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Trina Sheedy '07 is a physician assistant in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. As a PA, Trina provides urgent and routine care for head and neck cancer patients during all stages of their treatment and surveillance. Originally from Southern California, Trina has worked in emergency medicine and otolaryngology and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Society of PAs in Otolaryngology, American Academy of PAs, and the California Academy of PAs.
Christopher Sebastiani ’07 writes, “Robyn Sebastiani ’06 and I welcomed two new Broncos to our family on March 4! Our twin girls, Reagan Rose and Harper Hanson, were born healthy at 11:13 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. We can't wait for what the future holds for these beautiful girls and look forward to including them in our SCU community.”
Molly Scudder ’07 married Kyle Haynes on July 25, 2015 in Sonoma, California. The wedding party included Annie Scudder Gabillet ’06, Lauren (Martinez) Britts ’07, and Brooke Simonson ’07. The couple lives in Lafayette, Indiana. Molly earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2014 and is an assistant professor of political science at Purdue University.
Maren Lovgren '06 married Marcos Moreno '07 on December 3, 2016 at the Saratoga Foothill Club in Saratoga, CA. The ceremony was officiated by John Sabine '07 and included over a dozen fellow alumni and several dozen donuts.
Ever Leon ’07 is a teacher at St. Martin of Tours School in San Jose and enjoys working in a close-knit community. He’s done numerous theater productions in the Bay Area and trained at ACT in San Francisco. He is applying to the psychology Ph.D. program at the University of San Francisco. Most recently, he moved to Mountain View with his partner and is enjoying the city’s diversity.
Ross Dakin ’07 has moved to New York City following the completion of his appointment as a Presidential Innovation Fellow under the Obama administration.
Lauren (Feeney) Brown ’07 and Colin Brown welcomed their son, Henry Feeney Brown, on Feb. 16, 2017. Henry was delivered by Dr. Sara Pauk ’07 in Seattle, Washington.
Caroline Robinson '08 was recently named Associate Producer of the Disney XD animated television series, Star Wars Rebels.
Jennifer Leung J.D. '08 received The Young Alumnus Rising Star Award from Santa Clara University School of Law. The award recognizes individuals and organizations in the community who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to encouraging the advancement of minorities in the legal profession or promoting equal access to the administration of justice for individuals. She is Employment Counsel at Juniper Networks, in Sunnyvale.
Regina Clark ’08 married John Holleman, a class of 2008 Georgia Tech alumnus, on Jan. 28, 2017, in Gilroy, California.
Amanda Martin Bates '08 married Daniel Bates on June 4, 2016 at Mission Santa Clara surrounded by their family and friends. Reception followed at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose. Fellow alumnae in attendance included: Allison Walewski '08, Grant Cassingham '08, Kiely Nose '08, Terri Bowles Reynolds '08, Hannah McCarthy Crowder '08, Andrew Shepard '03, Julianne Hausle Garnett '00, and Dave Garnett '98. Other alumnae include: Lisa Fiscalini Hausle '75 and Steven Hausle '74.
Lauren Baines ’08 has joined the de Saisset Museum as its assistant director. Baines arrives with experience from the nonprofit arts sector within Silicon Valley, working with institutions like Cardboard Box Theatre Project, Montalvo Arts Center—Lucas Artists Residency Programs, the Palo Alto Art Center, and ongoing work with genARTS Silicon Valley. She has held teaching assignments with the dance department at Mills College and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University. She is an avid supporter of the arts and has managed countless public programs associated with exhibitions, arts education programs, artist residencies, and contemporary art exhibitions—in addition to developing comprehensive marketing plans, websites, and social media platforms. She is also a professional choreographer and dancer who presents her work throughout the Bay Area under the company Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre.
On June 3, de Saisset Museum Assistant Director Lauren Baines ’08 premiered Something About Chairs (a seat at the table/a seat of one’s own) at San Jose’s Theatre on San Pedro Square with her company Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre. The performance featured alumnae dancers Claire Calalo ’07, Julia Canavese ’08, and Jessica de Leon ’09, and utilized chairs as props to symbolize sources of power and the challenges of accessing it. In addition to movement, the piece featured spoken word elements that explored the social obstacles to being heard as well as incorporated the dancers’ personal stories and excerpts from Witold Rybczynski’s 2016 book Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History.
In 2016, Kevin Albanese ’96, J.D. ’08 was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal‘s Power Executives. He is President and CEO of Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. Construction, which was founded by his grandfather. Kevin has served on several industry associations, including United Contractors, and is currently a member of the Contractors' State License Board, appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown '59. His trajectory also exempliifies the company motto of "just get it done." He continues to run a small law practice.
After seven years of dating, Tyrus Abram ’08 and Cristina Ramos ’10 married on April 15, 2017. The wedding party included fellow Broncos Ryan Romanchuk ’08, David Stanton ’08, Greg Moore ’08, Michael Laubenthal ’08, Megan Lyons ’08, and Nicole Ramos ’12.
Ben Rice '09 is the Associate Manager for Consumer Electronics at Walmart eCommerce.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen ’06, J.D. ’09 and her husband James welcomed their second child, Eleanor (Ellie) Marie, on Dec. 19, 2016. Ellie joins big sister Samantha, 3, as the latest San Jose Sharks fan in the family.
Paul Breucop ’06 and Lizette Faraji ’09 joyfully welcomed their daughter, Phoenix Azadeh Breucop, to the world on Feb. 21, 2017.
Bryan Donaldson ’09 is the brewing innovation manager at Lagunitas Brewing Co., working closely with various departments to ensure that Lagunitas stays on the forefront of the brewing industry. After completing his master’s degree in brewing and fermentation science at UC Davis, he interned at Anheuser-Busch and worked as a brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. At Lagunitas, he also assists specialty brewing in testing new recipes and ideas—and his favorite brew is whatever is currently in his hands—or A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Bryan lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Karen, and dog, Apollo. He is also the Napa/Santa Rosa Chapter president of the SCU Alumni Association.
Paige Baird (Fujiu) '09 and Kevin Baird are pleased to announce their marriage on October 28, 2016 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Other Santa Clara Alumni in attendance included Jordan Crary '09, John Beadle '09, Megan Allen (McCormick) '09, Erica Swoboda (Mawbey-Lance) '09, Mark Swoboda Jr. '09, and Alexandra Zaretsky '09. Paige is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at a private practice, and Kevin is the bassist of indie band, Two Door Cinema Club. They are looking forward to moving full-time to London, United Kingdom, in the spring of 2017.
On May 21, 2016, Brittani Conley '10 and Stephen Archer '09 were married at a vintage bed and breakfast in Northern California amongst loved ones, including many fellow SCU alums from classes '07-'13.