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GRD Engineering '10
Shepard, John

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.  

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 6:40P


GRD Engineering '11
Vyas, Anshul

Anshul Ashok Vyas M.S. ’11, Ph.D. ’16 received his doctorate in electrical engineering after completing his thesis, “Carbon Nanotube Vias for End-of-Roadmap Technology Nodes” under the supervision of Cary Y. Yang.  

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 6:05P
GRD Law '11
Pham, Christine

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. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 6:29P


GRD Engineering '14
Nghiem, Peter

Peter Phung Phu Nghiem M.S. ’87, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17 was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering after completing his thesis, “Towards Efficient Resource Provisioning in Hadoop” under the supervision of Silvia M. Figueira.  

submitted Aug. 1, 2017 2:35P
Demaree, Ben
Ben Demaree ’14 finished third in the San Francisco Marathon. While at SCU, he was on the cross country/track & field team.


submitted Jul. 30, 2017 7:26P


GRD Engineering '16
Vyas, Anshul
see year 2011
GRD Engineering '16
Shepard, John
see year 2010
Nazareno, Jane

Jane Nazareno ’16 has been accepted into the doctor of pharmacy program at the University of Washington in Seattle, class of 2021.

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 10:52A
Chait, Andrew

Andrew Chait ’16 has rejoined the Santa Clara family as assistant director of development. Chait spent the previous year working at Bronco-owned E & J Gallo Winery, where he oversaw sales goals. At SCU, he worked in the call center, managing gifts to the Santa Clara Fund. 

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 3:14P
GRD Engineering '16
Cashbaugh, Jasmine

Jasmine L. Cashbaugh Ph.D. ’16 earned her doctorate in mechanical engineering after completing her thesis, “Cluster Control of a Multi-Robot Tracking Network and Tracking Geometry Optimization,” under the supervision of Christopher Kitts.  

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 6:02P


Risa, Erik

Erik Risa ’17 was named this year’s Nobili Medal recipient. The award is given to a male graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University. At Santa Clara, Risa served as an engineering tutor, a bioengineering researcher, a member of SCU Emergency Medical Services, and a saxophone player in the SCU jazz band. During his junior and senior years, Erik participated in the health care ethics internship through the Markkula Center and was the Honzel fellow in health care ethics both years. Erik was accepted to the University of Washington School of Medicine and plans to specialize in neurosurgery or neurology.  

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:23P
GRD Engineering '17
Nghiem, Peter
see year 2014
Meyer, Sophie

Sophie Meyer ’17 is pursuing a one-year master’s degree at Oxford University. Upon completion, she will apply for a fellowship with the California State Assembly to prepare for her career in education reform. While at Santa Clara, Meyer served as a research assistant in the political science department, interned for the California State Assembly, and was the Michael Shallo Prize winner for outstanding achievement in political science.

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:36P
Francks, Erika
Erika Francks while backpacking in Iceland

Erika Francks ’17 is the valedictorian for the Class of 2017. She was actively involved during her time at SCU, serving as a Global fellow, a Global Social Benefit fellow, and a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative fellow. Francks will start working for Accenture as a consulting analyst in San Francisco in October.

She writes, “I was a Global fellow the summer after my sophomore year and I went to Kolkata, India, to work for the Association for Social and Environmental Development (ASED). ASED is an environmental NGO and they have a program called the Green Rhinos that works with middle school–age students to teach them about biodiversity and the environment and help them develop their own conservation projects. As a Global fellow, my partner Lauren and I mainly made a promotional video for the Green Rhinos program and we helped out with social media and other things as well!

The summer after my junior year I went back to Kolkata as a Global Social Benefit fellow, this time working for ONergy Solar, which is a social enterprise that works to bring renewable energy to both rural and urban areas in east India. They have a huge range of products, including everything from small solar lanterns to solar irrigation pumps to solar microgrids. My partners Carson, Nate, and I wrote case studies on their different products based on observations and interviews from our field research, put together one video to assist ONergy in gaining investment and two promotional videos for customers, revamped their human resources manuals, and compiled a list of potential investors. We went out to rural villages each week to conduct on-camera interviews with customers, employees, and partners of ONergy to better understand the organization’s impact.

Right now I’m backpacking around Iceland with my dad, and I will start working at Accenture in October!” 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 3:44P
Diaz-Fong, Lidia

Lidia Diaz-Fong ’17 served as the student body president for the 2016–17 academic year and held internships through the U.S. House of Representatives and the City of San José. She was also part of LEAD—a program developed to help support first-generation college students.  

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:30P
Chesmore, Grace

Grace Chesmore ’17 has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Michigan, where she will work in an astrophysics lab. She will visit the Atacama Desert in Chile to assist in the construction of a new telescope as part of her program. During her time at SCU, Chesmore was a student researcher in the physics department; part of the Society of Physics Students, the University Honors Program, and the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society; and president of the Woman in Physics club. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 3:59P
GRD Engineering '17
Chen, Yong

Yong Chen Ph.D. ’17 was awarded a Ph.D. in computer engineering after completing his thesis, “Supernode Transformation on Parallel Systems with Distributed Memory—An Analytical Approach” under the supervision of Weijia Shang.

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 7:18P

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