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January 13, 2009
Lisa Carle Class of 1973
I am yet another AIS alumnus who has made her way back for a visit to India 35 years after graduating. I found the AIS/AES website and would like to forward my contact info for the class roster.
I graduated from AIS in 1973.
I am back in Delhi accompanying my 24-year old daughter, Madeline, who is about to begin an internship with an Indian fashion designer, Manish Arora. Maddy is a budding designer herself, and discovered Manish on a visit to India with her fashion design classmates from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Qatar campus. She fell in love with the art/design scene and vowed to return. (Sound familiar?) I am delighted to experience it vicariously.
Since I was last in Delhi, I got a degree at Georgetown (BSFS 1977), got married (to Scott McGehee, also in 1977), had two children (Maddy, 24 and Michael, 19), worked for a Washington, D.C. consulting firm, and ended up in the Foreign Service, following Scott. We've been posted mostly in the Middle East, and just began tandem assignments in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We've had our ups and downs, but it's been a pretty good ride, all in all.
I guess it's sobering to realize 35 years have elapsed... I'm not quite sure what to think, other than being 53 isn't at al l what I expected when I was 17! I'm certainly not ready to stop expanding my horizons.
I would love to hear from fellow classmates & alumni -- I enjoyed Phoebe Bradley's page, but of course, never got around to contacting her to tell her so!
My kids led me to Facebook, also, where I've set up a page and am slowly expanding my "friends" list beyond my family, so I'd welcome wall posts, too.
Thanks very much for pulling together the AIS/AES alumni website; you're providing a tremendous service. One of the benefits of the internet is the ability to create virtual communities such as this one -- so important for those of us who remain rootless!