Kelly Vargas Serpico wrote: “Jared Serpico and I met in January 2012 through mutual friends at UMaine and started dating in March. We graduated together in May 2013 and then moved to Vermont, where Jared worked as a land surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service. While in Vermont, I switched career paths and graduated with my B.S. in nursing in 2017. I am originally from California, so in 2018 we moved back to the Bay Area, closer to my friends and family. Although our 1920s-themed wedding was downsized and postponed twice, we were determined to tie the knot in 2020. Although it wasn’t quite the wedding we imagined, we enjoyed our 1920s elopement in Reno. I currently work as an ICU RN at Mills Peninsula Medical Center and Jared is a project surveyor at BKF Engineers. We recently moved into our first Bay Area apartment and look forward to what our future will bring.”
After graduating from medical school at Tufts and completing her residency at Maine Medical Center, Valerie L. Smith joined Lincoln Medical Partners in midcoast Maine as a primary care and women’s health physician. During her third-year of medical school, she participated in the Maine Track Program, which exposes medical students to rural medicine. Valerie lives in Walpole with her fiancé.
Luke Thomas is the founder and CEO of Friday, a startup that has developed a communication platform for remote-work teams. Friday received $2.1 million in venture capital funding last November, which Luke planned to put towards hiring, product development, sales, marketing, and other expenses. With more people working remotely during the pandemic, Luke believes that Friday is positioned for growth.
Will Saunders works as the conservation agent for the town of Norwell, MA, and lives in nearby Weymouth. After UMaine, he earned his master’s in forest resources management at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, and conducted research in the Adirondacks State Park.
After graduating from UMaine, Joshua Rosen worked as the communications and IT manager at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus. In the fall of 2019, he embarked on a new challenge, a dual graduate program in business and law. He earned his MBA in May and will receive his JD next year. This summer Joshua is a summer associate at the law firm of Foley Hoag in Boston.
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