Class Correspondent

I live in Pittsburgh, where I am preparing to start a master’s program in interaction design at Carnegie Mellon University. Feel free to contact me anytime to submit announcements about marriages, births, graduations and other important news in your life.

Beth Katz was engaged to Michael Kantrowitz earlier this year. Daniel Ortner married Jessica Anderson on May 4 in Draper, Utah. Daniel is now in law school at Brigham Young University in Provo after serving a two-year mission in Russia. Samantha Cornell graduated from Fordham University School of Law in May. She starts work in August as an associate at Martin Clearwater & Bell, a boutique health-care law firm in New York City. Shaina Gilbert, an alumna of Teach for America, earned her master’s degree in education from Boston University and has been teaching ESL/SIFE in Boston public schools for three years. In 2009, she founded Empowering Through Education (ETE) Camp in Hinche, Haiti, a nonprofit that seeks to prepare Haiti’s most vulnerable youth to become future social-justice leaders. Now in its fifth year, ETE Camp has had an impact on more than 225 Hinche residents (70 percent of whom are younger than 15). For more information, visit Irene Ewuradjoa Bartels writes, “I am pleased to say that I am near the completion of my first year at Howard University School of Law. I will be spending the next two years finding ways to blend my love of design and architecture with my study of law. I hope to use this fusion to find more affordable housing solutions for people in urban areas. I am excited to be spending my summer working as a judicial intern and taking some art classes.” Faith Brigham married Jon Leener on Dec. 23, 2012, in New York City. Ezra Fishman writes, “I’m in my first year of a PhD program in demography at UPenn. My classmates are great, and there are a lot of good research opportunities with faculty. My wife, Nicola Brodie ’09, is graduating from medical school and will start a residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philly in June.” Talisa Torres graduated in May from Hofstra with a Master of Science in higher-education leadership and policy studies. Julie Ganz was the editor for a collection of golf stories that was published in June by Skyhorse Publishing. Each of the stories captures a different facet of the game of golf.

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