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Let us know what you’re up to! We—and other CTY alumni—want to hear about achievements and milestones in your career, your family, and your personal and community pursuits.

Have you recently received a promotion? Won an award? Gotten married or had a child? Have something else you’re proud to tell us and share with CTYers? If so, submit a class note.

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Jackie Li
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 2004 / Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2005

Since CTY, I have attended and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in East Asian Studies: Japan. I then worked at Apple, helped to formalize a test prep and college counseling academy in Taiwan, and went back to school for my Master's in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Still, CTY was arguably the best educational experience I have ever had. Thank you for providing a place to learn, grow, have fun, be weird, be me, and be with supportive, open, genuine students and staff. I am now an International Student Advisor at a local college and engaged to be married next June. American Pie will always make my heart ache.

R "Ray" Wang
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1987-1988

R "Ray" Wang (CTY '87,'88 F&M)

Ray's completed an exciting year as he's delivered 200 keynotes from his best selling book Disrupting Digital Business published by Harvard Business Review Press. Global 2000 organizations from Adobe, Emirates, GA Pacific, GE, IBM,  Infosys, Johns Hopkins, LPL Financial, Microsoft, MIT Sloan, Oracle, Royal Phillips, Salesforce, SAP, and Wipro have engaged him for talks around how businesses can transform their organizations and create digital business models. With more than 52% of the Fortune 500 merged, acquired, bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000, Ray provides insight into what organizations need to do to succeed in a digital world.  

Ray is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He's also the author of the popular business strategy and technology  blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the 10's of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

As a fun side note, he's still married to his Johns Hopkins University college sweet heart Tina Wu (CTY '90 - '91) and they and their two children reside in Silicon Valley, CA

Jonathan Farbowitz
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1996 / Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1998

This May I graduated with from an M.A. from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program. I wrote my thesis on the preservation of malware by archives, museums, and libraries. 

My thesis topic became the subject of an article I co-authored with my thesis advisor Howard Besser. The article, "Why Save a Computer Virus?" was published by a website called The Conversation. The article led to an interview about my research on the radio show "All Sides with Ann Fisher" broadcast on WOSU public media in Ohio.