Where Are They Now?

Check out the news on former LMS classmates (excerpts pulled from LMS Spring 2018 Magazine). 

1990's

Emily Barrett Antul '90 lives in Chelmsford with her husband and is caring for her her two small children. Prior to being a stay-at-home mother, she taught Spanish and French for over a decade and was also a project manager for a couple of years for a small textbook translation and publishing company. Emily reports that her older daughter is enrolled in a Montessori school and her younger child will be there eventaully too. Emily is involved in local politics--she is currently a member of the Board of Selectman in her town.

Ida Hattemer-Higgins '91 is living in Paris with her husband, Max and their toddler son, Casimir. She and Max are both writers.

Matthew Rubin ‘91
is currently an executive leader of the Retail Strategy Practice at Accenture, LLP out of their Boston office. He is a graduate of both Babson College, where he earned a BS in Entrepreneurship and the University of Florida where he earned his MBA.

Sarah Amy Appleby ‘92 is an Assistant Director at Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative. She earned a BA in Sociology of Education from Hampshire College in 2003 and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management in 2010.

Catherine Oldenburg ’92 
lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She studies infectious diseases of childhood in sub-Saharan Africa, and currently has projects ongoing in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Her work focuses on studying interventions that interrupt transmission of major childhood infectious diseases that ultimately save the lives of children.

Nathaniel Barrett '93 lives in Georgia with his wife, Roxanne, and their six children. As an Army signaleer, he operates portable satellite antenna terminals for the US Army. Nathaniel tells us that he recently went to Puerto Rico to help set up internet service for a rural hospital where they had no means of communication to the outside world. He says, "being able to do good like that is extremely satisfying." When not working, Nathaniel can be found playing D& with his older kids and studying for classes through an online program at the University of Maryland.

Emily Dale '93 is teaching a design-thinking class at Wentworth and working at a virtual reality company in Pawtucket, RI where they make games/VR/AR for a variety of industries. She is learning to play new songs on her saxophone in order to particpate in the Boston Brigade of Activists Musicians.

Claire Patterson '94 is currently living in Berkeley California with her husband Lamont and daughter Cedella. They love being in the Bay Area for all the nature and cultural experiences. This is her 13th year teaching at a Montessori inspired school in a first/second grade mixed age classroom. Lately she has been educating herself on anti-bias curriculum and culturally responsive teaching, designing curriculum and learning about her own implicit biases to work towards a more equitable education system.

Chrissy Austin Tse '95 earned a BS from Bates College in 2005, a PhD from Harvard in 2013, and is now an ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow in the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program. Chrissy says, "I'm looking forward to becoming an assistant director of a genetic testing lab when I complete my training in June! I live with my husband, dog, and 5 chickens in Belmont, MA and love spending my free time growing my own food - both in my garden and at a local farm where I volunteer!"

Emily Lagasse '95 graduated from Ohio State in 2005. After working for a law firm in Chicago she lived for two years in Africa through the Peace Corp. Emily tells us "after settling in a rural village I brought a puppy into my home, Fenway. When I returned to Boston in 2010 I brought him with me and he immediately got sick on the traditional american dog food diet. After spending lots of time and money on vets and various diets without any improvement, I finally took classes and learned to cook for him myself." This experience changed Emily's life as it would ultimately lead down an exciting path as an entreprenaur in the dog food industry. She launched Fedwell Pet Foods' first product in April of 2014 and is now opening a retail store in Cambridge. Amongst other publicity, Emily has appeared on the Steve Harvey show Funderdome and was also recently featured in a Chronicle segment. Emily also says, "Looking back at my time at LMS, I fondly remember the hands-on learning I experienced, and the curiosity it encouraged in me. LMS supported me to learn and grow at my own pace, and explore my interests, a seed which I believe continues to grow in me!"

Jaclyn Neel ‘95 is on the faculty in Greek & Roman Classics at Temple University. She recently published her second book on Roman myths called Early Rome: Myth and Society.

Owen Evans, ’96 graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. He decided to stay in Rochester after RIT, where he has had various jobs in the tech industry. He currently works at Vuzix, which is a leading developer of smart and augmented reality glasses and headsets.

Garrett Gradozzi '96 recently joined the staff at Wegmans in Natick as a produce team leader after working at Staples for 13 years. He and his wife, Sarah, are buying their first home in Clinton, MA. Travel and golf are two of Garrett's favorite hobbies.
 
Laura Lively ‘96 is married with two children. She and her husband have been traveling the world while working at the State Department, which most recently brought them to Abuja, Nigeria, for two years. They have been enjoying being stateside in the D.C. area while they determine their next overseas move.

Vikram Rangan '96 lives in Boston after finishing medical training in Cleveland last summer. He is starting a job at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital this coming summer.

Zachary Ackles '97 lives in Hooksett, NH with his wife, KIm, and his two children; Hazen, age 3 and Gabrielle, age 5. He works as a graphic artist and media director at Associated Grocers of New England.

Kendra Amidon Barthel '97 lives in Oxford, Michigan with her husband, Cole, and their four children ages eight months to seven years old.

Alan Bifolck '97 reports, "My wife and I are expecting our first child (boy/girl will be a surprise) later this month. I'm still at Dana doing clinical trial finance. I've spent the last seven months learning all about home repair, and putting those new skills to the test by doing lots of work on the house every weekend, all weekend. I enjoy rock climbing (both indoor at the gym and outdoor) and mountain biking...And long walks on the beach.

Charlotte Eccles Hamill '97 works at Bracebridge Capital as a Portfolio Manager. She and her husband and three children live in Boston. They also spend time at their second home in NH, which is a working farm. Charlotte tells us "we have sheep and hay for now, and are planning to try our hands at some row crops this summer".

Janelle Henry ‘97
graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications and has been living in NYC for 10 years. She is a television producer and has worked on shows such as The Chew, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, and HARRY (hosted by Harry Connick Jr.).

Joshua Perlman ‘97 earned his PhD in Geography & Geoinformatics at UC Davis in 2014. He and his wife recently moved to D.C. where he works at Thomson Reuters in agriculture commodities research and forecasting.

Lauren Chikofsky Coblenz '98 is in Pittsburgh, PA, working as an engineer at a start-up that designs self-piloted flying vehicles. She says, "my husband Michael and I welcomed our second daughter last year, and she and our preschooler keep us on our toes. In my spare time, I spin (wool into yarn, not on a stationary bike) and I’ve recently taken up weaving."

Rebecca Taft '98 graduated from MIT last fall with a PhD in Computer Science, and now she is working for a startup called Cockroach Labs (a software company, believe it or not!). She lives in Cambridge, MA with her boyfriend, Raul. She enjoys staying connected to LMS by coming to alumni reunions and being a Horizons LMS board member. This year she'll also be the graduation speaker!"

Carolyn Bernier ‘99 graduated from McGill University in Montreal and lives in NYC with her husband. Carolyn has been working as an RN in labor and delivery for the last 7 years and is in the middle of getting her masters at NYU to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.

After graduating from Wesleyan in 2009, Sara’o Bery ’99 moved to San Francisco. He moved back to New York in 2010 and was a freelance film and commercial producer for 8 years. He now works at A24 Films where he has had the honor of working on the publicity and marketing campaigns of Moonlight, Lady Bird, The Florida Project and other films. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiance, Evan Litwack.

Galen Evans ’99 graduated from George Washington University. He spent two years at the World Bank, where he advanced their use of geo-spatial analysis and was a leading figure in their response to the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. He then moved to Berlin where he graduated first in his MBA class from the European School of Management and Technology, worked for a year as a management consultant, and is now Co-Founder and COO of Konfid.io – a tech consultancy and venture studio.

Emily Ho '99 recently earned a PhD and is moving from Berkeley back to the Boston area. She says, "I’m looking for a scientist position in biotech!" She owns a horse and has many pets; she also likes to bake/cook and knit.

Will Lively ‘99 Is currently living in Washington, D.C., and working as a Human Factors Engineer and Certified Flight Instructor supporting contracts for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - more specifically, on Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM). Will also recently began instructing Private Pilot Ground School courses. and fishing all over the mid-Atlantic area.

Emma Melton ‘99 lives in Somerville and is an attorney in Partners HealthCare System’s Office of the General Counsel, advising hospitals on employment, labor, and patient care matters. Emma received her A.B. in Government from Harvard College in 2009 and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a recipient of the Orthwein Scholar in Law Scholarship. Before law school, Emma was a high school history teacher in the Boston Public Schools and holds a Masters in Education through the Boston Teacher Residency Program.

Elizabeth Pond '99 Lives in Watertown, MA and teaches 4th grade at the Carroll School in Waltham. Lizzie writes, "This year, at Carroll, I've been a part of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional learning community. I've really enjoyed digging deeper into those topics and seeing the impact on myself, our community, and the world around us."  

David Rubin '99 is living in Delray Beach, Florida with his girlfriend, Maria. He recently turned 30 and celebrated this milestone by hiking the Grand Canyon, going to the Masters, and attending the Kentucky Derby. David currently works at Salesforce, a cloud computing company based in San Francisco. On their free time, he and his girlfriend enjoy boating and the beach.

Gregor Walz '99 writes, "Since graduating from Springfield College in 2009 with a BA in Journalism and English, I have bounced around the country working in minor league baseball and college athletics. I started out working with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, then moved down to North Carolina to the Hickory Crawdads. My first gig in college athletics was with Wofford College in South Carolina." Gregor then attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he held two grad assistantships. After graduate school, he came back to the Boston area and worked in the athletic department at Northeastern University. In June 2014, he started his current position as the Director of Athletic Communications for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. He loves to travel and has visited spots all over the US and in Europe--he says he will soon be heading off to Japan with his girlfriend.

2000's

Nina Birger ‘00 lives in Somerville. She recently completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is now working in downtown Boston as a Senior Consultant with Thinkstep -- a sustainability software and services consulting group headquartered in Germany.

Kris Coppola '00 graduated from Johnson & Wales in 2011 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Food Service Management with a minor in Arena Managment. He is currently the Associate Executive Director at New Horizons, a continuum care retirement community located in Marlboro, MA. Kris lives in Stoneham with his wife, Laura. They travel as a hobby and have been to Peru, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Morroco, Greece, Italy, France, Costa Rica and many cities in the USA and Canada. 

Brie Hurd '00 writes, "I am the cheese buyer and one of the founders of The Cheese Shop of Salem, where I basically eat, sleep, and breath all things cheese. Cheese has been my focus since I was 19 years old...I’m driven to support the small farmers and cheesemakers whose products are not only delicious, but truly good for us...The opportunity to build a business that is the manifestation of these values has been incredibly rewarding." Brie is the Vice Chair of the American Cheese Society Education Committee, and a member of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild Advisory Board. Brie tells us that when she is not focused on cheese she can be found cooking, tasting natural wines, reading books on business and leadership, or relaxing with friends and family.

Courtney Sung ‘00 lives in San Francisco and is currently the Director of Business Development for Remix, an urban planning start-up that builds software for local governments.

Brett Wittenberg '00 has been working in video production for five years and last year was promoted to Production Manager. He says that it has been a great role for him and that he is learning about many aspects of video production. Last summer Brett traveled with his family to four European capital cities and this summer looks forward to taking in some Red Sox games. His hobbies include hitting golf balls and kayaking on the Charles River. Brett "Wishes much luck and happiness to his fellow LMS alumni--to current LMS students, enjoy every minute!"

Matt Breen '01 reports, "I'm finishing up my fourth year of med school at UMass in Worcester, and I've submitted my rank order list for applying to Radiology. I'm hoping to go to NYC, but Boston and Worcester are in the running as well. I got married to my college girlfriend, Charlotte, in August of 2016. I've continued doing some visual art and also still play guitar."

Jasper Drisko '01 graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in physics and then went on to complete his PhD in experimental physics from the University of Maryland in 2016. While at Berkeley, Jasper played club soccer and won the 2008 collegiate club soccer national championship. During his time in graduate school, Jasper founded and played the drums in funk/rock band B Side Shuffle, performing at several large festivals and many of the best music venues in the Washington, DC area, including the historic 9:30 Club. Jasper now lives in Boulder, Colorado where he is a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His current research focuses on high-frequency electronics and devices for next generation wireless telecommunications technology.

Darcy Dwyer '01 got married in India and "the whole family made the trip over for the ceremony and 'Family Moon'".

Luke Galford ‘01 is living in New York City and received an MBA from NYU. He works for IBM in one of their strategy consulting practices.

Laini Szostkowski ‘01 is living in Minneapolis, MN and is an elementary teacher at a public charter Montessori school. She recently received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota with a focus on Cultural Studies in science education.

Jeannette Davis ‘02 lives in Hyde Park, MA with her partner and seven year old daughter. She works in construction and is a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union. Jeannette is working towards a business degree at Massbay Community College and also finishing a cosmetology program at Empire Beauty School in Boston.

Ted Ho ‘02 is living in San Francisco and working as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the lab of Karl Deisseroth at Stanford University. He recently finished a PhD at the University of California, San Francisco, in Biophysics, studying the mechanisms of stem cell aging. Previously, Ted completed a joint Bachelors/Masters program at Harvard in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology/Bioengineering.

Cristina Romano ’02 studied Journalism and Political Science at Fordham University. She currently lives in NYC and works as a Digital News Producer at WABC-TV.

After graduating from Smith College, where she studied Economics and Environmental Science, Emily Dwyer ‘03 moved back to Boston. She currently works at Brown Advisory, heading up ESG (environmental, social, governance) research on the equity research team. Emily says, “We help our clients invest their dollars with their values, which is incredibly rewarding.” Emily is currently working on her CFA.

Tom Hatvany ‘03 received a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University and is on the faculty at Shippensburg University in the Psychology Department. In his spare time, Tom enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.

Gwendalyn Moore ‘03 is an associate at a boutique investment bank focused on consumer, technology, and healthcare sectors. She is a member of the Global Shapers, a young professional civic impact group of the World Economic Forum. Additionally, she co-chairs the Youth Leadership Council for SquashBusters, a local mentoring nonprofit, and serves on the Steering Committee of the MFA.” Gwendalyn graduated from Tufts with a B.A. and M.S. in Economics.

Andra Searles ‘03 graduated from Tufts University with a double degree in International Relations and Italian Studies. She now lives in Washington, DC, where she works in Integrated Marketing for Gartner, the world’s largest technology research and advisory company.

After graduating in 2014 from MIT with a degree in chemistry, Vince D’Andrea ‘04 moved to the Bay Area to work in a cancer research lab at Stanford University. He started medical school at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in the fall of 2016, and is now in his third year.

Anthony Mottley Marqusee ‘04 lives in Philadelphia, where he works as a paralegal at a civil legal aid society. He is also involved with restorative justice work and activism against mass incarceration.

Jessica Mulligan ‘04 graduated from Princeton in 2014 and is now living in Washington, D.C. where she works as a Government Relations Manager for a nonprofit organization called the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She recently traveled to Egypt on a fellowship program called “East-West: The Art of Dialogue,” an initiative of the Shafik Gabr Foundation, which seeks to build stronger ties between the Arab and Western worlds.

David Ottenheimer ’04 is now in the fourth year of the neuroscience PhD program at Johns Hopkins. He's been studying how regions of the brain implicated in obtaining and consuming rewards (like food) respond to two different sugar solutions as a way of determining how the brain processes information about the foods we eat.

Lindsay Stanford ‘04 graduated from Georgia Tech and lives in Atlanta where she works for Salesforce as a Senior Portfolio Success Manager. In her free time, she volunteers at a therapeutic riding program and animal shelter, and rides horses.

Olivia Becker ‘05 graduated from George Washington University in 2015 and lives and works in New York City as a journalist. She spent three years working as a reporter and associate producer at Vice News, where she covered the presidential primary campaign trail and worked on Vice’s nightly television news show Vice News Tonight on HBO. She left Vice News in 2017 and has been working as a freelance writer/reporter, including at New York Magazine, and several independent production companies doing documentary development.

Taylor Pierce ’05 graduated from Middlebury College in 2015, with a major in American Studies and a minor in Education. He then participated in the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College, and he worked in recruiting at an asset management firm in Connecticut for 2 years. Taylor works at the Tufts University Career Center on their Employer relations team, where he fosters relationships between students and employers to help increase opportunities for internships and post graduate careers. Taylor is currently a member of the LMS Board of Directors.

Lindsay Mottley Marqusee ‘05 graduated from Medaille College with a degree in Veterinary Tech.

Marielle Rabins ‘05 graduated from Emory in 2016 with a degree in American History and International Studies. She currently works for Senator Elizabeth Warren and lives in D.C.

Hannah Reeve ‘05 graduated from Middlebury College in 2015 and lives in New York City, doing Marketing for a Swedish-based strategy implementation & leadership development consulting firm.

Frank Solomon Stubbs ‘05 lives in Brighton, MA and is in the hospitality industry (working behind the bar at a seafood restaurant in Cambridge).


Jacqueline Anton ‘06 graduated from Brown University and is currently teaching 8th grade math in Hawaii through the Teach for America program. Jacqueline graduated from college with a dual degree in Classics and Visual Arts--her paintings can be found at jacquelineantonart.com.

Peter Connell ‘06 graduated from Boston College in May of 2016 with a business management degree. He did his Army ROTC while there and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant; he subsequently began active duty service following graduation. Peter is currently an Aviation Officer, more specifically an Apache helicopter pilot, and has moved to Fort Drum in NY to serve with the 10th Mountain Division.

After doing a circus arts residency at LMS Eliana Dunlap ‘06 decided that she loved circus performance and went on to pursue it professionally. After high school, she attended both the New England Center for Circus Arts and the École de Cirque de Québec. Since graduating in 2016, she has performed with the company Steal a Step in their world premiere of Kick Before You Drown at the 2016 DC Fringe Festival, and with the 2017 national tour of the Broadway musical Pippin as an acrobat and circus captain; she has performed in venues all over the US and Canada.

Scott Lehman ‘06 recently graduated from Colby College and is now living in Western Massachusetts. He works at Independent System Operator of New England helping to run the electric grid.

Alec Long ‘06 attended BU where he studied history and philosophy. His work in Arts and Arts Administration has taken him to Italy and also to England where he worked in an art gallery in London. Recently he worked in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts and Haley & Steele Gallery in the Back Bay. He has taught art classes at Newton Community Education and the MFA. Alec has volunteered with Boston Health Care for the Homeless at Saint Francis House and has sung with the Marsh Chapel Choir at Boston University.

After graduating from Bucknell University, Evan Turissini ‘06 moved back to Boston where he currently works as a graphic designer for SpeakEasy Stage Company; he is also a working actor. On weekends, Evan performs with the Boston troupe of the international theatrical phenomenon, S***-Faced Shakespeare.

Catherine Allen ’09 graduated from The University of Connecticut, and is currently working as a research assistant in a lab at Duke. She is studying brain cancer genetics and immunology, and enjoys rock climbing.
 

2010's

Ted Hattemer Maier ’10 graduated from Villanova in May with a major in Economics and minors in Political Science and French. After a cross-country drive with an old friend during the first half of this past summer he moved to Washington DC to work in litigation consulting.

Maddie Reingold ‘10 attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and majored in Strategic Communications and Public Relations with a minor in Advertising and Fashion Media.

Spencer Anton ‘11 is a senior at Princeton University where he majors in economics. He reached a #1 ranking in the U.S. as a junior squash player before entering college and now plays on the varsity squash team.

Heather Baba ‘11 was part of the volunteer team at this past year’s Yukon Quest, a 1000-mile dog sled race that starts in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is currently a student and working at a dog kennel in the area. She will eventually attend veterinary school, which aligns with her interest in small mammal medicine.

Olivia Chen ‘11 is currently in her senior year of college at Elon University where she is a Marketing major with a Communications minor. Olivia spent a semester abroad where she studied at Dublin Business School and travelled around Europe. She is the Treasurer of the Elon Equestrian Club and the Assistant Social Chair of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.

Ford Rundell ‘11 lives in Fort Collins, CO and attends CSU as a senior working toward a mechanical engineering Bachelor’s degree.

Cheyenne Bates ’12 began her love for the theater while at LMS and has recently declared a double major in Creative Writing and Theatre with a minor in Psychology at Wheaton College, where she is a junior. Cheyenne wrote a one-minute play that was performed in a group of plays at Trinity Repertory Company’s Every 28 Hour Plays Festival.

Autumn Ceppi ‘12 attends Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She is in the College of Management and also plays college basketball.

Christopher Padilla ‘12 is currently a junior at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he is studying computer science and philosophy. He plays Division I Ultimate Frisbee at school which brings him all over the country. In his free time, Chris enjoys dancing/choreographing and playing intramural sports.

Kaya Reingold ‘12 is a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas majoring in Business and Advertising. She spent her first semester in Switzerland and says that it was an incredible experience. Kaya is on the Board of Engaged Learning, which works to engage students in entrepreneurialism and helping them further their ventures.

Parker Sutton ’12 attends the University of South Carolina studying sport and entertainment management. Parker recently worked at the Augusta National for the 2018 Masters Tournament and has interned at the Major League Lacrosse Headquarters.

Sylvia Blake ‘13 is a sophomore at Smith College where she is leaning towards a major in biology and a minor in Spanish.

Andrew Chen ‘13 is a sophomore at Bridgewater State University and is on the track and field team.

Evan Cuthbertson ‘13 is attending the University of New Haven majoring in Music and Sound Recording. In his free time, Evan plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys making music.

Matthew Foutter ‘13 is a sophomore at the University of Michigan in the College of Engineering and will soon declare a major in Aerospace Engineering. He is a member of Michigan’s solar car team and helped to prepare a car to partake in the American Solar Challenge this past summer.

Galen Rokosz ‘13 is currently a sophomore at Chapman University in CA where he is studying screenwriting.

Amanda Traylor ‘13 attends Mt. Allison University, NB Canada, where she is a sophomore majoring in biology.

Demetra Vernet ‘13 is currently a sophomore at George Washington University studying biological anthropology on a pre-med track. She recently went on a public health service trip to Leogane, Haiti with a non-profit called YourStory International. Demetra tells us that she is part of an a cappella group at college and that they just competed in the ICCA’s (international championship for collegiate acapella) and made it to the quarterfinals ”...which was pretty awesome.”

Jordan Idehen ’14 graduated from Beaver Country Day School where he was a 3-year varsity soccer player and also played soccer for GPS. He is currently attending Brown University as a biology major. His interests are biology, writing, and finance.

Danny Overton ‘15 is a senior at Lexington High School. He is co-president of the school’s GSA and also speaks on panels about his experience.

Tyler Sandy ’15 attends high school at Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall School. He is particularly interested in history and current political issues. Tyler has been captain of the cross-country team at CHCH for the past two years, and he led his team to the championship!

Bella Toomey ‘15 attended Lexington High school after LMS and in her Junior year changed directions and enrolled in an online school program at Laurel Springs School so that she could have more flexibility to pursue her passion of equestrian riding. She is currently living in Florida with her two horses to be able to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Brandon Voci ‘15 is a senior at Wellesley High School, where he is a Class Officer and also the Treasurer of the Diversity Club--an organization he co-founded in 2016 to provide community-involvement opportunities for students who attend Wellesley High but live in Boston. For the past three years he has been an active member in a National Debate Organization through his school’s debate club. In 2017, he published a second book “Greater than One.” To promote his book, he speaks at town meetings and community events.

Anya Wintner ‘16 is a junior at Bedford High School. Outside of classes, she is an editor of the school’s art and literary magazine. Anya was introduced to Kroka Expeditions when she was in 7th grade at LMS and has returned every summer. She discovered a love for white-water paddling and this past summer participated in Kroka’s capstone expedition for three weeks in Canada.