Gift Ntuli completed a master’s in geophysics at Baylor University in Texas and now works in San Jose, Calif., for a geophysical firm. He looks forward to connecting with Mules in the bay area. * Last spring Dakota Rabbitt moved to New York City from Boston to pursue a career in advertising with BBDO. His favorite part of the move has been rekindling his friendship with Julia Blumenstyk. His biggest complaint is that the bars only stay open until 4 a.m. He tries to maintain daily communication with Alec Finigan. * Erin Fitzsimmons and Gian-Antonio Perani released the final three episodes of their online mini-series Good Grief. Erin directed and produced while Gian-Antonio was a lead actor. The series can be viewed at goodgrieftv.com. * Will Hochman is in New York City and acted in the off-Broadway premier of Dead Poets Society at Classic Stage Company. * Mo Kelly moved back East and started a new job teaching math at Stratton Mountain School in Vermont. She spent much of the fall hiking in the Green Mountains and the Berkshires with her new puppy, Skyy. She looks forward to reconnecting with Colby friends in New England and is praying for some good snowfall in 2017. * Ian Boldt started a new job at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts, where he’s head lacrosse coach and also works in the admissions office. Over the summer Ian, Pete Reiley, Phil Champoux, Buddy Reed, Russ Wilson, and several other Colby alumni and current lacrosse players spent a weekend playing lacrosse in honor of lacrosse coach Jack Sandler, who passed away a year ago. * Kimara Nzamubona returned from a volunteering trip in her home village, Minembwe, in South Kivu province, The Democratic Republic of the Congo. She returned for the first time in eight years and spent 18 days there teaching English and bringing environmental protection awareness to the locals. Her volunteering opportunity is open to everyone, and she’d love to make the Colby community aware of the opportunity. If anyone wants to volunteer abroad for the summer, contact her. * Katia Licea has been in the Peace Corps since June 2015 working on an English-literacy project on the island of Grenada in the eastern Caribbean. Last year she worked with her community to renovate the local elementary school to include a new library and computer lab. She also works with the nonprofit Hands Across the Sea to supply books for the local library. * Tom Nagler moved from Leucadia, Calif., to the Teton Valley, where he’ll run the kitchen for the National Outdoor Leadership School’s avalanche training and backcountry shredding campus. * Erik Douds is creating the first travel notebook for the diabetic community. He recently launched the blog DiabetesAbroad.com. He’s also training for a half Ironman triathlon in Cuba. * Alex Yorke, Ellen Evangelides, and Tess Perese moved into an apartment together in Chicago. * James Kim spent last summer traveling in Southeast Asia with former East Quad roommate Brian Fung. James is a first-year student at University of Pennsylvania Law School, joining Sam Kim and Josh Balk, who are third-years there. * Jasmine Phillips is also attending graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. * Becky Forgrave is working towards her Ph.D. in geology and environmental studies at the University of Pittsburgh. * I recently completed a bicycle tour along the entire U.S. Pacific coast, starting in Vancouver, Canada, and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border. I camped and slept outside for the duration of the trip and met some incredible people along the way. I quit my job to do the trip so I’m now enjoying unemployment and looking for another job (successful Colby alums, hit me up!). I wrote this column in December on a plane en route to Tokyo, where I visited my brother for two weeks.