Class Correspondent:Molly Nash
Ilanna Fricks, Livia Biedermann, Liz McCormack, and Meghan Harwood are bringing the Colby love west living together in the hip, up-and-coming neighborhood of the Outer Rich in San Francisco. Suffering from separation anxiety, they forced Elliot Marsing ’14 and Sophia Ozburn ’16 to sublet from them for periods of time. Ilanna, Liz, and Meghan’s birthday are all 6/25, and Liv’s is 6/1 so June was a big month for the semi-cult they’ve formed as classmates, birthmates, and housemates. Ilanna is shredding the tech scene and stalking your Instagram at the marketing platform Ampush, and Liv works at the PR firm Bread & Butter, where she makes us all feel extra broke by keeping us informed about the hottest restaurants we never eat at. Liz and Meghan are busy monitoring the solar installation at Colby and installing new sustainable hydro at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, at Locus Energy, and at Natel Energy. Hit them up when you head to California, where the weather is just...better?? * Nick LaRovere moved to Washington, D.C., and began work with a company on the forefront of the connected home, alarm.com. He’s excited to live with his fellow classmate Jon Eichholz. * Jeff Meltzer works in Boston as an environmental consultant and loves seeing all of his Colby friends in the area. In September he’s moving to Davis Square with Leah Powley and Noma Moyo. * For the past year Catherine Minahan worked at a high-growth tech company with Gabe Salzer. She then decided to move into the nonprofit space and now works in the development office at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP) alongside Michael Lawrence ’98, Cam McDonough ’99, and Sam Clark ’01. BHCHP provides access to the highest quality healthcare for homeless men, women, and children in the Boston area. Catherine’s excited for this new role and happy to be in Boston for another year, the city so many fellow Colbians call home. * Gregory Naigles lives in Concord, N.H. He enjoys watching the election campaign from one of the best vantage points as well as hiking in the White Mountains every weekend. * Andrew Newcomb is starting graduate school at UMaine Orono in earth and climate sciences. Because four years of Maine wasn’t nearly enough! * Zoé Paddon lives in Santiago, Chile, where she teaches English at a technical college. She loves it and writes, “Thankfully, my students haven’t caught on that I’m younger than most of them yet.” * Ari Porter spent the year with Ryan Cole in Hawaii. She was working for a horticultural therapy program for struggling young adults. Ryan completed an internship at Gemini Observatory! They just moved back to the mainland and road tripped around the western U.S. this summer before heading to graduate school for a master’s in ecology at Colorado State (Ari) and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at University of Colorado (Ryan).