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Chantal Rodriguez '03 earned her Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies with a specialization in Latina/o Theater from UCLA in June 2009. She was recently hired as the Literary Manager and Educational Program Coordinator for the Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Her work has been published in scholarly publications such as Theater Journal, Latin American Theater Review, and the e-misferica online journal.
Nicole (Varela) Rodriguez '03 and husband Cesar-Their welcomed their first child, Coldri David Rodriguez, on September 11, 2010. He was 7lbs 3oz and 19in long. The family resides in Palo Alto, CA.
Nicole (Varela) Rodriguez '03 and husband Cesar Rodriguez welcomed a son, Aiden Moses Rodriguez, on November 06, 2011. He joins big brother Coldri David.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Lauren Renfort ’03 married Chris Alberts on June 18, 2011, at Cordevalle Resort in San Martin, Calif. Also in attendance were fellow SCU alums Hadyn Renfort ’07 (Groomsman), Lane Renfort ’12 (Groomsman), Barbara (Dieckman) Orellana '03 (Bridesmaid), Janice (Yee) Swearingen ’03, M.A. ’06 (Bridesmaid), Julie Angelo ’09 (Bridesmaid), Christian Pfrommer ’03, Michael Maclaren ’03, Heather (Stark) Rainusso ’03, Lindsay Gray ’12, Jason Mueller ’07, Adam Suleman ’07, Andrew Swearingen ’03, M.S. '07, and Carlos Orellana ’01.
Matthew Pyrch '03, a former environmental scientist working in the Bay Area, earned his master's in health sciences in 2009 and started working as a physician assistant at the Kirkpatrick Family Care Clinic in January 2010.
Richard Porter '03 and Grace (Lee) Porter '03 welcomed a baby girl, Kamryn Hope Porter, on August 2nd. Kamryn joins her big sister Madeline and big brother JJ. The family lives in Santa Clara.
Gina N. Policastri '00, J.D. '03 was recently certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist. Ms. Policastri is a senior associate at Lonich & Patton, LLP, where she has worked since 2003.
Gina N. Policastri Lonich & Patton, LLP 1871 The Alameda, Ste. 475 San Jose, CA 95126 Phone: (408) 553-0801 Fax: (408) 553-0807 www.lonichandpatton.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gina-n-policastri/2/375/519 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lonich-Patton-LLP/10150134556305604
Daniel J. Pinna '03 recently became the vice president of business development at litigation support company BlackStone Discovery. He is also a proud new home owner in San Jose.
Daniel J. Pinna '03 is the vice president of business development at BlackStone Discovery; an eDiscovery partner to many of the International IP law firms located in Palo Alto. He just recently purchased a new construction home in San Jose.
Margaret Pinard ’03 has recently released Dulci's Legacy, a young adult fantasy-thriller set in Nova Scotia. This is Margaret's second novel, following her debut historical fiction Memory's Hostage in 2013. Both books can be found on Amazon.com. She is thrilled to be writing real stories instead of memoranda, and is currently at work on her third novel. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
www.margaretpinard.com www.taste-life-twice.com @tastelifetwice
Emily Wang Phan J.D. '03 was the reader's pick for the "Best Criminal Lawyer" of Silicon Valley, according to the Metro. The law office of Emily Phan specializes in defending cases such as driving under the influence, theft, and domestic violence.
Kelly (Cesare) Pfeiffer L.L.M. '03 and her husband, Tom Pfeiffer, welcomed their second child, Ryan Thomas, on Feb. 20, 2009. Ryan joins his sister Katelyn Ashley, 2. Kelly is an intellectual property litigation attorney in Orange County, but is taking time off to be home with the children.
Maureen Pettibone Ryan '03 just founded a boutique civil litigation firm with Pamela E. Glazner J.D. '06, almost eight years to the day after the two met in law school. Their firm, Glazner & Ryan (www.glaznerryanlaw.com), focuses on individual and business litigation, and consumer and civil rights.
Chris Paetsch '03 married Erin Tackney '02 July 9, 2011 in Essex, Mass. Monika Kunz '02 served as one of the two maids of honor, Katy Dormer '02 as a bridesmaid, Michael Neumann '03 as a groomsman, and Christian Kurpiewski '02 as an usher. Also in attendance Greg Raih '02, Ian Johnstone '02, Jen Hernandez '03, Megan (Young) Chatterji '02, Alex Keil '03, Marcy Swiatek '03 and Cori Wang '09. The happy couple resides in Cambridge, Mass., with their cat, Frau Meow.
Barbara Dieckman '03 and J. Carlos Orellana '01 on Aug. 6, 2011, at Mission Santa Clara. Also in attendance were fellow SCU alums Andrew Dieckman '99, Lauren Renfort '03 (matron of honor), Yvonne Talavera '02 (minister of music), Elias Portales '00, Mark Reyes '02, Dan Schneider '02, Tricia (Cosaro) Stream '02, Stephanie Anthony '03, Lisa Connolly '03, Amy DeMartini '03, Ashish Patel '03, Christian Pfrommer '03, Ingrid Sandstrom '03, Alisha Rodrigues '07, Matthew Goularte '11, and current student Lane Renfort.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Nicki (Pichel) Nabasny ’03 writes that she and Mike Nabasny '03 moved to Chicago in July 2011. Nicki is currently the director of external relations at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Mike is director of sales, Midwest at Wildfire, a division of Google. They have a daughter, Mia, born Dec. 30, 2011, and are expecting their second child in August 2013.
Rachel Boll '03 married Brad Moodie '02, MBA '04 on August 15, 2009, in Seattle at St. James Cathedral. The maid of honor was Ann Holmes '03 and best man was Kevin Ireland '03. Also in attendance: Matt Murphy '02, Mike Garnet '01 and Mike Sanchez '03.
Judith "Judy" Mohr J.D. ’03 has been recruited by McDermott Will & Emery to lead a patent team in its Silicon Valley office. Mohr had been an intellectual property partner in King & Spalding's Redwood Shores, Calif., office for the past four years. Mohr is a life sciences specialist. Prior to joining King & Spalding in 2008, Mohr spent eight years at Perkins Coie.
Elizabeth (DiSanti) Leopard ’03 and her husband, Jeff, welcomed a baby girl, Evelyn Jane, on Sept. 10, 2011.
Miguel Legarreta ’03 joins Truex Insurance in Stockton after a successful career at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he was recognized for his outstanding performance by the Liberty Mutual Leader’s Club. Legarreta speaks Spanish fluently, has seven years of experience, and brings a vast knowledge of personal insurance to Truex.
Kim Kelley '03, M.A. '05 and Scott Lafranconi '03, M.A. '07 were wed on June 13th at Mission Santa Clara. Heather Kelley '99 was the Maid of Honor. The couple makes their home in Almaden Valley of San Jose.