Mahesh kumar Lakshminarayanan

Master of Business Administration

Honors

Graduating With Honors

Hometown

Fremont, California
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Margaret Lynne Santos Garbo

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Hometown

Manila, Philippines

Tangitangiaealamoni Latu

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Hometown

San Bruno, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters were my parents and my family. They have been with me through every journey and obstacle I have encountered, and I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for them.

Clubs and Activities

Women's Rugby

Favorite Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
— Elenor Roosevelt

Sean William Palaad

Bachelor of Science: Biology

Minor

Sociology

Hometown

South San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

My three dope brothers, my superhero mom, my super reliable dad, and my loving APASA Family. I could not imagine a world where I accomplish half the things that I have without all of your support. Y'all mean the world to me and I cannot stress how thankful I am. This one's for you!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Hate these questions, its tough to pick just one! ... One of my favorite memories at Saint Mary's has to be APASA camping 2018. As a first year, they threw around the word "family" a lot, but I think this event really drove the concept home. Honorary mention has to be every single Asian Cultural Night. I am thankful for the education outside of the classroom because it grounded me in my roots.

My Next Chapter

I will be taking a gap year to strengthen my resume with hopes of applying to medical schools in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Clubs and Activities

Asian Pacific American Student Association
Asian Cultural Night
St. Luke's Pre-Health Society
Basketball Intramurals
Independent Research with Dr. Berleman

Favorite Quote

Kindness in words creates confidence.

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love.
— Lao Tzu
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Samantha Lai

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Digital Media

Hometown

Pleasanton, California

Sonali Anil Lalwani

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Marketing & Digital Media

Hometown

Los Angeles, CA

My Greatest Supporters

My mom and dad back at home. They always remind me to never give up and keep on chasing my goals. My old high school teacher and friend, Ms. Wammack, has been a huge help with everything in my academic and professional career. She is someone I look up to and gives me guidance with everything.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My jan term freshman year was so fun! Marilyn Sosa and Bria Fletcher never fail to make me laugh and put a smile on my face. Even through the hardships freshman year, they both have stuck by me throughout my four years. I enjoyed the times we had running to late night, exploring the city with them, and skateboarding around campus!

My Next Chapter

I will be moving to Silicon Valley and pursue a career in Sales.

Clubs and Activities

Colleges Against Cancer
American Marketing Association

Favorite Quote

"Today is a gift and that's why it's called the present. Don't think about yesterday for it is done. Don't worry about tomorrow for it's a mystery."
— Anil Lalwani

Nikki Phan

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology

Minor

East Asian Studies

Honors

Magna Cum Laude
Margaret Mead

Hometown

Cupertino, California

Award Bio

Nikki Phan is an Anthropology major and East Asian studies minor from Cupertino, California. During her time at SMC, she has worked at the Intercultural Center as a student leader initiating Diversity Education in her sophomore year, and as the graphic designer in her senior year. She has also completed internships with the Anthropology Department and Worthwhile Research & Consulting.

My Greatest Supporters

My mom, the professional & student staff at the Intercultural Center, Drs. Dana Herrera & András Margitay-Becht, Naoko Uehara, and my wonderful friends! I appreciate all of the time and energy you put into helping me get through my college experience. Thank you for the many treasured memories and loving support throughout my education and graduation.

Michael Yee

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Finance & Business Analytics

Minor

Computer Science

Honors

Magna Cum Laude

Hometown

San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my family and friends, especially those I've made through APASA.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memories are those I've made with my close-knit group of friends from traveling to Fullerton, camping trips, Asian Cultural Night performances, etc.

My Next Chapter

Ay who knows.

Clubs and Activities

Saint Mary's College Men's Volleyball
Asian Pacific American Student Association
Rheem Blvd Dart League
Orinda Tennis Champion's League
Donald Elementary Basketball Association
Kickball Turf Field Activities Federation
7-11 Platinum Members Alliance

Favorite Quote

"I beez in the trap"
— Nicki Minaj

Mariah Khalaf

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Hometown

Orange County, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters were my parents, advisor, professors, and best friends. I wouldn't be the person I am today without them!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I made so many memories throughout my time at Saint Mary's! From the small trips in Moraga to exploring the city and trying new food at Berkeley, I enjoyed every moment of it.

My Next Chapter

Unwritten :)

Clubs and Activities

Accounting and finance club

Favorite Quote

The path you're on is meant to be

Mae-Breanna Salinas

Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Child/Adolescent Development

Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Arthur S. Campbell
Frederick Whelan

Hometown

Milpitas, California

Award Bio

Breanna Salinas is from Milpitas, California. She is graduating with a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Child/Adolescent Development. She served as a STEM tutor, co-president and secretary of the Psychology Club, member of Psi Chi, member of a research team, and Psychology Departmental assistant. She’ll be attending Chapman's EdS School Psychology Program (with an LPCC emphasis) next fall.

My Greatest Supporters

I’m forever grateful for my family, friends, and professors at the Psychology department who supported me throughout the past 4 years! I am blessed to have such an amazing support system and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having them in my life.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

All of my favorite memories at Saint Mary's were with my amazing and supportive friends who I’ve been with since day one. Thank you for the adventures from the late-night boba runs to the Walnut Creek, SF, and Berkeley trips. You were truly my home away from home.

My Next Chapter

I am extremely excited to be attending graduate school at Chapman University! I will earn my MA in Educational Psychology and EdS in School Psychology with an emphasis in LPCC.

Clubs and Activities

Psychology Departmental Assistant
Research Assistant
STEM Tutor
Psi Chi Inductee
Phi Kappa Phi Member
Psychology Club Secretary and Co-President
Pacific Islander Cultural Night Co-Set Director and Co-Chair

Favorite Quote

“I trust the next chapter in my life because I know the author”