Class Correspondent

James and Mariah Rich Collins ’10 welcomed their first child, Hadley Rebecca, on Aug. 25. Mark Edwards married Amanda Romaniello on Sept. 9 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mark is a senior analyst at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Amanda is chief of staff to the chief executive for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series and consumer-goods operation. Sonja Gandert left her position at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University to pursue a PhD in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Former members of the Brandeis track and cross-country teams attended the wedding of Matthew Jennings and Kathleen Duffy at Codman Estates, in Lincoln, Massachusetts, on July 22. (In a bit of synchronicity, the current Brandeis cross-country team regularly trains at Codman Estates.) Jess Kent was selected as a New- Ground Fellow in Los Angeles. The city’s Human Rights Commission honored her training completion, and she recently co-led Trust Talks in West Virginia. Lara Rosenwasser Newman and her husband, Daniel, live in Portland, Oregon. She is doing a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Devers Eye Institute, and he is teaching Spanish at Tigard High School. Son Marco is 2 1/2. They occasionally see Levana Goldberg; her fabulous kiddos, Eitan and Asher; and her husband, Steve. Levana is doing an anesthesia residency, and Steve is doing an internal-medicine residency, both at the Oregon Health and Science University. Leila Alciere Parks and Alex Parks ’10, who met at the Lemberg Children’s Center a decade ago and married in 2012, were blessed with baby Jack Carlton on Sept. 19 in Boston. Ariella Lis Raviv, MA’11, and Tzvi Raviv, Heller MA/MBA’11, had a daughter, Yehudit, in July. She joins older sister Hadassa (“Dassi”). Ariella is director of business development at the WWGroup (a franchise of Weight Watchers). Tzvi works for a boutique private-equity company with a focus on wellness- and technology-related ventures. Though their home is in the Detroit suburbs, they spent last winter living in (and eating their way through) Tel Aviv. Sara Smith earned a PhD from NYU in education and Jewish studies.

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