Lea Antolini, M.F.A.’02, is an assistant professor of theater and dance at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J. She played Catherine in the Women’s Theater Company’s recent production of “The Last Five Years.” She is also a Centenary Stage Company mainstay, playing Nancy in “Oliver!” last season and serving as assistant for the production of “The Ladies Man.” Additionally, she has worked at Tri-State Actors Theatre in Sussex and the Growing Stage in Netcong. Edwin Markosyan, M.A.’02, moved to Ho Chi Minh City to join the Vietnam division of the oil company TNK-BP. Ertunç Alioglu, M.A.’05, returned to his native Istanbul to work as an assistant project manager in corporate finance (capital markets) for the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. Elan Divon, M.A.’05, was named executive director of the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU). In this role, he will lead the CFHU across Ontario in its mission to promote the university and build support for projects that facilitate academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel. Elan has served as a senior campaign consultant at United Jewish Appeal in Toronto and was executive director of mediation and conflict resolution for Palestinian and Israeli teens at Peace Camp Canada. Aili Langseth, M.A.’05, married Robert Mullen Jr. on Nov. 24, 2011, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Aili is a program officer at Firelight Foundation. Her husband is a teacher and co-founder of the Coastal Community Pre-School in Santa Cruz. Jory Crowell, M.B.A.’07, joined Brookwood Financial Partners, a Massachusetts-based real-estate private equity firm, as an analyst. He is responsible for performing property and market analysis for the firm’s prospective real estate acquisitions. He formerly served as senior financial analyst at the Grubb & Ellis Capital Markets Group in Boston. Donald Slater, M.A.’09, an educator at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., was awarded a prestigious field study grant from the National Geographic Society (NGS) and the Waitt Institute for Discovery. The NGS/Waitt grant enabled Slater to pioneer an expedition this summer to Mexico’s central Yucatán peninsula, where he intends to discover, explore and map scores of undocumented caves in the municipality of the pueblo of Yaxcabá. With the aid of two teams, Slater, who has already performed two exploratory expeditions in the area, hopes to find well-preserved evidence of ancient Maya ritualism deep in the bellies of forgotten caves. Jane Marke ’72 traveled to Myanmar in January and met with Wah Wah Myint, M.S.’09, a Fulbright Scholar at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, who serves as health technical coordinator at Merlin, the medical organization that responds to humanitarian disasters around the world. Jane and Wah Wah report that several other Heller grads also work in the country, including Ni Ni Hla, M.A.’05, program adviser at Save the Children’s Child Rights Governance program; Win Ko Ko, M.A.’11, project development director at the Poverty Alleviation Fund; and Sai Kyaw Han, M.S.’10, monitoring and evaluation officer at the Global Fund.
|Home-court advantage. Approximately 200 alumni and their families returned to campus for the Alumni Club of Greater Boston’s annual Alumni Family Basketball Day. The men’s and women’s teams both posted victories over Carnegie Mellon. Lenny ’79 and Amy Greenberg Bard ’79 chaired the event. 1. Brandeis basketball players Connor Arnold ’14 (left) and Youri Dascy ’14 (right) with Sam Bruckner. 2. Danielle (Mogolesko) Dykeman, M.A.’98, M.B.A.’02, and her family.|