Amherst, where she is working toward her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology (

Kathleen O’Connor is in a master’s program in applied conservation biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She studies song diversity, genetic diversity, and local demography in populations of song sparrows (

Paula Perrone is working as a financial analyst for Anderson Consulting in Manhattan. She is living in Brooklyn, NY (

Melissa Prince has relocated to San Francisco, CA. She is working at a neurologist’s office (

Brian Ringelheim is working at Andersen Consulting in Florham Park, NJ. He moved to the Hoboken/Jersey City area in September (

Marc Rosenbaum is living in Rutherford, NJ, and doing Java and Web programming for Paine Webber. He started working at the end of June and has been enjoying the working world ever since (

Stephanie Sermini settled in the Berkshires of Massachusetts after graduation. She is an assistant site leader in the residential program of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is enjoying the real world but comments, “We had it good at Skidmore” (

Elissa Silver spent June traveling across Europe. She was in Saratoga working at Skidmore during July and August (

Matthew Slater is a law student at the University of Miami. In addition to his academic work, he has been spending a great deal of time flying and soon he will be joining the Civil Air Patrol (

Jarret Stephens works as a trader on Wall Street and lives in NYC. She loves every minute of it! (

Hilary Susswein is teaching sixth-grade social studies at a progressive public middle school in Montclair, NJ (

In August 2000, Matthew Tebo started at Albany Law School and Union College in the J.D./M.B.A. program. He spent the summer on Cape Cod working at the Captains Golf Course (

Sarah Thurston is working in NYC as a client associate at an Internet agency, Organic Inc. She is residing in Brooklyn, NY (

Linda Tucker spent the summer working as an assistant stage manager at the East Carolina Summer Theatre. In August she moved to Charleston, SC, to work as a stage management apprentice at the Charleston Stage Company. She is working on productions of Pippin and Cheaper by the Dozen (

Heather Turetz is attending graduate school at American University in Washington, D.C., and will be pursuing a career in marketing and communications, or possibly broadcast journalism (

In cooperation with the Winterthur Museum and the University of Delaware, Bryn Varley is pursuing her Ph.D. in the history of American civilization (

Jennifer Wilder is attending graduate school at Columbia University for an MSW with a concentration in child and family services. She is also working three days a week at White Plains Hospital in the adult psychiatric day treatment center doing individual and group therapy (

Jennifer Wolf began working for after graduation. She is living in Connecticut (

Cornell Woolridge is a staff sports writer for the Arlington Morning News. You can see his articles at He is also putting on the play The Move, which he began working on at Skidmore, at an area theater in Arlington (

Jess Zambarano spent the summer working at the Providence Housing Authority and traveling. She subsequently landed a sales position at Solomon Smith Barney in Boston (


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