Students playing hall ball

Winter 2017

Class Notes

Lead Photo: Batter up! Students blow off steam with a little hall ball (1973 online yearbook).



Walter McCarthy, basketball star of the 1930s, celebrated his 100th birthday in January. The party was held at the Olympic Club where Walter was club president in 1970. All his family attended, several of whom are USF graduates.



Gene Nunziati’s second grandchild Clare Sorensen ’16, an athlete on the USF women’s golf team, graduated last May. She was accepted to graduate school at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.


Robert J. O’Reilly and his wife, Mary, have moved from their Sacramento home of 45 years to an apartment in a continuing care retirement community near their families and two of their daughters, in Lake Oswego, Oregon.


Rick Leahy is putting his teaching hat back on to do courses on the Iliad and the Odyssey for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State.



Donald C. Leach is teaching AP psychology at George Washington High School in San Francisco and conducting teacher training workshops for the College Board, which allows him and his wife, Marcie Nolter Leach ’65, to go to Monterey, Hawaii, Canada, etc. Together, they have traveled to Egypt, Jordan, Austria, England, Spain, and the Netherlands, wanting to see as much of the world as they can. He also teaches Quit Smoking clinics for Kaiser.

Marylynn Moore returned to California from Arizona after 23 years.


Ralph Feliciello authored the novel 3 American Cranks: A Satire in Three Voices, in which three outspoken outsiders bare their souls and air outlandish opinions about life and love in today’s America under the reign of the 1 percent.


Edward Imwinkelried JD ’69 authored “Determining Preliminary Facts Under Federal Rule 104,” included in the most recent update of American Jurisprudence Trials.

Mary Jo (Dummer) Clark retired from the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego after teaching there for 29 years. She is currently providing curriculum and accreditation consultation for schools of nursing as well as chairing a national committee for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In December, her Peace Corps cohort will celebrate their 50th anniversary of entry into Peace Corps training.

Nancy Nau Sullivan is a graduate of San Francisco College for Women, Lone Mountain, whose alumnae are members of USF’s alumni. She recently published her memoir, The Last Cadillac. Sullivan was a writer and editor on the college newspaper and studied in Madrid, Spain her junior year. Following graduation, she worked in publishing in New York. She lives in Dune Acres, Indiana.


John Gherini JD ’71 authored a two-volume book, Santa Cruz Island, an Illustrated History, which was released in August 2016. The book contains nearly 600 images, some of which have never been published, and a comprehensive history of the island that is now a part of Channel Islands National Park.



Sr. Barbara Dawson JD ’76 is the provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart United States–Canada province. She was elected as the superior general of the International Society of the Sacred Heart in August 2016. The third superior general from the United States in the society’s 216 years, she will oversee the communities and ministries of her religious order in 41 countries and six continents from the society’s international headquarters in Rome. She is also a member of the bar in both California and Missouri, and has served on the board of trustees for various academic institutions.


Bill Fusco MA ’95 is the senior director of intercollegiate athletics at Sonoma State University. He has been selected as one of 28 athletic directors in the nation to earn the 2015–16 Under Armour Athletics Directors of the Year Award, which honors men and women who are visionary leaders in college athletics.


Rev. Debra Low-Skinner became the priest in charge at Christ Episcopal Church Sei Ko Kai in San Francisco in February 2016. This 120-year-old parish serves primarily the Japanese American community, but welcomes all spiritual seekers.


Dupi Gomez Cogan MSN ’13, DNP ’15 is committed to lifelong learning, and completed her doctorate and achieved FNP National Certification at the age of 62.

John W. Meyer MA ’79 was recently promoted to chief operating officer at Stemtech, where he is celebrating 10 years. He has very fond memories of the USF campus, which he visited last February.

Thomas Oertel will retire from Grossmont College after teaching nursing for more than 29 years. His wife, Susan, and their two adult daughters live in San Diego. He received his doctorate in nursing in 2010 from Case Western Reserve. He is going to spend time writing and doing research on nursing. His clinical background is in the emergency department and as a family nurse practitioner.


Mary E. Lew had a rewarding career as a Foreign Service officer and would love to share her overseas experiences with those who are interested. Currently, she is enjoying beautiful San Francisco with her family, volunteering for several organizations, and keeping fit at Koret Health & Recreation Center.


Frank Dunnigan is a historian and wrote Growing Up in San Francisco’s Western Neighborhood.


Clara McInerney is carrying on the USF Jesuit tradition with her daughter, Shannon, who is currently a USF senior.

Jeffrey Mindham MA ’80 was recently appointed chief marketing officer of, a tech-enabled real estate company that guarantees home buyers pay the lowest price or makes up the difference. The company has offices in New York City and the U.K. Jeffrey’s son Ian just graduated from Stellenbosch University, outside Cape Town, South Africa. Ian now works at Barrows Worldwide, an ad agency in New York City.


Pamela Kockos Merchant announces the publication of her new cookbook, Tradition! Recipes, Tales, and More from My Greek American Life.



Mary Leigh Mulligan is living in San Francisco again, and would love to reconnect with old schoolmates.


Janie Pansini Ronchelli is enjoying working at Roseland Pediatrics in Santa Rosa, California with a tremendously caring and very professional team of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and support staff.


Kim Kovasala is teaching physical education for Atlantis Academy in Coral Springs, Florida.


Carlos Rivera retired from Cox Communications after 22 years of service as a TV producer. He covered local and regional sports.


Alexander Radich retired from the California Highway Patrol in July 2015. He is currently the assistant freshman coach for basketball at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California, and is the Catholic Youth Organization’s athletic director at Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont, California.


M. Amos Clifford MA ’88 travels internationally, training forest therapy guides. In June 2016, he delivered a keynote address at the European>Forest Medicine Symposium in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hildy Schell-Chaple was awarded her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. Her area of research is body temperature alterations in critically ill patients, with a focus on fever management. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Mike Chaple and their two sons who attend Bellarmine College Preparatory and Burlingame Intermediate School.

Phing Thong joined Millennium Partners as an asset manager in the hospitality division.



Christine Raher MSOD ’95 was the 2015 Woman Bowler of the Year of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club, Golden Gate Park.


Steve M. Anglin will be publishing his 500th book in 2016, as an executive editor at Apress Media of Springer Nature. Prior to Apress, Steve was a publisher of two web-zines for O’Reilly Media.

Nathaniel Anthony “Tony” Hayes recently completed his first year of teaching vocational English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Sacramento International Rescue Committee (IRC). Tony previously taught ESL courses in Myanmar (formerly Burma) as a Christian missionary and has taught English in Thailand. Tony loves teaching second-language learners, especially refugees at the IRC.


Iwan Sastrawiguna would like to reconnect with others who were part of USF’s BFA cooperative programs with the Academy of Art in the 90s.


Charles “Tom” Castro returned to Dell computers in Texas, where he is leading the DSG divestiture after two years at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.


Robert Hendricks was recently named director of sales at the King George Hotel, part of Greystone Hotels, in downtown San Francisco. He has over 20 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industries, and is excited to join the Greystone team in San Francisco.


Sharron Johnson-Wilkins has been a tax preparer and consultant for 20 years. She is an activist and very involved in various women’s organizations, currently working with Women Inspiring Women (WIW).

Dennis Marzan entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on Aug. 21, 2016.


Noemi Perez has advanced her career to education management after 14 years of classroom instruction. She oversees teaching staff, curriculum development and design, and student achievement.



Marya Davis is happily settled as the human resources director at Creating Behavioral and Educational Momentum, a growing agency that is looking for dedicated and qualified staff to join their team.


Luis A. Quinonez MPA ’07 has moved to Zenefits to manage their government relations and public policy after 10 years as chief of staff to Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla.


Carla Guzzetti Pearse has moved from international marketing for Lonely Planet, USA, to global head of sales for Immediate Media Co., working with 75 brands from London and Bristol, U.K.

Carissa F. Santos is a fourth-year medical student at UCSD School of Medicine, and concurrently part of PRIME, a small cohort of selected students with a focus in underserved populations. They receive special training via focused electives and a scholarship to complete an accelerated master’s program of their choosing. She chose the joint UCB-UCSF master’s in translational medicine program, where she started this August.


Rob Fischer earned a master’s degree in philosophy from the London School of Economics and worked on the editorial staff of the New Yorker and as an editor at Men’s Journal since leaving USF. He is now a senior editor at Rolling Stone, where he assigns and edits feature stories.


Eric Flemming MA ’08 and his wife welcomed son Jackson in December 2014. Eric works as the coordinator of Minor League operations for the San Francisco Giants.

Jamie Foster is pursuing her PhD at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she studies communication and technology.

Elizabeth Greenwood’s nonfiction book on death faking and disappearance, entitled Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, was published in August 2016.

Bradley Kellogg recently moved back to the Bay Area after working in Sydney, Australia for three years. He is doing freelance work while he looks for a job in digital marketing.


Julianne Fazio Hobin welcomed son Turner in March 2015. Julianne’s husband, Taylor Hobin ’08, is also a USF alum. Julianne works as a speech language pathologist in the East Bay.

Heather Scott Arora married Arjun Arora in October 2015 in Newport Beach, California. Heather is the founder and CEO of Purple Plant.


Mark Kilroy recently accepted the position of junior scheduler with Suffolk Construction, which is ranked as the 27th largest contractor, according to Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of top 400 contractors. He started his career in construction after serving two AmeriCorps terms with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. He has also worked for WE Lyons Construction and WL Butler Construction on the Peninsula.


Kate Wong thanks USF for giving her the opportunity to discover that every small feat is just as impactful as the next for the goal of serving her community.



Eric Garcia is the co-director of Detour Dance and Tiny Dance Film Fest. He serves as production coordinator with Fresh Meat Productions, Sean Dorsey Dance, and SF Transgender Film Fest. He has held administrative, development, and production positions with Dancers’ Group, Quinn Associates, Z Space, and CounterPulse. Eric has also performed works with Project Thrust, LEVYdance, and FACT/SF.

Kira N. Schneider completed her master of public health degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2016.

In September 2015, Addysen Trumper married Cameron Clark& ’11, whom she met during the first week of classes at USF. Addysen manages the Céline business at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.


Michelle Cordi received a master of public policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

R. Thomas Curl passed the bar and opened a criminal defense and civil rights practice in Boise, Idaho.


Hyder Alikhan graduated with his master’s in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has transitioned his career into leadership advisory with Heidrick & Struggles. He is based out of the Houston office and works with clients in the energy and natural resources sector. He is eager to connect with other Dons in the region.

Amber Cavarlez works as a mental health rehabilitation counselor with the nonprofit Progress Foundation. She works primarily with clients who come in off of the street from hospital inpatient units and psychiatric acute care units. Many of her clients suffer from various types of mental health issues intertwined with substance use. Much of her work revolves around the social rehab model.

Mirabai Collamore works in a fourth grade classroom at Wade Thomas Elementary School in San Anselmo, California.

Allie Khori produced a stage series that was written by Freddy Gutierrez ’10 titled A Glass of Water.

Alyssa Micchiche is enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential program at Santa Clara University. She is currently a student teacher in a second grade class.

Eunice Marie Almaden is working as a registered nurse in the medical/surgical and mother and baby units at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Clara, California.

Alexandra Barchuk moved to Washington D.C. to apply all of the knowledge she gained as an undergraduate international studies student at USF. She works as an executive assistant for a senior Democrat in the U.S. Senate. It has been an invaluable experience. She is grateful for the opportunity to see the country’s politicians hard at work each day.

Brendon Confer recently accepted an offer from Abbott Laboratories in diagnostic distribution sales. He lives in Seattle and is covering Northern California up to Alaska. This is a major career step, and he is excited to be making a difference in the health care industry with a company like Abbott behind him.

Colleen Cooper-Aljundi and her husband welcomed their son Alexander in November 2014. Colleen works as a recruiter at UrbanEngineer.

Sabrina Gunn Avalin married Daniel Avalin in Lake Tahoe in October 2015. Sabrina works as a grant researcher and writer for Susan G. Komen.

Xander Schultz, along with his fiancé, started a venture to aid refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. Zoë Bands are bracelets made out of the life vests refugees wear on their raft journeys into Lesvos, Greece. The funds generated from Zoë Band sales are used to buy food and clothing for the refugees.


Stephen Ryan Andrews became a registered nurse shortly after graduating. He was promptly interviewed and hired by Kaiser San Francisco’s medical-surgical/telemetry unit.

Andrew Antes just returned from a relief trip to Ecuador with Dr. Eduardo Dolhun through the nonprofit Doctors Outreach Clinics. They provided treatment and supplies to children and babies suffering from dehydration and diarrhea in the aftermath of the April 2016 earthquake.

Zeina Seikaly is headed to Columbia University to pursue a master of science in communication sciences and disorders. She hopes to become a speech language pathologist.

Brittany Tinaliga is enrolled in the Master’s in Asian Pacific Studies program at USF.




Norman Saucedo received the La Raza Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.


Donald C. Carroll authored “The National Pension Crisis: A Test in Law, Economics, and Morality” in University of San Francisco Law Review. He is an adjunct professor at USF’s School of Law and president of the Law Offices of Carroll & Scully.


Jack Charles Sevey has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for 40 years, briefly serving as president of the Sacramento Valley chapter. He was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1995, and also received the Sacramento ABOTA Civility Award in 2011. He has been married for 55 years, and is a proud father and grandfather to five children and 18 grandchildren.


James P. Fox was elected president of the State Bar of California for 2016–17.



Paul Speranza retired as Wegmans’ vice chairman and secretary, after 40 years with the grocery store chain.


Lorenzo Arredondo was featured in a News-Examiner article for his role as the keynote speaker at the Fayette County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson/Jackson Day dinner. He was also featured in The Journal Gazette for his candidacy for Indiana attorney general.


Robert Slattery has joined Judicate West’s Northern California team.

Mary Jane Theis is an Illinois Supreme Court justice. She gave the commencement address at Valparaiso University Law School.


Eugene Brown was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. Brown is a partner at the San Francisco office of Sedgwick, working in environmental litigation.

William “Bill” Monning was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, discussing his political and legislative accomplishments as a California state senator.

Lorraine Bannai spoke at the CommonwealthClub about her book Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice in August 2016 in San Francisco. Bannai was part of the team that successfully challenged Korematsu’s conviction, and is currently a professor of lawyering skills and director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law.

Richard Dal Bello, vice president of business development and government affairs at Virgin Galactic, presented the talk “No One Has Traveled Here: The Story of Virgin Galactic” at the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. He discussed the history of Virgin Galactic and its potential to democratize access to space.

John Micek III has been appointed to the board of directors of Jaguar Animal Health in San Francisco. He is chair of its audit committee.

Gary Nadler presented “Request for Admissions” to students at the Sonoma County Bar Association in October 2016.

Bill Schuette is the attorney general of Michigan. He was featured in multiple national news sources, including The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post, after he announced the first criminal charges in the Flint lead contamination water crisis. He was also featured in the Detroit Free Press for attending the 2016 Republican Convention and hosting a party in downtown Cleveland.



Rodney O. Fong was elected to the board of trustees of the Law School Admissions Council.

Susan Mendelsohn co-authored the chapter “Foreign Direct Investments in Vietnam: Investment,” published in the fifth edition of Laws of International Trade.


Frank Pitre is a member of the USF School of Law Board of Counselors, and was named president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Kathryn Richter joined Sedgwick as a partner in its San Francisco office, practicing business litigation.


Monica Bay is a fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. She is also a freelance journalist for Bloomberg Big Law Business, a columnist for Above The Law, and co-host of the podcast Law Technology Now (Legal Talk Network).

Steven Roland was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a partner at the San Francisco office of Sedgwick, working in business litigation.


Mark Bostick was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.

Audry Lynch won honorable mention in the Hollywood Book Festival 2016 for her biography Garth Jeffers Recalls His Father, Robinson Jeffers.

Jill Sperber joined Visa’s compliance department as program manager with the business conduct office, specializing in investigations.

Beverly Wood co-authored the article “The Interdisciplinary Conference: A Grassroots Alternative for Resolving High-Conflict Parenting Disputes in Lean Times” in Family Court Review.


Matt Beauchamp is the chief deputy district attorney of Colusa County, and was named the 2015 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year by the California Fish and Game Commission.

Elizabeth Berke-Dreyfuss was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.

Michael Cooper was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.

Tracy Green was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.


Susan Borg was the first woman to receive the Eugene Marias Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA). She was honored for her dedication to justice, her professional accomplishments, her work on behalf of her clients and CAAA, and for her integrity, wisdom, and leadership exemplifying CAAA’s ideal of true professional humanitarianism.

Manny Fortes was a panelist at the Marin County Bar Association’s forum on racial injustices. He is a staff attorney at the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints.


Karen Ballack was named a top woman lawyer by the Daily Journal. She was also named a 2016 Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder. She is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s management committee.

Carol Langford was featured in a Daily Journal article for her support of the proposed change to California’s Rules of Professional Conduct.

Gregory Rocca will receive the 2016 Pomeroy Humanitarian Award from the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center to honor his commitment to community service.


Sadhana Narayan was installed as president of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Gregory Wood has been elected to the board of directors of Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT 1, Inc. He serves as an independent director and as a member of the board’s conflicts committee.


Michael Guingona, a candidate for San Mateo County supervisor, was discussed in a San Mateo Daily Journal letter to the editor outlining his career and political achievements.

Rosemary La Puma authored “De-Categorizing Child Abuse — Equally Devastating Acts Require Equally Solicitous Statutes of Limitations,” which was published in the summer 2016 issue of the University of California, Davis School of Law’s Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy.

Darrell Schramm serves on the national board of Heritage Roses Group and edits its quarterly newsletter, The Rose Letter. He also serves on the board and edits the newsletter for Friends of Vintage Roses, and is the president of the North Bay Rose Society. As a master gardener and rosarian, he grows about 225 roses and gives talks to garden clubs and rose societies.

Anne Marie Schubert, the district attorney of Sacramento County, was featured in the Sacramento Business Journal article “Anne Marie Schubert: A Progressive Approach to Crime,” discussing her legal career and success in the development of criminal treatment programs.



Robert Brownstone co-authored the chapter “Privacy Litigation” in Data Security and Privacy Law published by Thomson Reuters, 2016.

Michael W. Coburn continued his education throughout his years, receiving an ND, PhD, and JD. After 35 years in health care, law, and education, and nine years with the United States Coast Guard Academy, he is enjoying retirement and spending time with his wife and three sons, Travis, Justin, and Joshua. The latter is in his second year at USF’s School of Law.

Minette Kwok was named a top Northern California attorney in immigration and nationality law, and one of the Top 50 Northern California women attorneys, by Super Lawyers Magazine.

James Molinelli Jr., Northern California managing attorney for Progressive Insurance, was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.


Mary Mahoney was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Catharine O’Shaughnessy was awarded a master of studies in literature and arts degree from the University of Oxford, England, in October 2015.

Joni Reicher was appointed vice president of people at Mesosphere.


Br. Edward M. Brink has begun a three-year term as the rector of Chaminade University of Honolulu. His responsibilities include deepening the Marianist-Catholic identity of the university. He is very grateful for his education at USF’s Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership. It has been invaluable in his other ministry positions and he will carry the lessons learned into his new work.

Aisling Gilliland wrote “How My Dinner’s Story Has Helped to Shape My Own” in Food Safety News.

Gayle Lopez received the Outstanding Institutional Representative Award at the Michigan American Council on Education Women’s Network annual conference, for her work in promoting women’s leadership.

Christopher Viadro was featured in the Daily Journal article “Worker’s Advocates,” highlighting his boutique personal injury firm Butler Viadro.

Terrell R. Winn has retired and is writing children’s books in Sarasota, Florida.


Robert Allard was featured in The Mercury News for his work in protecting young athletes against sexual predators within the sports system.

Meghan Mackay has been working in education reform across the country since graduating. For the past few years, she has been a principal and superintendent of schools for Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. She is now working on a project to transform professional development for teachers and leaders at Success Academy, with plans to eventually expand to schools and educators everywhere.


Chico Adhibaskara Ekananda Hindarto is working for his family’s business in the service industry, and also teaching at graduate schools in Jakarta.

Kenneth A. Feingold relocated his practice to Nicasio, Marin County, California. He continues to serve his real estate clients and serve as a mediator in Southern and Northern California.

Lupe Garcia was appointed a judge in Alameda County Superior Court. Garcia previously worked as the associate general counsel and senior director for global integrity at Gap.

Sylvia Luke, seven-term Hawaii state representative, was featured in the article “Da Sistahs: Looking Out For Your Money” in MidWeek.


Rochelle East, San Francisco County Superior Court judge, was featured in the Daily Journal article “No Fear” for her extensive law career, vast experiences, and travels around the globe.

Ava Dasya Rasa is a poet-scholar. Her poem “Koromo,” or “The Robe,” was published in the Santa Fe Literary Journal, September 2016 issue. Having lived in Japan and India, she says her poetry is informed by contemplative engagements with both Zen Buddhism and Catholic monasticism. Ava holds a master’s in theology and a carpenter certificate in religion, gender, and sexuality from Vanderbilt Divinity School.


Sr. Bridget Dickason is the new director of Keeler Women’s Center.

John Garrison recently published a new book titled Glass. The short book explores the hidden life of glass, a material that surrounds us everywhere we look.


Michael Frese was elected to the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, where he serves as the representative to the California Board of Psychology. He continues to have a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, where he specializes in geropsychology.

Jay Leiderman was featured in the news article “FBI’s Role ‘Swept Under the Rug’ in Case of Hacker Jeremy Hammond” in Today’s Zama.

Michael Norton was featured in the Marin Independent Journal discussing his candidacy for chief of the Central Marin Police Authority.

Mary Catherine Wiederhold introduced the keynote speaker at the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court at the California Supreme Court luncheon.



Suzanne Foley has been named partner at the law firm of Gizzi Reep Foley in Benicia, California.

Jeffery Levi was named a 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is an estate planning and probate attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.

Raymond Raza has been in Costa Rica since 2008, where he has been teaching English as a second language and building a cabin.


Cupcake Brown launched her own firm, The Law Office of Cupcake Brown, in San Diego.

Richard Pio Roda was featured on the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s website for his involvement with the center and his role as auctioneer at its annual blue ribbon luncheon.


Travis Barrick provided legal assistance to a prisoner in a civil rights case in Las Vegas, while working with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Pilot Program.

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

Meghan M. Melaugh joined Legal Aid of Sonoma County as staff attorney at the Family Justice Center.

Lois Merriweather Moore attended the Harvard Women and Power Alumnae Leadership Summit at Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia.

Joshua Schultz continued his career in public education after USF, shifting to the administrative side — first at Sonoma State University and then at the Napa County Office of Education for the past eight years. His two older kids have graduated from college and his youngest is in middle school.


Yesenia Gallegos was named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers in the U.S. by Latino Leaders magazine. Gallegos is a partner at Fox Rothschild and serves as co-chair of its diversity committee.

Abeer Y. Hoque published the linked-stories collection The Lovers and the Leavers in 2015. His memoir Olive Witch is forthcoming in 2017.


Nicholas Boos was named a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the Daily Journal.

Christian Clifford published his second book, Who Was Saint Junípero Serra? He has written articles for Catholic San Francisco, California Teacher, Today’s Catholic Teacher, The Stanford Daily, and the online publication Crux.

Anne Duffy has been promoted to partner at the San Francisco office of Ernst & Young.

John Hendricks, founding partner of HendricksMurry, announced the certification of his firm as an LGBT Business Enterprise through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Devin Kinyon JD ’11 has been promoted to associate clinical professor of law at Santa Clara University, where he has worked for the past five years. He oversees academic support at Santa Clara Law, and is part of the team that helps prepare students for the bar exam.

Kris Rodriguez runs an organization, consulting, and leadership development business, Clear Path Communications. Her consulting work centers on organization design and change management, and her coaching practice develops new leaders and leaders undergoing change. She and her family live in San Francisco where she enjoys focusing on family, fun, community, and work.


Suzy Loftus, president of the San Francisco Police Commission, was featured in San Francisco Magazine discussing SFPD reforms, and in the San Francisco Examiner article “SF Police Commission President Suzy Loftus: Reformer or Politician?”

On Lu joined the Polsinelli intellectual property practice in San Francisco.


Jason E. Fellner was promoted to shareholder at Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney. He represents individual and corporate clients in professional liability defense and business litigation.

Gerald Heppler was appointed interim director of admissions at Seattle University School of Law.

Jason Horst was named a 2016 Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is an intellectual property and litigation attorney at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.

Michael Zaidlin presented “Social Security Claiming Strategies and the Estate Plan” at the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.


Lindsay (Westby) Caron recently moved to Portland with her husband, James, and boys, Luke and Levi. She launched her Etsy shop,, and published her first book, The Little Way for Parents of Little Ones, which is available on Amazon. She works as a family faith formation consultant and blogs at

Jason Clark was elected chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party.

Tiago Costa Alves is leading the expansion of a Portuguese startup in Southeast Asia, and he is eager to connect with other USF alumni in the region.

Marc Denison was named partner at the Bakersfield law firm Clifford & Brown.

Kris Weidling is living in Apex, North Carolina with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters Madison, 9, and Brooklyn, 4. He recently accepted a new position with CSL-Behring as senior director of global change management.


Rosario Torres Gonzalez was sworn in as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California.

John Hamasaki appeared in the BASF Bulletin after attending the Barristers Club open house.

Anthony D. Phillips has been named a 2016 Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Hannah Seigel Proff was awarded the 2016 American Graduate Champion award by PBS.

Jeffrey Primo Wilson founded Drankgon, an online business selling dragon-shaped liquid storage devices. He has joined Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in the San Francisco office as a member of the litigation services department and product liability and sports law practice groups.


Josue Fuentes was selected as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2016. Fuentes works for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

Jennifer Loeb is an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C.



Nichelle Holmes is the deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County and won the 2015 Minority Bar Coalition Diversity Award.

Zuzana Malek joined Berg & McLaughlin as an associate attorney focused on family law and litigation.

Aaron Marienthal, previously a senior associate at Reed Smith in San Francisco, joined the commercial and intellectual property firm Tyz Marton Schumann.

Jessica Therkelsen was named one of 2016’s Top 40 Young Lawyers on the Rise by the American Bar Association. She is the director of advocacy and communications at Asylum Access, an international refugee rights nonprofit, as well as an adjunct professor at USF’s School of Law.


Jennifer Campbell credits her USF education and training for her success in breaking internal organizational silos and building connections that elevated businesses. She graduated with an MBA in international business and organizational development in the accelerated track.

Dana Isaac was quoted in The Associated Press article “State Program Gives Poor a Break on Traffic Tickets” about her work as an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. The article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and other media nationwide.

Adanma Imeobong Osakwe has interned at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; the Trademark and Patent Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; and the Whitaker Group, a think tank whose focus is on U.S. foreign investment in Africa and the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Osakwe has also worked for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation, and is currently a copper cap program contract specialist with the United States Air Force Civilian Service, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Jack Tyler is working as a program manager with an organization that develops a more diverse health care workforce by helping refugees and immigrants get jobs and training in health care.


Alexis Katibah Binazir was named a 2015 Outstanding Volunteer by the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco for her work with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Adrian Tirtanadi appeared in the BASF Bulletin after attending the Barristers Club open house.


Rachel Marie Brunson was promoted into her current student services manager position after coordinating the University of South Carolina’s Supplemental Instruction program for two years. As the assistant director of peer learning, she now oversees all course-specific support and peer leadership initiatives within the university’s student success center. She shares memories from USF every chance she gets.

Jenifer Frudden has been named the vice chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s family law executive committee.

Ling Wei is happy to have graduated from the School of Education and says USF changed her life.


Shaun Greer joined the board of directors for QLaw, the LGBT Bar Association of Washington.

Marcus McElhenney appeared in the BASF Bulletin after attending the Barristers Club open house.


Iris Kokish authored the Daily Journal article “California Blunders in its Haste to Win the $15 Minimum Wage Race.”

Carole Santos is happy to be teaching master’s entry nursing students at USF’s Orange County campus.

Meagan Singer appeared in the BASF Bulletin after attending the Barristers Club open house.


Brian Heglar started his career in biotech just seven days after graduating. He is currently working at BioMarin as a research associate, researching rare diseases. In his spare time he practices crockpot recipes from the SkinnyMom blog and wrestles his one-year-old.

Jordan Lockey was featured in The Friday Flyer for securing a post-bar position at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.

Jonathan Madison writes regularly for the San Mateo Daily Journal, from news to sports to opinion pieces.