Alumni Fellows

Julian Allen

While at Saint Mary’s Julian Allen majored in Social Psychology, minored in Business Administration and graduated in fall of 2016. He aspires to continue his graduate studies in Industrial Organizational Psychology in a graduate program. He was the co-captain of the Saint Mary’s Men’s water polo team and received leadership recognition for his sportsmanship, dedication, and character. Julian was born in Toronto, Canada but from the age of 8 weeks until his 10th grade of high school lived in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. His involvement included the Psychology Club, president of the Psi Chi Honors Society, the SMC Honors Program, and the Dean’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for the School of Business Administration and Economics.

Alex Drake

A native of Santa Rosa, Alex Drake came to Saint Mary's College by way of Cardinal Newman High School. Interested in world markets and how the economy affects his surroundings, Drake chose to pursue a degree in Economics. While attending Saint Mary's Drake was an active member of his community by serving as a class senator as well as a Resident Advisor. Along with his involvement in the community, Drake was a proud member of the back-to-back national championship winning rugby team.

Franchesca Ignacio

Franchesca graduated with a degree in General Psychology. Her interests included writing, painting, sketching, and playing video games. During her time at Saint Mary’s Franchesca was Assistant Instructor for Galileo Innovation Camps. She was also a Special Events Coordinators for the on campus diversity club, APASA. Franchesca strengthened her skill sets while working at Galileo; she has acquired more knowledge and use of power tools, circuit wiring, video game designing, and renewed her passion for painting. She learned many lessons and is eager to use her knowledge to see herself grow even more.

 

Cody graduated with a degree in Accounting (primary) and Politics (secondary) split major with a double major in Philosophy. His interests included accounting and philosophy, and sports. Some of his accomplishments included leading a group of students to a successful conference competition (19 students, 23 medals) in his capacity as Business Club President. He also completed a financial services internship at Ernst & Young.

 

Daniel Ripple graduated with a split Physics/Chemistry degree. He is interested in biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, and the business aspects of those fields. He has had several leadership positions at Saint Mary’s including as president, then vice president, of Enactus, and aquatics coordinator for the Alioto Recreation Center. Daniel enjoys mixing science and business and applying it to the real world. He is also very comfortable working with teams of people, whether it be leading a group or working as an equal to others.

 

Nicholas Ahn pursued a B.S. in Economics. At Saint Mary’s he was a presidential scholar. Nicholas is obsessed with fantasy football and enjoys playing basketball in his free time. He hopes to enter the world of finance.

 

During her time at Saint Mary’s, Kimberlea Buczeke worked as an intern at Sunrun working on public policy. Kimberlea assisted the team in protecting consumer energy choice through the establishment of policies for distributed generation. As well as being passionate about the environment and social responsibility, she also spent time volunteering for a local classic car club and teaching children and adults how to paint.

 

Daniela del Pinal graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. Daniela made the Dean’s List every semester since starting at Saint Mary’s. Her first major professional accomplishment was while working at a physical therapy clinic as a medical receptionist. Daniela began as a file clerk but was promoted three times over the course of three years to manage a four person team as senior medical receptionist. As a member of Enactus she was elected executive of finance and accounting, and later to vice president. One interesting fact about Daniela is that she is a mother to a three-year-old girl named Paulina.

 

Andrew Nguyen was Integral Major. He is from Mountain View, CA and has been an active member of the Saint Mary's community. His many leadership roles on campus included being a Resident Advisor in Claeys South Hall, an Intercultural Development Leader, and the co-chair for Asian Cultural Night. Andrew has a passion for philosophy and learning, which keeps him constantly asking questions about life. In his spare time, he enjoys the exploring the outdoors through photography and traveling.

Leslie Anne Salvador

Leslie Anne Salvador was the first Asian American female president of the undergraduate students and graduated with a degree in Accounting. Even though she was an accounting major, she did not want to be an accountant. Instead she wants to apply her education to a lifelong career of public service. Leslie Anne believes that she can make a difference.

 

Colleen Tanaka is from Gilroy, CA and majored in Communication and minored in Business Administration. She was a member of various groups on campus such as the American Marketing Association, Business Club, Communication Club, and Habitat for Humanity. Currently. While at Saint Mary’s she interned at an advertising agency in Lafayette, CA. Colleen finds various aspects of the business industry to be interesting and is opened minded to all of them, especially in specific areas of marketing, advertising, public relations, and human resources. She enjoyed her experience at Saint Mary’s College and in the Guyette Leadership Fellows Program.