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Shari Rosen Ascher has worked as a local activist with Indivisible Westchester and nationally with groups like Sister District, which, she writes, “has been rewarding and empowering. And so, after 15 years of working as sales director at my favorite radio station, WFUV (90.7 FM in New York), I am off to a new adventure as community liaison for Westchester County Executive George Latimer. I hope to act locally and think globally, as I learned to do at Brandeis so many years ago.” Since graduation, Paul Bauer has been a law student (he got his JD at Northeastern), a higher-ed administrator (at Brandeis, Harvard and MIT) and an IT guy. He’s also been a Native American rights activist, a musician and a writer. After living in Boston, New York City and Anchorage, three years ago Paul moved to China, where he has taught ESL, psychology, English and American literature, and TOEFL and SAT prep to high-school and university students. He’s also taught music to kids ages 4-14. He writes, “Both China and teaching have been wonderful adventures.” Bernie Gerson received his master’s degree in management from Argosy University, Denver, and delivered the invocation at the school’s commencement ceremony in May. This summer, he will retire from his first career as a congregational rabbi and enter a new career in health services. Shayne Bergner Gotman, who has lived in Israel since 1986, is the mother of five children and the partner of a now-retired Israel Defense Forces officer. A certified nurse midwife with a home-birth practice, Shayne also owns and operates a free-standing birth center. She is currently organizing a free public clinic that will provide access to professional prenatal and postnatal care with a holistic-treatment focus. Stephanie Dulitz Katz received the Joseph Wharton Award from the Wharton Club of D.C., an alumni club for the University of Pennsylvania’s business school graduates. Mark Meckler has co-written a book titled “Crafting a Strategy.” Mark is an associate professor of strategy and leadership at the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business, in Oregon. Sam Ramer is senior associate counsel to the president at the Office of the White House Counsel. Doron Stern has been named vice president of communications at Yeshiva University. He oversees all communications and marketing activities, including branding, media relations, print and digital marketing collateral, websites and social-media outreach. Previously, he was chief marketing officer at GoHealth Urgent Care. Kim Coughlin Tellez lives in California’s San Francisco Valley, where she teaches fifth-grade English, history and math. She says she’s “seriously considering a move back to the East Coast very soon, although I may die first, just thinking about the cold.”
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