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Reed (Dudley) Moll '01, husband Aaron Moll, and 2-year-old daughter Ledare welcomed their second child,William Alexander "Alex," on October 8, 2015.
Tania Rodriguez Alvarado '01 and her husband, Gonzalo Alvarado, moved to Austin, Texas, and purchased their first house in September 2015. They have three children together: Angelina, Isabelle, and Max.
Rafael Zavala '02 writes, "After eight years away from our native land, Pearl Barros '05, Violet Barros-Zavala (18 months), and I have finally returned from Boston, Massachusetts."
Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, welcomes Nicholas J.C. Santos, S.J., Th.M. '02, Ph.D. to its Board of Trustees. Fr. Santos brings a wealth of experience in Jesuit higher education. He is an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, and the co-director of Marquette’s social innovation initiative. He advises Marquette’s Alpha Sigma Nu chapter as well as the student chapter of Changemakers, which expands social innovation and entrepreneurship among students to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
A native of Pune, India, Santos holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in businessfrom the University of Pune; bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, also in Pune; a master’s in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Marquette University.
Prior to entering the Jesuits, Santos was an accountant for a chemical distributor and transportation company. As a Jesuit, he taught for eight years at St. Vincent’s College of Commerce in Pune, which has a special emphasis on providing business education to low-income students. He spent three years as a visiting scholar and post-doctoral fellow at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and was also involved with the Global Social Benefit Incubator program of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara.
Patrick Vallez-Kelly '03 is currently working as coordinator of liturgy at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo.
Amanda Haughs '03 was named one of PBS LearningMedia's 2015 Lead Digital Innovators. 100 K-12 teachers were recognized for their innovative use of digital media and technology in the classroom and the top 30 applicants were recognized as "leads" in the program. Amanda has taught for seven years as a classroom teacher in grades K-5. This year she begins a new position as a Math and Technology Integration Coach in Campbell Union School District.
Dan Winter ’04 has been accepted as a partner of California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. With more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, Dan has served a variety of technology industries including software, internet media and SaaS, networking equipment, intellectual property, semiconductor and life science. Dan has extensive experience with equity and debt financing, including public offerings, business combinations, revenue recognition and SEC reporting and compliance. Dan is the vice-chair of BPM’s Technology Industry Group and a member of the Technical Committee. Dan recently spent a month travelling in New Zealand with his wife, including hiking across active volcanoes and whitewater rafting.
Amy Theberge M.A. '00, '04 is the new co-principal at Harvest Park Middle School, in Pleasanton. Theberge has experience as principal of Alisal Elementary and Donlon Elementary, as a TVTIP coach, and as a classroom teacher. She earned her bachelor's from Cal State Chico, her master's in interdisciplinary education with a literary emphasis from Santa Clara University and, in 1999, her multiple-subject credential from Santa Clara University. In 2004, she also received her Administrative Credential as well as a 2nd masters in Education Administration from Santa Clara as well.
"I love dentistry and especially orthodontics," writes Krista Hirasuna '04, who recently purchased Orthodontics of San Mateo. "It gives me the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and truly make a positive difference in their lives by helping them get a more beautiful and lasting smile. I enjoy seeing my patients regularly and genuinely getting to know the person behind the smile. If you are in or around San Mateo, stop by to say hello!"
Kym Campbell '04 is the founder of Smart Fertility Choices, a website aimed at empowering women with the knowledge they need to battle infertility by covering a range of topics from natural fertility solutions and emotional support to assisted reproductive medicine and fertility preservation. She writes, "After four years of quietly struggling with infertility myself, I became motivated to be a voice for those dealing with the very common issue. Through the Smart Fertility Choices website and podcast I hope to be an advocate for women struggling with this difficult issue."
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Chris Wall '05 is an attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP in the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his wife, Claire, on Vashon Island.
Andrea Friaz Gallardo '05 completed her medical residency at U.C. San Diego, combined family medicine and psychiatry training, and has joined Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy full-time. She is happy to be back in the Bay Area after nine years away in Southern California.
Cristina (Guzman) Fierro '05 and Mark Fierro '05 welcomed their fourth child, Lorenzo Adrian Fierro, on April 2, 2015. He weighed 7lb and was 18.75 inches long. The family resides in San Jose.
Brandon Rasmusson '06 and Rachel (Greenberg) Rasmusson '06 welcomed a baby girl, Madison Lee, on August 15, 2015, in San Francisco.
Maria Patricia Miranda '06 writes that she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2013, and is now a practicing primary care doctor at Tri-River Family Health Center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. She is an assistant professor in medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School precepting medical students and internal medicine residents. She currently resides in Boston.
Eric Hutchins J.D. ’06 was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer magazine. He was honored in the intellectual property category for his work representing memory-cell maker Sidense in an infringement lawsuit, easing the way for defendants to obtain attorney fees when they prevail in patent litigation.
Toriana S. Holmes '06 is an associate at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C. She also volunteers with the Bar Association of San Francisco's Lawyers in the Schools Program and is active with the San Mateo County Bar Association.
Jacquelyn (Alexander) Dormandy '06 and her husband, Douglas, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Larissa Rose, on September 1, 2015. The family of three lives in Fremont, California.
Matt Skiba '07 married Haley Jorgensborg in Malibu, California, in April 2015. The two were married by close friend Sara Iino '06. Featured in the grooms party were 6 fellow Broncos: Daniel Rivera '07, Patrick Byrnes '07, Nick Lasater '07, Cannon Christian '07, Nate Bourque '07, and Drew Bolger '07. Matt and Haley also welcomed future baby Bronco Griffin Charles Skiba on July 30, 2015.
Casey (Kute) Schulz '08 was among six finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF competition in September. Casey is head of R&D for Preemadonna, a family of automated devices for designing and applying nail art. Preemadonna plans to crowdfund the first Nailbot on Indiegogo at the end of October.