three years in Lafayette, Indiana, where she worked on the Medicaid waiver providing music therapy to individuals with disabilities and older adults in memory care and assisted living facilities.

Barbara Contreras ’15 married Gijs Overgoor in December in Beaufort, South Carolina.Te two met in 2014 when Gjis was studying abroad at Queens.

also advocates and informs youth (between 14-24) of their legal rights!

Rami Kuysebi is currently back at Queens getting his MA in Communication. Rami helped open the new Warby Parker store in SouthPark Mall and is also interning for a startup by helping with content creation.

Emily Poulton has finished her second year as a management PhD student at Te University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research revolves around prosocial and proactive behaviors at work and looks at both the positive and negative outcomes for the employees who are the enactors, the recipients or the observers of these types of behaviors.

Chelsea Pulliam Smith and Nick Smith welcomed their first child, August, on January 26. He was born at 11:26 pm, weighing 8 pounds, 13.5 ounces and 21 inches long.

2015 Kylie Hanson Kulwicki recently opened her own music therapy business, Creative Connections LLC, in Charlotte after living

Joseph Vaughn ’15 proposed to Stephanie Bunao ‘18 on August 8, 2019, during a trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Joseph Vaughn proposed to his girlfriend, Stephanie Bunao ’18, on August 8, 2019. Te two met while they were members of the Student Government Association. Te proposal took place during a trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina, where they packed a summer picnic and took a boat out to Morris Island with Joseph’s sister and her husband, who were both in on the surprise. Before the sun went down, Joseph and Stephanie took a walk along the beach taking in the breathtaking views of the island. When Stephanie walked ahead, Joseph’s sister slipped the ring in Joseph’s pocket. Te plan was in place. Joseph told Stephanie he had a question, got down on one knee and asked Stephanie to marry him. She said “yes!” Tey’re planning on getting married in November 2021.

2016 Kenesha Raeford recently received her Juris Doctor from Te University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Board and the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class. She was one of 10 students who received Te Order of the Barristers honor.

Mystique Ro is concluding her third competitive season as a USA Skeleton athlete, a winter sliding sport. Mystique entered the season ranked seventh in the nation and was named to the Europa Cup Circuit, where she had three top 10 finishes. In addition to competing in Europe, Mystique raced in the North American Cup Circuit and claimed two golds, a bronze and was named third overall. She has her eyes set on the 2022 Winter Games.

2017 Molly Brooks graduated with an MSc in international development from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. She is currently working for the Church of Scotland in Glasgow and will start her PhD research at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 2020. Her research will focus on mental health treatment in international development.

Hannah Mixer and Colby Kephart were married in June 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina. Hannah continues her nursing career at the Medical University of South Carolina and begins medical school there in the fall. Colby continues his communications career as a marketing assistant and internet sales associate. Tey have happily settled into the Lowcountry lifestyle in Charleston.

Claire Lechtenberg works as the marketing coordinator at YWCA Central Carolinas and has been named to represent the organization on SHARE Charlotte’s Nonprofit Advisory Committee and the Education Subcommittee for the local census initiative, MeckCounts2020.


A mini documentary that Stephanie Bunao ’18 worked on for the the Charlotte Observer was nominated for a regional Emmy. Te documentary was about Brooklyn, a black neighborhood in Charlotte with homes, churches, schools and businesses, that was

Kenesha Raeford ’16 recently received her Juris Doctor from Te University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Board and the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class.

Kaylan Gerdes ’18 (left) and Hiwot Hailu ’17 (right) watch a FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, in December.


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