Happy 2014! It’s hard to believe two years have passed since we were enjoying our senior spring on Mayflower Hill. I was floored by the number of responses I received this time around. Thanks to all who sent in updates; we’ve been up to some interesting things. * Laura Maloney is working for Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (Conn.) and enjoying spending time with fellow Colby alums in D.C. * Sarah Hirsch spent last year in Morocco on a Fulbright grant teaching English to undergrads. She’s now back in the U.S. and teaching at a Montessori school outside Boston. * Also teaching in the Boston area, Michelle Mathai is currently working with lower elementary students at the Inly School in Scituate, Mass. * Christopher Halladay’s hard work with Brown University’s Center for Evidence-Based Medicine paid off last fall when he won the Lee Lusted Award for Health Services and Policy Research at the 2013 Society for Medical Decision Making Conference. * In September Jillian Howell traveled to Hawaii to visit Tate Kaneshige and Lindsay Hylek. Lindsay then visited Boston in October to attend game six of the World Series with Jillian. * Sulaiman Nasseri is in his last semester at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and will soon receive his master of science in economics. While at Georgetown he interned at the Middle East Institute in D.C. and visited his home city of Kabul, where he worked for the United Nations Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch. This spring, while completing his degree, Sulaiman will be a United Nations Association fellow in D.C. * After graduation Evan O’Neill and David Furman spent 10 weeks traveling Europe with friends. Evan has now settled into a job as a BD associate at Fisku, a mobile app marketing company in Boston, where he acts a spot media buyer. He currently lives in Somerville with freshman-year roommate Tom Hurley. * Ian Borthwick, Billy Hudson, and Tripp Stevens formed a flag football team and are ready to take on the elite athletes of New York City. * After he wraps up his master’s in earth sciences at Vanderbilt, Nate Katsiaficas hopes to return to New England to work in environmental consulting. * Maddie Bergier is building her wine and food knowledge at Central Bottle Wine + Provisions in Cambridge, Mass., while working on her first food/tech startup, Culinary Ventures, LLC. You can see her hard work in action at chefdup.com. She lives in Allston with Claire Grady and Lauren Harris. * Nirakar Poudel completed his dual degree in the engineering program at Dartmouth this spring. He entered the electrical engineering department at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering in the fall. After spending five years in New England, he is enjoying the warm winter days of Southern California. * Living near the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Petey Randall is pursuing his Ph.D. at UCLA, and Chelsea Sonksen has a new position as a marketing specialist at CBRE. * If you ever find yourself in the Waterville area, be sure to turn on WABI TV-5 at noon to catch Caitlin Burchill anchoring for the Bangor news station. You can also find clips of her online at wabi.tv, if you’re so inclined. * I hope to hear from you all again soon. Warm wishes for a happy and healthy year!