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Sarah Bolduc-Ignasiak ’03 had a daughter, Peregrine Abbie Bolduc-Ignasiak, on February 18, 2004. She also adopted Autumn Lynn Bolduc-Ignasiak on January 5, 2004. Judy Books ’98 writes, “I have just completed nearly two years working at a residential YMCA Camp near Port Jervis, New York. In that position, I taught mostly fifth and sixth graders such subjects as aquatic and forest ecology, wildlife studies and other environmental topics. This summer I am working as a seasonal naturalist at a nature center in New Jersey. I am thinking of becoming a Montessori teacher in the future.” Jessica Bradshaw ’03 is working for Project Vote Smart, a non-profit voter research organization based in Philipsburg, Montana. Sherman Burson ’83 writes, “I am living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, working as an acoustic ecologist for Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Quite different from Alaska.” Becky Buyers-Basso ’81 writes, “After devoting a year to a creative writing project, I am now working as a reporter for the Mount Desert Islander, a weekly newspaper started three years ago by its sister paper, the Ellsworth American. I cover Bar Harbor politics, police, spot news and write the occasional art or music review. I love my new job. It’s social, communityoriented, fast-paced and I get paid to take pictures! In my spare time, I am making revisions to my novel. The working title is Rootbound.” Becky’s husband, Skip Buyers-Basso ’83 works at a family-owned hardware business and their daughter, Marisa, is a first year student at Bucknell University where she is studying engineering. Geneva Chase ’93 writes, “In May, I received my master’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences from the University of Maine in Orono. I am also recently engaged to be married to Kevin Langley, who also works at Acadia National Park. We are planning a June 2005 wedding!” Emily Clark ’03 writes, “I have opened a restaurant and a pub/pool hall with my uncle in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The menu will feature seasonal, organic produce from local farmers. Our grand opening was November 14, 2004. My son, Hayden Blue, was born on July 21, 2004 at the Madison Birth Center. We live in Fitchburg, a suburb of Madison.” Jill Cowie-Haskell ’83 was accepted into the Master of Divinity program at the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. She began course work in January 2004 on a part-time basis. Jill also served as the chair of the Housing Partnership Committee for the town of Marshfield. She was successful in getting the town to approve affordable housing land and funding a position to implement the plan. Patti D’Angelo ’92 married Jim Juachon in September in California. She practices Chinese acupressure and massage therapy in Berkeley, California. Libby Dean ’89 writes, “I am getting a master’s from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2005 at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies. My thesis is on communicating about environmental contaminants (like POPs and PCBs) in traditional wild food in an Inuit community in Labrador. I welcome visitors to Halifax until at least April 2005!” You can write her at: Ardrianna French ’02 writes, “Hello! I’m now working as a park guide for the National Park Service at Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, New Mexico. I recently transferred from a permanent position with the Forest Service to a permanent position with the National Park Service. My fiancé, Shawn McLane, lives with me and our two cats in Santa Fe.”

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COA Magazine: Vol 1. No 1. Winter 2005