Jon Miller and his wife, Andra, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Clementine ZuZu, in May. Jon continues to build his career as a cinematographer. Most recently he was Director of Photography and Cinematography for the film Gimme the Loot that won the grand prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival last spring.
Stuart Anderson is a PhD student in abstentia in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Stuart’s interests are widespread. Over the last several years he co-founded and sold to Twitter, Whisper Systems, a security software program for mobile platforms and submitted a successful proposal for a project to develop an automatic bicycle shifting system.
Jared Clark is in his third year of law school at the University of California at Hastings.
Dan Shapiro – Dan recently worked for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the University of California at San Francisco where he compiled ran statistics for studies. This summer he relocated to the east coast to attend Harvard Medical School. He is thrilled to be back on the east coast!
Ana Vollmar is working at a birth center in Concord, New Hampshire in fulfillment of the clinical requirement for becoming a certified professional midwife. She is assisting in both home and birth center births.
Ben Helfand graduated from Harvard School of Public Health in May 2011 with an MSc in Epidemiology. He is working as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School. Ben still loves soccer and is an Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach for Boston Latin School and a volunteer in the pediatric emergency room at Boston Medical Center. Spare time? He plays soccer on an adult league on the weekends.
Janna King has taken a new position working in the Continuing Education and Professional Development program at Adelphi University School of Social Work. She is looking forward to using her perk: free Master’s level courses!
Sasha Steinberg is pursuing a Master of Fine Art degree in cartooning at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. His particular interest is in graphic novels. Check out http://sahsashas.tumblr.com/ to view an assortment of his images.
Carl Anderson is working on a Master’s degree in Philosophy at American University. His area of focus is feminist philosophy, specifically the Buddhist approach to feminism. Carl is working full time at the National Academies of Science where he is a senior program assistant for the Board of Life Sciences.
Sam Weiser has settled locally since graduating from the University of California in Santa Barbara. He works for Solar Youth, an organization that helps students of all ages connect with their communities and develop a positive self-image through experiential environmental programs. Sam still loves to shoot hoops when he can.
Ryan Hamelin graduated recently from New York University with a double major in Film and Producing for Film from the School of the Arts and the Stern School of Business. He is living in Brooklyn and working on several film projects.
Zach Newick graduated from Princeton University in June and was the recipient of the Martin A. Dale Fellowship which supports a year of independent work after graduation. Zach is living in Brooklyn and writing a novel.
Jazmyn Thompson is completing her clinical rotations for a nursing degree at Yale New Haven Hospital and Waterbury Hospital. Jazmyn and her longtime sweetheart, Anthony, became engaged last year. No wedding date yet but stay tuned!
Jonah Cooper is a senior at Temple University majoring in Broadcast Telecommunications and Mass Media. Jonah is the Executive Producer for a live sketch comedy show (templesmash.com) and the captain of Temple’s long form improvisation team, Fowl Play. Jonah says “This is a case of an elementary school class clown growing up to take comedy quite seriously.”
Ariel Weiser spent the summer living in Manhattan and taking a product design course at Parsons: The New School for Design. She is in her third year at the University of Michigan where she is pursuing a psychology degree through the school of liberal arts and an art degree through the Art and Design School. She is interested in helping developing countries incorporate good design decisions into their development plans.
Michael Balokoz graduated from Nortre Dame High School where he was active on the tennis team. He is attending Mount St. Mary College and is on their tennis team.
Eve Barkin graduated from Cheshire Academy and is a freshman at Emmanuel College.
David Bartlett graduated from Nortre Dame High School and is attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
John (Miles) Branch graduated from Wilbur Cross High School and is attending Bowdoin College.
Ben Della Rocca graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and is attending Yale University. Ben was a member of the Choate Debate team for four years and won first place in the Roxbury-Latin Invitational Tournament which qualified him for the World Debate Championship in Brisbane, Australia this past March. Ben placed 34th out of 90 contestants from around the world. Congratulations Ben!
Ana Geismar graduated from Hamden Hall Country Day School and is attending Colorado College. After working the Farmer’s Market circuit for Sono Bakery for several years, Ana secured a baking internship at their bakery this summer. Yum!
Arnesh Jajoo is attending Columbia University after graduating from Hopkins School in June.
Sarah Jonathan graduated from Guilford High School and is attending Macalester College where she is a member of their cross country running team.
Aley Larson graduated from Sound School and is attending St. John’s University.
Matt Larson graduated from Sound School and is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire where he is pursuing marine studies.
Nicolas Levy graduated in June from Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois. Nicolas is spending a year in Israel living on a kibbutz, learning Hebrew and organizing and running an after school program for disenfranchised youth. He plans to attend college next fall to study chemical engineering.
Riane Sullivan graduated from Cheshire Academy in June and is attending Fordham University. At Cheshire, Riane was class president, captain of the girl’s varsity lacrosse team and an honor roll student for the last two years.
Tatiana Trujillo graduated from Cheshire Academy in June and is a freshman at Fairfield University.
Aliyah Bixby-Dreisen, a senior at Hopkins School, won the Elizabeth Tate Prize for excellence in Grade 11 English.
Max Bloom, a junior at Hopkins School, was awarded the Julia B. Thomas History Prize for writing the best essay on an assigned topic and for excellence in history.
Tyler Bunton is a junior at Hamden Hall. Tyler won the violin division of the Neighborhood Music School’s Youth Ensembles (GNHYE) 2012 Concerto Competition. He will be performing as a soloist this year at the GNHYE concerts at Yale’s Woolsey Hall.
Jordan Helfand is a sophomore at Newton South High School in Newton, MA. A broken arm kept Jordan out of soccer last year but he is mended and raring to go this year. He also plays basketball and volunteers at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and teaches Sunday School for first and second graders.