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UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Moreno, Marcos

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.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 6:19P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Leon, Ever

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.

submitted May. 1, 2017 12:07P
UGRD Engineering '07
Dakin, Ross

Ross Dakin ’07 has moved to New York City following the completion of his appointment as a Presidential Innovation Fellow under the Obama administration.

Contact Ross
submitted Apr. 30, 2017 11:14P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Brown, Lauren (Feeney)

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.

submitted Apr. 27, 2017 2:40P


UGRD Leavey Business '08
Robinson, Caroline (Robinson)

Caroline Robinson '08 was recently named Associate Producer of the Disney XD animated television series, Star Wars Rebels.

submitted Jan. 9, 2017 6:24P
Leung, Jennifer

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.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:40P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Leon, Ever
see year 2007
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Kowert, Rachel (Kowert)

The world of video games can be a treacherous place for many parents. Always in the forefront of the press, the intersection of video games, violence and antisocial behavior worries many parents, but a lot of the studies released to the public give a very narrow glimpse into the effects of video games. Inspired by her time at SCU, Rachel Kowert M.A. '08 wrote her new book, "A Parent's Guide to Video Games," which sets out to provide moms and dads with a reliable resource of information and advice backed up by over 100 scientific studies on video games and the way they affect physical, social, and mental development among children. "A Parent's Guide to Video Games" investigates the issues of video game addiction, worsening ADHD symptoms through extended game play and the correlation between aggression and violent games. A graduate of the University of York, Dr. Kowert doesn't just look into some of the potential negatives of game play; she also investigates the positive ways that video games can impact children. This guide will help parents look at all the information the scientific community has gathered as they try to decide what games to choose for their children and whether they want their kids playing games at all. Her hope is that this book will become a guidebook for parents, teachers, and clinicians who are concerned about the ever increasing media consumption (especially of video games) for young children and adults.

Contact Rachel
Website: Twitter: @linacaruso
submitted Dec. 1, 2016 9:55A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Holleman, Regina (Clark)

Regina Clark ’08 married John Holleman, a class of 2008 Georgia Tech alumnus, on Jan. 28, 2017, in Gilroy, California.

submitted Feb. 12, 2017 4:36P
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Bates, Amanda (Martin)

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.

submitted Jan. 19, 2017 9:41P
Baines, Lauren

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.

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:42P
Albanese, Kevin

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. 

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 11:48A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Abram, Tyrus (Abram)

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.

submitted May. 5, 2017 9:40A


Rice, Benjamin

Ben Rice '09 is the Associate Manager for Consumer Electronics at Walmart eCommerce.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 11:15A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '09
Kowert, Rachel (Kowert)
see year 2008
GRD Law '09
Jensen, Leslie (Maglione)

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.

submitted May. 15, 2017 2:56P
Faraji, Lizette

Paul Breucop ’06 and Lizette Faraji ’09 joyfully welcomed their daughter, Phoenix Azadeh Breucop, to the world on Feb. 21, 2017.  

submitted Apr. 4, 2017 11:53A
Baird, Paige (Fujiu)

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.

submitted Jan. 18, 2017 10:43P
UGRD Engineering '09
Archer, Stephen

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.

submitted Feb. 1, 2017 2:53P


Zwart, Baylee

Baylee Zwart ’10 designs 18k-gold fine jewelry that helps benefit ocean-related causes. Partnered with the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center—whose mission is to save and rehabilitate endangered marine mammals—for every purchase made, 10 pounds of food is donated to the Center. Zwart’s collections are presented each season at Paris and New York Fashion Week and are sold at luxury retailers including Matches Fashion, Moda Operandi, Dover Street Market, and through her own website, Before starting AZLEE, Zwart led sustainability in product design at TOMS—a shoe company that donates one pair of shoes for every purchase made.

Contact Baylee
To learn more, please visit
submitted May. 23, 2017 5:18P
Reed, Cassandra (Ilich)

On Sept. 24, 2016, Cassandra Anne Ilich Reed ’10 married Shaun Michael Reed in front of 200 guests in a traditional Serbian Orthodox ceremony, presided by Father Tumbas and Father Bunjevic at the home of the bride’s parents, Chateau Summerset, in the wine and gold country of Northern California. Cassandra, 28, is a marketing professional in Evergreen, Colorado. She graduated cum laude with multiple degrees (B.S. in political science, B.A. in French and German, minors in Spanish and international studies). Shaun, 34, is a P.E.-licensed mechanical engineer in Denver, Colorado. He graduated with a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. The couple enjoyed a monthlong African honeymoon on safari in Ethiopia, sailing around Seychelles Islands, and touring Morocco. They now reside at their home, Sierra Dorado Ranch, in the Rocky Mountains of Golden, Colorado.

Contact Cassandra
You can read the New York Times article about our wedding here:
submitted Mar. 5, 2017 2:08P
Navarro, Richard

Richard Navarro ’10, M.S. ’12 is working on Google’s [e]Team, where he focuses on the sustainable operation of the company's European and Asia-Pacific–U.S. facilities. At SCU, he was the electrical lead on the Refract House, the entry to win 3rd place in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, for which he designed the electrical system and its solar arrays. This past March, he returned to the Mission campus to give a presentation on sustainable opportunities in office spaces at an Engineering Club event.

submitted Mar. 8, 2017 3:35P
Kahl, Linda (Wuestenhube)

Linda (Wuestehube) Kahl J.D. '10 is senior counsel and director of OSI (Ownership, Sharing, and Innovation) at the BioBricks Foundation, a public benefit organization whose mission is "to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open and ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet." Linda’s work focuses on legal frameworks, policies, and infrastructure for the development of foundational biotechnologies that will enable local biological solutions to global challenges in healthcare, agriculture, energy, and the environment. 

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 11:56A
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