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UGRD Engineering '92
zavaleta, oscar

Oscar Zavaleta ’92 started Montez Group Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Quality Control/Quality Assurance.

submitted Jun. 27, 2013 3:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Woestman, Kevin

Kevin Woestman '92 and his wife, Peggy, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Claire Elizabeth on Sept 1, 2010. She joins big brother Noah in their Chantilly, Va. home.

submitted Sep. 25, 2010 11:56A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Woestman, Kevin

Kevin Woestman ’92 was recently promoted to director of human resources for FrontPoint Security in McLean, Va. FrontPoint is a nationwide provider of wireless alarm systems for residential and commercial customers. He lives with his wife and two children in Chantilly, Va.

submitted Jan. 11, 2012 4:32A
UGRD Engineering '92
Weber, Richard

Richard Weber '92 was recently interviewed in The Californian for his role at Whitson Engineers, where he is an owner and principal partner. A general civil engineering and land survey firm that dates back to the late 1970s, the company has projects in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. It is also beginning projects in Southern California. Weber joined Whitson Engineers in 1993. 

A sampling of large and small projects the engineering firm is presently working on range from a housing development in the East Garrison section of Fort Ord and the proposed softball fields at Toro Park County Park to a flood control study at the mouth of the Carmel River.
Weber says he has seen the private sector begin to rebound about two years ago in 2012. Housing and commercial projects are again on track in Marina on what was formerly the Fort Ord military base and also in other parts of the tri-county area.
Besides the engineering expertise that his staff brings to every project, Weber said it is necessary today to have an understanding of the community. It is important to have a feeling for the sensitive issues that each project involves. These can vary from environmental concerns to a difference of opinion over the use of a particular parcel of land. It takes longer now to move from the concept and drawing board levels to actual breaking ground on a project.
submitted Aug. 2, 2014 11:17A
Walker, Jean

Jean (Houston) Walker '92 and husband Todd are proud to announce belatedly the birth of their son, Nicholas William Walker, in January 2007.

submitted May. 27, 2009 2:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Vaughn, Patricia

P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Truong, Lan

Lan Truong '92, a state department officer, is serving as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She, her partner and their son, Lucas, recently welcomed the birth of a baby boy, Eric, on Dec. 12, 2010. The family lives in Geneva.

submitted Apr. 17, 2011 2:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Tonry, Kathleen

Kathleen Tonry '92 is an assistant professor of English and associate director of the writing center at the University of Connecticut.

submitted Aug. 18, 2010 1:56P
Tonry, Kathleen (Tonry)

Kathleen Tonry '92 has been out of touch for a while but would like to note that she was busy producing 30 pounds of baby and a book. Kathleen and her husband, Brian Lynch, welcomed a baby girl, Irene, on December 27, 2014. Irene joins older siblings Mary (2007) and Tommy (2012). Kathleen was recently awarded tenure and is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Contact Kathleen
submitted Aug. 11, 2015 7:26P
GRD Law '92
Thall Peters, Kristen

Kristen Thall Peters J.D. ’92 was elected to the management committee at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP. Peters is currently the chair of the firm’s Green Practice Group, which focuses on green, energy, environmental, pipeline, real estate, and land use law and which is primarily based out of the Walnut Creek office.

She spearheaded the office’s expansion in 2004, and its certification as a green business in 2009. This announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s execution of a five year extension of the lease for the space the Walnut Creek office has occupied since 1989.

Peters is currently an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - East Bay, the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County, the Diablo Valley Chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization, Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Association of Women in Water and Energy, the Green Business Network of Contra Costa County, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association, of which she formerly served on the board of directors and currently serves on the Diversity Committee. An active member of the Real Estate Section of the Contra Costa County Bar, she served for years in the capacity of board member and president.

A graduate of Concord High School, U.C. Berkeley (B.A. Environmental Sciences) and Santa Clara University (J.D.), Peters is also an active volunteer in the community.

submitted Feb. 5, 2012 1:04P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Stevens, Lisa
Lisa Stevens ’92 was recently profiled at She is the head of small business banking at Wells Fargo & Co. and president for West Coast Regional Banking. She's married with three kids and lives in Pasadena, Calif.
submitted Jul. 29, 2013 11:44A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Stafford, Tina

Tina Stafford ’92 has been performing with the First National tour of the Broadway Musical Once for over a year. She hopes all Broncos will have the chance to come see it.

Contact Tina
submitted Dec. 5, 2014 3:44A
GRD Law '92
Sigler, Sonya (Sigler)

Sonya L. Sigler J.D. '92 is general counsel at Cataphora, Inc.

Contact Sonya
submitted Sep. 15, 2010 7:49P
GRD Law '92
Sigler, Sonya

Sonya Sigler J.D. '92 is vice president of product strategy of SFL Data, the first provider of a fixed-price e-discovery managed service for corporations and law firms. With more than 10 years of experience in business relationship management, Ms. Sigler will help develop and deliver the technology products and tools needed to address the e-discovery needs of law firm and corporate clients. She previously held roles as in-house counsel and a business development/legal consultant to several companies, including Intuit, Sony, IDO Systems, RealCommunities and Treasure Media. A member of the California State Bar, Ms. Sigler also served as an attorney at Sega, supporting business and product development, marketing and finance departments.

submitted Dec. 5, 2011 6:20P
GRD Law '92
Shuey, David

David "Shoe" Shuey J.D. ’92 is currently a partner at Rankin, Sproat, et. al. in Oakland, Calif. He practices insurance defense, including general liaiblity, construction defect and injury, and professional malpractice. He has been with Rankin since graduating from Santa Clara. He is also a two term Mayor and current City Councilmember in Clayton, Calif. He has been on the Council since 2002 and is serving his third term. He has been married for 20 years to wife Shelly and has five children, three of which were adopted from China and the Ukraine.

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submitted Aug. 31, 2012 11:28A
San Chirico, Kerry

Kerry San Chirico '92 and wife Sheri—a daughter, Xenia Priya, on October 21. Xenia joins big sisters Lucy and Brigid. The family recently returned from India, where Kerry was conducting his dissertation research.

submitted Jan. 26, 2012 11:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
San Chirico, Kerry

Kerry P.C. San Chirico '92 received his doctorate in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is now Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, where he teaches Global Christianities and Indian religions.

submitted Aug. 16, 2012 7:25P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
San Chirico, Kerry

Kerry San Chirico '92 is the new assistant professor of Interfaith and Inter-religious Studies at Villanova University. Having taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 2012, Kerry, along with his whole family, is excited to make the 6,000-mile trek east by plane, minivan, and Winnebago.

submitted Jun. 8, 2015 11:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Sackinsky, Patty (Del Santo)

Patty Del Santo Sackinsky ’92 and her husband Brian welcomed a baby boy, Joseph Lawrence, on February 3, 2011. Joseph joins siblings, Maggie (13), Mary Kate (9), Thomas (6), Benjamin (5). The family resides in Shrewsbury, Ma.

submitted Nov. 3, 2011 6:33A
Rushford Murray, Kate

Kate Rushford Murray '92 was elected chairwoman of the board of directors for the Women's Fund of New Hampshire.  Murray currently lives in New Castle, Del.,  with her husband, David, and also serves on the board of the Music Hall in Portsmouth and the Advisory Council of the Currier Muesum of Art in Manchester.  

submitted Feb. 10, 2010 10:54A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '92
Romano, Xavier

Xavier Romano M.A. ’92 writes, "After taking on a consultancy in Saudi Arabia during the 'Arab Spring' near the Yemen boarder, and witnessing one Tahrir Square protest in Cairo, I found myself back in California in April 2012 taking on the role as Fresno campus director of Alliant International University. After more than a year in Fresno I have a newfound respect for Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and a dozen years in the 'wilderness' of Illinois while at Knox College! Good to be back in California—and my time in the Middle East prepped me well for the heat of Central California.  ;-)"

Contact Xavier
Xavier E. Romano Director, Fresno Campus Alliant International University Fresno CA 93727
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:19P
GRD Law '92
Rodriguez, Luis

Luis J. Rodriguez '89, J.D. '92 was among five attorneys certified in July for the State Bar Board of Governors. He was elected, along with Gretchen Nelson, to represent District 7, which encompasses Los Angeles County. Elected to serve a three-year term, Luis will be sworn in at the State Bar’s annual meeting on September 25. Luis Rodriguez, a Los Angeles County deputy public defender, is a former member of the State Board of Education, a former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, and former chair of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness.

submitted Aug. 19, 2010 3:55P
Rodriguez, Luis
Luis Rodriguez ’89, J.D. ’92 is the first Latino and the first active public defender elected to be president of the State Bar of California, which regulates more than 237,000 attorneys in the state.
"I'm the first Latino and that's something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it's a stark reminder of how long it takes for certain groups to move up and become part of the leadership of the community," said Rodriguez.
The Los Angeles native, who was the first in his family to attend college, came to believe the best way to help his family and give the disadvantaged a voice was by getting a formal education and becoming an advocate of the legal system. 
Rodriguez was admitted to the State Bar in 1994. He is a former president of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Latino Public Defenders Association.
submitted May. 22, 2013 4:50A
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