New to the board

Matthew E. Carnes, S.J., M.Div. ’03 has been assistant professor of government at Georgetown University since 2009 and is the recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching and faculty excellence. He received his doctorate in political science from Stanford, where he also received his bachelor’s in international relations. A Jesuit priest since 2003, he was a Jesuit scholar-in-residence at Unity Residential Learning Community at SCU from 2004 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2012, and coordinated student immersion trips to Tijuana, Mexico.

Erick Berrelleza, S.J., serves as a pastoral minister at St. Mary–St. Catherine of Siena Parish, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and researches with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. His previous appointments have included advocacy for asylum seekers with Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich, Germany, and work in the Dominican Republic and Uruguay. He taught religious studies at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose from 2010 to 2012 and has served on special assignment at the president’s office at SCU.

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At Our Feet

History lives within the walls of Mission Santa Clara de Asís. 

Staring Into the Fire

Not your typical summer break. Henry Jones ’23 forewent a cushy office internship and beach vacations to fight fires in the Pacific Northwest.

The Gardens Kenny Built

Santa Clara photography professor Takeshi Moro pays tribute to the owner of an East Bay Japanese-American nursery by photographing the gardens of longtime clients.

Space: The Final (Ethical) Frontier

From settling the moon to a deathly swirling cloud of space trash, Brian Green’s new book tackles the big questions of what’s right and wrong when it comes to space travel.