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UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Perry, Anthony

Anthony (A.J.) Perry ’07 married Lyssa Hughes on May 25, 2014 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Rowing Club.  The wedding was officiated by SCU grad See Yew Mo M.S. ’12 and other Broncos in attendance included: Michael Zozos ’06, Alvin Chen ’07, Michael Wiesner ’05, J.D. ’11, Taylor Thorn ’08, Katie (Fitzsimmons) Sullivan ’06, Tania Samsonoff ’10, and Bucky the Bronco!

submitted Dec. 4, 2014 2:55P
Hatzke, Matt

Matt Hatzke '07, former San Jose Earthquakes soccer player, recently wrote an editorial for Outsports. "My life hasn't been the same," he writes, since coming out to family and friends in 2013, "as I have found happiness like I couldn't understand before. I finally felt my life finding completion...I finally felt comfortable in my own skin."

Matt was acquired by the Earthquakes in 2008 after first being drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and being traded. Prior to his professional career, he was a 2006 and 2007 All-West Coast Conference selection for Santa Clara University, playing 81 games in his four years in school.
Matt now practices dentistry with his parents in San Jose and is in a happy relationship.
"While my playing days are behind me--I do venture onto the pitch for Santa Clara alumni games--I know I can still contribute to the beautiful game in other ways," he writes, hoping to be role model for other young athletes.
submitted Jun. 28, 2015 11:22P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Harter, Brady

Brady Harter ’07 and his wife Francesca welcome their newest addition, Gianna Nadine, on Jan. 28. They live in Redwood City. Mom and baby are doing great! She already has Daddy wrapped around her finger.

submitted Apr. 10, 2015 3:31P
Gutierrez, Yadhira

Seasoned family law attorney Yadhira N. Gutierrez J.D. '07 joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, as an associate. Gutierrez has exclusively focused on family law since January 2008 and offers her clients a full range of services, from premarital and marital agreements to strong advocacy representation when issues cannot be resolved by mutual agreement. Gutierrez is often appointed by the court to act as minor’s counsel, representing children who don’t otherwise have a voice in the family law process. She is also active in the community, working with the Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project and as a Spanish Family Court Services Orientation Instructor for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section honored her with the Henry B. Collada Memorial Award. This distinction recognizes extraordinary service, contribution and professionalism with a focus on the betterment of families and children involved with Family Court.

submitted Apr. 23, 2015 8:49A
UGRD Engineering '07
Duong, Yen
Yen T. Duong '07 received the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award, presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the examination on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2014. 
A total of 91,384 individuals sat for the examination in 2014, with 60 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the award. 
Duong is employed at Ernst & Young in San Jose. She is a member of the California Society of CPAs.
submitted Apr. 6, 2015 11:11A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Cashman, Veronica (Zepeda)
Veronica (Zepeda) Cashman '07 was honored as a 2014 Santa Clara Sporting Coach of the Year. Cashman coaches two girls teams at Sporting: the Santa Clara Sporting 97 Girls White and the Sporting 01 Girls. After completing a very successful collegiate career at Santa Clara University and a stint with the US Under 20 Women's National team, she turned her energy into coaching and mentoring girls at Santa Clara Sporting. She took over the head coaching job of Sporting 97G White two years ago, building them into a premier powerhouse team, now ranked No. 1 in NorCal, No. 2 in Region IV and No. 3 in the rankings. Sporting 97 Girls White won the Cal-North State Cup, the Surf Cup and the Sporting Girls Invitational during the past two seasons.
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 2:42P
GRD Law '07
Capron, Aaron

Aaron Capron J.D. ’07 has been promoted to partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. He has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, patent litigation, and patent portfolio management. Mr. Capron has been co-lead counsel for several post-grant proceedings, including one of the first cases instituted under the America Invents Act. With more than a dozen years of patent law experience, Mr. Capron counsels clients of all sizes on prosecution, post-grant, portfolio management, and pre-litigation strategies. He has experience in a wide spectrum of electrical, computer hardware and software, and Internet technologies.

submitted Feb. 9, 2015 2:09A
UGRD Engineering '07
Amato, Michael

Michael Amato '07, M.S. '11 and Bianca Vallorz '07, tied the knot at the beautiful Mission Santa Clara on January 24, 2015! Even though the wedding was in the middle of winter, they were blessed with wonderful 70-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky! They currently live in San Jose, with Bianca supporting the local community working at Family Supportive Housing and Michael working at Apple.

submitted Jul. 31, 2015 7:57P
Alexander, Taylor

Taylor Alexander ’07 funded his company, Flutter Wireless, with a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign. Still in production but nearing launch, Flutter is a programmable processor core for electronics projects. Featuring a fast ARM processor, powerful long-range wireless communication, built-in battery charging, and an onboard security chip, Flutter is an ideal choice for robotics, wireless sensor networks, consumer electronics, and educational platforms. He writes, "All of our designs are open source, with licenses that encourage modification, reuse, and sharing. My hope is to bring robotics to impoverished nations by creating designs anyone can build themselves with low-cost materials."

submitted Feb. 27, 2015 12:11P


Schulz, Casey (Kute)

Casey (Kute) Schulz '08 was among six finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF competition in September. Casey is head of R&D for Preemadonna, a family of automated devices for designing and applying nail art. Preemadonna plans to crowdfund the first Nailbot on Indiegogo at the end of October.

submitted Oct. 5, 2015 11:13A
Satre-Meloy, Liam

Liam Satre-Meloy ’08 is an executive producer of the documentary Red Army, which was released in 2014. The film is about the Soviet Union’s famous Red Army hockey team. Read more about the film in Sports Illustrated. While at Santa Clara, Satre-Meloy worked on the award-winning documentary A Christmas in Tent City—written, produced, and directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Mike Whalen ’89—about Francisco Jimenez.

submitted Feb. 9, 2015 2:34A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Pearson, Mandy (Liebscher)

Mandy (Liebscher) Pearson '08 writes, "After almost seven years at Facebook working as intellectual property associate in Community/Risk Operations, our family has decided to move to my home country, Germany, for a few years. I'm excited to be close to family and childhood friends again, and to share more of the German culture and traditions with our children and my husband. We'll start our adventure with a six-week road trip across the United States on July 1, arriving in Dresden, Germany, mid-August. SCU friends, if you're in Germany at some point, send me a note! :)"

Contact Mandy
submitted Jun. 23, 2015 9:36A
Ozawa, Kyle

Kyle Ozawa '08 currently heads up business operations for Invoice2go, one of the leading mobile apps for small businesses. In this role, he is responsible for building out the company's customer support, HR, facilities/IT, and legal teams. Prior to this he worked at Google for four years where he was senior product specialist for mobile payments and a senior account manager specializing in digital marketing, mobile advertising, and web analytics.

Kyle earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of business and his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Santa Clara University. Kyle currently serves on Santa Clara University’s Board of Regents. Additionally, he serves as a judge for The Tech Awards, a signature program of the The Tech Museum of Innovation that awards $500,000 annually in grants to emerging technology companies developing products and services to benefit humanity. 

submitted Apr. 17, 2015 3:37P
Garcia, Blanca

Blanca Garcia '08 and Christopher Salazar '06 were married on Sept. 13, 2014, at the Mission Church. The ceremony was officiated by Michael Zampelli, S.J. and the wedding party included Lucia Ulloa-Hernandez '07, Lucy (Shin) Lin '08, Jessica Ponce '07, Yuridia (Estrada) Esquivel '07 and Juan Carlos Esquivel '07. The newlyweds honeymooned in Greece and recently purchased their first home in Santa Clara.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 11:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Almassy, Tera (Linsley)

Mark Almassy ’08 and Tera (Linsley) Almassy ’08 welcomed their second son, Henry Theodore, on Feb. 12. He joins big brother Kent (18 months). The Almassy family resides in Pleasantville, New York.

submitted Mar. 6, 2015 5:02A


UGRD Leavey Business '09
Sullivan, Michelle (Gamlen)

Michelle Gamlen ’09 of Los Altos, California, and Matthew Sullivan of Arlington, Virginia, were married on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, California. Matthew went to Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2002. The couple resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Contact Michelle
submitted Jan. 15, 2015 7:05A
Schroeder, Kristina (Alvarez)

Kristina Alvarez ’09 and Addison Schroeder ’09 were married on Aug. 9, 2014 in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The couple celebrated with many Bronco friends including bridal party members Brian Belcher ’09, Elizabeth Carter ’09, Carey (DeAngelis) Fredlake ’05, MBA ’12, Stephen Hamakawa ’09, Margo Schroeder ’12, and Catherine Waite ’08, M.A. ’14. The couple resides in Lafayette, California.

submitted Mar. 20, 2015 2:39P
GRD Law '09
Rocha, Stephanie

Stephanie Rocha '00, J.D. '09 appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2014 40 Under 40 list. She is an associate attorney at Miller Morton Cailat & Nevis LLP, where Rocha represents developers, builders and prime contractors in construction litigation, including defect and payment disputes. She also represents real estate agents and brokers, homeowners, landlords, tenants and other individuals and entities in a variety of real estate- and business-related matters.

A Santa Clara native, Rocha started her career at a semiconductor company in Santa Clara County. She quickly moved up the ranks in the human resources department and — unfortunately, as the recession began to hit — was involved in handling company layoffs, exposing her to legal employment claims and piquing her interest in law.
Her experience at this time also included working as employee relations manager for a biotech company, where she was able to cultivate her newfound interest by working closely with the company's outside labor and employment counsel.
Indulging her varied outside curiosities, Rocha earned her real estate license and began selling real estate at nights and on the weekends, while still maintaining her full-time job. Exposure to real estate law was the final push she needed to pursue law school.
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 8:53A
Reed, Debra

In May, Debra Reed J.D. ’09 finished her successful Kickstarter campaign, funding the creation of, a line of hemp totes that are biodegradable, sustainable, and bacteria resistant. Reed founded herbsack in September 2013, when she, like everyone else in San Jose, adjusted to a regulatory ban on single-use plastic bags.



submitted May. 30, 2015 1:38P
Long, Matt

Versatile outfielder Matt Long ’09, 28, is playing for the minor leagues as a Milwaukee Brewer. He had split time mostly between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels system in 2014, combining to post a .249/.340/.384 line with 10 homers and 25 steals in 116 games. Long played at both levels each of the past three seasons, swiping more than 20 bases each year.


submitted Mar. 20, 2015 9:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Lambrecht, Cherie (Motobu)

Cherie Motobu '09 and Gregory Lambrecht '10 were married on Aug. 1, 2015, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cherie is a school psychologist in the San Mateo Foster City  school district, and Greg is an English teacher and debate coach at Fremont High in Sunnyvale.

submitted Aug. 13, 2015 2:20P
GRD Law '09
Koo, Tae-Woong

Tae-Woong Koo J.D. '09 appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2014 40 Under 40 list. He is a senior associate in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Intellectual Property Practice and works behind the scenes in Silicon Valley's technology industry to safeguard the heart of its economic vitality and cultural values: innovation.

Koo's practice focuses on prosecuting patents and counseling inventors on strategies to protect their ideas. The holder of more than 30 patents himself, his years of work as a research scientist prior to becoming a lawyer help him guide Silicon Valley's largest technology companies.
Born in Seoul, Korea, he he earned the title Dr. Koo while completing his Master's and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at MIT, and eventually landing a position as a senior research scientist at Intel. There, he studied optics and helped advance methods for its use in analyzing chemical compounds and diagnosing disease. That research led to more than 30 patents and his work was published in a dozen articles in the fields of optics, nanotechnology, microfluidics, sensors, material science, analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry and biotechnology. The process of developing those patents with legal counsel first piqued his interest in the law.
He finished his Ph.D. by age 26, then decided to attend law school at night while working full-time for Intel. Since he joined Morgan Lewis as an associate in 2009, several of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley have entrusted him with handling complex challenges that involve advanced technologies and require sophisticated strategic considerations.
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 8:46A
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