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2001

GRD Law '01
Zoufonoun, Armin

Armin Zoufonoun ’98, J.D. '01 was profiled in the SF Gate article "Meet The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook's $1 Billion Instagram Deal In Zuckerberg's Living Room" in April. Zoufonoun, Facebook's director of corporate development, has only been at the company for a little more than a year. Before that, he worked for Google. 

 

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 3:40P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Zakem, Rashanda (Isaacs-Jones)

Freshman Dorm: Graham 200

Rashanda (Isaacs-Jones) Zakem '01 earned her Master's of Arts in Teaching in August 2010. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband Eric and 3 year old son Samuel Caleb.

submitted Mar. 31, 2011 7:40P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Wolfe, Dana

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Dana Wolfe '01 is engaged to be married to Erin Brigham, Ph.D., August 2011. The couple lives in San Francisco.

submitted Mar. 22, 2011 3:13P
'01
Wolfe, Dana

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Dana Wolfe '01 writes: "On Aug. 13, 2011, Erin Brigham, Ph.D., and I were married at St. Joseph's, a Jesuit parish in Seattle. I am the marketing director for Paradigm Management Services and Erin teaches in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at University of San Francisco. We live in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood."

submitted Aug. 28, 2011 9:17P
'01
Weyher, Anna

Anna Weyher ’01 is the principal investigator and founder of the Kasanka Baboon Project, formed in 2010 for the study of a group of Kinda baboons (Papio cynocephalus kindae) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. 

In addition to studying the social behavior of the Kinda baboobs, Weyher has set up a long-term research site dedicated to the study and conservation of the Kinda baboon, as well as developed science, environmental education, and conservation programs for the community. In particular, he Kasanka Baboon Project has created the Science, Math, and Conservation Club for Girls in the local area. With lessons held twice weekly at the Conservation Centre, the aim is to improve the girl’s science, maths, and English skills, while teaching them about conservation and giving them life skills such as first aid and computer ability.
 
 
Contact Anna
http://kasankababoonproject.com/
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 3:18P
'01
Wei, Julia (Wei)

Julia M. Wei J.D. ’01 and Ken Leung ’89 welcomed their second son, Jet Leung, in May 2011. Julia continues to practice real estate litigation in Palo Alto and Ken is a technology executive at an analytics company also in Palo Alto.

submitted May. 2, 2012 9:45A
'01
Weckesser , Annie (Shea)

Annie (Shea) Weckesser ’01 and husband Josh Weckesser ’11—their first child, a girl, Shea Bailey Weckesser, on March 25, 2012. The happy family resides in Los Gatos, Calif.

submitted Apr. 21, 2012 2:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Walker, Amanda (Willems)

Amanda (Willems) Walker '01 and husband Ken, joyfully welcomed their second son, Dylan Joseph, on June 8, 2010. He joins big brother, Nolan James. The family lives in San Diego.

submitted Apr. 14, 2011 9:55P
'01
Tragesser, Pilar (Menendez)

Tim Tragesser '98 and Pilar (Menendez) Tragesser  welcomed their first child, Jaden Louis, on July 12, 2008. The family lives in Lake Oswego, Ore.

submitted Nov. 29, 2008 3:24P
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Tonna, Stephen

Stephen Tonna ’01 and Margery (Blain) Tonna ’02 welcomed their second son, Christopher, on July 6, 2013. Big brother Joshua (3) is already educating Chris all about planes, trains, and tractors. Steve and Margi both work at Apple and the family lives in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Jul. 23, 2013 10:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Tone, Joe

Joe Tone ’01 recently welcomed into the world Jonah Tone, who four out of five experts agree is the Cutest Baby Ever. (The other expert is likely drunk.) Joe lives with his wife, Melissa, in something called Dallas, Texas.

Contact Joe
joeptone@gmail.com
submitted May. 21, 2012 7:42P
'01
Thorpe, Gillian

 "Seek help for your child at the onset of any suspicion of alcohol or drugs," advises Gillian Thorp M.A. ’01, Three Stones Wellness CEO and co-founder with Kathryn Spelman, COO. "You don't want to wait until your child hits rock bottom and is expelled from school or in the hospital. Early intervention is important."

Three Stones Wellness, which opened in a cozy home in Santa Clara last November, is a residential program providing alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adolescents, ages 12 to 17. The home can accommodate up to six teens for stays of 30 to 90 days. It is one of just nine residential facilities for adolescents in all of California (compared with some 2,400 facilities for adults).
 
"There is a huge, unmet need for help for adolescents suffering from substance abuse," says Thorp, a mother of two daughters. Thorp holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, where she was Director of the International Student Services before leaving the university last April to focus her efforts on establishing Three Stones Wellness.
 
"It's been quite a leap of faith, but it's something that speaks to my heart for personal reasons," says Thorp, a Santa Clara resident who was born and raised in South Africa.
 
"I wanted to do something in our community because I have long-standing roots here," continues Thorp, whose late husband, Deron, was a native of Santa Clara.
 
Thorp and Spelman are neighbors living on the same street, and Thorp's daughters are friends with Spelman's daughter. As the moms got to know each other, they discovered that they shared concern for teens struggling with substance abuse, which sometimes co-occurs with underlying disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, and attention deficit.
 
"The establishment of a holistic, compassion-based program for adolescents to address very real problems was needed. The opportunity to develop and create a new program with a fresh perspective, incorporating evidence-based treatments and drawing upon the expertise of professionals in the field, while working with a dear friend, was a privilege not to be passed by," writes Spelman in an e-mail.
 
A native of Southern California, Spelman brings her problem-solving and organizational skills as an attorney—with a law degree from the University of San Diego—to the partnership.
 
"What began as simply an idea and good intentions has blossomed into a program that we are extremely proud of. With the incredible support of our families and friends, and the commitment and work of the team that we have brought together, we expect that this program will create positive change in the lives of our adolescent clients and their families," states Spelman.
 
On the Three Stones Wellness website, it states that its core belief "is that alcohol and substance abuse is a treatable condition and that recovery is best achieved through a process that heals and nurtures mind, body, and spirit." This holistic approach to wellness is symbolized by three stacked stones, sometimes used by travelers along trails to mark the way home or to a new destination.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:15P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Teat , Darrell

Darrell Teat '01, an associate vice president at Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Enterprises, was appointed to the California Organized Investment Network advisory board. Mr. Teat also serves on a variety of community based boards and commissions. In addition, he is a current MBA Candidate at Drexel University, LeBow College of Business.

submitted Mar. 25, 2012 8:14A
'01
Stone, Sarah (Barr)

Sarah Barr '01 married Mark Stone on May 8, 2009 in Santa Cruz County. The bridal party included Megan (Berry) Goren '01, Erin Hovi '01, and Alyssa Mack '01. The event was attended by a number of SCU alumni. The couple honeymooned in Tahiti and lives in San Francisco.

submitted May. 26, 2009 2:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Stone, Alyssa (Mack)

Alyssa Mack '01 and Chris Stone were married at the Old South Church in Boston, MA on October 23, 2010. The bridal party included Megan Goren (Berry) '01, Hadley VanVactor '01, Viviana Padilla Faga '01, Reed Dudley '01 and Sarah Stone (Barr) '01. The couple resides in Boston, MA.

submitted Nov. 15, 2010 6:49A
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Stone, Sarah (Barr)

Sarah (Barr) Stone ’01 and Mark Stone welcomed their first child, Haley Jane, on June 15th, 2012. The family resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

submitted Dec. 7, 2012 7:55P
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Stoelker, Kimberly (Yost)

Brian Stoelker '00 and Kimberly (Yost) Stoelker '01 welcome their second daughter, Juliet Lauren, on April 22, 2010. Juliet joins big sister, Claire, 3. The family lives in Seattle, WA.

submitted Feb. 15, 2011 5:13P
GRD Law '01
Skubatch, Maya

Maya Skubatch J.D. '01 was elected as partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. Based in Palo Alto, Skubatch concentrates on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, investor- and company-side due diligence, and license agreements for clients in the life sciences, medical device, and clean-fuel industries.

submitted Dec. 16, 2012 11:40A
'01
Skipper, Tara (Cano)

Tara (Cano) Skipper '01 married Clint Skipper Aug. 4 at Mission Santa Clara. The couple reside in Benicia, Calif., and enjoyed celebrating with their family and friends. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance were Brian Cano '97, Andrea (Cano) Jones ’98, Mariana (Baricevic) Schuller '01, Bianca Placencia '01, Laurie (Robblee) Morellii '01, Tara Dempsey '01, Jamie (Ceccato) Perkins '01, Shelley Thomas '01, Vy Nguyen '01, and Julia (Debriyn) Tabery '01.

submitted Dec. 20, 2012 9:21A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Simms, Kristin (Kristin Simms)

Kristin Simms '01 married William "Billy" Byrnes on November 7, 2009 at the Mission Santa Clara. Alumni in the wedding included Claire Foley '01. SCU Staff in the wedding included Julia Claire Landry (Campus Ministry). Wedding guests included Joe Albers '02, Karen Dazols '03, Jacinda Forster '01, Joanna Zywno '01, David Pasquini '99, Anita Diaz '00, and Becki (Fowler) Gervin '04. Kristin is a campus minister and Religious Studies teacher at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, and Billy is a campus minister at Bellarmine College Preparatory. They live in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Jan. 4, 2010 6:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Sharkey, John
John Sharkey '01 and Leigh Eskovitz were wed on September 5, 2010 in Paso Robles. The two were married by Father Frederick Tollini, S.J. M.A. '66. Alumni in attendance included best man David Phillips '01, groomsmen Sebastian Kadlecik '01 and Manfred Hayes '02, and guests Meredith Cecchin Galvin '01 and Tom Galvin '02. John is an accomplished actor currently working for Warner Brothers. John and David co-starred in an independent movie, "Award Winning," which won in eight film festivals across the United States, including "Best Comedy" in New York City, "Audience Choice" in Washington, and "Best Cast" in Los Angeles. It can be viewed at: awardwinningthemovie.com
submitted Jan. 6, 2011 11:17A
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