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2000

GRD Law '00
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
'00
Hatch, Sheila

Sheila Hatch MBA '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.” Her best advice for others: Be open to input.

 

 

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:29A
'00
Baker, Jason
Jason Baker JD '00 was selected by the Campbell City Council to serve as mayor for the second time.
Baker was born in Utah and later moved with his family to New York. He graduated from UC Davis in 1995 and two years later attended law school at Santa Clara University. In 2004 he and his wife moved to Campbell.
"My wife and I, before we had kids, were looking for somewhere with a nice downtown within walking distance," he said. "The good farmers market was a pull. It just seemed like a nice community to raise our family." He established his own law practice in the city. "I wanted to do law and politics," he said. "I think that comes from wanting to help people." 
Building a new library for the city is on his to-do list for 2016. Baker said he wants to see a regional effort to address homelessness and the dearth of affordable housing. And he'd like to see slower growth.
In his spare time, Baker said he intends to read city and regional plans and proposals. "I also like gadgets and running." 
 
submitted Dec. 11, 2015 8:16A

2001

'01
Oscamou, Matt

Matt Oscamou '01, founder and president of Frontier Snacks, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Leavey School of Business Winter CIE Entrepreneur Forum, Monday, Feb. 8. His company makes bite-size, nutritious energy snacks that are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free, and are non-GMO verified. They are available at Whole Foods and Sprouts stores. 

submitted Jan. 25, 2016 8:10A
'01
O'Brien, Brendan

Brendan O'Brien '01 and Lauren (Russell) O'Brien '02 welcomed their third child, Dylan Francis O'Brien, on Nov 4, 2015. Older brothers Liam (5) and Declan (2) are happy to share their toys with their new baby brother. The family currently resides in Burlingame, CA.

submitted Jan. 29, 2016 9:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Moll, Reed (Dudley)

Reed (Dudley) Moll '01, husband Aaron Moll, and 2-year-old daughter Ledare welcomed their second child,William Alexander "Alex," on October 8, 2015.

submitted Dec. 14, 2015 8:06A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Alvarado, Tania (Rodriguez)

Tania Rodriguez Alvarado '01 and her husband, Gonzalo Alvarado, moved to Austin, Texas, and purchased their first house in September 2015. They have three children together: Angelina, Isabelle, and Max.

submitted Dec. 14, 2015 1:59P
'01
Ackerman, Katie (Barlag)

Katie (Barlag) Ackerman '01 was recently promoted to president of Global Executive Group (GXG), a professional services firm dedicated to helping great leaders become extraordinary.

submitted Feb. 17, 2016 5:47A

2002

'02
Mendelson, Sean

Sean Mendelson '02 has put out his third children's album, Love and Music, under the artist name Sean's Music Factory (www.seansmusicfactory.com). He is the director of a licensed Music Together Center in Santa Clara called Teacher Sean's Music Factory, which is for 0- to 4-year-olds and their respective caregivers. He also performs regularly throughout the South Bay and is working on a children's educational music series. 

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 8:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Lydon, Anna (Kraus)

Anna (Kraus) Lydon '02 married Keith Lydon in Incline Village, NV, on April 16, 2016, at the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

submitted Apr. 20, 2016 5:18P

2003

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '03
Vallez-Kelly, Patrick (Kelly)

Patrick Vallez-Kelly '03 is currently working as coordinator of liturgy at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo.

Contact Patrick
www.linkedin.com/in/pvallezkelly
submitted Jan. 1, 2016 8:45P
UGRD Leavey Business '03
Soundaranathan, Sunderraj

Sunderraj Soundaranathan '03 is vice president of WW sales at a mobile software startup in San Jose.

submitted Mar. 6, 2016 5:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '03
Seely, Heidi (Shulse)

Heidi A. (Shulse) Seely '03 has recently co-authored a book, The Boston Trustee, with Thomas E. Bator, of Nichols & Pratt, LLP. The Boston Trustee tells the story of a unique Boston institution where men and women who serve as individual professional trustees and are known universally as "Boston Trustees." Seely writes, "Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding trusts, the evolution of Boston as a financial and regional hub, and the establishment of professional trustees."  Learn more at www.bostontrustee.com.

Contact Heidi
www.bostontrustee.com
submitted Feb. 15, 2016 11:12A
'03
Renk, Jennifer

Jennifer Renk J.D. '03 has been elevated from attorney to partner at Sheppard Mullin. She is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group in the San Francisco office. Renk's practice focuses on land use and environmental law, with particular expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act. She advises clients on the regulatory and political hurdles facing development projects across California, with an emphasis on commercial, residential, mixed-use, and high tech projects. Over the course of her career, Renk has worked on a diverse range of projects, including Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters, the Bohannon Development Group's Menlo Gateway mixed-use project, the Carlyle Group's mixed-use project in Mountain View, as well as numerous multi-family developments and independent school projects across the Bay Area.

submitted Mar. 14, 2016 10:30A
'03
Loza, Michael

Mike Loza '03 married Julie (Silva) Loza on October 17, 2015, at Mission Santa Clara. Mike is the regional director of business development at Sanveo Inc. alongside CEO and fellow Bronco Ashfaq Rasheed '03

 

 

submitted Apr. 21, 2016 10:04A
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 Engineering '03
Chen, Paul

Paul Chen M.S. '03 writes, "I just moved to north Chicago to go back into a government job, so I can retire early. I miss the Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter."

submitted Feb. 8, 2016 7:47P

2004

UGRD Leavey Business '04
Winter, Dan

Dan Winter ’04 has been accepted as a partner of California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. With more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, Dan has served a variety of technology industries including software, internet media and SaaS, networking equipment, intellectual property, semiconductor and life science. Dan has extensive experience with equity and debt financing, including public offerings, business combinations, revenue recognition and SEC reporting and compliance. Dan is the vice-chair of BPM’s Technology Industry Group and a member of the Technical Committee. Dan recently spent a month travelling in New Zealand with his wife, including hiking across active volcanoes and whitewater rafting.

submitted Dec. 8, 2015 8:29P
'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

2005

'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
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
'06
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
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