Leonardo Hodis

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

Castro Valley, California
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Leah Tesfai

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

Union City, California

Lydia Buggs

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

Winchester, California

My Greatest Supporters

God, my Old Man, my family, my friends, my amazingggg roommates, my soccer family, my Jayman, and Krispy Kreme.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Being apart of SMC Women’s Soccer and building friendships and memories that will last me a lifetime. #gaelgirls #under500club #beeptestyouwontbemissed

My Next Chapter

Excited to be moving to Texas, and pursing my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Grad school loading....

Clubs and Activities

Saint Mary’s Women’s Soccer
Black Student Union
African Student Union
Avid foodie

Favorite Quote

“I’m entitled to nothing but blessed with everything”
— THE Nathaniel Buggs (Love and miss you Old Man)

Lydia Deng

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Honors

Summa Cum Laude

Hometown

Castro Valley, California

My Greatest Supporters

My 4 roommates, Jiana, Ryan, and so many of my other beautiful friends! My advisor and my amazing coworkers at the Health & Wellness Center. My brother, and most of all, my mom and dad.

My Next Chapter

Attending UCSF/SFSU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program!

Clubs and Activities

Women's Club Water Polo
Asian Pacific American Student Association

Louis Marin

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

South Lake Tahoe, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family has been there every step of the way, I am grateful for my Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother for how supporting they've been to me. My closest friends at school who have helped motivate me every day to be a better person. Thank you Julia, Brett, Nico, Dylan, Emilio, Tyler, Sarah, Ariana and professors who have helped me along the way. Grateful for the countless memories we all have together.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Going to the Gonzaga game at Saint Mary's freshman year, getting into the gym and feeling the atmosphere when you walked in from beginning to end. The passion in the stands and the effect that we were able to have. How deafening it was to hear "defense" chanted and anytime Sweet Caroline was played how every single person in the stands knew the song and came together to sing.

My Next Chapter

I plan on applying to Physical Therapy school and hope to get in for the 2022/23 academic year! In the meantime I plan on working as a PT aide for the year.

Clubs and Activities

Club Tennis
Trivia winner

Favorite Quote

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it"
— Ferris Buellar's Day Off
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Karissa Peinado

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

San Jose, California

Janelle Kimberly Lopez

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

San Jose, CA

My Greatest Supporters

My parents, Francisco and Maria Dina, my little sister, Jasmine, my roommates, India and Jynelle, my best friends from back home, and my maltese-poodle, Max.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Running around outside De La Salle hall with my roommate, India, when it was pouring rain freshman year :)

My Next Chapter

I plan to move back to San Jose and gain some work experience in the lab and the hospital. I hope to apply to grad schools in the area to further my education. I'm excited to adopt a new puppy too!

Clubs and Activities

SMC Stunt
APASA

Favorite Quote

"We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
— Marie Curie
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Jessica Wendt

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

Walnut Creek, California
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Jacob Duran

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

Hayward, California
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Justin Wong

Bachelor of Science: Allied Health Science

Hometown

San Francisco, California