Thanks and congratulations to all who heeded the call for updates via email and Facebook. Charvann Bailey earned her doctorate in cancer biology in May 2012 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., after successfully defending her dissertation on April 30. Charvann has accepted a post-doctoral position at Wistar Cancer Institute in Philadelphia. Kristy DeCola earned a master’s degree in international relations and conflict from the American Public Univ. in November 2012. Katrina Fauss received a promotion in 2011 to program manager of bridging at the Watershed program at the Alice Ferguson Foundation (an environmental education nonprofit). Katrina and her partner Susan recently joined the ranks of proud homeowners with a three-acre plot of land just north of Hagerstown, Md. The ladies hope to have their own flock of egg-laying chickens by next year!
K. Alice Fox (formerly Kelly Lindsay) recently accepted a position as laboratory technician II to the Althoff and Segraves Laboratories in the department of biology at Syracuse Univ., in New York. K. Alice graduated from Hood in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and Spanish literature. She then began work at Cornell Univ., in the department of plant pathology as an administrative assistant III in October 2001, serving both the department and Dr. Rebecca Nelson and her many exciting endeavors. In 2004, K. Alice began her long journey through the employee degree program to earn a master’s degree in horticultural biology in 2011. K. Alice specialized in plant propagation and greenhouse management under the guidance of Kenneth Mudge and Bill Miller. In May 2012, K. Alice moved to Syracuse, N.Y., after marrying husband Christopher. Her current position at Syracuse Univ. involves not only horticultural crop management, but also learning molecular techniques, as well! K. Alice is currently assisting Dr. David Althoff and Dr. Kari Segraves in several of their projects involving species interaction and speciation. K. Alice is working on micro satellite arrays for Prodoxus, a species of yucca moth; examining parasitoid-pea aphid interactions, observing mutualism in yeast colonies, as well as managing a greenhouse full of plants used for insect rearings. More information about these projects can be found on the Althoff Laboratory, website: http://althofflab.syr.edu/.
New parents Dave and Kate Lease Tummino ’01, M.S. ’06 welcomed twins Michael Gary and Rosa May on March 13, 2012. Sabrina Quaraishi was also blessed with a bundle of joy on July 29, 2011. Now 15-month-old son Nabil Chowdhury has eight teeth, weighs almost 26 lbs., and is merrily running around like crazy! Wedding bells rang for Alexandra Gayhart Ross who tied the knot with husband Bill on March 24, 2012, and took his last name. Up in Vermont, Katherine Scrivner Wagenbach, married mom of two boys (ages 3 and 7), is teaching horseback riding lessons. Lisa Zaleski finished her dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in June 2012 and passed her dermatology boards. Lisa is now the dermatology department head at Naval Hospital Okinawa where she will be stationed for two years. Thanks again for all of your news and please keep it coming!