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Want to know what your classmates are up to? Check out the class notes in our biannual magazine, State & Hill. And don't just read about what your friends are doing—let them know what's going on in your life, as well.

New job? Recently married? Just had a baby? Let us know!


We love it when alumni share news about future Fordies. And pictures are a must.

Lauren Frohlich (MPP ’13) and Reece Flexner welcomed baby Asher Frohlich Flexner on October 3, 2019.

Parvati Patil (MPP ’11) and her husband, Kripal Kavi, welcomed Aditi Kavi into their lives on June 16, 2019. Aditi means “boundless” in the Sanskrit language, and per her name, Aditi is quite boundless in her energy and curiosity! Parvati continues to work at Global Good on product development related to global health technologies, specifically focused on improving lives in developing countries.

New job

What's new at work?

Steven Rzeppa (BA ’14) became the mayor of Trenton, MI in November 2019, and will serve in the role for two years.

Andrea Gillespie (MPP ’18) was hired as an advocacy coordinator at the American Jewish World Service in August 2018, and promoted to policy advisor in December 2019. In her new role, she oversees international human rights policy and advocacy for women, girls, LGBTQI people, and sex workers across the globe.

Bill Moseley (MPP/SNRE ’93), DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography, Macalester College, was appointed in fall 2019 to the International Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, which provides independent, comprehensive, and evidence-based analysis at the request of the UN Committee on World Food Security.

Recently married

Who's the lucky partner?

Chris Dorle (MPP ’07) and Areeta Bridgemohan (MPH ’09) were married on November 22, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA with several Ford School alumni in attendance.

Pooja Bhatt (MPP ’13) and Monica Cox (MPP ’13) will be married later this year. They met at the Ford School in 2011. Both have founded their own consulting businesses in Portland, Oregon.

Diana Won (MPP ’15) and Emad Ansari (BA ’10, MPP/JD ’15) celebrated their wedding in August 2019 in Germantown, NY, surrounded by family, friends, and Fordies. Diana is a program manager at the Pershing Square Foundation. Emad is currently on sabbatical from his assistant professorship at Lahore University of Management Sciences.

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Note: Class Notes are published in the print version of the magazine on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of Class Notes received, notes and photos may not be printed in the State & Hill issue immediately following their receipt, and/or maybe published alternately online. As always, PDF and web adaptations will be retrievable by most search engines.