Mo Kelly lives and works on Long Island, teaching high school math and coaching soccer and lacrosse. Her soccer team had its first undefeated season and won the PSAA championship for the fifth year in a row, which was definitely a highlight last fall. She spends most of her winter weekends skiing in Vermont, but she also likes taking trips to New York City to visit Colby friends. This year she’s most looking forward to visiting Adele Priestley in Chile over her spring break in March. She hopes to see everyone on the Hill for our five-year reunion just around the corner! * Shannon Kooser recently moved to Canton, Ohio, where she works remotely for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She’ll be getting married in the spring and starting business school in the fall. * Mika Mintz is in her first year of medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. * Kristin Glasheen moved to Connecticut last fall to work as an instructor of Spanish at the Hotchkiss School. She’ll be traveling to Buenos Aires in June to complete her final summer of graduate coursework through Middlebury and hopes to connect with Mules living in South America while she’s there. * Will Hochman just finished shooting a feature film called Critical Thinking, where he was one of the lead roles. He acted opposite John Leguizamo. Break a leg, Will! * Elena Kirillova moved from Maine to Massachusetts to start an M.A. in Japanese literature and language at UMass Amherst. She’s learning to rock climb in her free time. * Mackenzie Nichols has been in Toronto working as a consultant. He likes that his work allows him to travel (Prague in January, for example). Unfortunately, he tore his ACL last year and underwent surgery. He’s almost 100 percent again though, which he sees as proof that he’s still invincible! *
BriAnne Illich married Andrew Meeds—who she met in St. Louis while attending WashU School of Law—Oct. 27, 2018, in California. Annika Moline, Natasha Ziv, Lisa Nehring, Katie Allan ’15, and Lauren Shirley ’17 were part of the wedding party, and Kate MacNamee acted as officiant. Forrest Lovett (recently engaged to Annika Moline, who he first met on COOT), Danny Fowler, Ginger Brooker, Erin Love, Avery Beck, Buck Auchincloss ’16, and Amelia Kennedy-Smith were also in attendance. BriAnne, who graduated law school in 2017, works in New Mexico as a law clerk for a federal judge, but she and Andrew will move to Phoenix this fall to begin a second federal clerkship. * Natasha Ziv began her second year of medical school at Tufts University in August. In October she traveled to Turlock, Calif., to celebrate the wedding of her dear friend and former Dana suitemate, BriAnne Illich Meeds, along with a rowdy barren of fellow Mules. She’s now preparing to take Step 1 of the medical licensing boards in April. * I’m still in Newport Beach, Calif., working towards my M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. I’ll soon begin training for the Ötillö Swimrun race in Casco Bay this summer with my friend and former swim teammate John Madeira. The race entails a series of consecutive runs across and swims between the islands of Casco Bay.