Cowell College

’70

Brett HAMMOND moved back to California for a new job after 32 years in Washington, D.C., and New York City. A Malibu homecoming, as well. If only the traffic was as manageable as the memories, he says.

’71

Donald WEISS is retired and vlogging his experiences with the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage on YouTube!

’74

Don WALLACE moderated the keynote talk with William FINNEGAN (Cowell ’74) at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival. Finnegan won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize and writes for the New Yorker; Wallace is senior editor at Honolulu Magazine, after an editing career at Conde Nast, Hearst, the New York Times and Time Inc. Finnegan was coming off the campaign trail with Beto O’Rourke. Wallace’s last book was The French House.

’00

Coleen SCOTT, a professional costume designer, has just published a book with Routledge—The Costumes of Burlesque 1866–2018. It is the first book published on burlesque costume history. See the press release.

Stevenson College

’74

Bob THOMAS just retired! Looking to reconnect with Stevenson ’74 (or ’72–’73) classmates. Living in Boston after 20+ years in academe and 20+ in consulting. Lots of time in India.

’03

Heather BOX has started her own business, Million Person Project, with the aim to train 1 million people how to use values-based personal storytelling to change the world. She and her partner, Julian Mocine-McQueen, wrote a book that came out in September, published by Chronicle Books: How Your Story Sets You Free.

’04

Tyler ATKINSON, an attorney with McManis Faulkner, was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2019 Edition—Rising Stars. Atkinson represents individuals, closely held businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of civil cases and complex disputes, as well as criminal matters.

’11

Shana BARNETT participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course this summer in Mongolia. She studied the ecology of steppe ecosystems, with a focus on the Pallas’s cat, Przewalski’s horse, and participatory conservation media in Mongolia. Barnett, a history teacher in Los Angeles, lives in Marina del Rey, Calif., and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Global Field Program.

’12

Sutton ARABE stage managed an award-winning show in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant. An original production by The Attic Collective, a collaborative theater company based in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant explores gender norms and theater stereotypes as three sets of campers in the woods face their own personal crises—whether it be mysterious origami cranes, rapidly vanishing snacks, or overly zealous bird-watching husbands. The production received the Top of the Fringe award and the award for best Ensemble Theatre, and numerous reviews on the Fringe portal and other sites.

Merrill College

’69

R. Zachary WASSERMAN, an attorney at Wendel Rosen LLP, was named to the 2019 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers.

’11

Stephanie PENGILLEY is always a Banana Slug!

Crown College

’75

Lori JOHNS retired after 46 years of working full-time, but she may continue to work part-time at her local VA clinic. She worked 11 years as a nurse in the U.S. Army and worked as a family nurse practitioner in both the Army and various civilian health care facilities. Her daughter, Erin STEPHENS (Kresge ’08), received her DPT from NAU and is working full-time as a physical therapist.

’08

Stephanie QUIHUIZ participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course this summer in Mongolia. She studied the ecology of steppe ecosystems, with a focus on the Pallas’s cat, Przewalski’s horse and participatory conservation media in Mongolia. Stephanie, a teacher at El Modena High School, lives in Orange, Calif., and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Global Field Program.

’12

Ethel KHANIS and ’13 Michelle HANENBURG participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course this summer in Baja. They studied desert and marine landscapes through ecological and social field methods in Baja. Khanis, a chemistry teacher at Vanguard High School, lives in New York, N.Y., and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program. Hanenburg, a primary keeper of pinnipeds at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Kresge College

’77

Paul BABB retired after 30 years of service to the UCSC Fire Dept. Now living in Bonny Doon and having fun spending time doing nature photography (mainly birds). Other activities include scuba diving, travel, working on the house, and spending time with grandkids.

’08

Kimberley Rain MINER wrote an article on toxic release during natural disasters that was featured in the American Geophysical Union Eos magazine and the New York Times in July. Her related journal articles on disaster risk were also published in Nature and Science in 2018.

’12

Veronica TJIOE wrote and acted in an award-winning show in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant. An original production by The Attic Collective, a collaborative theater company based in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant explores gender norms and theater stereotypes as three sets of campers in the woods face their own personal crises—whether it be mysterious origami cranes, rapidly vanishing snacks, or overly zealous bird-watching husbands. The production received the Top of the Fringe award and the award for best Ensemble Theatre, and numerous reviews on the Fringe portal and other sites.

Porter College

’01

Ariela MORGENSTERN played Baruska in the Bay Area regional premiere of the Tony Award–winning Once, based on the 2007 motion picture.

’13

Luke MEDINA acted in an award-winning show in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant. An original production by The Attic Collective, a collaborative theater company based in Los Angeles, The Last Croissant explores gender norms and theater stereotypes as three sets of campers in the woods face their own personal crises—whether it be mysterious origami cranes, rapidly vanishing snacks, or overly zealous bird-watching husbands. The production received the Top of the Fringe award and the award for best Ensemble Theatre, and numerous reviews on the Fringe portal and other sites. ’14 Julia FINCH also acted in the show, as did ’14 Conor MURPHY and ’15 Brandon BLUM; ’14 Rosie GLEN-LAMBERT directed; ’15 Emma NILES produced.

Oakes College

’79

Tracy GREEN, a Wendel Rosen LLP partner, has been named in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers In America. She was also named to the 2019 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers.

Rachel Carson College

’85

Daniel (Danny) WEISS recently left Capitol Hill after nearly 28 years, most recently having served as chief of staff to Speaker Pelosi, where he helped her and House Democrats win the elections in November 2018 to retake the majority and help Leader Pelosi become the first woman speaker—for a second time! Weiss was just appointed as a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a progressive policy think tank based in New York City with an office in Washington, D.C., where he will focus on economic opportunity for children and families and creating good jobs while combating climate change.

’92

Christian MARSH, an attorney with Downey Brand, was recognized as a 2019 Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine.

’00

Vanessa P. MOODY, an attorney with Goulston & Storrs, was promoted to shareholder. She will maintain her real estate practice, which focuses primarily on complex commercial leasing transactions involving retail, office, and mixed-use properties and involves the representation of landlords in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of commercial tenants. Moody also counsels real estate developers and national retailers in connection with acquisition transactions (distressed and non-distressed) and national store rollouts.

’10

Ryan Dillon FRISCIA and his wife, Alice, welcome their first child, Jaxon Edward Friscia, weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 20 inches. Baby Jax and mom are healthy and doing very well. Friscia is vice president finance and operations for Endeavor Content in Beverly Hills. They reside in Sherman Oaks.

’11

Julie GAUTIER-DOWNES, executive director at the Richmond Art Collective, married Garrett Cade Jackson, a technical sergeant in the United States Air Force. They planned an August wedding in Sandpoint, Idaho.

’11

Brittany BOYD participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course this summer in Belize. She studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars, and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them in Belize. Boyd, a global events marketing manager at Chargepoint, lives in Campbell, Calif., and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Graduate Studies

’84

Candace FALK‘s book, Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman, was recently reissued. The book, which had its beginnings as Falk wrote her thesis for the HistCon program, tells the story of how hidden love letters reveal a great woman who struggled to match her political vision with her personal reality. The story about the serendipitous discovery of the letters is in the preface!

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