What have you been working on professionally since grad-
uating from the School of Law?
“I went back to China and started working for an angel investment fund. My job consisted of looking at start-up projects
and talking to entrepreneurs to decide if we should consider
investing in them. Shortly afterwards, I worked for a movie
production company as a producer.”
What has it been like to take time off from work recently to
simply travel to places such as New Zealand and Israel, and
enjoy your passions?
“I worked hard in a very demanding job for two years and I
felt that I needed a vacation, as well as reflection time for my
next step. The trip has been wonderful and deeply relaxing
for my soul. It gave me perspective to figure out what I really
want in life.”
How did Western New England have an impact on your life
“Western New England was truly an important phase in my
life. I have learned so much academically and as a person. I
had never been out of China prior to law school. The school
really took care of me, and the friends I made there are for
life. A few professors also made such a big difference in my
life and I feel grateful for that every day.”
What do you hope to do in the future when you return to
“I will be going to Sydney once I finish traveling and be there
for the foreseeable future. I want to be in the education field
in one form or another, so we will see how that works out.”
Where are they now?
Di Wu ’ 11 (center)
hospitals in the United States. Formerly
he was assistant general counsel for
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.
Barry F. Manna joined the law firm Hiscock &
Barclay, LLP in the Syracuse, NY office. He will
serve as a member of the firm’s patents and
prosecution practice area.
Jennifer A. Rymarski was elected a
partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP. She practices in the firm’s Springfield, MA office, and
serves a wide base of clients in the areas of
medical malpractice litigation, as well as
employment, business and corporate law.
CLASS REUNION YEAR
Class Agent Kelley Cooper Miller
Class Agent Julia Lentini Marquis
Class Agents: Kelly Koch
Tetyana Buescher became general counsel
for CompuGroup Medical USA in Irvine, CA,
where she was formerly associate general
Class Agents: Kendra Berardi
Michael J. Gilligan was appointed as a police
officer with the New York City Police Department. He is currently assigned to Manhattan’s
28th Precinct, wherein he conducts patrol
operations, and collaborates with community
leaders to implement crime reduction initiatives
and improve resident relations. Michael also
completed the 2014 New York City Marathon.
L. Alexandra Hogan was appointed as the
new vice-chair of the New England division
of the International Women’s Insolvency and
Restructuring Confederation. She was also
named to the 2014 Rising Stars list.
David K. Webber, an associate at Shatz,
Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. in Springfield,
was selected to the 2014 Rising Stars list.
Class Agent John Bandeian
CLASS REUNION YEAR
Lauramarie Sirois was hired as an
assistant Hampden Superior Court Clerk.
She has been working as a private practice
civil lawyer in Connecticut.
Marianna W. Said was named assistant
general counsel for the Electric Boat
Corporation in Groton, CT.
Class Agents: Julie McKenna
Seunghee Cha was welcomed as counsel
to the Bulkley Richardson law firm, and
she will practice from its Amherst, MA office.
She most recently had a successful solo practice in Amherst, and will continue to provide
comprehensive estate planning services.
Webber ’08 Hogan ’08 Sirois ’ 10