Class Notes | Obituaries
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Soccer star Aly Wagner '10 was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2016. Wagner played for the U.S. Women’s National Team for ten years and scored the winning goal in the NCAA championship final, winning SCU the first ever outright National Title. She has also won two Olympic gold medals and played in two Women’s World Cups. To be eligible for the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, an inductee must have developed his or her skills in Santa Clara County, played or coached for a county team or school, and represented the county as an individual athlete or contributed in some extraordinary way to the greater San Jose community in a sports-related program or project. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 2, at SAP Center at San Jose. Aly still resides in the Bay Area with her husband Adam Eyre ’04 and their four children.
Yudong Kim J.D. '10 has joined Holland & Hart’s Boise office. Kim is a patent attorney and engineer who focuses on IP protection for clients with complex technology and processes. He has particular experience in the semiconductor technology industry, having worked for over two decades at Intel Corporation as a process R&D engineer and manager. Kim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Zach WalkerLieb '11 named top 30 Under 30 Realtors in the world by Coldwell Banker International for the year of 2016. Zach lives in his home town, fabulous Las Vegas.
Marisa Plescia '11 is currently living in France and Italy completing her graduate studies in cosmetic and fragrance chemistry. She has learned formulation of skin care products, color cosmetics, and perfumery and hopes to work in R&D.
Jason Maples J.D. '11, LLM '12 is a legal data expert for legal analytics and patent data science company Lex Machina. He previously served as a paralegal in the U.S. Army during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, where he handled military, criminal, administrative and humanitarian law issues and managed journalists embedded with combat units.
Kayla Berghoff '11, daughter of Eric E. '86 and Madeline M. Berghoff '87, married Michael Dessel '11, son of Annette M. Naughten-Dessel '80 in the Santa Clara Mission on July 23, 2016, with Fr. Michael Zampelli presiding. Their wedding party included fellow Broncos Phillip Craig '11, sister Tessie Berghoff '18, Gregory Semenza '11, Karl Dupont '11, and brother Garrett Berghoff '16. The newlyweds are now living in New York City, where Kayla is working towards her M.F.A. in acting and Michael is a full time physical therapist.
Mike DeMaria '12 recently launched a consumer mobile application on the iOS App Store, Grow Invest. The TechCrunch article can be found here: https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/29/grow-launches-its-app-for-socially-responsible-investing/
https://www.facebook.com/michael.demaria.1987 https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-demaria-40ab3b95 https://twitter.com/growinvesting http://growapp.us/
Ben Clarin M.S. '12 is a project manager at Electrical Power Research Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. The company brings together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity. Its ultimate goal is to provide society with safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity.
Giordano M. Capovilla '12 is enjoying his career at Deloitte in San Francisco, focusing on the growth of local technology companies. Having graduated a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he lives with brother Henry Eder '12 and brother William Rush '12, continuing to give back to the Iota Omicron chapter. He frequents the South Bay area, where he can be found front row of the Bronco basketball game supporting the new era of Coach Sendek.
Matt Blanco ’12, M.S. ’15, MBA '19 was invited to speak at the XXIV Annual Pacific Voice Conference, US Edition, held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in October. He also represented Santa Clara at the EU Edition of the XXIV PVC in Warsaw and Lublin, Poland, the same month.
Dewey Tieu MBA '13 is an associate relationship manager in Atlantic Trust’s San Francisco office, with more than five years of industry experience. In this role, Dewey works closely with senior relationship managers to implement investment solutions and provide wealth counseling services to individuals, families and foundations. Prior to joining Atlantic Trust, Dewey was a vice president and associate banker at Citi Private Bank, delivering investment and credit solutions and wealth planning services to affluent individuals, families and institutions. In addition, he is a Level III candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Gabriela Estephanie Solis ’13, after receiving her Masters In English Composition at San Francisco State University, successfully auditioned for and accepted a full two year scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame's Masters of Sacred Music Program. Recently Gabriela has performed throughout the Bay Area as a soloist and as an ensemble member with various groups.
Gabriela Estephanie Solis | Alto / Mezzo-Soprano https://gabrielaestephaniesolis.com
Briana Mitchell '13 is starring as the titular character in George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" at Mountain View's Pear Theatre.
As Mitchell explained to the Mercury News, the play is incredibly relevant.
“It deals with broad questions about humanity — What drives people? What is morality and what does that mean? But it’s a timely piece too, because it deals with socioeconomic status, with money and its impact on society, with power and how people use it.”
Mitchell, originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to the Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University in 2009, and now resides in Mountain View. She described her character, Major Barbara, as “a very complex, thoughtful and intentional person. She really cares about making a difference in the world, and being a part of something bigger than herself.”
Guy Marzorati '13 is the AM producer for The California Report and KQED News. He also works on KQED's California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED as an intern in 2013. He grew up in New York.
Angelica Escruceria M.S. '13 is a design engineer at Canopy Energy. On campus in November, she and Amit Patel '09, M.S. '11 gave a talk to the Energy Club about their work designing residential and agricultural solar projects.
Angela Choy MBA '13 is the co-founder and CEO of Edmission, a college planning site that empowers students and parents to get affordable, high-quality, and personalized college admission advice. Angela has spent her career helping organizations improve processes and drive efficiencies. She is a learner and reader. She loves entrepreneurship, startups, and women leadership. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of two. Follow her on twitter @angelahchoy.
Diane Keng ’14, M.S. '20 is the CEO & Cofounder of Breinify, the first personalization engine to suggest meaningful products to online shoppers based on time sensitive data collection. She has developed software for about five years and recently launched her startup’s innovation at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016.
Lillian C. Kautz '14, winner of the Anna Halprin choreography award from the SCU Dance Dept. and the SCU Quinn Martin scholarship for dance and theatre, is the new choreographer for StarStrucktheatre.org in Fremont, CA. She currently choreographed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for a cast of sixty.
Lillian Kautz on facebook and LinkedIn www.eternaldance.com