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After serving as managing principal of Lev & Berlin, his Connecticut-based corporate and securities law firm for 21 years, Duane Berlin has become the chief legal officer and general counsel at Intersections Inc., a publicly traded company that provides identity-theft and privacy-protection services. Duane and his wife, Stacey, have relocated to Northern Virginia, not far from their daughters, Carley, a junior at George Washington University, and Taylor, a freshman at American University. Although they tried really, really hard, Lewis and Denise Silber Brooks ’84, P’16, did not get to their seventh continent, Antarctica, over New Year’s. They will be trying again later this year, this time with their kids, Eddie, a geophysics PhD candidate at Northwestern, and Hannah ’16, who is pursuing a master’s in forensic linguistics at Hofstra. Lewis, CIO of DDB Worldwide, has posted more than 500 of his 1977-84 photos on Throwback Brandeis, a page he maintains on Facebook. Linda Drozdow, P’12, P’15, performed the role of Julia in the J’s Cultural Arts production of “Lend Me a Tenor” in North Miami Beach, Florida. Lisa Kitinoja completed a two-year consultancy with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, developing a series of training manuals on reducing food losses in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as an e-course on food-loss assessment for the Save Food initiative. In February, Lisa worked on a project aimed at reducing post-harvest losses in Rwanda. In March, she delivered a keynote speech on global post-harvest education at the first All-Africa Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition, in Nairobi, Kenya. Henry Kopel, an assistant U.S. attorney in Connecticut, published “The Case for Sanctioning State Sponsors of Genocide Incitement” in the Cornell International Law Journal. A Commentary magazine reviewer cited the article as a “practical and not partisan” policy for preventing mass atrocities. After practicing transactional and real estate law for many years, Lenny Maiman is pursuing a degree in culinary management. In recent years, he has studied in Spain, interned in England’s Lake District, worked at a summer camp in the mountains of North Georgia and journeyed to Croatia to learn more about pastry making. Jennifer Roskies writes, “I am grateful for so much: stable health, happily married children and their growing nests, and a whirlwind period as senior adviser to Director General Dore Gold in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. I am now his chief of staff back at the Jerusalem Center.” Lydia Saravis and her husband have lived in California for 10 years. They have a daughter in New York City and a son attending college in New Mexico. Lydia has become involved with the bladder cancer community, working to increase advocacy, education and awareness. “It’s not a well-known disease,” she writes, “and it is a complex one. Knowledge is power when it comes to this cancer, as the disease and the treatment options are not well understood in the medical community at large.”
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