Class Correspondent

David Alpert finished his work as a cardiology medical assistant at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and entered the Class of 2021 at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Justin Barash is an analyst in the finance division at Goldman Sachs. In his free time, he likes to work out, see friends and explore NYC. Urann Chan is pursuing a doctorate in neurobiology at Duke University. Matthew Chernick, MA’17, was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Romania by the Fulbright Program. In addition to teaching English, Matthew will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses at a local university. He is pursuing a graduate degree in Brandeis’ comparative humanities program. After completing the assistantship, he plans to pursue a doctoral degree and then teach film studies at the university level. Kavita Davé works with teachers in the Boston area as a financial adviser. She went on a trip with Leonie Koch and Jonathan Jackson to New Orleans. Highlights included a cocktail walking tour of the French Quarter, beignets at Café du Monde and a self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Back home in Boston, Jonathan and Leonie are rereading all the Harry Potter books. They work as paralegals, Jonathan at Proskauer Rose and Leonie at Rose, Chinitz & Rose. The couple’s international travels have included Leonie’s hometowns of Zurich, Switzerland, and Baltimore, Ireland. Tyler Diamond played work-league softball and friendly spikeball this summer. He is rotating through Liberty Mutual’s Analyst Development Program within the claims analytics team. Maddie Engeler began medical school at the University of Cincinnati in August. During a year of AmeriCorps service through the National Health Corps, she worked at a pediatric clinic in Chicago. Annie Laird is a paralegal at Iannella & Mummolo. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts. Nikhil Pallikonda is finishing up a master’s degree at Tufts and plans to work on his thesis at Boston Children’s Hospital. In his spare time, he still enjoys Netflix binges, maybe a snack or 10, and dabbling in poetry and writing. Jesse Ruth lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with two fellow Brandeisians and works at a law firm downtown. In between attempts to travel to China and study for the LSAT, Jesse speaks with Daniel Koas on a daily basis. Xavy Sargeant is a human resources assistant at publisher Simon and Schuster. Hannah Wulkan writes that she lives in Queens, New York, and works as a news assistant at the “failing” New York Times. “Sad!”

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