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2007

UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Servino, James
James Servino ’07 moved from Washington, D.C. to the U.S. Territory of Guam after nearly a decade working for LGBT equality as an associate director at the Human Rights Campaign. He serves as chief of staff in the Guam legislature for Senator Régine Biscoe Lee. Guam is also home to Speaker B.J. Cruz J.D. ’75 and Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson J.D. ’79.
Contact James
about.me/jserves
submitted Apr. 27, 2017 9:18P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Sebastiani, Christopher

Christopher Sebastiani ’07 writes, “Robyn Sebastiani ’06 and I welcomed two new Broncos to our family on March 4! Our twin girls, Reagan Rose and Harper Hanson, were born healthy at 11:13 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. We can't wait for what the future holds for these beautiful girls and look forward to including them in our SCU community.”

Contact Christopher
https://www.facebook.com/cssebastiani
submitted Apr. 28, 2017 8:35A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Scudder, Molly

Molly Scudder ’07 married Kyle Haynes on July 25, 2015 in Sonoma, California. The wedding party included Annie Scudder Gabillet ’06, Lauren (Martinez) Britts ’07, and Brooke Simonson ’07. The couple lives in Lafayette, Indiana. Molly earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2014 and is an assistant professor of political science at Purdue University.

submitted Apr. 27, 2017 3:15P
GRD Law '07
Pretorius, Hendrik

Hendrik Pretorius J.D. ’07 joined Pearl Law Group to chair its high growth practice. Pretorius oversees immigration solutions for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs.

submitted Jul. 12, 2017 11:05A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Leon, Ever

Ever Leon ’07 is a teacher at St. Martin of Tours School in San Jose and enjoys working in a close-knit community. He’s done numerous theater productions in the Bay Area and trained at ACT in San Francisco. He is applying to the psychology Ph.D. program at the University of San Francisco. Most recently, he moved to Mountain View with his partner and is enjoying the city’s diversity.

submitted May. 1, 2017 12:07P
UGRD Engineering '07
Dakin, Ross
South Court Auditorium, The White House

Ross Dakin ’07 has moved to New York City following the completion of his appointment as a Presidential Innovation Fellow under the Obama administration.

Contact Ross
https://twitter.com/rossdakin https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossdakin
submitted Apr. 30, 2017 11:14P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Brown, Lauren (Feeney)

Lauren (Feeney) Brown ’07 and Colin Brown welcomed their son, Henry Feeney Brown, on Feb. 16, 2017. Henry was delivered by Dr. Sara Pauk ’07 in Seattle, Washington.

submitted Apr. 27, 2017 2:40P

2008

UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Poulter, Stuart

Kristina Chiapella Poulter ’09 and Stuart Poulter ’08 of Pacific Grove welcomed their first child, Ella Catherine, into the world on March 24.

submitted Jun. 23, 2017 9:03A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Ludlow, Esther
Esther Armendariz Ludlow in the studio

Esther Armendariz Ludlow M.A. ’08 recently celebrated the first anniversary of her podcast, “Once Upon a Crime,” which has been downloaded more than 2 million times. Ludlow writes, produces, and edits the weekly true crime podcast independently. “Once Upon a Crime” has been written up in The Mercury News and Entertainment Weekly, and Ludlow has been a featured speaker at historical societies and other community organizations. She is working on her first book about a true crime case that took place in her hometown.

Contact Esther
www.truecrimepodcast.com www.twitter.com/uponacrime www.facebook.com/onceuponacrimepod www.instagram.com/onceuponacrimepod
submitted Jul. 6, 2017 12:56P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Leon, Ever
see year 2007
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Becerra, Michael

Michael Becerra MBA ’08 is participating in SeaPaddle NYC, a 25-mile paddleboard race that raises awareness for autism and environmental preservation.  

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:26P
'08
Baines, Lauren

On June 3, de Saisset Museum Assistant Director Lauren Baines ’08 premiered Something About Chairs (a seat at the table/a seat of one’s own) at San Jose’s Theatre on San Pedro Square with her company Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre. The performance featured alumnae dancers Claire Calalo ’07Julia Canavese ’08, and Jessica de Leon ’09, and utilized chairs as props to symbolize sources of power and the challenges of accessing it. In addition to movement, the piece featured spoken word elements that explored the social obstacles to being heard as well as incorporated the dancers’ personal stories and excerpts from Witold Rybczynski’s 2016 book Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History.  

submitted Jun. 14, 2017 2:22P
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Abram, Tyrus (Abram)

After seven years of dating, Tyrus Abram ’08 and Cristina Ramos ’10 married on April 15, 2017. The wedding party included fellow Broncos Ryan Romanchuk ’08, David Stanton ’08, Greg Moore ’08, Michael Laubenthal ’08, Megan Lyons ’08, and Nicole Ramos ’12.

submitted May. 5, 2017 9:40A

2009

'09
Taylor, Kelli (McCormick)
Wedding portrait of Kelli (McCormick) Taylor ’09 and Michael Taylor ’09 sitting on a bench.

Kelli (McCormick) Taylor ’09 and Michael Taylor ’09 are pleased to announce their marriage on April 29 at The Club at Ruby Hill in Pleasanton. Santa Clara alumni in the bridal party included Emily Stewart ’09, Katrina (Bakamus) Stump ’09, Hana Francisco ’11, Chad Dupic ’09, Brian Belcher ’09, Derek Brown ’09, Jason Cook ’09, and the bride’s brother, Michael McCormick III ’13. The wedding was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Matthew McCormick ’87. Kelli is a psychologist and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology, and Michael is senior director of market development at Addepar. They live in Los Gatos with their dog, Milo.

submitted Jun. 26, 2017 9:29P
GRD Law '09
Riggins, Crystal
Crystal Riggins with a frame commemorating her honorary achievement.

Crystal Riggins J.D. ’09 was named a 2017 honoree for the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. She was recognized as an accomplished business litigator, trial attorney, and as a strong Title IX advocate. Crystal is also a shareholder of Hoge Fenton and an adjunct professor at the School of Law.

Contact Crystal
Read more: http://www.hogefenton.com/news-events/hoge-fenton-shareholder-crystal-riggins-honored-silicon-valley-business-journals-40-40-2017/
submitted Jul. 25, 2017 10:47A
'09
Orozco, Griselda

Griselda Orozco ’09 returns to SCU as a gift planning associate for University Relations. Previously, she worked in comunity relations at Texas Instruments.

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 2:32P
'09
Lambrecht, Cherie (Motobu)
Claire Lambrecht born on March 17, 2017.

Cherie (Motobu) Lambrecht ’09 and Greg Lambrecht ’10 welcomed their first child, Claire, on March 17. Scott Motobu ’13 is thrilled to be an uncle for the first time.

submitted Jun. 22, 2017 5:08P
GRD Law '09
Koo, Tae-Woong

Tae-Woong Koo J.D. ’09 is a partner at the Silicon Valley office of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP. Tae-Woong’s practice focuses on protection, prosecution, enforcement, and monetization of patent rights. Morgan Lewis is among the top five largest U.S. law firms, and has 30 offices around the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Contact Tae-Woong
https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/tkoo
submitted Jun. 4, 2017 10:21A
GRD Law '09
Jensen, Leslie (Maglione)
Eleanor (Ellie) Marie

Leslie (Maglione) Jensen ’06, J.D. ’09 and her husband James welcomed their second child, Eleanor (Ellie) Marie, on Dec. 19, 2016. Ellie joins big sister Samantha, 3, as the latest San Jose Sharks fan in the family.

submitted May. 15, 2017 2:56P
'09
Faraji, Lizette
Phoenix Azadeh Breucop

Paul Breucop ’06 and Lizette Faraji ’09 joyfully welcomed their daughter, Phoenix Azadeh Breucop, to the world on Feb. 21, 2017.  

submitted Apr. 4, 2017 11:53A
'09
Donaldson, Bryan

Bryan Donaldson ’09 is the brewing innovation manager at Lagunitas Brewing Co., working closely with various departments to ensure that Lagunitas stays on the forefront of the brewing industry. After completing his master’s degree in brewing and fermentation science at UC Davis, he interned at Anheuser-Busch and worked as a brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. At Lagunitas, he also assists specialty brewing in testing new recipes and ideas—and his favorite brew is whatever is currently in his hands—or A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Bryan lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Karen, and dog, Apollo. He is also the Napa/Santa Rosa Chapter president of the SCU Alumni Association.

submitted Jun. 14, 2017 2:30P

2010

'10
Zwart, Baylee

Baylee Zwart ’10 designs 18k-gold fine jewelry that helps benefit ocean-related causes, in partnership with the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center. For every purchase, 10 pounds of food is donated to the Center—whose mission is to save and rehabilitate endangered marine mammals. Zwart’s collections are presented each season at Paris and New York Fashion Week and are sold at luxury retailers including Matches Fashion, Moda Operandi, Dover Street Market, and her own website, AzleeJewelry.com. Before starting AZLEE, Zwart led sustainability in product design at TOMS—a shoe company that donates one pair of shoes for every purchase made.

Contact Baylee
To learn more, please visit AzleeJewelry.com.
submitted May. 23, 2017 5:18P
GRD Leavey/MBA '10
Sirupa, Swetha

Swetha Sirupa MBA ’10 recently made the move from Oracle to BlackBerry, accepting a position as a marketing strategist specializing in cybersecurity (IoT) and enterprise cloud. Throughout her career, Sirupa has focused on enabling companies to achieve market establishment and expansion goals through go-to-market enablers. She has more than seven years of progressive experience in product marketing and customer and sales support.

submitted Jun. 27, 2017 2:41A
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

2011

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
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