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It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.

Pingry Announces New Trustees
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Pingry welcomes seven new members to its Board of Trustees for the 2021-22 school year.

Jiayi Chen P ’32 joined Trutino Capital Management as a Partner in August 2018. Previously, he was a Partner and Head of Fixed Income at Pine River Capital Management. Mr. Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Science at Tsinghua University and a master’s degree in Statistics at Columbia University.

Lincoln Germain P ’26 has over 25 years of experience across a range of business management and marketing disciplines in industries including consumer healthcare and food, agricultural biotechnology, and agricultural and industrial chemicals. He is Chief Commercial Officer of Zymergen, a biofacturing company in the emerging technologies sector. Prior to Zymergen, he worked for 16 years at Honeywell International. Mr. Germain holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University and earned an M.B.A. at Harvard University.

Carolyn “Cookie” Mason P ’21, ’24 has volunteered extensively for Pingry and is an entrepreneur, volunteer, philanthropist, and activist on a mission to provide children access to education, arts, and culture, especially to create opportunities for girls to thrive through arts education. She also honors the influence of African American artists and helps to advance emerging creative voices. A member of The Bar of New York State, Mrs. Mason has been legal counsel for corporations and private entities. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from American University and a J.D. and M.B.A. in Labor and Human Resources Policy and Labor and Employment Law from Case Western Reserve University.

Twinkle Morgan P ’23, ’26, ’27, President of The Pingry School Parents’ Association (PSPA) for the 2021-22 school year, is Executive Director of Cooperman College Scholars, a non-profit scholarship organization that helps underrepresented students access and successfully graduate from college. Mrs. Morgan also developed, designed, and implemented The Fellowship Initiative, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. program to expand academic and professional opportunities for young men of color. She has also worked in private wealth management and strategy consulting. Mrs. Morgan received a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School.

Melissa (Weiss) Moriarty ’87, P ’23 is President of Melissa Moriarty Designs, an interior design firm in Summit, NJ. Previously, she was an attorney practicing tax and governance law for both individuals and non-profits at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. She also has extensive experience in the education and not-for-profit sectors. Mrs. Moriarty graduated with a B.A. in Economics and History from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Dr. Michael Nitabach ’84 is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, of Genetics, and of Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the Medical Research Scholars Program at the Yale University School of Medicine, as well as an Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training (M.D./Ph.D.) Program at Yale. He received a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior from The University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in Biology from Columbia University, and a J.D. from New York University. He has volunteered for The Pingry Fund, Reunion, and Career Day, and been a judge for Pingry Research.

Adam J. Plotkin ’94 is a Partner at ff Venture Capital, which makes seed investments into promising early-stage companies, many for which Mr. Plotkin serves or has served as a Director. Prior to ffVC, he held several startup business development, advisory, and operational roles. Mr. Plotkin received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a B.A., B.A.S., and B.S.Econ., from The University of Pennsylvania. He has been involved with the PAA Board for five years.


Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer, Editor of The Pingry Review