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2010

UGRD Leavey Business '10
Wu, Wai Sze (Grace)

Grace Wu '10 writes, "I have moved to Yangon Myanmar with my husband, Maung Aung Lwin Oo '11, and we are seeking investment opportunities in Myanmar. If anyone is interested in visiting or investing in Myanmar, feel free to contact us! It is an exciting and fast-growing country!"

Contact Wai Sze (Grace)
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=39832013
submitted Feb. 3, 2016 11:54P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Woody, Meghan (Madden)

Meghan (Madden) Woody '10 and Austin Woody '08 welcomed their son, James Hamilton Woody, on December 18, 2015 in Austin, TX.

Contact Meghan
https://www.facebook.com/meghan.madden
submitted Apr. 29, 2016 12:48P
'10
Petersen, Benjamin

Benjamin Petersen '10 and Leah (Torres) Petersen '10, both of Bend, Oregon, were married Aug. 15, 2015, at the Mission Church of Santa Clara. A reception took place at Valencia Hotel, Santana Row, in San Jose.

The groom is the son of David and Colleen Petersen, of Bend. He works at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The bride is the daughter of Victor and Iris Torres, of Tracy, California. She works as the director of operations at Red Jacket West. The couple honeymooned in Ixtapa, Mexico, in December. They will settle in Bend.

submitted Jan. 19, 2016 11:38A
'10
La Londe, Paul

Paul La Londe '10 joined SV Angel as an associate in 2014 and will be attending The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, starting in Summer 2016. 

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 12:34P

2011

'11
Zelletti, Nicole
Nicole Zellitti '06, J.D. '11 works in business development and marketing for the venture capital group at Cooley LLP. Prior to this role, she worked in business development at Orrick in San Francisco.
submitted Mar. 28, 2016 8:20A
'11
Yao, Amy

A self-described “renegade” whose heroes include Margaret Thatcher and the underdogs described in Malcom Gladwell’s David and Goliath, Amy Yao MBA '11 is a data science supply chain strategist for Seagate Technology. This role is partly due to the challenging courses and inspiring faculty at the Leavey School of Business. She says her coursework, including one exploring neuroscience and sales and one called “Spirits of the New Workplace,” continues to open doors to new fields. “Learning regression analysis in John Heineke’s class has paved the way to my involvement in data science today,” she notes.

As supply chain strategist at Seagate, she is deploying big data methods to ensure the hard drive leader is the first to utilize advance planning systems, and was recently a speaker for the Gartner Supply Chain Forum.

 

She also sees the supply chain management function becoming central to profitability, especially in the global technology capital of the world.  “Supply chain management is so much more than the traditional notion of warehousing and physical distribution. It’s an exciting discipline that has matured over the last few decades, and is about to be even more complex and interesting with the emergence of IoT (“Internet of Things”) and data science application for operations.”

Yao thinks SCU is perfectly positioned to create an emerging generation of supply chain managers, offering the only graduate degree in the discipline in northern California. “Silicon Valley is teeming with companies that are competing in the high tech industry, which has characteristically fast product life cycle and thrives on innovation. Supply chain management is a great skillset to have to be an operational caretaker as well as a growth partner,” she says.

submitted Mar. 21, 2016 9:11A
'11
Wylie, Clare

In February, Clare Wylie '11 participated in a STEM panel at the School of Engineering's "Imagining the Future State of STEM" conference. Clare currently works at Lyra Health, a digital health company in the Bay Area, as Service Operations Manager. Lyra Health’s mission is to transform mental health care through technology with a human touch — to get more patients the care they need when they need it. She works for a fellow Santa Clara graduate, Steve Blake '86

submitted Feb. 29, 2016 10:48A
'11
Wirth, Megan

Megan Wirth '11 writes, "I cannot believe it's been five years. Just yesterday, we were 'running' the streets of Bellomy and roaming the beautiful Santa Clara campus. Today, I am inspired by all of the people I was lucky to graduate with. Through social media, I feel a continued closeness with my classmates and a sense of pride as I follow their accomplishments day by day and year after year. Cannot wait to see all of my fellow Broncos again in the near future!"

Contact Megan
Faceboo.com/megwirthyy
submitted Feb. 26, 2016 5:38P
GRD Leavey/MBA '11
Oseguera, Liz (Courter)

Liz (Courter) Oseguera '06, MBA '11 recently married the love of her life (whom she met at SCU while working there), Michael Oseguera, on Sept. 10, 2015, in San Diego, California, with three of her best SCU friends by her side: Kate (Goethals) Barbero '06, Micaela Esquivel '06, and Dan Erwin '06After working in the SCU Athletic Department for 5.5 years while getting her MBA at SCU, she left to pursue a marketing position at Marketo. She recently moved to San Diego with her husband from the North Bay and now works remotely for Marketo. 

Contact Liz
6029998022
submitted Feb. 2, 2016 3:33P
GRD Law '11
Mosier, Christopher

Christopher Mosier '11, J.D. '14 is an associate attorney specializing in complex business litigation and insurance coverage at Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook in downtown San Jose. Chris is a board member for the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at Santa Clara University and co-chairs the 2011 Grand Reunion Committee.

Contact Christopher
?https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophermosier?
submitted Dec. 15, 2015 3:44P
'11
Girdner, Robert

Robert "Bert" Girdner '11 and his wife, Cicily, proudly welcomed a baby girl, Abigail Grace Girdner, on Feb. 8, 2016. The Girdner Family hopes Abby will be a fourth-generation Bronco, following in the footsteps of her father, her grandfather (Gregory Girdner '83), and her great-grandmother (June Girdner, who attended from '57-'59 as a nursing student). Godparents are Gregory Semenza '11 and Sara Jones M.A. '16.

submitted Feb. 29, 2016 1:44P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '11
Gagnon, Jessica

Jessica Gagnon M.A. '11 just completed her PhD in education at the University of Sussex. Her doctoral thesis was titled: "Born to fight: The university experiences of the daughters of single mothers who are first-generation students in the United Kingdom." She earned an uncommon unconditional pass/no corrections following her viva voca/defense. Her research was recently featured in The Times Higher.

Contact Jessica
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessgagnon
submitted Apr. 25, 2016 9:29A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '11
Fitts, Diana

Diana Fitts '11 has published two books,  Your Focus Formula and What Next? She has launched a business helping others achieve their goals and live with no limits at dianafitts.com.

Contact Diana
Website: dianafitts.com Facebook: facebook.com/DianaAFitts Twitter: twitter.com/nolimits_diana
submitted Feb. 15, 2016 11:22A
UGRD Leavey Business '11
De Leener, Adrien

Adrien De Leener '11 signed a pro contract with WRT Audi for the Blancpain Endurance Series (european endurance racing). He completed his MBA at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School this past April.

submitted Mar. 7, 2016 3:27P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '11
Arthur, Amanda

Upon graduation, Amanda Arthur '11 co-founded a mobile application with her father. Aimed at helping local businesses communicate to their customers, OptTown got a first round of venture capital funding in 2012. The app was launched at Santa Clara, much as Mark Zuckerberg tested out Facebook at Harvard. Twenty-five of Santa Clara's favorite businesses participated, from Blinky's, to Blondie's Frozen Yogurt, to Wicked Chicken (formerly known as Cluck You). After Santa Clara, the company targeted U.C. Davis, where the college atmosphere and demographic provided an even more receptive audience. By June 2013, Arthur and her team of sales reps signed up an additional 350 businesses and 25,000 unique users to downloaded the app. The OptTown technology was acquired in early 2014, and Arthur transitioned to work for a pre-IPO startup in San Francisco, named MuleSoft. She now runs global training and enablement for their inside sales department. She lives in San Francisco.

Contact Amanda
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandacarthur
submitted Dec. 16, 2015 11:02P

2012

'12
Wagner, Kurt
Kurt Wagner ’12 has been writing almost daily for the past four years. "It's somewhat funny to think that, despite all I've learned in the four years since graduating from SCU, my most memorable story was one I wrote as a Santa Clara junior in my Journalism Capstone (COMM 196) class with Senior Lecturer Barbara Kelley. The story was called "Dreamers" and documented a little-known scholarship program that Santa Clara's Jesuits offer to undocumented immigrants looking for a college education. The story was tough to report—not many people talked openly about the scholarships—but it was incredibly rewarding.
"Looking back now, I think what makes the story so special to me is that I was writing about something that truly mattered to people. Students who were part of the program trusted me with their personal stories. It was a chance to talk openly about something that few people even knew existed."
Wagner served two years as the editor-in-chief of The Santa Clara. He is now a senior editor at the business and tech publication Recode, where he covers social media, including companies like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn.
 
 
submitted Mar. 28, 2016 11:58A
UGRD Engineering '12
Sizemore, Michael
Michael Sizemore '12, M.S. '14 is a business analyst for Sunrun, a San Francisco–based residential solar electricity provider. He was introduced to solar energy in his first year at SCU through the 2009 Solar Decathlon House. Mike and his team worked on the 800-square-foot solar-powered Refract House (located between Malley Fitness Center and Campus Safety), which went on to win third place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. Recently Mike worked in Pune, India, to design an off-grid solar panel refrigeration system for low-income local farmers through Villgro Innovations Foundation.
 
Creative solutions (like the off-grid refrigeration system Mike and his team designed) are needed to succeed in the renewable energy industry. For the future of renewable energy, Mike envisions a “free and distributed system where everyone can choose the best way to support themselves and more specifically, being able to produce the type of energy you want to produce where you want to produce it.”
submitted Feb. 19, 2016 12:00P
'12
Dawson, Abram
Abram Dawson ’12 (economics major and international business minor) was listed on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for venture capital in 2016. Dawson was building mobile apps as an aspiring entrepreneur when he met SV Angel and they asked him to join on as an intern in 2012. By the following year, he was investing full time. He's sourced Product Hunt, Taptalk, Clearbit, Outlier, LaunchKit and Readme, while also working with Vidme and Mindie.
 
submitted May. 2, 2016 9:44A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '12
Barnes, Kelly (Schaller)

Kelly (Schaller) Barnes '86, M.A. '12 is the director of Christian Service at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. She and husband, Mike Barnes '85, will celebrate their 30th anniversary in July.

Contact Kelly
Jesuithighschool.org
submitted Dec. 14, 2015 7:24P
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