Class Notes Winter 2018
Lino Lipinsky (LAW '82) took the oath of office as a Judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. He was previously a litigation partner in the Denver office of Dentons US LLP. In November, his wife, Diana DeGette (LAW '82) was re-elected to the United States House of Representatives from the First District of Colorado.
Adam Berenson (TISCH ‘93) went on to get a masters in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory in 1997. He was featured in an NPR/WHYY interview and on a CD for the JAZZIZ Spring 2018 edition.
Diane Krebs (LAW ’94) has joined Jackson Lewis’ Long Island, New York office as Of Counsel. Ms. Krebs’ practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.
Jodi Ekelchik (WAG '95) has been appointed Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA, and welcomes NYU alum visiting the area to join them for a show.
Alex Niebruegge (CAS ’05) concentrates his practice on energy sector transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and other corporate matters.
Brian Aoaeh (STERN ’08) has teamed up with Lisa Morales-Hellebo to build a new venture capital firm, from the ground up. REFASHIOND Ventures will invest in early-stage startups creating the innovations that make global supply chains more efficient. Brian and Lisa are also co-founders of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, a global community of supply chain meetups with active chapters in New York City and Bangalore.
Marsha Pollard (STEINHARDT '16) was appointed provost at Berkeley College.
Cynthia Lynch Shor (ARTS '69, STEINHARDT '07) and David A. Church, PhD, were married Nov. 20, 2018 at the Village Club of Sands Point, Long Island. Shor is the Executive Director of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. Dr. Church is the retired principal of Kingston High School in Kingston, NY.
Eugene Trisko (WSC ’72) was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Marlene Adelstein (TSOA ’79) is the author of her debut novel Sophie Last Seen, published by Red Adept Publishing.
Lucille Spira (SSW ’84) is the co-author of the anthology Pedro Almodóvar: A Cinema of Desire, Passion and Compulsion (IPBook).
Christopher Fulton (IFA ’87) is the author of the Social Documentary Photography of Milton Rogovin (University Press of Kentucky).
Sylvia Shorto (IFA ’95, ’03) has recently published the book British Houses in Late Mughal Delhi which examines the spatial layout of the city, reused palaces and other monumental structures, newly built houses and household objects, and through an analysis of these reveals the underlying values of the East India Company officials who governed Delhi in this period.
Jason Grant Shela (GSAS '97) received the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the British New Year's Honours, for services to youth soccer education and to children with special needs and disabilities in the United States of America.
Ira Helderman (TSOA ’98) is the author of Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion (UNC Press).
Graham Gordy (TSOA ’02) produced and co-wrote the film Antiquities, an ensemble comedy that premiered in January 2019.
Vicki Hoffman (SPS '03) has joined Englewood Health (NJ) as Vice President of Operations overseeing ancillary and outpatient services.
Matthew Howard (LAW ’04) has been made a partner in the Corporate Department and Asset Management Practice of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Tom Patterson (TSOA '05) recently appeared on Broadway in 1984, and has appeared on stage at many regional theaters including Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. He completed shooting the independent feature Thorp and received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for his performance as Roland in Studio Theater's production of Constellations.
Emily Wood (STERN '05) published her first book, e-Learning Department of One, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through the Association for Talent Development. She is speaking at ATD Techknowledge in February 2019.
Wayne Uffleman (CAS ’05) has been promoted to partner at Reed Smith LLP in the firm’s New York office. He was previously counsel. Wayne is a member of the Global Corporate Group and his practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, securities law, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling.
S. Elizabeth Lockman (GAL '06) is newly a Democratic state Senator in Delaware; elected November 2018, sworn in January 2019.
Sarah Jane Arnegger (STEINHARDT '08) joined iHeartMedia as director of iHeartRadio Broadway, a new radio station and digital hub for Broadway, after 8 years as the Director of Education and Community Engagement for Playbill.
Lauren Giudice (CAS ’08) has joined the Orlando office of Carlton Fields as an associate. She is a member of the firm’s National Trial Practice’s Business Litigation section.
Michael D. Margulies (LAW '08) joined the law firm Carlton Fields as a shareholder in the newly opened New Jersey office.
Kabaye Liku (LAW ’09) has been special counsel in the Real Estate Department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Ezra Schneck (LAW ’09) has been made a partner in the Corporate Department and Capital Markets Practice of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Michael Mix (LAW '11) was promoted at Morrison Cohen LLP from associate to senior counsel.
Rich Garon (GSAS '75, '83) published his second novel, Lee Fitts, in February. All proceeds of the novel go toward fighting homelessness, something Garon, who is the former chief-of staff of the U.S. House Committee on International Relations, is passionate about.
Giancarla Sambo (GSAS '98) was sworn in to practice law in the state of New York on January 17, 2019. Giancarla is also admitted to the practice law in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the 9th Court of Appeals. Her primary focus is on Entertainment Law.
Wesley O’Brien (LAW ’10) has been special counsel in the Real Estate Department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Indira Goodwine (STEINHARDT ’11) has been appointed to lead the NEFA National Dance Project as program director for dance.
Jessica Novak (STEINHARDT ’13) has been appointed the Director of Marketing of the McKnight Center.
William Josephson (SPS ’14) has returned from a Habitat for Humanity "Build" project in Battambang, Cambodia in which participants fund-raised and oversaw the construction of a bamboo house for a family of four whose home was not habitable.
Fernando Arruda (STEINHARDT ’16) won a DuPont award for doing sound design and music for the winning show Kept Out.