PAW: June 1, 2016


2002Notes6.1.16AlexKAlex Kontorovich recently wrote in, “Heeding your call for more class news (lest you fulfill your threat to publish Taylor Swift lyrics), my wife Amy (Penn ‘02) and I set out to create some class news, literally.  Nine months later, we welcomed little Eli David (born Jan 17, 2016), pictured here with big brother Harry (4).  Amy is now finishing a Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and I teach math at Rutgers (though currently on sabbatical near our ole stompin’ grounds at IAS).  Harry enjoys Legos, and Eli enjoys burping.”

In other news, Giselle (Woo) Huron and Dan Huron (‘00) recently welcomed daughters Maila Lucia (June 2013) and Lanai Saphina (December 2015). They are living in Northern California, where Giselle is working as a trademark lawyer at Google and Dan is running a division at the IT firm Kinetix. Giselle’s little brother Jonat2002Notes6.1.16Woohan Makepeace will also be joining the Princeton family as a tiger in the class of 2020!


Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who helped make our 10th Reunion amazing!

To the committee, crew, performers, University, all of you who attended – we truly hit it out of the park!

We’re getting our post-game wrap-up together, in the meantime send us your photos and suggestions of how we can make our 15th even better (including theme ideas!!) we also accept complements ;)

Please click on the Reunions 2012 Events link above for the Archives of our 10th Reunion planning.  If you cannot find the information you are looking for, send us a note.

SAVE THE DATE – Future Reunions:

  • Our 11th – Reunions 2013: May 30 – June 2, 2013
  • Our 12th – Reunions 2014: May 29 – June 1, 2014
  • Our 13th – Reunions 2015: May 28 – May 31, 2015

Profile of an alumna: Catherine Toppin, ’02



Have you seen this great School of Engineering profile of CATHERINE TOPPIN, ’02? Check it out!

CATHERINE TOPPIN is an associate in the intellectual property group of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, Massachusetts.  Her practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, enforcement and counseling in the electrical and mechanical arts. She also serves on the firm’s Boston Diversity Committee as well as the Women’s Business Collaborative.” More …

Alumni feature: Catherine Toppin ’02

Posted Sep 27, 2010 by Teresa Riordan

Alumni Council Careers Committee Reunions Program – June 1


Your Personal Brand: Using Social Media to Empower Your Career

The workplace is changing and your personal brand is center stage. How do you use social media to your best advantage to land your next great gig and to network effectively? Our program will address your questions regarding how social media is changing the career landscape. We will discuss how sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are having an impact on your career. This event is free of charge.


Reunions 2012


Hey there ’02 – Please be sure to login on the right to be able to access all of the Reunions 2012 information and register for reunions

Satellite classes – No need for you to login or register, check out the Satellite Class page for relevant info

Check back with us often because plans for this party are only getting better.  We can’t wait to see you in Princeton see you at the Top of the Tenth!- May 31 to June 3, 2012!


Two Weeks Only to Buy 2002 Gear!


We are taking advantage of our upcoming reunion to offer you the opportunity to replace your 13-year old P02 hoodie and so much more! We will be providing you with sporty team uniforms for our 10th costume, but this is your one chance to stock up for the next decade with customized non-reunion Princeton 2002 Gear and extra reunion shwag.

Take a look at our ONLINE STORE!

We are selling all items at cost, so to ensure we can fulfill your order, all orders must be placed by April 23rd APRIL 30.*

1. Nalgene Water Bottle – $10
2. Bar Glass – 10th Reunion – $10
3. Tote Bag – $25
4. Beach Towel – $30
5. Logo T-shirt – 10th Reunion – $15
6. Black ¼ Zip Fleece – $40
7. Gray Hooded Sweatshirt – $40

All orders will be available for pick-up at the 10th Reunion HQ

*Any onsite sales will be extremely limited and/or at significantly higher prices (including additional reprinting and shipping & handling charges). For this reason, we may not offer onsite sales at all, so you should order now!


Community Service Events – April 21 & 22


Spring training continues with our regional warm-up events in preparation for Reunions 2012. On April 21-22, we will coordinate a series of volunteer events in cities across the country in coordination with National Volunteer Week. You’ll have an opportunity to do some good while reconnecting with classmates and having a little fun. Right now, we have city captains ready to host ’02 volunteer events in LA, Chicago, and DC.  Stay tuned for more info if you live in one of those cities, and if you don’t, please email Joe Kochan (jskochan@gmail.com) to organize an event in your hometown!


Three cheers for Ellie Kemper, one of Hollywood’s Rising Stars


The latest profile of ’02er Ellie Kemper is the cover story of this week’s PAW!

“Funny Girl: In the comedy world, where women remain outnumbered, Ellie Kemper ’02 gets the laughs”

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83
Photo Credit to our very talented Jo Sittenfeld, ’02

Published in the February 8, 2012, issue

And if you missed it, here’s Ellie’s “Ode to Wawa” from 2011 PAW humor issue


Alumni Day – February 25, 2012


Can’t wait until reunions to come back to campus? Join us for Alumni Day on Saturday, February 25th. Alumni Day is a mid-winter celebration that provides a glimpse of the University in session. Featuring lectures by notable alumni and Princeton’s top faculty on topics from motorcycle design to children’s literature and the Internet, the annual TigerLaunch student business plan competition, the Princeton v. Yale hockey game, Shakespeare performances and much more. The weekend provides an opportunity for alumni to connect back to the University, to one another, and to current students. For the complete schedule and session topics and to register – Click Here.

Additionally, Princeton area hotels are available at discounted rates (well below reunions prices!)

We would also like to plan a 2002 social event during the weekend so please RSVP by February 20th to reunions@princeton2002.com to let us know if you are planning to attend.


Congrats to Erez Lieberman for winning the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists


EREZ LIEBERMAN AIDEN ’02, a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and visiting faculty at Google, was named the 2011 grand-prize winner of the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists for a method he developed for three-dimensional genome sequencing that reveals features of DNA structure inside the nucleus of a cell. Read the article in science mag here

Excerpted from the Jan 18, 2012 PAW Newsmakers

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