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Emergency Medical Services Staff

Brad Cloutier, B.A., EMT-P

EMT advisor
Brad Cloutier is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department.   He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a California licensed paramedic and an EMT instructor. He takes pride in helping the SCU Squad members become better medical practitioners and to have them enjoy this unique experience.  His personal interests include playing ice hockey, fishing, and chasing tornadoes. 

James Mendoza, M.A., B.S., EMT-P

EMT Advisor
James Mendoza is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department.  He earned an M.A. in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Stanford School of Medicine.  James began working with the squad as an EMT instructor and continues to enjoy the squad in the role of advisor.   In his spare time he constructs models designed to teach the science of fire fighting.    

Student Leadership 

Kate Rosen

EMT Director
Hailing from Salem, Oregon, Kate is a junior biochemistry major at Santa Clara University. Although she loves the extraordinary professors, incredible students, and beautiful weather that Santa Clara has to offer, her favorite thing about SCU is being an EMT with SCU EMS. She joined the squad at the end of her freshmen year and is honored to serve as the director for the 2014-2015 school year. After Santa Clara, Kate plans to travel the world and then pursue a career in pediatric medicine. In her (limited) free time, she enjoys painting, winning intramural volleyball championships, and eating pasta.


Patrick Tavelli

EMT Assistant Director
Patrick Tavelli is a junior Bioengineering student from Boise, Idaho. He is a nationally certified EMT-B, and also serves as a Community Facilitator for the da Vinci RLC on campus. He enjoys math, science, skiing, running, volleyball, graphic design, and video games. In the future, Patrick hopes to pursue a career in medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician.