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Allie Alexander is an associate therapist at Little Leaves Behavioral Services, where she works with young children who have social, communication and behavioral challenges. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work. After a challenging, exciting and inspiring year as a member of the inaugural cohort of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, David Benger started law school this fall. In a Times of Israel piece published in March, he wrote about attending a Jewish wedding ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he was conducting research on the prosecution of Khmer Rouge members. “Somehow,” David writes in his article, “smack in the middle of this slowly healing nation, a group of Jews, most of whom had come to help Cambodia regenerate, were performing an ancient ritual.” Nicole Carlson won the Success Academy Charter Schools’ ETHOS Excellence Award, which recognizes school staff who best demonstrate the Success community’s values. Nicole teaches elementary-school theater at Success Academy Fort Greene, in Brooklyn. She majored in theater with a minor in education at Brandeis, where, she says, “working on acting with Adrianne Krstansky truly taught me the importance of play and exploration in theater.” Jennifer Ginsburg completed two years of Peace Corps service in Kosovo. This fall, she started a master’s program in Russian studies at Columbia University. Katie Glanbock was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan by the Fulbright Program. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduating from Brandeis with majors in language and linguistics, and philosophy, along with a minor in East Asian studies, Katie spent the past two years working in software development as a data manager and linguist. After her year in Taiwan, she will pursue a doctoral degree in educational linguistics, then embark upon a career in government, working on educational reforms that improve English as a Second Language practices and expand multilingual education. David Handler graduated with a master’s degree in public management from Johns Hopkins University; his capstone project focused on the enforcement and monitoring of electronic currency and financial-transfer systems. A Washington, D.C., resident, he works as a federal-government contractor. Rachel Levine married Ari Podhorcer in February in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Alex Patch will graduate with a master’s in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Vermont in May 2018. She is a VT LEND Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, learning how to support individuals with disabilities. She spent the summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working as an intern with a speech-language pathologist.

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