Class Notes 2019

November 15, 2019

Brian Appleton, BA ’72, has authored nine books; two on Iran. The latest one is a children's book for girls on the Greek Goddesses with 67 illustrations by the author.

Blair Bainbridge, BA ’12, is a third-year PhD student at University of Chicago, doing a joint degree in anthropology and conceptual & historical studies of science.

Lynne Barr Gleason, BA ’72, is currently of counsel at Goodwin Procter, based in Boston, Mass. She received her JD degree from the National Law Center in 1975; she practices financial services law. She is a governor of the American Bar Association.

Valorie Beer, BA ’79, followed her heart and entered a Zen Buddhist monastery, living there for a dozen years after working in human resources for two decades and raising a daughter. She now travels around the country teaching at Buddhist and secular organizations.

Marie Frohlich, BA ’86, is teaching and practicing as a certified holistic health coach and herbalist with Coaching Center of Vermont doing workplace wellness. She is married to physical anthropologist Bruno Frohlich, has twin children and one grandchild. Blessed and Blissed.

Joseph Giuliano, MA ’81, never worked as an anthropologist as academia was not his bailiwick. He did however successfully use the skills learned in mapping at an engineering firm at the forefront of GIS. Joseph ended his career as an executive and is retired in South Florida. Happy.

Justin Greco, BS ’12, graduated from medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2014. He is now thriving in his internship as a general surgery resident.

Ian Kerrigan, MA ’05, serves at the senior vice president, exhibitions at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

Lauren Law, BA ’17, recently completed her MSC in medical anthropology and sociology from the University of Amsterdam where she completed a thesis discussing  the narratives of identity, bodily actions and emotions in Dutch women who are long term cancer survivors.

John Leupold, BA ’76, leads small groups cultural tours with his business Champaca Journeys. These trips explore culture, history, nature and include many interactions with his local friends and contacts in Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Peru.

Hannah Lipman, BA ’11, works in international development with a focus on developing proposals for projects funded by USAID in East and Southern Africa.

Sarah Mezzino, BA ’04, is the curator of decorative arts & design at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. She is currently working with Dr. John Clark, PhD ’05, to develop an exhibit about his botanical discoveries in South America and the Caribbean.

Timothy Quinn, BA ’12, is currently a PhD student in anthropology at Rice University. His research is on prophylactic HIV drugs in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing on the relationship between pharmaceutical access campaigns and sexual rights activism in the region.

Marie Reely-Holmes, BA ’73, says that anthropology formed the basis for a humanitarian outlook on life leading eventually to her career as director of health care services. She has very fond memories of GW.

Rachel Rhodes, BA ’10, joined the USAID Africa Bureau in 2015 where she works on health programming and policy across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Laura Rouse, BS ’16, went on to complete her master's at GW in higher education administration (’18) after finishing her undergraduate studies. She now works as a success coach at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, mentoring college students.

Douglas Smit, BA ’08, received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2018. He is currently a senior fellow in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum.

Alicia Stewart, BA ’04, has been director of financial aid at Weill Cornell Medicine since 2017, and also received her MBA from Syracuse University in 2018.

Andrew Zipkin, PhD ’15, is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Arizona State University. His research focuses on using strontium isotope provenance to reconstruct hunter-gatherer social networks in southern Africa.