Tavite Kavafolau Lopeti

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Hometown

Hayward, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters were my family.
All the sacrifices I had to make for rugby and school-- they know the deal.
To my family on my mom and pops side-- I thank y'all for holding it down back home. This one's for ALL of us.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

All 4 years of SMC Rugby. Not only did I grow as a rugby player, but in all aspects of life. This program done changed my life for the better. I'm truly humbled to have been apart of something so special. To my teammates past & present-- I appreciate y'all for being home away from home. We locked in 4L. To the coaches-- I'm forever grateful for your guidance and mentorship. I, thank you.

My Next Chapter

I want to see how far I can take this rugby gig, but if that doesn't work out I look forward to working towards my career as a juvenile probation officer. I look forward to working with the youth and getting them kids out the streets.

Clubs and Activities

SMC Mens Rugby

Favorite Quote

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." - Kobe Bryant
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Maximillian Manchester

Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy

Hometown

Vancouver, Washington
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Joseph Cerezo

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Concord, California
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Ruger Welty

Bachelor of Arts: Economics

Hometown

Woodland, California

My Greatest Supporters

Roy Allen
My mother

Clubs and Activities

Club Baseball Captain
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Nataly Berg

Bachelor of Arts: Global and Regional Studies: Latin America

Minor

Spanish

Hometown

CONCORD

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters and role models are my SMC professors. As a first generation college students I look up to the women faculty for guidance and inspiration in my academic journey which organically transcended to my personal life. Professors Santiago, Ruiz, Heung, and Spicher from the Department of World Languages and Cultures have shaped my understanding and awareness of the world I live in.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Being with my classmates during in-person classes

My Next Chapter

I'm looking at career paths where I can apply my abilities in languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and English, while being of service to the Latin American community in the U.S. and the World

Favorite Quote

When you do things with your heart, nothing can go wrong.
— Nataly Berg
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Rachel Nakamura

Bachelor of Arts: Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance

Hometown

Mountain View, California

Keion Hill

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology

Hometown

San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

Everyone in the anthro club, Professor Anna Corwin and my mom

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I took intro to anthro and I don't regret it

Favorite Quote

If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine
— Obi Wan Kenobi
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Sean Prasad

Bachelor of Arts: Politics

Minor

Philosophy

Hometown

Sonoma, California
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Antonio Martinez

Bachelor of Arts: Technical Writing

Hometown

Millbrae, California

Lauren Mackenzie Scott

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

My parents, who have been with me through everything and have helped me through college
My grandparents who light up my world
My crew, Maddy, Miles, Sarahi, Lydia, Drew, and John who are the greatest friends I could have ever been blessed with
My puppy, Louka, who gives the world's best cuddles

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memories have been traveling over Jan terms to the Sundance film festival in Utah, learning about Buddhism in Nepal, Bhutan, and Hong Kong, as well as studying abroad in Florence, Italy! I am also grateful for smaller moments like studying in the library with a group of friends, trying to sneak into Oliver hall for late night, and the many hikes I took around campus.

My Next Chapter

When I finish my degree in July I will be taking a long nap, enjoying some time off, and hopefully traveling! Then onwards to grad school or to other exciting work!

Clubs and Activities

Radio show host at KSMC Moraga 89.5 fm
Study abroad student at Florence University of the Arts
Contributing writer for the Collegian student newspaper
Member of Surfrider's Foundation club
Representative for Saint Mary's at the Politics Dept. 3- day Sacramento Legislative Seminar 2019

Favorite Quote

"You gotta risk it to get the biscuit"
— popularized by Steve-O