2015 Class News- Fall 2015

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Sarah Tapscott

Wow! What a crazy last few months we’ve seen, Class of 2015! In our years at Hood we experienced a lot of change and since graduation, less than a year ago, our lives have been no different! We have so much to celebrate and so much to look forward to! Miguel Caruso has been accepted to the Officer Candidate School for the United States Army. Eliza Jacobs will be heading to Bucheon, South Korea in February for a year to teach English. Tara Biser started graduate school at Johns Hopkins University and is working towards her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Meg DePanise is working for Hood’s Marketing and Communications Department and towards her MBA. Maya Jackson is working for Keswick Multi-Care Center as a Social Work Designee and looking into graduate school. Brigid Ayer works at Hood as a Student Life Assistant in Sports Information and is pursuing her Masters in Business Marketing. Krystal Wood is currently attending Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and pursuing a Psy.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology. Sarah Wagstaff is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School in Columbia, Maryland. Emily Eckard started graduate school for Occupational Therapy at Chatham University. Lindsey Willhide began graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore and plans on getting her LGSW license after school. Stephanie Kelley and Amanda Decker also began graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore and will be completing school with Lindsey in 2016. Prettany Overman will be in Berlin, Germany until late-summer 2016 working at the Jüdische Gemeinde (Jewish Community Center and Synagogue). She also gives tours at a museum and at a former Concentration Camp and Soviet Special Camp. Chelsea Bunker moved to rural Cofradía, Honduras where she is now the fifth grade teacher at the San Jeronimo Bilingual School, and loves Central America. Caroline Schuetz moved to Frederick, Maryland and was promoted to Site Director for the Crestwood Middle School Boys & Girls Club where she runs an after school program for about thirty students, and is an AmeriCorps member. Angela Moore got engaged to her boyfriend on graduation day, and will be getting married next October. She lives in Texas and works at Therapy & Beyond as a behavioral therapist. Heidi Marino is now a graduate student at Shippensburg University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations. Erin Botker is now an Admissions Counselor for Hood. Oritsegbubemi Ndze-Williams is working in the construction industry installing geomembranes on landfill sites across the lower east coast of America. Amanda Shaffery and Robert Vaughn moved to Memphis where they are attending the University of Memphis for graduate school. Rob is working towards a Masters in Statistics and Amanda is working for a Masters in Egyptology. Logan Bachtell began her graduate studies at Marymount University in the Forensic and Legal Psychology Program. Kacy Strasser accepted a job teaching middle school art at Frederick Classical Charter School. Megan Rodriguez will be getting married in January 2016 and works as a Software Developer for iNovex Software Solutions. Jessica Zambreny is a Therapeutic Support Staff member and is attending graduate school at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Julianne Berg moved to Charleston, South Carolina as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She is serving for a year with the Palmetto Project, a non-profit that serves as the statewide navigator for the affordable healthcare act. Ryan Lenhart is teaching math in Frederick County and coaching cross-country and indoor/outdoor track. Anet Zhandosova is applying to medical schools and working as a medical assistant at MetroMed Urgent Care in Leesburg, Virginia. Jessica Morales is in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Charlotte School of Law, pursuing her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. Teresa Rivera has accepted the position of Marketing Manager at All-Fill Inc in Exton, Pennsylvania. I, Sarah Tapscott, am working during the day, Publicity Chair for the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, and researching graduate schools to pursue a Masters in Museum Studies and hope to also obtain a Teaching Certification. Please keep in touch with me about all of your amazing changes and keep persevering!

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