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Department of Ethnic Studies


The Ethnic Studies Program is proud of all of its Ethnic Studies graduates. We are always happy to learn what our graduates are doing after their undergraduate careers at Santa Clara University. If you are an alumnus and would like to be included in the Ethnic Studies Newsletter and this Alumni Updates page, please fill out the online Alumni Survey Form or contact the Ethnic Studies Program.

Sylvia Anguiano (Sociology, '02)
Currently enrolled in a M.A. program in Administration of Justice at San José State University.

Amparo Cid (Political Science and Sociology, '06)

Graduated from Law School at UC Davis - June 2009.

Maria Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles (Religious Studies, '98)
Informed by a commitment to engage students, academics, and grassroots leaders in the cultivation of a critical praxis, my goals as a teacher/scholar include research, teaching/mentoring, professional service, and community service. As a professor, I strive to provide rigorous teaching and mentoring to my students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. The courses I teachat SCU include Sociology of Religion, U.S. Latina/os and Lived Religion, and Mexican Popular Catholicism and Gender.

Paul Correa (Political Science, '96)
Elected Council Member for the City of Gilroy—the "Garlic Capital of the World."

Anushree Dasgupta (Communication major with double minors in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, '10)
Working on her Master degree in Sociology at Columbia University in New York city. Anushree did senior thesises on Third Cinema techniques used in Bangladeshi movies and intercultural interactions of Indian and Indian-American college students in Santa Clara University. Prior to her arrival at Columbia University, she worked in human resources and has experiences in social media and senior centers. Currently Anushree's research is focused on the depiction of charismatic authority in literature, affirmative action in Indian education and a comparison between Ramayana and Harry Potter.

Jane Duong Davaransky (BSC Finance, '00)
Currently a Senior Financial Analyst at Polycom Inc.  Part of Jane's future plan is studying for CPA exam.

Alicia Gallegos (Political Science, '99)
Grade Principal of Downtown College Preparatory in San José State University.

Gladys Garcia (Sociology, '01)
Enrolled in Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jose Gutierrez (Religious Studies, '98)
Currently an Intellectual Property Paralegal at Weil, Gotshal & manges, LLP (Redwood Shores, CA).  Responsible for supporting attorney team on various cases involving patent infringement litigation.  Married to Shannon Brown (SCU alum '98 - English), have 2 kids, Grace Marisol (4) and Elena Marisay (1).  Trying to save money and pursue an MA in Ethnic Studies.  Want to help open the door to new opportunities of learning and understanding the value of tolerance and multi-cultural awareness.

Latanya Johnson(Marketing, '96)
Assistant Executive Director for Advancement at Archbishop Mitty High School.

Gustavo Magana Jr. (Political Science, '12)
Will be graduating from Law School at SCU in May 2015. 

Mayka Mei (Communication and Ethnic Studies, '06)
Social Media Specialist and Writer/Editor at Aplia.

Christina Morales Guzman (History, '01)
Officially Dr. Guzman this past June 2012.

Linh Chi Nguyen (Sociology and Ethnic Studies, '06)
People Programs Specialist at Google.

Manuel Perez (Communication, '04)
Dean of Student Development, American River College.  In the community, Manuel serves as co-artistic director and a dancer for Raices de mi Tierra, a professional and traditional Mexican folklore dance group.

Anthony Toney (Political Science, '10)
Anthony is now working for City Year: Los Angeles. He gets to assist teachers and tutor/mentor kids of South Central LA at Compton Ave Elementary School. Anthony has been discussing about what needs to be done in Black/Latino communities and is now actually participating in making a change in that area.

Alberto Torrico (Political Science, '92)
Alberto is an active member of the Democratic Party. Elected in 2004 as California State Assembly Member representing District 20. Alberto was selected as guest speaker at the Second Annual Ethnic Studies Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series at Santa Clara University on May 5th, 2007.  His talk entitled "Civic Engagement in California Today" was a great success and had a transformative effect on those who attended.

Phung Truong (Psychology and Ethnic Studies, '09)

Phung is an attorney at Justice at Work Law Group in San Jose (  She specializes in employment law and workers' compensation, with a focus on minority workers and small business owners.  Phung received her Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara Law in May 2012.  Phung is also the First Princess for Miss Vietnam of Northern California 2013.

Citlali Vasquez-Ramos (Sociology, '04)
College Guidance Counselor at Downtown College Prep, San Jose.

Erin White (Political Science and Ethnic Studies, '05)
University of Oregon, Law School, specializing in Family Law, Child Advocacy Law, and Elder Law.

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