Mahershala Ali


As he prepares for the release of his new feature film THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes) Mahershala Ali reflects on his time at SMC and the influences that he still feels. 

Jordan Bonadio

Graduate Student, Film and Media

Jordan was a dedicated student and a varsity athlete at SMC.  Her time at Saint Mary's prepared her well for grad school, even in a field that wasn't her specialty as an undergraduate.

Lindsay Swoboda

Community Involvement Coordinator

Lindsay used her skills from Seminar classes and her passion for social justice to become a community leader through the Jesuit Volunteers program. 

Justin Johnston

Principal/Owner of Twilight Solutions

Justin Johnston started a business while studying Communication and Women's Studies at SMC.  Now his business is flourishing and he is charting new territory as a successful entrepreneur.

Ashley Wilson

Merchandising Associate at the Nike Corporate World Headquarters

Ashley leveraged an internship with the San Francisco Giants into a position at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, OR.  She loves her job, but she misses SMC. 

Joe Legaz

Marketing & Entertainment Manager, San Francisco Giants

Joe Legaz has fond memories of the experiences and connections of his time at SMC.  Some of those connections led to his current position as one of the sources of the fun at San Francisco Giants games.

Jennifer (Scarry) Ashton

Administrator - US Defense Contractor

A Communication & Spanish Double Major, Jennifer traveled the world as part of her job in executive security before shifting into training and administration for a major U.S. defense contractor.

Andrew Bouvier-Brown

Criminal Defense Attorney

The depth of inquiry that Andrew Bouvier-Brown pursued at Saint Mary's prepared him well for law school and an eventual career as a criminal defense attorney.

Torin Simpson

Senior Video Editor/Producer, San Francisco Giants

At the end of his football career at SMC, Torin Simpson found his way to a new life in sports, as an Emmy-winning editor/producer for the San Francisco Giants. 

Chris Gargano

Senior Director of Marketing and Entertainment, San Francisco Giants

From being a walk-on with the SMC baseball team to standing on the field with the San Francisco Giants after they won the World Series, Chris Gargano has used his experiences at SMC to pursue his greatest dreams.


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