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Jamie Twomey Test, wife Meghan Test ’02, and Malorie, age 2, welcomed son Gavin in June. Kasey Quackenbush Tross, her husband, and their four children live in Richmond. Kasey is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer who’s had short stories published in magazines and anthology books and writes regularly for the family section of a local lifestyle magazine.
Jay Sinha lives in Arlington, Va., and practices cyber-security law and civil litigation as a second-year associate attorney with LeClairRyan. He was in the Sorensen Institute Emerging Leaders Program class of 2013 through U.Va. and had a great time last year at UMW’s homecoming. Jay invites fellow alumni to join the Mary Washington Legal Alumni Group on LinkedIn.
Sarah Reese earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics at VCU in May and started a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She and fiancé Elliott plan to marry in June. Robert Hughes and Erin Keegan Hughes welcomed first child Claire Elizabeth in September.
Joni Prodoehl-Briganti set a personal record at the August USA Triathlon National Championships in Milwaukee, hoped to be placed on Team USA for the world competition in 2015, and planned to compete in Ironman Arizona in November.
Laura Boyette earned a master’s degree in global affairs from George Mason University in 2012. She married Nando Alvarez of Quito, Ecuador, in August.
Trevor Daubenspeck earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business and traveled to Cuba, Greece, and Italy. He is a business analyst for the Richmond law firm LeClairRyan.
Yesica Nunez, a Fairfax County Public Schools special education teacher, started Northcentral University’s online doctoral program. She thanks UMW for preparing her for any challenge.
Alyssa Lee has worked five years at Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital. She planned to pursue a master’s degree in public administration and to travel with family to Cambodia and Vietnam for two weeks in January.
Jessica Van Brocklin, a speech pathologist, and Caleb Smith live in the Washington, D.C., area. They got engaged in August at the top of the U.S. Capitol. Kristin Pytko and Howard Graham of Baltimore are engaged to be married in October 2014. Elementary school teacher Catie Treblow married Brian Bales, who works for Northern Virginia Community College, in November in Virginia. Brent Colin Turner, a second-year medical student at MCV in Richmond, was named to a three-year term on the board of directors of Medical Students for Choice.
Emily McAlpine Copps and Will Copps ’08 moved to Stuttgart, Germany, last summer for Will’s three-year U.S. government job assignment. Emily was taking German and started an online master’s program in library science through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.