Class Correspondent

Israela Brill-Cass, P’21, is Wesleyan University’s first ombudsperson, serving as a confidential resource for faculty and staff. She also teaches conflict and negotiation, and prelaw courses at Emerson College, and runs a consulting and training company, fixerrr. She writes, “Most important, my daughter, Jordan, is a Brandeis freshman, running for the women’s track team. Go, Judges!” Ronny Drapkin is director of the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received the Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research. Rabbi Renee Goldberg Edelman and her family bought a home in Short Hills, New Jersey. Renee reports she has recently seen Jolene Risch, P’21; Rachel Kaylie Stretch; Amy Katz Wisnudel; Meri Geisberg; Hillary Kessler Godin; and Julie Fisher, and has been in touch with Jonathan Golden. Alyssa (Turner) Gillespie is associate professor and chair of the Russian department at Bowdoin College. She lives in Brunswick, Maine, with her three younger sons. Her two older boys will graduate from college in the spring. Samara Minkin and her family have returned home to Atlanta after spending 15 years in Washington and New York. They live in Inman Park. Samara works in the Mayor’s Office, overseeing public art for the city of Atlanta. Sunny Singh published a study of Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan. It is Sunny’s fifth book. Rachel Kaylie Streich has started her own law firm.

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