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2001

'01
Jonsson, Francisca (Jonsson)

Francisca "Kika" Jonsson '01 married Brian Yeung on September 15, 2016, at the New York City Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. The immediate families of the bride and groom were in attendance, including Erik Jonsson '01, his wife Yulia Protasova Jonsson, and their 8-month-old son Jakob; and Alicia Foster '03 and Chris Foster '03 and their two children Eve (5) and Jason (3). Kika is a fine artist in Berlin and Brian works as a director of Service Experience at Blacklane, a transportation startup. The couple lives in Berlin, Germany.

Contact Francisca
www.kikajonsson.com
submitted Nov. 1, 2016 5:07A
'01
Faust, Kim (Sorenson)

MainStreet Property Group LLC, a real estate development firm, is proud to congratulate Kim Faust '01, Senior Vice President of Development, on receiving the 40 under 40 recognition from the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2016 lineup of young business leaders.

Faust has served as an integral member of MainStreet since its inception, tracing her contributions back to the firm’s humble beginnings of two employees working out of a conference room with a rented table and chairs. Faust remembers fulfilling many roles from the very basics to creating templates and standards while formulating future company strategy.

As Senior Vice President of Development, Faust helps manage the firm's development and construction activities across the Puget Sound region. As a leader of a pipeline of more than $300 million in development and construction, Faust coordinates mixed-use, multifamily, commercial and retail projects for the company.

“I work with energy and passion every day, putting all of my hard work and determination into seeking ways to improve the company and delight our customers while having fun,” said Faust. “I care about the success of the company and feel responsible for every aspect of our projects, upholding the brand and quality that will continue to earn us a solid long term reputation.”

A native of Seattle’s Eastside, Faust attended Eastlake High School in Sammamish and earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in 1997. There she played Division I College Basketball for four years while earning her Bachelor’s in Marketing from the Leavey School of Business in 2001. Throughout her career, Faust has participated in more than $500 million in construction across all types of real estate development.

“Congratulations to Kim on this well deserved honor from the PSBJ.” said Kelly Price, President. “She has a remarkable passion for our business and works hard to make each project better. Her positive energy and determination have helped shape MainStreet into who we are today.”

When she’s not coordinating multi-million dollar construction projects across greater Seattle, Faust coaches youth softball, basketball and soccer in Kirkland, Wash. She lives in Seattle’s Kirkland neighborhood with her husband Mark and their two daughters Emily and Mia.

submitted Oct. 3, 2016 1:41P

2002

'02
Warren, Michael

Michael Warren J.D. '02 is a partner at the law firm McManis Faulkner. He leads the firm’s labor and employment litigation and compliance practice. Employers come to him for help with a variety of issues, including discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, workplace investigations, employment policies, and class actions. Michael is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the American Bar Association and State Bar of California, and serves on the board of directors of the Santa Clara County Bench and Bar Historical Society. He is also a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and a member of the American Inns of Court, the Honorable William A. Ingram Inn. Michael serves on the board of directors for Family Supportive Housing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless families in Santa Clara County.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 10:16A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Muldoon, Chris

Chris Muldoon '02 is currently working as a Physician Assistant at Amundsen-Scott Station, South Pole, Antarctica, providing medical care (and evacuations as necessary) and facilitating a NASA project that is a very small part of the program aimed at putting man on Mars. He recently finished a winter at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. He is also a member of a global disaster response team and has been a member of all-volunteer mountain rescue teams in the Pacific Northwest for about the last ten years.

Contact Chris
www.penguinsareiceholes.wordpress.com
submitted Jan. 11, 2017 9:54P
'02
Manatt, Joe

Joe Manatt ’02 and Alexandra Manatt welcomed their first child, Theodore “Teddy” Richard Manatt, on Feb. 11, 2017. The family resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

submitted Apr. 20, 2017 10:01A
GRD Law '02
Lawson, Kristina

Kristina Lawson J.D. ’02 joined Hanson Bridgett as a partner in its Walnut Creek and San Francisco offices, where she specializes in land use and environmental law. Previously, she was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:25P
'02
Kouvaris, Lindsey (Wylie)
Hannah Christine Kouvaris

Lindsey (Wylie) Kouvaris ’02 and Nick Kouvaris MBA ’07 welcomed their second child, Hannah Christine, on April 26, 2017. Big sister Emilia is her biggest fan.  

submitted Aug. 17, 2017 4:18A

2003

'03
Waxman, Aaron

San Francisco Business Times has named Aaron Waxman ’03 one of its 2017 40 under 40 award winners. Part of the leadership team for wealth management firm B|O|S, Waxman has helped shape the vision for a company considered a top RIA and financial advisor by Forbes and Financial Times. He also serves on the board for nonprofits Headlands Center for the Arts and Stern Grove Festival Association. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, drawing, and pillow fighting with his two children—and walking his dog, Mr. Wilson. Stroll down memory lane long enough, and you’ll learn he was once an accomplished classical pianist.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:55P
'03
Pereyda, Rob

Rob Pereyda ’03 is vice president of VIZ Media. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, and expert in the field of Japanese entertainment, including anime, manga, and video games. His career spans a variety of corporate positions centered around unlocking the potential of Japanese intellectual property across the world, including business development, licensing, strategy, marketing, creative, production, and more.

Pereyda is member of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council (PGA NMC) and on its Weekend Shorts Committee, International Committee, and Education Committee Northwest. He is also a professional member of ASIFA-Hollywood (the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association, also known as “Association Internationale du Film d'Animation”).

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:47P
UGRD Engineering '03
Liebertz, Chris

Chris Liebertz ’03 has been working in aviation engineering since moving to Hawaii two years after graduating from SCU. 

submitted Mar. 23, 2017 2:16P
GRD Law '03
Khedekar, Sameer

Sameer Khedekar J.D. ’03 was promoted to managing partner of Pearl Law Group in San Francisco, which handles the immigration needs of some of the world’s leading companies.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:26P
'03
Kaushik, Tara

For two years in a row, Tara S. Kaushik '98, J.D. '03 has been included in the Best Lawyers in America guide, Utilities Law. She is a partner in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's West Coast Land Use and Environment Group. Ms. Kaushik focuses her practice on regulatory matters, with a specific emphasis on energy, natural resources and the environment. She has represented energy companies, local governments, Alaska Native Corporations and tribal entities in project developments, including the negotiations of power purchase agreements and project financing.

Ms. Kaushik has advised and represented her clients on numerous issues before state public utilities commissions throughout the western United States and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She also handles carbon credits transactions and cap-and-trade issues before the California Air Resources Board, and regularly advises energy companies and tribal organizations on litigation and arbitration involving energy and commercial disputes.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 11:08A
GRD Leavey/MBA '03
Hu-Morley, Grace (Hu)

Grace Hu-Morley MBA ’03 is a product management leader who transforms emerging technologies and market requirements into successful, user-friendly products and solutions. She writes, “My expertise is in bringing first-generation products to market—I lead teams to create winning strategies for the early stages of the technology adoption lifecycle.” Hu-Morley is director of product management at Prysm, Inc., delivering next-generation digital workplace solutions for enhanced enterprise collaboration.

Contact Grace
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gracehm/ https://twitter.com/gracehm
submitted Mar. 14, 2017 10:39P
'03
Goodnow, James

James Goodnow ’03 co-authored Motivating Millennials, which hit No.1 in three categories on Amazon, including business management. Goodnow is an attorney, Above the Law columnist, and Forbes contributor. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as SCU, where he majored in political science. Goodnow regularly provides legal and political analysis for national broadcast and print media, including CNN, CNBC and the Washington Post. He is a member of the five-person management committee at Fennemore Craig, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the western United States. You can connect with Goodnow on Twitter (@JamesGoodnow) or by emailing him at James@JamesGoodnow.com. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 8:02P

2004

GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Webb, Karen

Karen Webb J.D./MBA ’04 was named one of the 2017 honorees for the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 list. Webb is a partner at Fenwick & West and specializes in brand strategy and the protection of brand assets. She has worked for high profile companies like Twitter and Fitbit and managed their brands and trademarks on a global scale. Additionally, Webb offers pro bono legal services. 

submitted Aug. 29, 2017 12:42P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Snyder, Sarah (Snyder)

Sarah Snyder '04 is the team dietitian for the Detroit Lions football team. She worked as a sports dietitian for the University of Florida and the University of Michigan athletic departments prior to joining the lions.

Contact Sarah
3525147262
submitted Nov. 15, 2016 8:30A
'04
Quinonez, Angelica

Angelica Nohemi Quinonez ’04 was selected for the position of assistant head of school for mission at Mercy High School in San Francisco. She is responsible for the integration of the Sisters of Mercy charism and mission in the life of the school and will oversee the schoolwide mission integration and vision alignment in campus ministry, community service, diversity and inclusion, athletics, student life, and discipline.

Contact Angelica
http://angelq.me/
submitted Apr. 21, 2017 3:31P
'04
Olah, Veronika

Veronika Olah '04, Lauren Lopez '11, and Angelica Salinas '13 made an uncanny discovery that they make up three of only about a hundred Disney Adventure Guides in the world. Along with local experts, the guides ensure that travelers feel a connection to the people, culture, and traditions of each destination visited. Bringing Bronco spirit to their competitive positions as tour guides with talents for storytelling, Angelica guides in Wyoming, Lauren in Hollywood and San Francisco, and Veronika on the Danube River Cruise.

submitted Sep. 27, 2016 11:17A
'04
Kottenstette, Ryan

Ryan Kottenstette ’04 is co-founder and CEO of Cape Analytics and former principal with a local VC. He recently was a featured speaker at the School of Engineering's Lunch with an Entrepreneur. Kottenstette advises: “Focus on market segment and problems that need solving—what’s sexy is not always lucrative; and don't let your ego be an impediment to building an effective team—be self-reflective about where you excel, and hire key players who are complimentary. Your goal is not to personally be the best at everything individually, but to hire the team that can be the best in aggregate.”

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 7:05P
'04
Kohm, Bryan

Bryan Kohm J.D. '04 practices intellectual property litigation, with a focus on representing high technology and life science companies in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation disputes. Bryan has been with Fenwick & West LLP for 13 years and was named a partner in 2015. In 2013 and 2014 he was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of IP Litigation by Northern California Super Lawyers.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 9:10A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Greenwood, Stacy (Hartman)

Stacy (Hartman) Greenwood '04 and her husband Sean welcomed Grant Joseph on July 7, 2016. He joins big brothers Landon (5) and Cohen (2). The Greenwoods reside in San Jose, California.

submitted Jan. 2, 2017 8:39P
'04
Bordeleau, Marie

Marie Bordeleau M.A. '04 is principal of St. Hilary Catholic School, in Tiburon, CA. Marie is thrilled to serve the Saint Hilary community as the school principal.  Her son, Charlie, is enjoying second grade at Saint Hilary's.  She is also entering her second year as a doctoral student at Creighton University where she is study Interdisciplinary Leadership. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking with Charlie and his dog, Moe, traveling, going to see her beloved Giants and 49ers, visiting with friends and just embracing all of life's many blessings.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:20P
GRD Engineering '04
Bhatia, Harbir
Bhatia, Harbir

Harbir Bhatia M.S. ’04 writes: “Looking forward to reconnecting with SCU alums. Since graduating, I have been heavily involved in the tech sector and community service. Also, I’m now a cultural commissioner for the City of Santa Clara. Hope to meet more of our alums.”

Contact Harbir
www.fb.com/hbhatia https://www.linkedin.com/in/hkbhatia/
submitted Feb. 11, 2017 8:49A
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