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Kristi Nevarez ’91, J.D. ’96 has been named a Partner at Fragomen Worldwide, which is recognized as the world's leading global corporate immigration services provider. For over 17 years, she has advised clients in matters of corporate business immigration. She has also served as the Congressional Assistant and Immigration Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Immigration Subcommittee.
Mike Nelson '96 is doing a cross-country motorcycle ride for Breast Cancer Awareness and to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. Get more info and support at www.1in8ride.co.
Steve Nash '96 has retired from professional basketball after 18 years. The former Los Angeles Lakers point guard had led the Santa Clara Broncos to 3 NCAA tournament appearances in his four seasons there. The elusive, crafty guard was able to win the West Coast Conference player of the year award twice and rewrote the history books as the school’s all time leader in assists. Nash also played for the Phoenix Suns and was voted as the 9th greatest NBA point guard of all time and was able to shoot 50% from the field, 40% from 3 point land and 90% from the free throw line in 4 different seasons.
Goutham Narla '96 co-directs the Tisch Cancer Institute’s Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund. According to a press release, the fund just received a $100,000 donation from Top Chef winner Floyd Cardoz. “I’ve seen the passion this fund ignites in young researchers and it’s an honor for me to be able to support a program that inspires the next generation of scientists to develop new approaches to cancer research,” Cardoz said. The Tisch Cancer Institute’s Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund was created to foster the development of young scientists at the pioneering cancer research center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Narla says Cardoz's "support for the Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund will be invaluable to the mission and vision of Tisch Cancer Institute."
Eric Monsef ’90, M.S. ’96 led the group responsible for bringing to market HP Sprout, which was awarded Best Desktop PC at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, by PC Mag. The HP Sprout is an immersive workstation that combines a fully loaded TouchSmart all-in-one PC with a combination projector and scanner, plus cameras. Monsef is an engineering management adjunct professor and VP of Immersive Systems at HP.
Ollie Mamaril '96 was recently promoted to senior motion graphic designer for CBS' Decades TV Network. He, his wife (Sara), and their cat (Rolls) live in Chicago.
Suzy (Pollack) Loftus '96 was selected to serve as a special assistant attorney general on criminal law issues to California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Suzy was a former domestic violence and elder abuse prosecutor in San Francisco and will be a liaison to local, state and federal law enforcement. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Tom, and her three daughters, Maureen, Vivienne, and Grace.
Rick Loayza '96 and Cristina Loayza welcomed a child, Derek Joshua Loayza, on Nov. 18, 2011. He joins brother Jacob (7) and sister Alexis (5). The family lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Maureen (Meagher) Lewison '96 and her husband welcome their second daughter, Keely Beth, on July 27, 2008. She joins older sister Rylee. The family lives in Everett Wash.
Maureen (Meagher) Lewison '96 and husband Brent welcomed their third child, Coby Stephen Lewison, on April 24, 2010. He is joined by his big sisters Rylee Jade and Keely Beth Lewison. He is looking forward to playing some football in the hopes of escaping all that pink.
Jennifer Lemus (Rielly) '96 and her husband, Rudy, and big sister Rielly welcomed their second daughter, Emily Lauren, on December 20, 2010. The family lives in Bothell, WA a small suburb of Seattle.
Jason Kelperis '96, a math teacher at St. Helena High, who has been teaching for the St. Helena Unified School District since 2001, was profiled in the Napa Valley Register on his teaching style and how he measures success. Kelperis and his wife have four sons, ages 3, 5, 8 and 11.
Kimbrae (Burton) Jasper '96 and husband Kevin welcomed a baby boy, Kai Omari Lawrence, on Jan. 31, 2011.
Michelle (Despres) Jaeger ’96 and husband Jens Jaeger—a baby girl, Madison Camille, on Feb. 9, 2011. The family lives in San Francisco. Michelle is a Realtor on the Peninsula.
Michelle (Despres) Jaeger '96 and husband, Jens Jaeger welcomed Liam Jackson on Jan 29, 2015. He joins sisters Sydney, age 2 and Madison, age 4. Michelle is a Realtor on the Peninsula and Jens is in Marketing at Google.
Renske (Hanselaar) Hinsdale '96 and her husband, Graham, welcomed their second son, Gage Patterson, on July 11, 2008. He joins big brother Clay, 2, in the family's home in Redwood City.
Matthew Hewitson '96 has taken over as principal at Lincoln High School in San Jose. Hewitson joined the San Jose Unified School District in 2000 as a football coach and social science teacher at Gunderson High School. He came to Lincoln in 2007 to serve as assistant principal of summer school and since 2008 has been assistant principal of guidance.
Matt Hansink '96 and wife Holly Geringer welcomed their first child, Quinton Jack Hansink, on December 21, 2009. The happy family lives in Portland, Ore.
Matt Hansink '96 along with wife, Holly, and 6-year-old son, Quinton, moved back to Portland, OR. Matt is a marketing consultant for Bridge Partners Consulting.