2017 Jon Chase ’64/Harvard
Sam DiBella works as a copy editor at a news magazine in London and recently completed an MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. His dissertation “The Uncertain Decorum of Online Identification” was selected for the school’s Media@LSE dissertation series and he will be presenting the results of his study at a research conference.
Having met at the SF Alumni & Friends Reception in February, Ben Sack, Jake Jordan ’11, Mitch Maloof and Dean Copans ’94 (photographer) were pleased to join Peter Noonan ’63 for cocktails aboard Darkside in early March (above). Jessica Jordan (above) hiked the entire 2,192 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2019! She hiked for about five months and says it was the most challenging and rewarding experience of her life.
Isaac Mocarski (top right) embarked on a busy rowing career after MB, including being a member of the 2015 National Championship team, training in Australia, winning two state championships and qualifying for world championship competition. Isaac also placed 14th for the U.S. at the U23 world championships. He has since retired from competitive rowing, having won four national championships, two Head of the Charles regattas, competed at two world championships, and competed at the Henley Royal Regatta twice. “I made so many amazing friends from all over the world and was mentored by some of the most accomplished rowers in the world — none of whom I would’ve met without rowing — and I was set down this path all the way back in 2008 when Lisa Evans encouraged me to pursue rowing at the Narragansett Boat Club.” Isaac studied cultural and biological anthropology at Boston University. He now works as a graphic and apparel designer in Providence and plans to move to L.A. where he hopes to pick up his oars again.
Mark Bucknam, Howard Yang and Bruce Bendheim (above) co-founded BYB Pictures during their first summer home from college in 2016. Now after graduating from college, they are guiding their young video production company through its first year of fulltime operation. BYB did a great job this year producing videos for key MB events, including Reunion, Campus Caravan, Commencement and an admissions ad.
Isa Hage (top) was recently featured in the Skidmore Scope for her winning T-shirt design for the 2020 Saratoga Jazz Festival. Her t-shirt sales raised over $7,000 for the Equal Justice Initiative Fund. Isa graduated Skidmore this spring and was awarded the Miller-Reed Prize as the top design student at Skidmore. See isahage.com for more of her work; she hopes to become an art director at a design firm. Ben Cassese was accepted into the astronomy Ph.D. program at Columbia University starting in 2021.
Brigid Kennedy (top) is still rowing. She participated in the U.S. National Team training camp and is continuing to train for tryouts this spring. Congratulations to Will Dickson, named the Providence Journal’s Boys Golfer of the Decade this summer.
We were excited to welcome back Lucy Atkinson, Stephen Moss and Emmi Ahn ’19 who helped us celebrate the class of 2020 via beautiful music at Commencement (above). Harry Wasser and his father Dave co-hosted a spring MB trivia tournament on Zoom. Congratulations to the winning team, The Red Hot Trivia Peppers, composed of Hana Flaxman ’16 and her dad David (shown), along with Tara and George Tsakraklides, Chandra Harris and Dawn Slack. CUPOLA