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Emily (Moody) Wilcox ’03, MBA ’09 and husband Lee celebrated the birth of their first child, Abigail, on Aug. 18, 2011. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where Emily works as the alumni and external relations director for the Leavey School of Business at SCU.
Grace Nixon '09 joyously married Bobby Peterson, whom she met while studying abroad, in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 23, 2012. The wedding party included Rochelle Rock '07 and Annie Rovzar '09. Other Broncos in attendance were Christopher Foster '08 and Renee Lucas-Foster '08, Sam Baker '08, Krystal Wu '09, and Karen (Mulcahy) Ingalls '89. The couple lives in New Orleans.
Tae-Woong Koo J.D. '09 has been named president of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. Koo is an intellectual property attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, based in Palo Alto. Koo's practice focuses on prosecution, protection, enforcement, and monetization of intellectual property rights.
The Western New York Flash has signed Katherine Reynolds ’10 to its National Women’s Soccer League roster. Reynolds most recently played for the German club SC Freiburg.
Tommy Medica ’10 is in his third professional season with the Padres. Last year, Medica hit .330 for Single-A Lake Elsinore with 19 homers and 87 RBIs in 93 games.
While playing for Santa Clara, Medica suffered a devastating injury that dislocated the shoulder of his throwing arm when he was sliding into second base. “Eventually, my goal is to catch again,” Medica recently told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “If I can throw well enough to catch again, my chances are going to get a lot better. It’d be huge. And my arm feels 10 times stronger than it did last year.”
Alyssa Savage '10 married Paul Hiu (Macquarie Uni, Sydney) on April 6, 2013 in beautiful Tiburon, California surrounded by 100 close friends and family. Alyssa and Paul met in 2008 when she was studying abroad in Sydney. Alyssa and Paul both live happily in Australia with Paul working as a chiropractor and Alyssa as a graphic designer. Fellow Broncos who attended the wedding include: Eric Pelfrey '09, Jenna Abeyta '09, Nicholas Duston '09, Rahul Hirani '10, Michael Lee '10, Ryan Clark '10, Chris Woodhouse '10, Brittany Benjamin '10, Ryan Amante '10, Giselle Estabrook '10, Carlo Ammatuna '10, Emily Entress '11, John Kurt Wagner '12, Jessica Dickey '12, Ryan Selewicz '13 and Samantha Juda '13.
Jenna Torosian Fabino '10 accepted a client-management position with FindTheBest.com, an unbiased, data-driven comparison site. The start-up Internet company is based in Santa Barbara, CA, where she is currently living with her husband.
Christian Max '11 is in China studying Mandarin and working with new American students. He has received high marks on his Level 5 (out of 7) examinations. He now speaks five languages.
Pravin Boddu MBA ’11 published a satire on India, Drifting Democracy—India: from a Common Man's Perspective, which is available via Amazon CreateSpace.
Reena Aboumrad '11 married Tony Driver '11 at Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, CA on June 29, 2013. The two met during Winter Quarter '10 in Professor O'Brien's Accounting 130 course.
Justine Folk '12 and Benjamin Williams '11 married on Sept. 15, 2012, in Rocklin, Calif. The wedding party included fellow Broncos Michael Kawamoto '11, Elizabeth Hatch '11, Sarah Esparza '10, and Bianca Frediani '12. The newlyweds are now living in Vacaville.
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, P.C. has added Rachael E. Brown '09, J.D. '12 as an associate in its San Jose office. She graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University and also received a High Tech Law Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. During her time in law school, Brown served as assistant director of the Internal Moot Court program; helped revitalize Equality SCU, a group dedicated to advocating and advancing LGBT issues; served on the board of the Women and Law group, helping to promote the advancement of women in the legal field; and she also worked as a law clerk at RMKB.
Thomas M. Kim J.D. ’88, MBA ’88 has been elected president of Global Turnaround Management Association for 2013.
Chloe Lynn Wilson ’13 writes, "I am thrilled to announce that I will be serving as a Jesuit Volunteer with JVC Northwest for one year beginning in August 2013! I will be a community liaison/tribal court spokesperson with the Northwest Justice Project on the Colville Indian Reservation in Omak, Wash. I especially want to thank all of the Campus ministers who inspired me to pursue this incredible adventure, and who supported me through my application and discernment process!"
Amy Tamayo ’13 of Hailey, Idaho, has been chosen to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. It is a one-year, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. From more than 600 applicants, Tamayo was selected as one of 75 participants. While in Germany, she will attend a two-month German language course, study at a German university or professional school for four months, and complete a five-month internship with a German company in her career field.
Goalkeeper Larry Jackson ’13 has joined the Colorado Rapids, one of Major League Soccer’s ten charter clubs. Jackson was also named the 2012 West Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year.
Dr. Jimmy Roehrig M.S. ’88 has joined Matakina International, a leader in the development of objective volumetric measurement of breast density. Roehrig will provide scientific depth to the U.S. sales effort and strategic planning for product development and intellectual property, particularly with the software Volpara, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts; it generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values along with a BI-RADS Breast Density Classification for mammograms acquired from any commercially available digital mammography system.
Roehrig, who co-founded R2 Technology, served as chief science officer and was responsible for building the technical team that produced the ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) system, the first CAD system approved by the FDA. As VP of Advanced Development, Dr. Roehrig led the development and refinement of R2’s proprietary algorithm for the earlier detection of breast cancer and managed efforts to apply the technology to other diseases. Upon the acquisition of R2 by Hologic, Inc, Dr. Roehrig remained until 2012, working primarily in the field of quantitative DCE MRI for breast imaging.