Pete Oppenheim was just promoted by Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., to be the education policy director and counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. * For the last year and a half, Todd Miner has been working as a consultant for the World Bank but living in NYC, writing about resilience to natural disasters in urban areas. Since Hurricane Sandy hit, he has gotten involved in direct disaster operations and just started as the director of an NGO called Friends of Rockaway, which is a relief, recovery, and reconstruction organization. * Piper (Elliott) ’02 and JJ Abodeely and their two kids are relocating from Seattle to Sonoma, Calif. JJ will join his business partner and will manage their boutique asset management firm. They’ll make the move after spending some time in Colorado. * Jeff and Katie Lee Fishbone welcomed a daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Ramsdell, Jan. 28. She joins her big brother, Sam, 3. * Ben Schreiner and wife Amanda welcomed their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, Jan. 22 in NYC. * Abbie Parker and husband Frank welcomed an adorable baby boy, Frank Carlton Petz, March 5. * For the first time in 12 years, Chad Creelman happily chimed in the New Year as a Maine resident. Chad took a job with WEX in South Portland so that he and his wife could raise their son, Holden, in the great Northeast. * For Angela Makkas, 2012 was an exciting year! She started a new job at Biogen Idec in Cambridge as an HR business partner supporting part of R&D and bought a condo in Cambridge. She recently took a walk with Whitney Dayton Brunet and her cutest-ever baby, Webster, and also walked/ran right into Emily Mahlman along the river another day. Small Colby world in Boston! * Heather Olson is engaged to Jeffery Small and getting married in 2014! She’s finishing her fellowship in Boston and starting on the faculty in child neurology with subspecialty interests in epilepsy and neurogenetics at Boston Children’s Hospital this July. * Jeff ’02 and Stacie Galiger Williams welcomed Stella Bliss to their family Dec. 21. Big sisters Zoe and Grace are taking good care of her. * Michelle Farrell finished her year as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and was hired as an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She lives in Stamford, Conn., and heads to NYC most weekends. * Jason Meadows graduated flight school to be a Blackhawk pilot and is moving to North Carolina in May. * Robert Egleston just celebrated his one-year anniversary as the general manager for the northern region of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. * Jennifer Jost married Darren Pushor in a small ceremony near her parents’ house in Connecticut Dec. 15, 2012. The couple lives in Peoria, Ill., where Jennifer is an assistant professor of biology at Bradley University. * Lauren Schaad is making a movie about adventure travel, which debuts on her website this spring (www.laurenschaad.com). Last year she logged expeditions in Russia and Iceland, and she will travel to Africa this summer to climb Kilimanjaro.