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2003

GRD Law '03
Gresser, Cynthia

Cynthia (Nulman) Gresser J.D. '03 has been promoted to chief deputy district attorney for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office. Gresser has been a deputy district attorney since 2006. During that time she successfully prosecuted a variety of serious cases including murder, criminal street gang crimes, major sex crimes, major narcotics, domestic violence, and elder abuse crimes. Cynthia was recognized as Deputy District Attorney of the Year in 2011 and received the Santa Maria Elk's Law Enforcement Appreciation award for Outstanding Performance in 2015.

Cynthia currently supervises all deputy district attorneys assigned to the Santa Maria and Lompoc offices.
submitted Mar. 14, 2016 11:44A
GRD Law '03
Alberts, Patricia (Ball)

Patricia Ball Alberts '98, J.D. '03 married Erik Alberts on February 20, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. SCU Broncos who helped them celebrate included "bridesman" Jarvis Murray J.D. '03, Erica Gomes '98, Jennifer Pitts '98, Joe Delucchi '98, Erik Johnson '98, Steven Armstead '98, Daniel Womac '98, Nikki Womac '00, Carolyn (Lees) Metnick J.D. '03, and Amanda Fornwalt J.D. '03. Patricia and Erik both practice law in Los Angeles and reside in Santa Monica.

Contact Patricia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-ball-alberts-3876331?trk=hp-identity-name
submitted Apr. 22, 2016 4:13P

2004

'04
Stokke, Katherine (Quevedo)

Katherine (Quevedo) Stokke '04 has been published in the fantasy anthology Myriad Lands: Volume 2: Beyond the Edge. In addition to writing speculative fiction, she works as an analyst in Beaverton, OR, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Contact Katherine
I write under my maiden name, Katherine Quevedo. Website: www.katherinequevedo.com
submitted Jul. 20, 2016 11:09A
'04
Reiley, Carol

Carol Reiley ’04 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” Reiley is developing artificial intelligence for self-driving cars, helping to usher in a new era of urban mobility. Reiley is the cofounder and President of drive.ai, a artificial intelligence self-driving car startup that recently closed its Series A fundraising round.

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:48A
GRD Law '04
Malik, Alia

Aila Malik J.D. '04 is a founder of Venture Leadership Consulting (www.ventureleader.org). An experienced leader, she collaborates with venture-ready organizations to reimagine their places within the education, correction, and community-based organization sectors. 

She is a member of the California Bar Association. Among other accolades, she was a recipient of the 2011 ABA Child Advocate of the Year Award. During her undergraduate career at UC Santa Barbara, she studies environmental science, professional writing, and music.

Aila has dedicated over 20 years to supporting and educating youth in many contexts including: homeless shelters, mentally disabled homes, juvenile justice system, foster care and mainstream public schools. In that time, Aila has served as a non-profit executive for high performing non-profits, an experienced trainer in the community-based organization, education, and correction sectors, an adjunct lecturer for Juvenile Justice courses at both Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln Law School, and recently a children’s author (www.pocketmommy.org).

A Bay Area native and Mountain View resident since 2002, Aila has been active in the local community. She is currently the Vice Chair of Mountain View’s Human Relations Commission (active since 2013), graduate of Leadership Mountain View (Class of 2015), and member of the League of Women Voters (2016). She was the Challenge Team John Gardner Honoree of Los Altos Foundation (2014), the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce’s Young Athena Award recipient (2015), and the 2016 Mountain View Champion for Youth.

Aila’s greatest motivation for community involvement is her desire to model civic engagement for her three kids. Her ultimate dream: To eliminate gaps of disparity so that ALL of our kids have opportunities to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:26P
'04
Hill, Karolyn
Karolyn Hill M.A. '04 is a fourth-grade teacher at Queen of Apostles elementary and middle school. She was born in Santa Clara, and raised in San Jose, California. Mrs. Hill has taught Jr. Kindergarten through Adults in various subjects and curriculums. She’s taught 5th and 6th grade multiple subjects/homeroom, Jr. Kindergarten-8th grade Spanish, and ESL to adults. In 2008 she took time off to stay at home and raise her family, and in 2012 came back to teaching part time with the Diocese of San Jose, Cupertino Union School District, and Campbell Union High School District. Outside the classroom Karolyn Hill enjoys traveling with her husband, Jimmy, and 3 daughters who attend Queen of Apostles School. They have made it a “rule” to travel outside the U.S., once a year. She also enjoys reading, exercising, and dancing.
submitted Jul. 24, 2016 2:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Caron, Lindsay (Westby)

Lindsay (Westby) Caron '04, '07 launched her Etsy shop, MyCatholicHome.etsy.com and published her first book, The Little Way for Parents of Little Ones (available on Amazon). She works as a family faith formation consultant, writes at inspiredforthejourney.com, and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, James, and boys, Luke and Levi.

Contact Lindsay
https://www.etsy.com/shop/mycatholichome https://inspiredforthejourney.com http://www.littlewayfamilyfaithformation.com littlewayfff@yahoo.com
submitted May. 29, 2016 3:31P

2005

UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Pearson, Erin

Erin Pearson '05 (music major & soccer player), released an Amazon bestselling book: 10 Reasons Your Kids Don't Practice Their Music: And What Parents Can Do About It. This book takes a unique and interdisciplinary approach to the problem of music practicing frequency in beginning grade school age music students. Drawing on concepts from neuroscience, parenting, personal organization, systems theory, behavioral psychology, and various other educational learning theories, this book introduces principles that will help you develop a plan for music practicing with your kids and help them achieve their goals (workbook included). Ebook: https://amzn.com/B01JMN5514 Paperback: https://amzn.com/153548036X.

Contact Erin
facebook.com/erinpearsonmusic Instagram.com/eepmusic twitter.com/eepmusic www.erinpearson.com www.eepmusic.com
submitted Aug. 8, 2016 9:43A
'05
Osborne, Leslie

Leslie Osborne '05 and Ricky Lewis were married Nov. 21, 2015 in a private ceremony in the Mission Church. They had a bigger wedding on Jan. 22, 2016, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

submitted Mar. 14, 2016 10:17A
'05
Osborne, Leslie

Leslie Osborne '05 has been inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletics Hall of Fame. One of the most decorated athletes in school history, Osborne was a three-time first team All-American and 2004 Honda Award winner, as the nation's top women's soccer player. She was also a two-time WCC Player of the Year (2003-04) and earned spots on the 2001 and 2004 College Cup All-Tournament team. Orborne was instrumental in leading the Broncos to the 2001 National Championship, as well as the national semifinals in 2002 and 2004. Only five players in school history have more postseason goals than Osborne who ranks seventh in the Santa Clara record book in both career goals (44) and points (122). Her jersey (No. 10) is one of only four to be honored by Santa Clara and she was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor in 2014.

The native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was a longtime member of the U.S. National team and competed in the 2007 FIFA World Cup. She also competed professionally for eight seasons (2005-13) with FC Gold Pride, Boston Breakers, and Chicago Red Stars, serving as team captains for all three organizations. Her jersey was retired at Santa Clara in 2011 and for the Boston Breakers in 2015. In her second year as Santa Clara's assistant athletics director for intercollegiate sports and student-athlete leadership, Osborne has a number of other interests, including serving as a national advisory board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, an official ambassador for Puma, and TV soccer analyst for FOX Sports. Osborne is also the co-founder of Sweat Cosmetics.

submitted May. 12, 2016 7:02P
GRD Law '05
Fletcher, Ram

Ram Fletcher '01, J.D. '05 and Rob Bohn '91, J.D. '94 are excited to announce they have moved their law practice, Bohn & Fletcher, LLP, to a beautiful new office located at 333 W. Santa Clara St., Suite 620 in San Jose, California. They will continue their civil litigation practice pursuing justice for people seriously injured or killed as a result of the wrongdoing of others.

Contact Ram
www.bohnlaw.com https://twitter.com/Bohnlaw https://www.facebook.com/bohnlaw/
submitted Jul. 2, 2016 11:16A
'05
Duchesne, Michelle (Donecho)

Michelle (Donecho) Duchesne '05, M.A. '10 and Chris Duchesne '06 welcomed their first child, Elizabeth "Betsy" Lee Duchesne on March 23, 2016.

submitted Jul. 5, 2016 12:35P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '05
Delgadillo, Robert

Robert F. Delgadillo M.Div. '05 recently received a Ph.D. in theology and church history from Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, California. His dissertation, “A Study of El Censor: A New Perspective of the Catholic Church in the Spanish Enlightenment” examines El Censor, the essay periodical published in Madrid from 1781 to 1787, shedding new light on the study of the religious Enlightenment, especially in the context of the Roman Catholic Church. The dissertation passed with distinction because of the quality of the translations and its insightful analysis. His conclusion is that it was possible to be enlightened and Catholic at the same time. Originally from Los Angeles, Robert Delgadillo credits his mother for teaching him to read and write Spanish at an early age.

submitted Jun. 12, 2016 8:21A
GRD Law '05
Ahmed, Nafiz
Nafiz Ahmed J.D. '05 is a criminal defense lawyer and partner at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law. Nafiz has offices in both Redwood City and San Jose. Prior to founding Ahmed & Sukaram with professional partner Shari Sukaram, Nafiz was a high school athlete, competing in both junior varsity and varsity football as well as leading the varsity wrestling team as captain.
 
While attending law school, Nafiz participated in Honors Moot Court, a program that allows students to compete both internally and against other universities to showcase their research and legal writing skills as well as their oral advocacy talents. It was during his time in legal competition that he developed a strong interest in constitutional and criminal law. This passion for defending the rights of others is what lead Nafiz to practice criminal defense and represent clients facing criminal charges including DUI, domestic violence, firearms offenses, and drug crimes.
 
Nafiz’ dedication and passion for law makes him stand out among other defense lawyers in California. He is also on the NRA referral list for his work defending clients against firearms charges and has advanced DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training to better defend clients facing DUI charges in California. Since forming Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, Nafiz and Shari have successfully defended more than 3,000 clients in criminal cases in the San Francisco Bay Area. Due to his true love of law and successful practice, Nafiz has won a number of awards including being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star the past five years in a row, 2012 to 2016, as well as a Top Lawyer in California in 2013. He also has a perfect 10 out of 10 AVVO rating.
 
submitted Mar. 15, 2016 4:47P

2006

'06
Zelletti, Nicole
Nicole Zellitti '06, J.D. '11 works in business development and marketing for the venture capital group at Cooley LLP. Prior to this role, she worked in business development at Orrick in San Francisco.
submitted Mar. 28, 2016 8:20A
UGRD Leavey Business '06
Payer, Katie (Roberts)

Katie Payer '06 is celebrating the one year anniversary of starting her own consulting practice. For the past year, she has provided program development and organizational design services to companies in Colorado and California. She creates and delivers detailed programs and curriculum, and also enables organizations to use their resources most effectively. The experience has been exciting and fulfilling, allowing her to stay plugged into the work world and also balance spending time with her 1-year-old daughter

submitted Jun. 14, 2016 2:24P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Maldonado, Jenica (Mariani )

Jenica (Mariani) Maldonado '06 and her husband, Adam, welcomed their first child, Joseph Gabriel, into the world on Jan. 6, 2016. Jenica is a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office. The family lives in San Francisco.

Contact Jenica
Jenica.d.maldonado@gmail.com
submitted Mar. 4, 2016 5:23P
UGRD Leavey Business '06
Lerma, Eduardo (Lerma)

Eduardo Lerma '06 has started as the director of outreach at the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Previously he was with U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (CA-46). He married Johanna Heilman on Oct. 24, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. They live together in Washington, D.C.  

Contact Eduardo
12024251608
submitted Mar. 7, 2016 1:10P
'06
Kinder, Kristin

Kristin Kinder '06 is an environmental consultant, specializing in zero waste. She and her sister have also started a new business together, KinderInk (lovekinderink.com). They make wedding (and baby shower) thank you notes easier for the bride and groom and meaningful for the guests. They are having a blast helping couples share gratitude!

Contact Kristin
www.lovekinderink.com
submitted Jun. 22, 2016 9:40P
UGRD Leavey Business '06
Haase, Hillary (Boller)

Brent Haase '08 and Hillary (Boller) Haase '06 joyfully welcomed their second future Bronco, Samuel Logan Haase on May 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm. Sam - 5 pounds, 14 ounces, 20 inches - joins big brother Louis (21 months) and Ollie (German Shepherd) at home with his parents in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

submitted May. 30, 2016 11:18A
'06
Green, Amy (Whelan)

Amy (Whelan) Green '06 and Bryan Green welcomed Jackson Matthew Green on April 8, 2015.

submitted Jun. 17, 2016 8:50A

2007

'07
Kianerci, Alelah

In June, Alaleh Kianerci J.D. ’07 joined Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to unveil legislation that would toughen penalties for sexually assaulting an unconscious person. This move was in response to the controversial Brock Turner case, for which Kianerci was the prosecuting attorney.

submitted Jul. 7, 2016 9:40P
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