In Action

Diego Rentería (MS '07)

Diego Rentería, MS ‘07 and the rest of the members of Mariachi Veritas de Harvard placed third in university group competition at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza held in San Antonio, Texas in late November, becoming the only group east of the Mississippi to place.

Karen Bailey (MS '04)

Congratulations are in order for Karen Bailey, MS ‘04, who has accepted a position with Teach for America after she graduates. When she returns from teaching English in Thailand next year she will begin an assignment teaching middle school science in Houston, Texas.

Nina Sawhney (MS '06)

Life Aquatic with Nina Sawhney, MS ‘06. This spring she will become a fully certified scuba diver, and she hopes to explore the reefs of Australia and Singapore soon.

John Shen (MS '03)

And now the easy part: Medical School. Congratulations are in order for John Shen, MS ‘03, who has been accepted to the UC Irvine School of Medicine for the fall.

Alex Holt (MS '07)

Read all about it: Alex Melamed, MS ‘07 is quickly collecting bylines as a roving reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, an independent newspaper for the University of Pennsylvania, where he writes on energy and environmental issues.

John Fahy (MS '02)

Couldn’t have planned it better: this summer, two Scholars will be married on the same day. Best wishes for a wonderful July 19th to John Fahy, MS ‘02 and his bride, Angelica Sandrea, and to Sophia Malamud, MS ‘97 and her groom, Robert Gillham.

Kibwei McKinney (MS '97)

Can you say Otorhinolaryngology quickly three times? Congratulations to Kibwei McKinney, MS ‘97 as he will be awarded his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania this summer and will depart for residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.

Erik Shirokoff (DECEASED) (MS '98)

Heavy jacket required. This January, Erik Shirokoff, MS ‘98, will begin a year-round deployment to the U.S. South Pole Station in Antarctica, where he will take part in wave telescope cosmology research with NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Florentino Salazar (MS '04)

Milken Scholar teaches for America. Florentino Salazar, MS ‘04, began his service with T.F.A. at Daniel Webster Middle School in Los Angeles as an eighth grade resource teacher in their special education department.

Pamela Escobar Smith (MS '05)

Next stop: medical school. Brown senior, Pamela Escobar, MS ‘05, will enter the Warren Alpert Medical School after graduation as part of Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education.