Spring 2017 Alumni Updates

April 27, 2017

Karlo Laforteza (MIT experience: 2002 - 2004)


I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since I first joined MIT Spouses & Partners Connect!


Thanks to Jennifer, MS&PC program manager, who was one of my references, I was accepted to the MIT Sloan Full-Time MBA program, that I completed in 2004-2006.

After my MBA, we moved to Zurich, Switzerland, which honestly was a big cultural shock. Funny enough, Spouses and Partners were there with me too! One day, while shopping in the mall, I noticed a familiar face but didn’t catch her at first. It turned out to be Bogi, who was a Spouses & Partners Connect member during my time at MIT. I also learned that another member, Isabelle, lived not too far from me. While at MIT, she taught me some French which was really useful during our stay in Switzerland. Having familiar faces and somebody to turn to on a foreign land made my transition in a new place much easier.

We've moved a lot since then, but of all the places we've loved Boston the most - so we moved back to the area a few months ago! We live with our Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger. I am active with showing dogs and working at my dream job in dog genetics.

Megumi Enokido, Mrs. Kimie Shirasaki, Mrs. Noda, Chizu and Harumi

Japanese wives group reunion in Tokyo Area