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Sept|Oct 2016

“The asteroid 5826 Bradstreet was officially named for me by the International Astronomical Union last October to honor my work in eclipsing binary stars.” –Dr. David H. Bradstreet Gr’83


J. Richard Petersen W’40 celebrated his 98th birthday in June. He now lives in Southern California (writes a daughter), “enjoying the fine weather, opera, and family. He reads the paper every day, and enjoys conversation, especially with the political climate in the country these days. He has 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, and his only regret on that score is that they are mostly all scattered across the country.”


Robert Eisenbraun W’50 writes, “After being part of a CPA firm for many years in my hometown of Rochester, N.Y., I accepted a job of controller with Gannett Co., Inc., the nation’s largest newspaper organization, as it was going public; later, I was director of finance at its newspaper in El Paso, Texas. I joined EW Scripps Co. Newspapers in Cincinnati, as director of operations for their newspapers in Pittsburgh, Denver, Memphis, Knoxville, and Evansville, Ind. In Evansville, I took over as business manager because of a retirement. After a divorce, I married Joan Trelly (an honors graduate of the University of Evansville) and have seven adult children (three adopted). After retirement, we lived in Las Vegas for 11 years but then returned to Cincinnati because of family ties.”

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Arthur Levy W’52 L’55 and Barbara B. Levy Ed’55 are pleased that their grandson, Jason Liebmann, will enter Wharton in the Class of 2020. The son of Gayle P. Levy C’83 W’83, he is a fourth-generation family member to attend Penn.


Dr. Richard Karlson D’55 GD’59 writes, “For 20 years of my retirement, I have been a full-time working rancher. [It was] a pursuit I started in 1968 when, as a member of the Pompano Beach Flying Club, on a weekend excursion with my wife, Mary, I discovered a pristine property adjoining beautiful Fisheating Creek at an area which was never before seen from a road. After a fortuitous purchase, we constructed an airstrip plus a one-mile dirt road to the nearest county road and began improving the property by planting hermarthria grasses, originating from Kruger National Park. These nutritional and high filtration grasses have become the foundation of South Florida’s wetlands cattle production. As an avid fisherman and hunter I got my pilot’s license in the Sixties in order to fly the Keys on the weekend in the quest of catching the world-record tarpon using a fly rod. I also experienced the ultimate angler’s thrill of catching a blue marlin off Bimini in the Bahamas in my 17 ft. Boston whaler. All too soon, Pompano Beach became overrun with the condominium concrete jungle, coincident with increased traffic congestion; there seemed to be more boats than fish when out on the Gulf Stream. In 1976, we adjusted our goals and moved our whole family, including our two boys, Doug and Greg, and Pluto, our Lab, to our new outdoors dream agricultural adventure and created Karlson’s Beefmasters Ranch, which has received a Florida’s Best Management Practice Environmental award. Due to our conservation efforts we have created a prolific atmosphere for wildlife photographers.”

Barbara B. Levy Ed’55 see Arthur Levy W’52 L’55.


Ted Weill W’56, Rancho Mirage, Calif., writes, “I was re-elected to the city council in April and became mayor on April 21. I am proud, honored, and humbled to represent this outstanding city of 18,000 residents.” Keeping the city fiscally fit and boosting economic development are his two primary goals for the next year.


Will Derby C’61 WG’65 writes, “Dick Silverman W’61, the Class of 1961 president, reported that the 55th Reunion was a resounding success. The class dinner at the Mask and Wig Club on Friday night had 125 attendees, and Penn President Amy Gutmann came to greet us and accept the class check for $9.5 million, our all-university Reunion gift to Penn. A large group of classmates joined in the Parade of Classes on Saturday and then celebrated together at the picnic lunch. The 55th Reunion weekend with classmates provided many warm memories of old and new to cherish.”


Dr. Carl E. Bartecchi M’64, Pueblo, Colo., announces the publication of his most recent book, The Early History and Evolution of Critical Care Medicine in Southern Colorado. Published recently by the Merriam Press, it “features the contributions to medicine and critical-care medicine from former Penn Med graduates.”


Louis Kozloff C’65 M’69 and Rene Chalfin Kozloff Nu’67 write, “At the recent bat mitzvah party of Eliza Blake Mann in Evanston, Ill., given by her parents, Monte L. Mann C’92 and Laurie Kozloff Mann C’92, the traditional family basketball game included Susan Kozloff Bilsky CW’75 GEd’75 WG’81, Matthew Hartman C’04, Jeff Bilsky C’06 WG’13, Michael Hartman C’12, Barry Hartman C’76, Kate Bilsky C’11, Howard Kozloff C’97, Dan Kozloff C’99, Steve Bilsky W’71, and Louis. Rene was official scorekeeper.”

Dr. Diane Thome G’65, Seattle, emeritus professor of music at the University of Washington, wrote a memoir, Palaces of Memory, which was published in April by the Friesen Press.

Mark G. Yudof C’65 L’69, who retired last year as a professor of law at UC Berkeley, in May received the Maimonides Award from Hillel International.

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Rene Chalfin Kozloff Nu’67 see Louis Kozloff C’65 M’69.


Elliott J. Hahn C’71 L’74 was re-elected first vice president of the AEA, the international lawyer organization, at its annual meeting last May in Cyprus. He spoke there on “Doing Business in the US.” He and his wife, Leah, live in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. They have three children: Brittany, a graduate of UCLA who is now a student at Iowa State Veterinary School; Michael, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon who is now with the consulting division of Deloitte; and Adam, a senior at Trinity College.

Arnie Holland W’71 L’74, CEO/owner of Lightyear Entertainment, writes that it “is distributing an extraordinary film called Tanna, which opens in New York and Los Angeles theaters in September. The trailer and other info, including other cities’ opening dates, can be found at We have also just releasedMe and My Mates vs. the Zombie Apocalypse, an Australian comedy/horror film starring Jim Jefferies and Alex Williamson. Recently we released Jane Fonda’s Original Workout (and four other Fonda Workouts) on DVD for the first time. I am having a great time distributing movies and music together with my stepson Sky Spooner. And on the side, I have a nice law practice, representing filmmakers, television producers, and music artists. One of my clients is my other son Jesse Holland, whose new film We Go On, has been winning awards at film festivals around the world.”

Alby Salaman C’71, a partner in law firm Holland & Knight LLP, writes that he has been “elected president of the Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council, a local group with over 250 members, who are lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, trust officers, and allied professionals interested in estate planning.”

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Robert Blake C’72, describing himself as “a piano entertainer, known to many as ‘Bobby in the Lobby,’ is “delighted to announce that the original 1972 cast album of Let’s Play Doctor!, my Broadway-style musical comedy, is now available to everyone on the Internet ( A spoof on the medical profession, among other things, with book, music, and lyrics by me, it was performed at the Zellerbach Theater, directed by Annenberg Professor Robert Shayon. It was produced by Tin Penn Alley, the group that sponsored the Benny Franklin’s Summer Camp cabaret shows at Houston Hall later that year.”

Matthew C. Blank W’72 writes, “I have stepped up to chair of Showtime Networks Inc., after serving as CEO for over 20 years and naming a successor last year. I am the father of Meredith Blank Thalheimer C’07 and Gordon Blank C’10.”

Hon. Gary E. Jackson W’72, St. Simons Island, Ga., an associate Judge of the Atlanta Municipal Court, has been appointed president of the Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia.

Terry Pranses W’72 writes, “In New York City and New Jersey, I’m connected by many Penn and Wharton activities, to contacts across ‘Penn years.’ I continue with the Penn Alumni Interview Program, meeting applicants for future classes. Both the Penn Club and Wharton Club provide a lively mix of learning and networking events. On the food- and beverage-marketing front, I’m excited about the Wharton Club of New York’s start of Wharton Retail Network. Participants are from big and start-up brands, industry investors, legal advisers, and marketers.”

Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster C’72 writes, “Having retired in 2010 as a US Army chaplain with the rank of colonel, I continue actively to serve as a Russian Orthodox parish priest in Stafford, Va., teach part-time at the collegiate level, and publish academic and op-ed articles on issues in ethics, religion, and public policy. Finally, however, I have enough time to devote to my two little granddaughters, Emma C2029 and Alexa C2032, which delights their mother, my daughter Kristen M. Parkinson C’01.”


Seth Bergmann GEE’73 writes, “On July 4, I finished the Pitman (N.J.) four-mile road race in 29:29, which placed me first among runners age 60 and over.”

John Platoff C’73 Gr’84, professor of music at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., has received the Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Excellence in Teaching. “My wife, Ruth Montgomery C’81, is an associate professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, where in 2015 she became associate dean for scientific affairs. Our eldest daughter, Rebecca Platoff C’12, is a fourth-year student at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Our two other children (Nicholas, Northwestern ’14 and Emma, Yale ’17) have yet to become Quakers.”


Lennox E. Montrose W’74, , a Baltimore composer and producer, earlier this year received two Akademia Music Awards: Best Pop Album for his Satin Heartbeat and Best Pop/Alternative Rock Album for his Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review.

Linda Rabben CGS’74 will conduct a speaking tour this fall to discuss her eighth book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History, which was published by the University of Washington Press in August. A long-time human-rights activist, she is an associate research professor of anthropology at University of Maryland.


Barton Avery Brown W’75 WG’76 and Mary Alice Brown are thrilled to “announce the birth of our second grandson, fourth grandchild, Ezra Octavio Brown, on June 13. He is the grandnephew of the late Erik Mark Brown W’71 WG’84 and the cousin of Rosie Brown C’12.”

Eileen Lord Williams Nu’75 writes, “After retiring from the US Navy Reserves, I am now joyfully engaged in my second career as a quilt/fiber artist. I am the solo artist in an upcoming show, The Rhythm of the Sea, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, N.C., from Oct. 26 to Nov. 23. If you are in the area I’d love to have you stop by and see my fiber work.”


Dr. Matthew F. Gutowicz Jr. GM’76 GM’77 writes, “Retired, I now live in La Quinta, Calif. After Penn, I was chief of radiology and nuclear medicine at the Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio, from 1977 to 2012, then I practiced as a consultant radiologist for Desert Medical Imaging in the Coachella Valley here. I am a partner in two area restaurants, La Quinta Cliffhouse and Pacifica Seafood in Palm Desert.”


David Podell C’78 has been appointed president of Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley. He served for the past eight years as vice president for academic affairs at Marymount Manhattan College and, for the prior six years, as senior vice president and provost of the College of Staten Island.


Timothy J. Boyce L’79 WG’79, , edited From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps, which was published recently by Vanderbilt University Press.

Bruce D. Greenberg C’79 recently delivered the 27th Annual Evangelides Memorial Lecture at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, speaking on “Class Action Litigation: Who Benefits?” He is a member of the law firm of Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, in its Newark, N.J., office.


Raymond Link WG’80, who recently retired as CFO of the FEI Company, has joined the boards of Electro Scientific Industries and FormFactor, Inc. He now lives with his wife, Jill, in Montecito, Calif.


Phil de Picciotto L’81, founding president of Octagon, a sports agency, writes that he recently accepted the Best Talent Representation of the Year Award from Sports Business Journal on behalf of the company. “As the rep for Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Octagon helped orchestrate the year’s biggest individual athlete story. In the eight-year history of these awards, we have been recognized four times, more than any other agency.”


Dr. David H. Bradstreet Gr’83 writes that he has “just begun my 41st year of teaching astronomy and physics at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. I oversaw the fundraising for Eastern’s $450,000 David H. Bradstreet Observatory as well as two substantial ($330,000) planetarium upgrades which have resulted in the brightest and highest resolution digital planetarium in a 20-foot diameter dome in the world. My new book, Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of our Cosmos, with co-author Steve Rabey and published by Zondervan, will be released on Sept. 6. The asteroid 5826 Bradstreet was officially named for me by the International Astronomical Union last October to honor my work in eclipsing binary stars and three volumes of innovative digital planetarium curriculum used in Spitz SciDome planetariums worldwide.”


Dr. Sarah Carlson Shaves C’84 is the current vice-chair and former director of the radiology-residency program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. “I am currently wrapping up work on a two-year Radiological Society of North America/GE-sponsored grant for a project developing freely available online peer-to-peer teaching videos used for integrating radiologic education into medical-student curriculum on the website.”


Steven Wilker C’86 GEd’87 is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP in Portland, Ore., where he specializes in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and media law. He was recently honored by the ACLU of Oregon for taking one of its civil-liberties cases, Wood v. Moss (2014), all the way to the US Supreme Court. He was acknowledged for his “commitment and dedication over the course of many years to protect freedom by serving as a cooperating volunteer attorney for the ACLU.”


Arlene Weintraub Moskowitz C’89 recently won the gold medal in the health/medicine/nutrition category of the Independent Publishers Book Awards for her book Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures. “It features Penn’s Veterinary School in two chapters.”


Dr. Luis J. Fujimoto D’90 GD’93, , a periodontist who maintains a private practice in Manhattan, is secretary of the American Association of Dental Boards and treasurer of the New York County Dental Society. Recently, he was made a fellow of the international Pierre Fauchard Academy.


Linda Whitehurst C’91 writes, “After years of living in the Northeast, in 2009, I relocated to Atlanta to be close to family, Allan Merrill W’87 and Tracy Young Merrill Nu’88, and have never looked back. After 10 years as a stay-at-home mom to Ethan and James Mullen (now 15 years old), I returned to work in financial-services marketing in 2010 and am now a marketing director in the payments industry. In 2013, I married my Georgia-bred husband, Robert Whitehurst, in a small ceremony in Carlsbad, Calif. We were thrilled to welcome our son, Henry Dixon, in March 2015.”


Dr. Adam G. Denish V’93 writes, “a veterinarian with two animal hospitals in the Philadelphia area, I am also the veterinarian at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa. My interest in zoo-animal medicine led me to get involved in a non-profit that benefits the Belize Zoo and the ecosystems around Belize. Last January, I spent time there, working with jaguars, tapirs, and toucans, and other indigenous animals. I have joined the board of the Belize Zoo Neotropical Conservancy; feel free to check out the mission at”

Chrissy Bass Hofbeck C’93 writes, “Penn ‘93 peeps! We’re putting together a reunion committee for our 25th (!) and hoping for a couple hundred members to help in any way you can: as much as helping plan events, or as little as generating enthusiasm with your friends, signing up to attend, etc. Many hands make light work, so the more people we can get to sign up the better our reunion will be. Please email me at if you can join our committee. Please add your name and re-share this message on your own Facebook wall to spread our grassroots effort. Thanks! Join our class Facebook group: Penn Class of 1993 and follow us on Twitter @Penn1993.”

Stephen Jung C’93 and Courtney Ashe are happy to announce the birth of their son, Miles Calvin Jung, on June 5. Stephen, Courtney, and Miles live in East Windsor, N.J. Stephen is an associate manager in the pharmacology department of PTC Therapeutics and Courtney is a high-school history teacher.

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Alex Edelman C’97 writes that he published his first novel, Nariko’s Map, under the pen name “Alex Redwood.” “It launches a new historical-fiction series about an all-female ninja army in medieval Japan.”


Asima Panigrahi Berkett C’98 writes, “On March 22, I gave birth to my son, Derek Arin Berkett Jr. Although he was born several months premature and spent time in the NICU, he is doing great now.”

Lucrecia Castro Boulton C’98 W’98 and Jamie Boulton are “thrilled to announce the birth of our son Henry Joseph on May 16. Big brothers Charlie (almost four) and Andrew (two) are very excited to have a new little brother. Our growing family lives in central New Jersey.”

Tamar Shuldiner Levenberg EAS’98 and her husband, Keith, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second son, Joshua Morgan, on March 9 in Washington; he weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20.25 inches long and joined proud big brother Sam (six).


Jill Grabel Kirby W’01 and her husband, Andrew Kirby, are delighted to welcome their second baby girl, Rebecca Rosalie Kirby, born on Dec. 30. She joined proud big sister Charlotte (two). “They had a blast playing with their future classmates at the Penn Reunion this spring. We live in Manhattan, where I work as a managing director of asset management at Madison Capital, a private real-estate investment firm, and Andrew is a corporate banker at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.”

Andrew Mandelbaum C’01 and Tracie Heyman Mandelbaum and two-year-old son, Zachary, “are excited to announce that our family of three has recently become a family of five, with the birth of our amazing twin sons, Elliot Sam and Noah Benjamin, on May 31. We live in Brooklyn Heights for now, but we seem to be running out of room.”

Michael McElwain C’01 and Crystal Simpson McElwain are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Virginia Grace McElwain, on Dec. 22. They recently relocated from New York to Bethesda, Md. Michael works at NASA Goddard, where he is project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory; Crystal continues to work as a managing director at Barclays.

Ben Oren W’01 and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed their third baby on May 16. Reese Evelyn joined big sister Nina (seven) and big brother Wyatt (five) in Westport, Conn. Ben is currently a managing director and group head at Credit Suisse in New York.

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Milli Shah Bhashyam C’02 W’02 and Shriram Bhashyam C’02 welcomed their son, Ishaan, into the world on March 16. “Big sister Layla couldn’t be more proud to help take care of him.” They live in Hoboken, N.J.

Samuel Kaplan W’02 and his wife, Rachel Wilson, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their second daughter, Eleanor Jane Kaplan, on May 14. “She is very excited to celebrate her first birthday at Penn, when her dad will bring the family to Philadelphia for his 15th Reunion next May. Big sister Annabel turned three on Aug. 3and loves having a little sister.”

Heather Schwartz Shaffer C’02 and her husband, Mark, are thrilled to announce the Dec. 8 birth of their son, Oliver Samuel. They live in New York, where Heather is counsel in the litigation department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and he Mark is a lawyer with UniCredit Bank AG.


Dorian Borbonus G’03 Gr’06, an associate professor of history at the University of Dayton, was awarded a Rome Prize in Ancient Studies by the American Academy in Rome to study “The Tombs of Rome: Burial and History in the Center of Power.”


Carlos Andrés Gómez C’04 wrote in late June, “I have a video called What does Hispanic look like? that has gotten over a million views on Facebook in the past few weeks, thanks to being championed by Rosario Dawson, The Huffington Post, Vibe magazine, Latino Rebels, Gina Rodriguez, and many others. It’s a poem that celebrates the incredible diversity of Latinos and is a celebration of us being proud of who we are and where we are from (”


George J. Ehrgott G’05 is senior manager for strategic sourcing, sustainability, and supplier diversity at Communications Test Design, Inc., in West Chester, Pa. Recently, the National Minority Supplier Development Council presented him with its 2016 Corporate Clarion Award, “whichrecognizes a corporate leader who has trumpeted the value of minority supplier development for more than 20 years … as an absolute business imperative for success in the global supply chain.”


Diana Vining C’06 married Michael Ryan on May 29 in Hull, Mass. The bridesmaids included Jennifer Director C’06 and Emily Hulkower G’13, and Justin Director C’05, Debra Kerr C’08, and Ashley Humienny C’09 were wedding guests. Diana and Mike met at Mulligan’s, his father’s Manhattan Irish pub, on St. Patrick’s Day 2013 and now live in Hartsdale, N.Y. Since receiving her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Diana has been working as an HR management associate at Citi and is a certified yoga teacher in her spare time; Mike is a client specialist with Dreyfus.

Celebrate Your Reunion: May 12-15, 2017


Victor Duran D’07 writes, “On Wed., April 20, my wife Nicole Siddell-Duran and I were thrilled to welcome our daughter into the world. Our sweet family addition, Madeleine Jayne Duran, is healthy, happy, and a joy to us. We are currently in Bay City, Mich., both of us practicing in the dental field. We enjoy exploring the Great Lakes area.”


Dr. Paul D. Bottone C’08 graduated in June from the pediatric-residency program at the University of Chicago’s Children’s Hospital and he was named “Resident of the Year” at NorthShore Hospital. He is now pediatric chief resident at University of Chicago Medicine.

Meredith Finn C’08 and Steven Finn W’08 G’Eng’10 WG’16 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Chase Finn, on Feb. 11. He has been busy playing with his new friends and family, including Caren Levine W’81, Brian Finn W’82, Matthew Levine C’07, Lindsay Janowitz Levine C’07 L’10, Arden Resnick C’10, Marissa Finn C’12, Bruce Levine C’78 M’82, Aileen Meshover Levine Nu’80 GNu’86, Lisa Finn WG’85, Jason Levine C’05 L’09, Evan Levine L’16 WG’16, and Brett Levine W’13. “In May, Hudson had the pleasure of walking in Wharton’s MBA graduation and helped his Dad receive his diploma. Living in Center City, Philadelphia, Hudson and his big sister Harper enjoy stroller tours of Penn’s campus.”

Betsy Harbison C’08 married Suleyman Saleem C’08 on Sun., Jan. 17, at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, in a ceremony officiated by Chris Ray C’07 W’07. The bridesmaids included Jennifer Broadbent W’07, Elizabeth Gay W’07, Jessica Roberts C’07, Rachel Klein Sokol EAS’07, and Kacey Bayles Ofsevit C’08, and the groomsmen included Shaan Sheikh W’08, C’08, Seth Anspach W’07, Dr. Ted Lee EAS’08 GEng’09, and Joseph Gross C’08. Betsy’s father, Michael Harbison WG’76, was pleased to see many Quakers there, including some friends from his days at Penn, Hayes Clark WG’77 and Andrew McMaster Sr. WG’76. Other Quakers attending were Alexis Hill C’08, Alec Ofsevit C’08, Ryan Jones C’07, Amar Sheth C’07, Jennifer Zuckerman Malin C’08, Tracy Drossman C’08, Alison Zinser Plante C’08, Alicia Hawkins C’08, Stephanie Yee C’08, Ryan Weicker C’08 GEng’10, Dr. Alyssa Huegel McMillan C’08 Gr’13, Matthew MacMillan EAS’10 GEng’10, Nicole DiPauli Gould C’08, Rod Afshar E’07, Jeremy Friedmar C’08 EAS’08, Elizabeth Kohli Landau EAS’09, Yoni Landau EAS’08, Cal Peng W’07, Dr. Katherine Newbold C’07, Dr. Jessi Gold C’09, Dr. Dan Balk C’08, Dr. Lisel Parillon C’08, Bill Wells C’07, Kavita Narayanadas WG’14, Sydney Glassman C’08, and Chris McLaughlin C’08.

Mia Van Pelt Nu’08 married Brian Hinkes W’08 on Sept. 6, 2015, at the New York Botanical Garden. “We were happy to be surrounded by so many friends and family members.” Alumni attending included Halley Ruppel Nu’08, Julia Jurkiewicz Nu’08, Regan Trappler Nu’08, Komal Patel Nu’08 GNu’11, Alicia Rengert Nu’08 GNu’10, Kacey Ofsevit C’08, Caroline Pearsall C’08, Chelsea Mintz Nu’08, Ellie Lotz C’09, Arzu Adiguzel GNu’12, Steven Kwak W’07 WG’14, and Jared Halperin WG’12, and Brian’s fraternity brothers from Phi Kappa Sigma Alec Ofsevit C’08, Alex Vecchio C’08, Roger Rengert C’08 V’17, Ben Barbash C’08, Rob Vrana C’08, Mark Stagliano C’08, Brian Mahoney EAS’08, Rob Heller C’08, Nick Tamaccio C’08, Doug Lotz C’09, Jason Mischel W’08, Jordan Mendel EAS’09, Brian Chae W’08, Matthew Levin C’08, and Zach Finkelstein C’09. Mia and Brian live in New York, where she works as a nurse practitioner in the medical ICU at Columbia University Medical Center and he as a director on the investment team at Fir Tree Partners.


Jaleisha Jacobs Nu’09 writes, “I would like to announce the birth of my daughter, Brooklyn McKayla Jacobs, on May 20, in Portsmouth, Va.”

Kanika Sharma C’09 married Bharat Moudgil C’09 L’12 in Long Beach, Calif., on July 8. They were surrounded by family and friends, including his sister Sarika Moudgil WG ‘07, her sister Kimi Sharma LPS’16 , brothers-in-law Prof. Ravi Amaravadi and Raghu Amaravadi M’04, and friends Sachin Amrute W’11, Monica Arun C’10, Dhruv Batura W’11, Anup Bharani C’09, Sandhya Banerjee C’09 WG’15, Sujoy Banerjee WG10, Victoria Behrend C’09, Sagar Bhatt C’10 W’10, Ankit Dhir C’10 W’10, Diane Lee D’16, Nikhil Marathe W’10, Rohan Murthy W’14, Ram Narayan W’13, Varshil Patel W’14, Rupa Prasad C’09, Dilip Rajan C’15, Vinay Rao C’12, Neha Sahni Santiago WG’09, Saahil Sanon EAS’14, Philip Santoiemma C’09, Alisha Saxena C’13, Rajeev Saxena C’10, Tanvi Goel Saxena EAS’10 W’10, Samir Sheth W’08, Harshil Shukla C’12, Akshat Vaidya W’13, and Bhuwan Vashisht W’11. Kanika and Bharat live in Boston, where she practices as an endodontist and he works as a corporate associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.


Tori Searl C’10 married Tom Cassel EAS’10 on July 16 in Deer Valley, Utah. They met on a Penn-in-Florence summer program in 2008, and spent the next two years debating whether Smokes or Blarney was the better hangout. Attending were 53 alumni ranging from the Class of 1966 to the Class of 2011, including members of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the old Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The bridesmaids includedLauren Goldenberg C’10, Ashley Alden Poss C’10, and Paige Maehara Zachs W’10, and the groomsmen included Matt Brennan W’10, Francesco Cacace W’10, Sam Lerer EAS’10 W’10, and Eben Siegel C’10. Tori and Tom have lived in New York for the past six years; she is an attorney there and Tom is about to begin an MBA program at MIT Sloan.


Erin Li C’11 married Omar Khan C’12 on May 20 in Weehawken, N.J. Celebrating were members of their bridal party, Stefano Di Tommaso C’12, Vivian Chen W’11, Barbara Wei C’10, Tony Thieu C’11, and Jason Lee C’13, and many other Quakers. Erin and Omar live in New York, where they both started psychiatry residency at NYU in July.

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