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Carmen Huerta-Bapat '00 and husband Navin Bapat welcomed their third baby, Neela Valentina, on February 9, 2015. Neela joins her two sisters, Catarina Ines (6) and Naima Isabel (3). The family lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Erik Hermstad '00 was named U.S. Army Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2009 and was awarded the Bronze Star after serving a year as an Emergency Physician in Iraq. He was married to Creighton graduate Hannah Holm in October 2009 and is now working as Chief of Emergency Medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Tex.
Sheila Hatch MBA '00 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” Her best advice for others: Be open to input.
Jessica (Wightman) Halle ’00 and husband Pierre Halle welcome a baby girl, Sophie, born Feb. 23, 2013.
Jessie Wightman Halle '00 and her husband Pierre welcomed a baby boy, Jacques, on November 12, 2009. The family lives in Westlake Village, Calif.
Gustavo Guerrero '00 started Ben's Roofing, Inc., based in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., in November 2012. He is married to his soul mate and best friend, Rosario. He writes, "We created two amazingly funny children, Natalia who is 9, and Benjamin II who is 6. My children are the inspiration in my life and along with my wife, they are my biggest supporters. My life is complete!"
William Green ’00 writes that he is currently working toward a master's degree in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon while playing a little music on the side.
John Gemetti '00 and Gabriela (Tablada) Gemetti '00 welcomed a baby daughter, Gianna Maria Gemetti on October 16, 2009.
John Gemetti '00 and Gaby (Tablada) Gemetti '00 welcomed a bay boy, Carlo, on January 27, 2013. The proud parents and big sister Gianna live in Santa Clara.
Margo Gaitan '00 married Will Arroyo '05, M.S. '07 on Nov. 8, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara presided by Arthur F. Liebscher, S.J. SCU staff in the ceremony included Lulu Santana (Campus Ministry). The bridal party included: Giovanna Gaitan O'Grady '96, Shadia Arroyo '06, and Britzia Arroyo '12. Other Broncos in attendance: Kevin O'Grady '95, Jose Ramirez '98, Maria Sandoval '98, Ines Amaro Bibi '98, Judiana Somilleda Viruet '00, Liliana Contreras '00, John Gemetti '00, Gaby Tablada Gemetti '00, Adolfo Enriquez '01, Cindy Interiano Garcia '01, Monica Flores '01, Vivian Roldan Arnold '02, Danny Zepeda '05, Charles Leone '05, Luis Vicencio '05, Irene Cermeno '05, Jessica Polar Garrison MS '05 , Abigail Figueroa Vera '06, Rachelle Cassel '06, Jillian Cassel '07, and Lianne Chun MBA '09. The couple lives in San Jose, Calif.
Jason and Christina (Beck) Drogin '00, welcomed a second son, Jake Whelan Drogin, on March 18, 2009. He joins big brother, Will, who is 2 years old.
Christina Beck Drogin ’00 and Jason Drogin ’00 welcomed daughter Mia Edie Drogin on August 29, 2012. Mia joins big brothers Will (6) and Jake (4).
Kelli Dragovich '00 is the head of talent for RockYou Inc., a 150-employee, Redwood City-based developer of social and casual games best known for its Zoo World franchise. She is spearheading the company's "sprint mode" strategy for fast hiring across the board, in order to keep the hiring process lean and beat out bigger competition.
Katie DeLeuw '00 works at EnviroIssues, an agency dedicated to developing and executing comprehensive public involvement, strategic communications, and outreach plans and programs by tackling some of the thorniest public policy and environmental issues of our day. Katie has 11 years of public involvement experience in Washington and California. Katie’s multidisciplinary education in environmental science, policy and management gives her the ability to understand complex environmental issues and communicate them to a variety of audiences. Katie is originally from Mountain View, California.
Jane Duong Davaransky ’00 and husband Anthony William welcomed baby Emerson Isabelle on Feb 7, 2012, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Jane is currently working as a Financial Planner at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park. She and her family live in Fremont.
Jane Duong Davaransky ’00 created a petition on www.change.org to ask Medela, a leading manufacturer of breast pumps, to create a program to recycle old breast pumps. After 2,002 signatures, Medela responded by creating a recycling program called Medela Recycles. Each pump received through Medela Recycles supports the donation of new hospital-grade, multiuse breastpumps and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities to support parents who have babies in the NICU. Medela expects to recycle 12,000 pumps with this program. As of mid-January 2015, the company has recycled 171 pumps.
Dan Darcy '00 and Kimberly Hayes got married on January 10, 2009 at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Francisco. They reside in San Francisco, where Dan works in product marketing at salesforce.com and is also in the family business producing pinot noir wine for Cleary Ranch Vineyards. Other alumni in attendance: best man Luke Waller '00, David Getzelman '00, Brianna Reynaud '00, John Reseburg '00, Michael Sinkula '00, Colin de Andrade '00, Chelsea Drew '00, Jenny Fredrikson Goines '00, Caterina Mercante Zim '00, Ben Petty '00, Kristen McLey Petty '01, David Sabow '01, and Alex Casanova '95.
Mariah Dabel ’00 joined local government consulting firm Management Partners as a senior management advisor in July 2011. Her partner, Miguel Carrillo ’00, is a brewer with Gordon Biersch. They live in San Jose.
Jennifer (Sticinski) Costello '00 and Casey Costello '00 welcomed their second son, Cooper Ernest on Nov. 9, 2012. Older brother Mason is 2. The family lives in Santa Rosa, CA.