University of Rochester

Rochester Review
September-October 2009
Vol. 72, No. 1

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River Campus Undergraduate 2000s


Christian Hahn Kellett, Joseph Adipietro, and Suma Reddy ’02 received MBAs from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in May. Christian sends a photo of the threesome and notes that they were preceded in 2008 by Leslie Reyes and Archana Kabra.


David Temes has joined the Syracuse law firm Green & Seifter Attorneys. . . . Jonathan Chassin and Lara Berwanger ’02 send an announcement of their marriage on September 2, 2007, and a photo of Rochester friends in attendance. In the front row, from left to right, are Jonathan, Lara, Suma Reddy ’02, Hima Reddy ’02, and Annie Wang ’02, ’08M (MD). In the middle row, from left to right, are Teresa Childers, Melissa Ferraro ’00, Courtney Preston ’00, Jason Rothfeld, Scott Morganstein ’03, Jason Bordenick ’04, Kristin Herman, Jane Kim ’02, Erin Brownell ’02, Sarah Nicholas ’02, Sarah Driansky ’02, Theresa Woodworth ’02, Jennifer Leadley ’02, Anne McCourt ’02, Hilary Carlson ’02, and Adam Glasser ’00. In the back row, from left to right, are Evan Schneidmesser, Matt Silver, Evan Madden-Peister ’02, Leon Chernyavsky, Christopher Burke, Meg Weiss, Daniel Koevary, Neil Ghoshal ’03, Jeff Glassberg, Neilay Mehta, Greg Munves ’04, Stuart Mushlin ’69, Karen Greenspan ’79, Erica Orange ’03, Jared Weiner ’00, ’04S (MBA), Lance Ramer, Orane Barrett ’98, Megan Brownell ’06, and Katie Goodwin ’02.


Kyle Leach writes that after four years as director of sports information at Swarthmore College, he left to begin work on a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. “I look forward to being in upstate N.Y. again,” he adds. . . . Lauren Mele and John McCauslin send a photo and an update. They were married on February 7, 2009, in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and live in Boston. Pictured are: (back row, left to right) Matt Carson, Tanya Brittingham Carson ’01, Bianca Spatafora, Carson Henry ’03, ’04 (MS), Matt Pugh ’03, Aaron Evans ’04, ’08S (MBA); (middle row) Josh Evans ’05, Ann Richards ’05, Kassim Howell ’04, Stephanie Bristol ’04, Chris Sisto, Marycarol Karl ’07, Brendan McAllister ’05; (front row) Kristen Lejnieks, Cassie Meltzer, Susan Murray ’03, Melanie Branski ’04, Lauren, John, Sarah Hansinger, Jessica Lerman, Julie Reinitz. . . . Suma Reddy (see ’00). . . . Lara Berwanger (see ’01).


David Orlando writes, “I have successfully defended my thesis, ‘Regulation of Global Transcription Dynamics During Cell Division and Root Development,’ and received my PhD in computational biology and bioinformatics from Duke University as of February 26, 2009.” . . . Lana Knox and Scott Guthrie were married on September 13, 2008, at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland. Emily Faber Densley and Megan Green ’05 were bridesmaids. Lana is a litigation associate at the law firm of Bricker & Eckler and will begin a two-year federal clerkship for Judge Kathleen McDonald O’Malley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in September 2009. Scott does political fundraising and was finance director for U.S. Senator George Voinovich. He is currently fundraising for a statewide campaign. The couple lives in the town of Rocky River.


Leah Rossmann received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland in May. . . . Kirstin Michel has been named consulting projects manager at the Robert B. Sharp Company of Colorado, a Denver company that offers fundraising advice to nonprofits and philanthropic organizations. . . . David Reiner was ordained as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in June.


Megan Green (see ’03).