Ben Aase has been promoted to principal with LarsonAllen, a firm of CPAs, consultants, and advisors in Minneapolis, Minn. Ben leads the firm’s nonprofit and government consulting practice; developing and delivering strategic, financial, and operational consulting solutions to a variety of organizations. He received his master’s degree in business from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. • John Novembre has received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of California-Los Angeles, in the department of ecology and evolution, interdepartmental program in bioinformatics. According to Prof. Ralph Bertrand, “This is a very prestigious award given to early career scholars, many of whom have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, Field Medals, National Medals of Science, and other distinguished awards.” • John Ginsberg and his wife, Angela Karegeannes, live in San Rafael, Calif., with their three cats, Ruby, Romeo, and Gus. John is a high school science teacher and Angela owns a consulting and catering business, A Fork Full of Earth Organic Catering. • Meghan Groome is the director of K12 Education and Science & the City at the New York Academy of Sciences, an organization that advances scientific research and knowledge, supports scientific literacy, and promotes the resolution of society’s global challenges through science-based solutions. Meghan completed her Ph.D. at Teachers College Columbia University with a focus on student question asking in the classroom. Before her work at the Academy, she worked at the American Museum of Natural History, authored the policy roadmap for the Empire State STEM Education Network and taught urban biodiversity in the education department. • Woody Fischer was one of 16 researchers to receive an unrestricted grant of $875,000 from Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering to continue his early-life and early Earth history. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard and is now a professor at CalTech.
10th Reunion: October 11-14, 2012!
Luke Peterson has joined First Republic as managing director in Boston. He works with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to address both sides of a client’s balance sheet. He serves as a single point of contact with a team of First Republic professionals who provide banking, investment management, trust, brokerage, and real estate lending services. Before coming to First Republic, Luke worked for Wells Fargo Bank, most recently as vice president and branch manager in Boston.
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Elizabeth Nelson Sacerdoti is now working at Kentwood Real Estate Co., in Denver.
5th Reunion: October 11-14, 2012!
Meghan McCloskey returned to the United States in December 2011, after serving a 27-month commitment with the Peace Corps in the western African nation of Togo. She was one of 117 volunteers in Togo, where she taught girls’ subjects including reproductive health and self-esteem. She also helped organize a career development camp in her community.