Annelies Goger has joined the Brookings Institution as a David M. Rubenstein Fellow. Her work focuses on human-centered approaches to rethinking workforce development policy. She has a PhD in geography from UNC Chapel Hill, and a master’s in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka, where she conducted doctoral research on ethical manufacturing practices in global clothing supply chains. Josh Israel is a senior writer at Shareblue, an online progressive news site. Previously, he spent nearly eight years as a reporter at ThinkProgress. Jessica (Lightman) Kibble and husband Adam announced the birth of Lilah Joy on May 9. She joins a 2-year-old brother, Harrison Eli. Cara Nelson, a real-estate partner in the Boston office of DLA Piper, has been named one of the 2019 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. On Sept. 6, Rachel Peters and Matthew Myhrum, MFA’99, were married at Brooklyn City Hall. Emily (Shaw) Santiago and 11 friends — Ariele Cohen; Lisa Keller; Petia Topalova; Sam Solodar ’98; Christophe de Montrichard ’98; Shahriyar Sufi ’98; Altin Papa ’98; Jason Clement ’95; Sheila Appadoo ’95; Shuji Sato ’95; and Zvonimir Dogic, PhD’01 — were not able to make it to Alumni Weekend last May. So they (and their families) got together in New Hampshire for four days in August. “We came from around the world to attend,” writes Emily, who helped organize the gathering. “The friendships we created at Brandeis are inspiring and have lasted a lifetime.” Gavin Stein, founder and CEO of Elysian Residences, opened two new senior-living communities in London in 2019. His company develops senior-living communities worldwide. In August, Elizabeth Wood, PhD’99, published “Bound: A Daughter, a Domme and an End-of-Life Story,” a memoir about caregiving that explores themes of sexuality, aging and the challenges of navigating a dysfunctional health-care system through the lens of an unconventional mother-daughter relationship.

A big group of adults and kids pose in the backyard of a large house.

A SOLID PLAN B: When Emily (Shaw) Santiago ’99 and several classmates couldn’t make it to their 20th Reunion, they organized a four-day gathering in New Hampshire with their families.

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