UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Fall 2008
2000s

[2000]

MICHELLE (ANDERSON) ALVES (B.A.) and her husband, Barry, celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary in March and they live in Sacramento. “We look forward to getting back to San Diego this summer for vacation,” she says.

BENJAMIN BORRELLI (B.A.) was a social studies teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District. He lived in San Francisco during the school year and camped in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer. He expected to move to South Los Angeles in June 2008 to teach in Inglewood or with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

ANGELA (HAUCK) CARR (B.Acc.) has worked for Robert Half Management Resources, placing senior-level finance and accounting professionals on a project basis. She recently was married in Cancun, Mexico, and Angela and her husband live and work in Seattle. They just purchased a home that they are in the process of remodeling.

LISA (RUNDQUIST) CONVERSE (B.A.) and her husband, Brian ’99, welcomed their second son, Zachary, in August 2007. “Big brother, Andrew, 3, can’t wait to teach him how to play ball,” Lisa writes. “We love living in Colorado, where I am working part time at the library (in addition to being a full-time mom!), and Brian is enjoying his job as proposal coordinator for an engineering firm in Denver.”

ANNELISE (WEISS) DAVIS (B.A.) and her husband, Dan, welcomed with joy their first child, Ainsley Elizabeth, on May 27, 2007. “Our hearts are filled to overflowing with love for our little miss!” says Annelise, who works part time from home in order to be with Ainsley. “Life has never been so good!”

DAVID FELL (BBA) teaches Chi Kung (Qigong) meditation in seminar format in San Diego. He is looking to conduct these seminars in other cities. More information is available at www.flyingphoenix.us.

RANEE (RHODES) FISHER (BBA) and her husband, Paul ’01, were married in July 2006. The bridal party included alumni Miguel Suazo, Brian O’Connor, Danny Blake, Lauren Lantgen, and Amy Gossman. Ranee and Paul live in San Diego.

BARRETT FOERSTER (LL.M.G.) was selected to the executive board of the California Judges Association. He also is the author of “Bringing Civil Actions for Damages” (chapter 5) of Domestic Violence Remedies, a book published in 2007 by California Continuing Education of the Bar.

OLUN GRAVES (M.A.) is a special agent with the State of California Department of Justice, and is assigned to the Medi-Cal Fraud/Elder Abuse unit in San Diego. He formerly worked for 12 years in the San Diego Police Department.

ELIZABETH (JABLECKI) JOHNSON (J.D.) and her husband, Jason, were married on Sept. 15, 2007, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

NICOLE MATTHEWS (M.A.) launched The Henley Company in 2007, an event management and concierge firm based in San Diego. “It’s very exciting to be a part of the forefront of the personal concierge industry,” Nicole says. “I help clients bring order to their lives by managing their to-do lists. This takes the form of travel coordination, personal shopping, errand running, event planning, concert/theater tickets, etc. Live the life you want! Delegate the rest!”

CHRISTINE OWENS (B.A.) moved back to San Diego from the big island of Hawaii. “I was a dolphin trainer for Dolphin Quest, doing interaction programs with the public,” she writes. “Although Hawaii is beautiful, I missed San Diego.” She is an instructor at the Birch Aquarium, teaching kids about marine science. She also is a CPR instructor for Scripps Mercy Hospital. Christine is working on a master’s degree in education and a teaching credential in elementary education. “I really enjoy teaching young minds about the world around them.”

SETH PERKINS (BBA) has two sons, Jackson and Jude. He is currently coaching soccer and returned to school to earn his teaching credentials.

SARA (MACHTOLF) WAGENBLAST (B.A.) and her husband, David, welcomed a daughter, Jocelyn, on May 21, 2007. Sara teaches high school history in Spokane, Wash.

[2001]

KRISTINA (LUKOMSKI) CASOLA (M.A.) and her husband, Brian, welcomed a second daughter, Madden Faith, to the family. Big sister Emerson Grace is almost 4. Kristina reports that she is slowing down a bit in her work life to enjoy the family moments.

KAREN (BANKS) CHILD (M.A.) recently contributed to the first children’s book to tackle the issue of Internet pornography and its effects on children. The book, Temptation of a Generation, illustrates the risks today’s teens face living in the information age. Karen is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Orange County, Calif. She has a private practice and works in the LifeSTAR program to treat sexually compulsive behaviors.

CHRIS FALCIONI (B.A.) and his wife, Stacey, welcomed their second daughter, Mia Roa, on Nov. 2, 2007. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Mia joins older sister, Kai, 2. Chris works in auto finance and Stacey stays home with the two girls. The family lives in Brea, Calif.

NAVY CMDR. PATRICK FOEGE (M.S.) received a certificate of achievement while serving as a military strategic transportation planner assigned to United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Patrick was recognized as Field Grade Officer of the Year for outstanding performance, self improvement and community involvement.

JAMES FOLEY (BBA) married Kristen Owen ’01 on Sept. 15, 2007, at a beautiful private estate on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. They live in Los Gatos, Calif. Jim is in real estate development and Kristen is a kindergarten teacher. Alumni who attended their wedding included Jen Basile, Lisa Juco, Kristin (Malloy) Gazzano, Ben Gazzano, Brendan Horgan, Michael Giachetti, Peter Hamann, Joey McCarthy, Jamie Booth, Brandon Riggs, Kiley (Jarrett) Riggs, Kris Riggs, Cara (Zamora) Riggs, Scott Wicken, Chris Bourne, Brent Ball, Joey Bertocchini, April (Stephens) Bertocchini, Chris Mayon, Heidi (Peterson) Mayon, James Davis, Brian Sappington, Jed Greene, Rodney Tompkins, Danielle (Czapala) Tompkins, Jenni Roshak, Jen Schultz, and Jenay Lewellyn.

JUAN CARLOS GARCIA (BBA, B.A. ’01) has worked as a senior account executive for Mortgage I.T., a national wholesale mortgage lender, for the past four years. For the past three years, he has been in the top 20 representatives nationwide. He finished at No. 7 in the country in 2006. Juan and his fiancée, Breanne Herring, live in San Diego.

NICK GONTMAHER (BBA) earned an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. She is an associate at Alvarez and Marsal in the Restructure and Turnaround Management Division.

MARK HEFFERNAN (B.A.) was an adjunct engineering professor for USD’s Department of Engineering in the fall of 2007. He recently accepted a position in Chicago with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems as the research and development program manager for the Litening targeting system. Mark planned to move to Chicago in late June to live with his fiancée, Jennifer Boston.

KRISTOFFER KALMBACH (B.A.) and his wife, Kimberly ’01, live in Sacramento. Kris is a commercial real estate agent with Cornish & Carey Commercial and Kimberly is an event coordinator at Jesuit High School.

MEREDITH (GAVLICK) KEMPER (BBA) and her husband, Daniel, were married at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach, Calif. Classmates Stephanie (King) Greco, Kerry (Williams) Elmore, Gina (Romano) Horton and Lisa Juco were attendants in the wedding. Meredith is in medical sales in Los Angeles, and she and her husband enjoy living in Redondo Beach.

TAMMY LU (MBA) transferred to Philadelphia with Miller Brewing Company, where she is the marketing manager for Philadephia, South Jersey and Delaware. “It’s a long way from home,” she says, “but Philadelphia provides an exciting array of activities, culture and history.”

MEREDITH (ELWELL) MILLER (B.A.) and her husband, Michael ’00, celebrated the arrival of a son, Marek Lawrence, on May 16, 2007. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches long at birth. “Marek is the happiest social baby we know, so it has been a joy!” says Meredith.

ANTONIO MIRELES (B.A.) and his wife, Robin, moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., and they have two wonderful children: Christian, 4, and Gabrielle, 1. Tony is a senior electrical engineer with Raytheon. He says he spends his weekends fishing and with family.

KORIE (NORRIS) NORTON (B.A.) and her husband, Leo, welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 17, 2007. Luke Michael weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. “I now work from home so I can care for him and continue working,” Korie says.

DOMENICA (CIMARUSTI) PEARL (B.A.) and her husband, Joey, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Audrey Joseph, on Dec. 7, 2007.

JODI (WANG) PIEPKORN (BBA) and her husband, Lucas ’01, were married on May 26, 2007, on the island of Maui, and they honeymooned on Nevis in the Caribbean. Fellow Toreros Stacey (Sweeney) Clifton and Bennie Pham were members of the wedding party. Jodi and Luke live in northern Virginia, where they recently purchased their first home. Luke is an analyst with Systems Planning and Analysis and Jodi is a program manager for AOL Shopping.

TRICIA (GORDON) RING (B.A., M.Ed. ’04) and her husband, Royce, were married on Nov. 11, 2007, in San Diego. Tricia teaches second grade in Point Loma and Royce plays baseball for the Atlanta Braves.

AMY (HARRIS) RIVIERE (J.D.) and her husband, Russell, were married on May 20, 2006, and they welcomed a daughter, Gabrielle, on Feb. 14, 2008.

JOAN SEIFRIED (M.A.) reports that her art and antique approval business continues to grow, with an office on the East Coast as well as in San Diego. Joan used her preservation skills in a recent job, archiving the antiques, collections and art of the U.S. Grant Hotel downtown, which was recently remodeled. She plans to return to school in the fall to start a Ph.D. program.

KIMBERLY (JELLIG) TAYLOR (B.A.) works at Vista High School. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for four years and they live in Oceanside, Calif.

PATRICIA AREIAS WAGNER (BBA) and her husband, Jeffrey ’01, are proud to announce a daughter, Payton Marie, who was born on Oct. 3, 2007. “Payton Marie is a delight and we enjoy spending time with her,” Patricia says.

SUFIA WALI (B.A.) and her husband, Brent Palluck, were married on Oct. 20, 2007, at Lake Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Sufia and Brent honeymooned in Brazil and Argentina. Brent is a controller and a CPA for Las Vegas Athletic Clubs.

JEFFREY WHITTY (B.A.) moved to Perth, Australia, to pursue a master’s degree in marine science. For his project, he is looking at migration patterns and habitat utilization of the freshwater sawfish and northern river shark in Northern and Western Australia.

[2002]

KAREN CLAYTON (MSN) , a pediatric nurse practitioner, writes, “This is the start of my fifth year having the privilege to take care of the adorable children of our fighting Marines.” Karen works at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

TIFFANY GRIDLEY (BBA, B.A.) is an advertising and account executive handling Acura and Honda business with Rubin Postaer and Associates in Santa Monica, Calif.

MIKE HART (MSGL) is stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in a joint environment teaching air warfare planning and execution to all uniformed services and foreign allies.

ANDREW KIMMEL (J.D.) became a partner of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear in Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2008. The firm specializes in intellectual property and has offices throughout California and in Seattle and Washington, D.C.

CARLA (BERK) NOLEN (M.Ed.) founded Re Vera Services in 2005, which specializes in academic verifications. “I have always been very interested in ethics and education,” Carla says, “which is why I pursued character education. Re Vera combines both.” Carla and her husband, Steve, live in Manchester, Conn.

ANNAMARIA (DOEBLER) O’CONNOR (B.Acc., B.A.) and her husband, Brendan ’02, welcomed a son, Topher Matthew, in August 2007. Annamaria is a manager at Ernst and Young in Portland, Ore.

KHRISTI (ROCKWOOD) POIDMORE (B.A.) is completing her second year in the periodontology residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She expects to complete the three-year program in May 2009.

ALEXIS RECINE (B.A.) graduated from medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno, in May 2007. She is in her residency in psychiatry at the University of Utah.

PEDRO SAMPAIO (B.Acc.) is working toward a master’s degree in finance from San Diego State University, which he expects to complete in 2008.

JENNIFER SCHIFF (B.A.) is a PharmD candidate and expects to complete the doctorate of pharmacy program in 2009.

ANNE (LUNTZEL) VALLERGA (B.A.) and her husband, Guy ’02, live in Walla Walla, Wash. “This year, we celebrated five years of marriage and in that time, we’ve been blessed with two daughters, Dulce, 4, and Carmela, 1.” Guy owns and operates an accounting and compliance business for local wineries and Anne edits for a healthcare publisher.

MICHELE VAZQUEZ (MFA) is an actor and director in New York City.

[2003]

JENNIFER ALLEN (M.A.) and her family live in San Jose, Costa Rica. Her husband, Matthew, is the operational director of an online seminary and Jennifer stays home with their three boys: Joshua, 8; Samuel, 3; and Simon, 6 months.

ELISABETH BIEBL (B.A.) writes, “After a few stints in public relations and flip-flopping between California and Colorado, I’m back in Vail, Colo., enjoying the mountains, skiing with friends and other outdoor activities while I figure out ‘plan B.’ A recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia, has left me with another itch to travel again, so we’ll see what I can manage!”

EMMA (SCOTT) BIGGS (B.A.) and her husband, John, were married in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on April 14, 2007. Classmates Suzanne Merlo and Annie Schott were part of the wedding party. On Jan. 30, 2008, Emma and John welcomed a son, John “Jack” Lawrence. Emma teaches algebra at her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles.

SACHA BOUTROS (BBA) is a singer/songwriter/producer. “I have opened for people like Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, James Moody, etc.,” she writes. “I sing jazz and Latin jazz.” Sacha has a new CD coming out in 2008 and then she plans to tour. She also owns SB Entertainment in La Jolla, an entertainment company for event music.

JOHNATHAN BUMA (B.A.) has been working as a biochemist at Johnson & Johnson in San Diego for the past five years.

CANDACE COMER (BBA) has lived in Nashville for three years. She was an assistant at Creative Artists Agency and just accepted a position at Echo, a marketing company that is now part of Ticketmaster. “I’ll continue working in the music industry, just on the marketing/fan club level, but having a great time!” she says.

CANDACE ECKERT (MSGL) returned to Phoenix from 16 months in Mosul, Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq, where she was working with Iraqi judges and establishing terrorism courts in the Ninewa and Anbar provinces.

MELANIE (WHITTINGTON) HILL (B.Acc.) and her husband, Mark ’02, were married in July 2004. Melanie is an accountant with a commercial real estate developer in Irvine, Calif. Mark is a broker with CB Richard Ellis, specializing in industrial land and development. Melanie and Mark live in San Clemente, Calif.

PATRICIA LEDEZMA (BBA) has been the manager of St. Vincent de Paul Church for the past three years. She is also a freelance Web designer and she completed four certificates in graphic, Web and print design. Patricia is currently working toward a basic certificate in catechesis. “When I’m not at church, work or school, I enjoy spending time with my parents, siblings and their children,” she says.

BRIAN LEGENZA (B.Acc.) is now in employee benefit insurance sales in Overland Park, Kan.

NATALIA LUGLIANI (BBA) has been living in Italy for three years. She received her master’s degree in Italian from Middlebury College in Vermont and the University of Florence.

KIMBERLEY MANN (B.A.) operates a mobile dog-playing day service and in-home pet sitting business in Smyrna, Tenn. “This business venture is a true labor of love,” Kimberley says. “I am excited about what each new day brings. I still have my Pekingese, Taylor, that I brought to Bart Thurber’s poetry class when he was a puppy. He turned 7 in January. Hello to Irene Williams, Bart Thurber, Mary Quinn and Fred Robinson.”

BRAD MILLER (B.A.) and Gina (Gordon) ’03 were married in Dana Point on Oct. 6, 2007. They honeymooned in Australia for two weeks and are planning a trip to Tavarua in Fiji in the fall of 2008.

TUI MUNDAY (B.A.) sells commercial real estate in Miami and Miami Beach, Fla.

SHAUNA (NORBRYHN) NICHOLS (B.S., B.A.) and her husband, Ryan, were married on April 22, 2006. Shauna works for a large aerospace company and she expected to start work on her master’s degree in 2008. She and Ryan live in Fullerton, Calif.

JACOB RASMUSON (BBA, MSRE ’05) is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker in Bishop, Calif., and is spending as much time as possible on Mammoth Mountain.

NICOLE SCHWARZ (B.A., J.D. ’06) worked at Lincoln, Gustafson and Cercos in San Diego after receiving her J.D. degree, and she is currently at New York University earning an LL.M. degree specializing in taxation. She says she hopes to return to the West Coast.

PHAEDRA SCOORTIS (M.A.) lives in San Diego with her partner, Kristin Kwiatkowski. Phaedra has a full-time private practice as a marriage and family therapist in Mission Valley. She treats adults, families and children, and she specializes in attachment disorders, foster youth needs, adolescent behavioral issues, and gay and lesbian issues.

ELLIE (REENDERS) SERVAIS (B.A.) and her husband, Elliott ’02, are living happily in San Clemente, Calif., with their English bulldog, Boogie.

ALEXANDER STEFANOVICH (B.A.) was recruited by the U.S. Army for their Special Forces pipeline after graduating from USD. After many military schools, he was assigned to his first reconnaissance unit in Alaska. In July 2006, Alexander entered the Military Intelligence Branch as a second lieutenant and he is currently stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he is the intelligence officer for 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment. Alexander married Sabrina Mahaffey from Fairbanks, Alaska.

AARON TUBBS (BBA) lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and sells pharmaceuticals to dermatologists. He writes, “No more travels … for now.”

VERONICA TUCKER (M.A.) is a guidance counselor at her high school alma mater, Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She and her husband, Aaron, are busy with their two children: Abigayle Grace, 3, and Luke Geyer, 1.

CHELLY TYLER (BBA) loves her career in real estate development in Prescott, Ariz. She is active in the Arizona chapter of USD’s Alumni Association.

GREGORY URUBURU (B.A.) continues to work for the City of Solana Beach as a full-time ocean lifeguard. He enjoys days spent working at the beach and taking surfing trips into Central America. He went to Panama in 2007 and to Nicaragua in 2008. “Go Toreros!” Gregory says.

CARLOS WILLIAMS (B.S., B.A.) attended the U.S. Navy’s Department Head School in Newport, R.I., after graduation from USD. He was assigned chief engineer on the USS Momsen, a guided missile destroyer. During his two-year tour, the crew commissioned the ship and sailed it from Bath, Maine, to Everett, Wash., via the Panama Canal. In 2006, he was assigned to the brigade staff of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division in Tikrit, Iraq. Carlos supervised the Army’s counter radio-controlled IED mission. He retired from the Navy in November 2007 and in December 2007 he was hired as a product systems engineer at Thales Avionics in Seattle, where he oversees the in-flight entertainment system product line.

ADRIENNE YOUNG (B.A.) graduated as valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, Calif. In 2007, she returned to San Diego and is now practicing as a chiropractor in Chula Vista, Calif.

SHAWN ZORICK (B.A.) and his sister purchased Hair Attitudes in Escondido, Calif. Shawn manages the staff and salon, which is undergoing a major renovation. They plan to combine the high-end salon with an art gallery atmosphere to create an establishment that is comfortable but with a bit of an edge.

[2004]

JOSHUA ANDERSON (B.A.) is completing helicopter flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala.

JERALD ARNOLD (B.A.) retired from the U.S. Navy in 2006, and he and his wife, Lori, welcomed a baby boy, Cameron Drew, on Aug. 4, 2007. The family lives in Massachusetts.

ALISA (BYRD) BURPEE (B.A.) is a research coordinator for the University of Washington, conducting prevention research for at-risk youth. She plans to return to school for a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

MARIA CHAVEZ (B.A.) received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California in 2007. As an adoption social worker, she trains potential foster and adoptive parents through Aspira Foster and Family Services in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

STEPHANIE DEPPENSMITH (B.A.) married Alex Karvounis on Oct. 6, 2007. They live in Las Vegas, where Stephanie is entertainment manager for BESTAgency at Caesars Palace.

MAGGIE ENGSTROM (BBA) has worked in Washington, D.C., for two years at General Atomics, and she plans to move home to Minneapolis to be closer to her family.

TAYLOR ERICKSON (B.A.) moved back to Montana and is a vice president for American Bank. She sits on the Montana State Leadership Institute Board and the Heart of the Valley Board (Humane Society).

TROY FEDRICK (MSGL) completed department head tours on board the USS Shiloh and the USS Chancellorsville, two guided missile cruisers. He is currently attending the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

KATHRYN GOODMAN (B.A.) works in the residence life department at USD and plans to pursue a master’s degree in education in the coming year.

JASON KIMMEL (BBA) is a commercial real estate broker with Grubb and Ellis and vice chair of the Real Estate Alumni Association at USD’s School of Business Administration.

SCOTT LIPPINCOTT (BBA) finished flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Pensacola, Fla., and was selected to fly SH-60B Seahawks with the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron at NAS North Island in San Diego. Scott deployed during 2008 aboard the USS Thach. He is still dating Julie Forsyth, whom he met at USD his senior year, and he still participates in men’s crew alumni events such as the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic.

MARISSA LYFTOGT (BBA) expected to finish her final year of law school at USD, take the bar exam in July, and then work full time as an associate at Fisher & Phillips in Irvine, Calif.

AMBER MADSEN (B.A.) completed a master’s degree in teaching, learning and leadership in May 2007. She joined the Junior League of San Diego and has walked in the Breast Cancer 3-Day in San Diego for two years. Amber is a teacher in the Poway Unified School District.

JOSEPH McKELLAR (B.A.) moved back to San Diego to work for the San Diego Organizing Project, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of low- and middle-income families through civic engagement.

KEVIN MIKOLICH (B.A.) was accepted into the Peace Corps after graduation and went to Bolivia to teach local townspeople about HIV/AIDS. He also taught English to the students in the village where he served. Kevin has returned to Temecula and is exploring options for graduate school.

RACHEL ORIOL (B.A.) graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a master’s degree in English. She teaches at San Diego Mesa College.

STEPHANIE (GABBARA) PERRY (B.A.) and her husband, Ryan ’00, were married on July 14, 2007, at Founders Chapel. More than 45 alumni and 25 former resident assistants attended the celebration.

ERIKA (REEVES) PIKE (B.A., M.A. ’07) is a school counselor at Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad. She reports that all of the counselors at the academy are from USD.

STEVE PIRO (B.A.) teaches environmental science and biology to high school students in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. After graduation, he traveled around the world for two years and visited 27 countries. Steve says he is still an avid surfer.

DANIEL VAN GROL (B.A.) is a student at Case Western School of Law in Cleveland.

KELLY (NIEMI) VIERRA (BBA) graduated from California Western School of Law in April 2007. She passed the California Bar and was sworn in as an attorney in December 2007. She lives in Carlsbad and plans to work in corporate law.

PATRICK WADE (MSEL) was deployed for a year to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy.

SUZANNE (DOLEMBO) WARREN (J.D.) joined the Nevada Attorney General’s Office in June 2007, where she represents the Department of Taxation in administrative, federal and state proceedings. Suzanne and her husband, Terry, have a beautiful 18-month-old daughter named Morgan.

[2005]

ANDREA ASHTON (B.A.) is in the primary care physician assistant program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. “I am loving the program regardless of the intense pace and abundance of information! I live in L.A., which makes me miss San Diego even more! Go Toreros!”

NICHOLAS BELLANCA (B.Acc.) works for Unum Corp. in San Diego, where he earned the 2007 Rookie Medallion Award for being the company’s second-highest-producing rookie representative in the nation.

BRITTANY CATTON (B.A.) lives in North Park and works for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, where she organizes free events for military families in San Diego.

KYLE COLLINS (B.A.) spent the 2004 through 2007 baseball seasons playing minor league baseball for the Cleveland Indians.

MEGHAN DONAHUE (B.A.) is a student at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb.

ROBERTO FIERRO (B.A.) expected to graduate in June 2008 with a master’s degree in international studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

ERIN (TOOHEY) GALLAWA (B.A.) and her husband, Brandon, were married in July 2007. Erin teaches theology at Loretto High School in Sacramento, where she has lived for three years.

FREDDY GRAND (B.Acc.) and Annie Bertocchini ’06 were married on May 24, 2008, in Anaheim Hills, Calif. Members of the wedding party included USD graduates Tony Bertocchini, Allie (Lunden) Bertocchini, Joey Bertocchini, April (Stephens) Bertocchini, Janae Draper, Ryan Castanos, Caleb Heldt and John Nisson.

LINDSEY HANSEN (B.A.) says that since graduation, she has worked as a fisheries observer in the cold waters off New England, taught marine science in New Brunswick and served with AmeriCorps in Oregon. She is now a science teacher with the L.A. Outdoor Science School in Wrightwood, Calif.

JENELLE HAWKINS (B.A.) works for the Consulate of Canada in San Diego. She facilitates trade (investment partnerships, etc.) between Canada and San Diego in the fields of biotechnology, security, defense and information technology. “I still travel to France (home) whenever possible!” she says.

ORIANA (YEOMANS) LEO (BBA) recently moved from primary care pharmaceutical sales with Johnson & Johnson to specialty pharmaceutical sales with Allergan as a glaucoma specialist in ophthalmology.

MARY LUPICA (MSSCM) teaches at USD and started LNK Consulting in Oceanside, Calif.

JONATHAN MAHER (BBA) published a book called Grow a Winning Business, which is available on Amazon.com, and he has recorded music, which is available on iTunes or his Web site: www.jonathanmaher.com.

MARIAN McGAVRAN (B.A.) worked as a real estate assistant after graduation for two years. In July 2007, she joined San Diego City Realty as a full-time Realtor specializing in listing and selling residential property throughout San Diego.

TYLER PEW (B.A.) traveled through New Zealand and Australia for two years, working in both countries. He also traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. Tyler is now working toward a master’s degree in architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

NAVY LT. THEODORE MAC O. QUIDEM (MSGL) and his shipmates participated in two community relations projects during a port visit while assigned to the USS Higgins. While in Mangilao District, Guam, sailors provided care at the Guam Animals-in-Need shelter by walking, bathing and playing with the dogs and cats. They also painted, cleaned and handled yardwork at the shelter. Higgins crew members also constructed a retaining wall to prevent mudslides and erosion at a youth baseball field and they knocked down two dilapidated structures, removing hazards near the children’s playground.

BRIAN VALENZUELA (MAFM, B.Acc. ’05) is teaching at Ernst & Young as an accountant. He and his wife, Rosanne ’05, live in San Diego.

CINDY WASSERMAN (M.Ed.) is with the San Diego City Schools.

YOSHITAKA YANO (B.S., B.A.) is in the MSEE program at Loyola Marymount University.