Spring 2017 Class Notes

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Class of 2006
Class of 2007
Class of 2008
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2016

Class of 2006

Daniel Majorowski

I am married to Ashley Majorowski. We have twin daughters, Abigail and Savannah, who are about to turn three this September. We live in Portland, CT.  I graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a BS in Emergency Management & Homeland Security. I have served the last 10 years in the Army National as a Communications Officer, working with multiple units to include Field Artillery Battalion, Heavy Communications Company, Engineer Battalion, Maneuver Brigades, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear explosives teams. I’m a former international oil spill responder and lead emergency management trainer for The Response Group. I trained and responded with the U.S. Coast Guard, ExxonMobil, BP, Sunoco, Phillips 66, Enbridge Pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, and Husky Energy during catastrophic events. I developed an emergency management training website for international energy providers such as StatOil and Shell Oil. I have responded with and trained incident management teams throughout Canada, The United States, and Africa. I am currently the Sr. Emergency Preparedness Specialist for Eversource Energy. I prepare, train, and respond to power outages throughout New England in particular New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Class of 2007

Bennett Blot, Joqui Giron-Melendez, Andrew Juraschek, represented the Class of 2007 at the 10-year reunion.

Class of 2008

Christina Pietruszkiewicz Dee

I joined the Army National Guard in September of 2016 and headed off to basic training in November. I graduated in February and now I am at Advanced Individual Training in Texas to become a combat medic.

John Howard, Winner of the 2017 Alumni Recognition Award

This is the sixth year of the Boston Trinity Academy Alumni Recognition Award, and it is given in recognition that a Boston Trinity Academy education prepares students for leadership and service in college and beyond. As a student here, John Howard was a gifted academician and starting goalie of our very first championship team, Boys’ Varsity Soccer 2007. He graduated in 2008 and went on to attend Vanderbilt University, graduating in 2012. He worked as an investment banking analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in North Carolina. Since then, he has worked grueling hours as an executive with the multinational private equity firm, Kohlberg, Kravis, and Roberts, first in NYC and now in London, England, where he lives with his wife, Caroline. He has been a faithful member and generous donor to his church and to Christian charities. He has also been a leader among his classmates in giving back to his alma mater. For his accomplishments and service, we are delighted and proud to honor John Howard with this year’s Boston Trinity Academy Alumni Recognition Award.

Jay Taylor

I am now stationed at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three (VQ-3) at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. I pilot the Navy's E-6B Mercury, which is based on a Boeing 707. One of the most exciting things we do is aerial refueling. We fly about 20 feet behind a tanker, which extends a probe to our plane to give us the fuel. This is a photo I asked the boom operator to take of me flying an AR over California.

Daniel Wolfe

In June 2016, I arrived in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Cops Volunteer.  Since then, I have been teaching General English and Teaching Methodology at Bishkek Humanities University, as well as providing teacher trainings to educators around the country. In order to integrate into the community, I have learned the Kyrgyz language as a primary means of communication and participated in several cultural events. It has been a tough, yet incredible journey living with a Kyrgyz host family and adjusting to another culture. I look forward to all of the experiences that this chapter will bring to my life in the next year and a half, when my service ends.

Class of 2009

Ashley Costa Hayward

So many exciting things have been happening that I would love to share with my BTA family! Last summer, on June 24th, 2016, I got married, and next month we will be celebrating our 1-year anniversary, which is super exciting!

Recently, I have been doing many things outside my job to build who I am and in hope of revealing Jesus through my works. I have opened up a freelancing job as a videographer and editor for small business owners. I have also been super involved at my current home church, Netcast Church in Beverly, MA, as a Lead Teacher in Kids Ministry and have been doing things to help with church communications. Lastly, I am the Event Chairwomen for the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, an organization founded 25 years ago in Salem, MA to recognize and and promote awareness in support of human rights, tolerance and social justice. We are about to celebrate our 25th anniversary on Sunday, June 11th, which is one of my big events. 

In my current full-time position, I was promoted to Director of the Everett Community TV and Communications department for the City of Everett. Though I wear many hats in my job, my favorite part of the job is planning and executing extremely successful events, including one coming up on September 23, called Village Fest. It is a citywide celebration that features music, Boston's best food trucks, locally crafted beer and spirits, vendor booths, and so much more! I know that is a LOT to write, but just thought I would share the great things that God has blessed me with this past year. :)

Peter Hill

My wife, Evan, and I moved to Dedham the summer of 2016. I accepted a job to teach history and coach at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury. I have enjoyed teaching at CM, and we have loved being back in the Boston area, living close to family and friends and the city of champs.

Jason Nam

I currently work as an architect at Samsung Engineering in Czech Republic. As a side "passion driven" job, I am continuing to expand my nonprofit startup called Design Disco, where we organize educational programs for teenagers in Europe.

Hannah Strasner 

I was just promoted at my job! God has been so good to me! I am now the Director of Educational Services for Care Net Pregnancy Center of CNY. In September, a co-worker and I will be speaking at the Care Net National Conference. This is such an honor! I thank God for where I am today!

Class of 2010

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Class of 2011

Lily Montagna

I am currently wrapping up Community of Faith Training School in Brighton and I work at the Edward Devotion School in Brookline as a paraprofessional. I am looking forward to getting my Masters of Elementary Education this upcoming year.

Class of 2012

Udoka Obiora, Jonathan Manos, Jenay Israel, Parand Jalili, Aliyah Harris, Joanna Mawhinney, and Rachel Fiolek and enjoyed dinner together at the Class of 2012 five-year reunion.  

Class of 2013

Emilie Hodge

I am graduating from University of Virginia with a degree in Global Development Studies and am leaving for Turkey immediately afterward to pursue work with Syrian refugees there.

Luke Tam

I am graduating this May from Northeastern University. I enjoyed my psychology classes at Northeastern and the two co-op experiences I had while I was there -- the first at Harvard Medical School's Study of Adult Development (TED Talk) and the second at a Boston-based software company. I also had the opportunity to work on a number of psychology research projects on campus, including one that I presented earlier this year at a psychology conference in San Antonio.

One of my most cherished experiences in college is my participation and leadership in the Chinese Christian Fellowship, which allowed me to grow spiritually and work alongside others to bring the love and light of Christ to Chinese international students who are far away from home. I will travel to Hong Kong to visit my family and friends in the next two months, and I’m excited to find out where the Lord will lead me next after graduation. A big congrats to my fellow BTA classmates who are also graduating this year!

Class of 2014

Joanna Balla

I am almost done with my third year at Middlebury! Although these years have not been easy, my time at college has gone by very fast. This summer I will be joining the Summer Teaching Fellow program with the Uncommon Charter Schools in Boston and living at Boston University.

Angelina Singer

I am hoping to publish my science fiction novel this summer. I had published a romantic comedy novel last summer that is now on Amazon.  I have also been accepted into a prestigious art festival as a vendor this summer, the Marion Art Festival Arts in the Park event July 8, showcasing my crocheted work and my existing novel.

Class of 2015

Haoheng Zheng

I finally started working on my comics.

Class of 2016

Jemimah Balla

I'm finishing up my first year at Colby College. A highlight of this year was my January term, which was oriented around learning about the refugee community in Portland, Maine. I spent the month living with a host family who had initially come to the U.S. as refugees from Ethiopia. During the week, I worked at a local elementary school, helping in ESL classes and giving one-on-one support to students. My Senior Symposium discussed the role of schools in the lives of immigrant students, so it was really cool to step away from books and theories and actually experience first hand the challenges and joys of multicultural education. I'm excited for what the next three years hold, and am always grateful for my time at BTA.

Jonathan Ricketts

Over spring break, I was presented with the opportunity to go to Israel for the entire break and see Tel Aviv, what the life of an IDF soldier is like, and visit the holy city of Jerusalem. The trip allowed me to see what the land of the Bible is like and gain a deeper connection than I have ever had before with my Biblical studies.

I am currently working as a undergraduate researcher at Northeastern, and because I am replacing someone in the lab, I have the job for as long as I am at Northeastern. I will be continuing this research during the first part of the summer. As for the second part of the summer, I have been accepted into a research program that takes place in China. During this program, I will be researching how to apply renewable energies to buildings at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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