Alcalá Club

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Current Members



Name: Andrew Parsons
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major(s) Political Science
Minor(s): Spanish
Plans After Graduation: Law School/Graduate Studies
Favorite Quote:"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great." -Mark Twain


Name: Sandrine Claudette Alcalá Urias
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Major(s): Business Administration
Minor(s): Undeclared
Plans After Graduation: Attend law school
Favorite Quote: "You will return one day because of all the things you see when your eyes close" -Morrissey


Ian Rodgers
Hometown: Golden, CO
Major(s): Biology
Plans After Graduation: Medical School
Favorite Quote:""I have no special talents; I am only passionately curious."-Albert Einstein


Name: Brian Maurer
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Major(s): International Business
Minor(s): Asian Studies
Plans After Graduation: International Consulting
Favorite Quote: "Fear is the enemy of logic" -Frank Sinatra


Erin Dellorso
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Major(s): Theatre
Minor(s): Communications
Plans After Graduation: I want to pursue a career as an actress in either LA or New York.
Favorite Quote:"Action is character, if we never did anything we wouldn't be anybody." ~An Education


Tawni Paradise
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major(s): Industrial Engineering and Physics
Plans After Graduation: Looking for an international job in my field or Graduate School
Favorite Quote: "If a man empties his purseinto his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."


Name: Sean Schrag-Toso
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Plans After Graduation: Live simply. Travel and attend Graduate School, ultimately working towards a more sustainable and just world.
Favorite Quote: "In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high."Henry David Thoreau



Gabby Perez
Hometown: Folsom, CA
Major(s): Communication
Plans After Graduation: Go full force into the business world and start my career
Favorite Quote: "Success is to know what one life has breathed easier because you have lived" - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Taylor Noonan
Hometown: Watsonville, CA
Major(s):International Relations
Plans After Graduation: I hope to possibly be in the Peace Corp., travel, and attend Law School!

Favorite Quote:“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”-Winston Churchill


Name: Colby Edson
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Major(s): Business Administration and Political Science
Minor(s): Communications
Plans After Graduation: Law School
Favorite Quote:"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Henry David Thoreau


Nathan Phillips
Hometown: Redmond, WA
Minor(s): History
Plans After Graduation:Spend time working in the Financial Industry and then attend graduate school to earn an MBA
Favorite Quote: "To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often." - Cardinal John


Chelsea Casserly
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major(s):Marketing and International Business
Plans After Graduation: I plan to work as an Event Planner and to eventually start my own socially responsible business. I plan to travel a lot, and to live in San Diego by the beach.
Favorite Quote: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein


Matt Maricic
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Major(s): Finance
Minor(s): Political Science
Plans After Graduation:Travel and then attend Law School
Favorite Quote:"You may not always end up where you thought you were going but you will always end up where you were meant to be."


Fabrizio Ellis
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major(s): Finance/Economics
Minor(s): Italian
Plans After Graduation: Move to New York city and work for an investment bank
Favorite Quote:"Success doesn't come to you. You go to it." - Marva Collins


Chloe Lingle
Hometown: Tustin, CA
Major(s): Accounting
Minor(s): Finance and Spanish
Plans After Graduation: Get my CPA and work for one of the big four accounting firms
Favorite Quote: "Genius is seldom recognized for what it truly is: a great capacity for hard work" -Henry Ford



Francesca Calleo
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
Major(s): International Business
Minor(s): Spanish
Plans After Graduation: I would like to travel, work in the business world internationally, and attend Graduate School
Favorite Quote: So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind.


Maria Chacon
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Major(s): Biology
Plans After Graduation: Pursue a career either in veterinary medicine or human medicine
Favorite Quote:"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas Edison


Taylor Cave
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major(s): Undeclared
Plans After Graduation: Medical School
Favorite Quote:"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change something, change your attitude."


Tom Robinson
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Business Administration
Minor(s): International Relations
Plans After Graduation: To work abroad
Favorite Quote: "If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough." — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Nichola Usher
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major(s): Behavioral Neuroscience
Plans After Graduation: Go to graduate school, possibly pursue physical therapy. My ultimate goal in life is to travel the world! I plan on joining an organization like "Doctors without Borders" in which I can travel and serve at the same time.
Favorite Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" by Mahatma Gandhi


Sarah Zuccaro
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Major(s): Marketing
Minor(s): Communications
Plans After Graduation: To find a rewarding job that I enjoy, visit different parts of the world, and adopt a cat.
Favorite Quote: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful." ~Herman Cain


Gary Couch
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Plans After Graduation: To immerse myself in an industry I think I can help grow.
Favorite Quote: "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." -Vince Lombardi