35 nardin notes Nardin Today Fall 2022 Caeli Quiter ‘12 is proud to announce the publication of her first book, The Jalopy Chronicles: Across the Universe. Written under Caeli’s pen name, Caeli Ellis, this YA science fiction book is the first in an anticipated series of five, called The Jalopy Chronicles. It is available at Ingram Books, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble online. Caeli received her bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Rochester. She works for CooperVision and has lived in Southampton, England since 2019. She enjoys traveling throughout Europe and playing the cello in the Southampton City Orchestra. Dr. Christina Bennett M.D. ‘13 graduated cum laude from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She is currently an Internal Medicine Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Anne Cantara ‘13 is based in Chicago and is Associate Director of MacroPolo at the Paulson Institute, where she leads on overall operations of the think tank - from managing product development and team resources to internal processes, standards, and communications. She writes, “After graduating from my master’s program, I decided to start a small business. I founded Vicinity Candles in 2020 as a way to combine my interest in development and design with an opportunity to learn more about the unique neighborhoods of Chicago. My candles are designed to capture the colorful personality of each neighborhood through the use of a distinctive fragrance.” Tricia Mangan ‘15 competed in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, finishing 11th in alpine combined. This followed her first appearance at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, where she earned 9th place in the alpine team event. She is the daughter of Martha Ruh Mangan ‘81 and sister of Mary Mangan '23. Tricia graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in Engineering. Dr. Christina Bennett M.D. '13 The Alice E. & Joseph Drexelius Family The Drexelius legacy began in 1914 when Alice Gleason came to Nardin Academy. She graduated in 1918, but not before befriending the Drexelius sisters, Helen and Tessie. Alice later married their brother, Joseph. Alice and Joseph had three daughters, Jeanne, Geraldine, and Mary Jo, all who attended Nardin Academy. The Drexelius family now boasts four generations, with 17 direct descendants of Alice and Joseph who have attended Nardin Academy. In 2001, the Joseph and Alice Drexelius Community Service Scholarship was established. After years of awarding this scholarship to deserving Nardin students, the Alice E. Drexelius ‘18 Endowed Scholarship was created to honor the life of Alice E. Drexelius and recognize the commitment of four generations of the Drexelius family to Nardin Academy. Pictured above are Alice "Nana" and Joseph's daughter, Mary Jo Drexelius Meyer '58, and her children: Mary Jo Drexelius Meyer ‘58, Mary Gretchen Meyer O’Connor ‘82, Beth Meyer Dann ‘83 Amy Meyer Walsh ‘85, Kristen Meyer Chambers ‘86, Lower School Teacher at Nardin, Alexander Curt Meyer III E’85, Nardin Academy Trustee, Joseph Meyer E’89. Anne Cantara '13