Lydia Bean and her husband, Norman Lee, welcomed the birth of their first child, Micah Junhong Bean-Lee, in May 2020. They named him Micah “that he may grow to ‘do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly’ with God” (Micah 6:8). Lydia is a Fellow at New America and completed a run for the Texas House of Representatives in November 2020. Though votes fell short to win the seat, she is proud of her historic campaign. Norman is a public artist and principal at RE:site Studio.
Charlie Robinson and Kristin Orsak Robinson announce the birth of their third daughter, Cora Jane Robinson, on November 4, 2019. The family, including daughters Tessa, 9, and Ada, 10, lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
John Bucy III and Molly Daugherty Bucy ’07 announce the birth of their daughter, Bradley Harper Bucy, born January 25, 2020. The family lives in Austin, Texas.
Kristin (Austin) Austew and Matthew (Stewart) Austew ’08 announce the birth of their daughter, Faye Elizabeth Austew, on April 30, 2020, in Bordentown, New Jersey. (The parents created a new, joint name upon their marriage.) Matt is a Senior Software Engineer with nThrive, and Kristin is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Bordentown.
Daniel Navarrete and Beth Meadows Navarrete ’08 welcomed their son, Oscar Navarrete, on January 15, 2020. The family lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. When not playing with Oscar, Beth is a Small Animal Veterinarian and Daniel is a Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Dean Rylander and Melanie Ogé Rylander ’09 announce the birth of their daughter, Mabel Lee Rylander, on September 12, 2020. Dean and Melanie own two small businesses in Dallas.
Austin Solano and Cari Hubbard Solano ’08 announce the birth of their son, Raymond Lawrence “Quade” Solano, on July 1, 2019. The family lives in Aledo, Texas.
Mason Anders and Courtney Baker Anders ’08 welcomed Mary Mason Georgia Anders on August 24, 2020. The family, including big sisters Daphne and Helen, lives in Dallas. Mason finished his residency in July and is a Medical Physicist for West Physics.
Brett Anderson and Reba Cunningham Anderson announce the birth of Lily Maree Anderson on March 27, 2020. The family, including big brother Henry, 3, lives in Denver, Colorado.
Emily Kuo-Lillie and her husband, Dan Lillie, announce the birth of their daughter Natalie May Kuo-Lillie on February 5, 2020. The family lives in Seattle, Washington, and would love to connect with ’Roos in the area. Natalie’s godmother is Anna Shields.
Matthew and Jane Jennings Lee announce the birth of their son, Tucker Weldon Lee, on June 15, 2020. The family lives in Coppell, Texas, close enough to show Tucker the Austin College campus soon. Matt works at Aurora Innovations, a company that develops autonomous vehicles, in Coppell. Jane is a Montessori teacher providing virtual learning for children in Colorado.
Karah García and her husband, Joey Bergeron, welcomed their baby ’Roo, Luna Rhiannon García- Bergeron, on August 16, 2019.
Taylor and Samantha Matulis Jennings announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Jane Jennings, born September 10, 2020. The family lives in Houston, Texas, where Taylor works as an engineer for NASA, and Samantha works in human resources for TechnipFMC.
Josh Frey and Bliss Froelich Frey ’15 announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Ruth Frey, on April 14, 2020. Bliss is a third grade dual-language teacher in Coppell ISD, and Josh works in finance. The family lives in Grapevine, Texas.
Dakota Baugus and Ashley Murphy Baugus ’16 announce the birth of their son, Cooper Baugus, on June 12, 2020. The family lives in Pullman, Washington, where Dakota is an Associate Dentist, and Ashley stays at home to care for Cooper.