Melissa Trachtenberg and husband Adrian Haith had their first baby, Madeleine, Nov. 28, 2011. * Alison Tetler El-Ayadi completed her Sc.D. in social epidemiology at Harvard and relocated to Berkeley. * Eric ’96 and Katie Quackenbush Gordon are off on new adventures this summer, including a trip to Ecuador with their two sons (one of whom, Daniel Colby Gordon, is named after half the philosophy department). Katie starts a new job as reading consultant in nearby Southbury, Conn.—she will no longer work with Caroline Calhoun ’00, but will finish her sixth-year degree in reading this year. * Stephen Murphy has been in Arabic training at the State Department since January and will move to Sudan this summer to work as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. * Joshua Young and wife Jaqueline LaBelle-Young welcomed their first son, Richard Louis, Feb 19. * Cate Tynan O’Dwyer had a new addition to her family, Riley Page O’Dwyer, born in March. She joined brothers Ellis, 3 1/2, and Patrick, almost 2. * In January Robyn Osborn and colleague Scott Kahan opened the doors to a new multidisciplinary wellness program in downtown D.C. The National Center for Weight and Wellness (centerforweightandwellness.com) provides medical, behavioral, nutritional, and psychological care for individuals working on health behavior change. Robyn is the assistant director of this exciting program. * Dan and Nicole Bedell Rogers moved to Shanghai in August. Dan is teaching history and economics at an international school there. * Alex Wall’s wife, Marie, received a kidney from her brother April 16; it was her second transplant. Her previous kidney, from her mother, lasted 17 years. Marie is feeling well and is already active again. * Alex Parrillo recently earned a master’s and joined the sustainability division of Chevron. Working for a global energy company faced with the realities of climate change, he’s helping organizations implement innovative energy efficiency, renewable generation, and sustainability education programs. * Karena Bullock Bailey welcomed another son, Silas Bullock Bailey, May 21. * Christina Lemieux’s book on lobster fishing, How to Catch a Lobster in Down East Maine, is now published and in bookstores. The book, reviewed in this issue, tells the history and story of lobster fishing along the most rugged, isolated stretch of the Maine coast and draws from her family’s personal recollections and documentation of fishing (four generations of lobstermen). * Keep the updates coming!