Class Notes – Volume 117, Number 13

This edition of Class Notes is brought to you by Classmates Doing Awesome Things.

Omar Mallick and Andrew Ducruet

First, I heard from Omar Mallick, who reports that Andrew Ducruet and his team at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix performed a complicated, life-saving brain surgery on a young relative of Omar’s. “The surgery was a success and we are incredibly grateful. Andrew is a world class surgeon – I am glad he always took his coursework seriously! Classmate Marc Otten is a neurosurgeon at Columbia and we are indebted to him as well for his comforting advice.”

Next we head to Atlanta where Ann Rodriguez, as one might expect, is kicking ass and taking names. Hot Rod leads business operations for the MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC, and was recently named to Sports Business Journal’s list of “Forty Under 40”. (She may or may not have squeaked in under the wire for that designation.) She has also helped launch two other professional soccer teams, and has been instrumental in the initial success of the United.

Finally, we head north to Cambridge where Sep Kamvar, a former Google executive and current professor in the MIT media lab, is getting a lot of press as the creator of Wildflower Montessori Schools. Wildflower’s schools are working to innovate education with data-gathering technology on children’s behavior to better understand their needs. Incidentally, Sep also works part time as a Uniqlo model – I was surprised to see him on a billboard in downtown Boston last year.

I want to hear from you even if all you’re doing is hosting barbecues and chasing around after your kids! Send news.

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