2018 Class Notes

October 01, 2018
  • Amara Amadiegwu, BA ’18, has started her master’s in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her expected date of graduation is September 2020.
  • Kenny Ames, BA ’99, spent several years in advocacy, the media and communications. He is now returning to where his career began. He resumed congressional service with a the U.S. House of Representatives working for the CAO.
  • Brooks Boron, BA ’14, is currently practicing labor and employment law in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his legal practice, he is involved with multiple Democratic political campaigns around the state of Ohio.
  • Michelle Caluag, BA ’14, works in marketing in San Francisco. She is actively involved in religious event planning, retreats and meetups. She still reads her religion textbooks from time to time.
  • Suanne Edmiston, BA ’06, lives in Alexandria, Va., and works as legislative staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Amir Faghfoory, BA ’02, works as a psychiatrist in Orange County, Calif., and has returned to school after 10 years to obtain a master's and PsyD in marriage and family therapy. He is glad to stay connected to the Religion Department at GW; his father is a professor there.
  • Emily Filler, BA ’03, is currently on academic sabbatical from Earlham College, where she is chair and assistant professor of Jewish studies. This summer she taught at Limmud, Australia, where she gave a series of lectures in Judaism and philosophy.
  • Gregory Frink, BA ’10, graduated from Columbus School of Law at CUA in 2018, and is currently employed at a plaintiff-side employment law firm in Washington, D.C. He is married, has a 1-year-old daughter, and lives in the Navy Yard neighborhood of D.C.
  • Matthew Goldberg, BA ’96, is the director of community relations for the Jewish Federation of Louisville. He lives in Louisville, Ky., with his wife and two daughters.
  • Dost Khan, BA ’99, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He splits his time between managing chronic spinal pain conditions, and the perioperative care of the surgical patient.
  • Ellen Lee, BA ’59, received an MSS degree from the Graduate School of Social Service, Bryn Mawr College in 1963. She is retired from private practice of psychotherapy. Ellen is engaged in spiritual studies, choral singing, and travels to be with grandchildren in Maine and California.
  • Alisha Murdock, BA ’13, started a new role as the director of campus operations in July 2018 for Cesar Chavez Capitol Hill Public Charter School.
  • Batul Razvi, BA ’03, works as a staff anesthesiologist at Washington Hospital Center. She lives in Virginia and has three beautiful children.
  • Timothy Schum, MA ’16, is embarking on his third year as a PhD student in Islamic Civilizational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where he is focusing his research on aesthetic philosophy in the premodern Islamic world.
  • Meghan Sweet, BA ’09, is an instructor and administrator at Dharma Realm Buddhist University, a liberal arts college in Northern California where students read and discuss Eastern and Western Great Books.
  • Rachel Talbert, MA ’98, is in a doctoral program at GSEHD at GW and is currently conducting dissertation research.
  • William ("Basil") Tsimpris, BA ’98, resides in Richmond, Va., with his wife, Jen, and their children, John Landon and Anne Kathryn. He is a staff attorney for the Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Laura Weil, BA ’78, has been a school social worker in Arlington for almost 20 years. She finds her degree in religion with a specialty in Judaic studies helpful in both life and work. She is proud to be an alumni of this small but mighty department.
  • Jacob Wolf, BA ’11, is a veterinarian completing a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Carolyn Zuttel, BA ’78, was rehired in San Juan, P.R. She organized Dr. Josafina Magno to introduce Hospice in Puerto Rico. She remarried a Swiss, birthed two more sons, championed for ordination of women in Bern, CH and now is an endorsed hospital chaplain in Raleigh, N.C.