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Chris DeMartini ’05 and Megan (Koppes) DeMartini ’05 welcomed their third daughter, Olivia Kathleen, on Oct. 20, 2017. Olivia joins big sisters Abigail, 6, and Madelyn, 3.
Jennifer Cheng J.D. ’05 is vice president and general counsel at Adverum Biotechnologies, where she has worked since 2015. Previously, she served as patent counsel at global pharmaceutical company Allergan and at other biotechnology companies.
Jessica (Frank) Brown ’05 and husband Peter Brown welcomed their daughter, Charlotte Austen Brown, on Oct. 12, 2017. Charlotte weighed in at 7 lbs. and measured 19.75 inches long. Charlotte joins big brother Connor, who is 2 years old. The family is happily adjusting to their family-of-four status at home in Walnut Creek.
Jennifer Bradford ’05 transitioned this year from the Chicagoland area back to Silicon Valley. She is a new adjunct lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at SCU. Bradford is excited to connect and work with so many other SCU alumni in the Bay Area as a project manager, performer, and on the alumni board. The love extended from other Broncos has made the transition back to the Bay Area easy.
Michael Yang J.D. ’06 is a partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, where he works in the firm’s compensation and benefits group.
John T. Shepard ’06, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’16 was awarded a doctorate in mechanical engineering from after completing his thesis, “A Framework for Collaborative Multi-Task, Multi-Robot Missions” under the supervision of Christopher Kitts.
Anita Phillips ’06 and Trevin Phillips ’06, along with daughter Mae, welcomed baby girl Margot on May 26, 2017. The family lives in San Francisco.
Katie (Roberts) Payer ’06, along with husband Brian and daughter Caroline, welcomed Blake Jase Payer on July 18, 2017. The family of four lives in Denver, Colorado. Payer continues her role as the Denver alumni chapter president and just joined the national SCU alumni board. She is looking forward to continuing her involvement with Santa Clara and raising future Broncos!
Elizabeth (Bugarin) Palumbi ’06 married Anthony Roberts Palumbi near her alma mater in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park on March 5, 2016. Several Broncos were in attendance and were members of the bridal party. The newlyweds reside in Orangevale, California, and look forward to building a life together.
Annie (Heise) Kelly ’06 and husband Chris Kelly, a graduated of University of Notre Dame, welcomed their first child, Patrick Frederick Kelly, on June 4, 2017. The family lives in San Francisco.
Jack Gillum ’06 has joined the rapid-response investigative team at The Washington Post. He digs deeper into news of the political world and beyond—and comes to the paper by way of the Associated Press investigative desk in Washington, D.C., where he landed significant exclusives by scrutinizing digital media. Gillum’s investigative reporting for AP included uncovering that Hillary Clinton’s private emails were hosted on a server in her Chappaqua, New York, home and that Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock spent taxpayer money and campaign funds on air travel with donors. At SCU, he got his start as an editor for The Santa Clara.
Paige (Rossetti) Abdelmalek ’06 and husband Andy Abdelmalek welcomed a baby boy, Anthony Logan, on Aug. 18, 2017. Paige and Andy both work at Google in Los Angeles.
Josh Zuniga ’07 and Emily Wetherley ’09 welcomed Jasper James Zuniga to the world on July 7, 2017. “We brought him to Grand Reunion this year all the way from Salt Lake City!” writes Josh.
Parents Patricia (McGlynn) Reiss ’07 and Eric Reiss welcomed Houston Thomas Reiss on July 3, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bobby Rasmussen ’07 recently moved in with girlfriend and fellow Bronco Stephanie Petersen ’09. He writes he’s still dominating on the tennis court by competing for the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Go Broncos!
Hendrik Pretorius J.D. ’07 joined Pearl Law Group to chair its high growth practice. Pretorius oversees immigration solutions for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs.
Pauline Koo ’07 welcomed baby boy Austin Chester Koo on June 24, 2017. The family lives in Los Angeles, California.
Mary Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 and her husband welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 7, 2017. His big sister was so excited! The newly expanded family lives in Newberg, Oregon.
Kristina Chiapella Poulter ’09 and Stuart Poulter ’08 of Pacific Grove welcomed their first child, Ella Catherine, into the world on March 24.
Esther Armendariz Ludlow M.A. ’08 recently celebrated the first anniversary of her podcast, “Once Upon a Crime,” which has been downloaded more than 2 million times. Ludlow writes, produces, and edits the weekly true crime podcast independently. “Once Upon a Crime” has been written up in The Mercury News and Entertainment Weekly, and Ludlow has been a featured speaker at historical societies and other community organizations. She is working on her first book about a true crime case that took place in her hometown.
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Victoria (Fraser) Frank ’08 and husband Matthew welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Emma Claire, on Aug. 22, 2017.
Julie Erickson ’08 and Tommy Kelly ’08 welcomed baby boy Liam on Oct. 1, 2017. The newly expanded Kelly family lives in San Francisco.
Kristin (Russell) Brock ’08 writes, “Baby Hannah and Kylie Layne were born!”