Classes from 1994-2000

Claudia Barrios (SMG’94) of London, England, works as a reporter for Dow Jones. She announces that Katharina Hollunder-Reese (SMG’94, COM’95) married Jancu Koenig (COM’94,’96). Katharina works for Goldman Sachs in London. Claudia also reports that Michelle Perez (CAS’94) works in public relations as an account executive for Fleishman-Hillard in Miami, Fla. E-mail Claudia at Claudia.Barrios@dowjones.com.

Kevin Dern (CFA’94) of Greenwich, Conn., is teaching music and drama at a private elementary school in Greenwich. He spent last summer teaching and observing at an elementary school in Tokyo. This summer he is starting a small children’s summer peforming arts camp. E-mail him at kevindern@yahoo.com.

Jonathan Dolin (COM’94) of New York, N.Y., is president of Gemini Artists Entertainment, a New York-based talent management and production company. He splits his time between New York and L.A. You can reach Jon at JonD@GeminiArtists.com.

David Dologite (CAS’94) of Ann Arbor, Mich., is a second-year student at the University of Michigan Law School. He will be working in Boston this summer as a summer associate for the firm of Goulston & Storrs. E-mail David at ddologit@umich.edu.

Tiffany Driscoll (SED’94) of Haverhill, Mass., is currently teaching first grade and is considering enrolling in a national certification program. She would love to hear from friends and anyone who has completed the program at tdriscoll@massed.net.

Nadeem Ellahi (SMG’94) of Karachi, Pakistan, is director of finance and marketing for a textile spinning unit. He would love to hear from old friends at nadeemellahi@hotmail.com.

Robert Hight (ENG’94) of Alexandria, Va., is completing his three years with the Navy in Washington, D.C., and his next assignment will take him to Japan. Robert will be stationed at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo for two years. About his future endeavors, Robert writes, “Now if I can only get the language down…” E-mail him at gaijinrob@netscape.net.

Cathy Reidy (CFA’94) of Edmonds, Wash., is pursuing a master’s degree in forest hydrology and engineering at the University of Washington. She would love to hear from fellow CFA classmates, especially Jorunn Kaczmarek (CFA’94) and Maciej Kaczmarek (CFA’94). E-mail her at cathyreidy@yahoo.com.

Nancy J. Sadsad (COM’94) of Brookline, Mass., works as director of business development for SaVoyant, a home technology consulting firm. She also founded FashEnte, a Boston-area nightclub promotions consulting firm to supplement her work in fashion and entertainment as a model, dancer, and actor. Nancy would love to hear from friends and other fellow alumni at njsadsad@hotmail.com.

Stephen Sugar (COM’94) of Highland Park, Ill., plans to complete his master’s degree in business administration from the Stuart Graduate School of Business in Chicago. He currently serves as marketing manager for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, a three-hospital system in suburban Chicago, where he develops strategic marketing plans for hospital product lines. Stephen and his wife, Monica, are expecting a second child in May. E-mail Stephen at ssugar@enh.org.

Anneliese Taylor (CAS’94) of Philadelphia, Pa., and Bruce Andersen married in June 2000 at the San Gabriel Mission. Alumni in attendance included Michelle Thompson (COM’94), Kimberly Hensle (COM’94), and Meridith Maruska (CAS’95). Anneliese is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. E-mail her at antaylor@sas.upenn.edu.

Susan Elizabeth Young (SMG’94, CGS’92) of Alexandria, Va., started a new position as the human resources manager for Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C., in November. In December, she passed the human resources management national certification test. Susan writes, “I keep up with several close friends from BU but would love to hear from those that I have lost touch with.” E-mail her at suz_young@yahoo.com.

Brian A. Zive (CAS’94) of Readville, Mass., married Christine Ferzoco at Marsh Chapel on November 11, 2000. Brian recently served as chairperson for the CAS Young Alumni Committee. He attends BU hockey games religiously, aside from the time spent on his honeymoon. He has worked in the telefund department of BU’s office of annual giving since January 1999. His alter ego, Sasquatch, gives everyone a hearty “Go BU!” and asks that old friends get in touch at brian.zive.1994@alum.bu.edu.

Tom Chang (CAS’95) of Fullerton, Canada, moved to Montreal to continue his studies at McGill, after working in London, Taipei, Sendai (in Japan), and Los Angeles. E-mail him at tomuo@phoenixdsl.com.

Brian Cleary (CAS’95) of Brookline, Mass., works in Web development, “the creative end of the interactive world,” as a senior copywriter and information architect. He would love to hear from any old pals at delfacto@tiac.net.

Robert M. Crawford, Jr. (SMG’95) of Brookline, Mass., was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association. He currently works as an attorney for Goodwin, Procter and Hoar. Contact Robert at robert_crawford@yahoo.com.

Tamasin Johnson (COM’95) of Cambridge, Mass., works for a public relations firm. She is engaged to Scott Kesler (SMG’95). Tamasin would love to hear from old friends at tamsyjohnson@hotmail.com.

Barbara Dustan Knight (GRS’95) of New Castle, N.H., is the new foundations department chair at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.

Ash Sawkar (CAS’95) of Chicago, Ill., graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in May after two years with Teach for America in Phoenix. He was recently admitted to the Illinois Bar and is now an assistant state’s attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney in Chicago. Ash is interested in hearing from alumni who lived in the performing arts house. E-mail him at asawkar@yahoo.com.

Melinda Kavanaugh (CFA’95) of Tulsa, Okla., received the Mary Richmond Scholarship from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She is pursuing a master’s degree in social work.

Sheila Nudd (SED’95) of Hampton, N.H., is the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year for 2001. She teaches music and chorus at Hampton Academy Junior High School and has taught for 30 years.

Alex Aber (SMG’96) of Boston, Mass., will marry Livia Quan in August 2001. He is a second-year law student at Northeastern University Law School. This summer Alex plans to work at the law firm of Foley, Hoag and Elliot as a summer associate. Contact him at alex_aber@yahoo.com.

Robert Chalwell, Jr. (CFA’96) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, coordinated the first British Virgin Islands Summer Arts Institute. He serves as director of musical studies at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. Robert received his M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1998 and taught there until 2000.

Sarah Bartlett Core (SED’96) of Akron, Ohio, teaches second grade at Mason Elementary in Akron. She is pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling. She married Robert Core on June 17, 2000. Amy Kaspar (CAS’96) was a bridesmaid. Other BU alumni in attendance were Andrew Dowdell (CAS’96), Sean McStocker (CAS’96), Kenneth “Chip” Craw (ENG’96), and Brynna Baird (ENG’96). Sarah writes that Robert will appear on Jeopardy! from March 20 to 22. Sarah would love to hear from old but not forgotten friends at SarahCore@aol.com.

Ben Grossman (COM’96) of Rye, N.Y., currently serves as director of corporate communications for the new football league, the XFL. He would love to hear from friends at bgrossman74@hotmail.com.

Matthew M. Harper (CAS’96) of Groton, Conn., finished his tour aboard the USS Cole as an assistant operations officer in January. He will work as a junior officer detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, Tenn., where for the next two years he will give ship assignments to new officers. E-mail him at bu_navy@hotmail.com.

Aida Samad (SMG’96) of Boston, Mass., works for Thomson Financial. E-mail her at aida.samad@tfn.com.

Nancy L. Bresocnik (SAR’97,’99) of San Diego, Calif., is pleased to announce her engagement to Matthew A. Zavala (CAS’97). She is a physical therapist with Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Center and he is a lieutenant in the United States Navy. They are planning a spring 2002 wedding in Boston. Nancy writes, “When I think of all the wonderful experiences in my life, my thoughts always return to BU.” E-mail her at nbresocnik@yahoo.com.

Erika Chavez (COM"97) of Pico Rivera, Calif., married Tyler Bleszinski in January 1998 in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Erika works as a reporter for the Sacramento Bee.

Christopher Chou (COM’97) of Burbank, Calif., is with Walt Disney Television Animation, working on Jungle Book II, which is a year into production. Previously he worked as an agent assistant to the cohead of the television literary department at Writers and Artists Agency. E-mail him at cyrus101@SoftHome.net.

Kyran Daisy (CAS’97) of Laurelton, N.Y., who earned his graduate degree at the Gemological Institute of America, is celebrating the release of his book of poetry and lyrics Can’t Nobody Take Me Away. E-mail him at Kyran.Daisy@umusic.com.

Fernando Estrella (CAS’97) a lieutenant junior grade in the Navy, is serving aboard the USS Detroit as the food service officer. He finished Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., in September and was transferred to Earle, N.J. He looks forward to hearing from other alumni and can be e-mailed at jerseynando@hotmail.com.

Susana Fernandes (COM’97) of Watertown, Mass., lives just outside Boston with her husband, Christopher Temper. She has worked for American Public Television, a major program distributor to public television stations, for four years. Drop her a line at susana_fernandes@aptvs.org.

Jennifer Dawn Fitzpatrick (CAS’97) of New York, N.Y., works for a major talent agency in the film, television, and theater business. She writes, “So far I really like it here, although I must admit that I am still getting used to the subway!” She can be contacted at jenfitz625@hotmail.com.

Cindy Kiang (MET’97) of Chicago, Ill., recently wed Joseph Volpe in Chicago. BU alumni in attendance included Jim Armstrong (COM’97), Angela Litwin (MET’97), Lisa Elso (CAS’97), Gretchen Rowe (CAS’97), Rich Stendardo (CAS’97, ENG’97), and Nico Afanasenko (CAS’97). Cindy knows she lost touch with a lot of her friends, but please e-mail her at ckvolpe@yahoo.com. She’d love to play catch up!

Heesun Min Lee (CAS’97) of Watertown, Mass., is an alumni communications coordinator at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her husband, Daniel, is a second-year law student at BU. E-mail Heesun at heesun_lee@harvard.edu.

Jeff Lortie (CAS’97) of Fall River, Mass., married Margaret Herman (ENG’99) on July 29, 2000, in Rocky Hill, Conn. Alumni attending the wedding included Micah Jacobs (ENG’99), Keith Coffman (CAS’97) and Amanda Coffman (SED’98), Jeff Bober (MET’99), and Loretta Hawkes (ENG’00). Jeff works as an actuary for Fidelity Investments in Boston. Margaret is a quality engineer at Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut, currently on maternity leave. They are expecting their first child in late spring. E-mail them at Jeff.Lortie@fmr.com.

Matthew Orefice (CAS’97) of Yonkers, N.Y., is recording a hip-hop CD in his home studio, with Dave Greenwood (CAS’98) “laying down all the beats.” They hope to find a distributor and have it in stores by next summer. “Peace to Kaela, Renee, Miket, Micro, and Justin,” writes Matthew.

Michael Roemer (CAS’97) of Somerville, Mass., is a Merrill Lynch financial consultant. He lives with his wife and two daughters. He would love to hear from friends at mckroemer@aol.com.

Melissa McCarthy Steinberg (CFA’97,’99) of Brighton, Mass., and her husband, Irving Steinberg (CFA’95,’00), perform and teach in the Boston area, including with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Ballet, and the Boston Lyric Opera. Melissa is also a performance librarian at the New England Conservatory. E-mail her at maylisa1@go.com.

Jacqueline Zander (CFA’97) of Allston, Mass., married Kent Wall on December 30, 2000. She is singing Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Chicago Opera Theatre. In the last year, she performed with Orchestra X in Houston and the Boston Lyric Opera.

Joseph Raez (ENG’98), an electronic countermeasures officer, is stationed in Whidbey Island, Wash., where he flies EA-6B Prowlers. He announces his engagement to Julie Adams (ENG’98). Julie is a product development engineer at Avery-Dennison in Cleveland, Ohio. They would like to hear from old friends. E-mail them at julieadams25@yahoo.com and joeraez@yahoo.com.

Eric Stryker (CAS’98) of New Haven, Conn., is pursuing his Ph.D. in the history of art program at Yale University. He previously worked in arts administration in New York City. Eric would love to hear from old friends, especially those with dissertation suggestions. E-mail him at eric.stryker@yale.edu.

Mustapha Bakar (SMG’99,CGS’97) of London, England, is a second year Dresdner, Kleinwort & Benson executive, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He would love to hear from old friends at mustapha.bakar@drkw.com.

Brian Casper (CFA’99) of Rochester, N.Y., is the new instrument teacher at the Manor School in the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District, outside of Rochester.

Jason DeMartino (COM’99) of Los Angeles, Calif., is on the production staff of That 70′s Show. E-mail him at j_demartino@hotmail.com.

Seda Karsit (ENG’99) of Waltham, Mass., is pursuing a master’s degree in finance at Bentley College after working for a year in New York as a financial consultant. E-mail her at seka60@mediaone.net.

Andrea Portanova (SED’99) of Waterbury, Conn., is a fifth grade teacher and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in teaching at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. She is a BUA (Boston University Alumni) admissions’ volunteer. Andrea would love to hear from friends at missportanova@earthlink.net.

Rachel Weitzenkorn (CAS’99) of Ocean, N.J., is currently at Rutgers University pursuing her master’s degree in social work, which she will complete in May 2001. She just became engaged to Michael Bronstein. They plan to marry in November 2001. She welcomes e-mails from her classmates at rfwkorn@hotmail.com.

Mike Zonshine (CFA’99) of Honolulu, Hawaii, recently performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto with the Honolulu Symphony. His performance on the trumpet received rave reviews. Contact Mike at mzony@earthlink.net.

Bryan Campbell (CAS’00) of Levittown, Pa., works in the reserve department of the Firestone Library at Princeton University. He hopes to hear from Heather Reed (SAR’00). Write him at 143 Kenwood Drive North, Levittown, PA 19055.

Marissa Fayer (ENG’00) of Nashua, N.H., works at Atrium Medical Corp. in Hudson, N.H. as a manufacturing engineer. E-mail her at mfayer@atriummed.com.

Gail Kaufman (CAS’00, GRS’00) of Washington, D.C., is the law and politics editor for Stars and Stripes Omnimedia. E-mail Gail at gailkaufman@netscape.net.

Paris Leung (COM’00) of Santa Clara, Calif., joined CyberSource Corporation as a technical support account manager for the Midwest and Northeast premier accounts. Contact Paris at paris.leung.2000@alum.bu.edu.

Douglas Merrano (COM’96,’00, LAW’99) of Washington, D.C., is an associate at the law firm of Swidler, Berlin, Shereff, Friedman. Get in touch with Douglas at d_merrano@hotmail.com.

Vic Sharma (GSM’00) of Stoneham, Mass., is vice president at Malden Ventures, a division of Malden Mills Industries, Inc. E-mail him at vikram.sharma.2000@alum.bu.edu.

Christopher Elliott Staton (CFA’00) of Collingswood, N.J., is now the technical director of the historic Strand Theatre in Lakewood, N.J.

Louvere Walker (ENG’00) of Queens, N.Y., is living in Boston and working as a training engineer at Mathworks in Natick. She would love to hear from friends at lwalker@mathworks.com.

Fay Wolf (CFA’00) of Brooklyn, N.Y., has worked on MTV, VH1, and ABC-TV’s All My Children since graduating. E-mail her at flowbi71@visto.com.