Alyssa Tomasi Castro ’92 is currently living in Barcelona, Spain with her Peruvian husband and their son Ori who was born in September of 2011. She works as a fabric buyer for the fashion brand MANGO.David Donadio ’93 writes
I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but apparently that hasn’t stopped me. After Bridge School, MUHS, Kenyon College, and a couple years in Chicago, I eventually ended up in Washington, where I write, edit and do communications work for think tanks. So far, I’ve covered the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and East Asia, and learned a lot in the process.
My longtime girlfriend Allison and I got married two years ago. She and I met at Kenyon, where she studied psychology and I studied political science. She’s now a social worker in hospice, working with people in their last months of life, and their family members. We’re a good match: she makes a meaningful difference in the lives of a small number of people, while I make a meaningless difference in the lives of millions.
Grady Geer ’94 currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her fiance Matt, their dog and three cats. Grady graduated from Syracuse University in 2004, where she studied Interior Design. She currently works at Workplace Environments, a Commercial Furniture Dealership, where she does Design and Specification for companies across the United States.
Rose Paddock ’97 graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine May 13, 2012. She will join a large animal practice in Somerset, Michigan.
Emma Powell ’98 is currently teaching photography at Iowa State University.
Emily Chamberlain ’99 currently lives in Burlington Vt. She is in her second year at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, though she still calls Vermont home. Once graduated, she hopes to practice family/juvenile law or work in the field of education policy in the Green Mountain State. She also just celebrated four years in remission after a battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and is happy to report she is in excellent health and training to run her first 10K this spring.
Annie Holland-Levine ’00 graduated from UVM with a degree in Anthropology- an interest first developed while at Bridge School. After spending the last few years living and working in Alaska, and taking a trip to Israel last winter, she and boyfriend Tyler have moved to Vermont and are saving up for further travel. Annie hopes to begin a career in Environmental Sciences.
Tanner Price ’02 writes:
After graduation from Maine School of Art this spring, I will be taking a year off to travel and research. During that year, with the aid of funding from a Windgate fellowship, I will travel to Zurich, Valencia, and Tokyo to experience the works and studios of Santiago Calatrava and Tezuka Architects. Travel records will show architectures effects on diverse societies, and inform a body of work representing the language of architecture upon my return to Portland, Maine. Part of the funds will also support professional purchases of tools and potentially a studio space to further my career as a studio furniture maker. The fellowship is also supplying my with access to the AutoCAD computer program for developing skills that will lead up to, and carry through graduate school where i plan on receiving a masters in Architectural design, and possibly a PhD in Architectural theory from Columbia.
Hadley Mueller, ’05, a Freshman at UVM, decided to take respite from classes spring semester and headed to Ireland with a roommate for ten weeks. They are wwoofing (for the uninitiated, it is a world wide organization for working on organic farms), on two different farms and contemplating the meaning of their lives. You can find their thoughts on travel and life on her blog “Two Little American Girls on a Big Irish Adventure” at hadleyandkelly.tumblr.com. She had a blast!
Kaitlin Leroux ’07 has been named the Boys and Girls club of Vergennes Youth of the Year for the second straight time. Contestants are judged on their community service, contributions to the cub, poise and speaking ability. Among other things, she revived the club’s “Homework Center” for members who need academic help. The coordinator reports that Kaitlin essentially runs the program.
Maddy Sanchez ’07 has been selected as a Rotary exchange scholar. She will be spending 3 weeks in Spain living with a family, whose student will return to live with her family for three weeks.