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Gina Policastri ’00, J.D. ’03 is a partner at Lonich & Patton, LLP in San Jose. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. She and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Bianca, in 2011. The family lives in Willow Glen.
Sowmya Ayyar '00 lives in Bangalore, India, and is the founder and executive director of Prafull Oorja Charitable Foundation, an organization co-founded with Madeleine Sears '11. Prafull Oorja brings yoga and other holistic practices to populations in need, such as special needs children and rural women.
Melissa Amaral ’00 and husband Nick Anastassatos welcomed their first child, Tiago George, on April 27, 2012. The family lives in Reno, Nev.
Nate Aldworth '00 and Stephanie (Merlo) Aldworth '00 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Claire. She was born on May 16, 2009. The three Aldworths live happily in San Diego, where Nate teaches history at Coronado High School, Stephanie works in finance at Qualcomm, and Samantha works hard at trying to roll over.
Jane Duong Davaransky ’00 and husband Anthony announce the birth of Carson Thai Davaransky, born on April 27, 2014. Carson spent 5 weeks at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford for apnea, aspiration, and reflux. He is now home with mom, dad, and big sister Emerson. He is growing and improving every day.
Armin Zoufonoun ’98, J.D. '01 was profiled in the SF Gate article "Meet The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook's $1 Billion Instagram Deal In Zuckerberg's Living Room" in April. Zoufonoun, Facebook's director of corporate development, has only been at the company for a little more than a year. Before that, he worked for Google.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 200
Rashanda (Isaacs-Jones) Zakem '01 earned her Master's of Arts in Teaching in August 2010. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband Eric and 3 year old son Samuel Caleb.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Dana Wolfe '01 is engaged to be married to Erin Brigham, Ph.D., August 2011. The couple lives in San Francisco.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Dana Wolfe '01 writes: "On Aug. 13, 2011, Erin Brigham, Ph.D., and I were married at St. Joseph's, a Jesuit parish in Seattle. I am the marketing director for Paradigm Management Services and Erin teaches in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at University of San Francisco. We live in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood."
Anna Weyher ’01 is the principal investigator and founder of the Kasanka Baboon Project, formed in 2010 for the study of a group of Kinda baboons (Papio cynocephalus kindae) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
Julia M. Wei J.D. ’01 and Ken Leung ’89 welcomed their second son, Jet Leung, in May 2011. Julia continues to practice real estate litigation in Palo Alto and Ken is a technology executive at an analytics company also in Palo Alto.
Annie (Shea) Weckesser ’01 and husband Josh Weckesser ’11—their first child, a girl, Shea Bailey Weckesser, on March 25, 2012. The happy family resides in Los Gatos, Calif.
Amanda (Willems) Walker '01 and husband Ken, joyfully welcomed their second son, Dylan Joseph, on June 8, 2010. He joins big brother, Nolan James. The family lives in San Diego.
Tim Tragesser '98 and Pilar (Menendez) Tragesser welcomed their first child, Jaden Louis, on July 12, 2008. The family lives in Lake Oswego, Ore.
Stephen Tonna ’01 and Margery (Blain) Tonna ’02 welcomed their second son, Christopher, on July 6, 2013. Big brother Joshua (3) is already educating Chris all about planes, trains, and tractors. Steve and Margi both work at Apple and the family lives in San Jose, Calif.
Joe Tone ’01 recently welcomed into the world Jonah Tone, who four out of five experts agree is the Cutest Baby Ever. (The other expert is likely drunk.) Joe lives with his wife, Melissa, in something called Dallas, Texas.
"Seek help for your child at the onset of any suspicion of alcohol or drugs," advises Gillian Thorp M.A. ’01, Three Stones Wellness CEO and co-founder with Kathryn Spelman, COO. "You don't want to wait until your child hits rock bottom and is expelled from school or in the hospital. Early intervention is important."
David Terrazas MBA '01, J.D. ’06, has been re-elected to the Santa Cruz City Council. He is a manager with Valley Transit Authority.
Darrell Teat '01, an associate vice president at Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Enterprises, was appointed to the California Organized Investment Network advisory board. Mr. Teat also serves on a variety of community based boards and commissions. In addition, he is a current MBA Candidate at Drexel University, LeBow College of Business.
Sarah Barr '01 married Mark Stone on May 8, 2009 in Santa Cruz County. The bridal party included Megan (Berry) Goren '01, Erin Hovi '01, and Alyssa Mack '01. The event was attended by a number of SCU alumni. The couple honeymooned in Tahiti and lives in San Francisco.
Alyssa Mack '01 and Chris Stone were married at the Old South Church in Boston, MA on October 23, 2010. The bridal party included Megan Goren (Berry) '01, Hadley VanVactor '01, Viviana Padilla Faga '01, Reed Dudley '01 and Sarah Stone (Barr) '01. The couple resides in Boston, MA.