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Class of 1999 reunion 2009

Class Secretary: Jennifer Lemkin Bouchard, 2000 Juniper Ct., Glendale Heights IL 60139, jlemkin@alumni.bates.edu

Class President: Matthew Velluto, 6 Palfrey Ct., Salem MA 01970, mvelluto@hotmail.com

Julie Abrams moved to New York City in October works in human resources at the New York Public Library…. Jennifer Allard has started a D.V.M. program at Tufts…. Christopher Allen is in his fourth year as a doctoral graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston…. David Argerow lives in Falmouth, Mass., and is a physician assistant for the Cape Cod Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center…. Melanie Armstrong recently started working with students as the program and marketing coordinator for Tufts Programs Abroad…. Tracy Barbaro is in Portland, Ore., and works as an educational assistant in a middle school special education classroom. She’s applying to master’s in teaching programs…. Maria Barile completed a year of research at the NIH as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar. She is in her third year of medical school at UConn…. John Bechtold hopes to work on an M.F.A. in poetry…. Ariane Beldi is in a Ph.D. program in media and communication studies at the Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland. She’ll be working on the role played by DVD technology on the reception by diverse publics of media products distributed internationally, using the importation of Japanese animation in Europe as a case study…. Dan Benner and Candace Hersey Benner are in Massachusetts. Candace writes that “this year begins my second year at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine where I am considering a career in both small-animal and zoo medicine. Dan is supporting my education with two jobs, both in working with folks with developmental disabilities…. In Salisbury, Vt., Gregory Bernhardt and Hannah Sessions own and operate a goat dairy farm and cheese-making plant, Blue Ledge Farm. They have been farmers and cheese-makers now for over three years…. Anatoliy Bizhko moved with his law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell to London, where he is working on project financing in the developing markets…. Leslie Broch Eager writes: “After a wonderful three years in Boston, and a brief stint in Northampton, Mass., I am now in California. I am a preschool teacher at a progressive school out here and I love it! I am also getting into black and white photography.”… Molly Brownwood has a master’s in clinical nutrition from NYU and works as a pediatric dietician at a children’s hospital in Westchester County…. Nancy Buckley works at a private nonprofit human services organization in Cambridge, Mass., while completing a master’s in counseling psychology…. Emily Carleton moved to Stamford, Conn., and is working in Redding teaching ninth and 11th grade English… Erin Carr Vincent is nearing completion of a Ph.D. program in school psychology at Indiana Univ…. Alexis Chiagouris is a part-time graduate student at Northwestern Univ., working towards a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications…. Pete Coleman is attending business school at Carnegie Mellon, following a few months of traveling. “The highlight of the trip was 10 weeks spent in a small village in Botswana working for a children’s orphanage…an amazing experience living in a third-world country and working with kids whose parents had died of AIDS.”… Dempsey Collins is putting her master’s in interior architecture to good use working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in their exhibition department…. Chris Cooper has a master’s in art history and wife Amanda Reynolds Cooper has one in library and information science. She is currently the director of the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library in Epping, N.H…. Deirdre Dastous moved to London from San Francisco over a year ago with her company. She is the director of client service at Thomson Financial…. Lisa DeMatteo has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawaii, Cape Cod, San Diego, and Alaska, working with birds such as the black-footed albatross, the common tern, and honeycreepers. In Alaska, she lived in a Yupik village on an island off the coast of Nome. She is now in North Carolina, working primarily with an endangered species of woodpecker…. Cam Donaldson will finish medical school at Tufts in May 2005…. Elena Atanassova Duggar finished her Ph.D. in economics at Berkeley in May 2004, and now works in Africa…. Liz Durzy is the publishing manager of five medical journals in Cambridge, Mass. She also teaches at the Museum of Science….Woody English is in Denmark, working on a master’s in international management at the University of Southern Denmark. He will soon return to the U.S. and finish an M.B.A. in Oregon…. Ashley Farrington is in Killington, Vt., working as an event planner specializing in destination weddings and corporate retreat/team building weekends…. Sean Findlen has left Lewiston for Boston, where he works in corporate public relations for Weber Shandwick Worldwide…. Josh Fix won the NARAS/GRAMMY Committee Grand Prize in 2003 for “Best Unsigned Artist.” He composed, recorded, and produced the musical score for the film Redemption from Artisan Pictures. He’s working on his debut album…. Addie Fletcher works as a nurse at Mass. General Hospital. She continues to go to grad school part-time at Boston College to get her master’s in nursing and eventually to be certified as a nurse practitioner…. Abigail Francis will graduate from Simmons College this May with a master’s degree in social work and urban leadership…. Ann Fuller is a student at NYU/Wagner School of Public Service, working towards a master’s in urban planning, with a focus in international development planning…. Becki Gasior Altman recently started working with the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a Massachusetts coalition that advocates for environmental health policy…. Melis Gazioglu received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University-San Diego in May 2004…. Rondi Gelbard is trying to survive her third year of medical school.… Heather Gill hopes to get a master’s in environmental policy and planning…. A.J. Glusman is an intern at the ACLU of Washington…. At the Univ. of Virginia, Patty Goodale focuses on the development of x-ray and nuclear medicine detectors, as well as the development of new procedural techniques to better aid in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, part of her Ph.D. program…. Caleb Goodrich is a brewer at Berkshire Brewing Co. in South Deerfield, Mass. He has professional certification as a brewer…. Lisa Gralnek is a photographer’s agent and a photo producer in New York City…. By now, Ben Guardenier might have sprouted wings, after completing flight training in the Marines…. While working in private equity in New York City, Jonathan Hagelstein is completing a master’s in finance at Fordham…. Nate Harvey is in a two-year residence in large-animal practice (dairy medicine) at Penn’s veterinary school…. At UCLA, K. LeMoyne Harwell studies architecture…. Paige Heller thought she would have to give up skiing to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy in Flagstaff, but found the snow in the mountains there to be light and effortless – and plentiful….On Capitol Hill, Brian Henry works for the Audubon Naturalist Society, a small, local environmentalist group active in D.C., Marylan
d, and Virginia, as an advocate on transportation, transit, and land use issues…. Peter Heslip works for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London…. Jennifer Huck evangelizes for the Red Sox while completing her degree in veterinary science at Ohio State Univ…. Megan Kohring Crane is the help desk administrator for the Spitzer Science Center at CalTech…. Ken Kokoszka graduated from Rhode Island College in 2004 with a master’s in education…. Doug Krause does field research on Antarctic fur seals, and several species of penguins on the Antarctic peninsula for three months each year for NOAA. “I’m hoping to get a master’s in education and oceanography in the next couple of years and do educational research.”… Jess Kremen-Kotlen Musiak works at Boston Scientific Corp. in Natick, Mass., doing clinical research for new medical devices seeking FDA approval…. In Chicago, Chris Lanoue has decided to specialize in emergency medicine, and Elizabeth Pancoast Lanoue works at DePaul University as associate director of admissions for the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business…. Tim Leach and his partner, Jillian, are caretakers at a wilderness lodge in Alaska’s China Poot Bay. They also work on a variety of environmental projects…. Rosie Lenehan is about to complete a one-year master’s in teaching at Brown…. Betsy Levin Campbell is a senior portfolio accounting analyst at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago…. Susan MacBride will graduate in May with a master’s in counseling from Lesley Univ…. Sheela Madhani is in China, developing the shoes that she designed for a company called Rampage…. While completing law school in Tucson, Meg MacDougal works with Legal Aid…. Scott McAuliffe designs multimedia kiosk presentations at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore. He and his wife, Theresa (Tree) Daniels, hope to move back to the Northeast…. After mastering the art of answering phones at a political public relations firm, Amy McInnis is marketing condoms for Population Services International, a nonprofit social marketing organization that works with health issues (mostly HIV/AIDS prevention in developing countries). She’s based in Myanmar…. Brad Morse is completely rebuilding his 1826 home in the Berkshires…. Theodore Murray and Andy Wagner are organizing a bicycle trip across the U.S. to raise money for, and awareness of, disparities in health care. The group is called Ride for World Health…. Adelia Myrick plans to return to Alaska after completing a master’s in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vt. This program includes a two-month internship in Costa Rica. She’ll work at a community college in Alaska for a year and might travel after that…. Lauren Nally is pursuing a master’s of public health at San Diego State Univ., and plans to return to Massachusetts after completing her degree…. Shawn Nee lives in Los Angeles and works for Adam Sandler’s production company. He does his own projects as well, such as writing and shooting documentaries…. Robyn Neill braves the waters of Boston Harbor to raise money for its cleanup, part of her volunteer work with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, which complements her work with Grand Circle Corp., a direct marketing overseas adventure-travel company. She also runs in the Boston Marathon to raise awareness of neurofibromatosis…. John Nesbitt works in the communications office at Gould Academy in Bethel, where his wife, Lesley, teaches English…. Hillary Peakes Langlais‘ functional mosaics were exhibited in Gorham at the Elizabeth and Main Gallery…. Brendan Phalan researches lung cancer at the NYU School of Medicine studies Mandarin and Spanish, and plays in a volleyball league…. Nonprofit management or health, that’s the question for Abigail Phillips as she pursues a J.D./M.B.A. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She offsets her studies with an internship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where she will help create its 10th anniversary concert in September…. After learning to surf in San Diego, Gary Piandes is in Boston working as a graphic designer and computer programmer and trying to get his own multimedia company off the ground…. Tamara Pogue is the state director for Americans Coming Together, a political organization created to help elect progressive candidates. She was the national field director for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign…. Jeremy Poore has started the Indigenous Teahouse and Juice Bar in Asheville, N.C. He credits its community-building mission with its quick financial stability. The teahouse has hosted over 50 events in its first six months…. Portland, Ore., is treating Stephen Pozgay right. He’s wrapping up a B.F.A. in graphic design from PNCA, a small arts school. “I miss my East Coast Bates friends, but there ain’t no way I’m leavin’ this town. You’ll just have to come and visit me here.”… Erica Prager Brower has completed a master’s in accountancy from San Diego State Univ…. In Spain, Sarah-Kate Redding is translating a book on racism and discourse in Spain and Latin America for a leading discourse studies expert. She dreams of becoming a writer and living the Caribbean lifestyle near her parents in the Dominican Republic…. Jennifer Reynolds is in her first year at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, working toward a master’s in public affairs…. After four years in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia, Christopher Rhodes is applying to grad schools, hoping for a master’s in international relations and public policy…. Josh Rosenblum skis 120 days a year, part of his work as director of emergency medical services for Stratton Mountain Resort…. Elizabeth Sandman has started medical school at George Washington Univ…. David Silverman is the director of client services at mindSHIFT, a tech consulting firm, while Ana Davis Silverman is the assistant director of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis. She’s also working on a master’s in higher education at Boston College…. Last summer, Becky Skarbek Roberts began graduate study for a master’s in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She will likely study at Oxford in England this summer…. When she can pull herself away from the ballroom dance floor, Rebecca Skolnik pursues a nurse practitioner program at the Univ. of Southern Maine…. Katherine Hine Smith graduated from Trinity’s graduate program with an M.A. in history the day before her daughter was born. Corey works as a structural engineer in Ridgefield, Conn…. Joanna Stavropoulos works in institutional sales at Susquehanna Financial Group in Boston…. Rebecca Swearingen is a microbiologist at the Massachusetts Biologic Laboratory in Jamaica Plain. She will graduate in May with a master’s of education in secondary education from Salem State College, with plans to teach high school biology…. Jessica Taisey Petrie and husband Kevin are eager to return to the East Coast, once she finishes up a Ph.D. in human development in education at UC-Berkeley…. Pete Tilney is a full-time medical student at the Univ. of New England getting his D.O. degree…. Lauren Todd will receive a master’s in landscape architecture from UMass-Amherst this spring, but will stay on to get a m
aster’s in regional planning for another year. Husband Johnny Murt will earn a master’s in fisheries management at UMass, too…. Sara Trachtenberg is in Wellington, New Zealand, finishing up a master’s in psychology at Victoria University…. Melissa Vining hopes to finish her Ph.D. in cell biology within the next year and will then look for jobs in the field of patent law…. Alana Watkins relocated to Denver, Colo., in January 2004, where she is an account executive at Turner Public Relations, working with numerous clients around the country in the travel and real estate sector…. David Weir received a master’s in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in June 2003, and continues there pursuing a Ph.D. He studies haptics (the sense of touch and force feedback)…. Emily White Steinberg will take students from Lowell High School to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for two weeks in June to study the rainforest…. Ryad Yousuf graduated from Stanford Business School and moved to London with his wife, where he started a new job with Deutsche Bank.


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