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at SmartPak Equine, a company she helped to grow from its incep- tion in 2000. And she used her government degree as director of governmental affairs for NOW- NYS Inc. from 1997 to 2000.


N ’98 MAY 28–31 Nicholas Frenkel returned to campus in


March to participate in a panel on careers in the entertainment industry. He is a tal- ent manager and producer at 3 Arts Entertainment in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he represents actors, writers, direc- tors, and producers. An 18-year industry veteran, he produced It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for the last 10 seasons, and has a number of projects in development. His most recent feature film production, The Wilderness of James, was screened at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. KEIRNAN CONROY KLOSEK 97 LAKE AVE. NEWTON CENTER, MA 02459-2135 617-461-6643 KCKLOSEK@AOL.COM


NYC resident Makario Sarsozo is a writer and producer for the National Geographic Channel’s hit show, Brain Games. He recently moved to Harlem with his partner, Kirk. ANN MARIE PRZYWARA 45 CASTLEWOOD DRIVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-5823 APRZYWAR@SKIDMORE.EDU


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Katie Burke was named executive VP of marketing and communica- tions at global consumer-information firm Nielsen earlier this year. A 20-year market- ing and PR veteran, she was formerly global chair of public affairs at PR firm Edelman, director of television news in the White House, and communications director for political campaigns including former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presi- dential bid and former California gover- nor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reelection campaign. Hilary Barnes completed a PhD in nurs- ing last year and is a research fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s on Twitter at @HBarnesPhD. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Juhaib Choudhury helped Senator Adriano Espillat on his quest to replace Charles Rangel as US Congressman from Harlem and the Bronx earlier this year.


Erin Poll Blankenship, husband John, and daughter Audrey welcomed baby Amelia to the family on March 25. Ali Kenner Brodsky is the 2014 recipi- ent of a choreography fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She runs Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and serves as an adjunct dance professor at Salve Regina University and Dean College. Ali recently moved to Dartmouth, Mass., with husband Sam, children Sloane, 6, and Ian, 3, and family cat Liger, 15.


Soon after graduation, Tristan Amzallag became chief technology officer and a founding member of Klipmart Corp., a NYC-based creator of rich-media ads. The firm was the first to integrate video and banner advertisement. During his time at Klipmart, Tristan filed two successful patent applications. When the company was purchased by Doubleclick in 2006, Tristan was named VP of innovation, but after Doubleclick was purchased by Google he joined start-up Call2action, where he pioneered its widget project to help nonprofits and for-good companies. Jenna Conklin is looking to make a liv- ing from her artwork. The Ithaca, N.Y., resident suffers from bipolar disorder,


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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632 ppoirier@skidmore.edu


which has made working at a traditional job challenging. She is currently focusing on explorations of color using mandalas and geometric forms. Her work is at www.patreon.com/jennaconklin. MICHELE ROTHSTEIN 1030 HIGHLAND LAKE CIRCLE DECATUR, GA 30033-3457 MDROTHSTEIN@GMAIL.COM


Reunion has come and gone. I hope that many of you reunited to reminisce about the good old days either on campus or in downtown Saratoga. I saw a few postings via Facebook; I encourage everyone who attended to post pictures, comments, and epic tales of the weekend on the Skidmore Class of ’99 Facebook page to share with those of us who couldn’t make it. Luis Alicea accepted a position at James Ferris High School in Jersey City, N.J., as a bilingual chemistry teacher. He also resides in Jersey City. Jessica Nosnik Ryckman moved north from Dallas to the Toronto area. An ele- mentary school teacher at an Inter- national Baccalaureate World School in Dallas, she hopes to continue pursuing her education career in Canada. Jessica (jessica.ryckman@yahoo.com) is looking to connect with any Skidmore grads in the area.


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Heather McDonald Rose and husband Kevin welcomed daughter Lilah Catherine on May 28, 2013. Lilah joins sisters Emma, 7, and Charlotte, 5. The Roses live in Lynnfield, Mass., where Heather enjoys freelancing for marketing clients and being home with her girls. Brooke Miller is an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. She recently helped promote UF’s entries in the National Institutes of Health Common Fund video contest, and UF’s science videos captured three of the top six entries, garnering over $35 mil- lion in funding for scientific research and collaboration. Annie Taylor Mecca is a realtor at


Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties in Connecticut. She recently cel- ebrated her seventh year producing and hosting Jazz Stew, a global podcast, and plans to begin streaming the show soon. In between music and real estate, she is a small-business consultant and personnel recruiter, plus last fall she received a deco- rating certificate from Fairfield University and is pursuing a business in textile design, home staging, and interior design. One of her jewelry pieces was in Skidmore’s Alumni Art Exhibition for Reunion.


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