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Life After Jefferson

Chris Avellone, class of 1989. Computer-game designer famous for role-playing games such as Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment.

Anne Toth, ’89. Chief privacy executive at Yahoo.

Ehren Kruger, ’90. Screenwriter whose credits include the horror/action movies Arlington Road, The Ring, and this year’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Michael Montemerlo, ’93. A leader of the first team to win the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s competition to build a self-driving car.

Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, ’94. coauthors of The Rule of Four, a bestselling thriller about an Ivy League murder. Thomason was cocreator and writer of the short-lived ABC show The Evidence and is now an executive producer of the Fox TV show Lie to Me.

Jose Llana, ’94. Broadway actor, The King and I, Rent, Flower Drum Song.

Daniel Rubén Odio-Páez, ’94. Washington technology entrepreneur who has started real-estate and cell-phone-application companies.

John Thrall, ’94. A top engineering executive at Yahoo.

Christopher Love, ’95. MIT chemical engineering professor who’s done groundbreaking work in nanotechnology and medicine.

Greg Tseng, ’97. Cofounder and CEO of, a social-networking site.

Di Johnston, ’98. Recording artist with the Shanghai Restoration Project, which records hip-hop, jazz, and electronica influenced by Shanghai jazz bands from the 1930s.

Bob Bland, ’01. Founder and head designer of Brooklyn Royalty, a New York–based line of indie streetwear.

Eric Froehlich, ’02. Professional poker player and two-time bracelet winner in the World Series of Poker.

Thao Nguyen, ’02. Guitarist and lead singer for Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, an alternative folk-rock group.