Ala Solsvig lives and works in Davis Square (Somerville, Mass.) at a software company, Best Practical Solutions. * Nitish Hemdani moved to London to work as an analyst at HSBC Holdings. * Aqsa Mahmood is a sales analyst at JPMorgan Chase in N.Y.C. She gave birth to daughter Vaneeza, July 2, and lives with her husband in Astoria, Queens. * Adan Hussain spent 2011-12 as assistant director of Colby’s Farnham Writers’ Center and begins teaching English in Japan this August. * Austin Sutherland works at Unum in Portland, Maine, and will begin underwriting at its location outside of London for 2013. * Post-graduation, Alex Pan worked in Uganda with a grassroots community NGO called Foundation for Sustainable Development. This fall he’ll attend George Washington to earn an M.A. in international science and technology policy. * Chris Gorud lives in D.C., and works for Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) as scheduler/floor assistant. * Lia Engelsted lives in D.C. and works for IBM. She regularly runs into other Colby IBMers: Alicia Kreiger, Jessica Chang, and Stephan Cizmar. She and Elissa Kurtz are co-chairs for the community service committee for newly-hired IBMers. * Emily Cook and Sarah Sorenson eagerly anticipate no longer living the “New Girl” life when they move in together in D.C. * Robyn Wardell is a FoodCorps service member in Flint, Mich. In August, she’ll begin a yearlong FoodCorps Fellowship. * Sai Chavali works at Chitika in Westborough, Mass., as a data analyst. He recently traveled to Ottawa and Montreal, and loved the latter. * Collin Jenkins is a climbing instructor/manager at a rock gym in Rockville, Md., and is finishing a stint with General Dynamics as a translation editor. * Caley Robertson lives in London with Catherine Vieth ’10, recently finished her master’s. She begins a job soon with the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change. * Danny Hoshino works as a videographer for CustomMade and released an album with his band, Novel Ideas. They plan to tour in the late summer/early fall. (thenovelideas.bandcamp.com) * Rian Ervin graduates from Northwestern with a master’s in journalism this August and will work full time as managing editor for YouSwoop, a daily deals company in Chicago. * Sus Hatch spent last year studying and working in Paris to become fully fluent in French. * Geri Morris lives in Seattle and is halfway through her master’s for arts leadership at Seattle University. She also works full time in development at Pacific Northwest Ballet and visited Sus in March. * Lauren Tracy works in research at MassGeneral and loves running into Lauren Thornton there. * Sam Axelrod, Noah Bonnheim, Ben Cunkelman, Zach Currier, Michael Johnsen, and Peter Williams spent their first year after graduation in the hamlet of Hanover, N.H., completing their engineering degrees at Dartmouth. * Mavrick Afonso is finance assistant for Elizabeth Warren’s senate campaign in Massachusetts. * Anne Wardwell taught at Buckingham Browne and Nichols last year (Cambridge), and completed her master’s in elementary education. * Alexandra Linn Desaulniers joined the cast of White Christmas in Va. and has been acting professionally in the area ever since. * Billy Pettengill spent the winter competing with a professional snowboard team (ISTC, Silverthorne, Colo.) and finished the season ranked just outside the top-100 FIS professional world ranking in boardercross. * Rachel Baron loves living in Carbondale, Colo., with roommates Jake Marty, John Perkins, Anders Nordblom ’10, Elizabeth Powell ’10, and Ben Mawhinney ’11J. They’re excited that Nick Cunkelman lives just down the street. The crew has frequent barbecue parties and welcomes any and all Colby grads. They’ve been visited in the past year by Eric Freeman, Sara Ramsay, Eric Foster-Moore ’09, Sarah Stevens ’09, Caroline Greene-Hunt ’09, Hannah Lafleur, Nate Seiberling, Christine Snow, Billy Pettengill, Amie Fleming, Molly Muller, Ellicott Dandy ’13, Amanda Palffy, Sadie Robertson, Petie Booth, Peter Allfather, Ann Norris, Robyn Wardell, Kevin Smith ’10, Sarah Brockett ’14, and Maeve McGovern ’14.