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These newsbytes are current as of January 1, 2005.


  • Dr. Edward "Gene" (or "Kirb") Kirby – Kentucky 1963 (08/19/2004)
    is the owner/developer of Kirby Eye Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center (a multi-specialty outpatient surgery facility). The ophthalmologist works in Marble Falls, Texas.
  • Robert "Bob" (or "Johhny Reb") Ward Jr. – South Carolina 1963 (06/29/2003 and 09/25/2004)
    is employed by CommScope Inc. as their CIC (Cable-In-Conduit) Engineering Manager in Statesville, North Carolina. His work duties include being responsible for Materials, Product, and Process Engineering administration and oversight. His daughter, Angela, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University (Bob's alma mater) with a BS in Psychology in May 2004. His son, Bobby, recently completed his freshman year at Appalachian State University majoring in Industrial Design.
  • Charles Campana, PhD – Montana 1964 (07/11/2004)
    is a Senior Scientist in Madison, Wisconsin for Bruker AXS Inc. (a primary commercial instrument manufacturer for x-ray crystallographic instrumentation). He is a specialist in the application of single crystal x-ray diffraction methods in the field of chemical crystallography.
  • William "Bill" Hilton Jr. – South Carolina 1964, Staph 1968+ (08/19/2004)
    is the Executive Director for the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in York, South Carolina. He invites you to check out his Web sites at http://www.hiltonpond.org and http://www.rubythroat.org. Bill received a 42-month National Science Foundation grant in support of "Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project," making Hilton Pond Center one of the few non-profits and likely the smallest organization in the U.S. to receive an NSF award.
  • Edward "Ed" Strassberger – Maryland 1964 (08/19/2004)
    is the President and an Instructor at Strassberger Software Training, Inc. in Billerica, Massachusetts. His job entails teaching computer programming and writing course material, and flying his Piper Turbo Arrow around the country to corporate clients.
  • Brady Vick PhD – North Dakota 1964 (08/20/2004)
    works as the Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Sunflower Research Unit at the Northern Crop Science Laboratory in Fargo, North Dakota. He supervises a team of six other scientists and eight technicians who work to increase genetic diversity for improvement of cultivated sunflowers and to manage disease and insect pests of the crop.
  • Dr. Kirk E. Fry – Iowa 1965 (08/20/2004)
    is a Molecular Geneticist and works as the Director of Computational Biology at XDx, Inc. in South San Francisco, California.
  • Thomas Shick – Pennsylvania 1965 (05/16/2004)
    invites any NYSC alumni in his neighborhood of Birchrunville, Pennsylvania to feel free to stop by. His work finds him as the Chief Operating Officer and a co-owner of Clear Spring Inc., a small custom training development company.
  • Dr. Daniel "Dan" Goodenberger – Nebraska 1966 (08/19/2004)
    is a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Medical Education at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He oversees the faculty who supervise resident physicians, and publishes the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics and related texts. He also maintains a practice in pulmonary and critical care with an emphasis on neuromuscular respiratory diseases and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. His son, James, graduated from Stanford a year ago, and is a software engineer at Google. (Dan is "counting on the IPO to fund his retirement and get him the nursing home with the ocean view," although he lists an alternate retirement plan – move to Turks and Caicos, live on a boat, work as part-time consultant at University of West Indies). His daughter, Katie, starts at Washington University this fall.
  • Steven L. Bernasek, PhD – Kansas 1967 (08/20/2004)
    has worked as a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University since 1975. He researches and teaches in physical chemistry and surface chemistry. "I work with a group of about eight graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows on problems of surface chemical reactions and surface modification chemistry. I also work as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, helping to manage the Analytical and Surface Chemistry research programs of the Foundation."
  • Craig Solomonson – Minnesota 1967, Staph 1969 (06/18/2004)
    can be found in Cambridge, Minnesota, where he works as an Independent Contractor. After spending 25 years designing educational titles for the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC), he does consulting work for educational software publishers. His work history includes working on/designing such titles as The Oregon Trail, TessellMania, and Number Munchers. He and his wife Barbara have three children: Chris, Jenny, and Jon. [Home Page]
  • John Darrow – Colorado 1968 (08/19/2004)
    is a retired Senior Software Engineer for Qwest in Denver, Colorado. He keeps busy by serving as a Volunteer/Webmaster/Past State President for the Colorado Right to Life Committee, as a volunteer and board member of the Community Ministry of Southwest Denver, and as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Telecommunications History Group. He has 8 children, 2 grandchildren, and shares a Web site with a family picture: http://darrow.faithweb.com/Darrow2002b.jpg.
  • Lawrence "Larry" Washington, PhD – Massachusetts 1968 (08/23/2004)
    is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
  • Dr. William "Bill" Benitz – Alaska 1969 (08/20/2004)
    is a Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and the Stanford Director of Nurseries at Packard Children's Hospital. His employer is Stanford University.
  • Dr. Brian Lamb – Idaho 1969 (08/23/2004)
    is the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. His son, Erik, was a 1999 NYSC delegate from Washington.
  • Walter "Chip" Morris, PhD – Montana 1969 (08/23/2004)
    is the Owner and Director of the Acton School of Ballet and the Artistic Director for the Commonwealth Ballet in Acton, Massachusetts. He married Melissa Southworth on July 2, 2004.
  • Campbell "Cam" Wilson – Washington 1969 (08/22/2004)
    resides in Sequim, Washington. He works as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.


  • Dr. Alfredo "Che" Guevara Jr. – Texas 1970 (08/20/2004)
    works at the Santa Cruz Urology Clinic in Nogales, AZ, as a physician/surgeon.
  • David Jones, PhD – Vermont 1970 (04/28/2004)
    is a Senior Advisor for the Federal Reserve Board in D.C. His work involves supervising research and policy analysis dealing with bank regulatory matters. He and his wife of 20 years, Nancy, have three children: Philip (16), Nathan (14), and Collin (10), and live in Burke, VA.
  • Stephen "Steve" Rimsa – Massachusetts 1970 (05/07/2004)
    lives in Westford, MA. Becton Bickinson Biosciences employs him as their Director of Engineering.
  • Harry Brendle – Oregon 1971 (08/19/2004)
    works for Brown & Brown Insurance in Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • Sue Hilton – Staph 1971-1972, 1974-1976 (08/23/2004)
    serves at the School Counselor and Director of Guidance at York Comprehensive High School in York, SC. She and her husband, Bill SC64, hold the honor of having the first child of a science camper to attend NYSC as a delegate – Billy Hilton (SC 1995). Of historical note, Sue was instrumental in developing the transition plan for inclusion of female delegates to NYSC in the mid-70s.
  • Dr. Roland Lee – California 1971 (03/31/2004 and 08/15/2004)
    is a Professor of Radiology in Residence and a Neuroradiologist at the University of California in San Diego. He also serves as the Director of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and was one of this year's NYSCAA reunion coordinators. He notes, "Really enjoyed the reunion in San Diego ... and re-acquainting myself with prior campers, as well as attending seminars there by former campers."
  • David "Dave" Stephens – Delaware 1971 (08/20/2004)
    works in Baltimore, MD, at The Bryn Mawr School. There, he wears many hats: math teacher, cross country coach, yearbook advisor, financial aide associate, and institutional research coordinator. He and his wife, Alice, have two children – Danny (14) and Matt (11). Soon, he will become the Secretary/Treasurer of the new SIGMAA (special interest group) for advanced high school teaching for the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) and has been lecturing at NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) conferences around the country this year.
  • Eric D'Asaro, PhD – New Jersey 1972 (08/19/2004)
    is a Professor of Oceanography for the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • Russ Kremer, PhD – Nebraska 1972 (08/20/2004)
    is the Vice President and General Manager of Freiberger Compound Materials USA, Inc. He runs US operations for this German semiconductor company located in Dayton, OH.
  • James Michel, MD, PhD – Oregon 1972 (08/20/2004)
    is a faculty tutor at Harvard University. He is employed in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department.
  • Don Ristroph – Louisiana 1972, Staph 1973 (08/20/2004)
    owns Golden Ridge Plantation and St. Barbra Plantation in Baton Rouge, LA. He and his wife have 3 children.
  • Rory Waters – Alabama 1972 (10/12/2004)
    is enjoying his second career, working as the Technology Instructor and Coordinator for the Quad County Alternative School in Starkville, MS. A Retired Naval Officer and Desert Storm Veteran, he has two kids and four grandkids.
  • Jerome "Jerry" Gilbert, PhD – Mississippi 1973 (08/19/2004)
    works at Mississippi State University as Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. His son, Peter, was an NYSC delegate in 2002 from MS.
  • Dr. William "Bill" Steers – Ohio 1973 (08/20/2004)
    is a Professor and Chair of Urology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesvile, VA. He also serves as President of a physicians' practice plan and runs Three Notched Vineyard.
  • John Davis – South Carolina 1974, Staph 1977-1982 (05/31/2004)
    moved from Spartanburg, SC, to Cary, NC, in 2/03 to change from Sales to R&D with SAS Institute. His work focus is doing "customer simulation testing of our software, trying to find bugs and inconsistencies before our customers do." He has two children: Amanda (16) and Benjamin (13).
  • Dr. David Gurney – Washington 1974 (08/20/2004)
    is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
  • Dr. James "Jimmy" Tcheng – Kentucky 1974 (08/20/2004)
    serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Health System.
  • Lee Altenberg, PhD – California 1975, Lecturer 1987 (04/06/2004 and 08/19/2004)
    works at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an Associate Professor in Information and Computer Sciences. He teaches Discrete Mathematics and Evolutionary Computation over the Internet and writes that he has "adopted 'How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics' for (his) Evolutionary Computation course." His invitation: "Look me up if you're coming to Maui! I'd love to schmooze with some NYSC alumni and show you some of Maui's nicest spots."
  • David "Dave" Masunaga – Hawaii 1975 (08/20/2004)
    continues to work at the Iolani School in Honolulu, HI, as a Senior Master in Mathematics. He returns yearly to share a lecture with the science campers.
  • Dr. Sam Sharar – Montana 1975 (08/20/2004)
    works in Bainbridge Island, WA, at the University of Washington as a Professor of Anesthesiology. His focus is pediatric and trauma anesthesiology and is active in research in burn pain, virtual reality analgesia, trauma systems development, and pediatric trauma care. He adds that he has two very cool kids – Rudy (15) and Rebecca (12).
  • Steve Hendricks – Arkansas 1976 (11/16/2004)
    Is currently a full-time stay-at-home dad "after 18 years of Computer Engineering and a year teaching middle school science". He and his wife, Angelina, welcomed Elizabeth (their first) into their world in July 2004. San Diego, CA, is home for them.
  • Keith Van Sickle – California 1976 (08/19/2004)
    reports "very fond memories of the NYSC, despite the fact that (his) clothes got lost in transit and (he) had to spend 3 weeks in a pair of overalls!" Happily married since 1989, Keith works as the CFO for Tensilica, Inc., in Santa Clara, CA.
  • Tony Smithson – Alabama 1976 (08/08/2004)
    works for Schlumberger as a Nuclear Magnetics Product Champion. His job entails supporting Nuclear Magnetic Resonance acquisition and development in oil and gas wells around the world – "an MRI for oil wells". He and his wife, Deborah, have two sons: Lee (16) and Zach (12). Their home is in Sugarland, TX.
  • Kathleen (Howland) Krimmel – Pennsylvania 1976 (07/17/2004)
    resides in Palm, PA.
  • Bob Horton, PhD – North Carolina 1977 (04/25/2004)
    lives in West Linn, OR.
  • Dr. Victoria "Vicky" Norwood – Tennessee 1977 (08/23/2004)
    is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Pediatric Nephrologist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She writes that she's "taken the plunge into parenthood!" with the birth of Katherine Anne Kahler back in December 2003.
  • Ina Ahern – New Hampshire 1978 (08/20/2004)
    works as a Science Teacher at Plymouth Regional High School in Plymouth, NH.
  • Linda Boone, DVM – South Carolina 78, ST84-85, (08/29/2004)
    resides in Royal Palm Beach, FL. She works as an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian.
  • Eric Evans, PhD – Ohio 1978 (09/09/2004)
    labors as the Division Head for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory in the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division. He can be found in Groton, MA, and has two children.
  • David "Dave" Sitter – North Dakota 1978, Staph 1980-1982, (09/28/2004)
    calls Baltimore, MD, home, along with his wife, Laura, and two children: Katherine (14) and Andrew (8). His income is provided by Black & Decker where he works as a Senior Safety Assurance Manager. "I work in the Product Liability Department, tasked with the safety of many of our product lines. I attend safety reviews, inspect product alleged to have caused fires or injuries, and provide technical support and expert testimony in court cases."
  • Kevin Holsinger – Idaho 1979 (08/22/2004)
    works in Mountain View, CA, at his "day job" – Software Manager for Spectra Physics where he designs and develops electronics and software to control lasers. His passion, however, is music "in the form of harp or handbells" and notes that he runs a small business of renting harps, as well as performing and publishing arrangements and compositions. His wife, Carol, is a harpist he married in 1983.
  • D.B. "Zoon" Nguyen – Washington 1979 (04/19/2004 and 09/29/2004)
    will call Pittsburg, KS, home as of mid-October 2004. His employer is American Radiation Oncology. Zoon still returns to sunny Camp Pocahontas yearly to lecture.
  • Steve O'Neil – Montana 1979 (03/22/2004 and 08/09/2004)
    is one of our alumni who resides overseas (Strasslach, Germany). He works in Ottobrunn as a Global Operations Director for Tyco Electronics.
  • Dr. Marc Schwartzberg – Delaware 1979 (08/19/2004)
    is the Director at Lake Vascular Institute as well as the Director for Interventional Radiology at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, FL.
  • Marjorie Varner – Texas 1979 (07/07/2004)
    runs a one-woman show as the Administrator of Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute in Virginia. She states she wrote her own job description and that the program offers "non-credit, daytime, college-level courses for persons over the age of 50 in the DC metro area .... Everyone involved in ALRI, from the instructors (mostly full professors at local universities) to the Board of Directors is a volunteer .... In less than two years from start-up, ALRI has grown to over 500 members and is offering 30 courses this semester." Marjorie and Dave have two kids: Monica and Mark, and she admits she and her husband have a "mid-life 350Z" in which they zoom around.


  • Dr. Mack Hinson – Tennessee 1981, Staph 1982 (09/14/2004)
    and his wife have two boys: Sam (4) and Eli (2). They live in Mercer Island, WA, where Mack is an Attending Neonatologist for the Pediatrix Medical Group of Washington (primarily at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle).
  • Julie Jernberg – Indiana 1981 (09/03/2004)
    is an Urgent Care/Internal Medicine doc at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, during the summer and school holidays. During the school year, she and her family (two boys, 9 and 5, and a husband of unspecified age) lives in Tucson, AZ. Her husband, Randy Horwitz, is the medical director for the Integrative Medicine clinic at the University of Arizona, so the family relocated Tucson two years ago. She writes of the boys and herself, "We get to escape the Arizona heat in the summers and return to Madison."
  • David Zigan – Indiana 1981 (11/25/2004)
    and his family (wife Sylvie, Matthew (6), Clarisse (4), Nicholas (2), and Timothy (not yet born)) call West Chester, OH, home. David works for GE in Cincinnati as a Systems Engineer. He comments, "Always brings back good memories when I think about 'camp' - an awesome bunch of people."
  • Dr. Aaron Gilbert – Florida 1982 (08/19/2004)
    is an attending Physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His areas of practice include rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine, and medical acupuncture. He also has taken on multiple administrative duties, including oversight of the hospital's quality improvement activities, and teaches at Northwestern University Medical School.
  • Kathy (Hewitt) Giori – Minnesota 1982 (09/11/2004)
    lives with her husband and two sons in Stanford, CA. She is employed as the Director Product Management at Sputnik Inc.
  • Ramie Leibnitz, PhD – Washington 1982 (06/24/2004)
    is the CEO for Popular Immunology in Aurora, CA. Popular Immunology is trying to launch an e-magazine of the same name, she writes. She claims a daughter, Eloise (6), two college-age stepsons, Charles and Stephen, and a husband, John.
  • Dr. Kraig Melville – Virginia 1982 (09/14/2004)
    serves as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Calvert Memorial Hospital. In addition, he is the Medical Director for their Cardiac Rehab and the Medical Director for the Nuclear Response for Calvert County. Finally, he is a Researcher and serves on the Steering Committee for PECARN. He resides in Davidsonville, MD, and has three kids: Alex (5), Kayleigh (3), and Victoria (1).
  • Dennis Morris – California 1982 (05/03/2004)
    is an Attorney for Haight, Brown & Bonsteel LLP. He resides in Pacific Palisades, CA, and is the owner and Winemaker for Villa Spalla Vineyard and Winery in Mariposa, CA.
  • Tami (Huisenga) Nelson – South Dakota 1982 (09/12/2004)
    just relocated to China, where she will spend the next 3-4 years working in Caterpillar's Xuzhou, China, manufacturing facility.
  • Laureen Petrocchi – Rhode Island 1982 (03/23/2004 and 06/12/2004)
    works in Providence, RI, for Johnson and Wales University. Her training is in Electronic Engineering.
  • Craig Thulin, PhD – Utah 1982 (05/07/2004)
    is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University. More specifically, he is the Director of BYU's Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility. He claims three kids, two goats, and one cat.
  • Lucia Tsai, PhD – Washington 1982 08/22/2004)
    now resides in Brussels, Belgium. She and her husband of 14 years, Luis Enriquez, have one son, Luis.
  • David Borthwick – Kansas 1984 (04/25/2004)
    is an Associate Professor in the Math/CS Department at Emory University in Atlanta. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children: Julia and Benjamin.
  • Heather Gildea – Vermont 1984 (08/20/2004)
    serves as the Chair of the Science Department and as a Biology Teacher at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA. She and her husband, John, have two girls: Riley (6) and Miriam (2).
  • Amanda "Mandy" Woodward – Colorado 1984 (08/19/2004)
    is pursuing a PhD in Design and Planning (expected August 2005). She also works in Snyder, CO, as an instructor of design and has a computer consulting business. She and her husband spend their free time hand-building a strawbale house.
  • Jay Baltisberger, PhD – North Dakota 1985, Staph 1989 (08/20/2004)
    works in Berea, KY, as a Professor of Physical Chemistry. His research area continues to be MRI and solid state NMR spectroscopy. Jay was a Fulbright Scholar working in Lyon, France, during his 2001-2002 sabbatical and returned there this summer (2004) for two more months of work. He and his wife, Julie, have a daughter, Katarina, who is now a first-grader. Jay also writes that, "My wife had a stem cell transplant in 2002 at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and so far, so good with no sign of the cancer (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) returning." He continues to try to keep his NYSC web site functional for the 1985 alumni: http://chemistry.berea.edu/~jhb/nysc/.
  • Robin Chin – Nevada 1985 (08/23/2004)
    is a resident of Monterey Park, CA.
  • Betsy Fretwell – South Carolina 1985 (08/25/2004)
    serves Las Vegas as its Deputy City Manager. She is responsible for a budget of over $170M and seven departments (fire and rescue, detention and enforcement, municipal court, neighborhood services, leisure services, administrative services, and human resources). Also, she is planning the city's centennial celebration and the restoration of the historic federal courthouse/post office.
  • Rik Johnsson – Maryland 1985 (08/20/2004)
    now works as a Mechanical Engineer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His work responsibilities include planning and designing fire research experiments, procuring and assembling instrumentation, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and reporting and publishing results. He notes that he enjoyed the NYSCAA 1993 reunion in WV, and hopes to attend more reunions in the future when his kids (Victoria "Tori" (3) and Benjamin "Ben" (6 months) grow a bit older. Factoid: Rik was the alum who recommended Mac Louthan as a camp speaker!
  • Sara (Schnittjer) Tucker – Iowa 1985 (09/30/2004)
    can be found in NYC, NY. She works for the Dia Art Foundation as their Director of Digital Media. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two children: Emma (5) and Owen (1).
  • William "Bill" Grubb III – Georgia 1986 (08/19/2004)
    serves as the Director of New Product Introduction in Athens, GA, for NORAMCO, Inc. (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson). Bill oversees the commercialization of new chemical manufacturing processes for pharmaceutical customers.
  • Daniel Kuespert, PhD – Maryland 1986 (08/24/2004)
    is the owner and Managing Member of Snowy Owl LLC (a consulting and publishing firm focused on chemical safety). He also owns a second separate firm that rents and sells safety equipment. Daniel married Martha (high school sweetheart who sent letters to Camp!) in 1989; they have one daughter, Elisabeth (11).
  • Andrew "Andy" Gerard – New Hampshire 1986, Staph 1990 (04/05/2004 and 07/10/2004)
    runs the Stanford Men's Cross Country Team (2003 NCAA Division 1 Champions, btw). He and his wife, Ashley, are expecting their first child in November 2004.
  • Dr. Marcus Higi – Alaska 1986, Staph 1992 (08/19/2004)
    works part-time doing Family Practice and ER work as a locums physician. He is also working on a novel – "a Southwestern Thriller set on the Navajo Reservation".
  • Eric Leuliette, PhD – West Virginia 1986, Staph 1988-1989 (09/14/2004)
    is now an Assistant Research Professor. His employer is the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Dr. Ashita Tolwani, MD – Alabama 1986 (08/23/2004)
    recently received an MS degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an Assistant Professor in Nephrology and the Nephrology Fellowship Director at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
  • Dr. Tiffany Pearson – Oregon 1987 (06/10/2004)
    is both a consulting Veterinarian and the Owner of Noah's Ark Pet Hospital in Amarillo, TX. She is nearing completion of her Texas Teacher Certification from West Texas A&M University. She expounds on her "soapbox", stating, "Feel the need to excite younger generations about science. I'm not even sure the local school districts know about NYSC. They don't participate in the regional ISEF affiliated science fair, even though it's held right here at Amarillo College. Many people think I will be 'giving up' veterinary medicine, but that's not true. My skills are primarily diagnostic and telephones work well for accessing information from my brain/mouth. I hope to convince some people that a student shouldn't be told, 'You're too smart to teach'. I've heard that a lot lately. We need to have 'smart' teachers, especially in the sciences." Tiffany has two children: a son (5_) and a daughter (4), both "brilliant and challenging."
  • Sheila (Schmidt) Stevens, PhD – Iowa 1987, Staph 1989-1990, 2004 (07/27/2004)
    is approaching a decade of marriage to Russ in September 2004! A recent resignation from Kyphon, Inc. coincided with her husband's five month leave of absence from Boeing Space Systems. She writes, "I have been consulting nearly full time since then, whenever we are not off on other adventures. We were able to return to NYSC as Outdoor Co-Coordinators for 2004 and plan to spend nearly 4 weeks in New Zealand this fall." They reside in Santa Clara, CA.
  • Dan Meyer, PhD – Vermont 1988 (09/07/2004)
    resides in Calgary, Canada, with his wife, Claire, and two daughters, Sophie (5) and Daisy (3). He works as a Senior Project Archaeologist for Lifeways of Canada Limited. His work involves undertaking historical resources impact assessments and excavations prior to development activities (primarily in Alberta). In addition, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor or Archaeology at the University of Calgary.
  • Frances "Fran" Poodry – New York 1988, Staph 1999-2001 (08/19/2004)
    is a Physics Teacher at West Chester East High School in Pennsylvania, as well as an adjunct faculty member in physics at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She and Greg Pitter NV92 are planning a July 2005 wedding!
  • Patricia "Trish" (Welch) Saleeby – Pennsylvania 1988 (08/19/2004)
    is a Visiting Assistant Professor for the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She obtained her PhD in Social Work from Washington University in 2004. In 2002, she married her husband John.
  • Nathalie Viart, PhD – France 1988 (08/20/2004)
    works as a researcher in Materials Chemistry at the Institute for Materials Physics and Chemistry of Strasbourg, France. Currently, she works on improving magnetoresistive devices through the insertion of oxides. A second focus is on the elaboration of such oxides by Pulsed Laser Ablation. In addition, she teaches general and materials chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, France. In 1998, she married Thierry Hanser.
  • Dr. Stephen Cico – Indiana 1989 (07/14/2004 and 08/15/2004)
    is a Faculty Physician and Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He recently completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  • Dr. Jody (Habel) Engel – Wyoming 1989 (11/05/2004)
    is a Veterinarian and the owner of Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital in Evergreen, CO. She and her husband, Toby, welcomed a daughter, Delaney Rose, into the family in December 2003.
  • Liwen Mah – California 1989, Staph 1990-1992, 2002 (06/18/2004)
    lives in Albany, CA, with his wife, Yvette. He will receive his JD from U.C. Berkeley in May 2005 and will focus his practice on environmental law and intellectual property law.
  • Steven Meitner – Rhode Island 1989 (06/17/2004)
    resides in West Warwick, RI. He shares this greeting: "Hello all my fellow 1989 Alumni friends. Hopefully some of you will remember me in a fond light ... Drop me a line (stevmei@cs.com). Would love to hear how life has treated you after 15 years! I have been a mechanical engineer for 10 years and am now going to try out the career of teaching physics to high school students."
  • Mark Tremblay – New Hampshire 1989 (08/18/2004)
    is a Management Consultant for Monitor Group in NYC.


  • Bret Aarden – Wisconsin 1990 (??/??/2004)
    has started a new position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory.
  • Dr. Ann Anderson Berry – Wyoming 1990 (09/13/2004)
    lives in Omaha, NE, with her husband, Tom, and their daughter, Elizabeth (2). She works as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology for the University of Nebraska teaching medical students and pediatric residents there and at Creighton University.
  • Clara (Chang) Auty – New York 1990 (07/15/2004)
    recently changed her name when she married Ronald Auty in June 2004. They reside in Rochester, NY, where Clara is entering a third year of private family practice in an urban, underserved practice.
  • Grant Bromhal, PhD – West Virginia 1990 (09/21/2004)
    resides in Morgantown, WV. There, he works as a Research Engineer for National Energy Technology Laboratory (with the Department of Energy). He explains, "Mostly, I perform computer modeling of fluid flow in porous media, particularly for carbon sequestration and oil recovery. I help oversee graduate student and contractor involvement in our research projects."
  • Joshua Gladstone – Nevada 1990 (09/15/2004)
    and his wife reside in San Jose, CA, and are excited to announce that they are expecting in March of 2005. Joshua works at Cisco as a Systems Engineering Manager.
  • Dan Provenzano, PhD – California 1990 (09/12/2004)
    works for Orbits Lightwave, Inc. (a startup company making fiber optic lasers) as their Director of Manufacturing. He and his wife, Traci, have one son, Noah (1), and live in Arcadia, CA. He lists his main hobby as cowboy action shooting: "My alias is Leadgiver, and I run the club website: http://www.holeinthewall.org."
  • Keith Schneider, PhD – Missouri 1990 (03/26/2004 and 08/19/2004)
    is a visiting psychology fellow at Princeton University. He received his PhD in March 2002 from the University of Rochester in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and currently studies the brain and visual system using functional MRI. He and his wife, Dagmar, have a recent addition to their family (July 31, 2004): Felix.
  • Hong Hanh Vo, JD – Oklahoma 1990 (08/31/2004)
    married her law school sweetheart in 2000; they expect their first child toward the end of this calendar year and live in Santa Clara, CA. Hong Hanh works as a Senior Corporate Counsel at SumTotal Systems, Inc. and, as an attorney, is responsible for their corporate transactions. She writes, "I think about NYSC all the time and hope that my children will have the same wonderful opportunity as I had 14 plus years ago."
  • Kerry Yurewicz, PhD – Michigan 1990 (08/26/2004)
    is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
  • Dr. Annie Collier – Virginia 1991 (10/19/2004)
    is an Attending Emergency Physician at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in the Bronx. She lives in Yonkers, NY, and has been a USA Rugby player from 2003 - present.
  • Pam (Daly) Kadakia – Ohio 1991 (07/24/2004)
    resides in NYC, NY.
  • Ed Matson – New York 1991 (05/31/2004)
    works as a Principal Engineer for Solectron Technical Center, where he does mechanical design and analysis for telecom. He married Melissa Love in May 2004; they reside in Cary, NC. Ed served as one of the Research Triangle reunion coordinators several years ago.
  • Taunya (Wright) Nesin – Tennessee 1991, Staph 1992-1993 (08/20/2004)
    gave birth to a daughter, Talia, in November 2003. She lives in Newton, MA.
  • Dr. Thomas Rangitsch – Wyoming 1991, Staph 1997 (09/13/2004)
    resides in Lander, WY. His workplace is Riverton Memorial Hospital where he is a rural ER doctor. He notes, "I take care of lots of horse accidents and grizzly bear maulings." Also, he comments, "I have found the climbing here to be just as good as at Seneca."
  • Dr. John Scherschel – Indiana 1991 (10/15/2004)
    is currently underway in a Cardiology Fellowship at Indiana University's Krannert Institute. He received his board certification in Internal Medicine this year. His wife, Catherine, and he have one daughter, Elizabeth (1); they reside in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Josh Sheldon – Pennsylvania 1991, Staph 1996, 1999 (08/19/2004)
    works as a Senior Content Producer for the JASON Foundation for Education in Needham, MA. His current focus is writing a middle school science curriculum.
  • Chris Taylor – West Virginia 1991, Staph 1992-1994 (08/19/2004)
    serves as the West Coast Partner for Trilogy, a 400 person software company based in Austin, TX. He spends a lot of time in L.A., he conveys.
  • Patricia "Pat" (Chou) Zweiback – California 1991 (08/19/2004)
    is an Investment Associate/Stock Analyst for J&W Seligman in Palo Alto, CA. She married Jason in April 2004.
  • Dr. Valerie Danielson – Montana 1992 (08/19/2004)
    works for Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket, NH. She is a family medicine physician at a community health clinic. She married Brian Perkins on June 26, 2004.
  • Sarah Ferrency – New Hampshire 1992 (08/19/2004)
    resides in Sitka, AK, with her husband, Phil (married August 2004) and their year-old daughter, Esther. She works as a "Teacher of all subjects" at Pacific High School (an alternative school).
  • Dr. Julie (Green) Grinstead – Florida 1992 (09/22/2004)
    and her husband, Andrew, recently delivered twin girls, Milligan and McGowin, on 6/22/04. Julie works as a group private practice OB-GYN physician in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Kevin Hennegan – Colorado 1992 (08/22/2004)
    works as a Technical Consultant for CBR International Corporation. He lives in Denver, CO.
  • Kathryn "Kate" Hitchcock – Wyoming 1992 (07/25/2004 and 08/22/2004)
    received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2004 and just began an MD/PhD program at the University of Cincinnati; her expected completion date is 2011 and her PhD will be in Biomedical Engineering. Her current work is in tissue engineering, and she has also done design work in life-support devices. She also notes, "I have just left the Navy which has been an all-consuming job for 8 years. I look forward to becoming a more active alum now that my time is my own again. The life of science that I have lived and will continue to enjoy was very much helped by NYSC". She and her partner are expecting twins in October.
  • Heather Saffert – Minnesota 1992 (08/20/2004)
    is at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (PhD expected December 2005). She is working with a small R&D company, SubChem Systems, to develop a submersible instrument for the rapid detection of bacteria for water quality purposes.
  • Rich Smith – New Mexico 1992 (05/15/2004)
    anticipates the completion of a PhD in Plant Biology in May 2005. He studies at Michigan State University and resides in Hickory Corners, MI.
  • Paul Wolf – Iowa 1992 (08/20/2004)
    works in Davenport, IA, as a Holmatic Team Leader for Packaging Technologies. As a Project Engineer, he is in charge of the sealing division and oversees all work on sealing equipment, doing heated seal tamper-evident conduction sealing on plastic containers. He and his wife, Joni, have a one-year old, Carter. He is also a member of the Iowa-based adult cheerleading co-ed stunt group called the X-Squad.
  • Kori (Alleman) Bird – Nevada 1993 (08/24/2004)
    lives with her husband and three boys (ages 3, 5, and 6); they expect a new addition to their family this year, and Kori writes, "I am as happy as can be as a wife & mother. My education has come in handy as I am one of the growing number of parents of an autistic child. My three boys are keeping me busy and we are excited to see if this next one will be a girl."
  • Jeff Bond – Kansas 1993, Staph 1997 (05/20/2004)
    currently works at the Hutchinson Public Library in Hutchinson, Kansas. This fall he hopes to start on a Master of Library Science degree at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He maintains the 1993 NYSC Alumni Page at www.geocities.com/bondjd/NYSC and encourages 1993 campers and staph members to update their info.
  • Nikki Clemente – Massachusetts 1993 (08/20/2004)
    now works as an Analyst for the Department of Defense in Arlington, VA. She followed up an MA in International Affairs from UConn (2001) with an MA in Political Science from UConn (2004).
  • Amy Crout – Kentucky 1993 (06/13/2004)
    works as an Attorney for Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey, Ltd. in Chicago, IL. She practices exclusively in intellectual property law, where her firm handles all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law, including preparing and prosecuting applications and litigating disputes. She is engaged to be married to Craig Ziegler in November 2004.
  • Arthur (Sipe) Goldsipe – Tennessee 1993 (08/03/2004)
    and his wife reside in Arlington, MA.
  • Eric Gravengaard – Connecticut 1993 (08/24/2004)
    works for Artis Capital Management, LLC, in San Francisco as a hedge fund analyst. On the side, he is pursuing his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (expected 2005).
  • LCpl Andrew Huntington, PhD – Oregon 1993 (08/19/2004)
    is a Senior Engineer for Voxtel, Inc., in Beaverton, OR. He designs advanced infrared sensors for military and space applications. His Marine Corps Reserve unit supports infantry by "calling in air strikes and naval artillery when they get in a scrape." He adds, "I haven't been to Iraq yet, but will probably go late next year." In January of 2004, he wed Sarah. Finally, he notes, "Someday I'd like to be a visiting lecturer or staph...I'm a pretty interesting guy. There aren't too many enlisted Marines with a PhD who work on microscopic lasers and quantum mechanics and stuff."
  • Arlo Miller – North Dakota 1993 (06/24/2004)
    received his PhD from Harvard in June 2004. He is now in Harvard Medical School.
  • Aaron Tucker – Tennessee 1993 (4/1/2004 and 8/12/2004)
    is a Captain in the Air Force, stationed at the Air Force Pentagon in D.C. His current assignment as an intern involves observing high-level policy decisions at Air Force Headquarters with the Joint Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He and his wife have a daughter, Ashton (2), and twin boys, Alex and Andrew, who were born in March 2004.
  • Wade Alleman – Nevada 1994, Staph 1995, 1998-1999 (08/21/2004)
    attends the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN, and will finish in May 2005. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Connor (2_), and a newborn daughter, Kaelene (born 8-21-04).
  • Charles "Charlie" Bracken IV – West Virginia 1994 (08/19/2004)
    works as a Software Engineer for The Orion Capital Group in New York City. He writes, "I've successfully made the transition from academic science to Wall St. Who would've thunk?" On July 25, 2004, he married Stacey Storch at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY; they reside on Long Island.
  • Dr. John (Carradine) Brehm – Kansas 1994 (08/19/2004)
    is a Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He will be starting a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachussetts General Hospital in July 2005. He wed Tanya in 2002.
  • Dr. Dave Crowley – Utah 1994 (08/22/2004)
    is a Pediatrics Resident Physician at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. He graduated from the University of Utah in May 2004 and will be in this residency through June 2007, at which time he hopes to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, "then hang up (his) shingle and start paying off this mountain of debt". He and his wife, Erin, just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in 6/04.
  • Matthew "Matt" Dunn – New Jersey 1994 (04/20/2004 and 08/15/2004)
    is "trying hard to finish (his) PhD in Developmental Biology before (he turns) 30!" He is at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
  • Jennifer (Wu) Feng – Arizona 1994 (11/26/2004)
    lives in Cambridge, where she is pursuing an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Bostony University (expected June 2006). She works as a Medical Dosimetrist planning photon and electron radiation treatments for cancer patients. In January of 2003, Jennifer got married; she writes that she, "Still think(s) fondly of my experiences at camp!"
  • Molly Freeman – North Dakota 1994, Staph 1998 (08/20/2004)
    is finishing up work on her PhD at Emory University. She researches early events in the immune response to bacteria and the interactions between cells of the immune system. Her degree will be in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis.
  • Dr. Tannin Fuja – Utah 1994 (06/16/2004)
    is the Head of the Molecular and Cell Biology Group for the National Center for Voice & Speech. Iowa City, IA, is home.
  • Dr. Dan Johnston – North Carolina 1994 (07/10/2004)
    gets to call the Winston-Salem Ronald McDonald house his home (because his wife, Becky, is the manager). He is currently a Psychiatry Resident at Wake Forest University; next fall, he will begin a child psychiatry fellowship.
  • The Rev. James "J.R." Lander III – Mississippi 1994 (08/20/2004)
    received his Masters of Divinity in 2003 from the General Theological Seminary and now serves as an Episcopal Priest at the Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta, GA. His work duties include recruiting, identifying, and tracking young people, ages 16-25, who may have an ordained vocation in the Episcopal Church.
  • Dr. Wilson Liao – Ohio 1994 (08/21/2004)
    is a resident in dermatology for the University of California in San Francisco.
  • Tanya Mazur, PhD – New Hampshire 1994 (08/16/2004)
    is in law school at George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
  • Jason "Yardo" Means – Staph 1994-1996 (06/13/2004)
    lives in South Charleston, WV. He works as a Preload Supervisor for UPS.
  • Erik Miller – Indiana 1994 (08/19/2004)
    received his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley in May 2004. He is now a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University.
  • Dr. Jen (Roehm) Simonson – Ohio 1994 (08/24/2004)
    graduated in 2003 with her Doctorate in Optometry from The Ohio State University. She works now as an Optometrist for Highline Vision Center in Centennial, CO. She married Dave in August 2003.
  • Anja Staten – Georgia 1994 (08/24/2004)
    works as a Senior Mentor/Program Secretary at His Mansion - a Christ-Centered care facility in New Hampshire for troubled young adults (18-35) who are seeking freedom from various life-controlling addictions.
  • Karen Thickman – Connecticut 1994 (07/14/2004)
    is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
  • Kira Truebenbach, JD – Washington 1994 (06/01/2004)
    lives in San Diego and recently became engaged! She assisted with planning this year's reunion.
  • Dr. Kayla (Nguyen) Anderson – Hawaii 1995 (08/19/2004)
    is a Resident/Intern at the Medical College of WI Affiliated Hospitals; her specialty is Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. In May of 2004, she married Ross Anderson.
  • Nathan "Nate" Cady – Vermont 1995, Staph 1996-1998 (08/20/2004)
    is pursuing a PhD in Microbiology (expected May 2005) from Cornell University. He wed Christa Lachman in July 2003.
  • Leslie Chavez – New Mexico 1995 (06/23/2004)
    expects to complete a PhD in Physics from the University of California – San Diego in 2005.
  • Dr. Camille Harris – Mississippi 1995 (08/24/2004)
    completed her DVM from Mississippi State University in 2004 and expects an MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences in May 2005. "Because of my passion for wildlife, I'm preparing for my third trip to Africa to work with a wildlife veterinarian. My first trip was to Kenya and my second to the Republic of South Africa. I'm returning to RSA next spring for a two month internship! It is my hope to continue training (internship, residency) towards specialization in wildlife medicine."
  • Billy Hilton – South Carolina 1995 (??/??/2004)
    holds the honor of being the first child of a science camper (Dad is Bill Hilton, Jr., SC64). Billy received a BS in Sports Medicine from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2000; he now works for The Jackson Group in Hickory, NC.
  • Misha (Dewan) Lyngen – Minnesota 1995 (08/19/2004)
    lives in the Big Apple and lists her occupation as "Currently applying to medical schools". She married Ian in June of 2004; they met at Yale while both starting their MBAs, which they completed this year.
  • Dr. Sandra Nathan – Florida 1995 (08/19/2004)
    is a Neurology Resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.
  • Dr. Miriam Padilla – Maryland 1995 (08/31/2004)
    Resides in Long Beach, CA, and works in L.A. Currently, she is a Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at LAC/USD Medical Center. She received her MD degree from Case Western Reserve University.
  • Jamie Sheren – Arkansas 1995 (08/23/2004)
    is very close to completing her PhD in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Meta (Sengupta) Vornehm – New Hampshire 1995 (06/29/2004)
    is a Systems Engineer for Raytheon and a full-time Mom for Lili (nearly one year-old). She and her husband are living in Evanston, IL, while her husband works on his PhD at Northwestern.
  • Dr. Phyllis Chiang – Delaware 1996 (06/13/2004)
    calls NYC home. There, she expects to receive her MS in Cranial Facial Biology and a Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University (expected June 2007). She received her DDS from Columbia earlier this year.
  • Don Hancock – Idaho 1996 (08/11/2004)
    married Angelo Skoro, in June 2003; they reside in Antioch, CA. He works as Quality Engineer and is a Six Sigma Green Belt for USS-POSCO in Pittsburg, CA. His parents (his backup address) win the most-creatively named street award: Chicken Run Road.
  • Clifford Haugen – North Dakota 1996 (08/20/2004)
    now resides in Philadelphia, PA. There, he is the President and CFO of Rutherford, Brown & Catherwood (a full-service broker/dealer serving the high-net-worth community in the Philadelphia region) and as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer for Walnut Asset Management (an affiliated high-net-worth money management firm).
  • John D. Hooker II – New Mexico 1996 (05/11/2004 and 09/20/2004)
    recently graduated with a Master's of Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is employed by System Engineering and Laboratories as an Engineer-in-Training.
  • Dr. Justin Knapp – Wisconsin 1996 (08/21/2004)
    is a Resident Physician in Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, WI.
  • CPT Carey Bollich, DVM – Louisiana 1997 (08/21/2004)
    is the Officer in Charge of Veterinary Treatment Facility for Yokota Air Force Base in Japan.
  • Kimberlly Chhor – Arizona 1997 (08/19/2004)
    eagerly anticipates the completion of her MD degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in May 2005.
  • Monique (Cote) Claverie – Maine 1997 (08/20/2004)
    earns her paycheck as a Technical Services Process Engineer for MeadWestvaco in Rumford, ME. She provides technical support, process optimization, and product development work for three paper machines and their associated coating and finishing areas. In April of 2002, she married Alex, a fellow ChemE. They are expecting their first child in February 2005.
  • Gonzalo Garcia Estebarena – Argentina 1997 (08/21/2004)
    works as a Business Analyst for McKinsey & Company in Buenos Aires.
  • Brent Kiger – West Virginia 1997 (04/26/2004)
    is employed as an Industrial Engineer for IBM. He currently is focused on Asset Management – leading a team of 10 individuals to transition assets from a company to IBM.
  • Dr. Erin (Piroutek) Logan – South Dakota 1997 (08/05/2004)
    is a Physical Therapist at the Orange Regional Medical Center in New York state. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in 2004, and married Tim in June 2004.
  • Kathleen Schreck – West Virginia 1997, Staph 1999 (08/20/2004)
    is pursuing her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Her research is on the development of biodegradable, renewable resource-based polymers. She writes, "I had the opportunity to go back to NYSC this summer to give a Directed Study and it was a blast! It was great to be back at camp and catch up with people."
  • Janiece Flick – Washington 1998 (07/10/2004)
    reports she is enrolled in graduate school (aka "slavery") in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Washington; her expected PhD completion date is the summer of 2005. She and her husband, William Hope, live in Seattle, WA.
  • Jessica (Ipnar) Kessler – Delaware 1998 (08/28/2004)
    works and lives in Huntsville, AL, with her husband, Peter; they were married in 7/04. She is employed at Dynamic Concepts, Inc., as an Engineer/Scientist and is currently finishing a research project involving small mobile robots.
  • Vanessa Pollard – Massachusetts 1998 (07/12/2004)
    looks to complete her Master of Medical Science degree (Physician Assistant) from the Yale School of Medicine in 2006. For the past two years, she has been working in a busy, urban emergency room.
  • Jennifer Essary – Missouri 1998 (08/19/2004)
    works as a Pharmacist for the US Public Health Service at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, NM. She received her PharmD from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO, in May 2004.
  • Emilie (Fallat) Horne – Pennsylvania 1998, Staph 1999-2000, 2002 (08/23/2004)
    became a Mrs. in June 2004 when she married Jim; they reside in South Boston, MA. She expects to receive her MEd in May 2005 as a Reading Specialist.
  • Cory Lindsay – Nebraska 1998 (07/02/2004)
    anticipates finishing her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Florida in 5/07. She lives in Gainesville, FL.
  • Jessica "Jessie" (Kneupper) Maddox – Louisiana 1998 (11/14/2004)
    and her husband, Shea, live in Cypress, TX. She is seeking a job as a geologist (preferably in the oil industry) in Houston, TX. If you have any leads for her, let her know at jkmaddox@rice.edu.
  • Jenni (Conning) Mayernik – Wyoming 1998 (05/21/2004 and 08/21/2004)
    recently began work as a Process Engineer in the manufacturing unit at Alcan Aluminum in New York.
  • Jeannette Tremblay – Vermont 1998 (09/09/2004)
    returned to the wild, woogedy state to pursue a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathy (expected May 2007). She finished her BS in Biology at Northeastern in 2003.
  • Melissa Corley – Texas 1999 (09/26/2004)
    is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. There, she works as a Developmental Engineer at the Starfire Optical Range. In June of 2004, she completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering and her MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
  • Brian Crawford – Iowa 1999 (08/31/2004)
    attends Iowa State University in Ames and expects to complete his BSME in December of 2004.
  • Anureet Dhaliwal – Canada 1999 (08/22/2004)
    is a Community Pharmacy Resident at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She expects to finish grad school in June 2005.
  • Lauren Hong – Hawaii 1999 (08/21/2004)
    is pursuing a MS in Food Studies (expected November 2004) from the University of Queensland.
  • Erik Lamb – Washington 1999 (??/??/2004)
    married in August 2004. He is busy filling out law school applications. Erik's Dad, Brian, was a camper from Idaho in 1969.
  • Andrew Sauer – Ohio 1999 (08/19/2004)
    holds the position of Scientist II at Adecco (at Proctor & Gamble) in Mason, OH. There, he tests and designs toothpastes. In March 2004, he received a BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Ohio University.
  • Peter Shirts – Utah 1999 (06/01/2004)
    is working towards a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Brigham Young University (expected April 2006). He is currently a Drum Major in the BYU Marching Band, and President of the collegiate chapter of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the second biggest collegiate chapter in the nation.


  • Anna Bennett – Wyoming 2000 (08/20/2004)
    received a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College in May 2004. She in now working as the Campus Life Coordinator at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, serving as a liaison between the Dean's Office and the student body.
  • Daniel Buckner – Tennessee 2000 (08/20/2004)
    is pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. His area of interest is in manufacturing strategy, including the determination and manipulation of manufacturing locations of various automotive filter products. He and his wife, Jessica, have a son, Lucas (1) and are expecting a daughter, Savannah, in October 2004.
  • Supriya Gupta – Arizona 2000 (08/19/2004)
    works as an Electrical Engineer in Manhattan Beach, CA, at Northrop Grumman Space Technology. She is also pursuing an MS in that same field at UCLA (expected May 2006).
  • Anya Gushchin – Vermont 2000 (06/01/2004, 06/21/2004 and 10/24/2004)
    (aka "The Unicycle Girl") lists Allison Park, PA, as her current address. She works on two psychiatric wards at a regional hospital in Vermont (Fletcher Allen Health Care) while in transition to medical school. She received a BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics as well as one in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont in May 2004.
  • Julia Harrison – Louisiana 2000, Staph 2001 (11/29/2004)
    expects to receive her Master of Physical Therapy degree from LSU (Shreveport, LA) in August 2006; she completed her BS in May of 2004 at Louisiana College. In 2002, Julia served on staff at the NAYSLI.
  • Jason Hayes – Oklahoma 2000 (08/30/2004)
    earns his money as a Professional Nerd/Bench Manager (aka Computer Technician) for Computer Nerdz of Oklahoma City. He expects to receive a BS in Aerospace Engineering and Physics from the University of Oklahoma in May 2005 and an MS in the same field in May 2007. Recently, he became engaged.
  • Tressa Jamison – Iowa 2000, Staph 2001-2002 (08/26/2004)
    lives in Ames, IA.
  • Jennifer "Jen" Kemp – Nevada 2000, Staph 2001-2004 (08/20/2004)
    now works as a Research Analyst at Tulane University. She earned a BA in Sociology from Tulane and minored in Evolutionary Biology.
  • Kirsten Kinegak-Friday – Alaska 2000 (05/05/2004)
    is beginning her fourth year at Stanford University, majoring in philosophy. She plans on attending law school.
  • Jeff Peet – North Carolina 2000 (08/20/2004)
    received a BS in Materials Engineering and a BS in Textile Chemistry in May 2004, along with a Spanish minor. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Materials from UC – Santa Barbara and lists his responsibilities as "eating Raamen and biking around CA".
  • Amanda Pirt – North Carolina 2000 (09/28/2004)
    currently works as a Customer Service Rep for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In May of 2004, she graduated with honors from UNC-Greensboro with a BS in Biology.
  • Jay Pujara – West Virginia 2000 (07/05/2004)
    graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2004 with a BS in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Cognitive Science. He is continuing on there for his Master's degree in Computer Science.
  • Mary Van Auken – Montana 2000 (09/08/2004)
    finds herself engaged to be married in August 2005. In Butte, MT, she received a BS in Biotechnology-Animal Systems from Montana State University in May 2004. She writes, "I am responsible for nothing at the moment! I decided to take a year off before going to graduate school, so if anyone is visiting old Butte America give me a call! ... It is often that I find myself humming the rhododendron song."
  • Robyn Allscheid – Illinois 2001 (09/29/2004)
    will complete a BS in Crop Science from the University of Illinois in December 2004. She resides in Champaign, IL; works as a Sales Associate at Kohl's; and is engaged to fellow science camper Chris Stevens MO01.
  • Sonia Chopra – Florida 2001 (08/19/2004)
    is in medical school at the University of Miami in Florida; she expects to finish in May 2007.
  • Ryan Dee – Montana 2001 (09/15/2004)
    receives his mail in Anaconda, MT.
  • Jessica Eastman – Alabama 2001 (12/29/2004)
    will be joining the Teach for America Corps in the fall of 2005. She will complete her BS in Political Science at Auburn University in May of 2005.
  • Tammy Jernigan – North Carolina 2001 (09/02/2004)
    attends UNC – Chapel Hill and expects completion of a BS in Biology in May 2005. Last summer, she graduated from the Focus on the Family Institute.
  • Rachel Mazer – Connecticut 2001 (07/22/2004)
    is pursuing a BS in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut (expected May 2005). She works as a student employee in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, where she is a Necropsy and Microbiology Technician.
  • Anne Pham – Oklahoma 2001 (08/22/2004)
    attends the University of Oklahoma.
  • Joel Wagner – Wisconsin 2001 (08/26/2004)
    attends school in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin. He expects to finish in August 2006 with two BS degrees: Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry.
  • Jessica Waite – Vermont 2001 (08/27/2004)
    worked as a Summer Research Intern studying avian malaria in the Schall laboratory at UVM. Her internship was funded by a Helix grant and a URECA! grant. She expects a BS in Biology from the University of Vermont in May 2005.
  • Lawrence Watkins – Kentucky 2001 (10/01/2004)
    will complete his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in December 2005.
  • Aspen Gillam – Alaska 2002 (08/29/2004)
    is in pursuit of a BS in Geology at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. She expects to finish is May 2006, then wishes to pursue a graduate degree in geochemistry.
  • Byron Hsu – Connecticut 2002 (08/19/2004)
    is pursuing a BS degrees at MIT in Material Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.
  • Lesley Litton – Louisiana 2002 (08/19/2004)
    known as "Alliteration Girl", expects to get a PharmD in five years' time. She lives in Calhoun, LA.
  • Cindy Nguyen – California 2002 (09/17/2004)
    is pursuing a BS in Biology at Harvard University. She expects to finish in May 2006.
  • Diego Yuri Pome' – Italy 2002 (09/04/2004)
    lives in Milan and is currently studying Chemistry and Pharmacology.
  • Cassandra "Cassi" Ross – Kansas 2002 (08/20/2004)
    is pursuing a BS degree in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas.
  • Daniel "Dan" Sadowsky – Delaware 2002 (09/03/2004)
    attends the University of Delaware in pursuit of a double-major: a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Music (Piano), both of which he expects to complete in May 2006. He also keeps busy as a part-time organist and professional piano accompanist.
  • Yaolin Zhou – Texas 2002 (09/17/2004)
    is currently studying Public Policy at Duke University, expecting to be done in May 2006.
  • Elise Watson – Tennessee 2003 (08/06/2004)
    currently studies biology at Duke University. She did research this summer for the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization.
  • Thuy Tran – Pennsylvania 2004 (08/03/2004)
    is in Baltimore, MD, attending Johns Hopkins University as a class member of 2008. He summarizes, "NYSC 2004 - What an awesome time!"
  • Lynn Worobey – Rhode Island 2004 (08/03/2004)
    enters Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall to pursue a BS in Biomedical Engineering.