Class Correspondent

Greetings, Class of 2002!  I hope this note finds you happy and well. Over the past year or so, many of us have celebrated milestones, including the Big 3-0. As we transition from our 20s to our 30s, I hope the coming years provide everyone with even more adventures and opportunities than we experienced in our 20s.

Jason Cohen and Karen Linsky were married on April 17, 2010, on Treasure Island, which sits in the bay between San Francisco and Oakland. The wedding was performed by rabbis Randi Musnitsky ’78 and Ron Kaplan. The couple plans a safari honeymoon to East Africa.

Doug and Lisa (Katzin) Herman welcomed their first child, Ryan Elan, on Oct. 26, 2010.

Abby Altman earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from Lehigh University and is working toward a specialization in geropsychology in the Boston VA/Harvard Fellowship Program.

Hinda Mandell is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University studying scandal and the media.

Yanna Krupnikov
, a professor at Indiana University, and her co-authors received the State Politics and Policy Quarterly Award for the best paper on state politics presented at the American Political Science Association meeting. The paper, “Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage,” also won the Bailey Award for best paper from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus.

Tamara Strom
is a second-year graduate student at Lesley University working toward a master’s degree in expressive therapies with a concentration in music therapy and mental health counseling. She also started her own art business, Works of Heart, selling hand-drawn cards, prints and portraits (

Martin Newman is a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard Medical School. He received a doctorate from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of North Carolina in October 2010.

Tania Shahid Aidrus and her husband, Mo, had their first child, Amaan, on Dec. 15, 2009.
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