Jesse Hinson, MFA’11, played the lead in an Actors’ Shakespeare Project production of “Henry VI, Part 2” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre. Jesse is an adjunct faculty member in Brandeis’ theater arts department. Seunghee Lee, MA’11, PhD’14, joined the music department at Ave Maria University. A composer, educator and pianist who has performed around the world, she was previously a piano-lab instructor and lecturer at MIT. Emily (Geismar) Murphy, IBS MA’11, married Phillip Hall Murphy. Pamela Hanafi, IBS MA’11, and Tsveta Stanilova ’08, IBS MA’11, were bridesmaids. Emily is a senior business analyst at Adidas Group in Canton, Mass. She and Phillip live in Waltham. Xiaoxin (Sindy) Hu, IBS MA’12, was promoted to regulatory reporting specialist associate 2 at financial-services company State Street. Her husband, Kenny Dai ’11, IBS MA’12, runs his own business, Gateway Scholars Institute of Education, which helps international students pursue a Boston education through training and visitation programs. Pamela O’Leary, MS’12, was promoted to executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief technology officer at South Shore Bank’s headquarters in South Weymouth, Mass. She joined South Shore as senior vice president and chief information officer in 2004, following 17 years of IT and banking experience. Brenna Schneider, Heller MBA’12, is CEO of 99Degrees Custom, a made-to-order clothing manufacturer based in Lawrence, Mass. She advocates for “made in the USA” manufacturing, and provides employees with a living wage and benefits. She and her company were named a 2015 Game Changer by The Boston Globe. Brenna participated in the Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Speaker Series at Washington College, her undergraduate institution. Summer Jackson, Heller MA’13, married Luke Tarbi. In September, she began studying for a doctorate in economic sociology at MIT. Shay Rabineau, PhD’13, is the first Israel studies professor at Binghamton University’s new Center for Israel Studies. He is the trail research consultant for the Abraham Path, a long-distance walking trail spanning the Middle East that traces the journey of Abraham. Geoffrey Poor, Heller MA/MBA’14, is a student in the experiential educators program at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Monika Rice, PhD’14, is an adjunct professor of Catholic studies and Jewish-Christian studies at Seton Hall University. She presented her latest research at a Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research workshop called “The Initial Turmoil: The First Months of the Nazi German Occupation in Poland.” Monika received a grant to participate in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2015 seminar “Building Christian-Jewish Understanding After the Holocaust.”
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