Meet the Fellows

Ornella Tchoumie

Ornella Tchoumie is a senior in the Integral Program. She is also a member of the TEB program in SEBA. She enjoys being an Integral major because it challenges her to think differently. She is also a member of the High Potential program at Saint Mary’s. This is a program that helps first generation college students succeed in college.

Ornella is currently an intern at Cisco Systems. She works with internal clients by helping them order infrastructures such as: DB, storage, VMs, etc. She supports her team by doing data retrieval and business reports. After graduating from Saint Mary’s she aspires to continue working for Cisco and later on pursue a doctorate degree in leadership or business management. One word Ornella uses to describe herself is resilient. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, and baking.

Drew Mitchell

Drew Mitchell is a Senior majoring in Business Administration with a double concentration in Business Analytics and Finance. He is an Assistant in the Graduate SEBA Office, President of SMC’s Engineering Club, Executive of SMC's Investment Group, and sits on the SEBA Dean’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. His interests include trying different foods, working on cars, and tinkering with electronics. Drew plans to utilize the skills he has gained in the Business Analytics and Finance program to pursue a career that combines his passion for technology and business. He most recently completed a summer internship at BlackRock in San Francisco.

Alex Holden

Alex Holden is a senior with an Integral and Economics double major currently investigating the origins of wealth and social inequality. He has been a member of the Saint Mary’s men’s rugby club for four years, a volunteer coach for the women’s rugby club, and is an active recruiter for the Integral program as well as both rugby clubs. Following graduation, Alex plans to pursue a career as a consultant for socially­‐conscious startups.

Sophie Cipolla

Sophie Cipolla is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Spanish and Ethnic Studies. She became interested in the relationship between social policy and education through her on-­campus work as a Writing Adviser and a CILSA Engaged Learning Facilitator. Off-­campus, her internships at the Monument Crisis Center and Aradigm Corporation, as a translator of clinical trial data, reaffirmed her passion for working alongside underserved communities and telling the stories behind organizations. She hopes to channel her passion for storytelling into helping organizations find their own voices, as a current Marketing Intern for Bank of the West. She also serves on the Academic Honor Council and Peer Conduct Council. In her spare time, she loves design, cooking and singing, and is currently on a quest to perfect her beatboxing.

Aly Henry

Aly Henry is a senior double majoring in Business Analytics and Economics. As President of the Finance Club, she leads the creation of educational programming and networking events on campus. Aly is a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma. Eager to support her fellow Gaels, she serves as a Peer Mentor for undergraduates in the School of Economics and Business Administration. Aly’s interests include innovations in fintech and cloud computing. She had the opportunity to explore these topics and more as part of St. Mary’s Technology, Engineering, and Business Certificate Program.

Aly was awarded a scholarship through the Financial Women of San Francisco, an organization that seeks to advance the success of Bay Area women in finance through mentoring and financial support. FWSF shares her passion for increasing gender diversity in the underrepresented fields of finance and technology. In the future, she looks forward to advocating for female leadership in a career that combines her interest in technology and entrepreneurial spirit.

Martin Flores

Martin Flores is a senior majoring in psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology. As a former nationally ranked fencer, Martin enjoys the pressure of competition and relishes individual and team pursuits. At Saint Mary’s College of California, Martin conducts research in psychology, looking at the attentional blink and the replicability of psychological studies. He is also part of the Psi-Chi Honor Society Board. Traditionally, board members apply through multiple interviews with previous members and professors. However, Martin was selected by a professor who employed his “executive power” to include Martin on the board.

His outside interests include fencing, cars, and most recently, cycling. He is learning how to work on cars and build bicycles with his friends, while deciding on what he wants to pursue in the future. With his psychology major, Martin is looking at graduate schools to pursue a doctorate in psychology, possibly with a focus in data analytics or industrial and organizational psychology.

Jynelle Cedro

Jynelle Cedro is a junior at Saint Mary’s College of California majoring in Accounting and minoring in Business Administration. Her dream is to utilize her undergraduate degree to pursue corporate law in the future. In high school, she had the honor of receiving the Christian Service Award from the Los Angeles Archdiocese for her efforts in volunteering for various non-­profit organizations. The main thing that cultivated her personality and drive is her cultural background of being a native of the Philippines. From these experiences back in Philippines and here in America, she has gained a passion for influential change and loves learning and growing with other individuals of all cultures. She hopes to use what she has learned to help the less fortunate in both third world countries and in America.

On campus, Jynelle works as a peer mentor for the Student Disability Services and as well as a team member for CILSA’s Monument Corps. Through her major and minor she is the Student Engagement Officer for the Accounting Association and she has been part of the SEBA Dean’s Advisory Board since her freshman year. In these positions, she hopes to help underclassmen have a better experience at Saint Mary’s. She is also in the Academic Honor Council, Asian Pacific American Student Association and Club Tennis. Despite having all these extracurricular activities, in her spare time, she enjoys painting, working out, playing golf and learning new things like basketball.

Ismael Diaz

Ismael Diaz III is a junior majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Justice, Community, and Leadership. He is on the board for the Office of Sustainability, serves as a Beta Gamma Sigma member, is the Co-­Chair for the SMC Climate Reality Chapter, and sits on the SEBA Dean’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. He is focused on combining his passion for sustainable issues found in society, by way of implementing his focus on analytics and research trends. Originally from San Jose, CA, his background in the technology sector has influenced him to study topics such as Lean Production and new methods of Portfolio Analysis. After attending the three-­day training for Climate Reality, in Minneapolis 2019, he hopes to work on issues of sustainability by way of establishing better messaging, communications about issues, and work towards bringing speakers from large firms to address the societal push for a closed-­loop cycle of production.

Bryan Bamford

Bryan Bamford is a junior at Saint Mary’s College of California. He is a business administration major with a double concentration in entrepreneurship and marketing. He is seeking to attain a masters in entrepreneurship and marketing after his undergraduate. Bryan was born, in Lafayette, California and attended Acalanes high school. His passion and determination from athletics throughout his life, have led him to start his own sneaker resale business. After a year of starting up, he has earned over $10,000 in sales. This led him to become in expert in social media, sales, marketing and research. He has also taken part in social and eco-­friendly issues through the Empower U project. EmpowerU is a project sponsored by the Enactus of Saint Mary’s College. Bryan’s hispanic background motivated him to take action on immigration issues. Bryan held information sessions at the Monument Crisis Center, that explained all the information that individuals need to begin their process with the IRC, including various documents that would be expected. Bryan is searching for a strong internship to strengthen his skills and prepare him for the business world.