WDCSA Newsletter – February 2019

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

Events Calendar

Keeping Up With… Series Launch

Ivy/Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Round-Robin Mixed Doubles Tennis Party

Ivy/ Seven Sisters Chess Social

Afternoon at the Gridiron Club’s 2019 Reprise

DC Book Club Discussion

Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Member Spotlight: Ingrid Jernudd

Ingrid (BA Cognitive Sciences ’15, MA Cultural Psychology ’17) is a Program Specialist at the Association of University Centers of Disabilities (AUCD) in Silver Spring, Md commuting from her home in DC.

Born in Australia, Ingrid spent her early years in Hong Kong, and later Beijing, before moving to Sweden for high school. She visited Stanford campus on multiple occasions before entering as a freshman. (Her mom, Sharon Mann, graduated from Stanford Law School in 1982).

As a high school student, Ingrid enrolled in the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) summer program. As an undergrad at Stanford, she later worked for SPCS as a residential counselor, TA, and head counselor.

Ingrid started her freshman year in Eucalipto, Lagunita Court. She later lived in Toyon, and Terra and Haus Mitteleuropa in her later years and even in England as part of the Stanford in Oxford program. Ingrid has many fond memories of Stanford, but the one that ranks at the top of her list was being a Teaching Fellow for Psych 1.

Her motto of “leveraging the Stanford network” and “always being open to new experiences even if they seem totally out of left field” led her to her current job.

As Ingrid was finishing her MA degree, Stanford Assistant Professor of Law Rabia Belt, introduced her to the Executive Director, Andy Imparato (Stanford Law ‘90) of AUCD, where she provides technical assistance on two federal grants, is involved in policy work, and helps manage AUCD’s social media channels.

Ingrid’s enthusiasm for Stanford shines through in her active involvement with the WDCSA chapter. This spring, she is coaching the Stanford coed softball team, and is actively working to recruit players.

If you have suggestions for other alumni in the DMV area to profile in upcoming newsletters, please send them to Jasmaine McClain (jasmaine.mcclain@gmail.com) or Stephanie Tan (stephanie.tan@stanfordalumni.org).


Keeping Up With…

Thursday, February 21 7:15 pm
Private Residence
Washington, DC

Two members of Stanford Class of 2010 will be launching a modern-day monthly salon for Stanford Alumni in the DC area to discuss articles and podcasts. This month, the salon will be “Keeping Up With the New Yorker” and discuss the article: “The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul.” Link to article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/14/the-promise-of-vaping-and-the-rise-of-juul

To RSVP, email Patricia Arty’10 patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu or Melissa Runsten ’10, JD’15 melissa.runsten@gmail.com.

Ivy/Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Round-Robin Mixed Doubles Tennis Party

Saturday, February 23 6:45-11:45 pm
YMCA Arlington Tennis Center
3400 North 13th St, Arlington, Va

The Harvard Club of Washington DC invites Stanford alumni to join the Ivy schools plus the Seven Sisters for one of its most popular events. Celebrating its 24th year, the Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis Party is an enjoyable way to socialize, meet potential partners, and network with alumni members and their guests. Admission for players with advance registration is $30. Door admission for players is $35 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players. Register at http://hcdc.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=1737 by February 22nd to receive the advance registration rates. Refund requests must be received by 3pm on February 22nd.

For any questions, please contact Kuni Matsuda (Harvard), 240 294 5736 (w), 703-622-7999 (m), Stardust@smart.net or David Federbush (Yale), 301 657-4691; federbus@erols.com.

Ivy/ Seven Sisters Chess Social

Monday, February 25 6:45-9:30 pm
Sandbox DC
3251 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC

Join IVY/Seven Sisters alumni for a chess social for players of all levels and ages. Advanced registration for player / observer: $10 per person by check or credit card Door admission for player and observer: $15 per person by check or cash only. Soft drinks and light appetizers are included in the registration fee. All payments must be received by February 24th to qualify for the advanced registration price. Requests for refunds must be received by February 24th. There will be chess sets available at the event, but guests are encouraged to bring their own sets; please email the organizers if you plan to do so.

Registration and Payment methods:
Mail registration with a check: Harvard Club of Washington D.C.
3220 N Street, NW #295, Washington, DC 20007
Credit card registration and payment: http://hcdc.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=1738 (please indicate playing level on RSVP fields).

Contact Kuni Matsuda, Stardust@smart.net, 240 294 5736 (w), or Bob Kolodney, BobkoLive@gmail.com for more information.

Afternoon at the Gridiron Club’s 2019 Reprise

Sunday, March 3 2-5 pm
Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

Join WDCSA members and their guests for a special invitation to The Gridiron Club’s 2019 Reprise at the Washington Renaissance Hotel. Watch Gridiron members such as John King of CNN, Andrea Mitchell, Judy Woodruff of PBS, and Bret Baier of Fox News perform songs and skits in costume! The Gridiron Club is the legendary press club that has performed an annual musical show for Presidents and members of Congress since 1885. The Reprise recaps the formal white-tie Gridiron dinner and musical show held the previous night. The Reprise’s orchestra is conducted by the director of the U.S. Marine Band, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig. The Sunday performance is traditionally given exclusively for Gridiron members’ friends and family, but the Gridiron Club has extended a special invitation to WDCSA members and their guests once again. Meet Gridiron Club members during the reception starting at 2pm. Enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks, and food during the reception hour. The show begins at 3pm. Dress is business casual. Event tickets are $76. Please contact Kevin Coyne at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.orgto register for the event.

Get Involved: Stanford Basketball

WDCSA’s coed basketball team needs your help! If you are athletic and interested in bonding with Cardinal alumni, please join the basketball team and help us finish the season strong. Player fees are $5 per game for WDCSA members and $10 per game without membership. Nonmembers who play in at least 4 games will automatically receive a WDCSA membership for the 2019 calendar year.

Contact Greg Billings at billings.g@gmail.com or 202-440-7714 for more information or to enroll. Go Card!

Stanford In the News

  • A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published January 8th in Nature Biomedical Engineering, monitors the flow of blood through an artery. It is biodegradable, battery free and wireless, so it is compact and doesn’t need to be removed and it can warn a patient’s doctor if there is a blockage.
  • Stanford senior Cindy Liu, a biomedical computation major, has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to American students for one year of master’s study in a field of science, mathematics or engineering at the University of Cambridge in England. Liu, of San Jose, California, was one of 16 students awarded scholarships by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
  • In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth, the Rev. Dr. William J.
  • Barber II delivered a lecture in Stanford Memorial
  • Church on January 18th, inaugurating the Clarence
  • B. Jones Fellowship, which is co-sponsored by African
  • and African American Studies (AAAS) and the
  • Stanford Office for Religious Life.