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2010

GRD Leavey/MBA '10
Swenson, Sara

Sara Swenson MBA ’10 is leading a new startup: Boatbound, the fully insured pier-to-pier boat rental marketplace. Sara lives in Santa Cruz.

Contact Sara
http://boatbound.co/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/sdswenson
submitted Jun. 11, 2013 9:54P
UGRD Engineering '10
Shen, Jerry
Jerry Shen ’10 has joined Yahoo's mobile engineering team at the company's Sunnyvale headquarters, after Yahoo aquired Shen's company, Bignoggins, which he founded three years ago to develop a series of mobile apps for players in fantasy sports leagues. Bignoggins apps such as "Fantasy Monster" and "Draft Monster" proved to be popular enough to convince fantasy sports players to pay for the service, helping Shen to finance a trip around the world that his wife, Adrienne, blogged about at http://www.shenventure.com/. The application he built his company on was his class project at Santa Clara.
 
submitted Jul. 4, 2013 6:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Savio, Joanna

Joanna Savio ’10 has been hired by Google as a Program Coordinator in the Recruiting department.

Contact Joanna
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/frankie.jo.3 LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/in/joannasavio
submitted Jun. 17, 2013 11:20A
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Poth, Angela

Angela Elaine Poth ’10 and Ryan Aaron Lyles ’10 on November 9th, 2013, in Scottsdale AZ. The wedding party included Sarah Hwang ’10, Vaishali Parekh '11, Kellie Quist '10, Nicole Murai '11, Benito Van Anda '10, Patrick Boocock '10, Michael Ford '09, Jordan Fujimoto '11, and Kevin Talebbeik '11. Other Broncos in attendance included: Ye Rin Cha '10, Natasha Gupta '12, Danny Huang '12, Emily Sullivan '12, Bertina Kwan '11, Jaya Pareek '10, Cheryl Taguma '10, Mairanne Wallis '10, Chris Woodhouse '10. The newlyweds live in Morgan Hill, Calif.

submitted Nov. 1, 2013 1:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Nelson, Emily (Moellentine)

Emily Moellentine ’10 and Alex Nelson ’10 were married on Oct. 26, 2013 in Carmel, Calif.

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:54P
'10
Medica, Tommy

Tommy Medica ’10 is in his third professional season with the Padres. Last year, Medica hit .330 for Single-A Lake Elsinore with 19 homers and 87 RBIs in 93 games.

While playing for Santa Clara, Medica suffered a devastating injury that dislocated the shoulder of his throwing arm when he was sliding into second base. “Eventually, my goal is to catch again,” Medica recently told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “If I can throw well enough to catch again, my chances are going to get a lot better. It’d be huge. And my arm feels 10 times stronger than it did last year.”

submitted May. 7, 2013 10:03A
'10
Hiu, Alyssa (Savage)

Alyssa Savage '10 married Paul Hiu (Macquarie Uni, Sydney) on April 6, 2013 in beautiful Tiburon, California surrounded by 100 close friends and family. Alyssa and Paul met in 2008 when she was studying abroad in Sydney. Alyssa and Paul both live happily in Australia with Paul working as a chiropractor and Alyssa as a graphic designer. Fellow Broncos who attended the wedding include: Eric Pelfrey '09Jenna Abeyta '09Nicholas Duston '09Rahul Hirani '10, Michael Lee '10, Ryan Clark '10, Chris Woodhouse '10, Brittany Benjamin '10, Ryan Amante '10Giselle Estabrook '10Carlo Ammatuna '10Emily Entress '11, John Kurt Wagner '12, Jessica Dickey '12, Ryan Selewicz '13 and Samantha Juda '13.

submitted May. 16, 2013 12:44A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Cafasso, Sarah

Sarah R. Cafasso ’10 completed a two-year Peace Corps service in October. She served as an Environment volunteer in rural Philippines where she promoted marine conservation and sustainability. She now works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, where she is a Community Involvement Coordinator in the Region 9 Superfund Division.

submitted Nov. 5, 2013 5:21P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Bruce, Lindsay

Lindsay Bruce ’10 made appearances on this season's NBC reality show The Voice.

Her early accomplishments helped set her on a path that led to an appearance on “The Voice,” but it was a long, sometimes difficult journey. At 13, the Santa Rosa native wrote a book and a song about having lost her uncle on 9/11. In high school, she became an international model and local celebrity. All along, though, she wanted to write and sing her own songs, so after graduating from Santa Clara University, Bruce headed to Nashville to pursue the one dream that still eluded her.

But for Bruce, the journey was a humbling experience. She was a struggling songwriter in a town where everybody is a struggling songwriter. For five years, Bruce developed her craft, learned what she could and performed in nearly empty halls. Always optimistic, though, she pressed on. A break came after three years in Nashville and at the very moment she was thinking of giving up on Music City once and for all.
 
“It was kind of a perfect storm of bad things,” said the 25-year-old who made it onto one of the celebrity team's on The Voice, where singers compete for a recording contract. “My landlord was selling the house, my roommate was moving, the production contract I had was expiring and my job ended. I was basically getting ready to move back home.”
 
In one of the crazier turns of her young life, she ended up auditioning for “The Voice” coaches on TV in front of thousands of people. Her journey to that point made her feel that she had nothing to lose.
 
Read more on the Press Democrat.  
 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 11:51A
'10
Alvarado, Ron
Ron Alvarado ’10 and Matt McDonald ’10 have launched Ficks, a "cocktail fortifier" that includes electrolytes, amino acids, and other goodies like milk thistle that are said to help keep the morning after from being a total nightmare. Think of it as a smoothie boost for your vodka tonic.
 
They came up with the idea while in college (where else?) and reached out to an organic and natural foods lab to create Ficks using natural ingredients and another company that makes the vitamin blend that goes into Vitamin Water. The pair launched an IndieGoGo campaign in October.
submitted Nov. 5, 2013 10:21A

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