Sydney Toland

Bachelor of Arts: Art Practice

Minor

Creative Writing

Hometown

San Ramon, California

My Greatest Supporters

My biggest supporters have always been my mom and dad. Thank you for everything. I would also like to thank professors Laura Miller, Lydia Greer, and Rosemary Graham for guiding me during my time at Saint Mary's.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I really enjoyed taking my Fencing and Japanese Language and Culture Jan Term classes. Both classes offered a unique experience of learning something I would otherwise not be able to do, and they also allowed me to meet really great people.

My Next Chapter

I am excited to see where the art world will take me, and am planning on continuing my own creative practice. I hope to work with animation studios on character design and concept art, while also pursuing my dream of publishing my own graphic novel.

Clubs and Activities

GRID Art Club

Favorite Quote

"You can fly even higher."
“If you can't fly, then run. Today we will survive. If you can't run, then walk. Today we will survive. If you can't walk, then crawl.”
— Haikyuu!!, BTS

Sierra Miller

Bachelor of Arts: Art Practice

Minor

Biology

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Livermore, Ca

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my parents, art professors, and friends that have made my college experience amazing.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite memory is having my friend's 21st birthday in the townhouses the day before Covid restrictions were put on the county. We all danced outside of the townhouses and made a bunch of noise because my friends were graduating and weren't going to be at SMC anymore and were being sent back home to different countries. I also enjoyed having picnics by the tree of life at sunset and sunrise.

My Next Chapter

I want to try and work for Pixar or National Geographic one day. I will start by getting a job as a photographer, sports broadcaster, or graphic designer. As an art major, I love so many different creative jobs so any of them will be great to get into.

Clubs and Activities

President of GRID Art Club
Women's Club Soccer Team Captain
Participant in Wilder Gallery Museum Show "The Human Conditional"
Club Sports Photographer, Graphic Designer, Sports Broadcaster (Live Feed) for Mens Rugby
D1 sports Sports Broadcaster and Crew member- Men and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Soccer

Favorite Quote

"Why has life become a plan, to put some money in my hand, when the love I really need is stupid cheap."
— Jon Bellion

Gabriella Ramirez

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology & Art Practice

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Fresno, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family, friends, professors, mentors, & advisors.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Creating art in the studio.

My Next Chapter

Building my career, pursuing higher education, and spending more time with the people that matter the most.

Clubs and Activities

President of the Film Club
Operations Coordinator of the Bay Area Student Shorts
Recipient of 'The Family' Scholarship, Gael Scholarship, and Lasallian Leadership Scholarship
Member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Student Advancement Ambassador
SMC MoA Student Worker

Favorite Quote

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."
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Eileen Favretto

Bachelor of Arts: Art Practice

Minor

Italian Studies

Hometown

Richmond, California

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."