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Department ofWomen's and Gender Studies

Life After SCU

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    Claire Muller '15

    Claire graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 with a double major in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies. After graduation, Claire worked for a few months before starting her graduate program at San Diego State University, pursuing an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Claire graduated from SDSU's MFT program in Spring 2018 and has been working at San Diego Center for Children providing individual and family therapy to youth, teenagers, and adults for the past 3 years. Currently, Claire is working towards gaining all her clinical hours before sitting for her licensure exam.

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    Rani Hanstad '17

    Rani graduated from Santa Clara University in 2017 with a BA in Communication and Women’s & Gender Studies. Upon graduation, she moved back to her hometown, Seattle, and began working at a local education nonprofit called Rainier Scholars. She currently works as a Partnership Manager Equal Opportunity Schools, a nonprofit that focuses on educational equity in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Her strong passion for racial, gender, and educational equity led her to apply to a Master's of Education Policy program at the University of Washington which she began in the Fall of 2020. Rani hopes her work continues to contribute to systemic educational change so that Black and Brown students can thrive.

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    Libby Furrow '15

    Libby is a Development Officer at Callisto. Callisto is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that creates technology to combat sexual assault, empower survivors, and advance justice. Libby joined the Callisto team as a Development Officer in August 2018. She found her passion for social impact work during her previous role serving as a Business and Finance Operations Manager for a public health non-profit, Foundation for Healthy Generations in Seattle. Prior to that, Libby served as a Development Assistant at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, the fundraising arm of the children's hospital at Stanford. Libby's passion for survivor advocacy and affirmative consent policy drive her daily work at Callisto.

    WGST Alumni and their current jobs:

    Mirelle Raza, ‘15
    USC Gould School of Law

    Kori Lennon, ‘14
    Resident Director, Santa Clara University

    Kaitlin Kmetz, ‘14
    Health Care Professional, Master’s student in Nursing

    Alison Braun, minor, ‘14
    Data and Policy Analyst, Acumen LLC

    Jasmine Farias, minor, ‘13
    QA Specialist & Support Engineer, Incisive Software Corporation

    Kyle Arrouzet ‘13
    HRIS Analyst, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Sophie Hamady ‘13
    Sexual Assault Counselor, Rape Trauma Services

    Amber Clark, minor, ‘13
    Administrative Assistant, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

    Lupita Lopez, ‘13
    Ph.D. candidate at UC Hasting College of Law

    Nicole Mathwich, ‘12
    Doctoral candidate and Haury Fellow at the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

    Christine Keating, minor, ‘12
    Packaging Manager, Teacher, Theatre Artist

    Carolyn Linck, ‘11
    Senior Account Executive, Access Communications

    Laura Raub, ‘11
    Payroll & Human Resources Sales Consultant, Paychex

    Katherine Tolentino, ‘11
    Director & Producer

    Guadalupe Gonzalez, minor ‘11
    Social Justice Advocate, Researcher, Policy Analysis

    Brigid Kelleher, ‘11
    Masters of Arts candidate, The John Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

    Jazminda Ryan, MPA ‘11
    Program Manager/Organizational Leadership Doctoral candidate

    Anna Paustenbach, ‘11
    Associate Editor, HarperCollins Publishers

    Bianca McNeil ‘10
    Special Olympics Southern California

    Julie Arcaro, ‘10
    Account Executive, Lever

    Elyse Weatherby, minor, ‘10
    Customer Service Representative, ISO Administrator

    Mikalina Celani, ‘09
    Senior Meeting Planner, Kaiser Permanente

    Sarah Graham ‘09
    Marketing Specialist,  Lexipol

    Deepti Shenoy, JD, ‘09
    Associate Attorney

    Emma (Nagengast) Savory, JD, ‘09
    Associate In-House Counsel, Omaha Public Schools

    Jeana Williams, minor, ‘09
    Risk Leader, Square

    Channing McCabe, minor, ‘09
    Administrative Business Partner, Google

    Jessica Coblentz ‘08
    Faculty and Staff Recruitment Coordinator for Intersections at Boston College

    Katy Erker-Lynch ‘08
    Community Builder and Relationship Manager at ThinkCERCA Startup Institute

    Sarah (Bonnel) Brockmeyer, ‘07
    International Student and Scholar Advisor, Santa Clara University

    Chris Witanowski, ‘07
    Marketing Director, Mel Cotton’s Sporting Goods

    Mairead Burke, minor, LMSW, ‘07
    Mitigation Specialist and Case Consultant, Burke Mitigation and Consulting

    Christy Arrington, MA Women’s Studies, ‘07                                                                                                                          Brand Storytelling & Digital Marketing

    Megan (Feldmar) Wilson, minor, ‘07
    District Manager, Fluid Solutions

    Emily Krista Johnson ‘06
    Project Manager, Philips

    Jacqueline Latteri, JD, ‘06
    Attorney at Law

    Masha Rottfeld, minor, MA History, ‘06
    Media Production Executive & Personal Trainer

    Alexis Martin, ‘06
    Client Services Manager, Gallagher, and Co. (Insurance)

    Gariety Pruitt, minor, ‘06
    Political Director, Nevada Conservation League

    Monica Cruz-Hernandez, ‘06
    Owner and Editor in Chief, LIV PR

    Meg Hennessey, JD, ‘06
    Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLC

    Courtney Marunda ‘06
    Financial Lines Unit Manager, Chubb Insurance

    Amber Cameron, MPA, ‘05
    Strategic Operations Manager at City of Palo Alto

    Christianne Matouk Paraz, minor, ‘05
    Physician Practice Manager, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Stanford Children’s Health

    Holly Kearl ‘05
    Writer, Researcher, and Consultant at The Aspen Institute, The OpEd Project, and Stop Street Harassment

    Noel Fonseca, minor, ‘04
    Brand manager, the Wendy’s Company

    Stephanie Barr, minor, ‘02
    Director of Programs, YWCA of Clark County

    Jeannette Eaton, minor, ‘02
    Project Analyst, Transformation Initiatives

    Krista Barber, minor, ‘02
    Technical Writer, Zoox

    Elizabeth Barron Silva, minor, ‘01
    Senior Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration, Santa Clara University

    Brenda Versteeg, minor, ‘97
    Director, Professional Development and Social Justice, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

    Teresa Ciabattari, minor, ‘94
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Women’s Studies, Pacific Lutheran University