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Derek Sikkema with Riley OConnell

Derek Sikkema with Riley OConnell

Featured Graduating Seniors

Sue Do is currently job hunting and looking into administrative assistant roles while enjoying post-grad life.

Julia Joyce joined Teach for America and is excited to start her career teaching 6th grade math in St. Louis, Missouri, while also working towards her Master’s Degree in General Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Meredith MacLennan is working at Proofpoint as a full time Field Marketing Specialist.

Catherine Newcomb is working as a Technical Writer at F5 Networks, writing and editing user documentation and in-app help for a variety of network security products.  She also joined the women’s employee resource group at the company and is responsible for writing the quarterly newsletter as well as participating in and planning programs to promote the inclusion and development of women.

Riley O’Connell is working as a Marketing Projects Operations Associate at Fisher Investments in San Mateo, California.

Leah Senatro is pursuing a PhD in English with a focus on Rhetoric and Composition studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Derek Sikkema just moved to Sarasota, Florida to attend the Acting MFA program at the Asolo Conservatory.  In three years, he will graduate with membership in Actor’s Equity. He hopes to continue writing in his spare time.


Derek Sikkema with Riley O'Connell