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Peter Schmidt ’08 married Emily Brown, Loyola Marymount graduate, on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Plantation Farm Camp in Sonoma County. They live in Sausalito.
This year, May 2014, Rochelle Rock ’08 graduated from medical school and will be entering a residency at the University of Connecticut in Emergency Medicine.
In 2013, Ana Paz-Rangel '08 began her graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Latin American Studies.
Coming from Santa Clara’s School of Engineering, where “Engineering with a Mission” is the credo, Agustin Fonts ’08 and Ryan Leary ’08 feel right at home putting their ethics, values, and talents to work in their careers. Both are employed by a company whose software is transforming the way the world approaches household energy conservation. At Opower, Fonts is the international product manager and Leary is engineering manager, accountable for promoting good engineering practices and managing software release and testing by working with engineering services and QA release management for the company’s suite of products focused on energy efficiency, customer engagement, demand response, and thermostat management.
William Amerman MBA '08 published his second novel, Sky1 - Foundation, available on Amazon, B&N, Apple and other eBook retail sites. http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W
Aneal Vallurupalli '09 married Daniella (Klopocki) Vallurupalli '09 on June 1, 2013 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Celebrating with a traditional South Indian wedding--and other fellow Broncos in attendance--the couple is thrilled to be another successful SCU love story. The couple met at SCU during summer orientation just before their Freshman year.
Claire Linney '09 has been busy. Last fall, as the head coach for the Salinas High School Boy's Water Polo team, she was named MBL Coach of the Year for the second time. She is also the assistant coach of the CSUMB Women's Water Polo team and a head coach at Otter Bay Water Polo club. Out of the water she is the librarian and the athletic director at San Benancio Middle School. In the spring she was inducted into the 2014 Aptos High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Freshman Dorm: Sobrato
Haley Kaprielian '09 writes, "I moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in Nov. 2012 for a job as an Event Coordinator at Loyola Law School. I plan small events to multi-day conferences for students, alumni, and others in the legal field. I was previously working for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara School of Law doing marketing and development. No, I do not plan on going to law school. :)"
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.
The Traverse City-based law firm Dingeman & Dancer, PLC has added new attorney Matthew Hanley J.D. '09.
Hanley is a TC native, and attended Santa Clara University School of Law in California before moving back to Michigan.
He was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2010, and to the Michigan state bar in 2012. He also has served as an extern for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver, and as a law clerk for employers including the U.S. Department of Justice and CafePress.
Hanley specializes in healthcare law and civil litigation including personal injury, nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases.
In February 2014, Caroline Gardner ’09 will begin as a senior tax accountant at SRI International, one of the largest contract research institutes in the world. As a nonprofit, SRI is committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. In her new role, Caroline will be responsible for tax compliance issues across the US and internationally.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kristina Arntz ’09 is currently attending Vanderbilt University working on an MBA in Healthcare. She has been happily dating Derek Brown '09 for the past 5 years.
Lindsay Bruce ’10 made appearances on this season's NBC reality show The Voice.
Her early accomplishments helped set her on a path that led to an appearance on “The Voice,” but it was a long, sometimes difficult journey. At 13, the Santa Rosa native wrote a book and a song about having lost her uncle on 9/11. In high school, she became an international model and local celebrity. All along, though, she wanted to write and sing her own songs, so after graduating from Santa Clara University, Bruce headed to Nashville to pursue the one dream that still eluded her.
Thomas Akins Jr. ’10 came up with the idea for the mobile app called podStatus, a music player that takes a stab at music discovery for frequent Instagram users (and other social networks) who have songs on their iPhone to share music for friends to listen and discover. He writes that no other app brings this level of music discovery to Instagram where users can actually listen to the music. It also has an algorithm that only makes music suggestions based on what users already have in their music library and are listening to right in that moment.
Jeffrey Adams '10 is back in the Bay Area after receiving his masters of fine arts from the New School for Drama in New York City. He's starring as the Prince in San Francisco Playhouse's production of Into the Woods, the Stephen Sondheim musical which has a big-screen, Disney version in the works. It runs through Sept. 6.
Lauren Silk '11 was accepted to all eight graduate schools that she applied to. She has chosen to attend the University of Colorado--Boulder for her degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Sarah Allbritten ’11 writes, "Recently relocated back to SF Bay Area from Los Angeles and I am currently looking for a job."
Maria Valle ’12 facilitated San Jose's second annual leadership conference for young women in the spring. The theme was "Strong Girls, Strong Women."
Both Dana Knudsen ’12 and Tanya Schmidt ’12 who played volleyball for the Broncos are now playing professionally in Europe. Dana in Murcia, Spain and Tanya in Germany. Thanks to SCU for giving both girls the opportunities and growth to reach to a higher level. Go Broncos!
Brienne Ghafourifar ’12, the youngest college graduate at age 17 to raise $1 million in venture funding for her business, Entefy, is among four women chronicled in the upcoming documentary film She Started It, about women entrepreneurs.
Bianca Frediani ’12 is co-owner of Bed Bandits, a company that makes and sells fire-retardant, hypoallergenic mattress toppers. For every three sold, a fourth is donated to a local shelter. It's a business model driven by compassion. "My dad was an Oakland firefighter for over 30 years," she told the Contra Costa Times, "running into fires to literally save people." She wants to make a difference. "I hope someday -- if this (company) becomes a big thing, that we can go to Third World countries and donate these mattress toppers to people who don't have beds."
Jaime Saavedra J.D. '13 joined the San Francisco office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Saavedra joins the firm as an associate with the Patent Team in the internationally recognized Intellectual Property Department.
Dr. Saavedra focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, due diligence, licensing, and other intellectual property issues related to matters in the health and life sciences.
Former LEAD scholar at SCU Roberto Ramos ’13 has received a full-ride, merit-based scholarship to attend the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA—a very rare honor. Called the Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, it pays full tuition for four years for at least 16 students. Recipients also receive special access to faculty and a research stipend of $5,000, among other benefits. LOT scholars are selected for one of two tracks—Research or Service to Underserved Communities.