Nathaniel Dempsey, BU04, was promoted to enterprise strategy analyst at Minnesota Management and Budget. He and his wife, Julie (Schroeder) Dempsey, have two children, Miles and Isabelle — who are the grandchildren of Paul Schroeder, LA68, and Darlene (Schneemann) Schroeder, LA68, and the great-grandchildren of Frederick Schroeder, BU31, and Mildred (Maetten) Schroeder, LA31.
David E. Kronenberg, LA04, has joined Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy practice group and as a member of the cross-practice energy industry team. His focus is on the intersection of energy hedging, financing and bankruptcy law. Kronenberg previously was counsel in Sidley Austin’s energy group.
K. Alex Smith, LA04, has served as medical director at LifeServe Blood Center since 2015. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys community service and advocacy. Elected to the Waukee School District board in 2019, Smith also holds several positions with the Iowa Association of School Boards and serves on the National Alliance […]
Craig Pirner, LA04, joined Crate & Barrel as the leader of talent and organizational development. Previously, he spent 16 years with Advisory Board, a health-care research and consulting firm. Pirner continues to live in Chicago with his partner, Mark.
Merissa Nathan Gerson, LA04, authored Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving (Mandala Publishing, August 2021). The memoir — of loss, love, New Orleans and life — doubles as a guide for those in the process of grieving. Gerson shares that her book contains the guidance and grief medicine that she wished […]
Jared Rouben, LA04, is founder and brewmaster of Moody Tongue, the world’s first two Michelin star brewery. The Chicago restaurant and bar is a longtime dream of Rouben, a trained chef who helped pioneer “culinary brewing,” which focuses on brewing with high-quality local and seasonal ingredients.
Alexis (Bergman) Wintrob, LA04, tapped into her work in perfumery and forecasting global beauty and fragrance trends at Procter & Gamble to write and self-publish a children’s book, Za Za’s Scent-Sational Super Power (2020). She operates ADB Consulting, a strategy, trends and fragrance consultancy.
Abigail Dumes, LA04, authored Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine (Duke University Press, 2020 ). The book explores the Lyme disease controversy, shedding light on the relationship between contested illness and evidence-based medicine in the United States. Dumes is assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of Michigan.
Jonathan Gass, BU04, sold Nomad Financial, a New York City financial services firm that he founded in 2013 to serve high-growth venture-capital and private-equity-backed companies.
Kristen Ehrenberger, LA04, completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of internal medicine. Ehrenberger teaches patient care and medical history.