10 New Domers

Emily Dore Yuhas and Phillip Yuhas welcomed their fourth child, John Carroll Yuhas, on Sept. 28, 2022. Lisa ’14SMC and Javier Soegaard welcomed their third child, Rory Antonio Soegaard, in October. Kait and George Kiamos welcomed their first child, Daphne Maria Kiamos, in November 2022. Congratulations to these growing families! Let your classmates know what you are up to! Send your updates to be included in the next edition of the Magazine. Hope you are all healthy and happy. Go Irish! — Matt Molloy; ndclass2010@gmail.com


10MBA Welcome 2023

Ted Kwartler was promoted to field CTO at DataRobot helping shape the product strategy, aiding with thought leadership in marketing, and guiding strategy discussions among customers implementing AI. Victor Arias joined Los Angeles–based public relations firm R&C PMK as a senior account director in its consumer PR practice. Victor and his wife, Janea, moved to LA from New York City in March 2020 and welcomed their second son later that same year in October. They are currently living in El Segundo CA with their sons, Vito (5) and Marcus (2), along with their mini schnauzer puppy (Maverick) and kitten (Jupiter). Please keep the news coming. If you do not receive my quarterly requests, please email me to let me know. Go Irish. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu


10JD Class SecretaryJennifer (Hernandez) Laffitte;

10310 Southwest 128th Ave., Miami FL 33186; res 305-322-7154; bus 786-762-3815; jherna11@alumni.nd.edu


11 All the Updates, All the Joy

Let’s start with some BA career updates, shall we? Jorge Ortiz graduated from law school and is now an associate in the Washington DC office of Sidley Austin LLP. Daniella Rosa started a women’s golf lifestyle brand, AIEA Golf, that will be fully launching this year. After six years in NTC she is relocating to Austin TX. Kristina Mosco ’12Arch, Whitley Esteban ’12Arch and Ernesto Gloria ’10 founded their own interior and building design practice, Studio Tre. The friends and business partners opened their New York City and FL offices in 2022. Finally, Major Erin Plate concludes her three-year stint with the Italian Air Force as an exchange officer this summer and prepares to take on a new challenge. The Air Force selected her last year for the Foreign Area Officer program, a unique subset of dedicated “warrior statesmen” who represent US interests to American allies and partners in key positions around the globe. Erin will pursue an international relations master’s degree focused on European security studies in Germany next year before being assigned to her first posting. I meant it when I said BA. Am I right? Now for babies and bodas (AKA weddings)! Erica Miller and Landon Arnold welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Brody Irons Arnold, on April 28, 2022. He’s full of energy, loves exploring new things, and has brought so much happiness! Beth Caulfield ’11SMC and Kary Yergler were married on May 7, 2022, in Dallas. The wedding party included Kary’s sister Nicole Martin ’09, Kristin Hart ’11SMC, Rachel Roszka ’11SMC, Rich McLaughlin, Josh Zavilla and Jamie Martin ’04. Others in attendance included Jack Peterson, Marisa Peterson, Ali Nepola, Tim Sweeney, Scott Matthews, Michael Wu, Peter Reisenauer, Ashlee Craig ’11SMC and Beau Horner ’13. Theresa (Yerkes) and Frank Morris welcomed baby Clare Bernadette in May. She’s a redhead like her dad and joins older brothers Francis Xavier and Lawrence Rex. Elaine Coldren and Ross Goetz welcomed their first child, Elliott Raymond Goetz, on May 24. Casey Larkin and Ryan Zauner welcomed twin boys! Jack and Emmett joined big brother Will on May 16. Kelly (O’Brien) and Greg Rustico welcomed the birth of Julia Anne Rustico on Sept. 2, 2022. Sadly, she was unable to bring home a victory over Ohio State the next day. She will try harder next year. Rachel and Sean Poe had their second child, Aubrey, in October. They continue to live in Davidson NC with their other child, Andrew (2). Andrew Seroff and Emily Salvaterra were thrilled to welcome a baby girl, Fiona Frances Seroff, in October 2022. Fiona joins the family as the first human sibling to Stow (cat, 9) and Coda (dog, 5). Holly (Klejeski) and John Gerardi ’10, ’13JD welcomed James Joseph on Nov. 19, just in time to watch the Irish shut out Boston College. He joins big siblings Madeleine, Sophia, John, and Elizabeth. Jennifer (Henzler), husband Zach Salcich, and big sister Audrey welcomed Nora a week before Thanksgiving. Leslie (Allen) and Charlie Nejedly also welcomed their daughter and future Howard Duck, Theo, over the Thanksgiving holiday. Theo’s older brother, Otis, turns 2 in March. Leslie and Charlie are enjoying life in Minneapolis with two under 2 while Leslie is on parental leave from 3M. Jessica and Patrick Brown welcomed their fourth child, Finnian Edwin Brown, on Christmas day, just in time for him to join in the celebration of the Fighting Irish’s Gator Bowl victory over the U of South Carolina, where his mom teaches economics. Tight on word count—sending love and good vibes. — Kate Clitheroe; class president; class11@nd.edu


11MBA Class SecretaryMimi Wilfong;

903-714-4988; mimitwilfong@gmail.com


11JD Moving Up

Fresh baby alert—Joe Schuessler and wife Rachel welcomed Nathan Joseph on Sept. 14, 2022. Erin (Rogozinski) Swafford ’08, ’11JD and Samantha Winter McAlpin dined in Phoenix during a recent justice jaunt for Ms. Swafford. Anna (Dudenhoffer) Simpson recently took piano back up—as of this submission she was on an eight-day streak—so by publication we expect her to be moonlighting at Red Headed Dueling Piano Bar in Chicago, for many reasons (see what I did there). Dat Boy Thaxton, I mean David Thaxton ’07, ’11JD, was elevated to partner at Holland & Knight in Houston. Gilmore Bell named Shelby Exposito as a new shareholder of the firm. Lauren Sharkey Byam ’08, ’11JD saw Blake Rambo become a regular at a tie cleaning and repair shop on the UES of NYC. — Lauren Sharkey ’08; lksharkey@gmail.com


12 Birth Announcements

Kristen ’11SMC and William Cernanec welcomed a sweet baby girl, Anne Elizabeth Cernanec, on Nov. 7, 2022. Annie came into the world weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring an adorable 20.5 inches long. Congratulations to the growing family! Victoria and Dan McQuarrie welcomed their first son, Maxwell Robert McQuarrie, in late December 2022. They rang in the new year in the hospital as a family of three and are excited to begin a new chapter of life as parents! Congrats to the new parents! Life updates: Amanda Rahie married Alex Kotsovos in May 2022 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. Several ND alums made the journey to attend, and no one ended up in South Detroit! Congrats to the newly married couple! Please continue to send any class updates that you may have. — Tyler Harmsen; tharmsen@alumni.nd.edu


12MBA Class SecretaryJennafer Palumbo;



12JD A Case for Greatness

Hello all, we have a quick column this quarter. First, we have some job news from James Emanuel, who was promoted to partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. His practice focuses on defense litigation and alcohol regulatory law, and he’s based out of the firm’s St. Louis office. Ryan Snyder also made some recent changes and is now working as a professor at Mizzou Law. It looks like he’ll be teaching courses on constitutional law, freedom of speech, and legislation. Ryan is also engaged and will marry Bethany Stalter on April 22 of this year. Busy times for Ryan! Last but not least, Alvin Adjei published his first book, A Case for Greatness. It’s an autobiography about his path from being a dork in high school to being a dork in adulthood. Five stars from me, and five stars from Colin Diamond, according to the Amazon reviews. Alvin also recently had an unexpected nine-hour layover in the Atlanta airport, where I was able to join him for dinner in one of Atlanta Hartfield-Jackson’s many fine-dining establishments. We discussed life, love, law, and my deep disappointment that he did not dedicate his book to “My rock, my shining north star, and my steadfast champion: James C. Champlin, IV, Esq.” That’s all I have for this round—it’s short and sweet, just like my younger brother. Scratch the sweet part, I guess. Keep on sending those updates my way! — Jimmy Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com


13 Asking for Your Updates

Hello classmates, thanks for coming to another installment of the 2013 class updates. A pretty sparse round of emails from everyone this go around, which either means nothing happened in the past few months or people stop reading after that drivel above mine. The only update I received was that our very own Shannon Hughes Mastick (a registered patent attorney) was made partner of her firm. She got both her undergraduate and law degrees from ND, and in her free time serves as the vice chair of the US patents committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. Meanwhile my brother, who also was a Double Domer, eats cheese balls and wipes the dust on the carpet in his free time. It’s nice to see someone putting the degree to good use! I wanted to give a shout-out to Gabe Delatte, the equipment manager for Tulane football, on his team’s dramatic win over USC in their bowl game. It’s nice to see a classmate on TV, and it’s particularly nice to watch USC lose on TV. Meanwhile, Ryan Lion is leaving the Bay Area once again to pursue a fellowship in pediatrics heme-onc at the prestigious St. Jude’s Hospital. His roommate, Dominic Lucero, recently moved to Johannesburg, which coincidentally is where Ryan spent some time doing research a few years ago. I also received a thinly veiled threat from a newly minted father and former roommate of mine, when he reached out asking why I had omitted the birth of his daughter from the magazine. The column had been due while they were still expecting, and I don’t include babies until after delivery. I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious. Well, Bobby Shields, your bullying won’t work on me. After your untoward attack on my journalistic standards, it’s going to take some real serious apologies for me to congratulate you and Oliva on the joyous birth of your daughter Clara, who’s adorable. I’m going to need to hear sincerity in your voice before I talk about how happy I am for the two of you, and how great of parents I think you’re going to be. Folks, that’s all I got this time around, and I don’t even have anything to report from my time spent mindlessly scrolling social media. I really enjoy hearing from people about what our classmates are up to, and getting to share it with the ND community at large. If you’ve got something you’d like to share, send it my way. — Chris Champlin; nd2013updates@gmail.com


13MBA The Latest

Jill Inman ’14 and Tom Martin ’08 welcomed their first child, Brady Andrew Martin. Mom and baby are doing well. Dad is enthusiastically counting down the days until Brady can use whale jokes to woo Mackenzie Wolff, daughter of Mallory ’10 and Dan Wolff ’08. Katie and Jim Cunningham are also doing the parenting thing; they are expecting a baby girl in late May. Jim started working for the University after graduation and continues to work there. The other exciting news is that we have a class reunion coming up in June! Hopefully everyone received an email from Kevin Kastenholz about organizing some events specific to our class. If you didn’t get that email and/or want to help out, let me know and I’ll put you in contact. Hope to see you there! As for the next update, send them my way by April 18. — Nick Imgrund; 314-775-7364; daimgrund@yahoo.com


13JD Class SecretaryAlex Blair;



14 Always Looking Forward

Dear wonderful classmates and friends, I have to tell you honestly that this is the best job ever. I look forward so much to each edition of the magazine—I love thinking about you all, in your homes across the country, opening it and flipping eagerly to the Class Updates pages to see the updates you’ve sent in. I look forward to reaching out to you each quarter, and I look forward especially to the notes I get back from you. I love seeing the shy messages—those of you who have never submitted an update and are a little unsure of what to say. I love the exuberant messages—the ones filled with exclamation points and (sometimes) pictures. I love the thorough ones—the messages that I copy and paste straight into my submission with little editing at all. I love the sparse ones—the ones that I get to respond to, ask questions, and begin a conversation with. I love seeing our families grow, I love seeing us travel across the country, and I love—I especially love—seeing us continue to love each other. As we look forward to the spring and the summer, just know that I look forward to continuing to do this job, and to continuing to grow and learn along with you. And! I look forward to our reunion next year! Now—the reason you are all here. I am delighted to share that Christen (McDonough) Rischard ’14 and her husband, Nicholas Rischard ’14, welcomed a new Domer to the family. Patrick Francis was born on Aug. 22, 2022. The family lives in Dallas. Patrick Francis, welcome, and congratulations to Christen and Nicholas! Vicky Jacobsen ’14 rang out 2022 in the most romantic way possible—she and Dylan Sinn got engaged on New Year’s Eve! Dylan is a journalist who covers Notre Dame football, and he and Vicky both work at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Congratulations, Vicky and Dylan, and best wishes while planning your wedding! Finally, here is a final update that I am just ecstatic to share. Doug Mouch ’14 married Kristin Kempton in a gorgeous ceremony in Denver on Jan. 14. The wedding was sweet and heartfelt, and the newlyweds danced the night away with their friends and family, including several Notre Dame grads (and yours truly)! It was a dance floor worthy of the Backer. I love you, cuz—congratulations to you and Kristin, and I am so very thankful that I could be there with you! Keep sharing your wonderful news with me and with each other! I wish you all the very best, and look forward to hearing more from you soon! All the best. — Lizzie Helpling; 513-470-9723; ehelplin@alumni.nd.edu


14MBA Class Secretary Jessica Bonanno;

407-808-7148; jbonanno@alumni.nd.edu; Krick Cahill; 518-598-4222; kcahill1@alumni.nd.edu


14JD Welcome News

2022 was a busy year and I am behind on updates. I could blame it on COVID, but I had a wedding last year so I think that is the card to play. To round out that update, #racheldrewawinner by marrying Andrew Csoros ’16. Adding to the fireworks of the event, Notre Dame attendees included Steven Ramsey, Quinn Kane ’16, and Sara ’17JD and Anthony McQuillen ’16. We have a few more Notre Dame babies to add to our list. Congratulations to Sheila Prendergast and her husband, Pete Crowell, on the birth of Charles William (Charlie) in June of 2022. Charlie has been lovingly nicknamed “Chunk” by older brother Jamie, which in baby world is the highest of compliments. Congratulations also to Sabina Danek and Richard Waller on their birth of Archer J. Waller in August of 2022. In theme with Chunk, Archer is nicknamed Slab of Ham, and one of his prime hobbies is eating and being sat on by his older sister. On to a few special career updates: Congratulations to law school roommates Reid Smith and Charles Vargo for making partner at Winston and Strawn LLP. As a class, I think we all want to know who has the larger office. Another notable career move, congrats to Michelle Pope for her literal move to Copenhagen, Denmark, in November. She is working as compliance lead at Tryg Forsikring, the largest private insurance company in Scandinavia. Word is she might be willing to give tours of the city to her fellow classmates for a reasonable fee. That is all! — Rachel Hanley; rachelrhanley@gmail.com


15 Congratulations to All

On Oct. 1, 2022, Akosua Oben-Nyarko married Dr. Alex Ayala (Northwestern U, Occidental College) in a ceremony at St. Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas. Her bridal party included maid of honor Jocelyn Tellez-Amado, Esq., and Brooke Kovanda, “Las Tres Amigas” of Fremantle, Australia, 2013 study abroad. Joining the celebration were Tyler Barron, Carrie Davis, Andrea and Connor Malone, Megan McCormick, Allison (Lee) McDowell and Breda Moran ’19SMC. As the desert sun set, the dance floor was jam-packed and the sparkler send-off was one for the books. On Oct. 14, Brooke Kovanda married Nick Davis (Purdue U) in a ceremony in downtown Chicago. Her bridal party included Dr. Alyssa Hummel, Akosua Oben- Nyarko, Jocelyn Tellez-Amado, Esq., Daniela Tomas ’14 and Tyler Barron. In attendance were fellow Fremantle study abroad friends Zach Daniel and Jeff Wilush. Other friends packing the dance floor included Connor Fitzgerald, Sean Hamilton, Hellie Howard ’14, Ellen and Conor Kirol, Michael Paluzzi, Clare Maher ’15SMC and Breda Moran ’19SMC. Both the Chicago accents and drinks were strong, and late-night Portillo’s was most definitely served. On Aug. 20, 2022, Tyler Barron got engaged to Breda Moran ’19SMC framed by the Chicago skyline along Lake Michigan. Mack Mazeski made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work with DxTx Pain and Spine, which aims to better treat the cause of back issues and reduce the need for opioids and surgeries. Mack credits Notre Dame for setting him up for career success. Annaleigh McDonald and Brian Randall got engaged while on a gorgeous hike in the Pacific Northwest, and recently adopted an adorable puppy named Bowie. Carly Syta got engaged to Matthew Broccoli on the beach in Santa Monica, in true LA-native fashion. Lastly, your very own class notes compiler moved from DC to LA. I know next to nothing about the area, and welcome any advice, recommendations, or drink invitations from local Domers. — Emily Flores;



15MBA Transitions and Renewals

Spring is a time of renewal. Our class notes for this issue highlight big career transitions and accomplishments. Brian Holz has recently been promoted to deals director at PwC. He lives in Cleveland and he is getting married in September to Theresa, a Saint Mary’s graduate whom he met during his time at Notre Dame. Reid Sessa and his wife have been busy with three kids while working in the health care arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Chase Lane recently transitioned from a PE ops role at a trade school company to become director of operational excellence on the corporate strategy team of Light and Wonder, a global casino gaming company. After ND, he finished his military service teaching at the Air Force Academy and spent time in consulting before moving home to Phoenix with his wife, Kelsi. They have a 4-year-old son, Clarke, who is the joy of their life. Brian Green switched to private equity a year ago, after six years at McKinsey turning around distressed companies and on growth transformations. His company, Argonaut Private Equity Operations, invests in middle market heavy industrial companies in Middle America. He is married to his wife, Hillary, and is a husband and dad of two boys, Abe (4), who is already a Notre Dame fan, and Ben (1). Blake Hackett is a tech recruiter in the Bay Area, where he lives with his wife, Diane, and son, Miles (4). Beth Owens is in a new role at Procter & Gamble as of last month, working as the CFO of one of their newest acquired companies, Proof and Belly Bandit. If you want to celebrate your or a classmate’s success, please send me a note. — Valeriano Lima; val@meridianx.com


15JD Class Secretary Alisa Finelli Murphy;



16 See You Next Issue!

Cheers to all your accomplishments and life changes over the last few months! The notes deadline for this issue came during my busiest season at work, sorry about that. Keep sending me your news though, I’ll be sure to include it all in the Summer magazine. — Bridget (Doyle) Hanle; bdoyle3@alumni.nd.edu


16MBA Eager to Hear the Latest

We hope 2023 is off to a great start for everyone and look forward to learning what you are up to! Please keep us posted! — Claire Kenney; ckenney2@alumni.nd.edu; Kelly Rubey; kelly.rubey@nd.edu


16JD Class SecretaryMack Watson;



17 Springing into ’23

Congratulations on the career and life moves: Molly Barry was promoted to associate research scientist at Rescue, The Behavior Change Agency; Hannah Kim passed the bar and started with the IRS; Emma Richard is an associate director, Janssen Clinical Innovation; Sara Ciavarella is a solutions consultant at Bullhorn; Mary Kate Comer was promoted to principal software engineering lead at Microsoft; Nicholas Hense was promoted to principal at iiM LLC; Jake Grabowski is a brand manager, Fireball at Sazerac Company; Maeve Donovan is a senior product marketing manager at Snowflake; Eleanor Scott is an HPC engagement and contracting manager at Boston Scientific; Mitch Blank is a private equity associate at Astara Capital Partners; Jackson Jhin was on the cover of Forbes 30 Under 30 in the media category; Mitch Gaynier is a lead program integrator at GE Healthcare; Grace Maxwell is an accounting manager at Foxtrot; Michael Feula obtained a new certification—Certified Information Systems Security Professional; Devon Roura started as a principal at BCG; Luke Gasperlin is a process development engineer at Boston Scientific; PJ Endler started as an integrated product team lead at Pratt & Whitney; Andrew Halt is a city planner at the city of Cincinnati; James Matakovich started as a senior manager in external financial reporting at Target; Buster Sheridan was promoted to principal at ARCO/Murray; Eric Mitchell started as a vice president at Ragnar Research Partners; Jessica Merdes started a new position as vice president of revenue at MSCI; Elise Monaghan was promoted to principal digital project engineer at Mars; Casey Baker started a new career as a Realtor in Denver; Clare Conaty was promoted to manager at Huron; Annie O’Brien started a new position as an investment associate at Maranon Capital; John Richardson started a new position as a manager at Armitage Advisors; Jon Rydburg was promoted to senior manager, customer success—operations at Uber; Hunter Bivin is the assistant athletics director at ND; Callum Corr is an associate director, EMEA Sales; Rachel Zavakos obtained a new certificate, Professional Engineer from NCEES; Meghan Till is a process engineer at MycoTechnology; Renee Griffin moved to DC to work as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP. Lucy Enright and Zach Espeland moved to Australia. More weddings are on the horizon: Congrats to our newly engaged couples: Caroline Henderzahs and Shawn Hall, Emily Kordick and Ryan Lidge, Aly Anton and Wynn Stoxen, Mary Kate Nawalaniec and Shea Stine, Emily Woidat and Morgan D’Arcy, Mary Trainor and Mario Giovannetti, Allison Marren and Aaron Sauer, Kathleen Albert and Jack DiCanio, Ashley Knipp and Scott Piekarski, Margaret Cross and Dan Lipka ’16, Claire Veselik ’17SMC and John Richardson, Kellyn Schmitt ’17SMC and Sam Baker and Rachel Zavakos and Brian Turnwald. Wishing all the best to our newlyweds: Kelly Kaes and George McCabe, Kate Hardiman and Matt Rhodes ’14, ’16MEd, Ileana Berkeley and Jack Braden, Emily McCusker and Balazs Szegletes, Maggie Vache and Adam Degand, Courtney Schaefer and Álvaro Suárez de la Macorra, Catherine Lombardo and Colin Power and Jillian Gonzales and Greg Gagliardi. Welcome to the world all the new ND babies: Allie Smith and Andrew Lurry welcomed a baby girl; Shannon (Hodges) and Matthew Mooney have a second boy arriving in April; Natalie Kay and John Rutkowski welcomed a baby girl in April; Melissa and Ben Swanson welcomed Caroline Frances the first of the year; and Emily (Tessitore) and Keith MacDonell have a baby on the way. Thanks as always to Clare (Geraghty) Henne, Katelyn Wray, Zach Bequette, and social media for helping with this column. To be included contact — Celanire Flagg; cflagg@alumni.nd.edu


17MBA Class SecretaryMary Tomasik;



17JD Call for Updates

This is a call for JD Class of ’17 announcements! Please email me life updates—big or small—that you would like to share with our class. I look forward to hearing from you! — Lauren (Nottoli) Schwabe; laurennottoli@gmail.com


18 Reunion News

Happy spring, Class of 2018! We flipped the script this edition—we have exciting updates to share with you! Our five-year Reunion is this summer. Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 1–4! Get that college friends trip out of the group chat for a classic ND weekend with friends old and new. Come for the entire weekend, or if an event is already on your calendar (i.e., Taylor Swift fans who managed to get Chicago concert tickets), come for the days you can! Tickets are $195 and cover meals, programming, and accommodation. Take it back to Frosh-O fall 2014 for a weekend in the Class of 2018 dorm. If you never want to see a twin XL bed again, hotel blocks will also be reserved. Registration is now live! Go to Reunion.nd.edu for more information. Look out for emails from Reunion@nd.edu and classof2018@alumni.nd.edu for additional updates as we get closer to June. We can’t wait to see everyone! — Matthew Peters; mgpeters96@gmail.com


18MBA Class Secretary Patrick McHail;



19 Promotions and Proposals

It is hard to believe there is only one year (or if you track time by our columns—four more class notes) until our five-year reunion! The members of our class have been busy. Sarah Stillpass joined a new team at JP Morgan as a global investment strategist in New York City. In her role, she is responsible for communicating the firm’s investment views alongside her team and writing thought leadership pieces for clients. Kara Shannon, who studies at the Baylor College of Medicine, is applying to ob-gyn residencies and finds out her match in March! Jack Daughtery is a third-year medical student at IUSM and living with his boyfriend of three years with their dog. He is interested in applying to a pediatric residency this fall. Sarah Hynds works at Sika Health, a startup that helps employees maximize their HSA/FSA health care benefits and was recently featured in Forbes. Another member of the Class of 2019 was also in Forbes, in the 30 under 30. Natalie Marshall, a comedic content creator about work-from-home life, was highlighted for her videos on TikTok and Instagram. Greg Esrig is head of expert operations at Protégé—a company that connects people to experts in their dream fields. CJ Dunne and Will Crager founded SageSpot, a social media platform where subscriber-based communities receive information directly from content creators in a variety of fields. ’Twas the season of love in 2022! Congratulations to many happy couples who were engaged last year: Lexi Green and Ben Wdowik, Colleen Johnston and Jack Herrmann, Meg Shannon and Jonathan Kotek and Ally Pucillo and Harry Federspiel. After proposing in Leeper Park in South Bend, Sam Porter and his fiancée, Jenna Streich, are to be married in December at the Holy Cross Parish. Emily Hirshon got married after being proposed to by her now-husband Andre at the Oratory of Saint Michael in Montreal. Keep sharing what you and your friends have been up to! We would love to hear from you! — Michael Conlon, Dan Hopkinson, Jane Driano, and Eddie Griesedieck; notredameclass19@gmail.com


19JD Starting 2023 With a Bang

Rob Sikorksi and Casie Gawron got married on Dec. 2, 2022, in Lake Tahoe. It looked like a perfect winter wonderland! Shaleen Patel married Shannon Vreeland on Nov. 5, 2022, in Georgia. Together, it looks like Matt Razzano and Kari Lorenston welcomed baby Charlotte Ruth on Nov. 12, 2022. LaDarien Harris started a new position in labor and employment at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Houston. Oscar Verdugo started a new position at Best, Best and Krieger LLP in Indian Wells CA. D’Asia Baldwin is now a managing associate at Dentons in Atlanta. I hope everyone has a good start to 2023! Please send any updates and do not be frightened if you see that I checked your LinkedIn. Go Irish! — Katherine Miller; miller.a.katherine@gmail.com


20 Engagements

Moira Hillsman (Lyons) and Jack Woodhull (Sorin) became engaged in October 2022 and will be married in December 2023. He proposed at sunrise over Lake Michigan! Abby Berthiaume (Lyons) and Ian Erkkila (Siegfried) became engaged in August 2022 and will be married in 2024. — Gabby Meridien; gmeridie@alumni.nd.edu