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Amy Theberge M.A. '00, '04 is the new co-principal at Harvest Park Middle School, in Pleasanton. Theberge has experience as principal of Alisal Elementary and Donlon Elementary, as a TVTIP coach, and as a classroom teacher. She earned her bachelor's from Cal State Chico, her master's in interdisciplinary education with a literary emphasis from Santa Clara University and, in 1999, her multiple-subject credential from Santa Clara University. In 2004, she also received her Administrative Credential as well as a 2nd masters in Education Administration from Santa Clara as well.
"I love dentistry and especially orthodontics," writes Krista Hirasuna '04, who recently purchased Orthodontics of San Mateo. "It gives me the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and truly make a positive difference in their lives by helping them get a more beautiful and lasting smile. I enjoy seeing my patients regularly and genuinely getting to know the person behind the smile. If you are in or around San Mateo, stop by to say hello!"
Kym Campbell '04 is the founder of Smart Fertility Choices, a website aimed at empowering women with the knowledge they need to battle infertility by covering a range of topics from natural fertility solutions and emotional support to assisted reproductive medicine and fertility preservation. She writes, "After four years of quietly struggling with infertility myself, I became motivated to be a voice for those dealing with the very common issue. Through the Smart Fertility Choices website and podcast I hope to be an advocate for women struggling with this difficult issue."
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Chris Wall '05 is an attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP in the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his wife, Claire, on Vashon Island.
Andrea Friaz Gallardo '05 completed her medical residency at U.C. San Diego, combined family medicine and psychiatry training, and has joined Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy full-time. She is happy to be back in the Bay Area after nine years away in Southern California.
Cristina (Guzman) Fierro '05 and Mark Fierro '05 welcomed their fourth child, Lorenzo Adrian Fierro, on April 2, 2015. He weighed 7lb and was 18.75 inches long. The family resides in San Jose.
Brandon Rasmusson '06 and Rachel (Greenberg) Rasmusson '06 welcomed a baby girl, Madison Lee, on August 15, 2015, in San Francisco.
Maria Patricia Miranda '06 writes that she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2013, and is now a practicing primary care doctor at Tri-River Family Health Center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. She is an assistant professor in medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School precepting medical students and internal medicine residents. She currently resides in Boston.
Eric Hutchins J.D. ’06 was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer magazine. He was honored in the intellectual property category for his work representing memory-cell maker Sidense in an infringement lawsuit, easing the way for defendants to obtain attorney fees when they prevail in patent litigation.
Toriana S. Holmes '06 is an associate at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C. She also volunteers with the Bar Association of San Francisco's Lawyers in the Schools Program and is active with the San Mateo County Bar Association.
Jacquelyn (Alexander) Dormandy '06 and her husband, Douglas, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Larissa Rose, on September 1, 2015. The family of three lives in Fremont, California.
Matt Skiba '07 married Haley Jorgensborg in Malibu, California, in April 2015. The two were married by close friend Sara Iino '06. Featured in the grooms party were 6 fellow Broncos: Daniel Rivera '07, Patrick Byrnes '07, Nick Lasater '07, Cannon Christian '07, Nate Bourque '07, and Drew Bolger '07. Matt and Haley also welcomed future baby Bronco Griffin Charles Skiba on July 30, 2015.
Casey (Kute) Schulz '08 was among six finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF competition in September. Casey is head of R&D for Preemadonna, a family of automated devices for designing and applying nail art. Preemadonna plans to crowdfund the first Nailbot on Indiegogo at the end of October.
Dr. Tanner Diggs '09 joined Piedmont Heights Dental Associates as a general dentist. Diggs is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry in the Twin Cities. He is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Ryan Watkins J.D. '10 writes, "My wife, Sherry Watkins, and I welcomed our first child, Weston Watkins on October 23, 2015. After I graduated from law school my wife and I moved back home to Toronto, Canada."
BlueLight, a mobile 911 app created by Preet Anand '10, is contributing to the White House "Smart Cities" initiative. BlueLight addresses the deficiency in 911 response times from mobile devices. Emergency response systems are still based on landlines; with a standard call from a mobile phone, it can take up to six minutes for responders to receive location information, often only as specific as within three blocks.
In areas where the BlueLight app is supported, it will route your call based on your position and provide your location. Otherwise, if someone is outside of the BlueLight network, it will make a regular 911 call. BlueLight pinpoints the location and reaches the closest responder – local or campus police or other appropriate emergency services. The service is available on over 250 college campuses as well as at sites such as corporate campuses and ski resorts.
“Emergency response is the most vital function of any community, and it is far behind the rest of the world technologically,” Anand said. “This service can make people safer.”
To earn a place in the $160 million Smart Cities Initiative, BlueLight was one of two winners of the Multi-City Innovation Campaign. As part of the Smart Cities program, BlueLight will test a pilot program in four cities beginning in 2016. Mountain View has agreed to be part of the program, and discussions are under way with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Green Bay.
Anand was part of SCU’s 2009 Solar Decathlon team, which won third place in the U.S. Department of Energy contest to build a solar-powered home. Anand left SCU when he received a lucrative offer to become Zynga’s youngest lead product manager. However, the University’s Jesuit teachings and emphasis on the public good have always resonated with him, and BlueLight was a way to pair his skills with those ideals.
Giselle Marie Estabrook '10 and Carlo Giuliano Ammatuna '10 were married on April 25, 2015. Bishop Richard B. Higgins performed the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Included in the wedding party were maid of honor Jenna Abeyta Duston '09 and bridesmaid Julianne Tortolano '11 as well as groomsman Nick Calvitti '10. Giselle and Carlo live happily in Roseville, California.
Christopher Mosier '11, J.D. '14 is an associate attorney specializing in complex business litigation and insurance coverage at Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook in downtown San Jose. Chris is a board member for the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at Santa Clara University and co-chairs the 2011 Grand Reunion Committee.