Abraham Ahn (Arch ’00) and his wife, Jean Park, welcomed a daughter, Julia Jean, on July 21, 2015. Julia is the niece of Grace Ahn (Col ’01) and Brian Bello (Col ’98). The family lives in Seoul, South Korea, where Mr. Ahn is a professor at Hanyang University.
Kim Curtis (Col ’00 L/M) and her husband, Bruce Vlk, welcomed a daughter, Audrey Vlk, on October 18, 2016. The family lives in Crozet, where Ms. Curtis works as a research editor for the Washington Papers, a grant-funded project at the University.
Jessica Dunne (Engr ’00, Engr ’03) and Christopher Washburn (Grad ’04) welcomed a son, Bryson Richard Washburn, on Feb. 27, 2015. Bryson joins big brother Logan, 6; and big sister Ivy Rose, 3.
Jeremy Ebrahim (Com ’00 L/M) and Alexandra H. Ellen Ebrahim (Col ’00 L/M) welcomed a son, Carter Williamson, on Sept. 10, 2015. Carter joins big brothers Jameson and Preston. The family lives in New Providence, New Jersey.
Jeff Evans (Arch ’00) has been named a principal at HKIT Architects in San Francisco. He is currently managing two projects for schools in the Bay Area, one of which, Glenview Elementary, will be a net-zero energy building. Mr. Evans’ work emphasizes the synthesis of sustainability, function and innovative design in learning environments that accommodate the needs of 21st-century students.
Erin Henderson Galbreath (Col ’00 A/M) and her husband, Kharlon, welcomed a daughter, Emery Noelle, on Nov. 2, 2015. Emery joins brother Evan, 6. The family lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Zachary J. Gemignani (Darden ’00) has published Data Fluency, a book that outlines the importance of changing the way organizations view and use data. The book serves as a guide to help any organization transform into a data-fluent culture where any individual or team can easily consume data, make informed decisions and take immediate action to positively affect business.
Eric S. Lent (Col ’00) has been named vice president, general counsel and secretary of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, headquartered in the Seattle area. Ste. Michelle is Washington’s largest wine producer; it owns and operates wineries in Napa Valley, Oregon and Washington and imports wines from the premier wine regions of the world, including Italy, France, Chile, New Zealand and Spain.
Peter W. Lewis (Col ’00) has received the Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for his research on the genetic basis of cancer growth. The $200,000 award will support Mr. Lewis’ research into how changes in the chemical composition of DNA and the proteins that package the human genome influence whether particular genes are activated or silenced in a given type of cell. His current work relates to childhood cancers. Mr. Lewis is an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Elizabeth P. Marlowe (Col ’00 L/M) received a doctorate in education with a concentration in adult learning from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2016. She is education director for the practice of clinical medicine at the VCU School of Medicine and lives in the Church Hill district of Richmond, Virginia.
Tracy Parfitt (Educ ’00 L/M) and her husband, Joseph, welcomed a son, Jameson Leonard, on July 20, 2015. Jameson joins big brother Gavin Joseph, 6; and big sister Ryleigh Suzanne, 4.
Amy Litty Ray (Col ’00 L/M) has been elected to partnership in the Washington, D.C., office of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. In her previous role as special counsel, she was featured in Global Competition Review’s 2016 “40 Under 40” list of antitrust lawyers. Ms. Ray lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Abir Ray (Engr ’99).
Erin Seney (Col ’00 L/M) and Bryan Smouther (Engr ’00,’04 L/M) welcomed a son, Nolan Seney Smouther, on July 21, 2015. Nolan is the grandson of Franklin Seney Jr. (Col ’74 L/M) and Rebecca Schmidt Mazzarella (Col ’74 L/M), the nephew of Kevin Seney (Col ’14) and the great-nephew of Richard Seney (Com ’76) and William Schmidt (Engr ’71, Law ’74). The family resides in Melbourne, Florida. Ms. Seney is an assistant research scientist on the faculty at the University of Central Florida, and Mr. Smouther works as a lead engineer for the Boeing Co.