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Janae Fairbrook

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Magna Cum Laude

Hometown

Carmichael, California

Emilie Mercier

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Minor

Psychology & Business Administration

Honors

Magna Cum Laude

Hometown

Napa, California

My Greatest Supporters

My amazing parents and friends.
Professor Zarnoth and the rest of our research team.
Brother Michael Murphy and his amazing hosting abilities during French class.
Everyone in the graduate business department.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Making mochi with the girls in Ageno C.

My Next Chapter

Practicing Forensic Accounting at Stegner McFarlin CPAs.

Favorite Quote

“Just pickle your emotions”
— Cristina Sandoval

Eden Ramirez

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Salinas, Ca

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters have been my family, friends, and partner.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Marys memory was during the blackout in 2019 and me and my friends went walking around campus. There were so many people out and about and it was so nice to see the whole community come out.

My Next Chapter

I will be working an auditing internship at Crowe in San Francisco!

Clubs and Activities

Campus Activities Board Executive

Favorite Quote

People can do hard things
— Lady Gaga

Emily Cai

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Henry Rand Hatfield

Hometown

San Francisco, CA

Award Bio

Emily Cai is graduating with a degree in Accounting. Her involvement on campus includes being a Resident Advisor and Student Ambassador. Emily will be attending graduate school at USC through KPMG's Master in Accounting with Data and Analytics scholarship program in fall 2021. After graduation, she will begin her career as a tax associate at KPMG's San Francisco office.

My Greatest Supporters

My parents and friends! To my parents, thank you for your endless sacrifices and unconditional love and support while I navigated through college. To my friends, thank you for always cheering me on, hyping me up, and having my back. I am eternally grateful for having you all by my side through each milestone.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I absolutely loved my Jan term class, Asian American Voices in Public History. I loved exploring all over the Bay Area going to places like Angel Island and the Oakland Museum while learning about Asian-American history. It was so much fun getting to work with community partners at the Chinese Historical Society of America and eating delicious foods with my friends and classmates.

My Next Chapter

I will be attending USC for a Master's in Business Taxation with an emphasis in Data and Analytics in the Fall.

Clubs and Activities

Resident Advisor
Student Ambassador
Orientation Leader
Weekend of Welcome Leader
Guyette Leadership Fellows
Beta Gamma Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi

Favorite Quote

"In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.
— Uncle Iroh

Emily O’Neill

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Penn Valley, CA

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters throughout college would have to be my family, but most importantly my sister Bella. She answered every stressed out phone call whether I was happy, in tears, or angry. She is constantly there for me, and I hope to provide that same support as she begins her journey through college.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memory is joining the Saint Mary's Women's Club Lacrosse Team. Its where I found my closest friends and got to travel with the most amazing people.

My Next Chapter

This summer I will be working an Internship at Crowe, an accounting firm in Sacramento. After that I plan to get an MBA, and then we'll see from there! Life's a beach and I'm just playing in the sand!

Clubs and Activities

Associated Students President
Women's Club Lacrosse
Accounting Club

Favorite Quote

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. " John 14:27
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Elizabeth James

Bachelor of Science: Accounting & Business Administration

Minor

Economics

Hometown

Lahaina, Hawai'i
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Cortlynn Matsuo

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Finance & Accounting

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

San Jose, California

Christian Lopez

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Hometown

Fairfield, California

My Greatest Supporters

My Greatest supporters would be my parents, Jose and Alicia. Nothing I have accomplished would of been possible without their love and support. I am thankful for all the sacrifices they have done in order to allow me to get to the position I am now.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memory was being able to go all the home basketball games pre covid and rooting on the Gaels. Having a chance to really embrace my school spirit and be proud of my alma mater.

My Next Chapter

My next chapter includes starting out in September as a staff accountant at Clinton Larson Allen CPA in Walnut Creek. I also plan in pursing my CPA license.

Favorite Quote

" God places the heaviest burdens on those who can carry its weight"
— Reggie White
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Claire Storti

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Minor

Mathematics

Hometown

Concord, California

Brianna Alvarado

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Santa Ana, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family has always been my greatest supporters. Both my parents always supported every decision I have made during my undergraduate studies, whether that meant transferring one to many times or simply pushing me to improve in any aspect of my life. In addition to receiving an unconditional support from my family, my boyfriend has always supported every crazy decision I've made the past 4 yrs.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Waking up to work out with the girls. And picnic's by the SMC cross.

My Next Chapter

I am excited to begin my fellowship at PWC in June and pursue my Masters in Management with a concentration in Accounting & Data Analytics this summer at Northeastern University.

Clubs and Activities

SMC Women's XC team
SMC Women's Track & Field team

Favorite Quote

"Though she be but little she is fierce."
— Shakespeare