Rayen Pierattini

(Shopping at Pike Place Market, a Seattle landmark)   

I wanted to say thank you for letting me stay with you for two weeks. I really appreciated all the hard work and energy you put into calming me down. I've never had someone care so much about me before, it really meant the world to me.

    Thank you,

Nam Dao Rayen was offered a seat at Wisconsin in 2004, but without financial aid.  She opted to defer a year for a better financial package.  I had so many students at Wisconsin that I joined them for admitted students' weekend in March 2005.   Rayen and Nicole

2008 Update: Rayen is living in Chicago, and working at Smith Amundsen. When I tried to show her North Michigan Ave. and Rush Street, she knew them better than I did; I hadn't realized she'd interned for the same firm the previous summer!

2017 Update: All three of my Wisconsin grads from the class of 2008 are keeping a low profile. Nam's returned home, and is working in patent law in Seattle; Nicole eventually turned down Wisconsin for Duke Law, and settled in Seattle, her husband's home town, where she's working for Foster Pepper PLLC; and Rayen's working as an insurance litigator in San Antonio.


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