Class Correspondent

Rayne Alexander is a real-estate agent in Las Vegas, his hometown. He writes, “Last year, I was privileged to marry my best friend and the love of my life. With that came four beautiful children, whom I adopted. Although our older boys are now out on their own, we are still raising the two little ones in the home we purchased this year.” Joshua Glazer was appointed associate professor of education policy at George Washington University. Alon Kahana, MA’91, is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan. In addition to his clinical work as an oculoplastic and orbital surgeon, Alon runs a National Institutes of Health-funded research lab that studies stem cells and regeneration. His wife, Heidi, will be a principal dancer in the Burns Park Players’ upcoming production of “My Fair Lady.” Alon and Heidi’s elder son, Adam, is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, but the house is still busy with Ethan, Kyra and Arielle. Mari Kim, who lives in Seattle with her two teenage sons, works as a nonprofit consultant, and teaches philosophy and theology as an adjunct professor at local colleges. Sue (Goren) Levine lives in Ashland, Massachusetts, with her husband of 17 years, Dave, and their two boys, ages 12 and 15. Sue is the associate director for career services at the Brandeis Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She writes, “Brandeis continues to change a lot since I was a student, and it’s interesting being on campus while that happens.” Attorney Brad Pinsky is the owner of a New York law firm that represents more than 500 fire departments. He also owns an international Web-based business serving some 250,000 first responders. Daniel Steinberg is associate professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and program director of the internal-medicine residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He has published in the areas of evidence-based medicine, hospital medicine and medical education, and speaks nationally on these topics. He lives with his family in New York City. After 16 years of managing social-science research projects at Northwestern University, Lynn Steiner is a senior policy analyst at the University of Chicago’s research center Chapin Hall. Ariel (Kahn) Wallen is married with two sons: Jared, who became a bar mitzvah in June 2015, and Ely, 10. Ariel is a social worker at North Shore Infant and Toddler Early Intervention, working with families and children in need, from the prenatal stage to the age of 3. His family’s home has served as a foster home for five children. Jennifer Weidner was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel at Canandaigua National Bank and Trust. She joined the bank as vice president and trust administration officer in the wealth-strategies group. Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton, wrote “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society,” published by Penguin last year. The book was featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker. Julian, who also writes a weekly column for, penned the Perspective essay in this issue. He and his wife, Meg, traveled to Chicago for one of the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts.

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