Cap and Gown in Los Angeles

_DSC0859Our LA 110 Celebration gathering was held on March 26th, 2016, hostessed by Sheenie Ambardar, ’99, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Beverly Hills and Malibu with a boutique private practice called ‘The Happiness Psychiatrist’. She combines Eastern and Western philosophies in the treatment of mood disorders. In addition to medication management, she incorporates meditation, kundalini yoga, and walking therapy into her sessions. Sheenie opened her beautiful apartment in Century City for our pot luck luncheon. We shared time, stories, and the opportunity to enjoy the cherished Cap and Gown membership.  Ten women joined us with several others offering to host additional meetings in and around the LA area. The women came from classes in the 1960s (2), 70s (1), 90s (2), 00’s (3), and 10s (4).  Celebrating Cap and Gown’s 110 years at Stanford, our across decade conversations were richly marked by laughter and connecting one another to new resources such as Boysen PoChan’s (’63) knitting sock pattern, and Isabella Tang’s (’11) website with her newest songs as writer and performer. Old interests were enlivened and new interests shared, the    across generation support, as always, brings a foundation to our Cap and Gown community that can’t be duplicated. We are all grateful to be Cap and Gown women.  (P.S.  Sheenie’s mirrored wall even captured our photographer, Shari).