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2013

UGRD Arts & Sciences '13
Young, Madison

Madison Young ’13 writes, "I've been excitedly pursuing my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology through the University of San Francisco to become closer to my dream of helping children."

submitted Mar. 25, 2015 9:33P
'13
Kromm, Genevieve
Genevieve "Jenny" Kromm '13 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study censorship campaigns in Vienna, Austria, during WWI, and their impact on the arts. Kromm, a 24-year-old whose hometown is Santa Clara, studied in Vienna through an SCU Research Travel Award in 2011 and received many scholarships and opportunities to study German music and language while at SCU. Her Fulbright topic was influenced by a history class taught by Professor Matthew Newsom Kerr called War and Democracy: WWI in the UK, which she said “changed my life”; and by her senior thesis, which focused on the collapse of the Austrian monarchy before and during WWI and rising nationalism of former Austro-Hungarian territories. Jenny also credits her thesis advisor, Professor Amy Randall, and her German teacher, Professor Josef Hellebrandt, for her success at SCU.
 
President Michael Engh, S.J. said of the recipients: “Their accomplishments and intellectual endeavors represent the best of Santa Clara University. They, like Santa Clara, have a special appreciation for the international exchange of ideas and culture as a source for positive global change.”
 
 

 

submitted Apr. 30, 2015 12:41P
GRD Law '13
Chiu, Clara

Clara K. Chiu J.D. ’13 has joined the intellectual property practice group of  Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP. Chiu is an associate based out of the Silicon Valley office. Chiu emphasis is on patent prosecution and counseling. She works with clients across a wide range of industries, including machinery, material composition, consumer electronics, mobile applications, data processing and biotechnology devices.

Prior to joining the firm, Chiu worked in the intellectual property departments of Panasonic and the former startup Nest Labs, and served as the judicial extern for the Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian, Santa Clara County Court.
 
Before her legal career, Chiu worked as a research associate in molecular biology at the University of California, San Francisco.
submitted Apr. 10, 2015 4:24P

2014

'14
Otto, Brent

Brent H. Otto, S.J. M.Div. '14 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Otto, 35, grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 2006, he was sent to Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, where he earned a master’s degree in philosophy and completed a joint master’s program in International and Global History from Columbia University in New York and the London School of Economics. He is a board member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. He is working on his LST at the Jesuit School of Theology.

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 6:27P
'14
Martinez, Judith

Judith Martinez ’14 launched her organization's first #CatalyzeCourage Summit, in March, for her brainchild InHerShoes. A registered 501(c)3 startup-nonprofit, InHerShoes is committed to catalyzing courage for young girls and women around the world to live lives of empowerment, exploration, and possibility. Posing the question: What would you do if you were 1% more courageous?, the organization brings together professional women with breakthrough performance who are changing the game in typically considered unconventional fields, and high school girls from modest means, and creates for them a day filled with wonder and endless possibilities at each Summit. The summit, which took place in Santa Monica, had more than 100 girls in attendance, represented five high schools in the Greater LA area, and 14 speakers.

Post-summit, InHerShoes has awarded five high school girls scholarships to become the first class of Catalyst Scholars. To become a scholar, applicants submitted a one-sentence idea to #CatalyzeCourage at their high school. Catalyst Scholar recipients receive mentorship from the InHerShoes team, as well as mentors in the field of their interest to create community projects that catalyze courage for their local community.

With guest speakers, keynote presentations, breakout dance parties, and group activities, InHerShoes strives to provide a safe-space and a launchpad; ask questions and stimulate answers; create a community of mentorship and action as a stand for girls and women everywhere to live a life and create a future they love as a Catalyst for Courage. Judith and the InHerShoes team is currently finalizing the venue for #CatalyzeCourage Summit 2016 to take place in San Francisco, CA.
submitted Mar. 20, 2015 11:25P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '14
Hessler, Thomas

Thomas Hessler ’14 has moved to Buffalo, New York, where he’s a member of the d!g co-working space. Hessler is technical operations manager at Trainersvault, based out of Los Angeles, and executive project manager for Cuore Technology, out of Santa Clara. He’s been charged with building out the business and tech teams at each of those companies, with the hires taking place in Buffalo.

 
submitted Apr. 6, 2015 12:01P
'14
Guibord, David

David Guibord ’14 was recently interviewed by MTV News about raising awareness and finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Last year Guibord joined Hilarity for Charity, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller’s groundbreaking organization that encourages college students to spread awareness. Their biggest event, HFC U is a fundraising competition between universities. The schools that bring in the most money get amazing prizes, including a meet and greet with Seth. Last year Guibord helped Santa Clara come in second place.

submitted Mar. 20, 2015 11:57P
'14
Gonzalez, Leah

Leah Gonzalez '14 is currently working as a post-production assistant and is thrilled to be able to continue writing for Santa Clara Magazine as well.

submitted Jun. 8, 2015 3:49P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '14
Dedoshka, Kelsey

Kelsey Dedoshka ’14, a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard, participated on the Career Aspirations Panel of the Aspirations in Computing program, a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT designed to increase women's meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to high potential technically inclined young women. Aspirations in Computing is the only national-level talent development program for young women in computing and information technology.

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program engages young women interested in technology and computing. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the program encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation in computing and IT.
submitted Mar. 20, 2015 10:32P

2015

'15
Yamamato, Franchesca

Franchesca Yamamoto '15 received the Charles and Barbara Hazel Outstanding Student in Economics Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:52P
'15
Wendel, Kristin

Kristin Wendel '15 received the Albert F. Bruno Outstanding Student in Marketing Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:59P
'15
Ta, Tuyet-Anh

Tuyet-Anh Ta '15 received the Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:38P
'15
Sullivan, Jessica

Jessica Elaine Sullivan '15 received the Leavey School of Business Service Award. She was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business. She is currently working as a digital marketing specialist at FireEye Inc. and volunteering in her local community.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:12P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '15
Silva, Martin

Martin O. Silva, S.J. M.Div. '15 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Silva, 53, was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He received an MBA from Pepperdine University. Missioned to the Jesuit School of Theology, he earned a Master of Divinity degree while serving as a deacon at San Quentin State Prison. After ordination, he will serve at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hollywood, California. 

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 6:05P
'15
Scherer, Caleb
Caleb Scherer '15 received the Isabel Jones Academic Achievement Prize and the Delta Sigma Scholarship Key. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business. With a degree in finance, he currently works full-time for a commercial real estate firm.
submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:21P
'15
Rugo, Albert

Albert James Rugo J.D. '15 has accepted a position with an intellectual property rights law firm in the Bay Area. He will begin this fall upon passing the bar exam. Rugo credits David Yosifon with being a great teacher and mentor. In his first year of law school, Rugo received a personal letter from the Hon. Richard E. Tuttle, a former Calaveras Superior Court judge, who encouraged him to complete his studies, noting the profession needed more young people with both ambition and compassion.

submitted Jul. 22, 2015 3:26P
'15
Roe, Sean

Sean Roe '15 received the Leavey School of Business Leadership Award. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:10P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '15
Ponce, Alexzander

Alexzander Ponce M.A. '15 writes that he will be getting married within the next two years!

Contact Alexzander
Alexzander Ponce
submitted May. 14, 2015 10:58A
'15
Peterson, Logan

Logan Peterson '15 reveived the Outstanding Student in Finance Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success. In September, Logan begins work at Apple.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:55P
'15
Nauman, Alex

Alex D. Nauman '15 received the Leavey School of Business Leadership Award. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:08P
'15
Mok, Rico

Rico Mok '15 was named the 2015 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur. This honor is awarded annually by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in recognition of significant achievements in the program, acknowledgment of accomplishments in entrepreneurship, and the promise of future success.   

While at SCU, he worked on his initial startup, BuildACircle, as it evolved into Moments-Remembering the past (www.ourmoments.co). Rico then co-founded OneRent (onerent.co) in 2014 with fellow Broncos Greg Toschi ’16, Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi ’15, and Chuck Hattemer ’16. It has streamlined the infrastructure of the property management industry. From a group of four co-founders, “We were fortunate enough to have many great fellow Broncos join us, from investors to coworkers,” they write. “We are proud to say that a majority of the 19 person team is fellow Bronco students and alums!” 

 

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:50P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '15
Milliken, Brad

Brad Milliken M.A. ’15 writes: “As we transition from being fellow graduate students to being professional colleagues, I look forward to keeping in touch as we become licensed therapists. The growth that started in the CPSY program at SCU continues as we gain clinical experience.”

submitted May. 19, 2015 9:36A
'15
Loya, Katarina

Katarina M. Loya '15 received the Outstanding Student in Management Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:56P
'15
Li, Olivia

Olivia Li '15 received the Student Life Award to recognize her contribution to improving the overall quality of life in the Santa Clara University community. She was a CF for two years and then an ARD her senior year. She also worked in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office for three years as a programs assistant. She is currently studying for and taking the CPA exams, then starting in January she will be heading to Georgia to volunteer with Jubilee Partners teaching refugees English for six months. Next fall she will start at KPMG as an audit associate.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:33P
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