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Class Knox explore waterfalls and glaciers while living in a van for a week.

Rachel Janis ’16 and Kelsey Doerflinger ’17 — October 14, 2018

Abigail Neuhauser ’17 and Torin Rapp — June 16, 2018 LEFT TO RIGHT: Kilee Vega ’17, Emma Thornton-Kolbe ’17, Abigail Rapp ’17, Jenny Ripka ’17, Clarice Bernett McCammon ’17.

children’s hospital. After trying the whole medical school thing in Chicago for two years after graduating from Knox, she decided it was not the best fit for her. She moved back to California to get a master’s degree in education from Mills College in order to pursue child life. Life has been pretty fabulous out in the desert. While she could do without the 115-degree days in summer, she met a wonderful guy named Zach Hunter and was married on October 13, 2018, just before her 30th on November 1. She is now officially Krystle Hunter, MA, CCLS, and looks forward to seeing what the future brings both personally and professionally. ❯ Oliwia Zurek is finally done with her postdoctoral life in the lab and now works out of Denver as a medical science liaison. She helps run Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in one-fifth of the country. When she’s not traveling for work, she enjoys the ski slopes and all the great things Denver has to offer! ❯ As for me, I got married in California in October 2018. Benjamin Yoder-Henley ’15 and Oliwia Zurek were in my bridal party, and Oliwia had a fantastic time bursting into tears of joy and busting out ballroom moves with me like our old college days. Class Correspondent: Lauren Assaf

2011 The Class of 2011 was a bit quiet this go-around. That can only mean a lot of exciting changes are in the works! (In addition to the ones I’m thrilled to share here, of course.) ❯ Brigette Demke will marry Cole Atcheson ’13 this spring in Chicago. Jackie Stillmaker continues to help kids and is currently looking into programs for a 200-hour yoga certification to join her 95-hour certification. ❯ Carly Kirven recently got engaged, received her Personal Property Appraiser certification, and became the alumni advisor to the Tri Delta Chapter at Knox. ❯ DeAndre ’10 and Mary Reindl Henderson moved into their new home in Champaign, Illinois, with their 3-yearold. Last November, Mary started working for

the Urbana office of DCFS as a child welfare specialist. ❯ Ndaya Farrell and partner Jeff moved to Chicago in July. They will soon be engaged and will possibly buy a place together. Sundee Perkins moved last year, too! Class Correspondent: Tim Schmeling

2012 Alex Rauland started working at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong in August 2018. She loves Hong Kong and the opportunities to explore Asia! ❯ Junyoung (Joon) Cho writes: “Biking to Pangyo Technology Valley for work, 10 minutes door to door—talk about being economical, health-conscious, and eco-friendly. Admitted to Korea’s most prestigious MBA program, now a 2019 prospective student. Who knew a Knox degree would get me this far? Prairie Fire, Gizmo, Squirrels, and Beyond.” ❯ Lauren Smith writes: “This year I helped open Woodsong Nature School, which means that I now get to spend three mornings each week exploring the great outdoors with a gaggle of 2- and 3-year-olds. It’s the best!” ❯ Hayley Schueneman and husband Guilford recently relocated to Asheville, North Carolina. The eldest of their four little ones just started attending what Hayley believed to be a Montessori school but was actually a local youth production of Into the Woods. She spends most of her time washing dishes, then pausing to dry her hands on her apron before tucking a loose strand of hair behind her ear. ❯ Julia Shenkar earned a master’s degree in [lIŋgwIstIks] from George Mason University. Her thesis was on sound symbolism in dietary supplement product names and its impact on consumer preference. She is seriously considering a Ph.D., but it will be a cold day in hell before she does full-time work on top of fulltime school again. ❯ Monica Prince, after the sold-out premiere of her choreopoem, How to Exterminate the Black Woman, was promoted to a tenure-track position at Susquehanna University, claiming her new title of Assistant Professor of

Activist and Performance Writing. Her debut full-length collection of poetry, Instructions for Temporary Survival, will be released by Red Mountain Press this July. Her choreopoem How to Exterminate the Black Woman will also be published as a book by [PANK] in 2020. She lives her best life in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, writing, performing, teaching, and editing for the Santa Fe Writers Project’s Quarterly, an online journal. ❯ Rachel Clark Cole and husband Michael live in Iowa City, Iowa, and work at the University of Iowa, where she defended and graduated with her Ph.D. in neuroscience in spring 2018. She is now a postdoctoral researcher in the neurology department, studying cognitive impairments in Parkinson’s disease. Michael is a second year resident in pediatric neurology. Rachel still teaches multiple Zumba and Strong by Zumba classes each week and swing dances when she has time. In summer 2018, they traveled to Iceland and explored waterfalls and glaciers while living in a van for a week—they loved it, and it kind of made them want to buy a van and live in it all the time. Instead they bought a house. Kind of the same thing, right? ❯ Rebekah Bally got married last year at the end of March! She picked a place off the Columbia River Gorge, which is a great adventure destination for anyone looking. “Had just a few Knox folks in attendance, but we all laughed when a train horn went off during the ceremony.” ❯ Diana Preshad writes: “My hubby and I adopted a dog last fall. I also joined a women’s civic engagement group called Junior League of Chicago.” Class Correspondent: Aparna Kumar

2013 Lotte Vonk married Michał Kaniewski on January 14, 2017. “I just started working for Flanders Investment and Trade as a trade officer in downtown Chicago, and I am mostly excited about them being able to pronounce my name the right way and being able to speak Dutch!” ❯ Jill Krippel and Justin Dingle live in Springfield, Illinois. Justin got a master’s degree in environmental studies with a certificate in GIS from UIS in 2015 and works as a loan document specialist for Wells Fargo through a temp agency. Jill works for the Illinois Department of Revenue as a revenue tax specialist in Central Registration, specializing in tax location verification. And it only took a year and a half, but their house is ready for visitors for real now. ❯ Hannah Basil married Caleb Bryant on July 21, 2018, and is now Hannah Basil Bryant. She loved having Knox alumni at the wedding and has settled into married life. Returning for her 5th Reunion was a highlight of the fall! ❯ Laura Castanos and Brett Sorby ’12 have a very, very, very fine house, with two cats in the yard. Laura is a little too obsessed with vanilla. Brett gets to talk mathematics everyday. ❯ Sophie Townsend and Gaige Spencer ’19 currently live in a beautiful old



Profile for Knox College

Knox Magazine - Summer 2019  

Knox Magazine - Summer 2019