Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 13

I hope everyone has now recovered from partying like it’s 1999! This issue went to press well before Reunions, but even so I can confidently report that a good time was had by all.

NoCal reception

In late April, Reunions Co-Chair Emily Walling hosted a reception for ‘99 NoCal classmates at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae. Emily reports that it was lovely to reconnect, see Tiger families, and catch up with classmates, especially those who were not able to make it back east for our 20th. Princetonians in the photo below include: Cathy Legg Tanimura, Eliot Kent-Uritam ‘98, Dara KennedyDan FeyerElizabeth CobbGillian AshenfelterChristy Maver, Emily, Lissa Irons Seem, Steve Seem ‘01, Tasha ReddyWiley AndersonJosh SalcmanJen Taylor Salcman, and Vanessa Fernandez.

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Mark your calendars for May 30-June 2 because we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! Join us at our 20th reunion for the costumes, the class dinner, the P-rade, the class pic, the community service project, and of course your annual Hoagie Haven pilgrimage ! Get your songs and dance moves ready for our class playlist and come dressed in your orange and black best! For more info, please visit our class website www.princeton99.com for more details and regular updates.

Ashley trapeze performance

When you run into Ashley Doran Northrup at the tents, be sure to ask her about her recent trapeze performance in Seattle. Even when flying through the air with the greatest of ease, she’s sporting the orange and black. That’s some Princeton dedication!

See a story on Josh Morris ’99 in this month’s Princeton Alumni Weekly, Josh Morris ’99: Race Against Time and Tide.”

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Some classmates shared news on their AG cards. Helen Azzam Koenig writes that she and her husband, George (Bucknell ’96), “are excited to welcome our third little Tiger, Callie Elena, born Jan. 11, 2018. Sister Emma (7) and brother George (5) are excited to bring her to this year’s P-rade!”

Kerry Briones tells us, “I am enjoying my new independent medical practice, Tryon Medical Partners, which we opened in fall 2018. My kids are 11 and 7 and growing fast. Looking forward to seeing everyone for our 20th!”

Pat Horn has had an exciting few years. “After making my second successful ascent of Mt. Everest, I married the sister of my guide and am living in the Rolling Valley, near Kathmandu. We are preparing for a pilgrimage to Potala Palace, but may stop by Reunions this June.”

Now that I think about it, Pat may be trolling us. Only one way to find out — come to our 20th reunion this spring and ask him yourself! Head to our class website to register.

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Lawrence Hall of Science mini-reunion

Ashley Conrad-Saydah shared the news of a mini-reunion over Thanksgiving when she, Summer Riley Erickson, AyyanaChakravartula, and Katharine Strunk got their kids together for some playtime. “While the eight kids (Summer’s twin sons were napping at home) had a blast playing games at the “Well Played” exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science, we four moms had a great time catching up and even managed to snap a picture together. We realized we left Will Holt out of the picture but he was busy shooting hoops with the kids. Everyone is well and happy. Katharine moved to East Lansing last year for a great gig at Michigan State, but the rest of us are still in California. We can’t wait to see the rest of our classmates at Reunions!”

On that note — Jackie Bruce reminds us all that our 20th reunion is right around the corner! “Are you ready for your Reunions rewind? We will be partying like it’s 1999 with a special musical tribute highlighting the spirit of the times! Visit www.princeton99.comfor registration info.”

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Ayyana and Jessica

Ayyana Chakravartula reports from Oakland that ’99s own science superstar Jessica Marquez came out to her son’s first Lego League practice to talk to the team about her job as a NASA researcher: “Jessica’s work, as you might imagine, is amazing.”

Kingston Family Vineyards in Chile

Ben McConahey and his wife recently returned from two weeks in Chile, “where we had the pleasure of visiting Kingston Family Vineyards, owned by Courtney Kingston ’92. Lydia Weintraub ’18 is currently employed as a fellow at the vineyard and she gave my wife and I a tour of the facility and conducted a wonderful wine tasting. It was an incredible visit, and a pleasure to make a Princeton connection in another country.” Here are Ben and Lydia raising a bottle to Old Nassau!

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Sun Valley, Idaho, mini-reunion

Ten Tigers convened in Sun Valley, Idaho, over Labor Day weekend for their biannual mini-reunion. Jon Schwartz sent this picture of the crew. Jon lives in Minneapolis and works at the Wildflower Foundation. Josh Pollack lives in DC and is a lawyer at the National Association of Broadcasters. Danny Fine is also in DC and works at Bloomberg BNA. Len Teti lives near Princeton and is a lawyer at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Brendan Boyle lives in Annapolis and is a professor at St. John’s College. Tim Pavlislives in New Haven and works at Yale. Matt Coldiron recently moved to Brooklyn and is an epidemiologist at Medecins Sans Frontiers. Will Holt lives in Oakland and is a gastroenterologist at California Pacific Medical Center. Lankford Wade lives in Dallas and works at US Anesthesia Partners. Chris Laporte lives in Houston and works at East Canyon Capital. I’m assuming that all had a good time, but Schwartz didn’t provide any details. What happens in Sun Valley stays in Sun Valley.

The buildup to our 20th reunion commences … send photos of other mini-reunions around the country!

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Alison Escalante and family

Alison (Noble) Escalante wrote in with lots of Escalante family news. “I’m super excited to be speaking at TEDxNaperville on how parents can move from a relationship of anxiety and perfectionism to one of connected leadership with their kids. I write about this at www.theprimarycarer.com. I’m enjoying my pediatric practice in Naperville, Ill. Matt Escalante is rocking it as a senior director at Constellation brands. Have you seen these Pacifico Commercials, https://youtu.be/riNi-4MO42E, that give you the feels or tried that new smooth-drinking Corona Premier? That’s Matt’s work. Our kids, Miles (9) and Connor (7), are currently passionate about Legos and origami, making our home a hazard to life and limb.”