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GRD Law '09
Pedemonte, Garren

Garren Michael Pedemonte J.D. '09 and Jessica Rose Baracker on Sept. 17, 2011, at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville.

The groom is the son of Michael and Gayle Pedemonte of Gaston, Ore. He is a 2001 graduate of Gaston High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 2006 from the University of Oregon, and his law degree from Santa Clara University Law School in Santa Clara, Calif. He works as an attorney for Southern Oregon Public Defenders Inc. in Medford.

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Ann Baracker of Eagle Point. She is a 2002 graduate of Eagle Point High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in 2006 from the University of Oregon and her law degree in 2011 from the University of Oregon School of Law. She works as an attorney for Jamie L. Hazlett, LLC, in Medford.

Landon Berger of the Universal Life Church, a friend of the couple, officiated the ceremony.

Maid of honor was the bride's friend, Jessica Brandes, of Portland. Bridesmaids were the bride's friends, Kristina Edmunson of Washington, D.C., and Kristen Lynam of Portland, and friend to both the bride and groom, Erin Hisano of Honolulu, Hawaii. Junior bridesmaid was the bride's niece, Krystal Baracker of Shady Cove.

Best man was the groom's brother, Scott Pedemonte of San Francisco. Groomsmen were the groom's friends, Glenn Kaute and Scott Broussard, both of Portland, and the groom's cousin, Steven Olson of Beaverton.

Ring bearers were the bride's nephews, Isaac and Otto Baracker of Berkeley, Calif.

A reception hosted by the bride and groom's parents followed the ceremony.

After a honeymoon in the Northern California wine country, the newlyweds are living in Medford.

submitted Jan. 9, 2012 4:02P
GRD Law '09
Pavlidakis, Alexandra

Alexandra Pavlidakis J.D. ’09 and Brandon Douglass ’05, J.D. ’10 were married on Oct. 6 at Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco. The reception was held at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco and the couple honeymooned in Tahiti.

The bride is the daughter of Marilla and Steven Pavlidakis of Saratoga. After graduating from Saratoga High, she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006 and the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. She is employed as an attorney at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto.
The groom is the son of Karen and Alan Douglass of Atherton. He graduated from Woodside High School in 2000, Santa Clara University in 2005 and the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2010. He is employed as an attorney in private practice in Redwood City.
The couple met while in law school. They now live in San Francisco.
submitted Nov. 8, 2012 3:55A
Ogunbiyi, Babajide

Babajide Ogunbiyi ’09 joined the soccer club Viborg FF of Denmark this past spring. During his college career, the 6’4” defender appeared in 77 games scoring 11 goals and recording eight assists. He helped Santa Clara to consecutive West Coast Conference titles and three NCAA tournament appearances. Once graduated, Ogunbiyi passed on an invitation to play in the MLS for the New York Red Bulls to play in Europe. Since joining Viborg in March 2010, his performance has been the talk of the division, with a commanding presence in the back and his attacking foray resulting in two goals in nine appearances.


submitted Oct. 4, 2010 1:41P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '09
Ndol, Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre Luzolo Ndol, S.J., STL ’09 is the director of Parlons SIDA/Kisangani (PSK) in Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sunday Vicar to Christ the King parish in Mongobo. PSK is a work of mercy and hope that brings assistance to the sick, especially those infected and affected by the AIDS epidemic. May 2012 will mark PSK’s tenth year of service and assistance in the battle against HIV/AIDS.  For more information, please visit the website:

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:57P
UGRD Engineering '09
Nara, Brahmani (Nandamuri)

Brahmani (Nandamuri) Nara ’09 has taken over as the executive director of Heritage Foods Ltd., after completing her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has previously worked with the venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings and as VP, Heritage.

submitted Jul. 11, 2013 9:54A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Motobu, Cherie

Cherie Motobu '09 received her Master of Science in School Psychology from San Francisco State University. She will be interning at the San Mateo Foster City school district this fall.

submitted May. 25, 2011 11:53A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Motobu, Cherie

Cherie Motobu ’09 earned her Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credentials from the state of California in May 2012, which certified her as a school psychologist. She accepted a full-time position on the school psychology staff of the San Mateo-Foster City (Calif.) school district for the 2012–13 school year.

submitted May. 25, 2012 2:19P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '09
Mastroianni, Fran

Fran Mastroianni M.A. '09, a fourth-grade teacher at Blossom Hill Elementary School in Los Gatos, was selected as the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the Los Gatos Union School District for her dedication to students, classroom skill, and commitment to lifelong learning. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mastroianni moved to California in 1987. She has a degree in special education from Trenton State College, a California teaching credential from San Jose State University and a master's degree in education administration from Santa Clara University. She has also been a special education teacher and a substitute teacher. She's taught at Blossom Hill since 2001. Mastroianni said she has special experiences every day while working with her “fabulous fourth-grade teammates” and with an “amazing and inspirational principal” at Blossom Hill. She said that she knew she was making a difference when one of her former students went back to Blossom Hill to thank her for teaching him to stay organized and for challenging him with high expectations. “Being a part of the Los Gatos Elementary School District community is an honor," said Mastroianni. Joe Bloin, a fellow fourth-grade teacher who wrote the nomination letter for Mastroianni, said, “Fran shows all the traits that make us proud to be teachers. She is collegial, caring, professional, involved in the community, creative and passionate about student success.” Bolin said that “Fran has a real empathy for those students who are most difficult to teach. Her involvement on a personal level makes a real difference in the lives of these children.” Bolin added that in addition to being a wonderful teacher, Mastroianni is president of the Los Gatos Elementary Teachers Association and has put in countless hours this year working to ensure that teachers in Los Gatos get a voice in decisions made by the administration. She attends monthly school board meetings and meets frequently with administrators, he said.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 1:39P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '09
Llamas, Jasmin

Jasmin Llamas ’06, M.A. ’09, a graduate student in the University of California–Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has received two grants to help fund her research: a Chicano Studies Institute (CSI) Grant and a Graduate Research Award for Social Science Surveys. This is Llamas’s second CSI grant.

Llamas received her B.S. in combined sciences and psychology from Santa Clara University in 2006. She received an M.A. in counseling psychology with a Latino emphasis at Santa Clara University in 2009. During her undergraduate years she was a research assistant on several projects and worked in juvenile hall her senior year of college. Llamas served as a grant coordinator for a state-funded bullying prevention grant in low-income high schools. From 2005-2009 she worked full-time as a data analyst and research associate in the Data Analysis and Evaluation unit of Santa Clara County, Department of Alcohol and Drug Services.
submitted Mar. 2, 2012 2:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Linney, Claire

Claire Linney '09 is working as the head coach for the Salinas High School water polo team.

submitted Sep. 16, 2010 11:05A
Linney, Claire

Claire Linney '09 continues to be busy. She is now Santa Clara's first paid assistant coach for men’s and women’s water polo. Linney was an all-conference player here in 2009, and had been an assistant coach at Cal State Monterey Bay. Last fall, as the head coach for the Salinas High School Boy's Water Polo team, she was named MBL Coach of the Year for the second time. She is also the athletic director at San Benancio Middle School. In the spring she was inducted into the 2014 Aptos High School Sports Hall of Fame.

submitted Jun. 16, 2014 9:56A
UGRD Engineering '09
Leising, TJ

TJ  Leising '09, 2008 honors graduate in mechanical engineering, competed in the Summer World University Games in TaeKwonDo in Belgrade in July.

submitted Nov. 16, 2009 2:41P
GRD Law '09
Kwan, Alison

Alison B Kwan J.D. '09 joined Bradshaw and Associates law firm in July 2010. While attending Santa Clara Law School, Kwan was a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian of the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County. Alison also interned for the County Counsel of San Mateo, and the Asian Law Alliance in San Jose, Calif. She was an active member of the Computer and High TechTechnology Law Journal and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She has also been active in the Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center's Worker's Rights Clinic.

submitted Aug. 9, 2011 10:47A
Kozel, Ashley (Wells)

Brian Kozel '09 and Ashley Wells '09 were married at the Santa Clara Mission Church on July 14, 2012. Several SCU alumni were in the wedding party, including Joseph Wattoo '09, Ellis Fenske '09, Lauren Backes '09, Christina Harris '09, Tanner Diggs '09, and Adam Seppala '09; as well as current SCU student and brother of the groom, Kevin Kozel '14. Even more SCU alumni were in attendance as guests of the wedding. The couple honeymooned in France and is enjoying the beginning of their life as newlyweds.

submitted Jul. 23, 2012 1:16P
UGRD Leavey Business '09
Kozel, Brian

Brian Kozel '09 and Ashley Wells '09 were married at the Santa Clara Mission Church on July 14, 2012. Several SCU alumni were in the wedding party, including Joseph Wattoo '09, Ellis Fenske '09, Lauren Backes '09, Christina Harris '09, Tanner Diggs '09, and Adam Seppala '09; as well as current SCU student and brother of the groom, Kevin Kozel '14. Even more SCU alumni were in attendance as guests of the wedding. The couple honeymooned in France and is enjoying the beginning of their life as newlyweds.

submitted Jul. 23, 2012 1:20P
GRD Law '09
Koo, Tae-Woong

Tae-Woong Koo J.D. '09 has been named president of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. Koo is an intellectual property attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, based in Palo Alto. Koo's practice focuses on prosecution, protection, enforcement, and monetization of intellectual property rights.

Contact Tae-Woong
submitted Mar. 30, 2013 12:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Kidde, John

John Kidde ’09 decided to do something crazy and quit his job to take a month-long internship in South Africa. From there he will circle to globe by going to Hong Kong and then meet Sean Murphy ’09 in Tokyo before heading home.

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 6:43A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Kaprielian, Haley

Freshman Dorm: Sobrato

Haley Kaprielian '09 writes, "I moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in Nov. 2012 for a job as an Event Coordinator at Loyola Law School. I plan small events to multi-day conferences for students, alumni, and others in the legal field. I was previously working for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara School of Law doing marketing and development. No, I do not plan on going to law school. :)"

submitted Feb. 25, 2014 7:42P
GRD Law '09
Jensen, Leslie (Maglione)

Leslie Maglione '06 married James Jensen on October 9, 2010 at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. In attendance were Joseph Maglione '77, Celia Raffetto Maglione '77, Jay Maglione '13, Claudia Panontin Jones '77, Mary Conlon Almassy '77, Steve Almassy '77, Alicia Del Prado, Katie Kiely '07, and Stephanie Rocha.

submitted Nov. 2, 2010 9:32P
GRD Law '09
Jensen, Leslie (Maglione)

Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.

submitted May. 18, 2014 7:14P
Hogan, John

John Hogan MBA '09 was recognized as a "Champion of Change” by the White House for being particularly innovative and effective in answering the administration’s Youth Jobs+ challenge. The Youth Jobs+ program was created as a way to engage local elected officials, along with business and community leaders, to work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities.

The Champions of Change were recognized for helping connect young people with jobs and skills, creating opportunities in communities across this country.
John Hogan is the CEO and founder of TeenForce, a San Jose–based nonprofit dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of businesses. TeenForce is built on the staffing agency model and provides employers with an opportunity to hire work-ready youth ages 14 –24 while also strengthening local communities. TeenForce delivers work-readiness training, skills development, job placement services, and career mentoring to ensure youth improve life outcomes through their employment experiences. As part of its Youth Jobs+ effort, TeenForce partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to generate 100 jobs for current and former foster youth in 2013.
Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute. 
Contact John
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 4:26P
GRD Law '09
Hanley, Matthew

The Traverse City-based law firm Dingeman & Dancer, PLC has added new attorney Matthew Hanley J.D. '09.
Hanley is a TC native, and attended Santa Clara University School of Law in California before moving back to Michigan.
He was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2010, and to the Michigan state bar in 2012. He also has served as an extern for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver, and as a law clerk for employers including the U.S. Department of Justice and CafePress.
Hanley specializes in healthcare law and civil litigation including personal injury, nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases.

submitted Feb. 14, 2014 12:30P
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