Boston Magazine recently published its list of “Rising Stars in Tech,” celebrating the brightest innovators in the tech scene under 35. Milton’s own Patrick Petitti ’03 was recognized for his role in co-founding Catalant, a company devoted to redefining the nature of work through connecting skilled workers to projects. Congratulations, Patrick!
Chef Irene Li ’08 owns and operates Mei Mei’s Street Kitchen and Restaurant in Boston. Irene was selected as one of Zagat’s “30 Under 30,” celebrating young talent in the hospitality industry. Learn more about her restaurant and its stance on social justice in hospitality. Way to go, Irene!
Peter Livingston, Jr. ‘80 received the Emmy honoring “Outstanding Editing – Documentary and Long Form” for his work on “Mission Blue.” The film follows oceanographer and activist Sylvia Earle as she seeks to protect “Hope Spots” – a network of Marine Protected Areas all over the world. Read more about the film and the work being done by Sylvia’s organization on their website.
Charlotte Zonis ’15 won her first NESCAC Women’s Squash Player of the Week award January 30th. Charlotte, a member of the class of 2019 at Hamilton College, received the award after her fourth win of the season. Charlotte and the Hamilton Continentals have since gone on to win the opening game of the 2017 College Squash Association Women’s National Team Championships. Read more on the Hamilton Athletics page.
On July 1, 2017, Alexandra “Alixe” Callen ’88 will become the first female head of St. George’s School in Newport, RI. “I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve as St. George’s next head of school,” said Alixe. “The chance to lead this highly professional faculty is a tremendous opportunity.”
Jenny Slate ’00 debuted two films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Jenny reunited with “Obvious Child” director Gillian Robespierre for the 90’s family dramedy “Landline”, which has been acquired by Amazon for release in theaters. Meanwhile, in her second feature “The Polka King,” Jenny stars opposite Jack Black in the true story of a polka-superstar turned conman.
Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast John Avlon ’91 has published a new book, Washington’s Farewell Address – an examination of the last, prophetic speech delivered by our first president. Kirkus called the book “A vivid portrait…a thoughtful consideration of Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier.” John discussed the Founding Father’s final words and warnings on Charlie Rose and Hardball with Chris Matthews.