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Welcome, Sarah Bonini, the new administrative assistant for the California DNA Project, which is a federal grant awarded to the Northern California Innocence Project at SCU’s Law School. Bonini graduated from SCU Law in 1993. She also worked at SCU from 1989 to 1995 in Housing and Residence Life. She taught high school and middle school English at the Diocese of San Jose.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies has a new Curriculum Manager for Experiential Learning for Social Justice. Andrea Brewster worked for seven years as a research associate at the Paul Freire Institute at UCLA, a center dedicated to pedagogy for social justice through research, teaching, and community outreach. She has a 2006 doctorate from UCLA in Social Sciences and Comparative Education.

Cathy Dreyfuss is the new director of the California DNA Project, working in conjunction with the Northern California Innocence Project at SCU and the California Innocence Project at Cal Western School of Law in San Diego. Dreyfuss graduated from USC Law Center in 1983 and has been a criminal defense practitioner, trial and post-conviction, as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles and Humboldt Counties, and staff attorney for the ACLU of Southern California. She has also been in private practice, and has served as a legislative advocate and a legal director.

Say hello to Misbah Palla, the biology department’s new research assistant, who is also a 2008 SCU graduate. After graduation, Palla worked for Intel as research associate.

More announcements will be made in the next edition of fyi. If you have any new hire announcements, e-mail

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