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Wagner, Aly

Soccer star Aly Wagner '10 was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2016. Wagner played for the U.S. Women’s National Team for ten years and scored the winning goal in the NCAA championship final, winning SCU the first ever outright National Title. She has also won two Olympic gold medals and played in two Women’s World Cups. To be eligible for the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, an inductee must have developed his or her skills in Santa Clara County, played or coached for a county team or school, and represented the county as an individual athlete or contributed in some extraordinary way to the greater San Jose community in a sports-related program or project. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 2, at SAP Center at San Jose. Aly still resides in the Bay Area with her husband Adam Eyre ’04 and their four children.

submitted Sep. 14, 2016 10:11A
Kim, Yudong

Yudong Kim J.D. '10 has joined Holland & Hart’s Boise office. Kim is a patent attorney and engineer who focuses on IP protection for clients with complex technology and processes. He has particular experience in the semiconductor technology industry, having worked for over two decades at Intel Corporation as a process R&D engineer and manager. Kim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. 

submitted Oct. 3, 2016 8:35A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '11
WalkerLieb, Zach

Zach WalkerLieb '11 named top 30 Under 30 Realtors in the world by Coldwell Banker International for the year of 2016. Zach lives in his home town, fabulous Las Vegas.

Contact Zach
Cell: 702-743-9998
submitted Dec. 15, 2016 10:52P
Plescia, Marisa (Plescia)

Marisa Plescia '11 is currently living in France and Italy completing her graduate studies in cosmetic and fragrance chemistry. She has learned formulation of skin care products, color cosmetics, and perfumery and hopes to work in R&D.

Contact Marisa
submitted Nov. 7, 2016 1:42P
Patel, Amit
Amit Patel '09, M.S. '11 is a certified LEED Green Associate and Engineer in Training. He is a project engineer at SunPower Corporation, in San Jose, and an engineer and manager of the Drafting Department at A1 Solar Power. On campus in November, he and Angelica Escruceria M.S. '13 gave a talk to the Energy Club about their work designing residential and agricultural solar projects.


submitted Nov. 7, 2016 12:10P
Maples, Jason

Jason Maples J.D. '11, LLM '12 is a legal data expert for legal analytics and patent data science company Lex Machina. He previously served as a paralegal in the U.S. Army during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, where he handled military, criminal, administrative and humanitarian law issues and managed journalists embedded with combat units. 

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 8:35A
Berghoff, Kayla

Kayla Berghoff '11, daughter of Eric E. '86 and Madeline M. Berghoff '87, married Michael Dessel '11, son of Annette M. Naughten-Dessel '80 in the Santa Clara Mission on July 23, 2016, with Fr. Michael Zampelli presiding. Their wedding party included fellow Broncos Phillip Craig '11, sister Tessie Berghoff '18, Gregory Semenza '11, Karl Dupont '11, and brother Garrett Berghoff '16. The newlyweds are now living in New York City, where Kayla is working towards her M.F.A. in acting and Michael is a full time physical therapist.


submitted Sep. 21, 2016 4:51A


Rogers, Nathan
Nathan Rogers '12 may be construction manager on the Google Fiber project in Raleigh, North Carolina, but his real mission is to help others. In late 2015 Rogers co-founded Well Constructed, a 501(c)3 NGO dedicated to providing clean drinking water to Ghana's poorest rural regions. He took a week off from Google to launch the project in Bolgatanga, in the country's remote northeast. "The water situation is pretty bleak up there," he reported then; "I witnessed a physical altercation between three women, fighting for the last dirty water at the bottom of a dry stream... Our contractor completed construction and commissioned our first well, which will provide clean drinking water to about a thousand people."
By spring's end, Well Constructed had built seven wells serving about 7,000 people in Ghana's Upper East Region, all within 20 miles of the library built by SCU students. Rogers is currently taking a six-month leave of absence from Google to advance this and other projects, such as raising interest and awareness in STEM education and careers, working with Junior Achievement Africa to create a 12-week STEM Campaign for junior high and high school students in Sub-Saharan Africa, and teaching weekly coding classes to students in a small school outside the capital of Accra.
To contribute—a mere $100 provides clean water to 30 children who can remain in class longer instead of walking miles to fetch water—visit 
submitted Oct. 21, 2016 4:40P
Method, Greg
After graduation, Greg Method '12 and Joe Burke '12 set out to improve on an existing antiquated medical device product and completely redesigned the Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device for use in post-surgical knee rehab. A connection was with orthopedic surgeon and five-time Olympic speed skating gold medalist Eric Heiden and customer Kinex Connect, they sold their startup and continue to work on the product.
They credit mechanical engineering Associate Professor Christopher Kitts and physics Associate Professor Philip Kesten with helping to instill an entrepreneurial mindset. "Dr. Kitts pushed us to think about commercial viability and assess industry need in creating a product that can be successful in a commercial environment, and Dr. Kesten helped cultivate the desire to keep moving forward, even when I didn't have anything other than an idea. Offering advice or just acting as a sounding board, he was a tremendous help in getting started. Those relationships are crucial. Mentorships, the support systems you find through Santa Clara—when someone believes you can do it, it helps you believe, too."
submitted Oct. 21, 2016 4:30P
Maples, Jason
see year 2011
UGRD Arts & Sciences '12
DeMaria, Mike (DeMaria)

Mike DeMaria '12 recently launched a consumer mobile application on the iOS App Store, Grow Invest. The TechCrunch article can be found here:

Contact Mike
submitted Sep. 29, 2016 12:08P
Clarin, Ben

Ben Clarin M.S. '12 is a project manager at Electrical Power Research Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. The company brings together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity. Its ultimate goal is to provide society with safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity.


submitted Nov. 1, 2016 2:36P
UGRD Leavey Business '12
Capovilla, Giordano

Giordano M. Capovilla '12 is enjoying his career at Deloitte in San Francisco, focusing on the growth of local technology companies. Having graduated a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he lives with brother Henry Eder '12 and brother William Rush '12, continuing to give back to the Iota Omicron chapter. He frequents the South Bay area, where he can be found front row of the Bronco basketball game supporting the new era of Coach Sendek.

submitted Jan. 11, 2017 9:16P
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


Tieu, Dewey

Dewey Tieu MBA '13 is an associate relationship manager in Atlantic Trust’s San Francisco office, with more than five years of industry experience. In this role, Dewey works closely with senior relationship managers to implement investment solutions and provide wealth counseling services to individuals, families and foundations. Prior to joining Atlantic Trust, Dewey was a vice president and associate banker at Citi Private Bank, delivering investment and credit solutions and wealth planning services to affluent individuals, families and institutions. In addition, he is a Level III candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. 

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 1:14P
Solis, Gabriela

Gabriela Estephanie Solis ’13, after receiving her Masters In English Composition at San Francisco State University, successfully auditioned for and accepted a full two year scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame's Masters of Sacred Music Program. Recently Gabriela has performed throughout the Bay Area as a soloist and as an ensemble member with various groups.

Contact Gabriela
Gabriela Estephanie Solis | Alto / Mezzo-Soprano
submitted Aug. 30, 2016 5:57P
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
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
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
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
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


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
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 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
submitted Jan. 16, 2017 11:23A
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