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Erik Blutinger, a resident in emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, wrote a Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed opposing the U.S. Senate’s proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act. Aaron Mitchell Finegold was promoted to engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. He is a leader in the electrical power and natural gas practice, advising clients across a range of topics, and in the Americas marketing and sales practice, where he focuses on customer experience and digital. Outside of work, he advises the executive leadership of Year Up, a national nonprofit that encourages urban young adults to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. He lives in Los Angeles. Ariel Goldenthal, who received her MFA in creative writing in May, is now an assistant professor of English at George Mason University. Aaron Hattenbach left Merrill Lynch at the end of 2016 to found Rapport Financial, a San Francisco-based independent investment advisory firm that specializes in advising tech professionals. Jess Kent graduated from the NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change professional fellowship program in Los Angeles. Sarah Rueven launched Rooted Wellness, a holistic nutrition and wellness counseling practice for women and their families, from preconception through early parenthood. She writes, “My mission is to help women cut through the ‘nutrition noise’ we are constantly bombarded with and guide them toward evidence-based, proven methods to enhance their well-being.” Kayne Ryan, MA’10, and his wife, Chelsey ’10, welcomed a daughter, Madeleine Sue, on April 7. Ilana (Levine) Seidmann, MA’13, runs programs at the Newton (Massachusetts) Senior Center. She had a son, Samuel, in January, and can’t wait to bring him to an Alumni Weekend. Sara Smith, MAT’10, earned a PhD from New York University in education and Jewish studies, and accepted a position as assistant dean of the Graduate Center for Jewish Education at American Jewish University. Justin Sulsky teaches gifted and talented students in the Long Beach City School District in New York. He also coaches elementary Odyssey of the Mind teams. In his two years as coach, four of his teams qualified for the state finals, and one finished 10th in the world. Benjamin Winchel married Alisa Rose Hartman on May 14 at Greentree Country Club, in New Rochelle, New York. Ben is a sanctions compliance adviser at Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi in Manhattan. Alisa is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Temple Israel’s preschool, also in Manhattan. The couple met in summer 2014, when both were brought in as substitutes on a Manhattan softball team. The next spring, a mutual friend set them up on a date. Allison Young received a PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is now the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

BOLD alumni at a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden.

IN BOLD COMPANY: In April, dozens of Bold (Brandeisians of the Last Decade) alumni watched the New York Knicks lose an exciting game to the Washington Wizards, 106-103, at Madison Square Garden. From left: Jesse Klebanow, Jamie (Jick) Relle, Sarah and Daniel Rueven (who hosted the event), and James Ansorge, all ’09.

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