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Ashia Daniels

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Hometown

Vallejo, California

Aaron Cuellar

Bachelor of Arts: Politics

Minor

Creative Writing

Hometown

El Dorado Hills, California

My Greatest Supporters

My Aunt Rosie
My mom and dad
My girlfriend, Rachel Barrantes
And her dog, Yoshi
And my dog, Indy the Hound

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I saw him once, and behold looked into the heart of darkness as the Geat Albino Racoon stood on its hind legs. The great white trash panda against the backdrop of the night; its shadow shimmering in the orange street lights. Its black eyes pierced my soul, looking past all the physical crude matter onto my very being. And on that day, I understood. He's the hero we need, not the one we deserve.

My Next Chapter

Wouldn't you like to know, weather boy?

Clubs and Activities

I existed.

Favorite Quote

“Too many people have opinions on things they know nothing about. And the more ignorant they are, the more opinions they have.” -Thomas Hildern, Fallout: New Vegas

"Law School? I prefer to make my living honestly." - Arnold Rothstein, Boardwalk Empire

"The only Seminar book anyone reads is Allegory of the Cave and Maus." - Anonymous Professor, English 5

Alyx Carpenter

Bachelor of Arts: Politics & Women's and Gender Studies

Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Hometown

Happy Valley, Oregon

Award Bio

Alyx Carpenter (they/them/theirs) is graduating summa cum laude with a double major in Women's and Gender Studies and Politics. Serving on the PRIDE executive team for three years, they are passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and gender equity, with an intersectional approach. After graduating, Alyx plans to take a gap year, then pursue either a master's or law degree.

My Greatest Supporters

My Mom, who was always there to listen to my meltdowns, has been one of my greatest supporters. My sibling Fran, who has always been there to listen, along with my loving boyfriend Spencer and my cats Baby and Misaki who made zoom university tolerable. Also all of my wonderful friends, Mayson, Chloe, Alondra, Darc, Marissa, Kodie, Shanali, and Sean who made the college experience bearable :D

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Hanging out in the IC for PRIDE meetings and staying until 9 or 10pm after each general body meeting just shooting the shit with everyone :), late nights at Oliver, and hanging out in the CWGE with my friends Mayson and Chloe (they're the best)

My Next Chapter

Post-graduation I plan to take a gap year then pursue with a Master's degree is Gender Studies or a Juris-Doctorate focusing on civil rights law.

Clubs and Activities

PRIDE Exec Team (Sophomore-Senior years)
The BASH Exec Team (LGBTQIAA+ Cultural Night)
STUNT (Freshman-Junior years)
Phi Kappa Phi Member
IC Street Team (Junior year)
CWGE: Volunteer and V-Day Co-Coordinator 2020
One Act Plays Spring 2020

Favorite Quote

"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house."
— Audre Lorde
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Alexander Walker-Griffin

Bachelor of Arts: Politics

Hometown

Hercules, California
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Alejandra Arizmendi

Bachelor of Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership: Multiple Subject Teacher Education

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Miami, Florida

My Greatest Supporters

My family, friends, and peers.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Discovering different parts of the Bay Area with my peers for community engagement experience.

My Next Chapter

Elementary school educator

Favorite Quote

I don't know what chapter I'm on. I only know where I am.
- Timothee Chalamet

Arden Pleau

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Loomis, California

My Greatest Supporters

My parents and sister have encouraged and supported me throughout these past four years at Saint Mary's.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite times are from Sophomore and Junior year living, laughing, and making memories with all of my friends.

My Next Chapter

I look forward to furthering my education in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing.

Clubs and Activities

Gael Sisterhood
Relay for Life

Favorite Quote

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
— Coco Chanel

Audrey Theriault-Allaire

Bachelor of Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership: Multiple Subject Teacher Education

Honors

Summa Cum Laude

Hometown

Antioch, California

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I’ve been so lucky to have built a community with my fellow JCL and MSTE friends. We have been together to support and inspire each other throughout this journey! SMC wouldn’t be the same without them!

Favorite Quote

"Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another."
— Yuri Kochiyama