Ismael Diaz

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Marketing


Justice, Community and Leadership


Summa Cum Laude


San Jose, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family, who have all helped served as role models in their own right. My parents, for teaching me how to find the 'balance' in life, my brother for showing me how to push through obstacles, my sister for helping me voice my opinions, my partner, Taylor Welsh, for supporting me in every endeavor I take, and to my friend, for helping me capture each moment.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

In my first class of Seminar One, I met my partner of three years! I would like to personally thank the registrars office for this lucky occurrence and for all my classmates who made the class one of the most memorable during my time at SMC.

My Next Chapter

After graduating, I will take some time to visit my family in Guadalajara, Mexico! In June I will start full-time at Lumentum (LITE) as Branding Analyst and hope to connect with like-minded individuals striving to make change. I have interned and worked at the firm for over a year, and see it as the stepping stone to launching a career in ethical marketing strategy.

Clubs and Activities

Co-President Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
Alpha Mu Alpha Honor Society Recipient
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Recipient
Guyette Leadership Fellow
SEBA Dean's Advisory Board
Climate Reality Leadership Campus Corp Co-President
Dean's Academic List

Favorite Quote

“I’ll be your mirror.
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I find it hard to believe you don't know
The beauty you are
But if you don't, let me be your eyes
A hand to your darkness, so you won't be afraid.”
— The Velvet Underground and Nico