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I currently live in Minneapolis with my wife, Olivia and our two kids, Graham (2.5 years old) and Lucy (8 months). I graduated from Bethlehem College with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. I transferred from Northwestern to Bethlehem and graduated in 2014. I am currently working on a Master of Divinity at Bethlehem Seminary.
Kaitlyn is this year's winner of the Alumni Recognition Award. Congratulations Kaitlyn! You can read more about Kaitlyn on the Alumni Recognition Award link in the left column.
I am currently in Mexico for the third summer as Operations Director for the Chiquila Youth Leadership Program, www.handsofferinghope.org. Last year, I was promoted to be the Director of Educational Services for Care Net! Last September, I was honored to be chosen as a workshop speaker for the Care Net National Conference. Pretty cool. I love what I do and plan to continue with Care Net for however long God has me.
Alexandra (Knowles) Kahveci
Alexandra graduated in June 2018 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Masters in City Planning, specializing in mediation, negotiation, and environmental policy.
I earned my second Masters degree in 2017 at Singapore University of Technology and Design in Engineering Product Development. My thesis title was, "Design Principles for the Additive Manufacturing of Fibre-Reinforced Structures." I had a very good time enjoying the culture, the food, the people, the university etc. It was a memorable experience. I returned last September and now I've been working at a research consortium just outside of Richmond, VA since January 2018. I am a researcher in the Manufacturing Science and Technology division.
I work as a Foster Care Case Manager at Northeast Center for Youth and Families. I visit foster homes around Boston and the North Shore to be sure the kids are doing well and the parents have the support they need. I 'm getting married in August so that is where most of my attention is! I'm also helping out when I can with my mom's campaign. Her election is coming up in September which is exciting!
I am living and working in Turkey with Syrian refugees. I've been here for six months now and plan to stay until God moves me somewhere else. I also recently got engaged and will be getting married early next year!
Molly graduated in May from Harvard College.
Joanna (Roberts) Sorensen
I got married in Texas on May 25, 2018 and am moving to Japan in the fall because my husband is in the Air Force.
After a summer internship with Phalanx Capital Management, a hedge fund located in Chicago that trades in Japan, I will begin a part-time position in the fall as the Fund Accountant.
I've just finished my junior year at Stonehill College as an English major and a double minor in creative writing and music. This summer, I will be doing lots of craft fairs (for my custom crocheted business) and book signings, as well as reviewing concerts as a Boston Sports Desk intern. I am especially excited about my internship because it will be a fantastic platform to merge two of my passions - professional writing and music.
Pictured is me at the local author panel that I single-handedly coordinated at An Unlikely Story in Plainville (Jeff Kinney's store - Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame).
On a more casual note, I'm also planning to continue mentoring younger music students at the music store that I have taken guitar lessons at for almost a decade. I absolutely love helping them practice songs for their band recital, which is always a lot of fun and filled with talent!
After graduating from BTA, I took a gap year and spent five months with my family who moved to Kenya in July to do medical mission work. During my time there, I worked at Rift Valley Academy, a mission boarding school, where I assisted the ESL teacher and music director and gave violin lessons to interested students. I also worked at the hospital for a crowdfunding program called Watsi by writing stories about pediatric patients needing financial assistance from donors.
I returned to the U.S. in December and have been working as a full-time medical receptionist at a dermatologist's office in Boston. Through these experiences, I learned valuable lessons about both the mission life and work life and was given many opportunities I would’ve missed out on had I gone straight to college.