Lead Photo: Remember all nighters? (Deadline pressure at a student publication, circa 1965).



Gene Nunziati’s second grandchild, Clare Sorensen, a senior at USF and athlete on the USF women’s golf team, graduated this May. She has already been accepted to graduate school at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business this fall.


Clem Korte has retired from commercial real estate for the second time since 1997 and enjoys traveling, camping, and cruising.


Mike Johnson is enjoying life as best he can at 79, and wishes his very best to the class of ’58.



Bill de Funiak was recently re-elected as clerk treasurer for a four-year term in Long Beach, Indiana.


Diane MacIntyre Richards is currently working as the nurse manager at an alcohol and drug treatment center that is on its way to becoming a chemical dependency recovery hospital in rural Grass Valley, California.


Cathy Brossier was featured in the Heroes Next Door series of the Star Advertiser, a local Honolulu newspaper, for her tireless work with the community as a nurse, volunteer, neighbor, and friend.

Jack Howell was awarded the 2015 National Energy Globe Award, which recognizes outstanding performance worldwide in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation, for his innovative solar cookers that have positively impacted the health and safety of over 25,000 Afghan refugees.


Charlotte Marvin Brandt has retired and is enjoying travel while she can. This August, she is traveling with her partner, Bob, to Egypt; Jordan; and Whitefish, Montana; and cruising the Northwest Passage. Their grandsons’ two high school graduations are also on the agenda.

Marcia (Craig) Green volunteered with the USF Vietnam Nurse Project for the third time in January. She conducted physical exams on the 80-plus orphans at St. An’s Orphanage in Nam Dinh, took the children to the dentist, taught personal hygiene, and played with them.


Russ Martin has been living in Cambodia since 2014, helping to alleviate poverty in small hamlets throughout the kingdom. His NGO teaches green living, including shelter safety, food security, water purity, energy generation, waste disposal, health security, and village economics.

Richard Millar Jr. recently received the 2015 Orange County Bar Association's Franklin G. West Award, which is presented “to an outstanding attorney or judge whose lifetime achievements have advanced justice and the law.”


Francis A. Doherty retired in December 2014, after 47 years of flying. His last flight as an international captain had him in tears. As he parked the airplane at the gate in Atlanta for the last time in his life, he could feel a crack in his heart. He never wanted flying to end. He got to do something that he loved; that was magic.

Steve Scharetg retired in November 2015 from his position as COO of a beverage company, after 43 years in the consumer food and beverage industry. He also retired from his own consulting firm, and is looking forward to travel and relaxation.


Bowman Olds is now serving as the chairman for the Prince William County, Virginia Local Emergency Planning Committee and was recently re-elected as the president of the Association of Contingency Planners for the D.C./mid-Atlantic region.

Charles “Chuck” LaCroix is a two-time cancer survivor, father of three, grandfather of almost three, and has been married almost 36 years. He is a retired U.S. Army Reserve infantry lieutenant colonel, retired deputy chief probation officer for San Joaquin County, and retired youth correctional officer in the California Department of Corrections Youth Division.

George Washburn has finally mastered the art of being retired, after three decades with South Bay high tech companies and 15 years consulting. But he still provides occasional pro bono public safety communications consulting to the Milpitas police and fire departments and other local agencies.



Patricia Murphy continues to be passionate about the work of Josie's Place for Bereaved Youth and Families as they approach their ninth anniversary, serving bereaved children, teens, and their families. She is grateful to the community for their continued support.


Wendy Newsom retired from nursing this year after 45 years.


Philip Derdevanis, a first-generation student, credits USF for his successful careers in the pharmaceutical, industrial safety, and electrical test equipment sales fields.


Stephen Boreman is a founding partner with the San Francisco law firm of Slote, Links & Boreman, LLP. He is the pro bono legal adviser to Ocean Defenders Alliance, a nonprofit marine environmental organization of dedicated rescue divers who clean the oceans of hazards and threats to wildlife, and is in the process of establishing the Hawaii chapter of the organization.

Jon Wolthuis MBA ’79 retired in 2001 as vice president of refinery operations for C&H Sugar Company.


John “Jack” Grandsaert became presiding judge for San Mateo County as of Jan. 1, 2015, for a two-year term. He started a San Mateo County veterans treatment court in 2011, and a San Mateo County military diversion court earlier this year, and still presides over each.


Timothy Kay, an estate planning lawyer, and Marianne (Herning) Kay, an artist, have been married for 38 years. Their daughter Liz has two children and is the director of development at UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences. They live in Orange County, California.

Loryn Kehoe-Ross JD ’78 is a publicity chairperson and member of the Mission San Juan Bautista Preservation Fund. They seek to preserve the 200-plus-year-old mission, where 49,000 schoolchildren visit each year, and are hoping to raise $14 million.


Peter Cullen was named Top 100 ProAdvisor of the Year for 2014 and 2015 by Intuitive Accountant.



Sherie Ambrose has been appointed vice president for patient care services, chief nurse executive at Dignity Health Corporation, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California. After USF, Sherie worked in the ICU at San Francisco General Hospital and was director for adult patient care at three Kaiser Hospitals in Northern California and Oregon.

Aileen Derieg’s translation of the book Dividuum, by the Viennese philosopher Gerald Raunig, has been published this year by MIT Press.


Anita “Nitzi” Gildea-Phillips JD ’96 retired in 2006, and is spending time traveling with her husband, Sam ’82, JD ’85, and their children, Patrick ’07 and Sean ’15.


David M. Keepnews is serving as board secretary for the American Academy of Nursing. He is a professor in the School of Nursing at Hunter College of the City University of New York and recently completed 10 years as editor of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, a scholarly journal. In 2014, he married Mr. Peter Tung; they live in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.

Steve Mulin has taken a new position with Catholic Charities of the East Bay and is helping connect the parishes of the Diocese of Oakland with the opening of a home for minors who have been sexually trafficked, and to help parishes co-sponsor refugee families arriving in the U.S.


Roberta Cunningham is a pediatrician at Kaiser in Oakland, splitting time between outpatient clinic and well-baby nursery. She is a mother of three and has been married more than 25 years. She spends her free time reading, cooking, doing art with fused glass, hiking, and spending time with her extended family in the Bay Area.


Colonel Carmine F. Taglieri retired in November 2012 after 30-plus years of military service and lives in Texas Hill Country.

Nancy Mikulin MSN ’98 is completing her third year as the director of medical policy for the Air Force Reserve at the Pentagon.

Suzanne Ross Rainwater has been a real estate paralegal for the past 14 years and obtained her Connecticut real estate license when she moved there in June 2015.


Louise Stelma MHROD ’91 is now writing her dissertation for a doctorate of education in organizational leadership.

Phing Thong has been appointed to the board of directors of Splora Inc.


Francesco Cesarini MBA ’89 developed a nonprofit venture, Epsom Holding S.R.L., which aims to mobilize people all over the world to help preserve Italy’s cultural heritage.

Angela Girimonte Fernandez recently moved to Southern California with her husband William and two children, Olivia and Nicholas. She is still a Bay Area gal at heart, and continues to root for her Bay Area teams.


Lhisa R. Almashy MA ’91 serves as an advisory board member for TeachingTolerance.org. She has won numerous local, state, and national awards for excellence in teaching. She coaches diving and soccer and is a teacher leader throughout Palm Beach County.

Richard Beckman is a project manager at Secure Exchange Solutions Inc. and a security consultant for organizations needing to characterize their requirements for secure computing execution.

Daniel Tjhin Chin returned to the U.S. from Indonesia in 1998 and has since then become a citizen. He owns an insurance store in Sacramento with customers all over California.

Corito Escario-Yu is back living in the U.S. with her husband and children. She now works for a skilled nursing facility in Sacramento as assistant administrator.

Lorrain Taylor, founder of 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Gun Violence, was awarded the Pax Christi Northern California’s Peacemaker Award in 2015 for her work with families victimized by gun violence in her community.

Dave Yeske MA ’95 was recently appointed program director for Golden Gate University’s Financial Planning program, which offers two master’s degrees in financial planning.



Alisi M. Fineasi has traveled all over Europe and Africa, and has worked as a teacher, student counselor, Tongan and Samoan translator, and as a parent director for grades K-8.

Larry Lemos DNP ’14 just completed a term as president of the Nurses Organization of Veteran Affairs.

Virginia Tomasian retired from the state of California last year and enjoys her time pursuing guitar and vocal music. She resides in Clovis, California, where she has purchased a beautiful home. She enjoys cooking and bicycling, and is thankful for having the time to reflect on life itself.


Steve Anglin is an applied mathematician and lecturer. He has just published an article on fractional complex variables in the International Journal of Mathematics and its Applications.

Fred Carr has been thoroughly enjoying being a full-time mediator since his return to the U.S. in 2012, after five years in the Middle East.

Peter Saari was promoted to managing director at PwC, Los Angeles, in July 2015.


Estria Miyashiro’s Mele Murals, an art project focused on youth development, arts education, and cultural preservation through murals, is being featured in a documentary film of the same name at the Center for Asian American Media’s film festival in Oakland and San Francisco.

Alisa Moore was appointed director of the Bay Area Water Group at Environmental Science Associates in October 2015.

LaJoyce L. Porter, mother of two, has been a managing attorney at Porter Law Firm in Oakland for nine years. She represents children in all aspects of education law, such as expulsion, bullying and harassment, discrimination, and special education, and loves making a difference in their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her daughters and hiking with her dogs.


Mark Piper feels like he is living his Bay Area dream, working in his hometown of Berkeley and living in Napa with his wife and children.


Kent Bennett has worked for the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles for almost 17 years.


Eugene Gogerman was appointed workers’ compensation judge in the San Francisco district office of the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board in November 2015.


Michelle Lee-Chin is a mother of four, and spent 16 years as an emergency registered nurse before switching over to working as an after-hours advice registered nurse for hospice.

Julie Neeb has been in the biotechnology industry for over 15 years. She recently started her own company, Bio-EV, building connections between scientists with life science and laboratory suppliers, bringing the most current technologies to their research.

Scott C. Smith founded an animation studio in Marin County after eight years at Lucasfilm, and thanks USF for preparing him for his journey.

Julie Villagran transferred to Stanford’s new Cancer Center South Bay, San Jose, in June 2015. She loves being a nurse and remembers USF fondly.



Traci Misquez gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Lillian Grace, on Sept. 26, 2015.


Margaret Reynolds Pierattini married Nicolas Pierattini on July 18, 2015. After a 10-year career at a boutique investment firm in Marin, she joined First Republic Investment Management as associate director of client service in San Francisco.

Leslie Waters has accepted a tenure-track position in modern European history at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She is working on a book manuscript on historical border disputes in Central Europe.


James F. Regan has started a new business in San Francisco, By the Bay Storage, after practicing law for eight years.


Kristin Ely has worked with various companies since graduation, trying to figure out what it is she really enjoys, eventually focusing on operations, both business and sales. She started in various law offices, eventually coming to the realization that law wasn’t for her, and transitioned to the tech sector. She has worked at Yelp, Postmates, and now Shift Technologies, all in operational roles, and loves it.


Alexis Katibah Binazir JD ’12 received the outstanding volunteer award from the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2016.

Katsuki Sakai is a fundraiser for Asian University for Women (AUW), an international liberal arts college based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and is managing outreach in Asia out of Singapore. AUW has 500 students from 15 countries in Asia and the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Syria, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, and they are the first in their families to attend university.

Ranza Veltri MA ’07 has returned to graduate school after teaching middle and high school math for nine years. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a PhD fellowship in mathematics education.


Daniel J. Veroff attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he obtained his juris doctor in 2013, after graduating from USF. He is now a civil litigator at the San Francisco law firm Kerr & Wagstaffe, LLP. His practice areas include insurance, consumer class actions, business disputes, and privacy litigation.



Dhruvi Mehta has, since graduating, earned an international diploma in Montessori education and a master’s in counseling education. She now runs her own after-school program, The Genius Kids Club, with her family in Sunnyvale, California. She’s opening another center in south San Jose.

Raymond Segismundo is a marketing manager at Walmart eCommerce, where he leads online marketing initiatives for Walmart Corporate.


Sahar Bala married fellow USF alum Ganblieg Bor ’12 in August 2015.

Kelsey Ransick recently published her book Website Design for Museums & Historic Sites, part of the American Association for State and Local History series. It is aimed at making website design and development accessible to smaller historical institutions.

Anine Ryle has been teaching at AAU since the fall of 2014. She recently moved to Vallejo, California with her husband and three cats, and is enjoying the spring bloom.


R. Thomas Curl graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, and is opening a law firm in Boise, Idaho.

Deirdre Long received a master’s in pastoral studies from Loyola University Chicago through the JVC Magis program, after completing a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Chicago. She uses her degrees and experience daily as the DRE and middle school religion teacher at Old St. Mary’s.

Giana Nicole Pangelinan graduated from the University of Guam with a professional master of business administration in December 2015.


Davina Bryan-Ajania is currently working for ABC’s hit show Modern Family, while also writing for multiple websites with female-driven content, and she couldn’t be happier.

Vicente Patiño is winding up his second year as a teacher, and enjoying the job immensely. He is looking forward to hiking the John Muir Trail in July 2016.

Ashley Smiley is currently working on the West Coast premiere of Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn at the Magic Theater in San Francisco. She is also the Youth Speaks events coordinator for Bay Area Programs, a stage manager/social media manager/collaborator for Campo Santo, and a (touring) stage manager for Dahlak Braithwaite’s solo performance SPIRITRIALS, as well as for the group Alphabet Rockers.


Roxann Guthman is a re-entry case manager by day, fundraising specialist by evening, and dance teacher by night. She is enjoying her time in Boulder, Colorado, and is considering grad school.

Deidre O’Connor spent seven months backpacking across Europe after graduating, and is planning on bringing her expanded global perspective into her classroom.


Miranda A. Calderon is proud to be a graduate of the University of San Francisco and even prouder to be working for such a great community.

Geoffrey Fitzpatrick is proud to be part of a legal department that was voted as the best in the corporate world by The Recorder in 2015.


Mohak Singh is really grateful to have received an education at USF where he has learned how to stand up for and with people. He now works for his local city, helping taxpayers pay their taxes and stop corruption. He is playing an active part in his community and believes he is “changing the world from here.”




Jack Charles Sevey has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for 40 years, briefly serving as president. He was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1995, and has also received the Sacramento ABOTA Civility Award. He has been married for 55 years, and is a proud father and grandfather to five children and 18 grandchildren.



Florence C. Fee co-founded No Health Without Mental Health, a nonprofit advocating for integrated physical and mental health care for all patients in all health settings.

Richard “Rick” Tullis retired after 35 years service in the California Attorney General’s Office.


Jilma Fournier is moving to D.C. to be closer to family.

Jeanne Powell wrote “Rise of Uyghur Ethnic Tensions in China,” an article in the book China’s New 21st Century Realities by Peter Lang Publishers (2015).

William “Zeke” Grader Jr. was honored for his years of service by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and the Institute for Fisheries Resources.


Peter Logan is enjoying solo practice, advocating for people and businesses against insurance companies. He currently plays the drums in the Doggone Blues Band, and is looking forward to the fall reunion.


Anthony Petru has been chosen as the new designated legal counsel coordinator for the SMART Transportation Division.



Robin Reitzes was appointed to the National Kidney Foundation’s board of directors, serving Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Lawrence A. Strick has been elected as the 2016 president of the Marin County Bar Association.

Susan R. Mendelsohn co-authored a chapter on foreign direct investments in Vietnam in the Laws of International Trade.

Rev. Tim West has retired, is maintaining a small private practice, serves as a guardian ad litem to the family court, and continues to be chaplain to the fire department and county sheriff’s office.


Judy Altura has published her first volume of poetry, Parking on the Upper Moon.


Adhipurna Chandra credits USF’s placement office for the amazing experience and opportunity to be employed for 12 years, including her post in 1997 as vice president at the Chase Manhattan bank based in Jakarta. She is now a business partner with Allianz, an Indonesian insurance company.


Craig M. Hughes joined Brouwer & Janachowski, LLC as its chief compliance officer.


Flor Henedina A. Lelis is enjoying retirement in the Philippines. She’s constantly busy with her parish work as chair of the electorate ministry and with Rotary International, doing projects on water for life and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention and resolution, and disease prevention and treatment. She believes in “service above self.”


Dominica C. Anderson was awarded the Cheryl Bryson Leadership Award by the Duane Morris Women’s Impact Network for Success for her contributions in professional development, leadership, and mentoring to women in the legal profession.

Brian Soublet spoke about regulating autonomous vehicles at the American Bar Association’s mid-year conference in San Diego, and also spoke about licensing undocumented immigrants and about mechanics liens at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator’s Law Institute in Cincinnati. He was interviewed about autonomous vehicles on All Things Considered on NPR.


Raja Srour is the owner of Janna Sur Mer, one of the most successful resorts in Lebanon.


Nona L. Klippen has been appointed judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown. Since 2004, she has served as an assistant public defender in the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office.

Stephanie Sheridan has been elected the managing partner at the San Francisco office of Sedgwick LLP. She is the first woman to hold this position at their largest office.

Sal Torres was recently sworn in to his fifth term as mayor of Daly City, and has spent the past two decades serving on the city council. He also was recently promoted to senior director, legal, commercial transactions at Equinix, and is responsible for managing a team of 19 lawyers who negotiate all customer contracts in North and South America, at the world’s largest data center.


Thomas R. Burke wrote the desk book Anti-SLAPP Litigation, published by The Rutter Group.

Antoine David lost his first wife to breast cancer in 2000. He is now remarried, a father, and is thankful for his Fulbright Scholarship which led to his USF education.

Kristine A. Eagle has been appointed a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Jeri Johnson is active in the community as a volunteer, vice president of the Stanislaus County Commission on Aging and the Stanislaus Senior Foundation, and is also very involved with her church.

Brett Pedersen is working full-time as a painter in the French style.

Eliza Rodrigues was appointed as a director on the board of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations and is the co-chair of its annual summit to be held in San Francisco in August 2016.



Barbara Moser was selected by her peers as one of 2016’s Northern California Best Lawyers in family law. She has also been named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 Northern California attorneys and one of the top 50 Northern California women attorneys.


Michael Dobrov is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the founding of his law firm, located in San Francisco. The firm specializes in estate planning, trust and probate administration, inter-generational wealth transfer, and small business counseling.

Kelly Robbins is the newly elected president of the California Women Lawyers Association. She was sworn into office by Justice Ming Chin ’67.


Alex Gerould co-wrote The Valley of the Shadow of Death, along with Jeff Snipes and former San Francisco 49er Kermit Alexander, about the murders of members of the Alexander family, and the journey to recovery and redemption.

Harry Tagomori retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a volunteer instructor for the new UH Warrior Recreation Center. He is developing five PowerPoint lectures on “An Introduction to Zen,” “Management,” “Higher Education Management,” “White Collar Boxing,” and “Outthinking Prostate Cancer,” and will be a resource person for people with prostate cancer for Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu.

Sioux Thompson is leading several major leadership development initiatives at the Federal Reserve and implementing cutting-edge approaches to performance management.


John Orta has joined Metromile as general counsel, where he will oversee legal, human resources, and recruiting. Previously, he was senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at OpenTable.


Gregory Fishman has joined Deloitte as the senior investment advisor.

Harry Stern was quoted in the SFGate article, “Berkeley Balcony Had ‘Unusual Slope’ Before Collapse,” for representing the family of a Berkeley balcony collapse victim.


Dr. Patricia M. McCormack is the director of formative support for parents and teachers at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, Pennsylvania. Her responsibilities include public speaking, publication, and consultation with parents, teachers, catechists, Catholic school administrators, and parish catechetical leaders.

Eustace de Saint Phalle was quoted in the SFGate article, “Berkeley Balcony Had ‘Unusual Slope’ Before Collapse,” for representing the family of a Berkeley balcony collapse victim.


Craig Peters led the Veen Firm trial team that received a $2.1 million verdict in a premises liability case.

Brendon Woods was featured in the KQED News story, “Public Defenders Teach Oakland Youth How to Safely Interact With Police.”


Holly Burkett authored a chapter in the ATD Talent Management Handbook (2015). She also contributed to The Rise of HR, published by HRCI, in collaboration with the “father of modern HR” Dave Ulrich, and distributed to over 1.5 million global HR professionals. Holly is principal of Evaluation Works, a consulting firm in Davis, California.

Christopher Knowdell has been appointed as a federal administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration.

Kellee Reynolds Markos served in the Peace Corp on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, and went on to work as a school counselor, administrator, and dean of students at the Squaw Valley Academy. After a radical change, working in human resources with a tech company in Silicon Valley, she is now happy to be back in school counseling.


Justin J. Fleetwood has been named principal of Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen, New Jersey.

Jose S. Franco has been appointed judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown. Since 2011, he has served as the supervisor of the Juvenile Justice Unit at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office.


Jennifer Lee made partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge in 2014.



Victoria Emmons had three of her poems published in Word for Word, an anthology published by the Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Writer’s Club.

Rene L. Lewellyn is going to celebrate 10 years of service to the community through her private psychotherapy practice in Brentwood, California.


Guido E. Gaiteri moved with his two daughters to Roseville, California in 2013, after working for Google for about two years, to be closer to family and achieve a more balanced lifestyle. He started his family law practice, where 80 percent of his clientele are Hispanics, who are greatly underserved in the area. It has been extremely rewarding for him to be able to help people in crisis, with compassion and care.


Cary DyBuncio has recently been hired as general manager for H&F Retail Concepts Inc., Philippines, an exclusive distributor of premium brands.

Chris Habachy has joined Charge Ventures, which is a New York City-based venture capital fund, as a general partner. He is interested in keeping in touch with aspiring new entrepreneurs and receiving their pitch decks.


Carmela Marie Santos has been involved with the green campus/sustainable school program of the Ateneo de Davao Junior High School, Philippines, as a consultant since 2011, and joined the Davao Jesuit community in 2013 to work with the Ecoteneo Basic Education Council.


Kurt Grela made a career move and joined Fannie Mae as an IT project manager in November 2014, with an emphasis on property rights and access to credit. After seven years of improving global health by serving on an 800-person team that implemented a global supply chain of medicines for HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, he thanks USAID/PEPFAR and the Global Fund for being able to deliver those life-saving medicines to more than 100 countries.


Ashwin Gokhale has been promoted to partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he is a member of the transactional and corporate practices group.

Abe Gupta was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle article, “Couple Wins in Court of Love.”

Maj. Colin P. Eichenberger wrote “Improving the Toxic Substances Control Act: A Precautionary Approach to Toxic Chemical Regulation” in the Air Force Law Review.

Rebecca Hoyes has joined the Sacramento office of Nossaman LLP as an associate working in health care law.


Ifeoma Ajunwa wrote an op-ed piece, published by The Washington Examiner, titled “A call to ‘ban the box’ on college applications.”

Matthew Chivvis has been elected a partner at Morrison and Foerster LLP. He is a member of the intellectual property litigation group in San Francisco.

Jason Fritzsche has worked in biotech, both at Novartis and now Genentech, in various roles of increased responsibility since graduating with an MBA in 2007. He currently resides in San Ramon, California, with his wife and two children, where they enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and camping.

Stanley Dale Radtke successfully argued Misael Najarro-Portal v. Loretta E. Lynch before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after four years of appeals.

James Ralph, an environmental lawyer at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, was featured in The New York Times for his engagement to Suzanna Brickman.


Pamela Green is living in sunny southern Oregon with her husband, dog, and three cats, and working as an elementary teacher in the Grants Pass School District.

Annette Poliwka recently completed a USAID fellowship in the Dominican Republic. She traveled throughout the country, analyzed the solid waste problem, and designed recycling and waste diversion programs.


Phillip H. Babich and Courtney Cornwell ’14 successfully negotiated a settlement agreement for a client in a pro bono case as part of Reed Smith’s work with the East Bay Community Law Center.

Jonathan Jaffe filed and settled the nation’s largest privacy class action, against Facebook, right out of USF Law School, and is now consulting on data security and privacy worldwide.

Dr. Silvia Ramirez is awaiting publication of her new book, Lessons Learned in Leadership, co-edited with Dr. Patricia Mitchell, which will be available on Amazon.com.



Cali Gilbert recently completed a four-month book tour for her latest bestseller, Pearl, chronicling her journey from homelessness to successful author.


Marisa Catherine Nelson joined Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC as of counsel and a member of its estate planning practice. Previously, she was a solo practitioner in Menlo Park.

Laura J. Merrell’s novel, The Hedge Tree, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Alice Wang returned to China and has been working at the DC Center China, which was established in 2012 and is Washington D.C.’s first international representative office. She serves as the account manager, in charge of strengthening investment, trade, technology, education, culture, and tourism between D.C. and China.


Allison (Malarkey) Etchebehere and Patrick Etchebehere celebrated the one-year anniversary of their law firm, the Etchebehere Law Group.


Ashley Atwell was recently promoted to her new role, helping to manage the National Basketball Association’s digital products.

Kathryn Doorey is a development associate at Common Sense Media, and is eager to spread the word about innovative tools that will help parents, teachers, and policymakers harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Luz Ana Osbun is responsible for managing the development and commercialization process of bringing new products to market. In her role, she is able to combine her technical background in food science and nutrition science with that of business and entrepreneurship. She still enjoys swimming laps and running, and is scheduled to run a half marathon in San Diego.


Kevin Jackson was featured in the DIG magazine article, “To Be an Epithet of Achievement.”

Dalia Lababidi worked as a communication specialist in Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s office and gained a lot from the experience.

Tobias Sytsmais enrolled in an economics PhD program at the University of Oregon. He is engaged to Jennifer Jung ’12.


Caroline Curran has grown her popular lifestyle blog Perfect10SF.com and launched a boutique marketing agency, Curran Creative, since graduating from USF.

Sarah Thompson is now junior compliance counsel at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park.

Calla Yee joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s San Francisco office as an associate on their trademark and copyright team in the firm’s intellectual property department.