Riley Doyle received an M.B.E. (master’s in bioscience enterprise) from Cambridge University UK, Hughes College. While there, he entered the CUE Cambridge University Business Plan Competition in October 2011. After going through three different rounds, Riley’s team won the life science division award for their plan for an automated device to synthesize DNA. They received a cash prize of 7,500 pounds to start the business, Desktop Genetics, Ltd. * Merle Eisenberg moved to Princeton to start his Ph.D. in medieval history. He had a great time last summer seeing horses at Assateague Island with, among others, A.J. Herrmann, Todd Herrmann ’10, and Brett Souza ’10. Merle also hung out in New York with Chris Appel and Charlie Wilson. * Kate Braemer is now camp director for a summer camp at a nonprofit foundation in Newtown Square, Pa., that serves children in need with educational and recreational opportunities. She’s also developing the environmental education curriculum for their early learning center. She hopes for a snowy winter! * Emily Wilbert is engaged to her sweetheart, Tim McGough. They’re getting married in April in Durango, Colo. * Krissy Morin finished her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the U. of Minnesota in late October and is now employed as an R&D scientist at St. Jude Medical in St. Paul, Minn. She also attended the weddings of Courtney Larson ’08 and Jeff Carroll ’08 and Caroline Donohue and Jake Ouellette over the summer. * Josh Handelman was in Honolulu until December and successfully helped elect Rep. Mazie Hirono as the next U.S. Senator from Hawaii. Now typically I like to refrain from commentary on what people are doing, but campaigning around Hawaii sounds pretty amazing, so well done, Handelman! * Kali Abel finished her graduate degree in geology last spring and has been working as an environmental consultant in Portland, Ore. She’s starting her own science and engineering data firm based in Girdwood, Alaska, in 2013. * John DeBruicker is writing about health insurance, cars, and the new Furby for an advertising agency in Philadelphia. He and Josh Gerber designed and wore T-shirts to a Paul Banks concert in November, thus reforming the Plenti Pak. * Beth Hirschhorn finished a master’s degree from UPenn in biopharmaceuticals in the spring. She’s returned to Novartis, working as a clinical trial leader. * Katie Himmelmann married Charlie Hale ’06 in Portland, Maine, on Labor Day. There were many spirited Colby alums in attendance and it was a wonderful day. Katie is a nurse and is earning her master’s at the University of California, San Francisco to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She lives in Oakland, Calif., with Charlie and their dog, Yogi. * Elizabeth Horton Smyth married Timothy Bramley Dec. 1 in Pittsboro, N.C. She teaches English as a Second Language in the Haywood County Schools in North Carolina. * As for me, Annie Mears, I am sending warm congratulations to many newly engaged friends, including Laura Keeler, Katie Maland, Karli Gasteazoro, Catharine O’Brien, and Blake Foster.