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Alumni In The News: Tyler Maroney ’91, Rachel Weld Newton ’89, Natasha Nordahl ’86, Lincoln Restler ’02, and Chafin Seymour ’08

We love seeing our alumni in the news and hearing more about what Packer graduates are doing out in the world. If you or one of your classmates are receiving press coverage, please share with our Director of Alumni, David Minder at

Take a minute to read about a few of our alumni in the news recently!

Tyler Maroney ’91

"One day in 2016, a Manhattan private investigator named Tyler Maroney went to doorstep a seasoned criminal. In this era of the ubiquitous smartphone, even an unscheduled call can feel like an intrusion; showing up unannounced at someone’s house can seem outright belligerent, and a bit antique."

"Why Private Eyes Are Everywhere Now" - New Yorker

Rachel Weld Newton ’89

“[My] pieces are not a reflection of status,” Newton adds. “They do not necessarily take on a recognizable form. I hope that they incite engagement on both a formal and conceptual level. If there are no layers of meaning for me during the design process, there is no reason to make it.”

"From Rachel Weld Newton, Jewelry That Speaks to Our Times" - Vogue

Natasha Nordahl ’86

"In the race for village justice, Natasha Nordahl, running on the Democratic and Bronxville Now party lines, bested incumbent George Mayer, the Republican and Bronxville Citizens for Responsible Government candidate."

"Bronxville 2020 Village Elections Results" -

Lincoln Restler ’02

"Former New Kings Democrats leader and aide to Mayor Bill De Blasio (D), Lincoln Restler (D) announced his succeed Stephen Levin (D-Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg) as the representative for the City Council’s 33rd District."

"Lincoln Restler Runs for City Council" - Kings County Politics

Chafin Seymour ’08

"Seymour, 30, teaches dance and choreography at San José State University, where he’s an assistant professor. He was working at home, a little two-bedroom house with a garden just a bike ride from campus, preparing for the new semester, where he would teach his dance students on Zoom and in classes newly reduced by half and moved out of the studio into the open air. "

"How a Young Choreographer Makes Space for Himself" - San Francisco Classical Voice


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