Class Correspondent

Lily Adams, the Connecticut press secretary for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, was promoted to serve as the Democratic legislator’s press secretary in Washington, D.C. Before joining the senator’s office, she served on the communications staff of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s reelection campaign and Creigh Deed’s campaign for governor of Virginia. Gabrielle (Gav) Young is development associate for Theater J, a professional theater company housed in the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C. She lives in the city’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. Jordan Suchow is a graduate student in cognitive science at Harvard, where he works on human visual perception. His latest work appears in Current Biology and in the journal Nature. Jordan also won the Neural Correlate Society’s contest for the year’s best visual illusion. Caroline Cadel graduated from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education in May with a master’s in curriculum and instruction. In September, she started teaching history at Brookline (Mass.) High School in the Opportunity for Change Program. Ashley Sauerhof is pursuing a joint J.D./M.B.A. at Hofstra University School of Law. She was a finalist in the Trial Advocacy Association’s intramural competition. Just recently, she was accepted into the Family Court Review, a prestigious journal published under the auspices of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She writes, “It’s busy, but I am loving law school!” After teaching himself web design and working as a webmaster with a nonprofit in California, David Drayton decided he wanted to continue to gain some advanced knowledge in the field, so he took an internship with a start-up Internet gaming company. He writes, “I’ll be working with some of the latest technologies, so I’m sure it’ll be a great experience. I might also be starting to do some website freelancing on the side, which should also help tune up my skills. My hope is that, by having these skills under my belt, I should be able to get a good job when I come back to Massachusetts in about a year.” Josh Daskin earned a master’s degree in tropical ecology and conservation and works as a research assistant in restoration ecology at Archbold Biological Station in Venus, Fla. Elizabeth Pascale is pursuing a master’s in conservation biology at Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H. Daniel Baron entered the University of Wisconsin Law School this fall. Leila Alciere and Alex Parks ’10 became engaged in August and plan to marry in August 2012. Matt Hope completed publication of his work on photoactivatable proteins and entered a Ph.D. program in biochemistry at the University of Chicago. Congratulations to Adra Horn and Jason Lustig ’08, M.A.’09, who were married on July 3. They met while serving as social events coordinators for BaRuCh and BUCO, respectively. They now live in Los Angeles, where Jason is pursuing a Ph.D. in Jewish history at UCLA and Adra works as a Jewish educator in a local synagogue. Nicola Brodie and Ezra Fishman ’10 got engaged in Israel during Passover. She writes, “We met at Brandeis during Ezra’s freshman orientation. I was a community adviser, so I was already on campus. We knew many people in common, since we are both from metropolitan D.C., and, thanks to mutual friends, we knew of each other’s existence before we met. We became friends pretty quickly but didn’t start going out until spring semester of Ezra’s sophomore year (my junior year). I am studying at the Medical School for International Health in Be’er Sheva, Israel.”

Alumni Club of New York
Miriam Salholz ’71, Ebone Bishop ’04 and Ron Kendler ’09 attended the always-popular Scotch Tasting event at Brandeis House in June. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Club of New York City’s Lawyers’ Network, featured an evening of drinks, conversation and networking.
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