Magnet Alumni News: Fall 2020

Pandemic News:

Recent Scientific Publications:



    • Forbes Graham '95 will perform in a November concert via videoconference: The Disappearance of Music

    • David Andalman '97 started a podcast about catching breaks in film and TV (

    • Cynthia Addai-Robinson '98 is starring in a new film, Always and Forever, set for release in November (Essence)

    • Lynn Favin '01 was in the cast of an online production of Henry VI, part two (The Show Must Go Online)

    • Alison Cardy '02 is a career coach who hosts her own podcast, To a Billion With Joy, now in its third season.

    • Abigail Fraeman '05 was interviewed about the NASA Curiosity rover's exploration of Vera Ridge (wemartians)

Political Analysis/Commentary:

The Class of 2010 shared updates, ten years after graduation:

    • Allison Arai is an MD/PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and just completed her PhD in Neuroscience.

    • Wenjing Chen is a first year resident in Internal Medicine Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

    • Ozzie Aery Fallick and Emily Aery Jones were married in 2017 and live in Palo Alto, California. By day, Ozzie works as a software engineer at Wing Aviation, and by night, he studies the blade, fencing competitively for Cardinal Fencing Club at Stanford University.

    • Emily Aery Jones graduated with a PhD from UCSF in 2019 and is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurobiology at Stanford University, where she studies how the brain encodes & remembers space using mice in mazes and teeny tiny electrodes. She has been together with Ozzie Fallick since 2008, and they were married in 2017.

    • Pin-Joe Ko finished his PhD in biology at Stanford (dissertation published in Cell Chemical Biology), and is working at SyntheX, a biotech startup in San Francisco.

    • Yifan Li does science, having finished his PhD at UC Berkeley.

    • Li Ma graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Engineering and moved to the weird city of Austin Texas to do CPU design for Arm. Everyone is welcome to come visit once this whole virus thing is over! Would love to see y'all!

    • Urja Mittal is working as an attorney in Washington, D.C., having just finished up a judicial clerkship in San Francisco.

    • Sanjeev Muralidharan is moving from Atlanta to Seattle, working with Amazon Air.

    • Anand Oza is a software engineer at Google in NYC. In his spare time, he enjoys video games and competitive programming.

    • Elizabeth Partan is defending her PhD in human genetics at Johns Hopkins, and is moving into science communication.

    • Kristen Rosano is in her last year of pediatrics residency at Washington University in St. Louis.

    • Eric Wan is the Chief Operating Officer of Whole Systems Healthcare, having obtained his MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins. He is considering another career switch.

    • Jenny Zhang is a first-year pathology resident at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

    • Chenyu Zhao is a software engineer at Google.

    • Xinyi Zhou finished their Ph.D. in the joint UCB-UCSF bioengineering program and is now working at a Bay Area medtech codevelopment company, Triple Ring Technologies.

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