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Giraldez, Anima-Christi (Clark)

Anima-Christi (Clark) Giraldez '98, husband Chad, and son Hunter, 3, welcomed a baby girl, Sierra Rose, on Feb. 8. The family lives in Salinas, Calif.

submitted Mar. 7, 2009 6:43P
Ghali, Adel

Reverend Adel G. Ghali ’98 is still in the Chaplaincy Ministry in San Jose. He serves in a skilled nursing and assisted living facility, and also offers a helping hand to hear confessions and celebrate Holy Eucharist in parishes.

submitted Aug. 11, 2010 2:30P
Fisher, David

David Fisher MBA '98 is now vice president and business transformation officer at SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations.

Mr. Fisher will lead a business transformation program to drive continuous process improvement and operational optimization efforts in support of SRA’s strategic plan. As BTO, he will help SRA continue to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business processes, enhancing the focus on providing customers with the best people, ideas and performance.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the SRA team,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Tim Atkin. “David’s thought leadership and extensive operational experience in the public and private sectors will strengthen how we support our employees and our customers.  He will provide SRA, and our customers, with strategies and practices that will enable us to consistently meet the dynamic needs of the federal government market in order to achieve exceptional operational performance.”  
Mr. Fisher has held a number of senior roles within the public and private sectors, most recently as Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Prior to joining the IRS, he served as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Before holding his role at the GAO, David held a number of positions with the Department of Defense (DoD), including serving as the first permanent director of the Business Transformation Agency, Defense Enterprise Integration Executive, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Financial Management). Prior to joining DoD, David served as Managing Director with BearingPoint.
Mr. Fisher graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He is also the author of Optimize Now (or else!): How to Leverage Processes and Information to Achieve Enterprise Optimization and Avoid Enterprise Extinction.
submitted Jun. 21, 2014 9:55A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Finch, Sandy (DeMasi)

Sandy Finch DeMasi M.A. '98 has recently become certified to work in the state of California as a School Psychologist.

submitted Jun. 9, 2010 8:53A
Eppich, Simone

Simone Eppich '98, a Ph.D. student in nutrition at the University of Washington, married Marshall Talbot, an orchardist, on March 29, 2008. The wedding party was full of family members including four nephew ring bearers and one niece flower girl. The honeymoon was postponed until June as Simone went right back to school, and Marshall headed off to the family orchard to help protect the apple and cherry trees against the damaging frost. The couple make their home part-time in Seattle and part-time in Wenatchee, Wash.

submitted Apr. 2, 2009 8:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Dunn, Ryan

Ryan T. Dunn '98 and his wife, Julie Briggs Dunn were thrilled to welcome Dylan Patrick Dunn on January 13, 2009. The Dunns live in San Francisco.

submitted Dec. 18, 2009 9:50A
Dunn, Ryan

Ryan T. Dunn '98 opened Dunn & Panagotacos LLP, a law firm in downtown San Francisco. The boutique firm specializes in personal injury and business litigation (

submitted Jun. 20, 2011 1:30P
Diaz, Olga

Olga Diaz ’98 was named Civic Leader of the Year at U-T San Diego’s second annual San Diego Latino Champions Awards ceremony.

The U-T awards program emerged from the media company’s core goals, which include reflecting the diversity of the county. Latinos make up about one-third of the region’s population. To qualify for Thursday’s honors, individuals had to embody the U-T definition of a Latino champion: “a San Diego County resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role above and beyond his/her paid employment and has made a significant impact on the cultural lives of his/her community.”


submitted May. 6, 2013 10:29P
Dennison, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Dennison '98 was named one of the "40 Most Outstanding Individuals" on the Kitsap Peninsula by the Kitsap Business Journal.

submitted Dec. 4, 2008 12:56P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Dennison, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Dennison ’98 is the director of Marketing and Communications for Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington. Jeff provides leadership in producing and managing WSU Tri-Cities internal communications, social media, marketing and branding.

submitted Jan. 21, 2015 3:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '98
DeLucchi, Joe

Joe DeLucchi '98 and wife Kim DeLucchi are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Kara Sophia, born May 25, 2010. She joins big brother David at home.

submitted Sep. 11, 2010 11:42A
UGRD Leavey Business '98
De Buizer, Amber (Nixon)

Amber (Nixon) De Buizer '98 and Dr. James De Buizer were wed on October 10, 2011, in Los Gatos, Calif. They live in Sunnyvale. Amber is a non-profit fundraiser, and James is an astronomer.

submitted Oct. 29, 2011 11:33A
UGRD Leavey Business '98
De Buizer, Amber (Nixon)

Amber (Nixon) De Buizer ’98 has been elected to the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Silicon Valley Chapter. She is currently Director of Development at Acterra in Palo Alto. She and husband James welcomed their son, Ryker, on November 18, 2013. The family lives in Santa Clara.

Contact Amber
submitted Oct. 15, 2014 2:46P
GRD Leavey/MBA '98
Das, Sujal

Sujal Das MBA ’98 has joined the executive management team of Netronome as the senior vice president and general manager of strategy and Data Center Business Unit. Netronome is the leading provider of data plane processing solutions for software-defined networks. Das brings more than 20 years of experience with success in leading growth for a number of networking semiconductor companies including Broadcom, Mellanox and Marvell.

A strategic leader with a deep understanding of the market, Das recently led data center and SDN related initiatives at Broadcom helping establish the growth of merchant switch silicon and bare metal switches as a forceful trend in data center networking. Prior to that, at Mellanox, Das led the expansion of the company’s growth into the data center market by establishing the value of the company’s technologies in mainstream applications. Sujal also held key marketing and product development positions at Marvell and AMD.
submitted Oct. 22, 2014 12:56P
GRD Law '98
Dalzell Martinez, Naomi (Naomi Dalzell Martinez)

Naomi Dalzell Martinez ’94, J.D. ’98 is the managing director of Grupo Tasomi, S.L. She lives in Hong Kong.

submitted Dec. 3, 2011 3:10A
GRD Leavey/MBA '98
Crowley, Brian

Brian Crowley MBA ’98 joined MotionDSP, a Silicon Valley–based company that develops advanced, real-time image processing software for video enhancement and analytics, as director of federal solutions. Prior, Crowley led hardware, software, and services sales efforts throughout the U.S. intelligence community and U.S. Air Force for EMC and NetApp.

submitted Jun. 4, 2012 7:18P
Crowley, Kristen

Kristen Crowley ’98 is teaching kindergarten special education and developmental preschool for the Pasco School District in Pasco, Washington. She is also attending WSU-Pullman's graduate school.

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Cole, Lynn (Harr)

Lynn M. (Harr) Cole '98 married Peter J. Cole on November 27 2010 in Portland OR. The couple lives in Gresham OR. Lynn continues to work as a high school counselor.

submitted Jul. 6, 2011 6:09P
Christopher, Erahm (Machado)

Erahm (Machado) Christopher '98 wrote and directed his feature debut, Listen, slated for a release this year. The raw drama is inspired by his work with the educational program Teen Truth, which he launched. He has produced and directed three award-winning Teen Truth films and an operatic film for Bravo!; co-authored and published the book, Teen Truth: Why Youth Have Something to Hide; and conceptualized a live experience that has reached nearly 2 million people worldwide. More than 6 million people have seen his critically acclaimed Teen Truth series, and he has traveled the globe speaking to more than 700,000 people in schools, government agencies, and corporations.

submitted May. 7, 2015 1:43P
Castañeda-Liles, Socorro

Religious studies professor Socorro Castañeda-Liles '98 recently shared her inspiring life story in Visión magazine, from a grim childhood in Mexico to a career in academia. She's currently working on a book about the Catholic devotion of Latinas to be published by Oxford University Press, and co-editing a volume of stories by artists, academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs who share similar stories about coming to the United States. Her husband is Josef Castañeda-Liles, development research director at SCU, and they have a daughter. Socorro is also a co-founder of the Sacred Heart Parish Computer Center and a founding member of the San Jose's Parque de Padre Mateo Sheedy commitee.

submitted Sep. 11, 2015 10:54A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Caskey, Jason

Jason M. Caskey ’98 is an attorney in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology group at Kutak Rock LLP, specializing in technology licensing, copyright, trademarks, and commercial transactions. His wife, Kirsten, and he welcomed their son Daniel Patrick on December 26, 2011, joining big sisters Grace (6) and Claire (4). The family lives in Omaha, Nebraska, but Jason makes it back to the Bay Area to visit with clients and friends as often as possible.

Contact Jason
Jason M. Caskey KUTAK ROCK LLP 1650 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102 Phone: (402) 346-6000 Direct: (402) 661-8601
submitted Feb. 27, 2013 5:40P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Cannon, Joe

Joe Cannon '98 was drafted to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Expansion Draft. Cannon grew up in the San Jose area and who played collegiately at Santa Clara and in MLS for Colorado, Los Angeles, and two variations of the San Jose Earthquakes. He helped the first MLS version of the Quakes win the league title in 2001, and left the league after the 2002 season to play for six months in France. He came back to MLS in 2003 with Colorado and then went to the Galaxy, which traded him to San Jose prior to the 2008 season. At the end of the 2008 season, Cannon led the league with 124 saves, compiled nine shutouts (the leaders notched 10), and placed fifth with a 1.27 goals-allowed average. 

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 3:19P
Calderon, Rogelio

Rogelio Calderon '98 and married Karen Conoley on Jan. 10, at Ashley Manor in Phoenix, Ariz. Bryan Stofferahn served as a groomsman. Other alumni in attendance: Mark Brower '99, Tim Henward '99, and Chris and Stacy (Collins) Burbach.

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:10P
Brinker, Eileen

Eileen Briggs Brinker '98 and Aaron Lynn Brinker '98 welcome with great joy a son, Andrew Briggs Brinker. Born August 31, 2010, he weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches long. He joins big sisters, Mia Grace (5 yo) and Reese Marie (2.5 yo).

submitted Mar. 31, 2011 9:21A
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