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Christine Winge ’00 has been appointed executive director of AMP Media in Monterey. Winge, a longtime Monterey Peninsula resident, comes to AMP Media from the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda, where she served as the senior director of operations. Her background includes broadcast news, fund development, consulting and operations. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from SCU and a bachelor’s degree in social science from UC Berkeley. When she’s not working, Winge enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and traveling.
Danny Liebertz ’00 joined Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Liebertz and his wife look forward to becoming involved in the local community and enjoying everything the great Pacific Northwest has to offer!
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Emree Syrah Gaylord was born to April Valenzuela Gaylord ’00 and University of San Diego alumnus Timothy Gaylord on April 27, 2017. The couple married on April 7, 2017, at Pajaro Dunes Beach in California.
Casey Costello ’00 and Jennifer (Sticinski) Costello ’00 welcomed their third child, Morgan Irene Costello, on April 14, 2016. She joins big brothers Mason and Cooper.
On Nov. 9, 2017, Danielle Slaton ’02 will be inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. As captain of the 2001 women’s soccer national championship team, a 2000 Olympics silver medalist, and a 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup bronze winner, Slaton has spent her career helping lead teams to success on and off the field. She is Santa Clara’s Coaching for Life Academy director and works as a soccer analyst for NBC, Fox Sports, and the Pac-12 Networks.
Kristina Lawson J.D. ’02 joined Hanson Bridgett as a partner in its Walnut Creek and San Francisco offices, where she specializes in land use and environmental law. Previously, she was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.
Lindsey (Wylie) Kouvaris ’02 and Nick Kouvaris MBA ’07 welcomed their second child, Hannah Christine, on April 26, 2017. Big sister Emilia is her biggest fan.
San Francisco Business Times has named Aaron Waxman ’03 one of its 2017 40 under 40 award winners. Part of the leadership team for wealth management firm B|O|S, Waxman has helped shape the vision for a company considered a top RIA and financial advisor by Forbes and Financial Times. He also serves on the board for nonprofits Headlands Center for the Arts and Stern Grove Festival Association. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, drawing, and pillow fighting with his two children—and walking his dog, Mr. Wilson. Stroll down memory lane long enough, and you’ll learn he was once an accomplished classical pianist.
Sameer Khedekar J.D. ’03 was promoted to managing partner of Pearl Law Group in San Francisco, which handles the immigration needs of some of the world’s leading companies.
James Goodnow ’03 co-authored Motivating Millennials, which hit No.1 in three categories on Amazon, including business management. Goodnow is an attorney, Above the Law columnist, and Forbes contributor. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as SCU, where he majored in political science. Goodnow regularly provides legal and political analysis for national broadcast and print media, including CNN, CNBC and the Washington Post. He is a member of the five-person management committee at Fennemore Craig, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the western United States. You can connect with Goodnow on Twitter (@JamesGoodnow) or by emailing him at James@JamesGoodnow.com.
Sarina (Passarelli) Bronson ’03 and husband Greg were blessed with their fifth child on Aug. 8, 2017. Martha Clare is loved by her three big brothers and her sister, Lucy. The family lives in Rescue, California.
Karen Webb J.D./MBA ’04 was named one of the 2017 honorees for the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 list. Webb is a partner at Fenwick & West and specializes in brand strategy and the protection of brand assets. She has worked for high profile companies like Twitter and Fitbit and managed their brands and trademarks on a global scale. Additionally, Webb offers pro bono legal services.
Callie (Reger) Abrahamowicz ’04 and husband Andrew welcomed daughter Kaibrie Anne on Nov.17, 2016. She joins big sister Ainslie. The family resides in Bellevue, Washington.
Christine M. Pham ’05, J.D. ’11 was named a 2017 honoree of the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. Pham works for NASA at the Ames Research Center and serves as an attorney-advisor in the office of the chief counsel. Additionally, she is the president of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation.
Anirban Kundu M.S. ’05 was named a 2017 honoree for the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. He serves as the CTO of Evernote and previously worked for Yahoo.
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.
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.
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.
Timithie (Gould) Norman ’06 is celebrating her second work anniversary with the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles, a new operation headed by executive director and SCU regent emeritus Kathleen (Habing) Anderson ’72 and led by Board President and SCU Trustee Louis Castruccio ’60. Also working to support the Foundation are Broncos Louise Damberg ’74 and intern Kara Duncan ’17.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen ’06, J.D. ’09 and her husband James welcomed their second child, Eleanor (Ellie) Marie, on Dec. 19, 2016. Ellie joins big sister Samantha, 3, as the latest San Jose Sharks fan in the family.
Brooke M. Simonson ’07 is teaching English at the Jesuit high school Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. She is engaged to Thomas Juarez, the son and grandson of Santa Clara alumni. The couple resides in New York City but consider themselves “bi-coastal” as they regularly travel back to the West Coast (best coast!) to visit family and friends.
James Servino ’07 moved from Washington, D.C. to the U.S. Territory of Guam after nearly a decade working for LGBT equality as an associate director at the Human Rights Campaign. He serves as chief of staff in the Guam legislature for Senator Régine Biscoe Lee. Guam is also home to Speaker B.J. Cruz J.D. ’75 and Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson J.D. ’79.