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Adrienne Hullum worked in the area of Social Security disability benefits at MRC in Boston for 17 years while raising her daughters, Janelle and Jada. She is currently working on her first novel while applying to law school. “I can’t believe 20 years have gone by since I graduated from Brandeis,” she writes. Jeffrey Rice lives in Houston, has been married for 14 years, and has a private practice in marriage and family therapy. Dean Tran was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature in December to fill the state Senate spot vacated by Jennifer Flanagan, of Leominster. He is the first Republican to occupy the seat in more than 20 years and the only Vietnamese-American in the state Senate. His legislative priorities are improving economic development and increasing services for children. Alex Tsalolikhin does professional IT consulting and training through his company, Vertical Sysadmin. Alex runs a Los Angeles chapter of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA), a professional society for computer system administrators, and serves on the LOPSA board of directors. He lives in Burbank, California, with his wife and 10-year-old daughter.

Participants at a Faculty in the Field event in Scottsdale, Arizona.
FOURTH ESTATE: Journalism faculty member Eileen McNamara; Gilat Ben-Dor ’97; Maura Jane Farrelly, associate professor of American studies; and Beth Bernstein, MA’90, Brandeis National Committee executive director, at an Arizona Faculty in the Field event, hosted by Ben-Dor and her husband, Seth Kromholz, at their Scottsdale home. More than 30 alumni, parents, students and friends participated in a lively discussion about the media’s coverage of the U.S. presidency.
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