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Perry, Jessica

Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00, was among this year’s winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 award, which honors “the best and brightest young leaders who are shaping our region’s vibrant future.” Lawson is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Read full article here.

submitted Feb. 25, 2012 11:20A
Perry, Jeff

Jeff Perry '97 was promoted to Vice President of Enterprise Hardware at Oracle, where he manages a number of sales teams. His position has brought him back to the SCU campus where he spends time recruiting and hiring recent grads. Jeff and Jessica Perry '97 have three children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 10:29A
Perry, Jessica

Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00 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. Perry, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park, CA, represented venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a high-profile trial last year defeating gender discrimination claims brought by former partner Ellen Pao.

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:45A
UGRD Leavey Business '97
Paulson, Brian

Brian Paulson '97, marketing manager at Juniper Networks, and wife Michelle MA '05, welcomed twin boys, Colby and Zachary, on July 15th, 2010. They join older sister Dana (4) and brother Ethan (6).

submitted Dec. 7, 2010 4:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Pariani, Alison (Ehrich)

Alison (Ehrich) Pariani '97 and husband Steve welcomed identical twins Elena Rose and Siena Marie on May 23, 2011. They join older brothers Jordan (15) and Marco (2). The family lives in Burlingame.

submitted Oct. 11, 2011 6:50A
Pachmayer, Karen (Mion)

Karen (Mion) Pachmayer ’97 is excited to be back on campus as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering. She resides in San Carlos with her husband and three young children.

submitted May. 2, 2017 3:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
OReilly, Catherine (Bloem)

Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 who lives with her husband in San Diego is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Sophie Catherine on March 4th 2010. Sophie joins two year old brother Shay Louden.

submitted Dec. 7, 2010 3:07P
O'Reilly, Cate (Bloem)

Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 and husband Rob O'Reilly are delighted to announce the birth of their third child Chloe Clare O'Reilly born January 26th 2012. Chloe joins big brother Shay Louden (3) and big sister Sophie Catherine (1). The family lives in San Diego where Cate is taking a break from medical social work to be at home with the kiddos and Rob is a manager for Mercedes Benz.

submitted Apr. 22, 2012 5:52P
UGRD Leavey Business '97
O'Grady, Giovanna

Giovanna Gaitan O’Grady ’97 and Kevin O’Grady ’96, welcomed their second child, a boy, Callum O'Grady on June 20, 2013. He joins big sister Carine, who's 2 years old. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Sep. 9, 2013 9:11P
O'Callahan, Elizabeth

Elizabeth O'Callahan J.D. '97 was named on The Recorder's 2016 list of Women Leaders in Tech Law. The annual listing celebrates the recent achievements of lawyers from all practice areas whose work is focused on tech companies and issues and includes firm leaders, trial lawyers, dealmakers, in-house counsel on the cutting-edge, and thought leaders from government and academia. Elizabeth is VP of Legal at NetApp.

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 10:15A
Nunez, Guisselle

Guisselle Nuñez ’97 is now director, External Affairs, KQED Silicon Valley. She's responsible for developing and executing KQED’s strategic engagement and communication initiatives in Silicon Valley. She will still continue to teach marketing courses at the University of Phoenix and volunteer as a mentor, startup/small-business marketing consultant, and more.

submitted Jul. 25, 2014 9:36A
GRD Law '97
Norris, Laura

Laura Lee Norris J.D. ’97 has been named founding director of the new Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic at Santa Clara's School of Law. 

Initially, the clinic will represent entrepreneurs with some connection to Santa Clara University, such as alumni or students running start-up ventures. The clinic will serve the dual purposes of providing SCU-affiliated startups with high-quality, affordable legal help, and giving SCU Law students real-life exposure to legal issues that confront high-tech or other Silicon Valley companies.
In addition to her role as clinic director, Norris will be an assistant clinical professor overseeing a group of law students who will work in the clinic. The students will counsel early-stage Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in legal interactions including business formation, financing, contracts, and intellectual-property transactions.
submitted Apr. 8, 2013 4:38P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Murray, Tina (Johnson-Cohen)

Tina (Johnson-Cohen) Murray B.S. '90, M.B.A. '97 and her husband, Kirk, live with their two children in Los Gatos, CA. Tina continues to consult on Agile Software.

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:23P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Murray, Tina (Johnson)

Tina (Johnson) Murray ’90, MBA ’97 lives in Los Gatos with her husband, Kirk, and her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. Tina continues fundraising for her daughter's local public school, and recently joined the board of directors of the Skylar Hadden Foundation to ensure program funding for her son's school program for children with Asperger's and ADHD. Tina is also serving on the Grand Reunion Committee for her class of 1990.

submitted Feb. 28, 2015 9:25A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Mortenson, Autumn (Cossi)

Autumn Mortenson ’97 writes, "I'm going back to school! MFA program in Dance at UC Irvine starting Fall 2014!"

submitted Sep. 8, 2014 5:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
McPherson, Misha

Misha McPherson '97 accepted the role as COO of ShareRoot, where she's currently heading up sales, marketing, product, and business operations. Since graduating from Santa Clara with a degree in English, she has gone on to help scale teams at companies such as Mixpanel, Responsys, Yammer, and Yahoo proving that, yes, liberal arts degrees are marketable!

submitted Apr. 9, 2016 12:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Matthews, Richard

Douglas Matthews '97 is practicing medicine at Enloe Medical Center in his home town of Chico, Calif. Matthews is a colorectal and general surgeon in the same office as his father.

submitted Aug. 19, 2010 12:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Matthews, Richard

Richard Douglas Matthews '97, a colorectal surgeon in Chico, was profiled in the article “Like father, like son,” on

Matthews graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed a six-year residency at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in 2009. He completed a year-long colorectal surgery fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J., before heading back to Chico in 2010 to become a colorectal surgeon, just like his father.

He joined his father's private practice, and today, they even perform surgeries together.

submitted Apr. 15, 2012 8:02A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Martinez O'Hara, Kristi (Martinez)

Kristi Martinez O'Hara '97 and husband Chad welcomed a girl, Sabine Isabel, on May 26, 2009. Kristi teaches art at Charles Armstrong School in Belmont. The family lives in San Francisco.

submitted Sep. 19, 2009 10:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
martinez, kristi (martinez)

Kristi Martinez ’97, Chad O'Hara and daughter Sabine welcomed baby girl Deryn Josie O'Hara on August 18. The family lives in San Carlos.

submitted Oct. 6, 2013 8:26P
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