Class Correspondent

Laura Ackerman is mom to Beckett Leo, who was born on Oct. 2, 2014. She adopted him at birth. Stephanie Bruce, a member of the labor and employment team at Ropes & Gray in Boston, was one of 14 Brandeis alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar in June. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H’96, offered their greetings to the group. Ellen Cohen and her husband, Seth Platt, welcomed a baby boy, Silas Emerson Platt, on April 22, 2015. Joshua Cohen is an independent movie producer in Nevada. He recently wrote and produced the feature film “Red Herring” under his banner, Cohencidence Productions, and served as associate producer for Eli Roth’s “Lake Mead.” He is co-chair of the Nevada Film Incentive Task Force, a grass-roots organization that successfully lobbied to introduce the state’s first film tax-incentive program. He lives in Las Vegas with his two dogs, rescued through the Cocker Spaniel Recovery Foundation. Amy Crocker is an ordained pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She lives in the Central Coast area of California and had her second child last spring. Nelson Figueroa returned to the New York Mets in 2015 in a different capacity. The native of Coney Island, Brooklyn, who pitched for the Mets in 2008 and 2009, spent the year as SportsNet New York’s studio analyst for televised Mets games. In October, Nelson, the only Brandeis athlete ever to play in the major leagues, was inducted into the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame. Deborah Gordon writes, “I have been working on a bank of word problems for the algebra curriculum that incorporate current events and a socially conscious focus. These problems are meant to reinforce skills and concepts used to solve algebraic problems while encouraging discussions in the math classroom about race, economics and nutrition.” Cary Greene works and lives in Washington, D.C. A food, beverage and alcoholic-beverage lawyer for the Seattle-based firm Davis Wright Tremaine, Cary is married and has two boys under the age of 4, Henry and Sam.

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