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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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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.

Sharon Lin
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2013-2015

Sharon Lin is a senior at Stuyvesant High School in NYC and a writer, activist, and developer. She is the co-founder of StuyHacks, BitxBit Camp, and ImpactfulWorks. She has been featured on the Qualcomm #WhyWait Invent-Off and Voice of America and currently writes for The Huffington Post, Forbes, USA Today, and AFA, among other publications. She is working alongside the US Department of State, END7, United Nations, and Facebook on several youth-oriented initiatives, and conducts computational biology research at New York University.

Recently, Sharon was named a White House Champion of Change, a CE Week 10Under20, and has been honored as a She++ #include Fellow and an NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Winner. Sharon holds a patent pending in a thermoelectric generator design, which won her a place as an MIT THINK Scholar and a Google Science Fair Finalist. She is currently an AAT Project and Maater Makers Ambassador, and support computer science education for students of all backgrounds.

Alexander Merino
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1992-1993

Alex runs a small litigation firm in Century City.  He lives in Santa Monica with his wife Rena and their two young boys.  His interests includes travel, reading, and community service projects in downtown Los Angeles and the greater LA area.