This fall Peter Becker ’95 began his tenure as Taft’s sixth head of school, and though there is no typical week in the life of a head of school, our feature gives a glimpse of life for Becker as we entered the 2023–24 academic year.
Taylor Love ’93
Taylor Love ’93 cofounded Husky Ag that is developing biofertilizers using upcycled coffee byproducts. The biofertilizers are primarily aimed at helping small-holder Latin American coffee farmers—who are most affected by fertilizer prices and climate change—and will also be available for growers in the U.S.
Julianne Torrence ’87
Julianne Torrence ’87 continues to help serve the needs of troubled youth through her work at CJR in Litchfield, Connecticut. As the director of performance and quality improvement, she ensures that real changes and opportunities are made possible for the many youth CJR serves.
Steve Porter ’97
As chief product officer for Pet Loyalty, Steve Porter ’97 combines his tech background with his animal welfare work. Pet Loyalty makes software for animal shelters, and their digital tools help shelters manage fundraising, intake, adoptions, volunteers, and foster programs.
Shivani Tibrewala ’96
Shivani Tibrewala ’96 is on the rise on the Indian theater and the cinema scene and beyond. In addition to hundreds of performances of her plays and writing screenplays for film and television, she was also lyricist for the blockbuster movie musical Music School.
Jeanie Lundbom ’88
Jeanie Lundbom ’88 has been teaching new immigrants to speak English for years, and helping those seeking a new life in the United States to become proficient speakers. She has taught for many schools, educational programs, and organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally.