Phillip Brodsky, Heller MBA/MA’10, was promoted to executive director of the David Project. He had served as campus director for the organization, which is dedicated to proactively shaping the conversation on U.S. college campuses about Israel. Japonica Brown, MFA’11, received the Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator Award for theater from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. She teaches at the Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex in Jackson. Jesse Hinson, MFA’11, starred as Caleb in “The Whipping Man” at the New Repertory Theatre in Boston. McCaela Donovan, MFA’11, was assistant director and Elisabetta Polito, MFA’11, served as costume designer for the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of “The Color Purple.” Adam Watson, IBS MSF’11, joined JFC & Associates as a senior consultant. Pem Brown, MPP’11, married Carl Sciortino Jr. on Oct. 5, 2013, at the Old South Meeting House in Boston. Pem is a strategy consultant specializing in online fund­raising and campaign advocacy. Elizabeth Ascoli, Heller MPP’12, was named assistant director of the Brookline (Mass.) Education Foundation. The organization raises private funds to support the Brookline schools. Jose Guadiana, IBS MBA’12, and Dan Wu, IBS MA’13, are engaged. University of California, San Diego, graduate student Christina Tallon, MFA’13, was one of the inaugural recipients of the university’s Katzin Prize and will receive additional fellowship support of $10,000 a year for up to five years. A prodigious and notable composer, she is pursuing a doctorate in music. Erica Eckman, IBS MBA’13, and Daniel O’Brien, IBS MBA’13, are engaged. Brandon Green, MFA’14, appeared in Company One’s production of “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation” at the Paramount Center in Boston. Samantha Ory, Heller MBA’14, and Miles Barnett, IBS MA’13, were engaged in April 2014. Miles spoke at the 2014 Municipal Finance Conference, hosted by the Bond Buyer, Brandeis International Business School and the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance.

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