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1990

'90
Park, Jeff

It has been nearly 10 years since Jeff Park J.D. ’90 partnered with Hemant Habbu to form Habbu & Park Inc. Park’s practice covers a variety of areas, including contracts and multiple areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, whistle blowing, misappropriation of trade secrets, leaves of absence, and other areas of employment law.

He has successfully represented and advised hundreds of clients with employment and contract matters and has aggressively pursues his clients’ rights and interests to achieve the best possible outcome. He writes that his unique perspective as both an attorney and mediator allows him to understand both sides of a dispute for more effective results.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:53P

1991

'91
del Rosario, Carina

Carina del Rosario ’91 created the visual art installation The Passport Series, which explores identity, discrimination and the history of identity documents. While trained in print journalism, she considers herself a cultural worker and a teaching artist. She writes: “The experience of completing any identity application makes the lesson clear: This is how the U.S. government has conferred rights on some people and denied them for others.” to complete the art installation, she took the five most common questions asked on identity applications, reframed them into more open-ended questions, set up temporary passport offices, and invited people to fill out her reimagined passport application. Read more about this project here.

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:57P
'91
Fogel, Karrolyne

Associate professor of mathematics Karrolyne Fogel ’91 received the 2017 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Honors Convocation at California Lutheran University on April 25. The award recognizes professors who are held in high esteem by their peers, students, and the rest of the university community. Fogel joined the Cal Lutheran faculty in 1998. The Thousand Oaks resident teaches upper division electives for math majors as well as classes for non-majors. She also educates aspiring elementary school teachers through an interdisciplinary educational studies program and serves as the director of the mathematics single subject program for those planning to become high school math teachers. She was the chair of the mathematics department for eight years. In addition to serving as an academic adviser and mentor to math majors and minors, Fogel is adept at helping undeclared and transfer students identify and transition into fields of study. Fogel’s background is in algebraic number theory and her current research is in graph labeling. She also enjoys the mathematics of voting and has mentored student projects in that topic at Cal Lutheran and introduced the subject to local elementary school students. She has served on the leadership team for the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Math Conference, which was recognized in 2015 by the American Mathematical Society as a mathematics program that makes a difference. She is a member of the governing board of the Southern California–Nevada section of the Mathematical Association of America. Fogel received her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

submitted May. 10, 2017 1:49P

1992

'92
O'Brien, Micki
O'Brien, Micki

Micki O’Brien ’92, CEO and co-founder of Aligned Education, gave a TEDx Talk at Bellevue College. Titled “Tapping Your Superpowers,” the presentation referenced the impact neurotypical and neorodivergent concepts have on education, and how the larger culture tends to focus on getting kids to fit in a “normal box.” With the TEDx mission of spreading worthy ideas in mind, O’Brien argues that we can create a “new normal” that celebrates the uniqueness of each person—one with more authenticity and love.

Contact Micki
Watch her TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/vYlI3JjZyE0 Visit her company website: www.AlignedEducation.com Twitter: @AlignedEd Facebook: www.facebook.com/alignededucation/
submitted May. 14, 2017 9:37P
'92
Garcia, Larry

Larry Garcia ’92 leads the financial planning practice of the Pacific Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. He has extensive knowledge and experience in retirement, business succession, estate, education, and philanthropic planning strategies. He takes special care in establishing a big-picture view of clients’ overall goals and develops planning strategies that often include the input of their other trusted advisors, such as CPAs, estate and business planning attorneys, trustees, and insurance professionals.

 

Having achieved multiple industry designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Garcia has a breadth of wealth management experience that enables him to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients.

Garcia played intercollegiate volleyball for Santa Clara University and the University of London. He and his wife, Kelley, are the parents of two daughters, and they live in Kirkland, Washington. He is a board member of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, and he manages the volleyball program at Holy Family School.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:47P

1993

'93
Woytowitz, Pete

In February, Pete Woytowitz Ph.D. ’93 presented “Printing the Next Revolution—Materials, Software, and Additive Manufacturing” as part of the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series. Woytowitz heads the algorithms and modeling group at Arevo Labs. He specializes in software development and modeling and optimization—including thermal, stress, and materials modeling. Prior to joining Arevo Labs, he served as director of computational modeling at Lam Research. He has worked at Failure Analysis Associates, Loral Space Systems, and Boeing Commercial Airplane Company. Woytowitz is also an adjunct professor at SCU and a California-registered professional engineer. He has three U.S. patents and more than 40 papers in the open literature to his name. 

submitted Feb. 21, 2017 8:20A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Day, Lena (Sousa)
Book cover of "A Journey Through My Soul (Poems From My Youth)"

Lena Sousa Day M.A. ’93 has written A Journey Through My Soul (Poems from My Youth). These lyrical poems range from her teenage years through adulthood and include the excitement of early love relationships, experiences on friendship and betrayal, desperately missing a loved one stationed overseas, and what it might feel like to be handicapped. Available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

submitted Jul. 7, 2017 3:36P

1994

'94
Purdy, Douglas

In March, Doug Purdy ’94 and his wife premiered the feature film, Quality Problems, at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival in San Jose, California. This marks the couple’s feature film debut, in which they also star. A comedy, the film is about the power of laughter and love in overcoming breast cancer while raising a family. Purdy writes he was very happy to premiere this film so close to SCU.

submitted Mar. 2, 2017 9:01P

1995

'95
Rabang, Chris

Chris Rabang ’95 oversees resort operations, strategic planning, and owner relations as the new general manager of the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Hawaii. The resort opened in April 2017.

submitted Mar. 14, 2017 3:28P

1997

UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
von der Mehden, Heidi

Heidi von der Mehden ’97, husband Matt Harris, and big brother Stephen welcomed baby Michael Vincent Harris to the world on Feb. 4, 2017. The family is looking forward to the big reunion weekend in the fall!

submitted Apr. 5, 2017 11:35A
'97
Pachmayer, Karen (Mion)

Karen (Mion) Pachmayer ’97 is excited to be back on campus as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering. She resides in San Carlos with her husband and three young children.

submitted May. 2, 2017 3:07P
'97
Glasser-Hedrick, Jeree

Jeree Glasser-Hedrick ’97 was appointed deputy treasurer for Retirement Security and Housing Policy. In this position, Glasser-Hedrick plays an important role in transforming and enacting housing policy in California. Previously, Glasser-Hedrick worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the Sacramento Housing and Redeveloment Agency.

submitted Jun. 7, 2017 2:29P

1998

'98
Ravichandran, Aruna

Aruna Ravichandran ’98, M.S. ’08 is vice president of global marketing and strategy at CA Technologies. She has more than 20 years of experience building and marketing products in various DevOps markets spanning all walks of the software development life cycle. Starting her career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard 22 years ago, Ravichandran has since worked to promote DevOps best practices and help organizations address key challenges facing DevOps, such as cultural changes and metrics needed for success. Prior to CA Technologies, she worked at Juniper Networks, where she held executive leadership roles in marketing and engineering.  She frequently blogs for SYS-CON Media, Wired Insights, Tech Target, Information Week, DevOpsDigest.com, DevOps.com, and Cloud Tweaks. She has presented at Gartner Symposium 2016, Gartner ITOM 2014, Gartner Data Center 2014, DevOps Summit 2014, Cloud Expo 2014, CA World 2014, 2015, and HP Discover (2008–2012). Ravichandran is the author of several articles and publications as well as the book DevOps for Digital Leaders. In 2016, she was named one of the top 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley Business Journal and received the 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council. 

submitted Mar. 14, 2017 3:35P
'98
O'Brien, Steve

Steve O’Brien ’98 has been named deputy director of athletics at San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, O’Brien worked with the athletics departments at the Naval Academy, UCSB, and SCU. A former member of the SCU men’s cross-country program, O’Brien earned a B.A. with honors as a history and economics double major. He also earned a law degree from the University of Southern California and worked as a finance and real estate attorney. While working at SCU, he provided academic support and compliance assistance for student-athletes before serving as executive director of the Bronco Bench Foundation.

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:58P
'98
Jimenez, Tomas
Jimenez Book Cover

Tomás Jiménez ’98 published his second book, The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life (University of California Press). He is an associate professor of sociology with tenure at Stanford University.

submitted Jun. 13, 2017 6:58P
'98
Cannon, Joe

Joe Cannon ’98 was inducted into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame in April. Known as one of the best goalkeepers in Santa Clara’s program history, he was a three-time All-West Coast Conference honoree and a two-time All-Far West Region selection. He is the new head coach of the Earthquakes’ premier development league affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC.

submitted Apr. 25, 2017 1:23P

1999

GRD Law '99
Verbica, Peter

Peter Coe Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 has been promoted to assistant vice president and senior financial advisor for a wealth management group at a major investment bank. In March, he published three books: The Missing Tales of Sherlock Holmes, Eighty-Eight Lost Haikus (under a different pen name), and Speak Easy and Other Poems. His Sherlock Holmes short stories were praised by novelist Elizabeth McKenzie as "clever and addictive and supremely well done."

submitted Feb. 22, 2017 5:11P
GRD Law '99
Verbica, Peter

Peter Coe Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 has four daughters; his eldest is at Georgetown in D.C., his second works for the Smithsonian in Panama, his third studies at West Chester, and his youngest resides in Germany. Verbica’s wife is an avid trail runner, placing No. 1 for women overall in a number of races this year. He serves as an assistant VP at a top-tier investment bank in its wealth management group and was recently elected president of the California Congress of Republicans. 

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 4:17P

2000

UGRD Arts & Sciences '00
Liebertz, Daniel

Danny Liebertz ’00 joined Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Liebertz and his wife look forward to becoming involved in the local community and enjoying everything the great Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Contact Daniel
425-822-0300 www.yarrowbayplasticsurgery.com https://www.facebook.com/yarrowbayplasticsurgery/ https://www.instagram.com/yarrowbayplasticsurgery/
submitted May. 10, 2017 11:17A

2002

'02
Manatt, Joe

Joe Manatt ’02 and Alexandra Manatt welcomed their first child, Theodore “Teddy” Richard Manatt, on Feb. 11, 2017. The family resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

submitted Apr. 20, 2017 10:01A

2003

'03
Waxman, Aaron

San Francisco Business Times has named Aaron Waxman ’03 one of its 2017 40 under 40 award winners. Part of the leadership team for wealth management firm B|O|S, Waxman has helped shape the vision for a company considered a top RIA and financial advisor by Forbes and Financial Times. He also serves on the board for nonprofits Headlands Center for the Arts and Stern Grove Festival Association. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, drawing, and pillow fighting with his two children—and walking his dog, Mr. Wilson. Stroll down memory lane long enough, and you’ll learn he was once an accomplished classical pianist.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:55P
'03
Pereyda, Rob

Rob Pereyda ’03 is vice president of VIZ Media. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, and expert in the field of Japanese entertainment, including anime, manga, and video games. His career spans a variety of corporate positions centered around unlocking the potential of Japanese intellectual property across the world, including business development, licensing, strategy, marketing, creative, production, and more.

Pereyda is member of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council (PGA NMC) and on its Weekend Shorts Committee, International Committee, and Education Committee Northwest. He is also a professional member of ASIFA-Hollywood (the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association, also known as “Association Internationale du Film d'Animation”).

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:47P
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