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Jenny Chatman

Given that we have been orbiting in the same universe for decades, it is surprising that I only met Michele quite recently - at the Atlanta Academy Meetings (2018?) to be precise-ish. Michele joined our rabble-rouser group and, though we were already operating at ceiling effect levels, she easily dialed up the volume and the fun! Ever since then, whether in research meetings, touring college campuses, or meeting with the Bad Asses, I have been struck by Michele's rare combination of immense brilliance as a scholar coupled with her outsized personality that oozes outrageous happiness, a love of life, and unrivaled kindness to others. Unlike many of you who are mourning Michele's move, I feel like the west coast, and the greater Bay Area specifically, won the lottery in getting Michele to move out here. I await her arrival with glee!

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