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Marie Bordeleau M.A. '04 is principal of St. Hilary Catholic School, in Tiburon, CA. Marie is thrilled to serve the Saint Hilary community as the school principal. Her son, Charlie, is enjoying second grade at Saint Hilary's. She is also entering her second year as a doctoral student at Creighton University where she is study Interdisciplinary Leadership. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking with Charlie and his dog, Moe, traveling, going to see her beloved Giants and 49ers, visiting with friends and just embracing all of life's many blessings.
Dr. Stefanie Hirano-Ali '04 is a dual board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist serving patients in Joliet and Downers Grove, Illinois. In addition to dermatopathology, she also specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Her hobbies and interests include painting, tennis, and travel. Dr. Ali and her husband, who is a radiologist, are excited to be in the Chicago area with their daughters and love serving the community.
Vanessa Garcia '05 married Kevin Zakes at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, CA in a New Year's Eve ceremony on 12/31/2016.
After law school, Anthony Soldato '05, J.D. '08 worked for a real estate litigation firm in San Francisco. His practice focused on landlord tenant disputes, purchase-sale disputes, and local land use disputes. After moving to Seattle, he worked for a litigation defense firm handling matters from class-action/mass tort defense to pre-litigation defense of civil rights and general liability claims. Mr. Soldato joins the firm as an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Klinedinst PC. Mr. Soldato is a civil litigator who focuses on public entity and insurance defense. Mr. Soldato handles litigation and pre-litigation claims regarding personal injury, civil rights violations, real estate issues, and business torts, on behalf of cities, counties, and business entities.
John Robertson '05 is an investor relations manager at CrowdStreet, commercial real estate technology startup in Portland, Oregon. CrowdStreet provides a crowdfunding marketplace that connects individual and professional investors with institutional-quality real estate investments.
Actress, host, and beauty queen Jennifer Field '05 was born and raised in San Jose, California, and graduated from Santa Clara University, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Miss Field holds the title of Miss Asian America 2006-2007, and is half Korean, half English-Irish-German. A host for Kore Asian Media, Ideate TV, and CarHub, she also recurs on Dish Network's Sangre Negra starring Erik Estrada and Eric Roberts and co-stars on Chance, the new psychological thriller on Hulu starring Hugh Laurie. For leisure, Jennifer enjoys reading, writing, and snowboarding. An avid hiker, she annually vacations to one of the nation’s beautiful National Parks. She has visited nearly every national park and monument in the western United States. Jennifer hopes to build a career in entertainment which includes becoming a successful, respected actress who takes on challenging work that in turn helps audiences empathize with and have compassion for people from all walks of life.
Nicole Cuevas (Adamski) '05 married Robert Cuevas in a beautiful ceremony at Mission Santa Clara on July 30th, 2016. Many Bronco friends and family were in attendance. The couple honeymooned throughout the Mediterranean and were honored to meet with Pope Francis and receive a marriage blessing at the Vatican. Robert is an electrician foreman and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and Nicole works in finance in Silicon Valley. The couple resides in San Jose.
Matthew Reardon '06 and Katrina Welch-Reardon '06 joyfully welcomed the birth of their first son, Liam Jack Reardon, on June 10th, 2016.
Kyle Stanhouse M.S. '06 and Ignacio Mas Ph.D. '11, along with mechanical engineering professor Christopher Kitts, had a book chapter published regarding new work on multirobot system control: "Time-Energy Optimal Cluster Space Motion Planning for Mobile Robot Formations" in Recent Advances in Robotic Systems.
Joe Ritzo '06 is in his 11th season as the "Voice of the San Jose Giants." Ritzo began with the San Jose Giants (Minor League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) while a freshman at Santa Clara in 2003 broadcasting select home games on the radio before moving into a full-time role prior to the 2007 season. He has also served as the club's Director of Broadcasting since 2010. Ritzo has additional broadcast experience calling games for Stanford University baseball, Santa Clara University soccer and women's volleyball as well as local college and high school basketball. The Palo Alto, CA native also handles the play-by-play of the 30 San Jose Giants television broadcasts on Comcast Hometown Network and co-hosts the "Inside the San Jose Giants" podcast. He enters the 2017 season having called over 1,500 San Jose Giants games.
Natalie E. (Evans) Nunnally '06, married Charles Nunnally on July 23, 2016, in an intimate outdoor ceremony in Lake Tahoe officiated by Paul Jockisch '06. Best Man and brother of the groom was Jonathan Nunnally '05, classmate Carolina (Garcia) Wagner '06 was Matron of Honor, and in attendance were classmates Benjamin Johnson '05, Elizabeth Luu '06, and Justin Ungson '06.
Months after drafting her first class note, Mayka Mei '06 moved to LA and changed work industries, thus negating everything mentioned in her previous update. She lives with her husband and dog.
Engineering firm L2F, co-founded by Shawn Lange M.S. '06, was named #237 on the Inc. 500 list, an annual ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. L2F drives innovation in manufacturing from laboratory stage to full-scale fabrication (Lab2Fab) by designing and building custom robotic-based production systems. More good news: L2F is the School of Engineering's KEEN industry partner for the quarter.
Daniel Figoni '03, MBA '07 and Elizabeth Figoni '06 welcomed their first child, Rose Cecelia Figoni, on July 11, 2016.
Leta Sanchez J.D. '07 practices law in Mount Vernon, Washington. Her prior immigration experience includes employment with a San Jose based immigration law firm and participation in Santa Clara's immigration law clinic, assisting low income clients.
Patricia (McGlynn) Reiss '07 got married at Concannon Winery on August 11, 2016, to Eric Reiss.
The Santa Clara Alumni Association welcomes Zach Plaza '07. an assistant director. Zach is focused on being an Alumni Relations regional expert, engaging our Bronco community and building relationships across the globe. Zach comes to us from nine years with the San Jose Sharks. From media relations to customer service and sales manager roles, it's fair to say he knows the Sharks well... but, he knows and loves the Broncos more! Zach truly identifies with the mantra "Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco" and couldn't be happier to be back on campus, contributing to the Alumni Association and serving the SCU community. Zach enjoys following his favorite Bay Area sports teams and spending time with his friends and family, especially his wife and their newborn son.
Zach will be managing the following chapters and groups: Central Coast, Fresno, India, Las Vegas, LGBTQ, Marin, Monterey/Salinas, New York, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and SCU Bronco Builders Association (SCUBBA).
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.
Julia also does catering and wedding/personal event management for private entities through sole-proprietorship of Cocoa N' Lola, LLC. She has a strong background in French pastry with more than three years of experience as the lead pastry chef for both retail and wholesale operations.
Pat Byrnes '07 married Allie (Paver) Byrnes '10 on April 2, 2016, at Mission Santa Clara - presided over by Fr. Mario Prietto S.J. '73, Fr. John Mossi S.J. '73, & Fr. Tony Sauer S.J. '71. More than 40 SCU Alumni were in attendance.
Caroline Robinson '08 was recently named Associate Producer of the Disney XD animated television series, Star Wars Rebels.
After moving to Germany with her family in August 2015, Mandy Pearson '08 started working as a project manager for ichhelfe.jetzt. ichhelfe.jetzt (which translates to "I help now") is an online platform that connects help organizations with volunteers who offer their time and in-kind donations in order to improve the care of refugees. Mandy recently represented ichhelfe.jetzt during the European Social Innovation Competition in Berlin and Brussels, where the project became one of the 10 finalists from more than 1,000 applicants.