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Austin Jackson

Bachelor of Arts: Politics

Minor

East Asian Studies

Hometown

Concord, California

Ashley Timmers

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Minor

Anthropology

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Bend, Oregon

My Greatest Supporters

I would not have been able to get through these years without my family and friends.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

It is difficult to pinpoint one specific memory but I am grateful to have met many life-long friends at SMC.

My Next Chapter

Next year I will be pursuing a Master's degree in Intercultural Communications at St. Mary's.

Clubs and Activities

Saint Mary's Stunt Team

Favorite Quote

"You can't spell awesome without me"
— Taylor Swift

Antonio Espinoza

Bachelor of Arts: Theology and Religious Studies & Economics

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Brentwood, CA

My Greatest Supporters

I wouldn't have gotten through all this if it weren't for my family. My mom, dad, and two brothers Diego and Mateo were always there to support me.

All my friends taught me things I couldn't have learned alone.

Shout out to Ross Leong, Jacob Ricafrente, Sarah Gallo, Clarissa Mongcupa, and Ruger Welty for always propping me up when I thought I'd fall.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Working late night shifts at the front desk in the library because my coworkers were great friends and turned an unexciting college job into a party. Sharing stories with them and getting to talk to friends passing through the library was an enjoyable time I cherish.

My Next Chapter

This fall I will enter the seminary for Diocese of Oakland to study for the Catholic priesthood. God willing, after 6-7 years of formation I will be ordained a diocesan priest.

Favorite Quote

"Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well."
— St. Vincent Pallotti
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Andrew Demko

Bachelor of Arts: English

Hometown

San Diego, California

Angie Menjivar

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Hometown

Menlo Park, California

My Greatest Supporters

My friends and family. I wouldn't be here if my parents had not sacrificed a lot in order for me to become a first generation college grad. I thank them everyday for what they have done for giving me the life that I have now. My best friends have always been by my side helping me through ups and downs and without them, I wouldn't be the strong individual I am today.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Meeting those who I call my best friends now. Spending late nights studying with Franny in the classrooms in Dante. Rooming with my favs, Clara, Jazmine and Gabby. Feeling welcomed within the Sociology department and finding my passion of sociology through the classes I took. Going to Denny's with the boyz, Vaibhav and Akhil.

My Next Chapter

I will be working as a Research Assistant for Art Builds Community, an art consulting firm in San Jose, and looking at master programs for sociology. I'd like to get my masters sometime within the next few years and further work as a researcher.

Clubs and Activities

High Potential Program
KSMC

Favorite Quote

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
— Wayne Gretzky

Amanda Moser

Bachelor of Arts: Art Practice

Honors

Cum Laude
Brother Kyran Aviani, FSC

Hometown

Coronado, California

Award Bio

Amanda Moser is a graduating Art Practice major and interdisciplinary artist who is passionate about creativity, design, and community engagement. She is the Bay Area Student Shorts Film Festival Coordinator, GRID Art Club co-president, and Brother Cornelius Art Scholarship recipient. She studied design in Barcelona last spring and plans to return to Spain for employment for the upcoming year. Amanda is very grateful to her professors and colleagues for their guidance, encouragement, and creative energy during her time Saint Mary's. She feels blessed to have received a diverse, student-centered education with an emphasis "to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and love."

Andrea Montesdeoca

Bachelor of Arts: Communication & Spanish: Hispanic Literature

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

San Jose, California

My Greatest Supporters

All of my family has supported me tremendously. I want to specifically thank the following people. My best friend Briana for constantly encouraging me. My boyfriend Andres for the endless support in my studies. My sister for being my biggest fan and always having faith in me. Lastly, my parents for sacrificing so much to give me everything I could ask for.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite memory by far has to be my entire first year. While I was trying to figure out my new life at Saint Mary's, I could always count on my friends: Karina, Alondra, Sam, and Gabi. They have brought so much love and laughter into my life and I will cherish that forever.

My Next Chapter

I plan to pursue a career in HR or something in that realm. I am also considering graduate school in the future to study intercultural communication. My plans might change but I am ready for this new journey I am about to embark on.

Clubs and Activities

Sports Broadcast Production Assistant for Gael’s Athletics
Weekend of Welcome
Gael Sisterhood

Favorite Quote

Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.
— Brian Tracy

Alyssa Becerra

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

Yuba City, California

Ashley Cunningham

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Hometown

Danville, California

My Greatest Supporters

Mom, dad, Haley, Tristan, Maddi, Courtney, Vincent, Tati, Sam, Pat, Angie, Franny, Sarena, Jaida, my Professors

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary’s memory was painting the SMC during first year weekend. We slid down the letters, left covered in paint, and had a great time.

My Next Chapter

I am currently working in the California State Parks system and look forward to advancing in my position and gaining more knowledge and skills to pursue a career in Environmental Justice.

Clubs and Activities

Club Lacrosse
Gael Force Executive Team

Favorite Quote

Take your genius and your optimism and your empathy and go change the world in ways that will make millions of others optimistic as well.
— Melinda Gates
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Angelo Aguirre

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Pittsburg California

My Greatest Supporters

My family has been my driving force throughout SMC. My two older brothers Mario & Pete who gave me the motivation to be a better man everyday and learn from my mistakes. My parents Mark & Kim who have shown me constant love and support. I wouldn't be in the position I am today without the shared sacrifice my family went through to get me into college. They will always be my greatest supporters.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

SMC vs. CAL 4/17/21

My Next Chapter

Moving back home to Pittsburg and prepare for the future. Whether that means joining the workforce or continuing my education.

Clubs and Activities

Communication Club, Saint Mary's men's rugby

Favorite Quote

"It's just the nature of the beast"
— Tim O'Brien