Hi, everyone! Thanks to all who sent updates; many of us are doing exciting things. * James O’Brien is relocating to Nashville this August with the Joint Chiefs, who recently celebrated the graduation of their last Mule, Carson Brown ’13. They have reached out to Colby alumni in the area and already feel like they have family waiting for them when they arrive. * Andrea Birnbaum is serving with AmeriCorps in a community health venture in Connecticut. * Andy Estrada has been busy! After a post-graduation road trip, he spent the summer as an employee of Obama for America. He moved to D.C. in November and has worked both nationally and internationally to prepare for President Obama’s visits. Currently, he works for the House Democratic Caucus as a staff assistant. He has enjoyed spending time with classmates Amy Slipowitz, Yuri Maruyama, Anne Burton, Laura Maloney, Justin Rouse, and Kayla Chen. * After a brief internship with the AP, a stint as a production assistant at NYC’s Fashion Week, and teaching English in Korea, Karen Abbas is teaching English with Leading to the Light in Thailand. * Sarah Hansen lives and works in New York City. She’s taken up bird watching in her spare time and enjoys doing so with her roommate for the summer, Emily Varni ’13. * Jeff Carpenter works as a web developer in San Francisco. Jeff recently visited a German beer garden in Marin County with Doug Newkirk and David Oxnard. * Hannah DeAngelis lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., with Jill Howell, Tim Corkum ’11, and Aleah Starr ’11. She spent the last year teaching conflict resolution and non-violence to K-5 students in Dorchester, Mass., with Peace First. Next year she’ll teach third grade in Hyde Park, Mass. * Nick Hunnewell lives in New York City and works at the Riverside Company. * In April Megan Compaine completed her pre-service training and was officially sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala with the Healthy Schools Program. She’ll live and work in rural Guatemala until 2015. * Caitlin Burchill works as a news reporter for WABI in Bangor, Maine. She had the privilege of covering Colby’s 2013 commencement. Caitlin connected with fellow Mule Savvy Lodge-Scharff ’11 while Savvy was in graduate school at UMaine. * Anne “Mackie” Sewall lives in the neighborhood of Nolita in New York City with Sophia Rothschild. Mackie has the distinct feeling that 22 was a little different for Taylor Swift than it has been for her. * Aileen Evans has spent the past year in Arles in the South of France teaching English to high school students. This summer she’ll work in Washington, D.C., before going back to France to develop an English program at a local elementary school in Arles. * Our one-year reunion was a great success, and I enjoyed catching up with many of you. I can’t wait to see where our lives have taken us when we regroup at our five-year in 2017. * Have a great summer, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!