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Hiu, Alyssa (Savage)

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 '09Jenna Abeyta '09Nicholas Duston '09Rahul Hirani '10, Michael Lee '10, Ryan Clark '10, Chris Woodhouse '10, Brittany Benjamin '10, Ryan Amante '10Giselle Estabrook '10Carlo Ammatuna '10Emily Entress '11, John Kurt Wagner '12, Jessica Dickey '12, Ryan Selewicz '13 and Samantha Juda '13.

submitted May. 16, 2013 12:44A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Hickey-Pierce, Darcy

Darcy Hickey-Pierce ’10 is working as a social media specialist at Synopsys, a leader in electronic design automation (EDA), which supplies the global electronics market with the software, IP and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. She interviewed SCU’s marketing and communications lecturer Buford Barr for her blog:

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 1:51P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Griffin, Claire
Claire Griffin ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Boston, Mass. at the St. Stephen's Youth Program, whose mission is to serve neighborhood children and teens by providing them with a safe, challenging and supportive community in which they can thrive.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 1:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Geisler, Molly

Molly Geisler ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Seattle, Wash. as a case manager for the homeless and individuals struggling with addiction.

submitted Jan. 19, 2011 11:34A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Franks, Cody
Cody Franks '10 beings hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in honor of his sister, Jessie Marie Franks, who died in March 2009 from cystic fibrosis. While he hikes from San Diego to British Columbia, a 2,650 mile journey, Franks will carry his sister’s ashes with him, “so she’ll be there with me in spirit,” he said. "I promised her I'd do the hike two weeks before she died." Franks has officially dubbed his effort the "Franks Walk Memorial Charity Hike" since it is in memory of his sister and he hopes to raise money for cystic fibrosis research as well. Franks also has cystic fibrosis, but a much milder form than his sister suffered from. His journey will begin April 17, his 25th birthday, and he will be using a GPS tracking meter to allow viewers to virtually hike the trail with him. The hike begins in Campo, which is just east of San Diego at the Mexican border. He will travel the entire John Muir Trail, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades before ending up in Manning Provincial Park, B.C. To donate to Franks Walk or to read more about his and Jessie's story, visit


submitted Apr. 1, 2011 10:41A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '10
Foro, Emmanuel

Emmanuel Foro, S.J., STD ’10 is teaching theology at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya. 

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 5:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Fabino, Jenna (Torosian)

Jenna Torosian '10 married Nicholas Fabino (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) on July 7, 2012, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Included in the wedding party were three fellow Broncos: maid of honor Kelly Torosian '14, and bridesmaids Kathryn Leahy '10 (current MBA student) and Laura Skinner '10. The newlyweds are happily settling into married life in Santa Barbara. Jenna recently joined the global wealth management group at Merrill Lynch, and Nick is a global sourcing engineer with Moss Motors.

submitted Jul. 18, 2012 10:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Fabino, Jenna (Torosian)

Jenna Torosian Fabino '10 accepted a client-management position with, 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.

submitted Apr. 12, 2013 4:53P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Esparza, Sarah
Sarah Helen Esparza ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Chicago South, Ill. at the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center, which meets basic human needs while working with partner agencies to support persons on their journey toward greater stability and self-sufficiency.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 1:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Esparza, Sarah

Sarah Esparza '10 is working in Chicago at Thresholds, a social service agency serving persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Sarah is a community support specialist in the Justice Program working with individuals in the criminal justice system.

submitted Mar. 7, 2012 8:38P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Early, Ashleigh (Gage)

Ashleigh Gage ’10 and Michael Early ’08 were married in a private ceremony in Los Gatos, Calif., on Feb. 19, 2011. They honeymooned where they fell in love—in London, England, where they studied abroad in 2006. They now live in Seattle, Wash., where Ashleigh works in sales for a small technology start-up.

submitted Jan. 11, 2012 10:59A
Devlin, Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Devlin '10 serves with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Spokane, Wash., at St. Margaret's Shelter.

submitted Oct. 19, 2011 2:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Devlin, Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Devlin ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Tucson, Ariz. with the Santa Cruz Catholic School.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 12:43P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Dario Villa, Ruben

Ruben Dario Villa ’10, is a graphic designer at Apple, Inc. As part of the iLife Team, Villa designs visual assets for software on the iPhone; he also corrects resolution issues on graphics and improves upon existing images for the purposes of retina display on the iPhone. Prior, he was a freelance graphic designer at Outloud Designs.

submitted Jan. 5, 2012 5:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Clayton, Heather

Heather Clayton '10 is going forward with her Master's of Public Health at Cal State Long Beach. She looks forward to visiting Santa Clara University soon.

submitted Sep. 6, 2010 9:04P
Chu, Carolyn

Carolyn Chu '10 serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Gresham, Ore., for the second year at JOIN. She is working as a House Coordinator at a day center for homelessness. She provides basic services such as mail, laundry vouchers, and showers through a barter system: Clients contribute to the maintenance and community of JOIN to gain barter points, which they can use to trade for services. She also spends time directing people to other social services throughout the city of Portland.

submitted Oct. 19, 2011 12:51P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Chu, Carolyn

Carolyn Chu ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Tacoma, Wash. as a farms assistant working toward environmental justice.

submitted Jan. 19, 2011 11:38A
GRD Leavey/MBA '10
Chien, Derek

Derek Chien JD/MBA '10 has joined Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, a leading Northern California law firm. Chien is a new admittee to the California bar and is assigned to the firm’s Intellectual Property and Corporate practice teams. His primary areas of focus are trademark and copyright prosecution and USPTO litigation, helping to manage significant IP portfolios for several of the firm’s well known global clients. He also is involved in general corporate work, including mergers & acquisitions and the formation and dissolution of nonprofit organizations. Derek is fluent in Cantonese and speaks basic Mandarin and Spanish. Derek earned his dual J.D./MBA at Santa Clara University School of Law and did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas. While at Santa Clara, Derek served as editor of the highly regarded Santa Clara University Computer and High Tech Law Journal, earning the honor of Best Articles Editor. Before joining Hoge Fenton, he clerked in the Corporate & Securities Department at Oracle Corporation. Chien remarked, “I am thrilled to be a part of the family at Hoge Fenton. Being at such a well-respected firm with diverse practice areas allows me to use the skill-sets learned from both business and law school to better serve our clients.” Stephanie Sparks, Chair of Hoge Fenton’s Intellectual Property practice, commented, “We are thrilled to have Derek join our team. During his internship it became clear that our business clients could benefit from his special talents. He is a great addition to the firm and we look forward to his growth here.”

submitted Dec. 8, 2010 1:16P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '10
Carvalho, Sara (Sorto)

Sara Sorto ’08, M.A. ’10 married Dave Carvalho in Los Gatos, Ca on October 7, 2012. They live in Santa Clara where Sara teaches at Santa Clara High.

submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:01P
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