Fall 2018 Regional Updates

Bay Area

The Bay Area got off to a great start with an orientation and goal-setting reception on August 18. The committee took their seven Fellows to see a San Francisco Giants baseball game on September 11, 2018. Pictured are (left to right) Anu Pattabiraman ’10 (committee volunteer), Yash Huilgol ’18, Erin Lynch ’18, Natalie Larkin ’18, Mark Goldstein ’18, Martin Kurian ’18, Jonah Donnenfield ’18, Tiffany Lee ’11 (committee volunteer), and Michelle Arader Fort ’10 (committee chair). The committee also hosted a seminar on Managing Up on October 18, which received very positive feedback from the Fellows; a fellow from a similar program at Stanford joined them.


Boston

The Boston Area Committee kicked off the year with lunch and a swan boat ride on August 18. In the picture on the left, above, in the front row: Alice Tao ’17 (volunteer), Alice Frederick ’17, Minjia Tang ’18, Kelly Hatfield ’17 (volunteer), Heather Barnard Gruber ’96 (volunteer).

Back row: Rebecca Curtin (volunteer), Sitraka St. Michael ’11 (volunteer), Maranatha Teferi ’16, Jonathan Yu ’18, Caitlin Sullivan ’07 (volunteer), Liam Fitzgerald ’18, and Julia Perlmutter ’17.


Chicago

The Chicago Area Committee hosted a kick-off event on September 9. Front row: Carol Obertubbesing ‘73 (volunteer), Emily Pauls ‘18, Virginia Midkiff ‘16 (committee chair), Alice Mar-Abe ‘18, My Bui ‘18; mentors Kristen Molloy ’08, and Vince Anderson ’65; Chris Shin ‘18, Samantha DeKoven ‘94 (mentor), Sherry Holland (volunteer), Andrew Hahm ‘17 (recent Fellow).
Back row: Fiona Bell (friend of one of the Fellows), Ankush Rakhit ‘18, Courtney Wax ‘18, Kristen Smith ‘03 (mentor), Latalia White ‘13 (mentor/ committee member); committee members Rebecca Deaton ’91, Kirsten Hull ’99, and Stacy McAuliffe ’98; Michael Manning ’17 (recent Fellow), Nkosi Shangwa ’18, Ben Levenson ‘15 (mentor); and committee members Tom Allison ’66 and Nathalie Langerfeld ’09.

 

Committee member Lindsay Wall’s children, Callie and Ozzie Wall (above) also joined in the fun!

Special thanks to Carol Obertubbesing ‘73 for hosting the 2018-19 Fellows on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise on September 9, just before the kick-off event. Back row: Chris Shin ’18, Ben Levenson ‘15 (mentor), Ankush Rakhit ’18, and Nkosi Shangwa ’18. Front row: Courtney Wax ’18, Alice Mar-Abe ’18, Fiona Bell, and Emily Pauls ’18.


New Jersey

In July 2018, the New Jersey Area Committee got the year off to a great start with a meet and greet. Fellows got the chance to meet their mentors. Pictured above, front row: Norah Reich k’00, Kristen Epstein ’97, Rick Ober ’65, and Rosed Serrano ’18.
Middle: Michael Novek ‘08 and his daughter, Josie.

Back row: Jean Trujillo *95, Audrey Henry ’76, Tom Magnus ’77, Mercy Byrne ’83, Kevin Reich ’00 and his daughter Maeve, Marsha Rosenthal ’76, Jacobine Dru ’07, Anna Kapolka ’18, Ava Torjani ’18, Kabbas Azhar ’18, Kayla Moffett ’18, John Heilner ’64, and Bill Woodrow ’71.

Audrey Henry ’76 met with Kabbas Azhar ’18, her mentee.
Mercy Byrne ’83 chats with Anna Kapolka ’18.

New York

Project 55 Fellows enjoyed a kick-off event at Judy Hole Suratt s’55’s home on September 4. This year 20 Fellows will be working at 15 different partner organizations in New York City. Pictured, left to right: Rainah Berlowitz ’97, Edric Huang ’18, Maraiya S. Hakeem ’12, Scott Taylor ’75, Dominic Michel ’70, Rochelle Forni ’18, Kef Kasdin ’85, Carolyn Birbiglia ’11, Reinaldo Maristany IV ’18, Nitasha Siddique ’18, Katrina Davies ’18, Maia Craver ’18, Kelly McCabe ’18, and Aaron Sun ’18.

Attendees listen intently at the NY Area Committee kick-off event.

Washington, D.C.

In Washington, D.C. Clara Botstein ’07—Project 55 and Emerging Leader alumna—opened up her home to host the Area Committee’s kick-off event for the Fellows in September. On October 25, Meaghan Byrne ’10 and Alan Platt ’66 (pictured left) spoke about navigating career paths at a seminar held for the Fellows. Victoria Navarro ’18, current Fellow at PeerForward, is pictured on the right.

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