2015: Winter 2017

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Sarah Tapscott

Travis Gilbert is the manager at the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and Latimer House Museum in Wilmington, NC. Julianne Berg is about to complete her second year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Charleston, SC. Her second year, she served as the VISTA Leader for a group of 23 VISTAs all across Charleston. She hopes to move back to Maryland after she completes her year and get a job somewhere in DC’s nonprofit sector. Khyle Ball joined the army and is currently in San Antonio for nursing school. Lindsey Willhide received her master’s at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and is currently a licensed social worker at the Washington County Department of Social Services. Chelsea Rudy during the past few months has loved working with FCPS as a special education teacher. She also bought a new car! Nicole Kuehl continues to work for the federal government, and has begun a master’s degree program in applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. She will marry Russell Gingrich ’15 in Coffman Chapel in January 2017. Kristen Geatz was recently promoted to program coordinator with the international visitors leadership program at the Institute of International Education, where she works with the Department of State to bring international visitors to the U.S. to meet with Americans who share similar careers. Nicole Burda is a kindergarten teacher and loving it. Sarah Austin is now living and working in Connecticut and currently employed as a paralegal at a small law firm. She’s going to school to get her graduate degree in library science from the University of Washington. She’s getting married in June 2017. Michael Smith has been working his butt off while somehow managing to find time to play Magic: The Gathering with his friends. He works at Zenimax Inc. as a QA contractor and performs certification testing for the latest and greatest games. He’s begun to develop a voice acting career. Kara O’Leary has been enjoying her time employed with a political consulting firm on Capitol Hill and working directly with more than 30 democratic members of the House of Representatives but still keeps a Sunday morning shift at the 7th Street Starbucks in Frederick. She’s looking forward to her upcoming trip back to France this summer and planning her next European adventure! Natalie Guerra is now Natalie Maltais. She married her Canadian sweetheart and is now living with him in Woodbridge, VA. For the past year and a half, she has been working at Keyway Lock Service as a bookkeeper and accountant assistant. This winter, she will start applying for graduate schools so that she can start her computer science degree. Margarita Swissler is currently living in Colmar, France. She is working as an English language teaching assistant at two local high schools. She hopes to remain in France next year as a teaching assistant, but in another region, so she can continue to explore and learn more about another part of France. James Sola began working for Pace Analytical Services last year. He is contracted to Elanco, where he supports the development of proteins designed to improve the nutritional value of animal foods. Maggie Thomas is pursuing a master’s in business at Hood College. She’s been keeping busy with her photography and graphic design business, Maggie’s Creative. Over the summer of 2016, Natalie Hernandez began working at a2z, Inc. as a digital project coordinator, and became engaged to David Langan ’14. Ben Atha has begun a master’s program in biological sciences at Towson University. When he is not in class, he spends his time conducting research between two molecular biology labs and working as a teaching assistant. He is recently engaged to Aristie Abbott ’14. After earning her MA in developmental psychology, Caitlin Presley has continued her graduate studies for a Psy.S. degree in school psychology at Gallaudet University. Caitlin recently completed her practicum in Prince George’s County Public School’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and is currently in search of an internship placement. I, Sarah Tapscott, have been busy working, opening a new company, singing with the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, and instructing color guard at Frederick High School.

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