Class Correspondent

15th Reunion
June 7-9, 2013

Jaime Carrillo starred in the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Motherf**cker with the Hat.” Jaime played Jackie, a just-paroled drug dealer who surprises his girlfriend, Veronica, with flowers, a little stuffed bear and the big news that he has landed a job, then discovers an unexplained man’s hat on a chair. Jamie’s New York acting credits include “King Lear,” “Marat/Sade,” “Macbeth,” “Mother Courage and Her Children” and “Dream on Monkey Mountain” (Classical Theatre of Harlem); “Red Beads” (Mabou Mines); “The Vultures,” “Offending the Audience” and “I.E., In Other Words” (The Flea Theater); and “Oedipus Rex” (Faux-Real Theatre). Robyn Whipple Diaz was promoted to deputy general counsel at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She also serves on the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section eSource editorial board, and is chair of the Memphis Bar Association’s Health Law Section. In 2012, she earned a certificate in Executive Leadership for Health-Care Professionals from Cornell University. Courtney Edson Abrams moved to Los Angeles last year with her husband of nine years, Craig Abrams, and their two children and two dogs. She works as a certified health coach and is the founder of Roslyn Wellness. She focuses on weight management and getting people comfortable in their kitchens. Jacqueline Kates reports that she loves living in Northampton, Mass., where she relocated six years ago. An obstetrician/gynecologist, she recently switched to a different private practice in the Springfield area, which allows her to continue seeing patients while also spending more time with her daughters, Eden and Talia. Ethan Levisohn and his wife, Dina, just had their second child. Ethan is an attorney for the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ayelet Noff is founder and co-CEO of Blonde 2.0 (, a digital PR firm that helps companies utilize social media tools to spread their message to their target audience and increase engagement with their consumers. Abrah Salk Zion has her own photography business, Miss Z Photography (, which specializes in family memories. After three years at NY1 and a few months as a fill-in reporter at New England Cable News, Samantha Liebman is working at FiOS1 News in New Jersey as a television reporter, and recently became its New York City reporter. She writes, “I’ve covered a lot of stories, but Sandy and its aftermath have been like no other. From getting caught in the storm and trapped by floodwaters to seeing the effects on families and businesses, some that still have no power or cannot pick up the pieces, you realize how important journalism can be in advocating for those who need their voices heard.” Meredith Rettinger is a veterinarian practicing in the Los Angeles area and is married to Roy Silver ’95, an obstetrician/gynecologist. They have a beautiful little girl, Ella, and just welcomed an amazing little boy, Benjamin, in November 2012. Rob Seidner, Heller MBA’03, and Debbie Schmidt Seidner have been married for more than a dozen years. They live in Washington, D.C., with their children, Wesley, 4, and Ruthe, 1. Rob writes human-resources policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Debbie is a consultant at PwC. Erica Lowenfels Papir lives in New York City with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. They are excited to be expecting their second child in early May. Erica works part time as the director of admissions at the Caedmon School, a nursery through fifth grade private school. She is still in touch with many Brandeis friends and hopes to attend the Reunion in June (depending on when the baby arrives). Joram Cukierman, IBS MA’99, is a vice president at Goldman Sachs, where he focuses on fixed income, currency and commodities. He visited campus in November to speak with Brandeis International Business School students about his career in investment banking.
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