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Brittany Flores

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Woodside, California

Ashley Timmers

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Minor

Anthropology

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Bend, Oregon

My Greatest Supporters

I would not have been able to get through these years without my family and friends.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

It is difficult to pinpoint one specific memory but I am grateful to have met many life-long friends at SMC.

My Next Chapter

Next year I will be pursuing a Master's degree in Intercultural Communications at St. Mary's.

Clubs and Activities

Saint Mary's Stunt Team

Favorite Quote

"You can't spell awesome without me"
— Taylor Swift

Andrea Montesdeoca

Bachelor of Arts: Communication & Spanish: Hispanic Literature

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

San Jose, California

My Greatest Supporters

All of my family has supported me tremendously. I want to specifically thank the following people. My best friend Briana for constantly encouraging me. My boyfriend Andres for the endless support in my studies. My sister for being my biggest fan and always having faith in me. Lastly, my parents for sacrificing so much to give me everything I could ask for.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite memory by far has to be my entire first year. While I was trying to figure out my new life at Saint Mary's, I could always count on my friends: Karina, Alondra, Sam, and Gabi. They have brought so much love and laughter into my life and I will cherish that forever.

My Next Chapter

I plan to pursue a career in HR or something in that realm. I am also considering graduate school in the future to study intercultural communication. My plans might change but I am ready for this new journey I am about to embark on.

Clubs and Activities

Sports Broadcast Production Assistant for Gael’s Athletics
Weekend of Welcome
Gael Sisterhood

Favorite Quote

Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.
— Brian Tracy
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Angelo Aguirre

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Hometown

Pittsburg California

My Greatest Supporters

My family has been my driving force throughout SMC. My two older brothers Mario & Pete who gave me the motivation to be a better man everyday and learn from my mistakes. My parents Mark & Kim who have shown me constant love and support. I wouldn't be in the position I am today without the shared sacrifice my family went through to get me into college. They will always be my greatest supporters.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

SMC vs. CAL 4/17/21

My Next Chapter

Moving back home to Pittsburg and prepare for the future. Whether that means joining the workforce or continuing my education.

Clubs and Activities

Communication Club, Saint Mary's men's rugby

Favorite Quote

"It's just the nature of the beast"
— Tim O'Brien

Ava Elyse Parashis

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Minor

Digital Studies

Hometown

San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

Throughout my time at Saint Mary’s, my greatest supporters were my parents, my sisters, and all of my friends. I could not have done it without their guidance, love, and support.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

It’s so hard to choose one! I am grateful for all the memories that I have made here at SMC, such as going to the basketball games, running into everyone in Dante quad, and studying abroad in Oxford, England for Jan Term. My greatest memory of all was spending time with my friends and roommates.

My Next Chapter

After graduation, I am looking forward to moving back to San Francisco, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and starting my career.

Favorite Quote

... And I know what I have to do now. I've got to keep breathing because tomorrow, the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?
— Tom Hanks, Cast Away

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