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Jane Duong Davaransky ’00 and husband Anthony William welcomed baby Emerson Isabelle on Feb 7, 2012, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Jane is currently working as a Financial Planner at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park. She and her family live in Fremont.
Jane Duong Davaransky ’00 created a petition on www.change.org to ask Medela, a leading manufacturer of breast pumps, to create a program to recycle old breast pumps. After 2,002 signatures, Medela responded by creating a recycling program called Medela Recycles. Each pump received through Medela Recycles supports the donation of new hospital-grade, multiuse breastpumps and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities to support parents who have babies in the NICU. Medela expects to recycle 12,000 pumps with this program. As of mid-January 2015, the company has recycled 171 pumps.
Dan Darcy '00 and Kimberly Hayes got married on January 10, 2009 at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Francisco. They reside in San Francisco, where Dan works in product marketing at salesforce.com and is also in the family business producing pinot noir wine for Cleary Ranch Vineyards. Other alumni in attendance: best man Luke Waller '00, David Getzelman '00, Brianna Reynaud '00, John Reseburg '00, Michael Sinkula '00, Colin de Andrade '00, Chelsea Drew '00, Jenny Fredrikson Goines '00, Caterina Mercante Zim '00, Ben Petty '00, Kristen McLey Petty '01, David Sabow '01, and Alex Casanova '95.
Mariah Dabel ’00 joined local government consulting firm Management Partners as a senior management advisor in July 2011. Her partner, Miguel Carrillo ’00, is a brewer with Gordon Biersch. They live in San Jose.
Jennifer (Sticinski) Costello '00 and Casey Costello '00 welcomed their second son, Cooper Ernest on Nov. 9, 2012. Older brother Mason is 2. The family lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
Dylan Cornelius MBA ’00 writes that he continues to enjoy his role in technology finance and security with Dun & Bradstreet. In addition, with support from the love of his life, Lori Brown, he competed in his first 5k race and two sprint triathlons last year. This year he's completed a half-marathon (under two hours) and has committed to a full marathon and an olympic triathlon. Join him!
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Michael Clapperton MBA ’00 has been named to the board of Etairos Consulting in San Jose, Calif. He currently is the Chief Technology Officer of IT Sigma in New York City, a SaaS Workflow Management tool.
Janelle (Pereira) Charles ’00, husband Ryan, and big brother Mason (3) welcomed identical twin baby boys, Tyler and Aiden, on Nov. 24, 2014. The family lives in Morgan Hill.
Katie (Pursley) Busch ’00 and Dave Busch welcomed their first child, Tyler David, on June 23, 2012. The family lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Katie (Pursley) Busch '00 and Dave Busch welcomed their second child, Anna Kathryn, on July 10, 2014. The family lives in Colorado.
Alicia (Smith) Bryant '00 and husband Jason welcomed Lila Louise on July 28, 2011. Big sister Avery 7, and brother Donovan 3, are thrilled. The family resides in San Diego, Calif.
Alicia (Smith) Bryant ’00 and husband Jason welcomed Winter Lauren on Oct. 27, 2012. She joins sisters Avery and Lila and brother Donovan. They live in San Diego.
Timothy Bowman '00 was sworn in to the Alaska State Bar Assocaiton May 21, 2009.
Jeff Bolger ’00 and Jen (Jacobs) Bolger ’00 welcomed Brody Patrick Bolger on July 17, 2012. Brody joins big brother, Ben. Jeff works at Cisco Systems as a Sr. Operations Manager and Jen is a realtor with The Jacobs Team; the Bolger family resides in Monterey.
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.
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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.