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Sophie (Snitkovskaya) Astrof, MS’95, who earned her PhD at Harvard and did a postdoc at MIT, is an associate professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She and her husband, Nathan, have a daughter, Sydney. Ralph Bittelari serves as deputy division chief of human resources at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ralph began his career in the federal government as an officer and attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving in Korea and stateside. He joined ATF in 2003 as an attorney specializing in fiscal, procurement and administrative law. Ralph lives in Virginia with his wife, Eilin Chiang. Francyne Davis Jacobs and her family are still putting their house back together after the Memorial Day flood in 2015. Francyne teaches music several days a week and is a part-time cantor at several synagogues in the Houston area. David Rosenthal, medical director at Northwell Health’s Center for Young-Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV, received the New York State Health Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award during a World AIDS Day ceremony hosted by the New York health department’s AIDS Institute. He was recognized for his commitment to reducing new HIV infections and improving the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths in Long Island and Queens. Mark Silberman is a partner at law firm Duane Morris. He is married with two daughters. Michelle Ticknor and her husband, Miles, welcomed their second son, Geronimo August, in June 2015, and celebrated the third anniversary of Pig & Pie, their restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District. Jocelyn Wilk was appointed university archivist at Columbia University, where she has worked since 1999.
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