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Washington, DC 20008
Rodriguez is completing a master’s in applied behavior
analysis at Queens College and works with autistic teenagers and
children. She can be contacted at Quita2qt@aol.com.
After living in Boston for two years, Kathryn Ross
is now studying comparative social policy at Oxford University in
Esther Goldschlager is a paralegal in NYC and says she
couldn’t be happier.
After several years in NYC Lyn Thorne is an elementary
school teacher in Vermont.
In the past year Lani Ann Marcus Capestany earned
a master’s in social work from Columbia and got married. Lani
and husband Craig have moved to Texas, where she is a clinical counselor
a residential school in Fort Worth. She stays in regular contact
with best friend Megan Coleman ’02, who was
her maid of honor. The newlyweds have adopted a boxer puppy named
Katy Michos is completing a clinical psychology
doctoral program at Widener University in Pennsylvania. She is a
school psychologist intern in the Rosetree-Media school district
and works part-time for a grant project at Widener.
Daniela Goldman is a first-year student at Ross
University Veterinary School in St. Kitts, British West Indies,
and loves it.
Jamie Bornstein is senior Israel programs associate
at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. He married Carrie
Bermant last summer. Carrie is pursuing an MSW at Boston
Rachel Bovino is completing a master’s degree
in real estate and construction management at University of Denver
and is a broker for Towne and Country Real Estate in Denver. She
recently purchased her first home.
Tracy Timmons-Gray finished a master’s in
Japanese studies at the University of Washington last June, and
is an intern at the National Bureau of Asian Research in Seattle.
As the curatorial assistant for the Visual Resources Collection
at Dartmouth College, Steve Dyer says, “I’m
finally putting my degree in art history to good use.” On
board since November, he is staying with Brian
and Jessica Stormont Stevens until he can obtain
housing. Steve welcomes e-mail at Steven.D.Dyer@dartmouth.edu.
After three years in Hawaii Nicole Hemmett Griffiths
and husband Erik, a Navy officer, relocated to Greenfield Center,
NY. The couple welcomed son Wesley in July. Nicole, who taught elementary
school overseas, is working on a master’s in reading.
Andrew Barnes is completing a doctoral program
in clinical health psychology at Einstein College of Medicine in
the Bronx. He has an externship at the psychosocial oncology program
there, where he’s conducting psychotherapy sessions and running
support groups and smoking cessation groups. Andrew lives in Manhattan
where, he says, “I try daily to embrace the positive qualities
of city life.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Granahan is a trainer for Virgin Atlantic
Airway in Norwalk, CT, a job that allowed her the opportunity to
return to China to visit friends she made while teaching there a
Stephanie Sermini married David Carlson on June
7 in Great Barrington, MA. Nora Moher, Liz Bottomy,
and Kim Helms were in the wedding party. Stephanie
works at Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Since graduating from the Yale physician associate’s program
in September, Meghan McGurk has been working at
the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She
lives in downtown New Haven.
Michael Longo ’98 and Rachael Ernst
were married September 13 in Chester, VT. In attendance were Jessica
Bloomfield ’03, Cheryl Leibert, Ali Slater, Jennifer Cummings,
Kristin Nugent, Jeramy Johnson, Ariela Suster, Nancy Blumberg, Zack
Aria ’99, Leon Fridmar ’99, and Brad
Strowger ’98. Michael and Rachael live in NYC, where
Michael is an attorney and Rachael is in graduate school for theater
Jill Mariani began her second year as a history
teacher at Montrose School in Natick, MA, and is thrilled to be
using her history degree.
Heather Haag is teaching English in South Korea
and traveling around Asia. She is having a great time and encourages
others to teach there.
Ross Aresco left Boston for Erie, PA, to live with
fiancée Michelle Griffith; they’ve
been together since meeting in Howe-Rounds freshman year. Michelle
moved to Erie last spring to serve as executive VP for TTI Plastics,
a family business. Ross is a CPA with Malin, Bergquist and Co. Michelle
and Ross returned to Saratoga for a baseball alumni mini-reunion
Having worked at a policy research company in Cambridge, MA, for
the past two years, Kathryn Ross will be attending
the University of Oxford this fall for graduate study in comparative
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Lexington, MA 02420
is a field organizer for the Connecticut Public Interest Research
Group, gathering grassroots support for a clean-cars bill in the
state legislature and for upholding the Roadless Rule in National
Forests at the federal level. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Beckah Grossman is finishing up a master’s
in social work at NYU. A counselor and therapist at LaGuardia High
School on the Upper West Side, she also serves as youth director
in a reconstructionist synagogue in Westchester. Beckah lives in
Greenwich Village with her dog and two cats and can be reached at
Sinem Varoglu completed her first year in NYU’s music
technology program and is taking a hiatus this year to produce a
CD of her music with producer Phillip Jimenez (former member of
the band Wheatus). The CD features a mixture of jazz and pop on
acoustic guitar, along with jazz-influenced vocals. Sinem plays
live in NYC and surrounding areas, but has been known to frequent
Saratoga as well as Boston. Last summer she was among the top 10
semifinalists (out of 1,900 applicants nationwide) to open for Michelle
Branch in Central Park. For more information check out www.sinem.net
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freelance graphic artist Cameryn Bortolot is painting
and showing her artwork in the Fairfield, CT, area, where she lives
with Greg Robinson in a beachside home. She is also a real estate
and legal administrator at a local law firm. Greg is a paralegal
at a NYC law firm and will enter law school later this year. Cameryn
can be reached at email@example.com.
Charlotte Harwood, in her second year in the MD/PhD
program at UMass Medical School in Worcester, says “It’s
going really well so far!” She thinks she’ll be getting
her PhD in cell biology and going on to internal medicine/oncology.
She’s at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An associate producer for a documentary film, Randi Zinn
is pursuing a master’s in media studies at the New School
in NYC. She can be reached at Randi_zinn@excite.com.
Barbara Gaca (email@example.com) left Saratoga
last July for Houston, TX, where she is an account manager for a
state-run environmental laboratory called EMSL Analytical.
Perla Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) is
teaching English in a Bronx high school, while pursuing a master’s
in secondary English education.
Dana Hach (email@example.com) is pursuing a PhD in
organic chemistry at UC-Irvine. She has already synthesized a natural
product, phakellistatin 13, and is now working on finding substrates
specific to Akt kinase.
Liz De La Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org) is in her
third year as a residence-hall director at SUNY-Cortland and will
enter graduate school this fall.
In her third year at the University of Buffalo Law School, Norah
Mallam (email@example.com) spent last summer at the Harvard
Legal Aid Bureau in Cambridge, MA.
Matthew Topalian is teaching full-time kindergarten
in Taiwan, where he has been since August 2001. He loves it, especially
hearing 3-year-olds say, “I love you, Teacher Matt!”
He has traveled to Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Matt encourages classmates to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org—or,
better yet, to visit him in Asia.
Jennifer Chase (email@example.com) works for Fidelity
Investments in Boston and is pursuing, part-time, an MBA program
at Bentley College.
Theresa Oh (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a second-year law
student at Syracuse University, where she is on the editorial staff
of the Syracuse Law Review. Last summer she worked at the NYC Civilian
Complaint Review Board, which investigated complaints against the
NYPD. This summer, she will be clerking for a federal district judge
Sara Boilen (email@example.com) is a teacher
and naturalist at an outdoor education center in the middle of nowhere,
Montana. She is spending the winter rock climbing and traveling,
potentially spending some time back in Saratoga.
Gena McCollom (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an account
executive for BGW advertising and lives in NYC’s West Village.
Ayanna Singleton (email@example.com) is
a recruiter for JPMorganChase’s consumer banking entry-level
training program for new college grads. As manager of full-time
and summer recruitment for 15 schools, she coordinates campus events,
screens resumes, conducts interviews, and makes hiring decisions.
Anna Piperato has spent the past two years in Turin,
Italy, teaching English at the International School of Turin and
studying at the Universita di Torino. She is now working on a master’s
in modern Italian studies at the University of Manchester, UK, where
she was awarded a $5,000 prize funded by Manchester’s North
Niles Gold (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a DVD merchandise
assistant at Trans World Entertainment in Albany, NY.
Kelly Pettibone is a news assistant at CNN’s New York bureau,
a job she started on Labor Day.
In August jeweler Frank Schildgen opened a shop
called Vanitas in Washington Depot in Litchfield, CT, where he designs
and sells “unique wearable art that is on the fringe.”
Lisa Loomis teaches English at Portland High School
Michael Neiman is back from teaching in Malawi,
Africa, where he served in the Peace Corps (see “People &
Projects”). He’s written a book from the journals he
kept there, and is looking for a publisher.
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South Royalton, Vermont 05068
is in South Korea, teaching English as a second language for the
Megan Coleman is a Web designer for Siren Interactive
in Chicago, IL.
Keith Conlon is assistant art director for Forbes
Publications in NYC.
Rick Pecka is pursuing an MBA in marketing at the
University of New Haven in Connecticut. He is active in the Sons
of Pericles, a worldwide organization for young Greek men. He has
begun reinstating chapters in his home state and in August was nominated
for the Supreme Lodge of the Sons, which is the governing body for
the US and Canada.
Melissa Marsh is teaching and traveling with Readak
Educational Services. She teaches an advanced reading and study-skills
course in independent schools, inside and outside the US. Most recently
she has taught in Miami; Washington, DC; and Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Adam Stein is living in Hoboken, NJ, and is in
his second year of law school at Seton Hall.
After graduation from one of the analyst programs of JP Morgan Chase
Bank in New York, Antonio Mojica accepted a placement
with the bank’s business initiative group. In July he was
offered a relocation to Houston, TX, where he manages international
projects. Antonio is also formulating a business plan to open restaurant
franchises in Houston.
Chris Clarke is a first-year student at Suffolk
University Law School and lives in Cambridge, MA. He encourages
anyone in the area who would like to chill to contact him at email@example.com.
Kareen Thorpe lives in Shanghai, China, where she
teaches English at the graduate school of East China Normal University.
Last year she taught at Qufu Normal University in Shandong Province.
She loves living in Shanghai, “an amazing city.”
Sara Mallet lives two blocks from Wrigley Field
in Chicago and is a fitness coordinator for preschoolers and toddlers
at the Evanston YMCA. She is also teaching aerobics and spinning
at gyms around town.
Jon Platner is assistant editor at teenwire.com,
an online magazine for teens sponsored by Planned Parenthood. He
lives in NYC with Brett Sherman.
Whitney Markham is pursuing a master’s program at
UC-Davis. He is also teaching a 10th-grade biology class and an
eighth-grade physical science class in Fairfield, CA.
In Washington, DC, Andy O’Dell is a staff
assistant and legislative correspondent for NY Senator Charles Schumer.
After graduation, Justin Graeber worked as publicity
director for the New London Barn Playhouse in New Hampshire. Since
returning to Boston last September, he has stage-managed a production
of Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare Now! He is also a freelance
journalist with several newspapers, including the Quincy Patriot
27 High Street
Stillwater, NY 12170
Chernin is a trial preparation assistant in the frauds
bureau at the county district attorney’s office in Manhattan.
She is applying to law schools for the fall semester.
After a summer of rest and relaxation, working with first- through
sixth-graders at a day camp, Betty Juncker started
graduate school this fall at NYU to pursue her dream of becoming
a high-school chemistry teacher.
First-year med student G. Patricia Ayala is “stressed
out” and advises anyone planning to attend graduate school
to “enjoy every minute of your freedom while you can.”
Rick Spies (firstname.lastname@example.org), who interned
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington
DC, last summer, is now working with the Mexican-American Bi-National
Council, researching policy options involving water rights on the
Rio Grande and other rivers.
After a summer working at a lake near her hometown of Franklin Lakes,
NJ, Marissa Mastrangelo is teaching elementary
art and working toward a master’s in education.