Well Mules, we’re officially in our mid-20s and have exciting updates to show for it! * Ryan and Lindsay Roberts Mitchell welcomed daughter Cordelia into the world May 24. “She weighed a healthy 8 lbs., 10 oz. and has the most perfectly adorable chubby cheeks,” Lindsay writes. “We’re absolutely in love!” * Wedding bells rang for Trent Wiseman and Val Vesnaver who were married in Waitsfield, Vt., June 18. * Lily Greenberg plans to wed Peter Becht (Johns Hopkins ’08) at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach in February 2017. The couple currently resides in San Francisco, where Lily works at Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, and Peter works at Sentinel Dome, a hedge fund. * Many of our classmates have excelled in grad school—in May Michelle Seares graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University Law School and took the bar exam in July. She adds, “I’ll start as a first-year associate at Covington & Burling LLP in their headquarters in Washington, D.C., in October and will practice in their antitrust, anti-corruption, and white collar investigation and litigation practice groups.” * Jessica Villella, Frankie Cone, and John Tully graduated from Boston College Law School in May and then began preparing to take the Massachusetts and Rhode Island bars. Jessica will work as a law clerk in the Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence come September, Frankie will join the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney, and John will work in a small firm specializing in real estate law located in Andover, Mass. * Morgan Lingar graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in May, took the New York state bar exam, and moved to New York City to work as an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. * Diana Sunder is in an English master’s program at Boston College and is excited to be teaching BC freshmen this fall. * Across the pond, Brita Midness lives in Scotland and is working on her Ph.D. in international relations at the University of St. Andrews. * Laura Crowley completed her first year of Columbia’s genetics and development Ph.D. program, receiving an M.A. with honors. * Alex Rasmussen received an M.S. with honors at Yale and has since moved to Ph.D. candidacy, conducting research with Yale professor of mathematics Yair Minsky. * In August Nate Krump started a Ph.D. program in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania. * Also in August Lindsay Pruett began a doctoral program in political science at Cornell. * Tom Letourneau writes, “In the first half of 2016, my father unexpectedly passed away, I lost two jobs, and moved back to Maine from New York City to be closer to family and to contemplate my place in the universe. Many Mules came to my father’s funeral and/or wished me well, which warmed my heart greatly. In the past couple of years, I’ve attempted to start several graduate programs to no avail. However, in the fall I’ll begin what I expect to be my last year as a kindergarten teacher in Bridgton, Maine. While I aspire to begin graduate education thereafter, where and in which subject I have no idea. In the meantime, I’m putting my bachelor’s degree to good use as the busboy at a restaurant in Portland.” * In the South, Riley Wagner continues to work at the Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte, N.C., having been promoted to the role of child advocate. This fall she’ll begin a master of public health in the University of Michigan’s Health Behavior Health Education Department. She adds, “On the fun side of things, I’m looking forward to reuniting with Colby friends Marguerite Paterson, Elise Begin, Sally Holmes, and a couple of others in Boston this summer. It’s been far too long since I’ve seen my Colby crew and I’m super psyched!” * In New York City, Molly Colman and Allison Polchinski are now roommates on the Upper West Side. * Thanks for sending in your news and staying in touch, everyone! I have recently moved back to DC and am working as communications associate at the Potomac School, an independent K-12 school (and the former home of many Mules!) in McLean, Va. Hoping to reunite with some local Colby alumni!