Jana Natarajamurthi (Col '08 ) is an associate attorney in the business law group at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Maine. Her practice focuses on general corporate and business matters, technology transactions and trademark issues. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Ms. Natarajamurthi was an associate with Pabian & Russell in Boston, where she served privately and publicly held companies and focused her practice on business contracts, taxation, trademark applications and intellectual property matters.
D.J. Gelner (Law '08 ) published his first novel, Jesus Was a Time Traveler, in Dec. 2012 and is currently putting the finishing touches on his Debt of Souls trilogy, to be published in the first half of 2013. Mr. Gelner lives in St. Louis.
Elio Jordan (Col '08 L/M) completed his two-year teaching commitment with EnseñaPerú, teaching English and Spanish verbal reasoning in low-income and vulnerable area high schools outside of Lima, Peru. He received the “Almirante Miguel Grau” National Award in October 2012, granted by the Peruvian Navy and Telefónica del Perú as part of the national campaign for values, “Somos Grau, Seámoslo Siempre,” recognized in the category of loyalty. El Comercio newspaper printed an interview with Mr. Jordan on June 19, 2012, highlighting his academic and professional achievements, including attending U.Va., and his decision to become a teacher with EnseñaPerú.
Cindy Wagner (Col '08 ) married David Likens on March 24, 2012. The couple resides in Virginia Beach, where Ms. Likens teaches biology and Mr. Likens is employed by the U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command.
Emily Riggs (Col '08 L/M) received her Juris Doctor degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in May 2012. While at Marshall-Wythe, Ms. Riggs served as a lead articles editor for the William and Mary Law Review and was a member of both the national trial team and the moot court team. She is now an associate attorney in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
John Howard-Smith (Col '08 ) married Tonje Strøm Romstad on September 1, 2012. Mr. Howard-Smith works in Charlottesville for the organic mattress manufacturer Savvy Rest. Ms. Romstad moved to the United States in June after completing a master’s degree in civil engineering.
Jessica Nelson (Com '08 L/M) and Owen Basham (Com ’08 L/M) were married on July 21, 2012, at the University Chapel. The Bashams reside in New York City, where Ms. Basham is pursuing an MBA degree at Columbia Business School and Mr. Basham is an associate at Sentinel Capital Partners.
Dwight Holland (Med '08 ) received the 2012 Sidney D. Leverett, Jr., Environmental Science Award from the Aerospace Medical Association for his significant contributions to aerospace systems operations. Dr. Holland has also been nominated for the Society of Flight Test Engineers’ Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and achievement in flight test engineering. His work focuses on joining the areas of flight test engineering with human-system integration.
Mana Anandsongkit (Col '08 ) married Gagan Sachdev on July 21, 2012 in Bangkok. A number of Wahoos attended the celebration. The couple resides in Bangkok, where Mr. Anandsongkit develops various real estate and hospitality projects in southeast Asia and Ms. Anandsongkit teaches kindergarten.
Erin Heisterman (Col '08 L/M) and Ryan Erickson were married on Aug. 18, 2012, at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Va. The Ericksons reside in Buffalo, N.Y., where Mr. Erickson is a manager at Apple and Ms. Erickson is the director of marketing at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in nearby Hamburg, N.Y.
Mona Anita K. Olsen (Com ’08) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to study in Norway for 2012-13. She will be exploring the plausibility of using appren-ticeship models to inform innovation in traditional entrepreneurship courses at the university level. Ms. Olsen is the founder of I Make a Difference, Do You?, an educational nonprofit that provides mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities to aspiring student entrepreneurs. She is also the assistant director of the Mason Small Business Development Center, a program of the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University. Ms. Olsen is a PhD candidate in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, specializing in entrepreneurship education.
Kate Brennan (Grad ’08) is the artistic director of BCKSEET Productions, a Philadelphia theatre company. She has recommitted the company to offering more opportunities to women in the arts. BCKSEET produced Ms. Brennan’s MFA thesis musical, Some Assembly Required, in 2010. Ms. Brennan co-wrote BCKSEET’s third original musical, ELFuego: A New Holiday Musical, set for a Dec. 12, 2012, opening.
Reuben P. Jacob (Col ’08) received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. He will be an internal medicine resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Cameron Zaboji (Com ’08, ’09) married Kevin Zdancewicz (Col ’08) at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va., on Sept. 17, 2011. The couple currently resides in Oakton, Va., where Ms. Zaboji works as an accountant and Mr. Zdancewicz works as an information technology consultant.
Hayley Soltesz (Col ’08 L/M) married Karl Blunden (Col ’08 L/M) on Oct. 22, 2011 in Charlottesville. The wedding party included Megan Blunden (Col ’10, Educ ’11 L/M), Adam Bozeman (Col ’08 L/M), Kristina Frey (Col ’08 L/M), Emily Fried (Col ’08), Danielle Geanacopoulos (Col ’08), Jen Huppe (Engr ’08 L/M), Ryan Kang (Col ’08), Rachel Logan (Col ’08, Educ ’09 L/M), Mike Rehorn (Engr ’07, Med ’14) and Rick Sherwood (Com ’08 L/M). The couple lives in New York, where Ms. Blunden is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Columbia Business School and Mr. Blunden works in high yield research at Goldman Sachs.
Melissa DeMott (Col ’08, Educ ’08) married Jeremy Branch (Col ’07) at Berry Hill Plantation in South Boston, Va., on June 20, 2008. The wedding party included Jeff Megee (Col ’07) as the best man, Robert Cox (Col ’06) as a groomsman, Amanda Long (Col ’07) as the maid of honor and Zella Page Bowden (Col ’07) as a bridesmaid. In true Wahoo spirit, they sang “The Good Ole Song” during their reception, along with 30 of their fellow alumni. Additionally, the couple welcomed their first child, Jeremiah Branch, on Feb. 1, 2012. The couple resides in Richmond, Va.
Alison Agüero (Engr ’08) married Daniel Dooley (Col ’08) on July 2, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., where the couple resides. The wedding party included Ann Marie Matheson (Col ’07 L/M), Monique Agüero (Col ’12 L/M), Christiaan Rasmussen (Com ’08), Gabriel Martinez (Com ’08 L/M) and Sean Guyton (Col ’08). The wedding was featured on Washingtonian’s Bridal Party blog. Ms. Agüero works as a consultant for Accenture and Mr. Dooley is earning a doctorate in classics at Johns Hopkins University.
Brenan Richards (Col ’08, Batten School ’09) was accepted into the two-year Presidential Management Fellowship program. She had the opportunity to work as a policy adviser for the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard and multiple Department of Defense agencies. Ms. Richards recently completed the PMF program and accepted a position as a foreign affairs specialist in the Department of Defense. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Corley Hopkins (Col ’08 L/M) is director of development and alumni relations at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hopkins has been working for the law school since earning a master’s degree in higher education administration in May 2010.
Heather Burdette (Educ ’08) married Joshua Quinn on July 9, 2011. The couple lives in Rocky Mount, Va. Ms. Quinn teaches eighth-grade English at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and Mr. Quinn is employed by the Uttermost Co.
Katherine Hutson (Col ’08 L/M) married Robert Battisti in Terre Haute, Ind., on July 3, 2011. The couple lives in Norfolk, Va., where they both attend Eastern Virginia Medical School.
David Moltz (Col ’08) is now a writer and editor at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He was previously a reporter at Inside Higher Ed.
Megha Agarwal (Com ’08) joined a fellowship program to pursue international development work in India after working for an information technology firm in the Washington, D.C., area. She will attend the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in August 2011.
Brittany Spear (Col ’08) graduated from Old Dominion University with a doctorate in physical therapy. During her time at ODU, she participated in a service learning trip with Physicians for Peace to promote and grow its “Walking Free” and “Resource Mothers” programs. She is currently living in Virginia Beach, where she is pursuing a career in acute care physical therapy.
Kristen Sprano (Col ’08 L/M) will begin the master of business administration degree program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in August. She leaves New York City after three years of management consulting. This summer, she will take a three-week trip in Europe with John Mongan (Engr ’08).
Trevor Perrier (Engr ’08) is a Peace Corps volunteer. He has taught math and science in a South African township since July 2008.
Richard Horner (Col ’08) works at the Coquette Bistro and Wine Bar in New Orleans.
Myles K. Glancy (Col ’08 L/M) will be pursuing a master’s degree in music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He will be studying voice performance and pedagogy.
Sihyun Choi (Com ’08 L/M) has joined Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, in its Dallas office. He was previously with Censeo Consulting Group, a boutique supply chain and operational consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Walkowski (Arch ’08) was the featured guest on the On Target radio show hosted by Justice Penny Wolfgang of the Supreme Court of New York, 8th Judicial District. Topics of discussion ranged from Buffalo’s collection of historic architecture, including Buffalo City Hall and the Guaranty Building, to other preservation topics in the area. Ms. Walkowski works for Clinton Brown Company Architecture, a historic preservation architecture firm in Buffalo, N.Y., as an architectural historian and serves as acting president of the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
"A true “Wahoo Wedding,” the men in the wedding party donned orange-and-navy bowties and cummerbunds while the women wore long navy dresses with orange shoes. "
Kimberly Grace Spence (Col ’08 L/M) and Drew Linkous (Col ’09) were married at River Road United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va., on Dec. 4, 2010. The wedding party included Laura Rose Pall (Col ’08), Julie Turner Haddix (Com ’07), Sandra Louise Cunningham (Col ’08), Paige Corbin Nichols (Com ’07, Law ’13), Elizabeth Katherine Lovato (Col ’09, Educ ’10), Brittney Dawn Rose (Col ’11, Educ ’12), Kyla Annette Turner (Col ’08), Kathryn Mary Connors (Col ’09), Barry Edward Wirt Jr. (Col ’07), Christiaan Gustavo Rasmussen (Com ’08), Todd Richard Zivic (Engr ’08), M. Tyler Boles (Com ’08), Benjamin Russell Fox (Col ’09), William Harper DuVal (Com ’08), Henry James Ponton (Col ’09), Brandon Arnold Crook (Col ’07) and Nathan Otis Garrison (Col ’10). A model of the Rotunda served as the cake. The couple resides in Middleburg, Va., where Ms. Linkous is a territory sales manager with Altria Sales & Distribution and Mr. Linkous is a district manager with Dixon Marketing, Inc.
Ryan Miller (Engr ’08) and Lynsey Profitt (Col ’09, Educ ’10) were married March 6, 2010, at the U.Va. Chapel.
Suzanne Thomas Rosenhammer (Com ’08) and her husband, Tom, welcomed their first child, Sarah Elizabeth, on July 20, 2010. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Katherine Spengel (Arch ’08) and Kevin Myhre (Engr ’08) were married on Aug. 7, 2010 in West Chester, Penn. The wedding party included Sean Meredith (Engr ’08 L/M) and Joseph Nedy (Engr ’09). Ms. Myhre is the daughter of Sandra Janson Spengel (Com ’76). The couple resides in Boston, where Ms. Myhre is a job captain at Chang + Sylligardos Architects and Mr. Myhre in the 2011 class at the Boston University School of Law.
Robyn Walsh (Col ’08 L/M) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010 with her master’s in counselor education. She is currently employed as a high school counselor in Chesterfield, Va.
Katherine Stewart Burnett (Col ’08 L/M) was accepted into West Virginia University to receive her masters in medical pathology with the Class of 2012.
Bianca Spinosa (Col ’08 L/M) is a television reporter for the NBC affiliate WLEX in Lexington, Ky. She left her hometown of Charlottesville after two years working as a television reporter for the Charlottesville Newsplex.
Daniel Lee (Engr ’08) is pursuing a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in information systems management. He is currently studying on exchange in Australia through May 2011.
Brandi Sharp (Col ’08 L/M) was among six Ph.D. students awarded a two-year Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant. The grant will support her research on transcriptional output pathways of the circadian clock. Ms. Sharp is earning her doctorate in biology at U.Va.
"A number of old and young Cavaliers were in attendance."
Evans Wilson (Col ’08) and Michael Courtland (Court) Nexsen were married on May 30, 2010 in Keswick, Va. The couple lives in New York City, where Wilson works for OneWire, Inc., and Nexsen works for Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Rachel Diehl (Educ ’08 L/M) and Peter Strup (Col ’07, Law ’10) married in Richmond, Va., on May 30, 2010. Rachel is teaching third grade for Charlottesville City Schools and Peter will be working for the Charlottesville Circuit Court after completing the bar exam.
David A. Lampen (Col ’08) is entering the U.S. Army as an Officer Candidate on July 7. He will be in Ft. Sill, Okla., for basic training until Sept. 18, then in Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga., until Dec. 4. After that, he will stay in the continental U.S. for at least 6 months, probably either at Ft. Benning or at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
Ericka Alonso (Law ’08 A/M) and Kevin Rogers Clouther (Col ’01 A/M) were married June 6, 2009, at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port, Mass. The ceremony was led by Matthew W. Brady (Col ’07), a friend of the couple who received permission from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to officiate. Sarah Hughes (Law ’08), Brian Leung (Col ’05, Law ’08), and Briggs Wright (Col ’01) were in the wedding party. The couple resides in New York, where Ms. Clouther is an associate at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf and Mr. Clouther is a lecturer in writing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.