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Sonya (Cobb) Terjanian
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1984-1985 / Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1983 / Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1984 / Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1985-1986 / Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1985
I published my first novel, THE OBJECTS OF HER AFFECTION by Sonya Cobb, in 2014.  My second novel, THE RUNAWAYS, will be published in April, 2018.
Scott Benowitz
Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 1988

I attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon from Sept. 1990 through Dec. 1995, I received my BA degree in International Studies in Feb. 1996. I attended the London School Of Economics And Political Science from Oct. 2001 through July 2004, I received my MSc degree in Comparative Politics in December 2004.

I've been working as the secretary in an architectural office called Benowitz Shah Architects, P.C. since January 2005, we're located in Rye, New York.  

I'll be applying to PhD programs overseas in the U.K. soon, I'm intending to attempt to begin a PhD program in October 2018.

Lydia (Kang) Kang
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1986

I'm currently an internal medicine physician at the University of Nebraska, and an author. Weird twist of careers, but it's working out somehow! I love taking care of patients and teaching med students, and have been writing professionally for about seven years now.

My first two books are biology-based science fiction for young adults, CONTROL and its sequel, CATALYST (Penguin, 2013 & 2015). 

This year, I have three books coming out and I branched out a bit in genre.

A BEAUTIFUL POISON (Lake Union, July 2017) is an adult historical forensic mystery that takes place in 1918. 

QUACKERY: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (Workman, September 2017) is a humorous look at some of the awful treatments humans have used in the past, such as lobotomies and leechcraft.

THE NOVEMBER GIRL (Entangled/Macmillan, November 2017) is a young adult, contemporary/magical realism novel set on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. 

I'd love to reconnect with my CTY alums, if you're out there. Or if you're a student and have career questions, let me know!