st. george’s school
// SUMMER 2019
Above, top to bottom: Johnny Norfleet '09, Bettina Redway ’12, Truckie Greenhouse, ’17, Max Simmons, ’13, Taylor Kirkpatrick ’16, Miranda Bakos ’14, and Pearson Potts ’12 at the US Sailing Team Race Championship. / Mahmoud "Moudy" Abdel-Maksoud '15 (third from left) accepted the Hoehn Cup-B Division trophy for George Washington University at the 2019 College Men's Team National Championships. Photo by Lisa Scully.
men of color can sit and discuss literature,” she said. “If anyone wants to get involved, I am always looking for sponsors to send some books our way!” When she is not at school, Kinyette is very busy keeping up with her son, C.J., who will be 2 years old in July. ■ Jake Shimmel is currently living in San Diego and absolutely loving it — but honestly, who would not? He got engaged last November at Joshua Tree National Park after making the move out west and becoming a homeowner with his now fiancée. Jake mentioned that other than these major life changes, “We’re just enjoying SoCal, spending our time on the beaches, mountains and, of course, at all the dogfriendly bars/restaurants/parks with our pup. Can’t complain!” ■ Charlotte Edson is working at Starcom as a media supervisor on the Visa Global account. Even though agency life definitely keeps her incredibly busy, she is making time for travel. She just visited Vienna, where her sister Laura
Edson ’16 is studying abroad. ■ Kelty O’Brien recently moved apartments in San Francisco with her boyfriend/co-worker, Drew. That is right; they work together at Facebook and commute together every day. They are so precious. Kelty has been traveling more than anyone I know in the past few years, spending time in Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, and Spain in 2018 alone. Her big trip of 2019? The Maldives. I highly recommend stalking her Instagram. ■ Esme Yozell asked me to announce that she and Doyle Stack ’09 are an item. Yes, you read that correctly. I have been third wheeling with them a fair amount the last few months, but not as much as Thomas Growney ’09 has. The three of them will be traveling to Croatia in June in order to further the popular misconception that Esme is dating Thomas, not Doyle. ■ Attention ladies! Eric Jernigan will be joining the NYC crowd soon. He is finishing up med school at UNC this year and will be starting his general surgery residency at Lenox Hill. We are all already swooning. ■ A group of us made our way out to Colorado in March for our (now annual) SG ski trip. Sydney Mas, Caroline O’Connor, Shealagh Coughlin, Charlotte Deavers, Teddy Swift, Alex Hare, Findlay Bowditch, Hank Myers and myself hit the slopes at Breckenridge. Surprisingly, we left the mountain with no new injuries! We ran into Ollie Scholle ’08, George Gebelein ’08, and Chase Uhlein ’08 at T-Bar for a couple of white Russians post skiing. Some highlights included: Findlay getting annoyed at himself during the Post-It game, Emma falling while skiing and asking us to “leave her there,” Caroline borrowing an entire outfit from one of Ollie’s friends, and Teddy’s dog, Eggsy, falling madly in love with Caroline’s leg. Overall, it was a successful weekend. ■ Speaking of the centennial state, Shealagh Coughlin left us in NYC, much to our dismay, and moved out to Denver last October. She is now a client success manager at Ibotta, Inc., which is a mobile technology company that enables users with its app to earn cash back on in-store and mobile purchases. As any “Bachelor” fan would know, many of the show’s alumni reside in Denver. Here is to hoping you find your Ben Higgins! Alex Hare also made the move to Denver in March to attend coding school, not just
to be closer to the mountains. ■ I just hit my one-year anniversary at The New York Times and am currently living in the Lower East Side. Esme and I are on the executive committee for Save the Children Young Patron’s, raising awareness on the Return to Learning Fund, which aims to create a holistic program to help children return to school within 30 days of displacement. We are hosting our annual gala soon and are hoping to see many SG alums in attendance! Great catching up with everyone (in person and via email). Hope to see you all soon!
Sophie C. Flynn, sophie. email@example.com ■ As we approach our eighth year out of St. George’s, the Class of 2011 has some big updates to share. By the time you read this, Rachel Sellstone will be Rachel Larcom, as she and Chad Larcom will have tied the knot at the St. George’s Chapel on June 1, with a reception at Fort Adams. Just three days after the wedding, Chad and Rachel are moving to Tacoma, Washington, for Chad to begin his residency in internal medicine. ■ Meanwhile, Caroline Miller will be graduating in May with an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration in screenwriting. She shared, “My ‘thesis’ script is actually about St. George’s so stay tuned for that in a theater near you ... or, you know, just maybe find someone who will get it produced??!!” Any takers? Then, Caroline will be traveling in Europe over the summer and moving to LA in the fall to look for work as a film and TV writer. ■ After a few years working at semester schools (High Mountain Institute and School for Ethics and Global Leadership), Seton Talty is excited to be jumping into the policy world with the Climate Campaign at National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. She is excited to be working on something she is passionate about, especially at an organization that brings people together across the political aisle. Seton is excited to hike around D.C. as much as possible in the spring and summer to survive (“maybe even thrive in?!” Seton wrote) the heat and humidity. ■ Graham Cochrane has completed four years of his eight-year MD/Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama