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2013

UGRD Arts & Sciences '13
Mitchell, Briana

Briana Mitchell '13 is starring as the titular character in George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" at Mountain View's Pear Theatre.

As Mitchell explained to the Mercury News, the play is incredibly relevant.

“It deals with broad questions about humanity — What drives people? What is morality and what does that mean? But it’s a timely piece too, because it deals with socioeconomic status, with money and its impact on society, with power and how people use it.” 

Mitchell, originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to the Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University in 2009, and now resides in Mountain View. She described her character, Major Barbara, as “a very complex, thoughtful and intentional person. She really cares about making a difference in the world, and being a part of something bigger than herself.”

submitted Oct. 31, 2016 5:00P
'13
Marzorati, Guy

Guy Marzorati '13 is the AM producer for The California Report and KQED News. He also works on KQED's California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED as an intern in 2013. He grew up in New York. 

submitted Sep. 27, 2016 12:41P
'13
Escruceria, Angelica

Angelica Escruceria M.S. '13 is a design engineer at Canopy Energy. On campus in November, she and Amit Patel '09, M.S. '11 gave a talk to the Energy Club about their work designing residential and agricultural solar projects.

submitted Nov. 7, 2016 11:56A
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Choy, Angela

Angela Choy MBA '13 is the co-founder and CEO of Edmission, a college planning site that empowers students and parents to get affordable, high-quality, and personalized college admission advice. Angela has spent her career helping organizations improve processes and drive efficiencies. She is a learner and reader. She loves entrepreneurship, startups, and women leadership. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of two. Follow her on twitter @angelahchoy.

submitted Sep. 19, 2016 2:47P
'13
Armstrong, Ashley
Former SCU valedictorian Ashley Armstrong '13 is vice president of Operations and Strategy at Flirtey. Flirtey is the world’s leading commercial drone delivery service with the mission to save lives and change lifestyles. Last year, Flirtey made the first drone delivery in US history, and it is currently expanding operations with 7-Eleven in the US and Domino’s in New Zealand. 
submitted Nov. 1, 2016 2:26P

2014

'14
Keng, Diane

Diane Keng ’14, M.S. '20 is the CEO & Cofounder of Breinify, the first personalization engine to suggest meaningful products to online shoppers based on time sensitive data collection. She has developed software for about five years and recently launched her startup’s innovation at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016.

 
submitted Sep. 28, 2016 3:51P
'14
Kautz, Lillian

Lillian C. Kautz '14, winner of the Anna Halprin choreography award from the SCU Dance Dept. and the SCU Quinn Martin scholarship for dance and theatre, is the new choreographer for StarStrucktheatre.org in Fremont, CA. She currently choreographed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for a cast of sixty.

Contact Lillian
Lillian Kautz on facebook and LinkedIn www.eternaldance.com
submitted Jan. 16, 2017 11:23A
'14
Hanson, Scott

Scott Hanson '14 is working toward a career in humanitarian and natural building. Volunteer experiences in Rwanda and Nepal have sparked a desire to use engineering knowledge to improve the lives of people around the globe. He enjoys working on construction projects using natural and sustainable materials, and writes about his work and studies on his blog buildgoodthings.wordpress.com. 

submitted Oct. 21, 2016 4:20P

2015

GRD Leavey/MBA '15
Singh, Manjeet

Manjeet Singh '15 and Anita Kumari '11 are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, Avi Jakhar, born December 7th.

submitted Oct. 21, 2016 10:06A
'15
Mirza, Sarah

Sarah Mirza J.D. '15 is an associate in Patent Group at Fenwick & West. While at the School of Law, she was the winner of the annual Jan Jancin Award for top intellectual-property law student in the nation. The award is given by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Sarah is the second Santa Clara Law graduate to receive the award since AIPLEF began awarding it in 1998. During her tenure at Santa Clara Law, Sarah won the prestigious Mabie Award for the Outstanding Graduate of her class, was a research assistant for Professor Brian Love, and was a pupil of the William A. Ingram Inn of Court.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 11:48A
'15
Haschef, Anthony
Anthony Hascheff '15 is a Community/Economic Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay (and a Global Fellow to Indonesia in 2013, and recipient of the Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Award). He writes, "I have been in Paraguay for almost a year and am starting catch my rhythm within my community and the projects that I am working on. I live in María Auxiliadora, a city of over 30,000 in the southern part of Paraguay, near the borders of Brazil and Argentina.
"My main projects include: teaching English to community members, teaching high school students business and how to develop a business plan, advising small businesses on everything from budgeting to internet marketing, coaching the local high school basketball team, and most recently, starting a community organization aimed at developing youth leaders. 
"We recently completed our first full day camp where our participants set their own definition of the word ‘leader’, participated in team-building activities and learned new skills through a ‘learning stations’ circuit. Outside of the camp, I host Saturday morning activities where the local youth come to my house and do everything from make fictional news casts to discuss gender inequality. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you receive very little money so the toothy grins, positive energy, and “thank-yous” from children serve as your salary. And to be honest, I wouldn’t want to receive my pay in any other form. 
 
"This job is definitely not without its ups and downs but seeing 40 kids running around in your yard, playing soccer and discussing what it means to be a leader makes it all worth while. Peace Corps truly is the hardest job you’ll ever love."
 
 

 

submitted Jan. 16, 2017 8:06A
'15
Connelly, Liz

The Santa Clara Alumni Association welcomes Liz Connelly '15 as an assitant director. Liz will be focused on being an Alumni Relations regional expert, engaging our Bronco community and building relationships across the globe. Liz has spent her last year in Scranton, PA, with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She was the Community Health Program Assistant for an organization called United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA. She received the St. Clare medal when graduating from SCU, was a Honzel Fellow with the Markkula Center, and worked as the assistant resident director in Swig. Liz and her family are from Spokane, WA, but don't worry—her loyalties lie with the Santa Clara Broncos!

Liz will be managing the following chapters and groups: African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Chicano Latino, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, East Bay, Napa/Santa Rosa, Peninsula, Phoenix, Portland, Reno/Tahoe, Seattle, Spokane, Stockton/Modesto, and Washington, D.C.

submitted Sep. 12, 2016 10:49A
'15
Blanco, Matt

Matt Blanco ’12, M.S. ’15, MBA '19 was invited to speak at the XXIV Annual Pacific Voice Conference, US Edition, held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in October. He also represented Santa Clara at the EU Edition of the XXIV PVC in Warsaw and Lublin, Poland, the same month.

 
submitted Sep. 27, 2016 8:26A

2016

'16
Supan, Nicholas
For a senior design project last spring, Nicholas Supan '16 designed educational lantern kits with a solar charging system and lesson plans for assembly to teach high school students in Ghana how to bring lights into their homes. 
submitted Sep. 27, 2016 8:07A
'16
Morrison, Azadeh

Azadeh Morrison J.D. ’16 is the winner of the annual Jan Jancin Award for the top intellectual-property law student in the nation.

The award is given by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF) of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) to the top law student in the nation who has most excelled in the study of intellectual property law. Morrison is the third Santa Clara Law graduate to receive the award since AIPLEF began awarding it in 1998. Sarah Mirza J.D. ’15 won the Jan Jancin in 2015, and Linda Wuestehube Kahl J.D. ’10 won the Jan Jancin Award in 2010. In addition, Nancy Cheng J.D. ’11 won the Past President’s Award from AIPLEF in 2011 (considered to be the runner-up to the Jan Jancin).

Morrison holds a master of science in chemical engineering from San Jose State University, and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Morrison earned her J.D. in 2016 from Santa Clara Law, where she served as a fellow in the Academic Success Program and also served as the Associate Editor of the High Tech Law Journal. While a law student, she was on the Dean’s List and received several other awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, the High Tech Excellence Award, and the Inez Mabie Award for the Outstanding Graduate in 2016. She also worked as an intern in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and as a judicial extern for the Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. As of November 1, Morrison will be joining the patent litigation group at Cooley in Palo Alto.

Morrison says she is grateful for her experience at Santa Clara Law. “Santa Clara Law is not just a law school—it’s a community of people dedicated to your success. If you are willing to work hard and use the resources available to you, the sky is the limit.”

“The unique practical courses offered under the high tech program are invaluable in preparing students for a real-life career in IP,” adds Morrison. “For example, students work with real clients on IP-related transactional matters in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and in IP Litigation class students go through every step of litigating a patent,” she says. “In short, Santa Clara Law students learn by doing, a fact that many employers are aware of and appreciate. In addition, our IP faculty are not only well-recognized scholars in their fields, they take time to get to know students, mentor them, and provide guidance in law school and even after graduation.”

In addition, Morrison says she appreciates the extensive Santa Clara Law alumni network. “I learned early on that our alumni carry the SCU values to their practice and are approachable and open to mentoring and coaching the students,” she says. Plus, she adds, “Santa Clara Law’s excellent reputation in Silicon Valley’s legal community has been developed over many years by the hard work, skill, and intelligence of its alumni. This is a priceless advantage for the students.”

Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg congratulated Morrison on the award. “We are so proud of Azadeh for this outstanding achievement, and we congratulate her on her continued success and wish her all the best in her career. Santa Clara Law is proud that so many of our graduates have been honored with this award, and I deeply appreciate the faculty, staff, alumni, and donors who have worked diligently to keep our IP program a robust training ground and one of the best in the nation.”

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:54P
'16
Henn, Colleen
Colleen Henn '16 is a coastal defender and a Blue Water Task Force intern at Surfrider Foundation. She says, "I started with Surfrider by monitoring water quality at seven new sampling sites in Eastern Long Island. I began organizing outreach events like community workshops and weekly beach cleanups, creating information sheets about the importance of water quality and and clean beaches. My morals just align with Surfrider, so I have incorporated many more Surfrider initiatives into my day-to-day life. I’m even helping my family to make our yard an Ocean Friendly Garden."
"The biggest thing that I preach is respect for our natural surroundings. I live in a community that is 100% surrounded by water. We depend on our beaches for our livelihood, recreation, and future, so it is essential that we respect it. In my opinion, the easiest way to reduce the pressure we place on marine ecosystems is to deny single-use products (plastic water bottles, bags at the grocery store, coffee cups, straws, etc). This summer, I organized weekly beach cleanups to motivate community members to help reduce marine debris. If you foster habits within people, they will be more mindful about their resource use and subsequent impact on their surroundings. A lot of times, people don’t fully understand their impact, but just simply investing in reusable products and picking up any bit of litter on the beach, adds up to a huge impact. Plus, you’re setting an example for everyone around you."
"Remain open to change, and stay mindful of both the small and big pictures. Never point fingers, simply educate and you've done your part. I'm optimistic about our future."
submitted Nov. 1, 2016 3:03P
'16
Guthmiller, Candace

Candace Guthmiller ’16 taught geometry at Christian Brothers High School over the summer. She is currently attending University of California Davis - School of Law.

submitted Aug. 31, 2016 4:10P
'16
Deetjan, Abigail (Hazelitt)

After spending her last quarter at SCU as the only engaged student in her "Theology of Marriage" class, Abby Hazelitt '16 was married to Marc Deetjen this summer. On July 16th, 2016 the two tied the knot and now reside in Palo Alto. Marc is pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and after work, Abby returns to SCU to lead a small group with an on campus ministry.

submitted Sep. 26, 2016 4:24P
'16
Amuchie, Nnennaya

Nnennaya Amuchie JD ’16, MBA ’16 has published “'The Forgotten Victims': How Racialized Gender Stereotypes Lead to Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls—Incorporating an Analysis of Police Violence Into Feminist Jurisprudence and Community Activism” in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 14: Iss. 3, Article 8. She is an If/When/How reproductive justice fellow at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, in the Washington, D.C., area.

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 10:21A

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Wilson, Daniel

Daniel Wilson '97 is a dentist with Cascade Dental, in Vancouver, Washington.  He has been practicing in the Northwest since graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2001.  He completed a General Practice Residency in 2002 at the VA Hospital in Portland, and has been in private practice ever since.  After struggling with 4 head and neck surgeries for a highly aggressive tumor in the base of his tongue, Dr. Wilson elected to undergo chemotherapy and radiation in June 2014 and sold his half of his practice, Nutter & Wilson, PLLC.  After some time off, he joined Cascade Dental in November 2014.  Dr. Wilson is a mentor for CEREC Doctors and has a passion for utilizing technology in dentistry.  His wife, Dr. Kristine Aadland, both travel extensively teaching and sharing their passion and knowledge with other dentists locally and in the United States. 

When not working, Dan will often be seen chasing around his 4 children with their sports and activities.  He has been active coaching the boys or sometimes serving on the board for their activities.  He and his wife love the outdoors and enjoy golfing, tennis, running, water sports, and snow skiing.  As time permits, he loves to cook, read and enjoy a generously poured glass of red wine.

 
submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:45P
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Schwarz, Hans

Hans Schwarz '80 is Qorvo's corporate vice president of business development and strategy, responsible for facilitating company-level strategy development and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to the merger of TriQuint and RFMD to form Qorvo, Mr. Schwarz was RFMD's corporate vice president of business development, a position he held since joining RFMD in October 2011. Prior to RFMD, Mr. Schwarz was with c365, Inc., a web-based energy analytic start-up company he founded in 2009. From 2007 to 2009 he served as a managing director of a late-stage private crossover venture fund. Mr. Schwarz previously served as VP of Business and Strategy development as well as held business development and market development positions with Xilinx Inc., a supplier of software and programmable logic devices, from 1992 until 2007.

submitted Nov. 7, 2016 12:42P
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Rosen, Lawrence

Lawrence Rosen J.D. '94 is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.

In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects.  In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Larry served on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of SpikeSource, Black Duck Software, and JasperSoft.

 

Larry's book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.

Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:21P
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Roberts, Kathleen

Kathleen Roberts J.D. '91 is a shareholder at Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roberts was associated with a successful northern California defense firm, specializing in workers’ compensation, subrogation and fraud. Ms. Roberts has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and is an aggressive litigant on behalf of our clients, while balancing her experience in bringing about settlement as quickly as possible where warranted. Ms. Roberts has achieved many “take nothings” over her years in practice and is a shareholder and the manager of our firm’s San Jose office.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:36P
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Richardson, Stephen
Stephen A. Richardson MBA '89 has served as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Market Director, San Francisco, of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, since October 2011. Richardson previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President/Regional Market Director of the San Francisco Bay Area from January 2011 to October 2011, and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Director, San Francisco Bay Area from July 2005 to January 2011, where he was responsible for the management of the Company’s San Francisco region asset base and operations. Prior to joining the Company, Richardson served as a Director of CellNet Data Systems from 1993 to 2000.
submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:51P
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