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this year’s Lilith Fair New York. Her music video I’ll Confide has been airing on MTV overseas. And in December she sang the national anthem, for 20,000 fans and a huge TV audience, at an NBA basketball game. For more, look up Sinem Saniye on Facebook. She would love to connect with other Skiddies next time she goes on tour. Erin Dunlevy is in her 10th year teach- ing in NYC public schools. For the past five years, she has been at Martin Lu ther King Jr. High School in Manhattan, where she is a Spanish language arts teacher and restorative justice coordinator. Erin also teaches and leads professional develop- ment workshops on restorative justice in urban schools. She lives in Manhattan with her daughter Olive, 4, and partner Calder.


Renee Moore, UWW, is working for the federal government “while seeking higher ground!” She is looking forward to retir- ing somewhere warmer, but she still vol- unteers in the Saratoga community and is establishing a nonprofit, 21st Century Youth Leadership, to help underserved young adults and parents. Saratoga’s com- memoration of Solomon Northup Day is in its 12th year, thanks to her UWW re - search that publicized the story of a 19th- century free black man who was kid- napped in Saratoga Springs. Renee is proud to be in historian Lee Signor’s recent book of stories about Saratoga’s West Side residents, titled Dublin Revisited. Ross James and wife Beth welcomed daughter Claire in April 2010; she joins brother Rylan, 2. Christine Merenda married Dale Saga - mang on September 25 in Winthrop, MA. Skidmore alums in attendance were Molly Carleton Wyman, Chrissy Auro Toma - sette, Jennifer Ballard, Rachel Desjar - dins Nichols, Kate Tully, Paul Walsh, Keith Watkins, and Emily Zotto ’02. JANINE GELLER JONES 7 GEORGE STREET STONEHAM, MA 02180 JRGELLER@HOTMAIL.COM


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media studies at Watertown High School and is working toward a master’s in edu- cational technology at Harvard University. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Children’s book author Sarah Rubin Matthewson and husband Christopher welcomed son Henry on November 21. Sarah’s first book, Dreamer Ballerina, was published by the Chicken House in the United Kingdom in January and will be released by Scholastic in the United States next spring. For more info, visit facebook.com/SarahRubinBooks. JACQUELINE VERNARELLI 1909 N. OAK LANE STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803 JVERNARELLI@GMAIL.COM


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KRISTEN COATES KRISTENCOATES83@GMAIL.COM and JASON DEL POZZO 644 WICKENDEN STREET PROVIDENCE, RI 02903 JDELPOZ@GMAIL.COM


Jocelyn Polen re - cently completed


a master’s in compara- tive literature at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Ger - many. She wrote her the- sis on Nabokov and Joyce—in German. ALEXANDRA RAVENER 43 VALENTINE AVENUE GLEN COVE, NY 11542 A.RAVENER@GMAIL.COM


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KATE NEDELMAN HERBST 35 HOLLINGSWORTH AVE. BRAINTREE, MA 02184 781-843-5140 KATEHERBST@GMAIL.COM


Chris Guros completed a master’s in education from the University


of Vermont last summer and is a special educator in Montpelier, VT. In Massachusetts, Vera Ventura teaches


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ness on her blog: bodyworkbyjodi.com. Shardae Mendes-De Jesus is an art director at Grey Advertising in NYC. She went on her first overseas shoot to Uru - guay to make her first commercial! She works on print, TV, and digital advertising for brands like Smuckers, Playtex, Sar - gento, and Crisco. Her husband, Miguel De Jesus ’04, is at BBDO advertising, working as an account supervisor for Hyatt Hotels. Her father, Dean Mendes, works in admissions at Skidmore. Caitlin Woolsey won a fellowship to study in the philosophy and art PhD pro- gram at SUNY-Stony Brook. She is also an editorial assistant for the Hirshhorn Mu - seum in Washington, DC. Elaine Trevorrow is an assistant editor with Riverhead Books in NYC. After graduation Michael Haftel spent a year teaching English in Japan. He is liv- ing in Atlanta, GA, while he completes a two-year program in copywriting and cre- ative direction at the Creative Circus School of Advertising. Katherine Redman moved to Boston, MA, last year to work for EF Tours, help- ing teachers travel with their students all over the world. MEREDITH FREED 6 PARKVIEW ROAD HAMDEN, CT 06514-2920 FREED.MEREDITH@GMAIL.COM


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Amy Santo became certified as a registered dietitian and finished


her master’s in clinical nutrition from NYU. She is writing freelance articles and plans to start her own clinical practice com bin ing nutrition counseling with culi- nary arts, to teach clients the love of food, cooking, and a balanced lifestyle. Follow her nutrition practice at secretingredient - 411.blogspot.com or on Twitter @Secret - Ingred411.


Jodi Rabinowitz earned a master’s in drama therapy from NYU in September. She lives with her boyfriend in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, where she maintains her private massage therapy practice, Body - work by Jodi, on Fifth Avenue. She enjoys writing articles about massage and well-


Ceramic artist Courtney Mattison is combining marine science and art by creating a coral reef—out of clay. Her goal is to explore the role of art in influencing public policy on coral reef conservation. She hopes to take the ex - hibit on the road nationwide, to generate awareness among policymakers of the importance of protecting fragile marine ecosystems. See story at right; also visit courtneymattison.com. Kacey Schneider and Chelsea Lisaius are in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, teaching at a private, US-affiliated school. Kacey teaches history, Chelsea science. Kacey also teaches dance and is an English edi- tor and writer for a local newspaper, while Chelsea teaches tennis. They are both avid surfers and often teach surfing on the weekends. Kyle Carey, who studied language, music, and culture in Ireland in her junior year, won a Fulbright Fellowship to study traditional fiddle playing and the Gaelic language at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia and then attended a Gaelic immersion college on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Now living in Dingle, Ireland, she a singer-songwriter drawing on American


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