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Class of 2000

Class Secretary: Cynthia E. Macht, Apt. 2, 1875 Oak Tree, San Francisco, CA 94117, cynthiamacht@hotmail.com

Class President: Kevin LeMarr Stroman, Apt. 8-S, 484 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, kevin_stroman@hotmail.com

Next Reunion in 2005. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!

Jessica Baker works as a hydrologist for Bridger-Teton National Forest from April to November, then is a professional skier, based in Jackson Hole, in the winter. She films and photographs, competes in freestyle contests, and coaches steep skiing clinics. She was the 2000 North American Freeskiing Champion, placed fifth in world in 2001, and was second at the Crested Butte North American Championships in 2003. She is an Avalanche Level III certified guide, as well, and works with the Marmot design team designing technical outdoor clothing, ski wear, backpacks, and tents. She plans to tour the European freeskiing circuit this winter…. After spending half a year on an exhilarating around-the-world journey, Slavea Chankova has started a master’s program in public affairs at Princeton Univ.’s Woodrow Wilson School…. Jordan Cocchiaro quit his job at the Channing Laboratory in Boston and traveled cross-country with two friends for seven weeks. He now lives in North Carolina, where he has started a Ph.D. program in cell and molecular biology at Duke…. Michael Costa has started law school at UWisconsin-Madison…. Erin Daniels has started work on a master’s in social work at UWashington-Seattle. She continues to work with children and youth in many settings, including a year-round job with a summer camp, which includes directing the camp’s counselor-in-training program…. Nick Deysher’s band, Johnny Most, played at Bates in November. Since 2000, he’s been a preschool teacher and music specialist in and around Boston. Nick released a children’s album, One Man Band, in 2001…. Robin Dodson is in her second year at Harvard in a master’s program in environmental health…. Kate Dodson is working on a master’s in Latin American studies with a concentration in history at Georgetown…. Courtney Elf Rowe is a preschool teacher in Needham, Mass., as well as a private piano teacher. She was a music activity specialist at Beaver Country Day School’s summer program. She and Ethan ’98 trained for the Hartford marathon, sing in the Newton Choral Society, and perform twice a month on flute and piano at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston…. Trevor Emory has started a joint M.D./M.B.A. program at Tufts…. Liz Fey teaches middle school English at a charter school in the Bronx…. Lindy Forrester is an instructor of humanities at Southern New Hampshire Univ. in Manchester. Her classes are comparing Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to The Matrix and watching Amistad with the Enlightenment in mind. She has had two photography exhibits at local coffee shops this year…. Abs Goen teaches history at the Carroll School in Lincoln, Mass. She traveled to Guatemala to visit Kate Dodson and to Atlanta to visit Elizabeth Sharp…. Rebecca Goetz has made actual progress on her Ph.D. dissertation in early American history at Harvard. She hangs out with David Kirby ’01 and Lucy Fowler ’97…. Abbie Gregor is in her first year at Smith College for Social Work. She lives in San Francisco and works at Berkeley High School for her internship. Megan Tobin is also in the program…. Katherine Hazard moved to Seattle in July 2002. After teaching pre-K and kindergarten, she is nannying and hoping to substitute teach. She’s saving up to start grad school, pursuing a master’s in teaching…. Matthew Hintermeister loves living in Telluride, Colo…. Lisa Howe is in her fourth year of medical school at UNE…. Ryan Jarvis graduated with an M.B.A. from Suffolk last June and has started his own kayak company called Big Bear Kayaks (bigbearkayaks.com). He lives in Newburyport, Mass…. Molly Keehn is in her second year at Northeastern, studying college student development and counseling…. Adam Kessler works at New York Cares, a nonprofit volunteer agency. He and Kate Kirstein plan to marry next summer…. Kate Kirstein is finishing a master’s in public administration at NYU…. Michael Kitces completed an M.S. in financial services in June and works as director of financial planning for a private wealth management firm in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, where he lives with roommate Trevor Goodyear. Ellie Lee and Sarah Wilson ’02 are close by. He is the managing director for Washington Improv Theater and studies hapkido…. Rob Larkin lives in San Francisco with Geoff Ganem and works at Tetra Tech, an environmental consulting company…. Anne Linder McCune moved to Ann Arbor earlier this year, where she started classes at Michigan Law School…. Tracy Lyford recently graduated from the Polarity Realization Institute as a polarity therapist. She studied energy bodywork, massage, yoga, and nutrition…. Elizabeth Meade is getting her M.A./C.A.G.S. in school psychology at Tufts…. Elizabeth Merrill is working towards a doctorate in psychology at the Wright Institute in San Francisco. She lives with Cynthia Macht…. Erin Murphy has started a master’s program in international and intercultural communication at the Univ. of Denver. She still works full time for Level 3 Communications…. After he was laid off last November, Trip O’Shea went to Central America to travel and surf. He ended up studying Spanish for four months in Guatemala and decided to look for jobs there. He now works in the conservation finance and policy area of The Nature Conservancy in its Guatemala City office…. Betsy Parkyn is engaged to Calder Cruikshank, whom she met while studying abroad in Madrid during her junior year. They live in Boston…. In New York City, Dominique Peck teaches English to fourth and fifth graders at the Lycée Français de New York…. Amanda Petteruti has just started a combined master’s/doctoral program in education policy and leadership at the Univ. of Maryland. She hopes to finish before she’s 30…. Sarah Putnam has started a master’s program at Emerson College. She hopes to become a speech and language pathologist. She and Alex Brudney ’99 are planning to be married next September…. Heidi Rozene has returned to Maine and expects to have a master’s in literacy education and an elementary teaching certificate in a year. She lives with Nick Smith ’98 in Yarmouth…. Matthew Schlobohm is one of the organizers of a new coalition, The Maine Fair Trade Campaign, which aims to fight locally to derail global trade agreements, including the proposed expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement to countries in South and Central America…. Lena Sene ’00, third-year private banking analyst in the Insurance Principals Group, was JPMorgan Chase’s Rising Star for the Women’s Bond Club Award Dinner in New York City last April…. After two years on Capitol Hill, Megan Shelley has moved to the nonprofit world and taken a job in the government relations department of the American Cancer Society…. Emilie Soisson has started a program at Wisconsin-Madison with an eye on a degree in medical physics…. Hawley Strait is in his first year at Pace Law School. He lives in New York City with “classmate and best friend” Bronwen Hanna-Korpi and loves to visit with other alums…. Nathaniel Thomas is pursuing a career in ceramics. He is in his second year of a two-year program at the Worcester Center for Crafts and plans to attend graduate school next year to receive an M.F.A…. Valerie Weagle is in her last semester in graduate school at Tufts and is interning at the EcoTarium, an environmental education museum…. Cody Weber has a new position at the American Cancer Society in Manhattan as the program manager for cancer control initiatives…. Eileen Wright and Renny Swan are planning a July 2004 wedding. She works for an animal welfare organization in New York City and Renny teaches middle school languages. She shares an apartment with Lindsay Homer ’99.


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