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ment of love and we wish you all the best with your
wedding and many years of happiness to come.
Congratulations, you two!
Brandon Graver has taken on a new position as
aviation researcher with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in their San
Francisco office. His research identifies, refines,
and promotes policies to reduce the environmental impacts of commercial aviation. Prior to joining the ICCT, Brandon conducted activity, energy
use, and emissions research for multiple modes of
transportation for use by state and national governments in their decision-making process. In addition
to his degrees from RPI, Brandon holds a Ph.D. in
civil engineering and an M.S. in environmental
engineering from North Carolina State University.
Congratulations on the new gig, Brandon!
Please continue to keep your updates coming and
make sure to like our Facebook page at facebook.
com/RPIClassOf2008 and follow us on Snapchat,
or whatever it is those kids are using these days. -
Trent Gillaspie '08; email@example.com
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Three great updates from the Class of 2009.
master's at RPI, Jessica went to law school at Boston University and now specializes in intellectual
property litigation. It sounds like Jessica is on an
exciting trajectory; congratulations!
And, Anita Rebarchak, M.S. '09, a systems and
validation engineer at Pratt & Whitney, was
named a 2017 STEP Ahead Award Honoree. The
STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead award, given by the Manufacturing Institute, recognizes women in manufacturing
fields who exemplify leadership in their companies.
-Jordan Hagaman '09; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, Class of 2010! Congratulations to Mike
Weissman and Team Zootopia for their Academy
Award win for the Best Animated Feature. If you
haven't seen it yet, it is definitely a must see! A big
shout out to Stephanie Livsey for running the Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear and for raising
over $10,000 in support of Mass General Eye &
Ear. Congratulations to Kelsey (Cote) Enriquez
and Chris Enriquez on the birth of their first
child, Carter! A huge congratulations to Megan
Bramhall for starting her law career in North
Carolina at LexisNexus!
First, congratulations to Jayanth Krishnamurthi
for being awarded the American Helicopter Society's 2017 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship.
This scholarship is in its 50th year, and according to the AHS, previous winners have gone on
to leadership positions in industry, academia, and
governments. Nice work, Jayanth, and good luck
finishing your doctorate (also at RPI)!
Rosie (East) Boelens co-founded a new law firm
in March called Tephra Law, PLLC, providing
real estate, business, and contract law services to
the Puget Sound area. Congratulations and best of
luck to you and your team! And congratulations to
William Garrard, who earned his Ph.D. in information science at the University of Pittsburgh.
I also want to mention that law firm Fish & Richardson in Boston has announced five new associates, including Jessica Perry. After earning her
For those of you in the Cincinnati area, we are
restarting the chapter and would love for you to
get connected and involved-please reach out to
me for more information! Our RAA board has
been hard at work developing career programming
through Rensselaer Alumni Connect, creating the
RAA Scholarship Fund to support students, and
sending out the second Alumni Attitude survey.
Please consider supporting these initiatives and
reach out to me if you have any questions!
Class of 2012-Congratulations to Katie Alexandridis for starting as a wind performance engineer
at GE Renewables in Schenectady, N.Y.
Class of 2013-Best wishes to Hannah Trasatti
and John Miller on their engagement. And, congratulations to Erin Murphy and Derek Fiedler
on their wedding April 22nd in Texas! -Meghan
Lenihan '10; email@example.com
Forbes named Julian Connor to its 30 Under 30:
Art & Style for 2017. Julian is the CTO and cofounder of Grailed, which is a website and app for
high-end secondhand menswear and streetwear.
Darryl Brown, currently
a design engineer at General Motors, won the
Modern Day Technology
Award earlier this year at
the 31st annual BEYA
Conference. This conference recognizes AfricanAmerican scientists and engineers for their efforts
in STEM fields and for being a role model in their
community. Congratulations, Darryl!
Brian Maleck married Sara Comer in October in
Aiken, S.C. Brian also accepted a position as civil
engineer for the City of North Augusta, S.C., and
moved there with Sara late this past winter.
Sarah Barnard was named Volunteer of the
Month in March by Eagle News in Syracuse for her
work with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter
and its affiliated AmeriCorps community efforts
to overcome poverty. Graduating Rensselaer with
a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Sarah also is a
board member of the Central New York chapter
of the American Institute of Architects. She also
is renovating a 1913 home outside of Syracuse.
-Michael Zwack '11; firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Kayla (Cole) Culver, who
was married on Oct. 22, 2016, to Bryan Culver!
She also started a new job as a project management specialist with St. Peter's Health Partners in
Sandra Bedard is now a special education instructional assistant in the Washington, D.C., area,
working with first-to-third grade students.
Boston Marathon Reunion: Pat Condon (left) cheered on fellow 2013 classmates Stephen
Nock, Paul Malek, and Jarrett Kunze, and 2015 graduate Robert LaMarre, as they participated in the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Help us reach 12 percent for 2012! Our class is hoping to shatter recent participation goals and reach
a 12 percent giving rate in honor of our 5-Year
Reunion. There's still time to give at http://giving.
rpi.edu. Every donation counts, no matter the
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