I hope that everyone has been enjoying the start of 2019—as always, it’s great to receive so many exciting updates from our class! * Amanda Lavigueur earned a one-month sabbatical for completing five years of service at Epic, which is based in Madison, Wis. She traveled to Australia and New Zealand, where she met up with Allison Polchinski and Naomi Staley, and the three explored the South Island for a week. * Monica Davis will marry Max Pollinger ’14 Sept. 14—the two have been together for eight years! * Chelsea Tyler writes, “After working nearly five years at TripAdvisor, I decided to take some time off to think about what I wanted to do with my career going forward. I finally decided that education was a better direction for me, and I’m now working in admissions at General Assembly, a private education organization that focuses on teaching practical technology skills.” * Georgie Hurst and Pasquale Eckert tied the knot Sept. 15, 2018, in New Canaan, Conn., with Will Taft and Hillary Sapanski accompanying them in their wedding parties. Georgie and Pasquale continue to live in downtown Boston. * Molly Colman will be attending NYU Stern for her M.B.A. * James Hootsmans is heading off to Oregon to start a new job as a hydrogeologist—and to be in the same state as his fiancée, Kayla. The two plan to tie the knot in 2019. James is sorry to have missed everyone at reunion but encourages classmates to reach out if they are ever in the Portland area. He adds, “All the best for 2019, fellow Mules. Way to go Class of 2013 for most participation!” * Julian Giarraputo writes, “Last year I moved from Queens to Bushwick with my partner, Samantha. I’m now the studio manager at Float Design Studio, a commercial interior design firm, and I just launched a handmade leather good brand at RooseyWorkshop.” * Claire Dunn received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship and is spending the year completing research in Brazil. *
Catherine Kahl married Mike Linskey in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 15, 2018, with more than 20 Mules in attendance! Catherine works at Global Impact, where she advises corporate and nonprofit clients on their philanthropic programs, and Mike works for Ernst & Young in their Restructuring Advisory Services group. Catherine and Mike live in Arlington, Va., with their dog, Weston. * In addition to working in alumni relations at the George Washington University School of Business, I have kept busy writing freelance design and lifestyle pieces for publications, including Country Living and Apartment Therapy. I was also thrilled to see my own apartment featured in the spring 2019 issue of Small Space Decorating magazine and in the January 2019 issue of Washingtonian. I can’t wait to hear what’s next for all of you—keep writing in!