Following the Path

Cecilia Cai ’14  knows what it means to be a singer.

Studying abroad brought the pieces together for Cecilia Cai ’14. At SCU, she studied music performance, urban education, and Italian studies. It was in Italy in 2013 that she found opera. “That was when I realized what opera was and what being a singer really meant,” Cai says. “I didn’t fully shift my path at that time, but I started working toward becoming an opera singer.” This fall that shift brought her to Verismo Opera, where she tackled Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Brava!

post-image Cecilia Cai ’14 splits her time between the Bay and abroad as she works as an opera singer. / Image courtesy Cai
Teaching Empathy, Growing Peace

Seeing war and studying for his Ph.D. taught Bill Stover that empathy can make peace possible. It’s something he spent the rest of his life teaching others. 

Growing Support

Jay MacIntosh ’86 kickstarted a nonprofit to help former foster kids make the transition to adulthood.

Stopping Stigma

Srisruthi Ramesh ’17 works in Southern India to eliminate stigma associated with important parts of a woman’s life. 

Collecting Success

Following stints as a scriptwriter on Happy Days to producing Hannah Montana, Barry O’Brien ’79 is tackling his biggest role yet as showrunner of The Bone Collector TV adaptation.