Ruika Lin (Col '11 L/M) moved from Arlington, Va., to San Francisco in summer 2013 to work for crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. She recently put together a nonfiction short story and essay collection, titled Frequently Asked Questions, that includes her work and that of six guest writers. She ran a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to self-publish the book.
Michael Stadnisky (Grad '11 ) has been named president and CEO of Tree Star Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2014. Tree Star is the producer and distributor of FlowJo, a data analysis software for flow cytometry, a technique that allows the simultaneous measurement of many characteristics of individual cells at several thousand cells per second. Previously, Mr. Stadnisky led Tree Star’s big data enterprise unit to product launch and served as the company’s vice president. He is also an ultramarathoner who, in 2013, placed second at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Endurance Run and won three other races at the 50K distance or longer. Mr. Stadnisky lives in Ashland, Ore., with his wife, Heather Horn Stadnisky (Nurs ’04, ’07).
Kevin Todd (Col '11 ) published an article, “Atherectomy offers no benefits over balloon angioplasty in tibial interventions for critical limb ischemia,” in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is listed as first author on the article, which he co-wrote with Dr. Sadaf S. Ahanchi. Mr. Todd is a third-year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va.
Lavell O. Payne (Col '11 L/M) graduated from the University of Akron School of Law on May 18, 2014. In addition to receiving a Juris Doctor degree, Ms. Payne received the 2013-14 National Association of Women Lawyers Award and the 2013-2014 American Law Institute—Continuing Legal Education Scholarship & Leadership Award. She has accepted a position as an in-house trial attorney with the trial division of Nationwide Insurance. Ms. Payne and her children, Tyanna and Tavien, reside in northeast Ohio.
Sieglinde “Siggi” Hindrichs (Com '11 ) is a second-year student at Stanford Law School at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Before attending law school, she taught 8th grade in Boston Public Schools for two years through Teach for America.
Olyvia Rebeccah Christley (Col ’11 L/M) married Matthew Scott Moran (Col ’11 L/M) on Nov. 11, 2011, in Washington, D.C. They had a second ceremony and reception Nov. 12, 2011, at the Kyle House in Fincastle, Va. The couple resides in Roanoke, Va., where Ms. Christley is a district representative for U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte and Mr. Moran is managing the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith.
Benjamin Fagan (Grad ’11) is among seven individuals who have received fellowships as part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Visiting Scholars Program. During his yearlong residency in Cambridge, Mr. Fagan will work on a project titled “The Black Newspaper and the American Nation.”
James Jackson Hill IV (Col ’11 L/M) lives in Chinandega, Nicaragua and works for Amigos for Christ. The organization partners with community members to provide rural villages in the Chinandega area with clean water, education and health care through a sustainable development model. Mr. Hill oversees the short-term mission teams hosted throughout the year.
Marguerite McNeal (Col ’11 L/M) is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she is studying interactive publishing.
Victoria O’Dea (Col ’11 L/M) is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in English literature at University College London in London, England. She is enrolled in the Issues in Modern Culture program that examines literature and culture from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Ms. O’Dea plans to move back to the U.S. this fall.
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