Class Notes | November 2011

Adair Boroughs (SC ‘01) gave birth to a baby girl, Annalia Ford Boroughs, on November 6, 2011.

Yahonnes Cleary (NY ‘99) was married in Manhattan. (See

Ibrahim Elshamy (NH ‘09) has moved to Cairo, Egypt on a Fulbright Scholarship where he is researching local organizations that create civic education materials to empower citizens in an emerging democracy.

Saul Garlick (CO ‘05) was selected to Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Most Influential Professionals Under 33’. (See

Elizabeth Gish (IL ‘01) is teaching at Western Kentucky University where she is an assistant professor at the Honors College teaching Citizen and Self as part of the core honors curriculum (“A very Truman-esque class,” she notes). She is on track to complete dissertation by the Spring for a June graduation.

Kevin Lee (KY ‘98) got a dog, and he is “freakin’ adorable”.

Matt Lindsey (KS ’01) married Gabrielle Kissane in Kansas City, KS on October 29, 2011.

Victoria Luhrs (KS ‘05) is back in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools this fall after finishing her Masters in Education at George Mason University. She is happy to report that she is working as a Teacher Leader (more commonly known as an instructional coach) in an urban district and loving it!

Kuong Ly (MA ’07) was selected as one of the top nine honorees in Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Most Influential Professionals Under 33’. (See

Myles Matteson (NH ‘05) moved to Washington, DC in May and has started working on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH).

David Rubenstein (OR ‘06) will be publishing a law review comment in December’s edition of the Washington Law Review (volume 87). The topic is how the federal habeas corpus statute has ratcheted down the Miranda right to counsel. He also shared the great news that Jacob Heller (CA ‘06), Judy Herbstman (IL ‘06), and Bree Bang-Jensen (VT ‘06) have all married.

Anthony Shop (MO ’04) and his partner of nearly four years Thomas Sanchez are engaged. They plan to marry in the District of Columbia in 2012 and to celebrate with family and friends in Kansas City, Mo., where they met. In addition to being partners in life, Anthony and Thomas own and run Social Driver, a growing digital consultancy that serves many public sector clients.

Miranda Strong (AK ‘06) and her husband James just had their first baby, James G. Strong on 11-1-11 at 11:17 a.m.  8 pounds 8 ounces, 21 1/4 inches.

Cara Valente-Compton (NM ‘10) is currently in her first semester at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was honored to receive an invitation to serve on the New Mexico State Bar’s Committee on Women and the Legal Profession. She also recently graduated from the Emerge program, a non-profit training program for Democratic Women to run for public office, and was elected 1L representative to the Student Bar Association and Vice President of Older, Wiser Law Students (OWLS) and the Hockey Club.

Kelsey Vaughan (ME ‘04) is starting a new job later this week at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. She will be working as a Junior Health Systems Advisor to help countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America improve their health systems. If there are any Trumans in the Netherlands, she would love to meet up.

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