THE BROWN FAMILY
An Update by Margarita Brown (Class of 1970)
posted 17 July 2015
Our mother, Helen, continued to teach, inspire, and perform until our father, Bill, was appointed US Ambassador to Thailand and then Israel. Helen then applied her amazing talents to promote educational, charitable and artistic opportunities in those countries. Helen and Bill are now retired and still play a mean game of Scrabble.
Joanna's (Class of 1969) record label recorded some iconic "No Wave" bands before she relocated to the refugee camps on the Thai border to assist those who needed to resettle in the U.S. She now trains the officers who interview those seeking asylum in the U.S.
Margarita (Class of 1970) received her doctorate in veterinary medicine and was an Epidemic Intelligence Officer for the CDC before building her own clinical practice in northern Virginia. She is now Pharmacovigilance Liaison at the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, focusing on national and international harmonization and data mining of veterinary adverse events. Her husband is retired from USDA and their son is beginning his Masters in Music Vocal Performance (Opera) at the Peabody Conservatory.
Alex (Class of 1974) completed his MBA and then piloted B52s for the USAF and served in the Gulf War. He bought and managed the Spokane Spiders soccer team for several years and currently coaches soccer in Spokane, WA.
Anastasia (Class of 1975) acted on stages around the world before managing the program to assist refugees depart Vietnam without taking dangerous boat journeys. She managed the refugee resettlement program for the USCCB for the past 15 years and has recently transitioned to the federal government. Her husband is a retired Thai architect. She has two daughters, one studying sociology at George Mason U and one studying art at Harvard.
(Email dated 9 July 2015)