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2006

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

2007

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Villalobos, Sarah (Boskovich)

Sarah (Boskovich) Villalobos '06 married Nicolas Villalobos at the Seascape Resort in Aptos, California, on Aug. 29, 2015. Fellow '06 classmates Kristin Siem Matthews, Mary Nadine Kane, and Kate Hitchcock '05 were bridesmaids.

submitted Feb. 2, 2016 4:54P
'07
Klingvall, Kristin

Kristin Klingvall MBA ’07 has joined DZH Phillips, one of the largest regionally based accounting and advisory firms in the Bay Area, as director of the firm’s Bridgeway Outsourced Accounting group in its Burlingame office. Most recently, Klingvall was controller for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where she had primary responsibility for all accounting-related activities, including payroll, grant administration, fund and project accounting, purchasing, tax compliance and reporting. Klingvall is actively involved with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Oracle Financials Strategy Council and Oracle Procurement Customer Advisory Board.

 
submitted Feb. 6, 2016 5:22P
'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
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
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

2008

'08
Sesma, Melissa
Melissa (Lomeli) Sesma '08 has been hired as administrative assistant to the president and vice president of Central Coast College, in Salinas, California.
 
Sesma graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor of science degree in political science and a bachelor of arts degree in French. This May, she will be graduating from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with a Master's in Public Administration.
submitted Mar. 15, 2016 4:30P
'08
Marquez, Stephanie

Stephanie Marquez '08 just accepted a position with Best Buddies International as the Director of Alumni Relations in Miami, FL. It is a brand new position where she will be charged with creating an Alumni Association, Alumni Board of Directors, and other new initiatives involving the Best Buddies Alumni. Best Buddies International is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD). 

Contact Stephanie
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniemarquez1
submitted Jun. 7, 2016 5:41P
'08
Lamp, Marilena

Marilena Lamp B.S. '08, MBA '14 has joined the Donor Relations team at SCU as assistant director, responsible for University recognition societies and programs (President's Club, Loyal Bronco, etc.) and capital recognition (plaques, signage, and other naming opportunities). While an undergraduate at Santa Clara, Marilena led and facilitated training for student Orientation leaders. Since then, she has worked in marketing and sales for the San Jose Giants, Le Boulanger, and Testarossa Winery.

submitted Mar. 21, 2016 8:53A
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Juarez, Martin
Martin Juarez MBA '08, vice president of operations at Infoblox, can be counted among the numbers of people in Silicon Valley who made the transition from engineering to business, and he gives much of the credit to the MBA program at Santa Clara University School of Business.
 
Juarez earned a degree in electrical engineering and computer science and began a long career at Hewlett Packard. He started as an engineer, working on products, and enjoyed the technical challenges, but soon found himself fascinated by business challenges as well.
 
He enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Santa Clara. “All my classmates had careers and were looking to enhance their toolbox with business-related skills. The curriculum had a great deal of relevance to the issues faced by Silicon Valley companies, and the faculty was reflective of the leaders of Silicon Valley.
“And something else I really appreciated was the Jesuit value system with an emphasis on ethics and giving back. I had enough work and life experience to know that it’s not all about advancing in your career and making money. The program fit with who I was.”
 
“Santa Clara offers a very pragmatic program that gives a set of skills and a perspective for solving problems collaboratively. You don’t graduate from there with a Lone Ranger mentality.
 
“The program teaches you to see things from multiple dimensions. Sometimes what seems like a technical problem can have its roots in an organizational problem, which in turn is linked to a human relations issue. We were taught to look at problems holistically and try to get to the root cause, and that it takes the whole team to solve the problem. You can’t leave anyone out.”
 
Not long after Juarez earned his MBA, HP underwent a major restructuring and offered employees financial incentives to leave. He’d been there long enough to qualify and decided to move on and look for another position. That’s where the network of people he’d gotten to know at Santa Clara became invaluable.
 
In 2012 Juarez was hired in the operations division of Infoblox, a rapidly growing company that provides software and hardware to help businesses manage their networks. He began as a supply-chain director (a subject Santa Clara is known for teaching well), and when his boss left a year and a half later, Juarez was named vice president of operations for the company.
 
The job requires him to work with a wide range of people to make sure the supplies the company orders will work from an engineering, financial and operational standpoint, which necessitates truly understanding the relevant issues in each area.
 
submitted May. 2, 2016 10:23A
'08
Austin, MJ

Mary “MJ” Austin MBA ’08  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.” Her best advice for others: Always do the best that you can—even if you don't like the role you are in—and you will be recognized/rewarded in the future.

 

 

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:25A

2009

'09
Zeidan, Jennifer

Jennifer Zeidan ’09 writes, "After five years as a production engineer at Cisco TV and two years as a broadcast engineer establishing Al Jazeera's newest digital venture “AJ+," it was time to move from television to film.  I am now a media systems engineer for Industrial Light and Magic, the visual effects division of Lucasfilm (Yes, we’re working on Star Wars!).  I also freelance as a broadcast technician for MLB Network and MLB.com.  This past October I spoke on a panel at the annual Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers Technical Conference and Exhibition regarding increasing diversity in entertainment technology and our paper was published in the latest SMPTE journal."

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 11:30A
GRD Leavey/MBA '09
Ravichandran, Aruna

Aruna Ravichandran M.S. ’98, MBA ’09 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.” If Ravichandran wasn't working in tech, she'd be a kick-ass mixed-martial arts instructor…

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:34A
'09
Major, Amanda

Dr. Amanda Major '09 is now in her third year of private practice as a general dentist in Sonoma County. She writes, “In my free time, I serve as treasurer on the board of my local dental society and spend my Fridays teaching the next wave of future dentists at UCSF School of Dentistry. I also enjoy road cycling and will be participating in several 100-plus-mile riding events this year.”

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 11:52A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Bratcher, Nicholas

Caroline Freytag '09 and Nick Bratcher '09 were married in San Francisco on October 3, 2015. Having met in Swig freshman year, it was fitting that over 25 SCU alumni were in attendance, including 7 in the wedding party. They now live in Hong Kong.

submitted May. 20, 2016 1:29A
UGRD Engineering '09
bass, nicholas

Nicholas Bass '09 writes "Moved to Texas and started a new job!"

submitted Apr. 21, 2016 7:51P

2010

UGRD Leavey Business '10
Wu, Wai Sze (Grace)

Grace Wu '10 writes, "I have moved to Yangon Myanmar with my husband, Maung Aung Lwin Oo '11, and we are seeking investment opportunities in Myanmar. If anyone is interested in visiting or investing in Myanmar, feel free to contact us! It is an exciting and fast-growing country!"

Contact Wai Sze (Grace)
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=39832013
submitted Feb. 3, 2016 11:54P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Woody, Meghan (Madden)

Meghan (Madden) Woody '10 and Austin Woody '08 welcomed their son, James Hamilton Woody, on December 18, 2015 in Austin, TX.

Contact Meghan
https://www.facebook.com/meghan.madden
submitted Apr. 29, 2016 12:48P
'10
Stowe, Rochelle

Rochelle Stowe '10 works at EnviroIssues, an agency dedicated to developing and executing comprehensive public involvement, strategic communications, and outreach plans and programs by tackling some of the thorniest public policy and environmental issues of our day. Rochelle works to improve relationships with stakeholders, from elected officials to neighboring restaurant owners. Her projects are diverse and range from designing public meetings for wastewater infrastructure to building websites about regional mass transit expansion. She thrives on finding creative solutions to any public involvement challenge. Every weekend, she joins fellow Seattleites in pools around the city for some good old-fashioned water polo, reminiscent of the days she spent competing for the Broncos.

 

 

submitted May. 30, 2016 1:01P
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