Class Correspondent

It is always nice to connect with everyone. Please keep your notes coming throughout the year!

Kaori (Kataoka) Kimura and Yasuharu Kimura had a baby boy, Taisei, on Nov. 12, 2012, in Japan. Kaori received a PhD in legal medicine from Shimane University School of Medicine in September 2012. Roger Goodman and his husband, Sheldon Baker, welcomed twin boys into their family. Simon Henry Baker-Goodman and Gus Ethan Baker-Goodman were born on Nov. 15, 2012. Adam Weinstein and his wife, Kate, have settled in Belmont, Mass., with their two boys, Jonathan, 3, and Ryan, 17 months. Adam writes, “Never a boring moment.” Michael Rose is a reporter at Bloomberg BNA, where he has worked for the past five years. He recently started covering Capitol Hill for the Daily Labor Report (DLR), writing about labor and employment issues in Congress. DLR, a subscription-based print and online publication, is also available on the Bloomberg law and Bloomberg government platforms. Alisa Hurwitz joined a group private psychology practice in New Hampshire in 2009. She specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder, family therapy and autism spectrum disorders. She writes, “In September, my biggest dream came true when I had a healthy baby girl named Maya.” Diana Coben Einstein and her husband, Heath Einstein, welcomed a baby boy, Asher Caleb, on Nov. 28, 2012. Asher came 2 1/2 weeks early, but big sisters Levyn, 5, and Adielle, 3, were thrilled about his early arrival! Diana is the associate program director at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, and Heath is the director of freshman admissions at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Ilana Brand and her husband, Bill Gleim, welcomed daughter Riley Elle Gleim on Oct. 8, 2012. Marla (Roth) Glaskin and her husband, Todd, had a baby boy, Noah Benjamin, on April 19, 2012. Marla is a high-school Spanish teacher, and Todd is a real-estate agent in suburban Boston. Rachael Goren-Watts and Molly Goren-Watts ’02 welcomed the birth of their son, Jonah Elan, on Sept. 20, 2012. Singer/songwriter Adam Klein, MA’02, continues to write, record and perform music from his new home base in Atlanta. Last year, he released his first world-music album, “Dugu Wolo,” a collection of original Mande songs he recorded in Bamako, Mali. This year, he will release his fifth record, “Sky Blue DeVille,” with new band Adam Klein and the Wild Fires. He also co-organizes the annual Athens Americana music festival, held in Athens, Ga., each April. For tour dates, news and music, visit and follow on twitter (@cowboy_angel). Josh Finstein and his wife, Jayme, had their first child, Gabriel Myles, on Dec. 9, 2012. Elizabeth (Keenan) Brosgol and Dan Brosgol ’00 had their fourth child, daughter Noa Hartley Dolev Brosgol, on Aug. 30, 2012. She is adored by big brothers James, 9, and Oren, 6, and big sister Asalie, 3. Devon (Lampert) Cordell married Eric Cordell on July 14, 2012, at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, Mass. Brandeis alums in attendance included Briana Morgan, Ethan Baird ’02, Matthew Ramer ’98, Kol Birke ’02 and Eric Brenman ’75. Michael Miles and his wife, Alex, had their first child, Henry William, on Sept. 6, 2012. He writes, “We are still living in Houston and doing great.” Amy (Leichtner) Deutsch and her husband, Dan, are proud to welcome the newest addition to their family, Benjamin Evan, who was born on May 30, 2012. Big sister Abigail, 3, is thrilled to have a new baby brother. When Amy isn’t parenting, she works for a Jewish parenting website,, and creates family programs at Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pooja Patel co-authored “Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle-School Literacy Instruction: Seven Practices to Maximize Learning.” Erin Sheehan Daly writes, “I’m happy to report that my husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Penny Elizabeth, in September.” Alison Shreefter Jensen welcomed Reid Harrison to her family on Oct. 13, 2012. He joins big sister Elise, 4, and big brother Zachary, 2. Jessie Glasser and her husband, Jonathan Shapiro, had a baby boy, Benjamin Isaac, on Sept. 25, 2012. She writes, “We’re enjoying him so much.” Jessie works as an infectious diseases physician at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, MS’01, was named an assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton. He had been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. A biochemist, he received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lauren Block ’01, Ben Walker ’04 and Sarah (Charpentier) Heard, Heller MPP’11, work together at Washington, D.C.’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

CENTERS OF INFLUENCE. Lauren Block ’01, Ben Walker ’04
and Sarah (Charpentier) Heard, Heller MPP’11, work together
at Washington, D.C.’s Center for Consumer Information and
Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services. Lauren, Ben and Sarah help states set up new
marketplaces that allow consumers and small businesses to
access affordable, high-quality health insurance.

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