Peter Sheren checked in to say that he is still living in Singapore and is starting renovations on his housing there to include a guest room for any visiting members of ’97. He recently traveled to Poland and Ukraine with his entire family, seeing the history of WWII and the Cold War, as well as taking in four matches of the European Cup. He also enjoyed a BBQ with Drew Minkiewicz ’96 and family in April. * In July Wendy Morris Levine took a trip with her husband and two children, Wyatt, 6, and Meredith, 4, to Legoland in California. While waiting in line for a ride, they bumped into Kara Marchant Hooper and her family. * Julie Lovell Dunlap sent a quick note to say that she had a great summer and that she learned to surf, “which has been awesome!” She’s hooked. * Steve Kidd is directing and acting at the Gamm Theatre in R.I. He also received a new position as professor at Brown University teaching literacy through performance in the education department. * Jami Fisher’s son Evan, 9, entered a kids’ Healthy Cooking Challenge cooking contest sponsored by Epicurious and the White House. One winner from each state was selected—and he won! They spent a day at the White House, guest of Michelle Obama, and joined the first Kids’ State Dinner. President Obama himself showed up and shook everyone’s hand. It was quite an experience! * Natalie Collins sent a great e-mail, filled with detail of what she’s been up to in the last 15 years. After graduating from Colby she earned her M.S.W. at Boston University. She returned to L.A. to work with the Los Angeles Children’s Museum and LAUSD Early Childhood Program. She then found herself on a new path as a National Head Start Fellow. In that role she moved to D.C. for a year to work on family and community partnerships with an emphasis on early-childhood partnerships with children’s museums and did a mini-internship with the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Strategic Partnerships Department. She wrote, “The interest in museum/early childhood partnerships became the groundwork for my master’s thesis at Bank Street College of Education, where I studied leadership in museum education. While working on my master’s at Bank Street, I decided to spend the year in Jamaica interning in the education department at the National Gallery of Jamaica. My projects focused on developing programming for school-age children, and creating gallery games and resources to introduce the children to the national collection. I worked for the summer arts on the waterfront, a program sponsored by the National Gallery of Jamaica and the multi-care foundation located in Kingston. After years of moving back and forth between Jamaica and the U.S., I decided to settle down. This year, I moved to Port Antonio, Jamaica, my grandparents’ hometown and the location of the blue lagoon. I am busy creating art (two of my pieces were shown at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery last year) and launching my dream organization, Jelicoconut, a community-based arts organization in Port Antonio. I have a vision for where I want it to go and am slowly working towards it. The first step was developing a website (jelicoconut.org). I am really excited by the opportunity to pull together both my passions, skills, and experience into something I hope will have a positive impact. ‘Imagine, create, inspire, and transform’ is my motto. All the best, from the Jam Rock … to the world … gold, silver and bronze.” * I love receiving your updates. Keep them all coming!