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September 2021 Connections

New York Scholar Gatherings

Coke Scholars in New York City got together twice this month! Once was for a picnic in Central Park and another was for a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream in Bryant Park. Thanks to Jeremiah Grant (2013), Anita Kishore (1995) and Courtney Hauck (2014) for organizing these events.

New York Coke Scholars picnic in Central Park.
Coke Scholars at a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream in Bryant Park in NYC.
Mehul Patel (1994), Michael Solomon (1992), Anita Kishore (1995), and Jack McKinstry (2000), also got together for dinner in NYC.

Coke Scholar Co-Workers

Jorge Casimiro (1994) and Jarvis Sam (2009), who work at Nike together in Portland, got together for dinner.

Coke Scholars on Campus

2021 Scholars got together on campus at Stanford University.

Those who attended and are pictured above:
Front Row (Left to Right): William Li, Aditya Bora, Annie Zhu, Divya Ganesan, Amelia Marcum, and Yarency Avelar
Middle Row (Left to Right): Sriya Mantena, Katherine Wong, Abbie Maemoto, Megan Chen, Shreya Ramachandran, Molly Cantillon, Jackie Liu, Nathan Foo, and Emily Tianshi
Back Row (Left to Right): Mahathi Mangipudi, Anne Liang, Brian Xu, Ishan Khare (event organizer – thank you!), Edward Adams, Marcus Zimmerman, and Jesus Ballesteros
Those who attended but are not pictured in the photo: Faith Ajanaku & Diamond Thlangjoj
Liana Wallace (2019) and Vanessa Carrillo (2019) at Georgetown University and Joseph Decilos (2020) at George Washington University got together for Cokes and pizza in Washington, DC.
Jessica Goldberg sent a picture of her and fellow 2020 Scholar and University of Michigan student Cathryn Gray – “Cathryn and I have become really good friends! We took a picture at dinner on Saturday.”
Scholars got together at Vanderbilt University, including Abinaya Ramakrishnan (2018), Akash Gururaja (2019), Grace Jones (2021), Hananeel Morinville (2021), Nisala Kalupahana (2020), Rekha Iyer (2019), Danni Chacon (2021), and Shanay Desai (2021).
2021 Scholars Kynnedy Smith, Sikirat Mustapha, Laalitya Acharya, and Sönke Pietsch met up at Columbia University.