Like many of my classmates, 2018 has been an eventful year for me. In February, Owen Rosier ’16 and I got engaged and cannot wait to get married in Frederick next year. Until then we’re renovating the house whenever we can! Life has been pretty sweet! Kacy Strasser just finished her third-year teaching art at Frederick Classical Charter School. She stays busy by running an after-school drama club and working on her Master’s at Hood in C&I. Aaron Bowen-Ziecheck has been excelling in his PhD program at McGill University. He is specializing in healthcare information systems research. Leslie Rodriguez just graduated from law school in Boston. She sat for the DC Bar in July. Megan Rodriguez Mercer and her husband just bought their first house together in Ellicott City, MD. Connor Jennings completed his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics at the University of California, Davis in June. He plans to participate in Columbia University’s Onchestos Excavation Project outside of Thebes, Greece this summer before beginning his M.A. in Classics at the University of Kansas in August. Khyle Ball has had a busy year—he graduated nursing school, bought a new car, and moved back to the DMV area. Currently he is working as a nurse at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and lives in Woodbridge, Virginia. Travis Gilbert recently became the Programs & Operations Coordinator at Old Baldy Lighthouse, North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse. In March 2018, he was elected to the North Carolina Museums Council Board of Directors. Sarah Wagstaff is working in admin for United Electric Supply and will begin online classes in the fall to pursue a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro! Julianne Berg has moved back to the area after 2 years serving with AmeriCorps VISTA in Charleston, SC. She is now employed with the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital as a Membership Specialist. She loves her new position and looks forward to work every day! Alessandra Emini is interning at Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia in the Intellectual Property Department. Maya Jackson completed her first semester of grad school at UMD School of Social Work in May and she loves it. Maya hopes to be moved into her own place by the end of the year. Evan Reed has also had a great, eventful year! He is now the proud owner of a puppy named Olulu and is starting his own graphic design company, Saucedawg LeadR Designs. Tara Biser got engaged to her fiancé, Devon Little. She also passed her qualifying exams and is now officially a Ph.D. candidate. Krystal Johns moved to Clearwater, Florida and has been teaching art at an IB Middle School for the past 2 years. She is starting her graduate degree in Education Leadership. Rebecca Zaltman was hired at the Colorado Office of the State Public Defender as an Administrative Support Assistant. Rebecca is also in her second year at Arapahoe Community College where she is working toward her Paralegal Certificate. Cecelia Lee still works for Sass Studios (formerly Kalico Design), and recently became their events manager where she works with the community to produce events for local women. Margarita Swissler has just completed her second-year teaching English in France. This year she lived in southwestern France in the Basque region. In her free time, she has continued to travel the world and has now visited twenty-nine countries! Margarita is currently applying for teaching jobs at either French-immersion school in the US or at English-speaking schools in Europe. Nicole Kuehl Gingrich completed her Master’s of Science in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University in May 2018. Her husband, Russell Gingrich, continues to farm thousands of acres with his family. He recently bought a new John Deere tractor—which Nicole is excited about—since it has an official buddy seat! Jessica Morales graduates from law school this year! After graduation, she plans to tackle the Maryland Bar Exam and work for a judge in her hometown. This fall she will receive her limited license and will assist in trials at the Public Defender’s Office in Knoxville, TN. Do you have any questions, address, or contact changes? Please let me know via email or Facebook.