Madelyn Kenshol

Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy

Minor

Theology and Religious Studies

Hometown

Sacramento

My Greatest Supporters

My biggest thank you has to be for my mom, dad, Rosey, and Ryan who have continuously supported me and shown me unconditional love from day one!! Of course, my second thank you is to my Grandma for supplying me with banana bread, homemade cookies, and so much laughter for all four years. Finally, thank you to my best friend, Lex Flores, our band Sattle Rake, and all you other goobers out there<3

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My absolute favorite memories have got to be all the nights I spent at the dorms on campus hanging out with friends, supporting each other, studying together, laughing till we cry, writing songs together, going on hikes, enjoying the pool, shouting at the top of our lungs how happy we all are together. I look back at my college experience with nothing but fondness, it's strange to think it's over!

My Next Chapter

Although it is not for certain yet, I want to get my PhD in philosophy. My number one goal in life is to become a professor of philosophy, hopefully in the field of gender or Western thought. Until then, I hope to write a book one day about the influence social media has on gender portrayals in the modern world. While I'm researching grad schools I'll be living in Sacramento with my parents.

Clubs and Activities

Lasallian Community
Pride Club
Dante's Divine Comedy reading group
C.S. Lewis reading group
Paradise Lost reading group
Water Polo
Sattle Rake

Favorite Quote

"I got a lot of people leaning me and, all I want to do is make them proud. But, this is my body, the only thing that I own entirely. It will carry me to greatness somehow." - Brian Sella

Jynelle Christine Cedro

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Minor

Business Administration

Hometown

Burbank California

My Greatest Supporters

My parents, friends both at home and at SMC, my boyfriend, my family in the Philippines and in the US, and everyone I have worked with at SMC.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I really enjoyed the time I spent with my friends, especially whenever we would go to the gym then the pool. I feel like I don't have a specific favorite memory since there's so many but I would like to say that I am very lucky to have met these people at SMC. I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for them.

My Next Chapter

Post-grad I will be working at Deloitte located in Los Angeles as a Business Tax Services Consultant. At the same time, I will be pursuing my CPA certification and starting my own SoCal based non-profit for teens seeking help with college access.

Clubs and Activities

Accounting Association President
Guyette Leadership Fellow
SEBA Undergraduate Deans Advisory Board
Gael Women In Business
APASA
Asian Cultural Night
Pacific Islander Cultural Night
Club Tennis

Favorite Quote

“The goal is to empower folks, inspire folks to really just be themselves and understand who they are, where they come from, and be the center of their cultural futures and collective liberation.”
— Che Sehyun, Korean Artist
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Jaida Rocha

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Hometown

San Leandro, California

My Greatest Supporters

I want to thank all of the friends I’ve made at St. Mary’s. I wouldn’t have made it through college if they weren’t right there beside me the entire way. I also want to thank the Sociology department for their endless compassion and dedication. I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect corner of this institution to spend the the last 4 years with.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I was a Weekend of Welcome leader in 2019 and it was such a valuable experience. It was so much fun and really made me feel like a part of St. Mary’s. It also taught me so much about my self and the type of person I want to be.

Favorite Quote

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”
— Karl Marx
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Jazmine Godinez

Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Child/Adolescent Development & Spanish and Latin American Studies

Hometown

Sacramento, California
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Julia McCormack

Bachelor of Arts: Kinesiology: Sports and Recreation Management

Hometown

Elk Grove, California

Emily Conway

Bachelor of Arts: Politics

Minor

Anthropology

Honors

Summa Cum Laude

Hometown

Fairfax, California

My Greatest Supporters

Thank you-
Mom and Granny: for weekend visits, the words of support, and the home-cooked meals right when I needed them!
Bryce, Jim, and of course Jo Kranzthor: for the incredible gift of my education, and for all the love along the way.
Nikki and Sophie: for being there for me through chaos and calm.
Legacy Lee, Patrizia Longo, Mindy Thomas, Anna Corwin: for inspiring me every day.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Any and all time in the IC. Learning together, ranting together, studying together, growing together (napping together on the beanbags) - I love you all dearly <3

My Next Chapter

I'll be working full time in the Labor movement, as the Research and Policy Associate with the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO. I'm also looking forward to applying to law schools in the next year!

Clubs and Activities

Intercultural Development Leader at The Intercultural Center

Favorite Quote

All the elements in your body were forged many, many millions of years ago in the heart of a far-away star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolation of deep space. After so, so many millions of years these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. Until, eventually, they came together to make you. You are unique in the universe.
— Doctor Who S7 Ep7

Diana Carey

Bachelor of Arts: Theatre Performance and Theatre Studies

Honors

Magna Cum Laude

Hometown

Beaverton, Oregon

My Greatest Supporters

Danielle Ferguson, from the Performing Arts Department. Over the years, she constantly pushed me to do more and to be the best possible technician, artist, and student. I owe everything to her encouragement and influence.
Also many other friends and professors: Amissa M, Deanna Z, Phillip G, Elizabeth N, Robert G, Hannah C, Sarah S. Naomi K, and so many more.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

There have been so many, so following the innovative lead of Colette Huber, I will list as many as I can: Being a WOW leader in 2019. NYC LSI w/ Victor and HB. Going to Bourbon Highway with my friends from the Class of '20. Attending RHA Trivia (and the wining streak my team had in 19-20). Performing in Lefevre. Doing homework in the townhouses. Many, many trips to In 'n Out blasting music.

My Next Chapter

I will be joining the Lasallian Volunteers and spending the next year teaching ELA at San Miguel School in Washington, D.C. I'm looking forward to adventuring in a new city and making new friends!

Clubs and Activities

Student Ambassador
Orientation / Weekend of Welcome Leader
AS Senator Class of 2021
LAB Internship Scholar '19
Founder/President of Gael Players (Theatre Club)

Favorite Quote

“I am what I am and you can't take it away with all the words and sneers at your command.”
— Cherríe L. Moraga

Christelle Julia Jara

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Rocklin, CA

My Greatest Supporters

My family, Jynelle Cedro, Lauren Farias, the APASA Family. Everyone in CILSA. My family in Rocklin and in Chicago.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Just being able to hang out outside and do work. I love seeing people in passing while I would sit in the quad or in the library. Being an absolute good with my best friends in our rooms. Cooking for one another.

My Next Chapter

I'm going to spend some time figuring things out for myself and for my future :)

Clubs and Activities

Asian Cultural Night
APASA
CILSA

Favorite Quote

Love is a 4 letter word spelled T-I-M-E
— Dr. Edith Eager

Brenda O’Connor

Bachelor of Arts: Integral Liberal Arts

Hometown

Escondido, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my Mom, sister, Dad, friends, boyfriend, and dog. My friends and family have always pushed me to follow my ambitions and passions without losing sight of the things that make life worth living.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

One of my favorite memories from my time at SMC would have to be singing with my friend Tiffany in Br. Martin's choir. We would meet weekly to practice for performances. It was fantastic to have time each week spent practicing my favorite hobby with one of my favorite people.

My Next Chapter

After graduation, I will be spending my summer as a student ambassador for the Faith in the Vaccine Project. As a part of this project, I will be working to help people get accurate information about and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the San Diego area. Eventually, I would like to go to graduate school and become an English teacher.

Clubs and Activities

Mission and Ministry Center
The Tutorial and Academic Skills Center
Lasallian Community
PRIDE Club
Native American and Indigenous Student Association
Br. Martin's Choir
Integral Program Peer Mentoring

Favorite Quote

The thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
— Søren Kierkegaard

Alexia Castro Morales

Bachelor of Science: Psychology

Hometown

Tucson, Arizona